This lady is a single mother with a young son. She is looking for paid work but struggling because of the pandemic and because her time is limited as she wants to be available for her son to help him catch up with school work after him missing out on so much education. She needs money for a tablet as they only have access to her mobile phone to get online for homework. She also needs money for new shoes for her son and school supplies as the school has had to cut back on what it can provide.
This lady came to us in desperate circumstances. She didn’t even have enough money to buy milk for her baby. She lost her job because of Covid-19 and can't apply for benefits because she hasn't been able to apply for EU citizen settled status because her passport has expired. She is living with a friend but has no money to live on. She is getting help to apply for settled status but needs money for food and essentials until this is sorted out.
D is a single father with three young children who lost his wife several years ago. His only income is Universal Credit. His washing machine has completely stopped working, and he is unable to wash his children’s school uniforms and other clothes. He would be extremely grateful for donations towards a new washing machine.