T was kicked out of his family home in June and is now living independently. He is getting support from a family worker but following unemployment and delays in benefit payment he desperately needs help with food and heating costs. T is only young and he has passion and determination to find work as quickly as possible. Help with food and heating will mean he can focus on getting work and out of the situation he is in. Thank you.
This lady is being chased for a bill that is not hers and for which she is seeking help from her MP and ombudsmen. In the meantime, her low income, combined with some unexpected bills + benefit delays, means she needs help to get through the next 2 weeks until her payments come through. The court case and other issues are causing great distress as it's for something for which she wasn’t responsible. Topping up her electricity will help her with heating and cooking.
A is a single mum who's expecting her baby in December. She doesn't have any family near by and is struggling on her own. Also because of delays in universal credit payments she is struggling to pay for the simplest of things and would love to buy some basic baby clothes, bedding and nappies but cannot afford this "luxury" and is worried she won't be able to do so until the baby is born. Please help this mum to be. Thank you.
A church winter night shelter guest is seeking employment and accommodation and he needs to have a current an valid passport to prove his nationality and status to secure both to help with move on from the shelter He has no savings nor can afford to make payment from his current benefit claim
A has had to fight for the custody of 2 of her children, which she won. During the 7 months of not being their primary carer, she had much of her benefits removed as well as having to pay bedroom tax. As the Court Case dragged on she went further into debt, unable to meet rent & bill payments, so is now in considerable arrears. We are working with Christians Against Poverty to help her with these, but £120 help her to start paying for her gas & electric whilst she waits for the benefits office to reassess her.
J moved back to England from America with her young daughter in October 2017. She has been informed that as she has been out of the country for more than 2 years she is not entitled to any benefits and as a result she has no funds to support her daughter and herself. She is working with the local MP to see what help is available, but at present she is in crisis and would be grateful for any help she can get. J requires funds for food, clothing and to help cover any other day to day costs.
P has had his benefits stopped and is in the process of appealing. He is being supported by our food bank. He has no cooker and cannot afford even the basics at present. Any support at all would be greatly appreciated.
J has recently left prison. He has a little work. He has been given a council flat but has not been able to get housing benefit yet. He is going into rent arrears and is afraid he will be evicted. He has a good friendship support system and is determined to turn his life round. Please will you help him keep his home.
Recently widowed mum of 2 boys aged 1 & 2, suffering from Bi-polar and consumed with grief following husbands sudden death. Struggling financially due to recent bereavement expenses and benefit delays. There is no local laundrette and mum is finding wet washing too much to deal with at the moment. A drier would be a small step in helping to take some of the burden from her.
A family who are struggling in debt with a premature baby are in dire straits as they have a delay in receiving their benefits. Their electricity and gas are now in arrears, please can you help them to get through the next two weeks until their benefits arrive?
RK and her partner are Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre clients. They have a very small income and both in debt. They are in debt as a result of being moved over to Universal Credit. Their best way of getting out of debt is a Debt Relief Order but they can't afford the fee.
B was working until May this year when she broke her foot in a fall. The foot had to be pinned and is slowly healing. B has an operation later this month to remove the pin Her job entails standing so she cannot return to it until her foot is fully healed. The DWP have said she is fit for work, reduced her benefits and she is waiting, as many are, for Universal Credit. It will be a struggle this year to buy presents for her two children. This grant will help hr family have a happier Christmas.