A member of our food pantry project has shared that their fridge/freezer has broken. Due to being on Universal Credit he does not have savings to replace his fridge/freezer. He is struggling with the cost of purchasing food daily. A replacement fridge/freezer would really help this gentleman on low Universal Credit.
C is a young woman working full time, providing for her partner and 6 year old daughter. Her partner is not in work and not eligible for benefits. Despite working she is struggling and is in debt; she has resorted to payday loans and the foodbank to help pay rent, gas and electric and to feed her family. A donation would reduce the financial pressure on her while she works with debt advisors to stabilise her finance and debt situation.
C is a young man who approached us for help with a debt. He has a physical and learning disability, and is struggling to live independently. He has had no support and was not receiving the benefits he was entitled to, but has been paying his bills out of his Universal Credit and not eating. He is very thin and anxious - so we have applied for his correct benefits and got the foodbank organised to support him weekly. But his cupboards are totally bare so we need to restock, and he has no electric so this needs topping up too. Please help. Thanks.
This mum has not received her benefits for the last 2 months. She is really struggling to buy food and pay for gas and electricity. She suffers from seizures and some other health problems including depression. Please would you help her to get through this difficult time? It will help her to take greater care of herself and improve her wellbeing. Thank you.
P is a single mum with two children aged 8 months and 3 years old. She has had to move out of the property she used to rent and is now living with her parents. Unfortunately, she has got debt issues. Her parents have tried to help her but she now faces court action over the debts. She has contacted Citizens Advice and they are advising her on the options available to her. Support with her weekly shopping bill would provide her with some relief as she worries about her children having enough to eat.
L and her partner have three children. They have a number of debts including Council Tax and rent arrears. L works 18 hours per week but her partner is not able to work due to health problems. L has recently sought help from Citizens Advice and options to sort out the debt problems are being looked into. But given their very low income they are struggling and find it hard to make sure that they have enough food for the children. Help with their shopping costs would be a real lifeline for them.
This elderly lady is unable to control the complex heating system which was installed in her home last year, and therefore used electric plug-in heaters which have left her with a huge bill, which social services are helping her with. However, with a Dimplex Hub which she can use with her phone, she will be able to control the heating system. This lady has very limited means and would really appreciate our help.
In order to cook healthy meals for herself and her one year old son, this mum needs a cooker. There wasn't one supplied in her council home, so she's currently living off microwave, toasted and kettle based meals. This isn't sustainable, nutritious or ideal. She wants to give her son the best start, but needs help. Wisely she realises that getting further into debt to buy white goods is a bad idea, despite the council's advice when they refused a grant. Could you please help?
V is a working single mum who is paid 4-weekly and is being failed by the Universal Credit system. Because she is paid 4-weekly, the system deems her to have been paid twice in one month so does not pay her the Universal Credit that she is entitled to, meaning that she loses a total of £700! This includes her rent payment. Help is needed for her to pay household bills as well as provide food for the family. Also, she now has Covid, which makes life even harder.
A man that we are supporting has been released from prison with no paperwork from probation, and he suffers with mental health issues. With your support, we would like to help him through into the next stage by supporting him with clothes, food and 3 nights accommodation to keep him from sleeping on the streets. He is open to our guidance and support so we are hopeful he will be successful.