S has an urgent utility bill that he needs to pay. He receives Universal Credit, but is having deductions because of a previous over payment. S has multiple health problems and is struggling to pay bills which is causing significant anxiety and stress. Any help to pay this bill would make a huge difference to him.
This client is a vulnerable man in his 40s. He has slept rough for many years and is now in a bedsit. He receives benefits but has high food costs due to a special diet and travel costs due to his disability. He is appealing the refusal of Personal Independent Payment so is on a reduced income. The client has gained weight due to his severely reduced mobility and has very little clothing that fits. We are seeking support to buy two pairs of trousers, two t-shirts, two jumpers and a pair of shoes for the winter.
This lady is a single mum of three children. She also cares for a child of her ex-partner much of the time. She gets little or no support from her ex-partner and struggles to manage the family budget. She is able to cope without getting into arrears so long as she does not need to make large purchases, therefore she has been managing without a cooker since her old one broke several weeks ago. She likes to cook proper meals for her children and would benefit from help to do this.
We are working with a mum and teenage girl in Stourbridge who are engaging really well with their volunteers. Unfortunately, the teenager’s bedroom furniture is quite broken and we need to replace both the bed and wardrobe. We would be very grateful if a donation of £120 towards these items could be made so that this lovely girl can have a “proper” bedroom.
G has a long term illness and cannot work, so is receiving benefits. For the last five months she has had to wash all her family clothes by hand as her old washing machine has broken. Due to her unemployment she has no spare money to replace her washing machine. Any donation would make a really big difference to her.
M is a single mother who has fled from an abusive relationship. She was recently evicted from her property with little warning as her landlord had sold it. She has been given a final gas bill which she cannot afford. Her mental health is being affected by the stress. Your help would be greatly appreciated.