M is a single lady with physical and mental health issues. She has been assessed as not ready to return to work yet. There was a bureaucratic mix up causing her benefits to be stopped. They are about to be reinstated but she has now accrued rent arrears. The worry has exacerbated her depression . Can you please help her clear the debt quickly. Thank you.
"A" has suffered domestic abuse and is in a refuge. The benefits have stopped due to a review of this situation. Because of this there is no money for rent and so may be evicted if the rent is not paid as soon as possible. There is loss of hope and despair. Please will you help in this very difficult situation.
Asma is a distressed mother of 4, ages 1 - 8 years whose breadwinning husband has recently been jailed for an accidental incidence, she felt the trial was unfair. She is now waiting for social benefit support while she looks for petty jobs that can accommodate her family-care needs. Foodbank quota is not enough for her younger children, she needs financial help to supplement Foodbank, pay essential bills and transport to take children out and to visit husband in prison.
Aidan has been in care since he was 12 years old. He now has a council flat of his own, but he explained to me that he has never been taught how to budget. He has moved onto Universal Credit, but due to the transition of benefits & understanding the system, he has built up some debts. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty & their advice is that his budget is so tight, that his only way forward is a Debt Relief Order. A donation to cover the fee would be gratefully received.
This man and his partner are using a borrowed grill and hot plate because their cooker is unrepairable. They have no money for 3weeks because their benefits are being changed from Employment Support Allowance to Jobseekers Allowance.They have a new baby, 6 weeks old, and are struggling to make ends meet and repay loans.Until June 2016 they were both employed with minimum wages, but were made redundant when the workplace ran out of contracts to fulfil. Please can you help them with cooking facilities?
M.M, 32 years had a brain injury in 2004. Had been on Employment Support Allowance (ESA), changed to Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). With the recent medical review, his condition had worsened and JobCentre plus closed his JSA to open a new ESA. Now he is without financial support, sustained on ambient Foodbank stuff. He needs help to get fresh food for balanced nutrition and offset some of his bills as well as transport money for hospital check-ups and visit to keep him connected in support groups.
Bob is prone to migraines and gets support from the Migraine Trust. He was on Job Seekers Allowance but couldn't get to interviews because of the migraines and was sanctioned and his allowance cut. Bob now has a job he hopes to keep. Meanwhile, due to the sanction, Bob built up debts. The Citizens Advice Bureau advises a Debt Relief Order as the only option. If he can hold down his new job, and without the worry of debts, Bob should be able to manage better.
D was a carer for her Mum and in receipt of carer's benefits. Her Mum passed away recently and her benefits have stopped. Due to her bereavement she has applied for her benefits to be adjusted but currently has no income. She is needing to use the local food bank and is getting behind with her rent and heating bills. Any help would be gratefully received.
J is married with a two yr old. Husband is on JSA but the system has fouled up and the payments have been delayed through no fault of theirs. This means they are now in debt to the electricity and water board. Can you please help them clear these debts quickly and reduce the stress J is under.
I was heartbroken to hear the story of a couple who describe themselves as 'white refugees.' W and G are UK citizens who have recently returned to the UK after living in South Africa. They had to leave because there was no employment and they simply couldn't survive. They are living with W's brother in Cornwall; it is a difficult situation because the brother is self employed and not getting much work. They are desperate for money just to live and their benefits will take 3 months to come.
Couple and teenage daughter have been working their way out of debt with CAP. Mum has been through a year of cancer treatment and is currently unable to work. Dad had a serious brain injury as a young man and has been able to work since the late 80's/early 90’s). However he has recently been assessed as fit for work and so PIP (Personal Independence Payments), Carers Allowance & council tax support have been stopped. The teenage daughter also has special needs.