At the start of the pandemic, B and her 4 daughters became a single-parent family. Her husband abandoned them and they were left with no income. She speaks no English and relies on her 16 year-old daughter to interpret. She is unable to pay her rent in full and has mounting bills and arrears while she waits for her benefits to be sorted out. B is very stressed as the girls need school uniforms and warm winter clothes. She will be very relieved and grateful for your help.
B and his wife J are a family of 9, living in overcrowded accommodation with their 5 children, J's sister and her newborn baby. They survive on a very low income as J lost her job as a part-time carer and B claims Employment Support Allowance as he is unable to work due to PTSD. B has requested help with a clothing voucher to buy winter coats for the children, money is very tight and the family find it hard to purchase anything other than the essentials.
L had a domestic violence incidence during which many of her household essentials were destroyed. As she is unemployed, she desperately needs financial help to fix the damages so the draft is prevented from streaming into her apartment. Could you help her?
A is a single mother of three young children who has struggled with managing her finances for a long time. She has had to use foodbanks several times to feed her children. We have supported her and helped her to balance her day-to-day finances, but she has no ability to repay her debts. A Debt Relief Order would give her a fresh start and hope for the future that she can keep her home and provide for her children.
This parent was referred to our foodbank due to low income and debts. Her washing machine is broken, and she is unable to afford to buy a new one. It's not easy at the moment to access the launderette and the costs are mounting up. She would be really grateful for any support with a new washing machine.
N is a single mum with two sons. She is struggling on a very low income and was recently referred by her son's school to our foodbank. Her children's beds have broken and they currently have very old mattresses on the floor, which is very cold as they have bare floors. She needs two bed frames and two mattresses. We would be glad of any support towards these.
M has 4 children aged 20 months to 14 years old. He lost his job in July as a result of COVID-19 and has not been able to find a new job since. M receives Universal Credit but is hit hard by the benefit cap. He and his family are struggling to buy food and pay for essential bills. After paying the rent, M only has £200 for the whole month. Can you help M to buy food for his young family at this difficult time while his job search continues?
S has been unable to work and solely depends on benefits due to a serious heart condition and chronic mental health issues. He lives with his wife and two children aged 11 and 7. Both children are in desperate need of warm clothes. The oldest boy has holes in his shoes and feels embarrassed to go to school. Mum and dad have no extra funds at this time and are struggling just to get by. They desperately need winter coats, socks, vests, trousers and jumpers. Please can you help these children?