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£55 needed for food and electricity

J was on a zero hour contract and working around 37 hours a week on weekly pay, so she got no additional benefits. Her employer has closed due to Covid-19. She paid her bills when she was paid 2 weeks ago, but despite being online and on her mobile calling to claim Universal Credit, she has not yet been able to finish her claim. She needs to get supplies to get her through to her next payment and needs to top up her electric so she can cook. She uses a wood burner for heat. Help will be appreciated.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
56
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Monday, 13 April

£20 needed for food and heating

T made her Universal Credit claim 3 weeks ago, then was laid off by her agency due to Covid-19. She notified Universal Credit of this change but her claim was mistakenly closed by the Department for Work and Pensions and has had to be restarted, delaying re-assessment and payment of her entitlement. Her 4 young children are home now so she has been to the foodbank. She needs a sack of rice, a net each of onions, carrots, turnips, potatoes and a drum of oil so she can feed her vegetarian family through this difficult period for as long as possible. Please help her.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
30
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Monday, 13 April

£120 needed for gas and electric bills

D has been self isolating due to being pregnant. She had to request an emergency top up on both her utilities last month following a period of illness. Due to deductions being taken from her top ups she isn’t able to maintain heating or lighting in her flat. This amount of money would allow her to pay the emergency top ups off so she can resume her normal payments which she can manage. She will be grateful for any help she can get and says thank you in advance.

City:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age:
28
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Monday, 13 April

£100 needed for a washing machine

L is his wife’s carer as she has ongoing health problems including incontinence. Their washing machine has stopped working and an application to a charity was unsuccessful as priority is given to families with children. The washer is essential and he can secure one for this amount with free delivery from a local supplier who has agreed to help out. He is hand washing clothing and bedding in the bath, but he is finding it hard work so any help would be gratefully received.

City:
Newcastle upon tyne
Age:
64
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Monday, 13 April