This mum has recently been left to bring up her children on her own. This has come at a difficult time with preparing for her children going to school, new school uniform, shoes etc. Mum works in a school as support staff and is trying her best to make ends meet. £120 would really help this mum at a difficult time.
This single mum has two boys with additional needs, one with ADHD and one with Autism. The elder son is going to secondary school in September. Mum is on limited funds as she is unable to work due to her sons special needs. The new school uniform is expensive for a new school and she is worried that if her eldest son does not have the correct uniform he will find it hard to settle into the new environment. £120 would help buy the blazer, school shoes and sports kit.
K and her partner have 3 young boys at school. The family are on Universal Credit, living in a small housing association flat. Mum has type 1 diabetes, visiting her doctor and consultant weekly, monitoring her sugar 5 times a day and taking insulin 5 times daily. She has a diabetic episode every day, so her partner is now becoming her full time carer. They are waiting to hear about her sickness benefit claim. Money is tight and trying to provide uniform for 3 growing boys is a struggle.
K has split up from her partner due to emotional abuse. She is not receiving any financial help from him. The change of circumstances has triggered a move to Universal Credit. K is herself deaf as is her youngest daughter, so she is also a full time carer. Her son is due to move to senior school in September. The school have helped with cost of a blazer but Mum is unable to afford to buy everything else. All the second hand PE kit was too big, so this money would be used to buy his kit.