This family of 4 had to wait over 8 weeks for Universal Credit to come through. They lost their house and are now living in temporary accommodation. Because of the long wait, they are now in debt and are struggling to pay for food and bills. They will be receiving support from Christians Against Poverty in May. Please would you help them with a donation. Thank you.
This young lady has not received any benefits since 29 January. She is really struggling and surviving on handouts. She is also being threatened with eviction as housing benefit has not been paid. Please would you help her to buy food and pay bills. Thank you
L. came to UK from Kenya when she was 13. Aunt promised her education but she was treated like a slave taking care of aunt's 6 children and doing all housework. She had boiling water poured on her for punishment. In 2017 her aunt put her out. L. took an overdose and was treated in hospital. She now lives in temporary housing and receives support and housing benefit but there is a shortfall as she is waiting for a reassessment. L. is receiving food vouchers but has no money for any basics.
This lady urgently needs to acquire a new passport for her son who has returned after a period in America. Without a passport he is unable to claim his entitled benefits and they are struggling to pay ongoing bills as well as maintain their debt payments. They have been working with Christians Against Poverty for some time but are really struggling at present and this would give them a great boost. Many thanks.
A lady we are working with has recently had to start a new Universal credit claim due to a breakdown in her relationship. She is currently without money to pay bills or buy food and still has 2 weeks left to wait before any money will come in. She is in desperate need of money to look after her family and provide for them.
Due to the introduction of bedroom tax, increased bills and the cost of caring for 2 children I have struggled for the last 4 years to pay bills/provide food for my family. As a result of the worry from being in debt I have suffered with depression and I have been on and off medication for a number of years and this effects me on a day to day basis. If I am able to get the Debt relief then I will be able to plan proper meals for my family and plan for the future.
Due to repaying bedroom tax out of my benefit I have fallen behind with my other bills over the last few years. The impact of this constant worry of being behind with payments and not having enough money to buy food for my children has effected my health, I have difficulty sleeping due to worrying how I will manage from week to week. If I was successful in getting a debt relief order then hopefully I will sleep better and feel less anxious, improving my chances of returning to work.
The client came to us after having her disability benefits stopped. The client suffers from severe PTSD and despression and has been housebound for over 1 year. She was unable to attend her latest assesment, and despite informing the relevant agencies she has had her money stopped. She is currently strugglign to pay bills and feed herself as it can take upto 6 weeks to appeal. This funding would help her massively to pay off debt and keep her going until the decision is overturned.
A was carer to her mother who died in March. Her circumstances have changed dramatically since then. They were living in disabled housing and A may have to move out after 6 months. She has had to apply for Universal Credit which we heard today will not be paid for another 4 weeks. This grant is to help her to pay priorities and buy food.
Client has approached us as he is struggling financially. He is updating a Universal Credit claim and is without money for the next 3 weeks. He has already used up his limit of foodbank vouchers and has no source of income to feed his family or pay bills for the next 3 weeks. He has a young baby as well.
J & D have been living in a private rental, but the property is in a very poor state and the owner is not making good the repairs. They have found another property with a housing association and with this money could pay to move their belongings and pay the required weeks rent up front. D recently returned from rehab, they are expecting a baby and are having to wait for their UC claim to be sorted out for at least another 4 weeks. Any help would be greatly appreciated as they continue with CAP.
S and M have moved to the area with a promise of work which didn’t materialise on their arrival. They have secured a flat and are actively looking for work, but they have very little as they sold their belongings to get one way train tickets. UC will be delayed for another 3 weeks and they are relying on Foodbank. CAP are supporting them whilst they sort out their debts and attend interviews. This money will help with electric and transport over the coming weeks. Thank you.