A is a refugee from Eritrea who has finally found himself housing in Leeds. He has experienced being homeless before as well as delays to his Universal Credit. He asked his friend if he could borrow some money, but while at the cash point had the money stolen. The £200 was to help pay for food, and also the legal costs of his wife and children joining him from Eritrea. He is now in a desperate situation - struggling to survive and in debt to his friend. Any help is so gratefully appreciated.
This is a very urgent request. M has recently gained his refugee status and applied for Universal Credit. However, his benefits were stopped through no fault of his own. He is now without any income and has no money for food and bills. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This client was referred to Romero from a Citizens Advice Debt Worker, on meeting the client she informed us that she had been struggling for some time to manage her benefits and care for her young family. As a result of problems with benefits she has fallen into debt and had debt collectors visiting her home which was very distressing for her and her children. If the client is able to access support to obtain a Debt Relief Order of £90 this will enable her to work towards becoming debt free.
C is married with two children. Her husband suffers long term mental health issues and is housebound. C is his main carer and her benefits were cut once it was changed from Personal Independence Payment. There was a waiting period where no money was coming in leading to arrears on council tax, rent and a summons for her TV licence. £120 will help towards this debt.
R is the full-time carer for her husband who is registered disabled and unable to work. Meeting their living costs is a constant challenge. Changes to their circumstances have led to delays in benefits, which has left them struggling to cover food and fuel costs for the month. They also have a £40 loan repayment which they are unable to pay and they have been threatened with action if the payment is not met. Help to get them through this difficult period would be greatly appreciated.
D was recently helped by Acts 435 when his flat was burgled, taking almost everything he had of value. But he is still struggling financially. His claim for Universal Credit is floundering as he has not got his passport as proof of ID. The fee is £81. He can afford the fare to the Portuguese Consulate in Manchester, but needs help to cover the cost of the passport fee. His mental health is poor so this really helps relieve his stress and keep him on a level.