CR is unemployed and unable to claim benefits. His passport has expired, which limits his employment options as most employers will not take someone on without a passport or national ID to work in London. This application is to raise 80.00 of the 125.00 needed for him to apply to his consulate for a new passport. The balance will be paid for by the Robes project, who are supporting him.
This single Mum of two is having her benefits changed over to Universal Credit, but will have to wait 4 weeks for her first payment. She is accessing the foodbank to help her through, but only has £6 left on her energy gas card. She would be very grateful for your help in the interim.
J has recently had his benefits transferred to Universal Credit. The changeover has caused him severe financial difficulties having had to wait several weeks to receive his first payment. He has accumulated debts which are now being deducted from his benefits and leaving him very little to live on. He is receiving help to manage his income but he has rent arrears which are causing particular anxiety and help to reduce this debt would greatly ease his concerns and ensure his tenancy is secure.
A has recently arrived in the UK to join her husband after fleeing Eritrea. As she has not yet received her National Insurance number, the couple have not received benefits for a month and are now in arrears with rent. We are looking for support to cover the cost of 2 weekly shops before they receive their benefits in early May.
F is a young pregnant woman who has been sofa surfing and sleeping on the streets after leaving her husband. We have managed to secure a small flat for her. however, her benefits will not come through for several weeks. We are looking to raise £70 for a week of rent to ensure she is not made homeless again.
This single mother is in debt as she is trying to live on very low benefits. She had to choose between heating and paying all the rent. She also had to rely on the Foodbank for food. She chose heating her home as the weather turned cold but then went into rent arrears. Her benefits are being reviewed but for now she needs to pay off her rent to stop her from being evicted.
M is waiting for a universal credit claim and has had no money since November. She has 3 children to support and is really struggling to cope. M is getting support from a foodbank and any donations will help towards rent, fuel costs and food in the interim.
This young mum with 2 children is struggling on benefits to cover all her bills. Her children are getting ill all the time due to lack of heating in the house. If you please help them with their gas and electric they would be very grateful.
The single mother was referred to us by the local children's centre who identified her as in need of urgent support. She has recently had her benefits changed which caused some of them to stop, and while she waits for them to be reinstated she is currently struggling to pay for food and other general living expenses for her and her children. She has had to access the local Foodbank and has to pay a top up towards her rent which she cannot afford. She is extremely upset and in desperate need.
N has come from Sudan with her 3 young children (aged 8, 6, and 3) to join her husband in the UK. Since arriving in February her husband's benefits have stopped due to the changeover to a joint claim on universal credit. They are all currently sharing one bedroom in a shared house and have no money for food and clothes for the children. They are in desperate need of help to tide them over the next 4 weeks before they receive benefits. They would greatly appreciate any help.
This young man has done a great deal of volunteering to help the church, but he is struggling to cope on universal credit alone. He needs appropriate clothes for job interviews and a bus pass to get to them. He would be very grateful for your help.
"I have four young children and my husband and I are both currently unemployed and awaiting our first payment from Universal Credit and are unable to access any money to buy a washer as mine has broken. I am washing my clothes by hand which is causing my hands and skin to become very sore and red and desperately need help to buy a replacement washing machine. I worry about how we will manage as a family on benefits and do not have any spare money to buy a washer and would welcome any help available."
This young single Mum with two boys who are five and six years old, needs help with the cost of a cooker as hers has stopped working. She has part payment saved, but needs this remaining amount to get it replaced. She has recently applied for Universal Credit and is waiting her first payment. This Mum also suffers from Depression and anxiety and her financial status and broken kitchen appliances concerns her greatly.
S is a single mum struggling with problem debts and the introduction of Universal Credit. She isn't receiving her full benefit entitlement because 40% of it is being taken from her to pay debts. A bailiff (concerned about her well being) acting on behalf of a creditor referred her to Noah's Ark for specialist debt advice. This lady desperately needs a Debt Relief Order to give her a financial fresh start.
This man has been made homeless and he is temporarily living with his brother. He looks after his 9 year old daughter during the holidays. He has no money for food or living expenses as he is waiting for Universal Credit payments. Please would you help him at this difficult time. Thank you.