S suffers with Fibromyalgia and has three young children. She is awaiting the outcome of a Universal Credit work capability assessment and Personal Independence Payment appeal. Her washing machine has broken and she is unable to afford a replacement. She is having to rely on friends to do her washing for her. She is currently working alongside our Support Worker.
We have recently supported this client to move to her own flat, away from areas her abuser frequents. There is a delay in the issue of one of the key benefits she needs in order to sustain living there however and we are currently helping her pursue this with the DWP. Some interim funding would be hugely useful in ensuring bills can be paid until the longer term financial support is in place.
Z is a victim of domestic violence who, with her children, has had to be moved from their home. At present she is living in temporary accommodation and trying to put together a home. Her benefits have been delayed and she has very little money. Z has received food from a Foodbank and is being advised by workers from her local Community Centre. She is really depressed with this situation and could do with help to buy a washing machine. Can you help?
A is a single working mum living with her daughter. In 2021 she had a complete breakdown due to the pressure of working as a carer, often working up to twelve hours a day. Due to a benefits mix up, she is still only receiving statutory sick pay. Consequently, she has got way behind with her bills and her mental health is suffering a huge setback. A gift would help clear her rent arrears and a great deal of anxiety.
This request was made by a Young Parents Support Worker regarding a young woman who has fled domestic abuse and is currently in a refuge. She has two small children and has been given a flat which she hopes to move into within the next two weeks. She desperately needs funds to purchase items of furniture as she has nothing since she fled. Her Universal Credit claim will not start properly until next month. Your help will be invaluable.