"Due to health issues in 2002 and needing to care for my dad I had to give up work and since then have had to rely on benefits. My health has deteriorated and I have struggled with alcohol dependency. I find it difficult to live on the money I receive and have no money to buy a cooker. If I could get help towards buying a cooker then I can prepare more meals myself and cut the cost of buying precooked food as this is very expensive. The worry of this effects my sleeping and day to day living."
D is a young man with almost no income. He is awaiting payments from Universal Credit and has been unable to pay his portion of his rent for a significant time. Housing Benefit is covering all but £60 of his rent to a housing charity, but £120 would cover his 2 months of rent whilst he awaits payment from Universal Credit.
D is a vulnerable young man who is living on next to nothing as a result of long standing problems with his universal credit claim. £120 would be given to him in instalments from his accommodation provider in order for him to buy weekly food shops at £40 for the next 3 weeks whilst he awaits a payment from Universal Credit, hopefully on 20 December.
This lovely lady has returned from 8 years of living abroad, because of domestic violence. She is living in a draughty caravan on a site where she feels unsafe and vulnerable. She has been refused benefits including housing benefits. She works a few hours a week but the money hardly covers rent and bills. Please would you help this lady with a donation. She is suffering from fibromyalgia and is depressed so any help would be a boost to her. Thank you.
A.L. lived in a tent for 2 months having been evicted by her landlord; she hadn't owed rent before, but when she made a Universal Credit Claim she had to tell her landlord that it would be 5 weeks before she would be paid her rent benefit. Sadly he just evicted her. Luckily Angela now has a flat with a more sympathetic landlord, but being homeless has effected her health and she lost most of her belongings. We would like to ask you to donate £120 to help A.L to replace underwear, clothing, shoes and toiletries that she lost in moving house.
E struggles to manage the household budget. Her partner works on a zero hours contract and their income is never guaranteed. They are behind with their council tax and utility bills. The local authority is threatening to issue a committal to prison and their electricity provider is threatening to cut off their supply. A Debt Relief Order would give E and her family a financial fresh start and with additional support make them better able to manage their budget going forward.
R is a single Mum who has fled an abusive relationship. By moving to another area she had to reapply for benefits resulting in a 4 week delay. She is trying to manage on Child Benefits and Child Tax credits. She is behind with her council tax and electricity bill. Please help her so she doesn't get deeper in debt.
S has applied for universal credit following ill health & has been told this will not be paid until January. She has used her reserves, been going without food & heat so she can feed the kids & warm the house when they come in from school, then going to bed so she can keep warm. She is drinking cold water to fill herself up. CAP are now involved, we are helping with sorting things out but would like to help her do a food shop to supplement her food bank items & top up her gas & electric. Thanks
K has moved out of the refuge with her 2 kids and due to her change of circumstances & area has had to claim universal credit. The job coach has told her she won’t get her first payment in time for Christmas. She has the presents sorted, but is now struggling for gas and electric and has been told warm home discount has ended this year. CAP are providing Christmas food and treats, she needs a restock to get them through the next few weeks and is using food bank. Please help.
Delays in benefit payments mean that E is unable to top up his gas and electric. He is applying to British Gas for the Warm Home Discount but this will take some time to come through and he will struggle to make it through the current cold snap. Please could you help E to keep warm.
C has 5 children and has been told it could be 6-12 weeks for Universal Credit to be sorted out. She is now in week 6. However her washing machine has broken and she needs help towards purchasing another.
M became a Christian in prison having been in and out of kids homes and prisons for 27 years. He came off drugs and got involved in leading Alpha small groups, leading others to faith. Since coming out of prison he has reconciled with his family, been seeking work and got in church and a leadership course. He lives in a rural area and has to travel to church, the leadership course and job interviews. His benefit payments have been delayed so a months travel pass costing £100 would really help.
G and his 5 year old daughter are struggling with money in the run up to Christmas. They are living off £20 a week due to a problem with universal credit and he is struggling to put food on the table. They have no family or friends to help them. G is heartbroken that his daughter may go without Christmas presents this year. We would love to provide him with supermarket vouchers so he could go shopping for food and a few gifts for his little girl.
J has worked for 40 years for the same company but was retired early due to Chronic arthritis. He had to go for a medical assessment in the last year and his benefits were stopped. He has appealed this decision and applied for universal credit. He is on a work pension of £200 a month but is struggling to survive on this while he awaits a decision on his benefit. He would really appreciate some help to pay his utility bills.
S has been unable to return to work following mental health problems, she has signed on for universal credit. She has been informed she will not be paid until after Christmas and must use the foodbank until then. She is being supported by Christians Against Poverty and needs winter clothing and an additional food stock up to get her through this waiting period. She has not been able to afford new clothing for over 2 years. Thank you for any help offered.
"After years of being homeless and living rough I am now accessing support at a Mental Health hospital and with support I hope to eventually move into my own supported accommodation. I suffer with mental health problems and have been the victim of domestic violence. If I am successful in my application for £120.00 I can get a copy of my birth certificate and with help apply for benefits. This will enable me to start on my road to recovery and help me gain some control over my life."
My client has multiple health conditions and has had to move into a new more suitable home. There was a cross-over in tenancies leaving her with a small amount owing for council tax on her old property. As she is on benefits and struggling with the change to Universal Credit, it would be really helpful if we could raise the funds for this debt to be paid off. Any contributions would be much appreciate to alleviate the stress it is causing my client. Many thanks.