B has taken her two grandchildren into her home due to their mum’s illness. Benefits are being reassessed but B needs bedding and towels as she has lived alone for 10 years. Beds are being supplied by a local charity but due to the delays in benefits and the urgency of the move, she would be grateful for this help. She needs two changes of bedding, pillows and quilts and two hand and bath towels which she can buy from her local supermarket. All help would be appreciated.
This polish lady has recently come in to use our Foodbank. She has had her passport stolen which is causing her many problems. Not having this ID means the Job Centre needs to look into her case so her benefits are on hold and she can't apply for any jobs. It costs £262 for a replacement passport that has been lost or stolen from the Polish Embassy. A contribution to this will make a real difference to her and would help her obtain this passport. She feels that she could raise the other money herself (if not the church will contribute). She came to church this week.
This client has not been able to pay his bills because of mistakes with his benefits, and now he has to pay most of his monies back each week. This means that he doesn’t have enough to eat, and his mental health has been getting worse and worse, so he is struggling to cope. He is now receiving help from the Citizens Advice Bureau who are trying to make things better for him. A Debt Relief Order will enable him to have more control and help him see a more positive future.
This lady is waiting to be given asylum and is not allowed to work or receive any benefits. She has a passion to be a Professional Beauty Therapist and someone has paid the fees for her to take a course. She now needs a uniform and course kit pack. She is hoping to start her own beauty business as soon as she gets her immigration papers sorted. Furthermore, studying will occupy her and distract her and therefore limit the stress of asylum. Please help fund her uniform and course kit, it would make a huge difference to her.
F and her four children are newly granted refugees. They are in financial difficulty because their Asylum Support was stopped 2 weeks ago and they are still waiting for their first Universal Credit payment. F has just moved into private accommodation and has to spend her Advance Payment of Universal Credit on bills, deposit and the first month's rent. This means she is left with no money to buy food for the family. Please help them during this period of settling into their new home.
This hard working mum of a 13 year old boy with Autism is struggling to make ends meet after the switch to universal credit left her without money for 6 weeks. She works part time but is crippled by debt and a very low income. Her mental health is suffering from the stress and strain of raising her son single handedly and having struggled financially for some time. Her son is wetting the bed and their tumble dryer had broken, making managing the laundry difficult.
AJ has been granted refugee status but is struggling to make ends meet. He has had problems opening a bank account which has meant a delay in applying for Universal Credit. He no longer receives asylum support and is stuck in limbo in the 'moving on' period, and is currently destitute. While we have been able to find accommodation for him, he has no money to pay for next month's rent, food or for transport to get to class. He is very anxious to settle and integrate fully but is really struggling.
C is a single parent of three children, all of them under 6 years old. Her Universal Credit was capped four months ago, and she was exempt from benefits for nine months due to a technical issue which the Benefits Office failed to resolve. She is struggling to provide the most basic things her children need. It is especially difficult for her now as the weather is getting colder. Please help her to pay for bills, and buy food and school uniforms for her children.
Due to the breakdown of my relationship I have had to move home with my 5 year old daughter and apply for benefits. This has been very stressful and difficult, and setting up a family home has been more difficult because I do not have a washing machine. This means I have to wash everything by hand. I cannot sleep for worrying about how I can afford this as I have no spare money available. If I could get some help from Acts 435 this would be a great relief to me.
Due to struggling with mental health problems I have fallen behind with rent and council tax payments which have resulted in bailiffs visiting my home. This is very upsetting for myself and my young family. I have now accessed support from Citizens Advice Debt drop in and I am going through the application for a Debt Relief Order to help me get back on my feet. But I still need £90 to complete this application. If I am able to get help from Acts 435 this will help to improve my mental state.
This couple have three children and have just started claiming Universal Credit. However there have been some complications with the tax collectors, and they won't receive their first payment for this until these have been resolved. They currently have no money to pay their gas and electric bills so need some financial help, particularly as winter draws nearer.