D sadly lost her husband due to Covid-19 just before Christmas. She is struggling with debt which has been made worse by subsequent changes to her benefits. She has moved into a smaller flat to try to reduce her living costs and she is seeking help with her debts from Citizens Advice. She is struggling to cover food and utility costs and has no credit on her phone so is unable to make outgoing calls. She has no family support and is feeling very isolated. Help with these costs would be much appreciated.
F is a regular guest at our soup kitchen and foodbank. He has recently reached pension age, but having been too worried to ask for help with the pension form, the delay has now meant his Universal Credit has been stopped. We have now helped him to get his pension forms in, but he is looking at a time with no income. Any help you could give him for basic needs during this time would be really appreciated.
L has four young children and is on benefits. Their home is draughty and poorly maintained by their private landlord and it has cost them a lot to keep warm. We supported her to add thick curtains to the doors and windows which has improved things slightly, however they have now shut down two rooms as the gas bill has arrived and L cannot afford to pay it. She is terrified she is cut off. This amount will clear the outstanding bill and allow her to save over the warmer months towards winter. Thank you for any help.
B has recently moved into a flat following a 6 month prison sentence. He suffers with anxiety and struggles to get about because of blood clots in his legs. He has applied for Universal Credit but expects to have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks for his first payment. He has run out of money, has very little food left and doesn’t have any gas so has no heating or hot water. He would be very grateful for help with his food and energy costs and also to buy curtains for his bedroom to give a little privacy and help him sleep.
HK and her family are refugees who are experiencing a period of financial hardship and require your support in buying food. They have been given food parcels in the past, however these have not contained items that are suited to their dietary requirements. As such, the family require £70 in order to purchase food themselves. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
A is a single parent with an 11 year old daughter. She is separated from her husband who was violent towards her. She used to work as a Travel Adviser but was made redundant in August 2020. Sadly, she is now in debt on her utility bills and council tax and she is struggling financially. She has sought help from Citizens Advice and they are working with her to deal with her debts. Your support would mean so much to her and allow her to use some of her weekly budget to reduce her debts.
This single mother with 4 children aged 4-10 has contacted us with a request for food for her children. It's several days till pay day. The foodbank can not help her as she has had help 3 times already this year. This lady is also suffering much pain and awaiting surgery. Can you ease her burden and help provide nourishing food for her children.
D is a 59 year old lady who lives alone. Unfortunately she has a number of health issues including scoliosis and COPD which causes her to be extremely breathless. She has not been able to work since 2019 and over the last year has had to shield during the COVID pandemic. She is struggling to cover the cost of her utility bills and feed herself. She has less than £80 each month to spend on food. Help with shopping vouchers would give her great support.
A's wife and children have recently come to join him in the UK. They are currently waiting for his wife's National Insurance number to come through before they can receive any benefits. This means that they are destitute, with no income at all. They are unable to afford food and bills and are having to rely on friends. Any support with these costs would be greatly appreciated.
E split from his partner 12 months ago and has been a single parent to his 2 children ever since. The break-up left him with mental health problems and he has been off work for much of the past year, unable to cope with his job. He receives sick pay which he uses to cover his rent, and also a small amount in Universal Credit but he still struggles to cover his living costs. This month has been especially difficult and he has over 2 weeks to his next payment. He would really appreciate help with food and fuel costs to tide him over till then.
G is currently in temporary accommodation following a period in prison. He has submitted a claim for Universal Credit but has now been waiting several weeks to receive his first payment. He has had problems with drugs in the past but is now clean and determined to get his life back on track. He has no money left for food, gas and electricity. He also has regular appointments which he is expected to keep but doesn’t have the fare to get there. He would be so grateful for help with these costs while he waits for his benefits to come through.
J has really struggled since coming out of prison and sometimes, it all gets too much, and he feels he was better off inside. He receives Universal Credit but has large deductions and struggles to manage on the amount he has left to spend each month. Besides his usual living costs, he has appointments which he must attend, and without credit on his phone he has difficulty keeping in touch with support workers. This month has been especially difficult and help with food, energy costs, bus fares and phone credit, would be much appreciated.
S is in emergency accommodation and needs a microwave. He has no facilities to cook himself a simple meal. At Warming up the Homeless our foodbank supplies frozen ready meals but currently, but S cannot use this service. We would be delighted if we could give him the nutritious food he needs.
S lives with her daughter in a damp and mouldy Incommunities property. S is on Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Income Support. She is in debt for her water bill and Council Tax. Christians Against Poverty has just started to help her but her financial situation in the short term is poor. They are living on tins of spaghetti hoops, peas, baked beans that they get from Asda or Morrisons. Although they have the means to cook they don't have much to cook! £150 will buy food for about 3 weeks. Thank you.
L is a 60 year old man who lives alone. He recently lost his job following a nervous breakdown, which also caused him to lose control of his finances. Since then, he has incurred debts that he is not able to repay. He is barely able to afford his rent at the moment, and often goes hungry. In addition, L struggles with arthritis in his knees, elbows, and fingers, making everyday tasks difficult and painful. L would massively appreciate any help towards his food costs. Thank you.
young mum with 3 children came to food bank whos partner walked out on her when she was 2 months pregnant leaving her with no money or any help or support there has been no support since he left the baby is 7 months and over the year mum has struggled to survive financially she got inl debt with her council tax and rent which she is paying off and she si still struggling to get help with her fuel which she is runnning out all the time so please can we help