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 Universal Credit and 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 owing UC an overpayment, which they are deducting from UC- £79.46 per month.She is struggling.
This lady has two young daughters and has recently had a marital split leading to a downturn in income. While she is awaiting benefits to be arranged we were able to help her with a food parcel but we’d like to be able to provide her with shopping for some home cleaning and personal hygiene items for her and the children.
Due to A's irregular work, his benefits kept changing. There were times where his benefits were stopped. As a result of it, he struggled with rent and was dependent on the foodbank. A volunteer sensed something wasn't right as he was extremely dirty, very downcast. He also made arrangements for his dog to be look after which was rather weird. Then it brought to our attention he wanted to end his life.. He is trying to start his life again.
A cannot work as he is awaiting an operation. He was on ESA but is now on JSA. There is always a delay when benefit changes. He is also in receipt of PIP. Due to domestic circumstances he only has the minimum of household items. He only has one set of bedding for example. He is very short of underwear and other clothing.Can you please help him.
This man came to us for help while his benefits get sorted. He missed filling in one of the relevant forms so his benefits have been stopped temporarily until it is resolved. We’ve been able to issue him with a food parcel but would like to help with electricity and some other household shopping.
This lady has recently moved to the area and is trying to keep the house warm for her three young children. Her fiancé’s wages just cover the rent, council tax and utilities leaving little for food. We’ve given her a foodbank parcel and we’d like to put some money onto her electricity card just as a short-term blessing while she waits for her benefits to be sorted and then she should be ok.