K, a young man with learning disabilities is applying for benefits and Personal Independence Payment. He is being supported by Croydon Churches Housing Association and other organisations. He would like to replace the old, mouldy refrigerator which came with the accommodation he moved into in March 2022. K has tried to clean the refrigerator, but it is in a bad state and the mould will not come off so it is not hygienic.
L is a single man who has been out of work for the last ten years. He receives benefits, but the amount he gets does not leave him with enough money to replace his microwave which has broken. This is his main source of cooking and he really needs to replace it as soon as possible. L is currently undergoing a training course in handling a fork lift which will lead to a full time job.
This family have a very small fridge with no freezer so they have to shop for food every day in the (expensive) local shops with limited choice. A larger fridge freezer would let them shop at a cheaper supermarket once a week, saving them a lot of money and letting them eat a healthier diet. They have worked hard to reduce their overall bills but they can't reduce their food bill without a better way of storing food and they can't afford a new fridge freezer on their own. Can you help?
This gentleman has been referred to us by his GP's Social Prescriber who has been supporting him for over a year. He is now struggling with the cost of living crisis as his rent has gone up by almost £70 a month and his direct debit for electricity gone up to £55 a month. Your support would cover his electricity for a couple of months and help to give him peace of mind at this stressful time.
V is a 61 year old disabled woman who is struggling with debts. She is struggling to afford to live on her disability benefits and this is causing her significant anxiety. V has a spinal condition which causes her real issues with her mobility. She has approached her local Citizens Advice for help, as she struggles to cope in the face of the cost of living crisis. Please help V with some shopping vouchers so she can afford to live while we address her debts. Thank you.
Z is 35 and a single Mum to her 2 year old son. Sadly, she has had a lot of health problems and struggles with anxiety and depression. She has 2 other children who live with her grandmother in Coventry. Z’s Dad used to drive her to see them but he now also has health problems, so she has not been able to visit Coventry since before Christmas. Help with shopping vouchers would mean that Z can make sure her youngest son has enough to eat and also help her afford to travel to Coventry to see her other children.
This family of five are struggling to buy food and pay bills since dad recently lost his job. They are waiting for benefits, but that will take several weeks to arrive. The children are aged seven, four and two years old. Mum has several health issues. Please would you help them to survive this difficult patch? Thank you.
We are helping a young single mum of 3 children, who is unable to work because of chronic back pain and lack of help with childcare. She has run out of home heating oil and can't afford to buy any with the increase in cost. Any help to purchase some oil would be gratefully appreciated.
We are supporting a recently widowed mother of 4 who is struggling with paying bills. She has just finished paying off an unexpected car bill and now has no access to her bank account for a week as it has been closed by the bank due to fraudulent activity that she wasn't aware of. She would appreciate some help with purchasing electricity to keep her going.
W is 65 and was a carer for both her husband and mother. Sadly, both of them died in November/December 2021. S is grieving for both of them and this difficult time for her is made worse due to the financial problems that she is having to deal with as her income has reduced. She is relying on her credit card and has got into debt. Citizens Advice are helping her with her debts and possible sources of benefit support. A voucher towards for her grocery shopping bill would mean so much to her.
F is a lone parent on a low income who cannot afford to live. Each week she has to make decisions as to whether to pay for fuel or buy food. She is receiving advice from a local Debt Counselling service and has been using their Foodbank, but has used all the visits she can make to this. F needs to clear the debt on her fuel account, while advisors help her to sort out her income.
C is a fifty five year old, divorced lady who has just learned that she has terminal Bone Cancer. She is in much pain, uses a wheelchair and has a history of depression and suicide attempts. Both her and her son have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her benefits have not been paid, as she had no bank account until 18th May and she will not receive any benefits for several weeks. She has no oil, food or money for an electric top-up. C has a past history of depression and suicide attempts. I have arranged for a Foodbank delivery on the 18th, but she needs help to support her until her benefits are paid. Her need is urgent, please can you help?
A is a single dad who, along with his children, was a victim of domestic abuse. His daughter has learning difficulties and requires extra care. As a result, A took early retirement to care for his children. Sadly, due to the Department of Works and Pensions making a mistake with his Universal Credit, he is now really struggling financially. Please can you donate to help us provide him with shopping vouchers, while we help with his benefits and financial issues? Thank you.
L, a Somalian grandmother who has been in the UK for fourteen years, looks after her 80 year old mother who depends on her. She has health issues and so, in addition to caring for her mother, is not allowed to work. L is applying to remain in the UK on the basis of her family but, until that application is accepted, cannot access benefits. Any support she can get with food, travel, bills and basic household items would be of huge assistance.
Our contacts is a single parent of 4 children (aged – 10 months – 13 years old) and is expecting her 5th child. She has been without a fully working oven and cooker for some weeks now. It is a second-hand reconditioned oven that has been previously repaired but is now beyond repair. We have supported with providing baby gates, food parcels, food vouchers but cannot access any other resources. She cannot currently provide cooked meals for her children
A and her two teenage children have been rehoused into an unfurnished property following a house fire at their home. Their belongings etc were damaged in the fire. A has managed to replace some items via donations but she is still in need of a cooker. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Our client has Autism and severe mental health issues that means they struggle to access the support they need when they need it. In this case we are waiting for a decision on Discretionary housing which has led to them not having enough money to survive until it is place and we seek your kind help to cover that shortfall.