S is a single mum with two children and is in receipt of part-time wages and Universal Credit. While she was switched over to Universal Credit, S accrued arrears with several priority creditors and is now on a reduced income. We have gone through S's financial situation and she is unable to clear the debts in a reasonable amount of time. We identified that a Debt Relief Order would resolve her situation. S is unable to afford the £90 fee and needs financial assistance.
A is a single man living alone in rented accommodation and he claims Job Seeker's Allowance as his sole income. With colder weather approaching, A is worried about how much it will cost him to top up his pay-as-you-go gas and electricity meters. As A is on a low income, when he tops up his meters he has to save money on other things such as food. Having credit on his meters will keep A warm this winter and save him money which he can then spend on feeding himself.
This client is a single Mum of 6 children who are aged between 8 and 16 years of age. Currently they are all sharing beds with Mum on the couch downstairs. The family have little space and no one is getting a good night's sleep. Mum suffers with poor mental health, previous domestic abuse, and also has physical problems which are made worse by not having a bed to sleep in. Please can we get the family a bunk bed for two of the children to free some space in their home. Many thanks.
A young single Mum of two children has recently moved out of the supported accommodation and been given a property in the community which is unfurnished. Mum is working really hard to make the home suitable, she has little resources and is isolated. The children's clothes are piled up in the room and constantly getting knocked and dirty as there is nowhere to put them. Please can we help the family to get a wardrobe for the children and a dinning room table to eat from as a family. Thank you.
A young single Mum of two young children has no freezer. Mum is finding it difficult to manage without one and it is affecting the food she can buy. With Christmas coming so soon the family would really benefit from having an under counter freezer as she just has a small fridge at present. Many thanks.
Can you help H from Lancaster with £100 for taxi fares to get her daughter to school? H is a working single mum but her recently-bought car broke down and she can't get her daughter to school on foot or on the bus in time to get to work. The garage that sold her the car is disgracefully blocking her phone calls and refusing to help. She's trying to borrow the money to get the car fixed. In the meantime £100 will pay for a taxi to get her daughter to and from school. Can you help with £100?
This mum of three is a full time carer for her mother and son who both have disabilities. A severe leak in the house caused considerable damage that needed urgent repair putting financial strain on the family and disruption to the household. This has been particularly difficult for the son because of his autism and ADHD. This family would really benefit from support with the costs of redecoration following the repairs to the house to get things back to normal.
This client is in need of a washing machine. She has been in debt and is only working 16 hours a week at the moment, so things are very tough financially. If you could help her to get a washing machine so that she can have clean clothes this would make a huge difference to her.
A is a father of five who has been living in the UK, and his family have just arrived from Iran to live with him. However the family have no furniture. We have gifted them some furniture but they now need a washing machine for their clothes. This would make a really big difference as they look to settle into a new country.
This client suffers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema (stage 3). The cold aggravates her health issues. She is currently in receipt of Employment Seeker's Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. Her son lives with her and works for an agency on a temporary basis but he hasn’t had much work in the last few weeks. She has recently moved into this property and has had help from the local welfare scheme with white goods, but she still needs curtains and curtain rods for her living room. She has two large windows which would need 90x90 inch curtains.
This single mum of two has has been unable to work for a year due to illness and is currently appealing a decision to refuse her Personal Independence Allowance. She is struggling to pay for bills and food on the basic level of Universal Credit. This money will be used to provide shopping vouchers to help her in feeding her family.
This single mum of four is struggling with debt. She had been putting all her savings towards a holiday with Thomas Cook and has not yet had her refund from this following them going bust. She is worried about meeting the costs of food and bills and providing for her family over the winter period. This money will enable us to provide her with a shopping voucher to help her to provide food for her family.
This single mum of two had started studying at university but has had to take a break to have an operation herself and to look after her baby who has also been struggling with her health. She has had to move from living off student finance to living off Universal Credit which has led her to falling behind with her bills. This money will help to support her with the cost of bills, gas and electric.
M has always worked but had to stop 10 weeks ago because of health issues. He has 2 young children and has been without income pending the receipt of Universal Credit. Their cooker is broken and he cant afford to replace it. The family are also behind with council tax and water bill payments.
This 52 year old man became homeless after he left his flat due to safety concerns. He had maintained his tenancy for 2 years. After a few months in a homeless shelter, he was able to move into an over 50's flat. He has been there for 8 months and has worked hard to make it homely. As he is on limited income, he has been very creative in furnishing and decorating his flat. However, flooring is difficult to find without spending money, so we are asking for help with this. He would be very grateful.
Your support would be appreciated for this family who are currently struggling to keep the gas and electric on. They have found themselves in debt while Dad has been unable to work over the last two years following a serious accident. As well as the physical injuries, the psychological impact of this delayed him engaging with the benefits system leaving the family living off mum's part time wage for some time.
This client is a young single mum of one whose child had medical complications at birth. She has been suffering from postnatal depression but has just been given a house which is a real blessing for her. Her family have helped with most of the furniture but cannot help with a cooker. Her baby is going to start on solids soon and mum wants to be able to cook healthy food for the baby and for herself. A cooker would make a huge difference to her.
K is a single mother with 3 young children on a low income. She has recently moved house to secure additional bedroom space for the children and has no money left to buy Christmas presents. She willingly gives her time to help others by volunteering at a youth club and a night shelter but is reluctant to ask for help herself when it is much needed.
This young man has been in his accommodation since June and still does not have a fridge freezer for his flat. Having one would mean that he could keep food and therefore be cost effective when shopping - rather than shopping for each day as it comes. Please help us to meet this need for him.
X is a single person who has been homeless and couch surfing during the cold winter period. For a period of time he had been staying in a tent but he had his possessions stolen and was attacked during the night so felt unsafe. He has found a property but in order to secure it he needs to pay for the first week's rent. If this first week is not paid the property will be put back on the market and X will lose his potential home.