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I’m a single parent shielding with my daughter who has Autism and ADHD. We are in the house constantly using more gas and electricity. I’m worried my bill’s will go up over this coronavirus time. What can I do?

Coronavirus, Money

My 5 children and I are self isolating in Fife as I am recovering from Covid-19. Where can I get help with having shopping delivered as I can’t go out of the house and have no other help?


I am self employed but unable to work because of Coronovirus. I expect to get the 80% from Gov in June. Can I claim universal credit now till June?

Benefits, Coronavirus

Are my children able to go between my own and my mother’s house?

Children, Coronavirus

I am a key worker and my son has additional support needs (ASN). Do you know if ASN kids are being offered places in childcare hubs or if there’s specialist placements for them?

Children, Coronavirus

My brother is a single parent with a daughter of 7. If my brother caught Coronavirus, who would look after his daughter?

Children, Coronavirus

I am a student nurse and would like to help during the pandemic. Can I do this and would my benefits be affected?

Benefits, Coronavirus

When do job centre payments go into a Rainbow Savers account?

Benefits, Coronavirus

I am a single Dad and clients I had booked in have cancelled for the duration of the Coronavirus. Apart from Universal Credit is there anything else I can apply for?

Coronavirus, Support and advice

If my employer tells me to stay at home who applies for the 80% of my wage?

Coronavirus, Employment

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