J lost his job earlier this year due to depression and anxiety. He is really ill at the moment and doesn't often leave his home, however he's being supported by a local charity who have visited J and found his home to be very cold and damp. His boiler has broken and his solution to the cold is the stay under his eiderdown and use hot water bottles. Please can you help this vulnerable man get his boiler repaired.
We are trying to assist an older Client from the Selby and District foodbank to stay out of fuel poverty. They got into a fuel mess with their bills over the last two years but they are now getting up to date with their electricity payments. We believe they will remain up to date with those payments if we can help them with this additional heating supply, enabling them not to use their old Economy Seven heaters which are anything but economical. Thank you for your kindness for this very proud gentleman.
D got a job so lost his benefits, but then lost his job after 3 weeks and now has to re-apply for benefits. They await payment so have no money. In the meantime, due to unforeseeable consequences for trying to help a friend, A is now receiving threatening texts and has been told to call the Police (on 101) if she feels unsafe. She has no credit on her phone to do this and is very afraid. It is affecting her mental health. We've given household items/food, but this request is to help them with phone, gas & electric top ups.
This single mother has a young child living out of county with her ex-partner. She sees her once a fortnight. The fare is £40 each visit which means half of her monthly Universal Credits goes on fares. She is struggling to pay bills and relies on Foodbank vouchers. There is no electricity now as she has no money left. She is very anxious as she desperately wants to keep out of debt so her daughter is able to come home with her to live.
Single mum of three children, waiting for benefits as being changed to Universal Credits. She had to pay out a lot for school uniform having to buy it from the only shop that sells the uniform, which is expensive. She borrowed money from friends for food, electricity and rent which she needs to pay back and is living off Foodbank vouchers. She hopes to go to college to better her chances for finding work as she really wants to get out of debt. Can you help please.
This lady is struggling financially. She has a low income receiving only a state pension and is finding it hard to make ends meet. She needs help to pay bills, gas and electric etc. Please would you help her with a donation. Thank you.
E is a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client who is starting her journey to a debt free life. A CAP budget is being created for her as a new client. E is now only on Disability Living Allowance. E also suffers from depression, brought about by the circumstances that have developed. She really needs her gas supply.
Our client is ill and unemployed. She hasn't got much money left after paying rent arrears, a crisis loan, gas bill arrears and electric. She will soon pay off all these arrears but needs help with £80 to buy enough food and pay for gas to have enough heating.
K is a single person living alone in rented accommodation and he claims Employment and Support Allowance as his sole income. K's Personal Independence Payment has stopped and he is appealing the decision-this has led to a large reduction in income and a small debt has built up on his gas and electricity account. We are helping K to budget for his consumption to prevent the debt getting larger, but he is struggling to afford extra payments to clear the debt.
S is a single Mum to a 2 yr old and is pregnant with her second child. She has no one to support her. This little family has been living in a hostel and has now been given their own place. She has been able to get hold of a cooker but can't afford to pay for the gas man to come and connect it so that it can be used.
N's mental ill-health and feelings of isolation leave her vulnerable, and she has been taken advantage of. Her latest boyfriend got access to her email and used her name for purchases. This interference also caused her to lose claims for the benefits to which she's entitled. Citizens Advice are trying to sort out the mess, but in the meantime N has no money for food, heating or adequate clothing. A donation to buy food and winter clothes, supervised by a social worker, would be extremely helpful
A couple are facing the prospect of colder weather without their main source of heat - a gas fire in their living room which has been broken for some time. The husband has been to Citizens Advice for help, as he hasn't so far dared to tell his wife that they can't afford the repair. A kind donation for this would not only give them some warmth, but Citizens Advice also hope that it will finally encourage the husband to be more open with his wife about the family finances.
This lady has been struggling for several weeks as her benefits have been stopped whilst waiting for a medical assessment. She has completely bare cupboards and has been trying to manage without using electricity or gas. She lives alone and suffers from back problems and sciatica. We have provided her with a food parcel. A donation from Acts 435 would really help her to live more comfortably. Please would you help this lady. Thank you.
Norfolk lady caring for two young daughters with disabilities is needing help to pay for a broken down heating boiler. She is awaiting welfare benefit payments and is struggling to make ends meet. Any support towards this would be very gratefully received.
The client was referred to us by one of our projects' managers after she was having trouble paying for food and paying for some of her bills. She is in desperate need of support to help get her finances in order and buy the much needed essentials.
Our client is on a electricity meter and is on his last pennies due to being stuck in the Universal Credit crossover and has had no incoming money for 6 weeks. He has gone to the Foodbank but unfortunately is not eligible for one of the heating funds. With his partner having a baby on the way he is desperate for help.
D's husband has just walked out leaving her with his debts and three children to look after. There is a delay before benefits can begin and we are working as a church to alleviate her hardship in the meantime, but she needs help to clear arrears in her energy bills.
E, a single mum, has been moved recently from another town 45 miles away knowing no one in the area. She has struggled with addictions & recently came to church to try to start over & get her life in order. As a new claimant she has no savings to live on. We at the Foodbank are helping but she needs oil coming into the colder weather. She has one child with her & another in care that she sees at the weekends.
S is a lady in her fifties who has recently been made redundant. She has been placed on Universal Credit but her reduced income does not cover her living costs, even within a very tight budget. S also has a grandchild living with her for whom she is not getting any financial help.
P is an older man who worked for the same company for over 25 years, before losing his job 7 years ago. Since then he has struggled to find any long-term employment. Financially things have become extremely difficult as he is currently trying to survive on a little over £20 a week. He has also accumulated debts. Whilst he lives simply, on his own, as the colder weather approaches he cannot continue to keep warm and eat.
H lost her partner 6 months ago. He looked after the bills & finances, but he was diagnosed with terminal cancer & lived just weeks after diagnosis. H has been grieving terribly and due to having to claim universal credit has not been able to manage. Christians Against Poverty are helping her but her one debt is for gas and if she can pay this we can help her set her budget and support her whilst she starts managing her home & finances, being debt free. Please help her move forward.
We have a family in our church and the mum needs to go into hospital which will leave her bed bound for a number of weeks. The father/dad has needed to stop working so that he can care for her and their 3 young boys whilst her mobility is so restricted. He had been working as a care worker on bank so is not entitled to any type of leave. We hope that this money will support them with heating and food over the coming months.
Our client's son is currently being tested and assessed for autism as he is 7 years old but acts like he is 3. This, as well as the son having special dietary requirements, is causing a lot of pressure on the family, especially financially as the family is living on benefits alone. The son's food shopping is turning out to be quite expensive and they would be very grateful for some help.
Young teenager having left an abusive relationship needs money for food. Her benefits have stopped due to them being re-assessed. She is being evicted from her flat within two weeks and is fearful for her future. She has been given food vouchers by another charity but needs fresh fruit and vegetables as well as other basic goods.