Our client is almost blind and cannot continue to stay in his current accommodation. The food is not good, is making him feel weak and is worsening his sight. He is being accused of causing a mess in his room and in the communal areas, as he cannot see beyond a metre in front of him and is knocking things over in the hotel. He wishes to be housed in a non-hotel situation so he can have his own privacy and cook his own food. We have applied for a Care Act Assessment, but this application is for financial support for basic necessities.
G, a lady from Ukraine who has two children, had to flee for the safety of herself and her children, leaving her husband to defend the Country. Her Universal Credit has not been issued yet and she would really appreciate your help with her day to day living costs.
B is a lovely lady who is volunteering at the Foodbank and cooks for the Monday lunch in her local church. She attended the Christians Against Poverty Job Club and will start applying for jobs. Her washing machine needs repairing and we would love to arrange that for her. B is always helping other people, can you help us to do something for her? Thank you!
A is a regular user of our Foodbank and Soup Kitchen. She is currently not entitled to receive any benefits as she doesn't have a bank account. This is due to lack of ID, as her passport expired several years ago. We would love to get her a new passport so that she can start to receive the benefits she's entitled to. Please can you help?
F is a single mum with three children aged fourteen, ten and seven years of age. They have lived in one room temporary accommodation since 2019 after fleeing domestic violence with the support of a domestic violence charity. F works in a primary school kitchen preparing lunch, which allows her to work part time while her children are in school. She is a wonderful mother trying her best to start a new life after years of hardship. The family have finally been moved to a three bedroom flat which F will need to equip fully. Please can you help them?
Z, an Asylum Seeker from Afghanistan, is currently waiting for a decision on his status and receives limited Asylum support. He does not have his own accommodation and is staying with friends. He has severe mental health difficulties and is struggling with stress, anxiety and depression. The trauma of fleeing Afghanistan, and the process of applying for Asylum, has been extremely difficult and left him destitute. Z is in need of any help available for food and travel to Asylum appointments.
G is applying for Immigration status in the UK. She has severe health problems, including a recent stroke, and has struggled with suitable accommodation, having recently experienced a bedbug infestation. With no access to benefits, and severe health problems, G has been left destitute and in a precarious position. She really needs money for food to maintain her health, for travel to medical appointments, and for household items to improve her quality of life and health.
A is a single parent of four children, three of whom live with her in a two bedroom Council flat with no lift. Her two youngest boys have Diabetes and; therefore, complex medical needs. Her cooker and washing machine urgently need replacing, mum gets no support from their father and all of her children get free school meals. A donation towards a cooker would transform the family's life and would enable them to cook healthy meals and nourish their bodies.
P has been taking care of her brother as well as having her own long term health issues to manage. She has been relying on Universal Credit, but recently a mistake was made with her calculation. She is entitled to the benefit, but needs to wait for the calculation to be amended. P has been told that she will have to go to the Foodbank for help, but there is no current help for utilities. P has prepayment meters and £150 towards a voucher for help towards utilities would help enormously. Thank you!
T has four children, two older and two younger, and is need of a washing machine. Her current machine is not working and, with a busy household, this is very much a necessity, especially with young children. With the increased living costs, this has had a big impact on her finances.
This gentleman, who suffers with his mental health, has been granted Refugee Status, but is currently homeless. Due to an issue with his Universal Credit, he currently has no income and is struggling, as he doesn't have any means of buying food or paying for transport to his appointment. Please can you help?
C is unable to work, due to mental and other health issues, following the death of his mother during the pandemic, for whom he was a full time carer. After her death, C was moved into accommodation which became infested with rodents. He had already lived with a bug infestation, which contributed to ulcers on his leg. Whilst this has now been dealt with by Pest Control, he is desperately in need of a new bed, as a result. Please can you help C to make his home comfortable and safe, as he rebuilds his life?
J has to attend medical appointments, as he has back problems that he is receiving treatment for. He struggles to attend because he only receives £8 a week. This cannot be stretched to cover travel to very important appointments, or buy suitable clothing and underwear, amongst other essentials. Please can you help him?
This Asylum Seeker is suffering from Insomnia, due to depression and other health conditions. She attends counselling every week, but doesn't have the money to travel to her appointments. Please can you help?
This lovely young lady, with a three year old son, is currently working with Christians Against Poverty and has debts that she is unable to repay because of a previous difficult relationship, which has now ended. She needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear these debts, which costs £90.00, but is unable to save for this, due to having a very tight budget. She would really appreciate your help. Thank you so much.
This single mother of four children had to divorce her husband, due to domestic violence. She has a new claim for Universal Credit which is due to start in July, but is in need of money to buy food and pay her electricity and gas bills until she gets her first payment. Please can you help this lady who visits our weekly Foodbank and is struggling to provide for her children, including a baby?
M, who was made redundant during Covid 19, is a lonely man who lives alone. He was working in a hotel before the pandemic and is now recovering from a Triple Bypass heart operation. He visits our weekly Foodbank and can hardly walk. M is in need of a new mattress and a contribution towards his bills. Please can you help a very unhappy man who has fallen upon hard times?
M, a single mum with four children, suffers with mental health, panic attacks and anxiety, and cannot afford to work. Her children all suffer with various physical, emotional and mental health illnesses. The cooker failed the gas test and was switched off in April. The family have not been able to afford to cook since then. The cooker will cost £300 and her friends have contributed 50% of the cost. Please could you provide the extra £150?
S is married to a disabled man who is much older than herself and they have two children. They live on his Personal Independence Payment benefit and S visits our weekly Foodbank. She is in need of a contribution towards the payment of electricity and gas bills which are in arrears. Please can you help?