Case Studies

No one enjoys asking for help, so we'll always treat your application with the utmost respect and with total discretion. These are some of the people that we've been proud to help - although their names have been changed, the circumstances of their applications are all true.


Karen was unemployed when she contacted us. She had worked as a Teaching Assistant but had to give up her job due to depression and coping with the loss of her son.

"I had to give up my position as a teaching assistant. TST helped to get me the support I needed to get me back on track"


Denise is a retired teacher, she came to us at the age of 74, when she was being evicted from her flat. She was the sole carer for her disabled daughter, and had no family living nearby.

"I racked up so much debt looking after myself and my daughter, TST gave me the lift I needed to move closer to my family"


Angie works in a school for people with special educational needs. Due to a family crisis she had to leave her home and ended up living more than 50 miles way from her work, in a place without hot water.

When a Housing Association found me a home near work, TST helped me to pay my first month’s rent and gave me money for carpets and furniture.

Jon's Story

Jon had been surprised by a number of unexpected repair bills in his home. We said 'yes' when he asked for financial support from TST.

"I felt as though my world was falling apart with the serious nature of the jobs that needed doing - a truly heartfelt thanks for all your help."

Sarah's story

Sarah was feeling overwhelmed by a combination of different financial pressures. We were happy to approve her financial hardship grant.

"Thank you so much for your help. Reading this email after a long hard day has brought tears to my eyes as this has been a stress on my mind."

June's story

June needed help to pay for an unexpected car repair bill. We approved her grant application, allowing her to retain her independence and mobility.

“I am more grateful than I can say that you have given me a grant to cover the cost of my car repair. It has lifted such a worry off my shoulders...”

Graeme's story

Graeme needed a little extra financial support to help cover his heating bills throughout the winter months. We were happy to help.

“It’s a great comfort to know that my heating is secured for the next few months. The weather has been very rough and it’s good to know that the heating can be turned on.”