X is in debt and would struggle to get more credit, and that wouldn't be good for her. She lost her job in care just before the pandemic and now has to home school a 10 year old and look after her 3 year old. The pandemic has meant it is really hard to find work. X is working with a support worker from the council and is now being supported by Pathways and Christians Against Poverty at Holy Trinity Church. The freezer would really help X with budgeting and food for her little ones.
G lost her job last October as she was in temporary work. Her husband worked in the same place and also lost his job because COVID-19 meant that demand had significantly reduced. She expected to get another job fairly quickly so didn’t claim Universal Credit but the new job didn’t materialise and they are both struggling to find anything in the very challenging labour market. They have a great deal of debt and their home is at risk. A Debt Relief Order would solve all this but they can't afford the fee. Please could you help?
D lost his job last October as he was in temporary work. His wife worked in the same place and also lost her job because COVID-19 meant that demand had significantly reduced. He expected to get another job soon so didn’t claim Universal Credit but the new job didn’t materialise. They have a great deal of debt and their home at risk. A Debt Relief Order would solve all this but they can't afford the fee. Please could you help?
J has been sofa surfing but was attacked and robbed where she was living and she is receiving treatment for the serious burns from that. She is now wheelchair-bound and living with a friend far from the hospital, so attending her appointments is difficult and she is afraid to use public transport. The hospital is unable to help with travel and they have been going without food to pay for taxis. They now have no money for either. Please would you help her attend her last couple of appointments?
This single man with three young children who visit him regularly is really struggling. Because his job closed in December due to Covid-19, his last wages paid the December bills, including rent. However, his Universal Credit was only £398, including for the rent. He is short by £386! This is only his second month in the flat and he has never been in this situation before. He is really panicking, and he is not in the best of health at the moment. We are giving him additional help, over and above this amount requested, and have referred him to the local FoodShare, but he would be very grateful for your help with this remaining amount. Thank you.
A was working but as his contract was zero hours he fell behind with his utilities and also his credit card payments. Sadly the situation worsened when he lost his job due to Covid-19. He now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that he applies for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost £90 and sadly A doesn't have enough money to pay the fee. Please could you help him to make a fresh start?
H lost his restaurant job in London as a result of Covid-19 and has now moved down to Exeter with his wife and 3 children to live with his son in a small flat. They are very short of money and have had food from the foodbank, but I'd love to be able to help them with money for the gas and electric meters, and some fresh vegetables and chilled food to supplement the foodbank provision. Thank you so much for reading this.
A is a single mum of 3 children. She was working and at the start of Covid-19 was initially furloughed but now has been laid off. She has also become depressed and is being helped by her GP. Her partner can no longer help out financially for the children as he has also been laid off so money is very tight. She is really struggling to get any clothes dry and has no tumble dryer. Drying everything on the radiator is causing damp so we would really appreciate help in purchasing her a small tumble dryer. Thank you.