C has been supported by the local foodbank for a few months and is now awaiting benefit payments following a Personal Independence Payment assessment. His fridge broke several months ago and he has been relying on a neighbour giving him space in her freezer when possible. Any help towards a replacement would be much appreciated.
J struggles with mental health issues. Just recently her disability benefit (Personal Independence Payment) was stopped and she is having to appeal the decision. In the meantime her under counter freezer has broken and as she relies on frozen foods it has become difficult for her to manage her budget.
B has learning difficulties and suffers from other physical and mental health problems. His benefits keep being reassessed leading to delays in payments, and consequently he has got into debt. This month has been particularly difficult and he has run out of money with 2 weeks to go before his next payment. He is especially anxious about gas and electricity costs and he is also unable to meet his monthly water payment. Help with these costs would be much appreciated and would be a real weight off his mind.
This is a very urgent request. M's husband and two sons have recently joined her in the UK. As her husband doesn't have a National Insurance Number yet, the family's benefits payment have stopped while they wait for the application to be processed. They have been told that this could take up to 10 days. Until then they are without income and can't buy food. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
J is a middle-aged man who has mental health issues and who has really struggled during lockdown. He lives with his teenage daughter who suffers from anxiety. J has been able to work from home since March but recently has been pressurised into going back into the office, which he felt unable to cope with. He therefore lost his job and is now waiting for Universal Credit payments. Money is very short, and he has asked for help with rent payments and living expenses.
S is a refugee who is living in rented accommodation with his wife, who is 8 months pregnant. The couple have applied for benefits, however there has been a delay in their claim being processed. As a consequence, S will be unable to make his rent payment. This is a very difficult time for S and his heavily pregnant wife. The couple require your help and would benefit greatly with a donation of £150, which will not cover all of the rent, but relieve them of some of it.
A is a 22 year old student who lives with her partner. Both suffer with significant mental health issues and are in the process of applying for benefits and student finance, although neither have arrived yet. A is recently estranged from her parents which has had a significant impact. Their situation has forced them to turn to the food bank twice recently as they are struggling. Please donate to help this young couple afford basic groceries until their situation is resolved. Thank you
H is a 37 year old single mum. Her partner has recently moved out, leaving her alone with a 10 week old baby, and her four and ten year old. This also means a change in circumstances for her Universal Credit so she has to wait for the new award to be calculated. H has turned to the food bank already but is really struggling. Please donate so H can afford to look after her young family until her Universal Credit is sorted out. Thank you.
M was working for a cleaning business but lost her job when the pandemic hit. Though her flat is small, her rent is high which means that she hits the benefit cap - she has a high sum of money deducted for her Universal Credit payment every month. As a result she has been receiving no income whatsoever from Universal Credit since losing her job. She is surviving on food parcels from foodbanks, has no credit on her phone or Oyster to help look for work or get back and forth to the foodbank.
Mr L is a single father, who has just been given his first tenancy, and gained sole custody of his child. He has no furniture as he was previously homeless and has no family to help. We are applying for benefits now he has custody of his child but these will take weeks to come through and he is currently appealing to buy curtains for privacy for his child, and also essential items like a kettle and toaster. Emergency help is not available from his local authority for at least 6 weeks.
A lady who is well known to us, and always helping with voluntary work, has had her benefits changed due to a change in circumstances. She was given the wrong advice by the benefits department, and due to that her benefits have been stopped without warning. She is disabled and on the highest element of support, but will struggle for food and household fuel over the next six weeks as her claim was changed over to Universal Credit. We have helped her with rent, and this extra will see her through.
L has been referred to Romero for help to sort out her finances. Due to problems with benefits she has found herself in debt and this is putting additional pressure on her to support her young family and pay household bills. L is trying to get back on track with support from her Tenant Support Worker and needs £90 in order to apply for a Debt Relief Order as this would enable her to finally take control of her situation which would have a positive impact on her health and wellbeing.
Our client has been sleeping rough for a number of weeks and has been sofa surfing where possible. He is destitute, has no access to benefits and is unable to work legally in the UK. Our client needs to stay in emergency accommodation for a few days whilst we work with him to move into one of our supported tenancies. Once there we we will be able to work with him to get his Settled Status and support him into finding work.
A is a 59 year old man who was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and given between two and five years to live. He is currently applying for disability benefits with the help of his MacMillan caseworker. While he waits to find out if he will be awarded this benefit, he is really struggling. A's rent is quite high and since stopping work due to his cancer diagnosis, he has fallen behind with his bills. Please donate to help A afford some groceries until his benefits are sorted. Thank you.
This lovely mum and her children (ranging from toddler to young adult) have had to relocate to our town away from their wider family and community and they have come to us as they were struggling to access the benefits and other help that they so desperately need. We are working with them to make the applications. With winter on the way and benefits not yet in place this Mum would really appreciate help buying some essential clothing items, shoes and winter uniform. Thank you.
H suffers with depression and anxiety and is unfit for work. He was homeless for over 12 months following the breakup of a relationship, but has now moved into his own flat. His change in circumstances has meant that he has had to apply for Universal Credit and still has at least a month to wait until his first payment. He has run out of money, has little food, gas and electricity left and is in urgent need of a new pair of shoes. He would be very grateful for help with these costs to get him through this difficult time.