J is a single parent living in a rented flat with 2 young children. She is not due to receive her Universal Credit payment for another 2 weeks and has now no money left for food, gas or electricity. On top of her financial problems she and her family have severe emotional difficulties to overcome at the moment as well, so any help towards seeing her through this time will really help to ease the burden.
This man is struggling to make ends meet. He needs help to pay for gas and electricity. He has recently had to leave his part time job due to heart problems. Please would you help him to buy food and pay some bills. Thank you.
This young lady has not received any benefits since 29 January. She is really struggling and surviving on handouts. She is also being threatened with eviction as housing benefit has not been paid. Please would you help her to buy food and pay bills. Thank you
Young man on Universal Credit and isn't due to be paid again for two weeks. He has had to pay some bills from his last payment which has left his without food and electricity. He is working with a local charity who is supporting him to become more independent as he moves on from a local hostel. The local food bank is helping him with food, but he needs lighting and the ability to cook, which is why he needs a top up for his electricity.
Middle aged man recently moved into a new property after being sofa surfing staying with friends because he had nowhere to live. He has spent all his money on moving in - deposit and rent in advance - and has no money left for the electric. He is on Job Seekers Allowance, and is actively looking for work.
J has begun working with Chrisitans Against Poverty but is struggling to budget for essential items. J got into debt following the death of her partner a few years ago, her cats have become very important to her during this time and she has prioritised vet bills over utility bills. J did a Life Skills Course and working towards getting her finances organised. Any donations for her gas and electric payments would give J a real boost and she was amazed that this could be provided! Thank you.
Y is really struggling at the moment, both financially and emotionally. Her brother died just before Christmas and she lost her job around the same time. Since then she has been trying hard to find another job but is getting badly into debt and has recently been visited by bailiffs who have given her limited time to settle some of her debts. She is currently seeking debt advice but in the meantime would really appreciate help with day to day living costs for food and household bills.
This young lady came to foodbank and was in floods of tears. She is really struggling and very depressed. She is autistic and self harms a lot. She is struggling to survive and needs money for food, electric and bills. A donation would help to give her some hope in her life. Thank you
T has had his benefits stopped because he was too ill to attend an assessment. He has severe curvature of the spine so cannot work. He is struggling to pay for food and bills without any income. Please would you help him with a donation. Thank you
T has mental health problems and is currently unable to work. His benefits are in the process of being transferred to Universal Credit so he has had a number of weeks with no income. He has no money left for food and utility bills and would really appreciate any help to see him through till his benefits payment comes through.
Miss M is in the unfortunate position of being a tenant in a HMO where she finds herself paying for utilities that other tenants have used. She is struggling with this debt even though having paid off over a huge amount. Miss M suffers with depression and other mental illnesses and would be classed as vulnerable. She hasn't had electric for four days now. She does get ESA but this is not due until the end of the week.
Mr R is in the unfortunate position of being a tenant in a HMO where he finds himself paying for utilities that other tenants have used. He is struggling with this debt even though having paid off over a huge amount. Mr R has mental health issues and would be considered as very vulnerable. He hasn't had electric for four days now. He does get UC but this is not due for another 3 weeks. The UC is a small amount of which most goes to pay the outstanding debts made by others.
A lady we are working with has recently had to start a new Universal credit claim due to a breakdown in her relationship. She is currently without money to pay bills or buy food and still has 2 weeks left to wait before any money will come in. She is in desperate need of money to look after her family and provide for them.
A was carer to her mother who died in March. Her circumstances have changed dramatically since then. They were living in disabled housing and A may have to move out after 6 months. She has had to apply for Universal Credit which we heard today will not be paid for another 4 weeks. This grant is to help her to pay priorities and buy food.
Client has approached us as he is struggling financially. He is updating a Universal Credit claim and is without money for the next 3 weeks. He has already used up his limit of foodbank vouchers and has no source of income to feed his family or pay bills for the next 3 weeks. He has a young baby as well.