H is a 27 year old single woman who suffers with stage 5 kidney issues and needs dialysis. She has to go to Bristol for treatment and previously was able to get lifts with her brother. Unfortunately he often cannot take her now as his hours have changed for work. Bus times are irregular due to the Coronavirus so H has sometimes had to take taxis. She is seriously struggling financially and has had to turn to the food bank. Please donate to help H purchase food and basic necessities. Thank you.
R is struggling to cope and finds himself under an extreme pressure due his financial situation. He is not long out of hospital after a suicide attempt in January this year. R explained that the reason he wanted to end his life was because he felt ‘the pressure was too high’ and he did not have any relatives or friends to support him financially or emotionally. Your donation would give R a little breathing space while he waits for his benefits to be re-assessed.
J is disabled and has been homeless for the last 5 months. He managed to get a flat around a week ago, but his benefits have been stopped, he is unable to establish why, and he doesn’t know when he can expect his next payment. He has not been able to afford to get credit on the gas and electric in his new flat so has been without power all week, and he has no money for food. He would appreciate help to get him through this very difficult and anxious time while his benefits are sorted out.
M has been living alone but his 5 year old son is now coming to live with him as his ex-partner is terminally ill. He receives Universal Credit but was sanctioned at the start of the lockdown because of a missed appointment. He still has another 2 weeks before he receives any more benefits and he has no money left. He is extremely anxious about being able to feed his son and pay utility bills, and help to tide him over this difficult period would be much appreciated.
A has been referred by a local housing charity. He's been sanctioned by Universal Credit and since January has only received £26! He's 62 years of age with a physical health problem as a result of being knocked down last November. He has been receiving food parcels but has nothing to warm up meals and no electric meant he's been unable to logon to his Universal Credit journal and get back on track.
N's house was recently infested with fleas and she had to get rid of carpets, curtains, bedding and certain pieces of furniture. This unexpected expense was too much for her as a mother of 2 as she is on Universal Credit and so, she is unable to afford gas and electric and food for a couple of days in between payments. Please give towards this to help give N some breathing space in such a financially difficult time.
M was released from custody homeless and has been sleeping in a tent whilst we support him for the last month. A previous Acts 435 grant bought camping gear so M could cook meals and be provided with some kind of shelter. Please could you give towards this cause to buy a large amount of food that can see M through the next couple of weeks and with a large phone top-up so he can have unlimited minutes and data, so he can watch films at night and contact the necessary statutory services by day.
This is a very urgent request. M has recently lost his job and so his earnings for this month have been lower then usual. Unfortunately, this means that he is no longer exempt from the Universal Credit benefits cap. This has vastly reduced his benefits. He is struggling to pay his bills and afford food for his family of 7.
We would really like to be able to provide a cooker for a single young man who struggles socially. He was recently signposted to the Foodbank due to low pay and limited work opportunities during the lockdown. Following the referral, his mother contacted the Foodbank and explained that he has nothing to cook on in his flat. She also mentioned that he can become isolated due to autistic tendencies which have so far gone undiagnosed. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.