Our client, who is struggling with his mental health, has recently obtained a tenancy in an unfurnished property. He has been transferred onto Universal credit and has needed to request an advance payment whilst his benefit is being processed. He is unable to purchase white goods or furniture for his accommodation. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Mum has had her child removed due to unsuitable home conditions. Mum is desperately trying to improve these to allow them to be re-united. Providing this family with a carpet would help mum to make the steps she needs to as she is unable to fund this herself.
N was referred for help by the police following a serious domestic abuse incident. She has a son and is pregnant. N.has separated from her partner in order to protect herself, her son and unborn child. Finding herself as a single mother has been a big struggle financially. She is paying her bills alone; she has applied for benefits but has not yet received any. N is on early maternity leave due to complications in the pregnancy. Baby is due any day and N has been unable to afford baby items.
H is single lady with severe mental and physical health problems from abuse she suffered as a child. She is a Christian in a local church in Hastings. It is her faith and the support of other Christians that have kept her going. She has been called in for an operation for a bleed on her brain and needs 4 weeks care support afterwards when she comes home, but her previous care support has been withdrawn (an appeal is in course). Her Church is providing financial help but she is £120 short still.
C has been diagnosed with prostate and bladder cancer and is undergoing treatment for this. He has a lot of hospital appointments and is feeling extremely unwell. He rents his home from the Local Authority, and as part of his tenancy he is to maintain his garden ensuring this is tidy at all times. At present, he is struggling to keep on top of this as he is physically not capable to do so. Please will you help this gentleman with the cost of a local gardener who will clean and tidy up his garden for him?
This gentleman from Iran has failed his asylum claim, he became homeless and is not allowed to work in the UK. He has been living in unsuitable accommodation at a car wash. He urgently needs help to pay for temporary accommodation, and we are also working with others to help resolve his destitute situation and immigration problem.
This young man has become homeless due to a breakup of a relationship. He is temporarily living with his sister in a crowded house. He has had to start an application for Universal Credit again due to change of circumstances. This will take several weeks to come through. The family struggle on a low income so have none spare to feed an extra person. Please would you help him to survive this difficult patch while waiting for money to come in. Thank you.
This man is suffering from a number of health problems. He is sometimes able to work but earns very little and doesn't get very much in terms of benefits. He has ended up with a debt issue. He's been pointed to help with benefits and debt and we have helped him with food. We'd like to be able to top up his utilities. This will enable him to focus on getting his benefits sorted as, having been self-employed, it'll take a little while.
S has a 7 week old son who was born with a cleft lip. She has recently had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment, which could take up to 6 weeks. Her son has numerous upcoming doctors and hospital appointments and she is struggling find the finances to attend these. She is also finding it difficult to purchase baby milk due to awaiting a payment. Please help this young mother with a small amount to purchase milk and be able to attend appointments with her son.
This woman has just moved into a new property. She currently is without electric as it is on a meter, and she has recently been transferred to Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. Her heating and cooker are both running on electric leaving her without food, other than dry food. Please can you help?
This young man has just been given his own place, but he is currently sleeping on a chair as he doesn't own a bed. He has a heart problem so is unable to work at moment, and he has no family able to help.
This young man is in need of lots of help. His local Citizens Advice office is helping him sort his debts out. He is a recovering addict and is now clean and looking to sort his life out. He is going to do a Debt Relief Order to help him get debt free, but he needs help with the £90 fee. He has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them as so many deductions are coming from his benefits for his debts. He has regular food bank vouchers and a is being referred for a support worker.
This young lady is having a hard time sorting her money out and coping with the deductions which are coming out of her benefits for the debts they have. She has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them. She is now in a good place for a fresh start and wants to do a Debt Relief Order to help her move forward and out of debt. Thank you so much.
ES has been homeless for 2 months. She had a fall out with her Stepdad and was asked to leave. She doesn't feel she can go back and has now been offered a small bedsit. She is looking forward to moving in and making it her new home but she has to wait 5 weeks for her first benefit payment and she only has a mattress to move in with. Please could you help her to buy a counter top hob and oven so she can have hot food? Thank you.
Mr C has recently moved house and had to give 4 weeks’ notice on his current property. Therefore, he had to cover the full rent himself on the new social housing property for 4 weeks as Universal Credit will only pay for one property. He needed to move to this supported housing association's property, as it is better suited to his health conditions. He has ankylosis spondylitis and arthralgia of the knee. With all these costs he is unable to afford to purchase a fridge freezer for his new property, and would be grateful for your help.
C is unemployed and his benefits have been cancelled, though he is seeking reinstatement. He has housing benefit but no other income, relying on friends and the foodbank. He has mental health issues which are preventing him from working. He has no money for gas and has other bills. He would very much appreciate your help.
G lives with her four children and works as a self employed cleaner. She is in receipt of Child Tax Credit, however she has not received a payment due to confusion with paperwork and this is affecting her financially. This has resulted in her accruing debt upon her electric and gas meters which is causing high levels of stress and anxiety. Please help this young mother to clear the debt and credit her meter until her tax credits payments are in place.
This family of four have been transferred to universal credit, and hit by the subsequent delay in receiving their first payment, after sudden illness. L has always worked but she is now struggling now to make ends meet. She is being supported by the church and also the police, as she was stabbed and badly hurt while protecting her mother from angry neighbours. She has spent a lot of time off work because of this and suffers from panic attacks, but is now back in work even if only a few hours a week. She would be very grateful for your help with her gas and electric bill at this difficult time.