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£50 needed for gas and electricity bills

L has recently moved from temporary accommodation to a permanent flat with her young daughter after escaping a domestic violence situation. They are waiting for Universal Credit payments and a discretionary fund to come through but have no heating at the moment as they cannot afford to top up their gas. Please could you help them buy some gas to get them through this bitterly cold weather.

City:
London
Age:
28
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Today

£65 needed for transport to church

Our client has mobility issues and wants to attend a church which is around 1.5 miles from her home and this is too far for her to walk. The money is for taxi vouchers whilst she is waiting for an outcome of her benefit application. She is really keen to attend this church and this would help her very much.

City:
Bradford
Age:
57
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Tomorrow

£105 needed for bills and rent arrears

M is struggling to pay her bills, she has debts and rent arrears that are building up after losing a baby. She has two children aged 1 and 8 years old, and she is attending her local food bank. Any help you could give M with reducing her rent arrears would be very much appreciated.

City:
Wimborne
Age:
28
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 3 days

£100 needed for food and essentials

J and his wife are refugees from Ethiopia and are due their first baby in 4 weeks. Due to benefit complications, they didn't receive a payment this month and won't receive any money for another 4 weeks. They are borrowing from friends and building up debt in the meantime. As J's wife is heavily pregnant, she needs to be eating nutritious food, and she is not able to currently. They hope to receive social services support, but they desperately need some money to relieve the pressure. Thank you.

City:
Leeds
Age:
21
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 3 days

£110 needed for a skip

This Mum has lost the care of her 8 children due to poor home conditions, despite trying hard over the past few months to improve this. Previous tenants have left lots of rubbish in the garden which has turned into a swamp. Mum requires a skip to remove the rubbish which would help contribute to her making positive changes and being re-united with her children.

City:
Blyth
Age:
39
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 4 days

£120 needed for matresses

This Mum is working towards having her 2 children returned to her care. She would love to be able to buy two single mattresses to help her prepare a safe space for her children to sleep. This would enable her to provide a warm and comfortable place for her children to return to. Unfortunately mum is unable to buy these herself due to having no money.

City:
Blyth
Age:
41
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 4 days

£120 needed for utilities

Our clients have three young daughters, one with special needs due to autism. Unfortunately, the husband has just lost his part time job and they have had to seek alternative housing, due to mould, water leaks and a number of repairs that the private landlord refused to deal with. They have now managed to find a new property but have fallen behind due to finishing off tenancy in one place and taking up another. They are struggling to meet their gas and electric bills. Could you help them?

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
28
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 5 days

£115 needed for utilities

Our client is a single Mum and she is struggling to make ends meet - she has fallen behind with her gas and electric bills. She is currently getting Universal Credit and our foodbank is supporting her with basic food items. The recent financial pressure is starting to affect her mental health.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
36
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for utilities

Our client is on Universal Credit due to low income and is a parent of two children aged 5 and 7. Her eldest child and husband both have autism. Although our client works as an auxiliary nurse, she had to have a month off work due to a a significant operation. This has meant they have gone from just managing to having to use their credit card for food and utilities. Our foodbank is providing food parcels, but we would like to help them get back on track.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
26
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 5 days

£20 needed for electric bills

N is a foodbank client referred to us in hardship, having no money for several weeks due to changes in his accommodation and benefits. His benefit delays were exacerbated due to difficulties with providing ID to the Department for Work and Pensions. We helped him with a contribution towards his electric bills so that he can keep his house warm until the issues are resolved. A donation to reimburse us for the help we gave him to top up his meters would be a great help to us please.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
34
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for relieving debt issues

Our client is a 30 year old lady with a young child. We are supporting her with debt issues due to benefit delays. She also needs a lot of support with emotional and practical issues due to severe trauma she has experienced. If you could contribute to helping her, it would make a real difference to her mental health and she would be so grateful.

City:
Norfolk
Age:
30
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 13 days