We met a young chap a few months ago who had been on and off rough sleeping for a long time - we put him in emergency accommodation and since then we have managed to rehouse him in secure accommodation. We have helped him with his status application, he was a heroin user, we have helped him get back on his script and come away from heroin. In the meantime he has been quite down with nothing to do as he has no benefits. We want to buy him a TV to bless him as this will be a huge benefit to him.
F is a single parent on benefits. She has lost two of her four children to a congenital condition, the last one about 4 years ago. Her oldest son, who had learning difficulties, died of Covid-19 in January. The loss of the disability benefits has meant a huge drop in her income. She is having to support the son's wife, who is in the UK on a spouse's visa and does not have recourse to public funds. F is very worried about her old gas stove not being safe. Can you help her to get a replacement?
F is a regular guest at our soup kitchen and foodbank. He has recently reached pension age, but having been too worried to ask for help with the pension form, the delay has now meant his Universal Credit has been stopped. We have now helped him to get his pension forms in, but he is looking at a time with no income. Any help you could give him for basic needs during this time would be really appreciated.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she is not in a position to pay for extras. She has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for the installation of a new gas cooker.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she cannot cope with extra expenses. She also has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for a reconditioned gas cooker.
H lost his job due to the pandemic. He is married with three children under 5 years old. The eldest has special needs and is awaiting a diagnosis. H is desperate to get back to work as he and his wife are hit by the benefit cap meaning their whole Universal Credit payment goes to their landlord for rent. H receives nothing. They are surviving on child benefit payments alone. H's work permit has run out. He needs to pay £138 to get a new permit. Would you be able to help this family get back on their feet?
S has no contact with with her birth parents and now she has turned 18 she is able claim benefits in her own right however she needs the correct identification to open her own bank account. She has been supported to source her National Insurance Number and purchase a replacement birth certificate however she still requires photographic ID. Please help this young girl with the cost of a provisional driving licence in order to support her to open a bank account.
D has moved into emergency accommodation. He has spent his money on essential items and cannot afford to put new trainers on his feet. His previous four pairs of trainers came from a charity shop and I’d like to try and get him a brand new pair. It will make a huge difference to his mental health and wellbeing. I’d be very grateful if you could assist. Thank you.
F has come to the UK from West Africa and has recently been given her right to remain. She is a single parent with children aged 8 and 9, and has suffered domestic violence. She is waiting for her Universal Credit claim to be assessed but meanwhile needs to pay some pressing bills for childcare, food and utilities. The children need to replace their clothes for when they return to school as they have outgrown their current ones. Any help towards F's current needs would be deeply appreciated.