M had her benefit changed and is not receiving any money at the moment because of the changes in the universal credit. She would be very grateful for your help to pay for her gas and electric in the interim period.
J.D has been supported to apply for his Universal Credit (UC) benefit payment. Due to his immigration status issue with the home office, he is not allowed to get advance payment and is now struggling to get basic needs. The UC claim requires six weeks to process, therefore he desperately needs our support to purchase food and clothing in the waiting period.
This young family of five have been in and out of sheltered accommodation. They are now housed and have had some help from donations of other items, but they need a washing machine desperately.
This young man is in need of help to purchase clothing and bedding. He is now in shared accommodation after living on the streets for some time. Unfortunately he has no family to help. He is being assisted by the foodbank for food.
K has been working to sort out her financial situation and it has been identified that a debt relief order is her only option. In order to make this happen quickly, so the stress levels in her life are reduced, she is asking for help with the £90 fee. The debts have been caused by delays and sanctions with Universal Credit, following illness, and K is determined to sort everything out and hopes to return to work in the new year. Thank you.
L started working for a care company, relying on her car to travel extensively to do the home care she is booked for. She currently works 16 hours, hoping to go full time when she has shown she is reliable. However, her car has been checked prior to her mot being due and it has been identified it needs some work. The garage have quoted £100 for parts and labour. L doesn’t have this money with just starting this job, and changes being made to her benefits. She would be grateful for this help.
This single gentleman recently moved back to Cornwall to support his daughter who suffers from mental ill health. He is on Universal Credits and understood they would cover his moving costs. He spent all his savings to move but was unable to receive extra money from his benefits. He needs electricity for heating and cooking as well as the bus fare to visit his daughter. His benefits are delayed due to review.
This lady is a recovering addict with a range of mental health issues. She is currently claiming Employment Support Allowance and waiting the outcome of a Personal Independence Payment claim. Her 19 year old son lives with her but he has had his benefits sanctioned due to not carrying out everything he had been asked to do. She is also paying off her rent arrears so has very little money for the 2 of them to live on. Her next payment is on 25 June and she needs money to pay bills until then.
This single young man has been homeless and then living in a hostel. He is currently in rehab with our drug and alcohol charity and is in desperate need of clothing as he currently only has the clothes he wears. He is trying very hard to rebuild his life and is glad of the help he has received so far.
"I have been struggling with mental health problems since I was a child and after a relationship breakdown this has become worse and I have had to finish work and as a result of this fallen into debt. I have applied for benefits but this has taken a while to sort out and I am now in a great deal of debt. With help from citizens advice I am trying to get back on track but need £90 for a debt relief order. If I could get help with this it will relieve some of the pressure/stress I feel."
J is a young man who recently moved out of his family home to escape abuse. He is working hard to finish college and find an apprenticeship, and he’s also trying to find part-time work now. His benefits are delayed while his immigration status is being sorted out, so he urgently needs help paying for food and basic necessities.
V is currently not working as she is suffering from depression following her marriage breakdown and the death of a grandchild. Her only source of income is Universal Credit but she is losing 40% of this to deductions being taken for various debts. She badly needs a Debt Relief Order, which will reinstate her lost income and rid her of a number of problem debts. She feels that this could be a first step towards rebuilding her life.
J is a wheelchair bound disabled lady who was referred to our service by the local Council Tax enforcement team as she has substantial council tax arrears. They are really keen to help her sort our her debt problems because they know J needs help. Noah's Ark is a specialist Debt Relief Order (DRO) service and we use them to quickly help people like J get back on their feet. Any help in funding her DRO fee would be greatly appreciated.
S is waiting for her Universal Credit claim to be approved and has not had any gas or electricity for a number of weeks. Please could you help S and her elderly father purchase some energy for their flat?
I was referred for specialist debt advice by his local council tax enforcement team after he was bullied into a payment arrangement by an over zealous bailiff. He is severely disabled, struggles with financial matters and has not been claiming his full benefit entitlement. His Council Tax arrears are so large that he will never be able to repay them. His Universal Credit is also significantly reduced because of debt deductions. A Debt Relief Order is the only answer for him. Any help would be gratefully received.
This single mum with 6 children in Cumbria, receiving benefits, would like to get some outside play equipment for her children. One of her children has ADHD and has a lot of energy. Having some play equipment in her garden will be a huge help and make a real difference to the children as it will allow them to burn off some energy in a safe environment. Her children range in age from 2-10 years and it is difficult to take them all out at the same time.
Miss W lives with her son who is a student. She has been in and out of work for the past 6 months, but recently has suffered a back injury and is claiming Universal credit. Her fridge freezer has broken and her insurance have paid her £100 towards a new one but the cheapest she has found is in Currys for £160.00 plus £20 for delivery. She has no spare income to cover this, so would be very grateful for your help.
This middle aged Romanian homeless man is currently living in a shelter. He is suffering with his health and is over weight. He has been advised to go to the gym by medics but he cannot afford it as he has no benefits in place yet. He is really struggling with his mental health, if you could help he would be so grateful.