Struggling family being effected by the benefit cap at the moment. Unable to replace broken items. The Hoover has broken and the family are struggling to financially find the money to replace it.
Single parent to 6 children. They live in a private rented property and mum has struggled with paying the rent and now has some rent arrears. They have advised her to tidy up the back garden of the property. Mum is struggling financially to afford the skip to enable her and her family to tidy up the rear of the property. This skip would support the family to clear the garden and not put any further financial pressures on them.
Single parent to 5 Children who are ranging from 1 years to 14 years. Mum has been effected by the benefit cap and has struggled to up save for the flooring that they need. She is aware that she has a young child that needs a clean floor area and is reluctant to allow her to do this due to the state of the floor.
May lost a dear family member and placed a memory plaque that brings back comforting reminders for her. This plaque is on a lease that she'd like to renew. She can meet some of the £280 cost but would be grateful for a contribution. £80 would be very helpful for her. May has had helpful bereavement counselling but still feels a great loss and is often tearful. She's trying to let go but the plaque helps her acknowledge her loss without regret now for what might have been.
Dan and his partner have a 8 year old child and a baby due in May. Dan is on Universal Credit and his partner is on Maternity leave, they have many debts and are struggling with the universal credit, they have rent arrears and have not been able to pay their council tax for two months. They have no money for gas and electric, and have been using the food bank services. Citizens Advice are helping this family to manage their money and debts. Any donations will be gratefully received. Thank you.
Penny and her partner are expecting their second child. Penny is on maternity leave (as a carer) and her partner is claiming Universal credit. They are in desperate need of baby essentials, such as a cot, bedding, baby clothes, etc. They have no savings and are struggling with bills and debts. Any donations to help this family will be gratefully received.
TC had to finish work due to chronic health problems. She is now filing for bankcruptcy but needs help towards the costs.
RG has mental health problems and is living on benefits, he has significant arrears on his utility bills which means he is paying over the odds on his pre payment meter. This will reduce his outstanding bills and help him to manage his current payments.
L has recently moved to a bigger house & needs to replace the living room carpet. She has managed to save some money towards a new carpet put still needs another £100 or so. She has one toddler & is expecting another child this year, any help would be appreciated.
Client L was homeless but came to the winter homeless shelter in Halifax. L has high end ADHD and OCD but through his engaging with the homeless shelter his confidence and self-worth has grown had a turnaround for the better he has now been offered a flat and in need of a cooker L is actively looking for work but currently receiving ESA ,your help would mean the world to him. to start life again. Thank you for any help you can give.
Tabeth is a asylum seeker. Who for reasons of the way NASS support is administered is unable to pay for the child care, that has been provided by a member of our Parish. This is a difficult situation for everyone involved, particularly as it relates to young children.
Fay is a single lady in a very unhappy situation. After living in a Council flat for a long time she became ill and depressed, lost her job and was evicted. She had lost control of her finances and built up rent arrears. The Citizens Advice Bureau has advised Fay to apply for a Debt Relief Order, because she will have to remain in hostel accommodation until she clears her debts. She would be very grateful for help with the fee, so that she can start to move forward.
Mary has two young children and is in need of a microwave as hers has rusted and has a hole in it, her partner works full-time, but due to debts and poor money management they have no spare funds. They live in a remote place in North Yorkshire and this would help her to heat food quickly, when her oil runs out. Both clients are receiving help from Citizens Advice. Any funds would be gratefully received. Thank you.
Maria has 2 young children and they are both in desperate need of shoes and clothing. The eldest child needs a new school cardigan and uniform, and the youngest needs clothing. Their dad works full time, but is having difficulty with the household finances and is struggling with debts. Any donations to help this family will be gratefully received. Thank you.
Carol is a single parent, daughter aged 14. She was ill with depression then got a part-time job in September. Her benefit changed to UC & she had to wait 8 weeks for payment. The housing association were harassing her to pay rent even though she had no money & were threatening her with homelessness.She felt extremely anxious so eventually this was paid by UC, but overpaid in error. She is now left owing UC an overpayment, which they are deducting from UC- £79.46 per month. She is struggling.
Dee has mental ill health and lost her job last year, then became unable to manage her finances. Her benefit entitlements are now confused, and she's having to repay overpayments. She can't afford fuel costs, so she has to rely on friends for hot meals and shower facilities. The Citizens Advice Bureau has advised a Debt Relief Order as the only way forward, and Dee would be very grateful for help with the fee to make a fresh start.
W was living with his expartner and son. They decided to separate as a result of risks from third parties. W has stayed in a hostel for two months. He has now secured his own home which will allow him to have his young son to stay with him. W has secured help in reducing his drug use and all workers feel that W is truly trying to make changes to improve his and his son's future. He is shortly due to commence a course to gain a qualification. W has now repaid his addiction linked debt.
Justine is 42 and lives alone. She has been moved out of the support group Employment & Support Allowance, so has lost income of £23.40 per week. Citizens Advice are assisting her to challenge this decision. Her father died suddenly & her son died 4 years ago in a diabetic coma-aged 17. She now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & panic attacks. She can't afford to buy a TV licence. Citizens Advice are assisting her with food vouchers. Any donation would be gratefully received.
Toni is held back by her mental health problems and hasn't coped with her finances despite support from the Citizens Advice Bureau and others. However, Toni is now feeling that the time is right to clear her debts and get her life back on the right track. She is ready to apply for a Debt Relief Order and would be most grateful for help with the fee, so that she can move forward and try again to live within her means.
Jill has long-term mental ill health, which causes problems for her housing, work and friendships. Other people have taken advantage of her, resulting in a build-up of her debts. The Citizens Advice Bureau is now involved in helping to sort out her benefits and enable her to have a carer as she really needs. Other charities have been asked to help with food. Meanwhile a Debt Relief Order is the only viable way to clear her debts, and Jill would be very grateful for help with the fee.