A removed herself and her 2 & 3 year old children from an emotionally abusive relationship. She has had to start from scratch. A is self employed and works from home, however has no support from family so has to put the children into nursery so that she can work properly. A's Tax Credits award has been pending since Easter so A is not eligible yet for child care assistance. A is also having to deal with 3 weeks rent arrears. All A wants to do is make a fresh start. Can you help?
This Christians Against Poverty client is on such a tight budget that it will take around 2 years to raise the money required to pay the Debt Relief Order fee. Client is understandably very distressed.
Susan is a lone parent with a two year old girl. She has been laid off from her job in favour of others who can work longer hours. She has no money until next week, when she has her last payment for £50. Her benefits have changed and she is waiting for them to be sorted. Electricity and gas have run out in her house so has moved in with a friend for the moment. Hopefully, when her child can be minded,she will be able to work longer hours but now she really needs your help.Please help.
Caroline has had an assessment for Employment and Support Allowance. Her benefits have been stopped while waiting for the result of an appeal. She receives a small amount of Disability Living Allowance but is struggling to 'make ends meet'. Please would you help her survive this difficult time. Thank you.
I was removed from ESA and had to make a fresh claim for job seekers allowance and the break in benefits put me in arrears with my rent. I then found employment (Zero hours contract) and had to change benefit again when I had no work and completed a new application for universal credit. Unfortunately I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before this benefit will be put into pay and have not managed to source any further employment.
A young couple would like funds to help purchase a second hand pushchair/pram and baby essentials (such as baby bottles, clothing, blankets). They have no money or savings, and the baby is a complete surprise and is due at the end of this month. They have already had a Universal advance payment and are both unemployed at the moment.Any to donations to help this couple with essentials will be gratefully received. Thank you
This family with two children are in desperate need of a table and chairs so they can sit and eat together Their benefits have been sanctioned due to reassessment of Dad's disability also carer's allowance has stopped They are appealing against the decision. Meanwhile they are living on child benefit allowance They are very reluctant to ask for help but if If you can provide them with furniture it will give them some normality in a very difficult time. A ray of hope in a dark place! Thank you
T lost his ESA when he became homeless. He is now turning his life around with the help of Adaction. They are helping him try to get his benefits back but in the meantime he desperately needs household essentials like bedding and newer clothes and shoes. Please can you help him make a fresh start.
A has learning disabilities which make it difficult for him to manage money and care for himself. He works 8 hrs a week for Cornwall Council's Health Promotion Service. One of their staff brought him to FoodBank because he had no money. His gas has been cut off for weeks so he has no hot water or heating. His ESA was stopped but that is going to Appeal.He presented as an extremely vulnerable man. Please help him at least get hot water to bathe.
A has learning disabilities. His ESA has been stopped after a tick list interview. This is going to appeal. He works 8 hrs a week for Cornwall Council's Health Promotion Service. His boss brought him to Food bank as he had no money. He is in debt with his electricity and needs more food than we can provide while he waits for his appeal. He presents as very vulnerable. Please help him.
client lost her husband in March and she has learning difficulties. She is living with her father who is on a pension. Her benefits were sanctioned as she did not attend an appointment. She only received notification of the appointment after the appointment date. She has not been able to afford a cooker and has been without one for three years. Is surviving by using a microwave. Client has a support worker from Vectis Housing