N is a newly granted refugee, who has just found secure accommodation after being homeless for a long time. He has struggled with his mental health, and has been hospitalised this year as a result. Now N finally has his refugee status, he wants a fresh start and to begin living and working. However, he had to spend his first benefits payment on his new flat, and now has no money to last him until his next payment day in two weeks. He would be so grateful for any contributions.
These clients are immigrants and parents to three sons aged 1, 8 and 10. They are living in rented accommodation and the children are in the local school, but they do not yet qualify for all benefits. Therefore they are currently in financial crisis. They are seeking work to support the family and are being supported through the local foodbank, but have used up their entitlement to fuel support. £100 has been requested to put £50 each on the prepay metres for gas and electric for the winter months.
This young family with three children would appreciate your help towards gas and electric costs this winter. Their income has significantly reduced while dad is off sick from work having rehabilitation following a stroke. Mum is now also unable to work due to illness and is on a zero hour contract. They are currently struggling to make ends meet and worried about how they are going to meet the basic needs of their family. Having credit on their gas and electric metres will help significantly.
K is 17 and has complex needs. He is autistic and has ADHD and learning difficulties. He is living in a bedsit in Newquay. He is struggling financially and currently gets his food on a monthly basis. He has a fridge and has said that he turns the fridge to its highest setting and 'it turns into a freezer'. I advised this wasn't ideal especially with perishable foods and meats. I offered him some food vouchers for now. It would be beneficial for K to have a small freezer to store frozen food correctly.
This woman has fled domestic violence and has poor mental health because of this and other traumatic events in her life. She lost her job in February and has been really struggling on Universal Credit to make ends meet. This has resulted with her going without food so that her teenage son can eat. This has led to her becoming very ill and weak. She feels she is letting her son down and has talked about sending him to live with her sister. This would devastate them both, please help to keep them together and well.
This man is 43 years old and has recently been discharged from hospital after 2 months. He arrived home to a freezing house with no heating oil and is currently awaiting benefits. This means he is struggling to heat his home and eat. Please help him to pay for some heating oil so that he can be warm in his home.
R is a single parent of 3 children and is on Universal Credit. He is currently working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out his debts and turn his life around. R has recently committed his life to the Lord. He has been unable to afford any home heating oil this winter with his mounting bills and cost of travel to spend time with his 3 kids. His house is freezing and this is affecting his health. Please help us bless this Dad by providing some heat in his home this winter.
This is a request for a couple who attend our church. They live in a run down cottage and are on the council housing waiting list. The cottage leaks and is cold. Their main source of heating is using portable Calor gas heaters. They did have 3 of these to heat the cottage - all 3 of them have broken beyond repair. They would like to buy a new one. They are in mid 50’s and only have benefit income and no savings. They have a grandson that they look after frequently.
This single mum of two would appreciate support towards heating costs. She has been off work all year following an injury and her boiler has just broken leaving her trying to heat the house with electric heaters whilst she waits for it to be fixed. This has been an unexpected expense when finances are already stretched.
This single Mum of three is unable to work due to her disability and has found herself in debt during the process of being moved onto Universal Credit. She is currently relying heavily on the food bank and is behind with her bills. This support will help her to pay for essentials as she waits for her Universal Credit to come through.
This single Mum of 3 has fallen into debt on her gas and electric metres and is struggling to meet the costs of keeping her gas and electricity supply on and paying for food and rent. Support to get her gas and electric metres into credit would be greatly appreciated.
Our advocate is supporting a man who has just been given secure accommodation for two years through the charity Hope into Action. He is currently off work due to ill health and is awaiting Universal Credit payments. He is without money so a gift of £60 would help him to cover the cost of gas and electric bills that he shares with the other tenant for the next couple of weeks until benefit payments are made. Thank you.
Girl in a very low state following being told her child will be offered for adoption and the death of a man she was married to for 14 years who was found starved to death - she was the only person at his funeral last week. She is spending a lot of time in the flat with curtains closed. Could Acts 435 donors consider support to get her a microwave? Also we have found her a TV - but she needs a licence - this would mean she could have hot food and some distraction. Many thanks.
A young gentleman has recently been put on to Employment and Support Allowance, he is struggling currently to make ends meet. He has moved recently and is struggling to keep the heating going, so is having to survive without heating. This money would help him be able to keep warm as he is going through this tough time.
The client is on a low income,Employment and Support Allowance totalling £102.15 per week, which covers essential costs including arrears payments relating to costs incurred during his recent stay at a residential care placement.He has acquired brain injury and was hospitalised for several months. When he was in hospital his property was broken into and all electrical items were stolen. He is very vulnerable and has been moved to a new unfurnished flat but has no essential white goods.