C has been homeless for 18 months apart from a period during lockdown when he was offered temporary accommodation. He has been in contact with a local housing charity about finding a permanent home, but has found nothing yet. He receives Universal Credit but has large deductions for debts leaving him little to cover food and accommodation costs. He is mainly sofa surfing but would like to be able to contribute something when he is lucky enough to have somewhere to stay. He would be very grateful for any help.
This is a very urgent request. M's husband and two sons have recently joined her in the UK. As her husband doesn't have a National Insurance Number yet, the family's benefits payment have stopped while they wait for the application to be processed. They have been told that this could take up to 10 days. Until then they are without income and can't buy food. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
P is really struggling, he has had a fine taken out of his Universal Credit, which he didn't know about. Normally he is okay with budgeting but he doesn't have enough money this month to top up his utilities and his flat is very cold and damp so he really needs his gas on. Please could you help him so that he can put £40 on his gas meter, £40 on his electricity meter and £20 on towards his water? This would make such a difference to him this month.
A and her family are asylum seekers that are waiting for a decision on their claim. A has 3 children and is also caring for her brother who has severe disabilities. She is on an extremely low income of asylum support and can barely afford to buy the food she needs to feed her family. She is struggling to make ends meet and any help would be greatly appreciated.
A is a 22 year old student who lives with her partner. Both suffer with significant mental health issues and are in the process of applying for benefits and student finance, although neither have arrived yet. A is recently estranged from her parents which has had a significant impact. Their situation has forced them to turn to the food bank twice recently as they are struggling. Please donate to help this young couple afford basic groceries until their situation is resolved. Thank you
M was working for a cleaning business but lost her job when the pandemic hit. Though her flat is small, her rent is high which means that she hits the benefit cap - she has a high sum of money deducted for her Universal Credit payment every month. As a result she has been receiving no income whatsoever from Universal Credit since losing her job. She is surviving on food parcels from foodbanks, has no credit on her phone or Oyster to help look for work or get back and forth to the foodbank.
T is struggling and needs help with food, utility bills and a microwave. He suffers from anxiety and chronic pain which has affected his ability to work and even to cook a meal as he cannot stand for long periods. A microwave would really help to alleviate some of the pain he endures standing for prolonged periods. He relies on the foodbank. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
I has had to stop working due to a wrist injury and is struggling to maintain her day to day living expenses. She lives alone and has no family nearby to support her financially and physically. I is currently struggling to maintain her gas and electric bills and any support received will go towards topping up her utilities in these colder days. Any help is appreciated.
Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre have referred a very needy family with two children under 3 who are currently only able to cook microwave meals or make food with a kettle. At the moment they have just one electric heater as their boiler has been written off with no way to pay for a new one. They are in need of an electric cooker and hob so that they can cook more nutritious meals for the whole family. Given their current circumstances, being able to use a proper cooker would go a long way towards a more normal family life. Can you help?
J is a full-time carer for her partner who suffers with severe asthma and arthritis and also has mental health problems. Their bank card has recently been used fraudulently and although they have been told the money will be refunded, they don’t know how long they will have to wait. They have now no money left until they get their next benefits payment. They are running out of food and have no credit on their gas and electric. Help with food and utility costs to see them through the next couple of weeks would be a real blessing for them.
A is a single mum with a 2 year old daughter and a 3 month old baby. She receives Universal Credit but her benefits are being reassessed because of the new baby and this has led to delays in payment, leaving her struggling to pay for essentials. She would really appreciate help with food, nappies and other baby items, as well as gas and electric to tide her over until her benefits come through.
H and his Christian wife have recently arrived in Enniskillen from overseas. They have a baby daughter. They are not eligible for benefits and are struggling to survive on his low wage. They would be most grateful for help to pay for food, clothing and electricity until they can get established.
S is a recent widow with 5 teenage children. She gets all her benefit entitlement, but her bereavement leaves her unable to work at present. Citizens Advice are helping her to get funding for school uniform and to reduce her fuel bill, but she struggles to provide food and shoes for her children. £100 for a major supermarket shop to stock up with non-perishables would make a huge difference to S just now, and she would be really grateful for help from Acts 435.
A lady who is well known to us, and always helping with voluntary work, has had her benefits changed due to a change in circumstances. She was given the wrong advice by the benefits department, and due to that her benefits have been stopped without warning. She is disabled and on the highest element of support, but will struggle for food and household fuel over the next six weeks as her claim was changed over to Universal Credit. We have helped her with rent, and this extra will see her through.
This young male has come to us after being homeless, he is struggling to manage on his own whilst also completing a college course. He is on a low income and struggling to manage his bills this month and requires some help. Any assistance you could give him with gas and electric bills would make a big difference.
A is a 59 year old man who was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and given between two and five years to live. He is currently applying for disability benefits with the help of his MacMillan caseworker. While he waits to find out if he will be awarded this benefit, he is really struggling. A's rent is quite high and since stopping work due to his cancer diagnosis, he has fallen behind with his bills. Please donate to help A afford some groceries until his benefits are sorted. Thank you.
This gentleman lives in a caravan which is heated by a wood burning stove. He uses the Foodbank frequently. He has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and mental health conditions and is illiterate. He has run out of wood and has been collecting twigs for his fire for warmth. An energy organisation has tried to access funds but cannot find any help. This gentleman urgently needs warmth to keep him well and keep him out of hospital.
Single mum with 8 year old has no oil in tank at present. Mum is struggling with debts and relationship breakdown. This family would be warmer and more settled with a fill of oil, and be able to focus on normal life .
H suffers with depression and anxiety and is unfit for work. He was homeless for over 12 months following the breakup of a relationship, but has now moved into his own flat. His change in circumstances has meant that he has had to apply for Universal Credit and still has at least a month to wait until his first payment. He has run out of money, has little food, gas and electricity left and is in urgent need of a new pair of shoes. He would be very grateful for help with these costs to get him through this difficult time.