B is a young mother whose daughter is almost one year old. She is on Universal Credit which means that her income is very low. B is moving into a council flat with her daughter where there is only a fridge/freezer and a sofa. She has very little in the way of appliances. Buying meals from take away shops is very expensive and not at all as nutritious as home made food. It is really important that B obtains a cooker as soon as possible and any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
A has been suffering from serious mental health issues for her whole life. She has personality disorder and finds every day tasks extremely challenging. She lives on her own and her cooker has broken down. She is completely unable to afford a replacement on her own. £100 of kind donations towards a new cooker would be a massive help to her situation.
This is a very urgent request. W, his wife and his 3 young children are newly granted refugees and have just moved into an unfurnished house. They have spent most of their Universal Credit payment for this month on new things for the house and are struggling to make ends meet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A lives alone and has recently moved into a new property due to her old property being deemed inhabitable. She has an active benefit claim of Employment and Support Allowance, however she is on a low income. She has had to pay a bond on her new property which has left her short of finances until she receives her next payment. She doe not have support from her family or friends. Her new property has pre-payment meters and her electric and gas needs to be topped up to work. Please help this young girl with a small amount.
My client is currently receiving no Universal Credit through no fault of his own, we have welfare rights working on his behalf to correct this however in the mean time he has moved into supported housing and has no food or basic household items to live independently. Could you donate to help him get some food and household goods until we can sort this out?
This Mum of 4 young children had to flee an abusive relationship and is homeless. She has been living with a family relative in a small house for a few months, but has now been offered her own house. After borrowing and paying all she can for flooring and to make the house livable, she is asking for help to buy oil so she can move in and heat it.
This young single woman on benefits is making back payments on her debts, and this doesn't leave her enough to live on. She has a plan to pay off these debts but if you can help her to pay her rent top up this month it will give her enough for food and essentials for the time being.
A 27 year asylum seeker and his wife arrived in the UK with a few hundred pounds of savings, which was soon spent on food, clothes and medicine. As a result of having these funds, the Home Office is now for the next several months decreasing their weekly benefit which makes it extremely difficult to buy food, clothes and pay to visit the dropin to get further support at Meeting Point in Leeds. Please help them so they can meet their basic needs and continue to integrate into UK society without this unnecessary stress.
Our client from the Foodbank is desperately trying to provide for their family of two adults and two children. They are at the margin of making sure there is food on the table or keeping warm. If we can get some coal delivered to them, they will have both and this is especially important for the children. One of the adults is working but is on a very low income, certainly not enough to live on. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
J lives with her husband and 5 children who are all school aged. They have recently moved from a different area and have had to make a new claim for Universal Credit therefore they have no access to finances until they receive their first payment. J has been using local food banks for food support. Their utility meters are low and they need support to top them up to ensure they have access to electric, heat and hot water. Please help this family with a small amount during this time.
This lady came to the Foodbank to ask for help with food. She told us that she was struggling to make ends meet as her husband is having treatment for cancer. She works 12 hours a week and receives a small amount of benefits to top up her wages. She has to find people to be with her husband while she works. She seemed exhausted as now has to do everything to keep their home running. Please would you give to this lady to help her with some respite and ease the burden of tight finances. Thank you.
D has recently got a flat again after being homeless for 4 months. He is trying to have a fresh start after dodgy landlords got their properties taken away. Getting a fridge freezer would be a massive step in helping D be more independent and a real boost to his mental health and well being. At the moment he is surviving on cupboard food but finds it a struggle and pops into the homeless drop in for milk which is not great for him trying to take forward steps.
L is a young lady who is seven months pregnant and living in temporary accommodation with her partner. She has had benefit delays after her Universal Credit application has been messed up on a couple of occasions, which led her to come to our foodbank for help with food. With several weeks before she is due any benefits, she desperately needs help with her electric bills for cooking and heating.
P came to us for food from our foodbank, referred to us by his GP. He is suffering from a long term illness. His electricity supplier has changed his terms from quarterly billing to monthly billing with advance payment required. He told me he is worried sick about the pressure this has put on his finances, and that he desperately needs cash for this and other bills.
S is a mum who lives with her partner and their small child in rented accommodation. They are struggling to meet the cost of a gas/electricity bill in addition to living costs after Christmas. They both work (he is self employed and she works part time) but have found themselves struggling. They receive no benefits apart from child benefit. Your help would make a huge difference to them.
This single Mum is really struggling financially and has asked for some help with the most basic of items - food and petrol. Any help towards these costs would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
J had work until a couple of months back. Now he is surviving on benefits which have been reduced by Child Maintenance payments based on his income when he had work. He has been referred to our foodbank by his housing association, and he is in desperate need of help with food and electric for cooking and heating.
S is a foodbank client referred to us by his housing association. He suffers from ill health and has had cuts to his benefits and is struggling to make ends meet. He is drained and anxious, and the stress he is feeling is making him more ill. He needs help with electric for his cooking and heating, and also to keep his lights on as he suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Our client is on Universal Credit and is trying to save money by batch cooking but doesn't have a freezer to store food. He has come through our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Help and is debt free but just doesn't have enough disposable income to buy white goods outright. He is attending our CAP Job Club to help find work but can you help him in the meantime?
This client is a young mother working full time on a low wage. She is in desperate need of a cooker as hers has broken, she can raise part of the money towards one but not all of it. It would cost more money to get it fixed than it would to buy a new one. This is causing her a lot of stress as eating properly is so important to her. She will not go into debt for an oven as this would bring a lot of hardship which she does not want.
We are seeking help for a gentleman who is in remission with cancer. He is being supported with practical issues, however he lives in an isolated area and due to being unable to work through illness he is faced with a large payment for gas heating which he is struggling to pay. He has recently left hospital due to developing pneumonia. Any help would be most gratefully received.
This client is an older lady who is registered as disabled and has lost her previous accommodation due to issues around domestic abuse. She is now living in a caravan and needs funds to purchase a large gas bottle so she can both heat her accommodation and cook. She is working with the council to find more permanent accommodation but she needs help to survive where she is at the moment. Your help with this would be so gratefully received.