D has been made redundant and is waiting to receive Universal credit after working all his life. He has had to pawn his Fathers wedding ring which he has had since the age of 16. The ring is very precious to him and will cost £27.13 to redeem. His phone bill also urgently needs paying by end of next week, which is £20.
D got a job so lost his benefits, but then lost his job after 3 weeks and now has to re-apply for benefits. They await payment so have no money. In the meantime, due to unforeseeable consequences for trying to help a friend, A is now receiving threatening texts and has been told to call the Police (on 101) if she feels unsafe. She has no credit on her phone to do this and is very afraid. It is affecting her mental health. We've given household items/food, but this request is to help them with phone, gas & electric top ups.
Single mum of three children, waiting for benefits as being changed to Universal Credits. She had to pay out a lot for school uniform having to buy it from the only shop that sells the uniform, which is expensive. She borrowed money from friends for food, electricity and rent which she needs to pay back and is living off Foodbank vouchers. She hopes to go to college to better her chances for finding work as she really wants to get out of debt. Can you help please.
This single mum with five children aged between five and fourteen has just moved into the area, and is waiting for her benefits to be sorted. She has a support worker helping her but no means of help from family. She has been going to the shop every day, which has been really hard, because she has no fridge freezer at all and cannot store food. This young mum is very emotional and struggling, and would be so grateful for your help.
"I am caring for my premature baby whilst on a low income and addressing my debts resulting from the Universal Credit system. This request is for the basic needs of my baby. The baby's mother is unable to look after the child or help at the moment."
K is a single mother who has recently had major back surgery with complications resulting in reduced mobility and stopping work. As a consequence the condition of the house has deteriorated with the beginnings of a hoarding issue. She is working with the local area coordinator and has now agreed to get a skip to facilitate clearing some stuff. Two of her 3 teenage children have health issues and she has cared for them up till now. If things continue as they are she is at risk of eviction.
This lady has been struggling for several weeks as her benefits have been stopped whilst waiting for a medical assessment. She has completely bare cupboards and has been trying to manage without using electricity or gas. She lives alone and suffers from back problems and sciatica. We have provided her with a food parcel. A donation from Acts 435 would really help her to live more comfortably. Please would you help this lady. Thank you.
"After becoming homeless this year due to a relationship breakdown with my family, I have been lucky enough to get a place in a homeless hostel. Now that I am settled I would like to retrieve some of my belongings, such as clothes and personal items, from London but do not currently have the funds to travel. I am asking for help to fund this so I can close an old chapter of my life and begin a new one. Thank you for any help you can provide."
Norfolk lady caring for two young daughters with disabilities is needing help to pay for a broken down heating boiler. She is awaiting welfare benefit payments and is struggling to make ends meet. Any support towards this would be very gratefully received.
D's husband has just walked out leaving her with his debts and three children to look after. There is a delay before benefits can begin and we are working as a church to alleviate her hardship in the meantime, but she needs help to clear arrears in her energy bills.
L is a single mum with 3 children. She has struggled for many years with depression and anxiety. L's finances are a mess and she really needs a financial fresh start. The local authority are about to instruct bailiffs to collect outstanding council tax arrears. This is causing L acute anxiety. A Debt Relief Order would provide immediate relief from this stress and anxiety. Any help is much appreciated.
E, a single mum, has been moved recently from another town 45 miles away knowing no one in the area. She has struggled with addictions & recently came to church to try to start over & get her life in order. As a new claimant she has no savings to live on. We at the Foodbank are helping but she needs oil coming into the colder weather. She has one child with her & another in care that she sees at the weekends.
P is an older man who worked for the same company for over 25 years, before losing his job 7 years ago. Since then he has struggled to find any long-term employment. Financially things have become extremely difficult as he is currently trying to survive on a little over £20 a week. He has also accumulated debts. Whilst he lives simply, on his own, as the colder weather approaches he cannot continue to keep warm and eat.
AB has arrears on his council tax, these are due to a delay in him receiving his Universal Credit benefit payment. Due to this £35.00 arrears he is now going to have to go to court because he cannot pay, but the court process will add over £100 to this bill. Please help AB to pay his arrears to prevent further action.
O, a 20 year old part time student, came to us for help with her debts. Following the change to her benefits she became behind in her council tax and rent payments. She has no family to turn to for financial or emotional support however getting a debt relief order would allieviate the financial pressure she has found herself in. She works part time to pay for food and heating but will struggle to get the fee together. Any help offered would be gratefully received.
Teenager has just come out of an abusive relationship. Her benefits have stopped due to being re-assessed and she is being evicted from her flat.She had to leave her college course due to her low mental health, but would like to return to it in the near future. She has no money to replace her warm clothes for winter or for a cheap phone to communicate with job centre, which were destroyed in the break-up. Please can you help her.
Young teenager having left an abusive relationship needs money for food. Her benefits have stopped due to them being re-assessed. She is being evicted from her flat within two weeks and is fearful for her future. She has been given food vouchers by another charity but needs fresh fruit and vegetables as well as other basic goods.