This client was referred to Romero from a Citizens Advice Debt Worker, on meeting the client she informed us that she had been struggling for some time to manage her benefits and care for her young family. As a result of problems with benefits she has fallen into debt and had debt collectors visiting her home which was very distressing for her and her children. If the client is able to access support to obtain a Debt Relief Order of £90 this will enable her to work towards becoming debt free.
J is a young single mother who was in an abusive relationship and has just been supported to leave it. She has been disowned by her family as she has disgraced them by daring to leave an arranged marriage. J is on anti-depressants and lives with her son who is 2 years old. Her benefits have been delayed by two months and she owes everyone around her money. She has been offered a flat. We have managed to get her other basics and she now needs a washing machine.
These clients are immigrants and parents to three sons aged 1, 8 and 10. They are living in rented accommodation and the children are in the local school, but they do not yet qualify for all benefits. Therefore they are currently in financial crisis. They are seeking work to support the family and are being supported through the local foodbank, but have used up their entitlement to fuel support. £100 has been requested to put £50 each on the prepay metres for gas and electric for the winter months.
C is married with two children. Her husband suffers long term mental health issues and is housebound. C is his main carer and her benefits were cut once it was changed from Personal Independence Payment. There was a waiting period where no money was coming in leading to arrears on council tax, rent and a summons for her TV licence. £120 will help towards this debt.
This young family where referred to us by the local council after the mother had her benefits stopped. She had recently started work but will not be receiving any income until after 6 weeks due to a trial period with a 0 hour contract. Unfortunately her benefits were stopped and she now has no income. She is in desperate need of support to help pay immediate bills and buy food for her children.
The client was referred to us after finding himself unable to keep up his monthly bill payments. He has various payment plans in place but due to sickness and failure to attend a meeting his benefits where stopped. They have now been reinstated, however this has had a knock on effect with his bills. The arrears have mounted up over the past few weeks and he is now struggling to make ends meet. This support would enable him to get back on track and make all the neccesary payments.
This man is 43 years old and has recently been discharged from hospital after 2 months. He arrived home to a freezing house with no heating oil and is currently awaiting benefits. This means he is struggling to heat his home and eat. Please help him to pay for some heating oil so that he can be warm in his home.
R is the full-time carer for her husband who is registered disabled and unable to work. Meeting their living costs is a constant challenge. Changes to their circumstances have led to delays in benefits, which has left them struggling to cover food and fuel costs for the month. They also have a £40 loan repayment which they are unable to pay and they have been threatened with action if the payment is not met. Help to get them through this difficult period would be greatly appreciated.
D was recently helped by Acts 435 when his flat was burgled, taking almost everything he had of value. But he is still struggling financially. His claim for Universal Credit is floundering as he has not got his passport as proof of ID. The fee is £81. He can afford the fare to the Portuguese Consulate in Manchester, but needs help to cover the cost of the passport fee. His mental health is poor so this really helps relieve his stress and keep him on a level.
G is working part time and also receives Universal Credit to top up his income. G has had issues with benefit payments and has fallen into rent and council tax arrears. Deductions from the income G has means there is nothing left after bills are paid, G was previously renting white goods but has returned them all due to the expense. A fridge would make such a difference to G and help to reduce the food shop and waste as things can be kept at appropriate temperatures.
This Mum of four needed to move house for health reasons but struggled to arrange this due to rent arrears caused by issues with her Universal Credit. In order to move out she needed to pay of a huge rent debt that has left her without funds. She is continuing to experience issues with Universal Credit and is now facing the expense of moving and decorating their new house which is in a poor condition.
This single mother is working a zero hour contract, has two children aged 9 and 10, and is pregnant with a third child. She has been transferred to Universal Credit and has the 6 week delay of payment. Her cooker has broken, and to make it work she has to stand next to the cooker and hold the door on. Please donate so that she can have a new cooker to provide meals for her children.