This young lady has recently been the victim of a scam. Her wages were taken and her bank account has been closed. This has left her without money for food and living expenses. She has been unable to get to her place of work as she has no money for fuel. There is no bus service to where she works so she has had to take time off and will lose even more of her wages. Please would you help her to return to work and not get into debt with her bills etc. She is in need of urgent help. Thank you.
E came in for help with an oven repair. Part of the cooker works but the element in the oven has broken. She works part time but this affects how much Universal Credit she receives each month. After her usual bills are paid there is just not enough money left to pay for repairs.
This lady was distressed when she came to our Foodbank. As we talked, she was close to tears saying that 'everything was going wrong'. The hob of her cooker has broken, she has no microwave and the only way to heat food is in the oven although she admitted that this too was not working properly! She also disclosed that she is in arrears with her rent. Please would you help this lady to know that someone cares. It would give her some much-needed hope in her life. Thank you.
When we first met J he was sleeping in a tent. He recently had a heart attack and although in supported housing has been actively working with support workers to be offered his own accommodation. Naturally he is over the moon to finally have his own place. He does however need some help in acquiring white goods and needs a fridge.
This couple are on benefits so have a very low income. Recently their cooker broke and they desperately need it replacing so that they can cook and eat healthy meals. They have requested help to buy a second hand cooker, and any help that you could give them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
L has lived in various shared accommodations and been homeless over the last few years. He has finally been offered a room with ongoing support through a local housing scheme. He has a double bed frame in the room but no mattress and is unable to buy this himself as he receives only Universal Credit which doesn't allow for such large expenditure.
We are seeking help for a gentleman who is in remission with cancer. He is being supported with practical issues, however he lives in an isolated area and due to being unable to work through illness he is faced with a large payment for gas heating which he is struggling to pay. He has recently left hospital due to developing pneumonia. Any help would be most gratefully received.
W and R have been struggling to cope with mental health problems as well as trying to juggle a low income. This is because they only work part time and are on benefits. W works as a driver but his car recently broke down and he needs to get it back on the road for work. Can you help this couple?
This 35 year old single mum from London has just been rehoused in St Neots. She and her 18 month old daughter were homeless and could not be rehoused within their area. She is glad to be here and says she feels safer and grateful for the welcome from a local church. The flat has basic furniture but the kitchen has barely any equipment. She desperately needs a kettle, a microwave, and possibly some pots and pans. She is waiting to be allocated a local Social Worker and for benefits to be sorted.
We would really like to help this Mum replace a bicycle that was stolen from her garden in Peterborough. The bike was a Christmas present and belonged to her 13 year old daughter who needs it to get to and from school. A gift of £120 would help towards achieving this. Thank you.
H is a young disabled lady who has just been offered more appropriate accommodation. However, as she is confined to a wheelchair she needs several adaptations doing to the property. The whole place will need to be decorated as the previous occupant was a smoker. She is unable to afford this herself, so can you help her?