How a struggling mum got £1,240 in extra help for baby essentials


Financial Lifeline

Jessica Wheeler, a 28-year-old mum from North Yorkshire, found herself in a tough spot financially after her maternity leave ended in 2022. With the post-natal depression and limited income, affording baby essentials became a challenge.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Through a little-known scheme, Jessica found a financial lifeline through her TSB banking app. By filling in a short questionnaire, she unlocked a treasure trove of support that made a huge difference in her family's life.

Support Worth £1,240

Through the scheme, Jessica received various forms of support including supermarket vouchers, an Argos voucher for a new cot bed, energy bill credits, and more. The total support added up to at least £1,240, providing much-needed relief for her family.

How Others Can Access Help

Struggling families can access grants and cash payments through schemes like the Household Support Fund, Energy Grants, Child Winter Heating Payment, Warm Home Discount, and more. These resources can provide vital assistance during challenging times.

Debt Help and Financial Tips

If you're facing financial difficulties, organizations like Citizens Advice, StepChange, and National Debtline can provide guidance on managing debt. TSB also offers tips like contacting your bank, checking for unclaimed grants, setting a budget, and seeking help early to avoid worsening financial situations.

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