M is a single mum with two children, about to give birth to her third child. She had to flee her home due to domestic violence and has just been given a permanent property. The house doesn't have any flooring in it and M would be hugely grateful for any support to help her purchase laminate flooring to help with her fresh start.
V is carer for her husband, who is emotionally, psychologically, verbally and financially abusive. He does not want her to work as this would affect his benefits. He is very controlling so she spends most of her time in the house. V is not ready to leave the relationship but would like to set up a small business sewing curtains and clothes and needs to buy a sewing machine in order to do this. Her sole source of income is Carers’ Allowance so she would love some help to be able to afford this.