This young family are asylum seekers from Switzerland who have just got permanent residence. They are waiting on their Universal Credit to come through and have managed to get almost everything they need except for a couple of items, and one is a washing machine. They have no family or friends to turn to and the language is a barrier. This is a fresh start for them.
This young family of four from Switzerland have just got a private rented house, they have managed to get most of the items they need except a couple of things including a fridge freezer. They desperately need this as they are awaiting Universal Credit and the little money they have does not cover having to buy food from the shop everyday.
This 69 year old single lady lived with family for many years before finding her own property. She is waiting for a very small state pension to come through, and she has applied for pension credit and housing benefit but this is not guaranteed. Until all of this comes through she has no money and her family are doing the best to support her. She is a vulnerable pensioner. Her new home has no carpets and the flooring is cold. Any money towards the carpets would be really helpful.
This young man came out of temporary accommodation and into his own flat some weeks ago. However since then, because of errors and delays in the benefit system he has been without money. The lack of furniture and more importantly cooking equipment has affected his health and he has felt very alone. A microwave would mean he could easily provide hot food for himself. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.
This young man came out of temporary accommodation some weeks ago and into his own flat. However, since then he has had no money because of errors and delays in the benefit system. He has had no furniture, his health has suffered and he has felt very lonely. He will hopefully soon be provided with a microwave, but also needs a fridge freezer so he can store food and make warm meals. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.