Toby and his partner Jill have been struggling with their old electric cooker for years, and now it has broken down altogether. They've been living on fish and chips and sandwiches for a while, rather than asking for help for a new cooker. There is no prospect of them having any spare cash to buy one themselves, and Citizens Advice believe that they can source a new cooker with help from Acts 435 combined with another charity. A kind donation will enable Toby and Jill to eat healthily again.
T was kicked out of his family home in June and is now living independently. He is getting support from a family worker but following unemployment and delays in benefit payment he desperately needs help with food and heating costs. T is only young and he has passion and determination to find work as quickly as possible. Help with food and heating will mean he can focus on getting work and out of the situation he is in. Thank you.
B is a leaving care child and following some bad relationships and depression he has got into debt. B is getting better and came to us for help with his finances. It became evident that he had very little money to pay for food and heating and would go without for weeks at a time. B has many skills and support from a local charity and is hoping to get back to work very soon. Help with money for food and heating would mean he could function and give 100% to finding a job.
This young man has Asperger's Syndrome and has left an abusive relationship. As he is now on his own, his benefits have been cut and he is struggling to pay rent, and outstanding bills and debt. He has been living off Foodbank and needs to stock up his kitchen cupboard with fresh fruit and food. He is anxious to get everything back in order as he cannot cope well with change and is trying so hard day by day. He has frequent visits to his surgery which involves travel expenses.
A is a single mum who's expecting her baby in December. She is struggling to pay for food and heating because of delays in universal credit. The anxiety is causing her to be unwell - please could you help this vulnerable lady
J moved back to England from America with her young daughter in October 2017. She has been informed that as she has been out of the country for more than 2 years she is not entitled to any benefits and as a result she has no funds to support her daughter and herself. She is working with the local MP to see what help is available, but at present she is in crisis and would be grateful for any help she can get. J requires funds for food, clothing and to help cover any other day to day costs.
M is a pregnant mum suffering from SPD (Symphysis pubis dysfunction) and is currently changing over to the Universal Credits system; she has been receiving Job Seeker's but can no longer work due to SPD. M has been managing well making ends meet but due to the 6 week waiting time for UC payment, she has no money left for Gas (cooking) & Electric (heating). M has a 5 year old boy also and would very much appreciate this money to keep her family warm and fed. Thank you.
'Luke' and his partner are struggling to heat their home and water. 'Luke' has recently been ill with suspected viral encephalitis (seizures) and is not fully discharged from hospital and is unable to work; and his partner has a long term sickness. They are behind with their rent and electricity. Citizens Advice are helping them manage their income and have been providing food vouchers. Any donations to help this couple with be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This person is self employed but their work has dried up and they are struggling to heat their home. £50 will ensure that this person has gas and electricity over the next couple of weeks. Please can you help?
A family who are struggling in debt with a premature baby are in dire straits as they have a delay in receiving their benefits. Their electricity and gas are now in arrears, please can you help them to get through the next two weeks until their benefits arrive?
Tony has serious health problems and had to stop work. He has used up his savings and finally admits that he can't continue without welfare benefits. Citizens Advice are helping him to apply for these but in the meantime have found out that he can't afford essential food, without which his health will get worse. Citizens Advice believe that £100 to stock his food cupboard will tide him over until he receives benefits, and Tony would be most grateful.
F is a single mum of 2. Because of past anxiety she is on ESA but hopes in the near future to start to volunteer/work. Her eldest daughter is very poorly and as the cold nights are drawing in she is struggling to keep the house warm which affects her daughters condition. Please help this mum to provide for her small family.