After 2 years of living in temporary, supported accommodation, B has been offered a council property. However, it is completely unfurnished. He has been able to obtain most of the items he needs but still needs to purchase a bed. He is claiming Universal Credit and so is on a very low income so can't afford to buy these items himself. Could you help him?
H is a middle aged lady with disabilities which mean she cannot climb the stairs. Since her partner left her last year, she finds herself in a house which is much too big for one person, and which she cannot afford. Her financial situation has worsened in the last year, as her oven stopped working and things have snowballed from there. H has been advised to apply for a Debt Relief Order. She needs to be rehoused to a small, ground floor property and her debts mean the council will not currently move her. Can you help her?
R is a middle-aged man living in a home which is not fit for purpose. His cooker has one ring and the oven does not work. R has major health issues including emphysema and type 2 diabetes. He has literacy issues. He also suffers from anxiety and depression, made worse by the inadequate nature of his home. R's application for money towards an electric cooker is backed by his support worker. If you were able to help, your generosity would have a very positive effect on this man's quality of life.
R is a middle-aged man living in a home which is not fit for purpose. He currently has no fridge or freezer. R has major health issues including emphysema and type 2 diabetes. He has literacy issues. He also suffers from anxiety and depression, made worse by the inadequate nature of his home. R's application for money towards a fridge/freezer is backed by his support worker. If you were able to help, your generosity would have a very positive effect on this man's quality of life.
A was working but as his contract was zero hours he fell behind with his utilities and also his credit card payments. Sadly the situation worsened when he lost his job due to Covid-19. He now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that he applies for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost £90 and sadly A doesn't have enough money to pay the fee. Please could you help him to make a fresh start?
This young mum is struggling to bring up her children alone since her partner, who had bi-polar disease, left them with debt. She manages her income quite well but has nothing left over after general living costs. They have no bedroom carpets and the house is quite cold. Her little boy has ADHD and needs to spend some time out in his own room whilst being home every day during lockdown. Bedroom carpets would help to keep the rooms warmer and avoid extra heating costs.
This young family arrived in the UK last year after being forced to leave Iran as they had become Christians. Their baby was born in December. They have been granted asylum and been moved into a council flat. The council have provided a bed, a travel cot, a cooker and a washer but they need basic furniture including a proper cot. They both had good jobs in Iran and are actively seeking work but this is difficult in lockdown.
S is urgently requiring to travel to her home country as her father is unwell. She is a newly granted refugee who is currently unemployed. Her friends have agreed to pool together and help her with the air fare. However, she requires your help to pay the £75 fee in order to apply for travel documents. Thank you for your generosity.
C suffers with mental health problems and is unfit for work. Her benefits are in the process of being transferred to Universal Credit so she faces a delay in payment and she is on a very tight budget. She doesn’t have a fridge-freezer and has no way of being able to afford one herself. She would really appreciate help with the cost so that she has somewhere to store fresh and frozen food. This would mean fewer shopping trips and may help to save money on her budget.
M lives alone having separated from her partner 12 months ago. She suffers with depression and other health issues and is unfit for work. She receives Universal Credit and is normally able to manage on the money which she receives, but this month, her cooker has broken and she has had to buy a new one. This has used up all the money she had left for this month and she has 2 weeks to go to her next benefits payment. She is running out of food, gas and electricity and would be very grateful for help to tide her over till then.
J is unemployed and receives Universal Credit but is constantly struggling with bills and debt. He lives in a bedsit and manages with a small table-top cooker to save on space. Unfortunately the cooker he has is broken and he can’t afford to replace it. He has no other means of preparing hot food and he would be very grateful for help to get a new one.
D has 2 young children and recently moved into her own flat after spending time living in a women’s refuge. Her benefits are being changed to Universal Credit and the delay in receiving her first payment has meant that she has run out of money. She would appreciate help with food and energy costs but she is also in need of a smartphone as she currently has no internet access and is unable to monitor her Universal Credit account. If she cannot access her account on-line this could lead to further delays in payment and further hardship.
W has Rheumatoid Arthritis which affects his mobility and dexterity. He has been struggling with self care and in the kitchen. He was recently assessed by an Occupational Therapist, who recommended several items to help him do simple jobs. These are not available via the NHS and W does not have the money to buy them. W needs someone's help just to open a jar or pick things up from the floor. The suggested items will enable him to manage more independently and to start cooking again.