BG is a refugee from Iran, and her husband and 3 children have just joined her in the UK. However, their benefits were stopped and they have no source of income until February 18th. BG is worried and scared about how she will be able to feed them, pay the rent that is due, and keep the house warm and powered. They have received food vouchers, and we are trying to access social services support as well, but any financial help would be a huge relief, and BG would be so grateful.
This client is a single mum with 5 children. One child has significant behavioural issues, in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and attends a residential school. The woman has asthma, anxiety and depression and has suffered domestic abuse in the past. She is now seeking help from the mental health team, Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS), and a family support worker. She is unemployed and relies on welfare benefits. Her support worker provides financial capability support as her mental health has caused her debt issues. She has no realistic chance to clear her debts so she has applied for a Debt Relief Order.
This young family are managing living expenses on their one wage. Their little girl is 3 years old and suffers from hyper mobility which causes her to resist exercise as her joints hurt. They have been advised to encourage exercise to strengthen her muscles to support her joints. They would like to take her swimming as this would strengthen her muscles without causing pain however they have no money spare to pay for this. When she in enrolled she can go in the pool at other times free of charge.
J was referred to us by the local food bank. She is struggling financially and has no storage for her daughter, which is causing much anxiety. They had been forced to move with not much notice a couple of years ago and since then had slowly been buying all their furniture. Having a wardrobe wasn't a priority but J's daughter's mental health has been affected by the move and having her clothes strewn around isn't helping her move on. J has many issues but getting storage would help so much.
L is a single mum and is currently on a benefits cap. She is in a lot of debt and is really struggling to pay for gas and electricity as well as feeding her 3 children aged 4, 7 and 16. She is getting help from a local foodbank and is seeking help from citizens advice to try and sort her debts as she has been visited by a bailiff. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.
As a single mum working part time, this client faces a daily challenge of trying to keep out of debt and provide a home for her two daughters. A's daughter has the opportunity to attend a training and development programme in America but needs some help towards travel costs. The client has saved some money towards travel and also done some local fundraising but is still a little short and asked if Acts 435 could help. She stated that this opportunity may help her daughter gain future employment.
K's husband has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is currently at home on daily morphine injections. K has a child aged 15 who is struggling to come to terms with his father's illness and she would really like to buy him a new bike as a gift from his dad so any money given towards this would be greatly appreciated.
L is seeking help from citizens' advice for help with her debts as she is really struggling. They have advised her to get a Debt Relief Order. Her and her partner are both on benefits and have two children with special needs to care for and with no spare income to put towards her debts she is feeling really down. Could you help her with a fresh start?
A, together with her 3 children, had to leave her home when she could no longer cope with her abusive partner. She is receiving help in finding alternative accommodation but is currently sleeping on the floor of her mother’s flat. She has no money and her situation has left her bewildered and very stressed. She needs money for food, travel expenses to get to her appointments and she is also anxious about not having clothes for the children. She would be very grateful for help with these costs.