We are working with a young man who has been refused his asylum claim in the UK, but is now working with the Red Cross to help him make a fresh asylum claim. If this is successful, he will then be entitled to housing with support from the Home Office again, but in the meantime he would be very grateful for your help to pay for food and accommodation.
J has recently had a huge car bill. She lives in high private rent (after having been asked to leave another house due to a landlord wishing to sell) and she has now found that she is unable to afford oil to heat their home. She is a lone parent who has previously had a debt relief order and so is unable to take out any loans. Any help towards oil costs would make a huge difference for the family and allow them to have a warm home with hot water over winter.
K lives alone and claims means tested benefits for poor health, but at the moment these are just not covering the costs of her living expenses. She needs some support to feed herself and to pay her bills. She is relying on the help of a local food bank. Any support would really help K get back on her feet and would give her a real boost. Thank you.
D is a vulnerable young man who is living on next to nothing as a result of long standing problems with his universal credit claim. £120 would be given to him in instalments from his accommodation provider in order for him to buy weekly food shops at £40 for the next 3 weeks whilst he awaits a payment from Universal Credit, hopefully on 20 December.
This lovely lady has returned from 8 years of living abroad, because of domestic violence. She is living in a draughty caravan on a site where she feels unsafe and vulnerable. She has been refused benefits including housing benefits. She works a few hours a week but the money hardly covers rent and bills. Please would you help this lady with a donation. She is suffering from fibromyalgia and is depressed so any help would be a boost to her. Thank you.
H is a single mum of 2 who recently moved onto Universal Credit. She is a carer for one of her daughters but suffers with poor mental and physical health herself. She had been just about coping but now finds attachments to her benefits are leaving her with virtually nothing to live on. Help with a food shop and heating would relieve the pressure until she gets paid again. Thank you for any help offered.
M is on Universal Credit but has been ill recently and unable to work his allocated hours and it will be some time before his payments are restarted. He has been sent 2 food bank vouchers today but is concerned that fresh items are not available, which his doctor has said is a necessity if his health is not to deteriorate. He also needs assistance with his gas and electric- his illness means it is important his home is kept warm. M is also seeking help from Christians Against Poverty.
M lives with her two sons, 11 and 18. She has been moved into temporary accommodation and now faces a huge energy bill; part of the bill is from the previous tenant but the energy company is refusing to clear any of the bill. £120 would help her clear a chunk of the bill and make it more manageable.
This young lady has been homeless for the past 3 weeks. She is moving into NACRO supported housing today, but she doesn't get paid for two weeks so would be very grateful if we could help her pay to top up her gas and electric. We don't want her to be left cold and in the dark in her new home.
K is a single mum with 3 children. She used to work part time but it came to light that she had been overpaid on housing benefit and council tax credit. This has been taken off her earnings over the last year and she has gone into full-time work to try to make up the money. Despite this, she is still getting into debt and struggling with basic costs. Help to pay for fuel costs would make a big difference and would give her the extra support she needs to see her through till her deductions end.
S and M have 3 children and have been on a debt management plan with Christians Against Poverty since August 2017. They are constantly struggling to maintain their household spending as they live on a low income. This year S has started a part time degree course in social work and her ability to juggle this whilst managing her home has been amazing. They are low on heating oil at the moment and a gift of oil would really bless them and help them as they go forward.
Our client is 57 years old and struggling to buy food and heat her house. She owed debts on gas and electricity. She has since paid £200 out of £285 she owed, and this is affecting her from having enough food and heating for her house. She would be so grateful if you could help her pay off the £85 balance so she can live a normal life.
A lady we have come into contact with is struggling to pay for her gas and electric due to a miscalculation of her bills. She has no money to cook or heat her home and is trying to look after 3 kids as well.
A hard working Mum who has found this year incredibly difficult. She is a single Mum who is bringing up three children 15, 7 and 5. The children do not have any contact with their father and he does not support the family in any way. She tries hard to keep her head above water but has found the last two months difficult and has had to rely on Foodbank Vouchers. Working with Christians Against Poverty to clear debts. £120 would help her with the extra expense of Christmas.
D lives alone following his divorce but he has been allowed to have his 4 kids for a week over the Christmas hols. He can feed them, but is worried as he can’t afford to feed them as well as put gas and electric on. He knows if there is a problem his ex wife might stop them seeing him. This money will ensure he doesn’t run out of either gas or electric during their visit, and means he will get more regular contact. He has prepared for Christmas all year, and has their presents already. Thank you.
D had a heart attack over three years ago and was unfit for to work for some time. When D was medically fit to work again she struggled to secure a job but never gave up trying & worked in the local Church's cafe/kitchen. She has recently been successful in gaining employment & has just started, however, whilst waiting for her first pay day D needs help in paying bills, with expenses & food. Any help given would be most appreciated