S is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts, and is at the beginning of a long repayment plan. She's opened up her coal fire to try and save heating costs, but she needs £50 to have the chimney swept and some money for coal, and a cowl to go on top of the chimney. It would be great if we could help. When I explained about Acts 435 she couldn't believe that people might help her.
This gentleman has recently started work and has now been taken off benefits, but needs to work for a month before he gets paid. He has 2 children and a wife. During this time he needs electricity and gas to see him and his family through the month period- their meter has been in arrears for which they have set up a payment plan with the company.
This 53 year old lady has neuropathy and poor mobility. She has been in hospital for 6 weeks and has been discharged home with support. Her standard rate of care has been stopped on personal independence payment and her husband's carers allowance has also ceased due to being in hospital. As a result they have no money as the universal credit recently received has been used up. They have no gas or electric on the meter and would be most grateful for any support to top up so that they can keep warm.
This single dad and his son who are both considered vulnerable are struggling with the cost of electricity due to the cost of Economy 7. Dad is on a limited income which he uses to support himself and his son as he is not in receipt of any other benefit to provide for the child. He is now down to £2 emergency and does not have the funds to top up his meter and is concerned that he and his son will not have electricity for tonight. We don't believe anyone should be left in the cold, Thank You.
Please would you help this lady and her family. They are struggling to pay bills especially a gas bill. She receives Universal credit benefits but finds it difficult to make the money last for a month partly because of bank charges due to an overdraft. They are beginning to work with Christians Against Poverty to reduce the debt but need help in the meantime. Please would you help them with a donation? Thank you.
This mum of two is waiting for an operation and has subsequently had to take a lot of time off work lately because of the amount of pain she is in, meaning less income for her family. This month she has found herself without enough money to buy food, which is particularly a difficulty over half term. She would appreciate funds to help to bridge that gap.
This single mum and 3 children have recently moved into the area and their Universal Credit was stopped for no reason. When it was finally reinstated, they paid back friends who they had borrowed from and bought other essential items like food but didn't have enough to buy oil. The family are really struggling and are working so hard to get employment but not getting anywhere. They would be so grateful for the oil as their home is so cold.
SJ is a single mum of 7 & 5 year old children - she had seasonal work cleaning on a caravan site but it is now down season and she is on benefits. SJ is dyslexic, struggles with forms and missed one journal entry and so her Universal Credit (UC) was suspended for 3-4 weeks. Her only other income is child benefit. Her sisters are currently helping her to feed the family but they have their own families and this is putting them under pressure also. We are seeking £120 to help with food and heating pending her UC restarting.
B is a mum of 2 young boys. She is currently working part time to support them but as she's in a privately rented house with a high rent, life is difficult ensuring bills are paid and children are fed, clothed and kept warm We would like to help her with her utilities.
This couple came into our Centre because they had no money to top up their gas and electricity meter. They have just moved to Universal Credit and are receiving much less money than previously and are struggling to budget the money over a month. The husband had been receiving Disability Living Allowance but this has now been stopped so his wife is no longer entitled to Carers Allowance. Thank you for any help you could give to ease the transition from the old benefits to Universal Credit.
Our Food Bank client is in debt with their electric and gas repayments. They are a working single parent with two children on a low income and caught in the in-between trap of working for low wages and there not being enough money at the end of the month. They are having to juggle money around on a weekly basis to ensure they can feed the children, even with our help, so they have ended up in debt with their heating and lighting. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.