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£120 needed for living costs

A has recently moved to the area and requires constant support due to being deaf. He has been deaf since he was born and has difficulties communicating with others. He has recently just been made redundant from his job in a local supermarket and has had to make a claim for Universal Credit. He is not entitled to an advanced payment as he is currently paying back one he had previously. He has a job interview in a factory next week. Please help this gentleman with living costs until his payment.

City:
Shildon
Age:
41
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Tomorrow

£105 needed for bedding

Three girls aged 11, 8 and 6 years are without duvets, covers and fitted sheets. The family have fled domestic violence some time ago and have very limited access to funds due to difficulties with the benefits system. We would love to provide these items to keep the girls warm at night especially during the winter and cold nights.

City:
Cleveland
Age:
39
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Tomorrow

£120 needed for a 3-month bus pass

M is a 31 year old Christian man who recently completed several years at a christian treatment programme to overcome addiction. He has done amazingly well and returned to his family home in Dorset. He is being helped to get a passport, but until this comes through he cannot claim benefits so would like to ask for help towards a bus pass so that he can get to activities and attend the Recovery Course.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
31
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Tomorrow

£120 needed for food and bills

L is a single mum and is currently on a benefits cap. She is in a lot of debt and is really struggling to pay for gas and electricity as well as feeding her 3 children aged 4, 7 and 16. She is getting help from a local foodbank and is seeking help from citizens advice to try and sort her debts as she has been visited by a bailiff. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
35
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 2 days

£115 needed for a fridge

This Mum has lost her job where she was working as a admin assistant local to her home. She loved her job and was made redundant and has been trying to find a new one but isn't having much luck. She cannot apply for benefits as her husband is in the UK on a work permit. So Mum has to financially support her husband and 3 children. Her fridge is currently broken and she is unable to replace it at the moment. Can you help her?

City:
Wolverhampton
Age:
48
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 2 days

£120 needed for gas, electric and food shopping

This is for a Czech family who are on minimal income due to only being awarded residency in the UK and still waiting for Universal Credit application to be processed. It may take longer as the mother of 3 children is from outside the UK. This leaves the family, and especially the 3 children, in a vulnerable position. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help the family please.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
44
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 6 days

£25 needed for a microwave

This young man came out of temporary accommodation and into his own flat some weeks ago. However since then, because of errors and delays in the benefit system he has been without money. The lack of furniture and more importantly cooking equipment has affected his health and he has felt very alone. A microwave would mean he could easily provide hot food for himself. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.

City:
Oldham
Age:
30
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 6 days

£80 needed for a fridge freezer

This young man came out of temporary accommodation some weeks ago and into his own flat. However, since then he has had no money because of errors and delays in the benefit system. He has had no furniture, his health has suffered and he has felt very lonely. We have posted a second request for help to buy him a microwave, but also needs a fridge freezer so he can store food and make warm meals. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.

City:
Oldham
Age:
30
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 6 days

£40 needed for food, rent, and bills

B is a refugee from Iran, and her husband and 3 children have just joined her in the UK. However, their benefits were stopped and they have no source of income until February 18th. B is worried and scared about how she will be able to feed them, pay the rent that is due, and keep the house warm and powered. They have received food vouchers, and we are trying to access social services support as well, but any financial help would be a huge relief, and B would be so grateful.

City:
Leeds
Age:
42
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for food, clothes and transport

A 27 year asylum seeker and his wife arrived in the UK with a few hundred pounds of savings, which was soon spent on food, clothes and medicine. As a result of having these funds, the Home Office is now for the next several months decreasing their weekly benefit which makes it extremely difficult to buy food, clothes and pay to visit the dropin to get further support at Meeting Point in Leeds. Please help them so they can meet their basic needs and continue to integrate into UK society without this unnecessary stress.

City:
Leeds
Age:
27
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for gas and electricity

B has always struggled with money and his mental health. His mother died last year. Riddled with grief and suicidal thoughts, he is now estranged from his sick father and doesn’t know where he is. Forced to apply for Universal Credit after an accident, he is still awaiting a first payment following problems with his application. He is seeking help and support for his problems but has no money to pay utilities. This would make such a big difference to both his physical and mental health.

City:
NW London
Age:
54
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 8 days

£40 needed for a washing machine

This young family are asylum seekers from Switzerland who have just got permanent residence. They are waiting on their Universal Credit to come through and have managed to get almost everything they need except for a couple of items, and one is a washing machine. They have no family or friends to turn to and the language is a barrier. This is a fresh start for them.

City:
Oldham
Age:
41
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for a fridge freezer

This young family of four from Switzerland have just got a private rented house, they have managed to get most of the items they need except a couple of things including a fridge freezer. They desperately need this as they are awaiting Universal Credit and the little money they have does not cover having to buy food from the shop everyday.

City:
Oldham
Age:
41
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 11 days

£100 needed for replacing burnt items and clothing

This couple became homeless due to a fire that spread to their property from next door. They managed to escape the incident, but the fire destroyed everything and left the property unfit to live in. They struggled to get a reference for another property. Their church supported them with temporary accommodation and provided evidence until council gave them accommodation. They got furniture from church members, but they need money to replace other lost items and clothing.

City:
Rotherham
Age:
39
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for electric bills

L is a young lady who is seven months pregnant and living in temporary accommodation with her partner. She has had benefit delays after her Universal Credit application has been messed up on a couple of occasions, which led her to come to our foodbank for help with food. With several weeks before she is due any benefits, she desperately needs help with her electric bills for cooking and heating.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
22
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£40 needed for electric bills

D came to our foodbank in need of food and also in desperate need of support to pay for his electric for cooking and heating. He has a low income and debts with the bank. He is getting support for his mental health problems with MIND. Could you help this man to get back on his feet?

City:
Sheffield
Age:
37
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for electricity and food

J had work until a couple of months back. Now he is surviving on benefits which have been reduced by Child Maintenance payments based on his income when he had work. He has been referred to our foodbank by his housing association, and he is in desperate need of help with food and electric for cooking and heating.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
40
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 13 days