This lady has suffered significant trauma and abuse and has very poor mental health. She lives in social housing and experienced an issue with bathroom plumbing which has meant her lounge flooded whilst she was in hospital, ruining her lounge decor and carpet. She has been living with a concrete floor for two years but recently keeps getting ill and the heating doesn’t work enough to make it warm. She is embarrassed to have friends round, so is becoming more isolated she is not well enough to work. Your support to help her buy a carpet would make a huge difference.
C got into debt several years ago when mistakes were made with her benefits. While the errors were not her fault, the deductions from her benefits to repay this amount are so high that after her rent is paid she is only left with £190 a month. This needs to cover all bills, food, etc. As a result she is barely eating and relying on the food bank. A Debt Relief Order would stop these deductions, so that she has enough to buy basic food and essentials but she needs £90 for the fee.
O lives with her 4 children and her husband. They are originally from Poland and are currently awaiting a decision from the Home Office regarding their right to reside. At present they are receiving no income as they have no recourse to public funds. The family is really struggling and social services are involved. Please help them with a small amount towards a food shop to enable them to top up their cupboards and have access to food during this difficult time.
This lady is on Universal Credit and has five children to support. Her partner has lots of issues and isn't supporting her at present, and we suspect there is a history of domestic violence. The home is heated by oil and K has struggled to find the funds for a delivery. We have managed to get some funding to order some oil but £65 is still needed. She has also been supported by the foodbank.
A is a single mum with a 6 year old boy. She is training to be a social worker. She is struggling to manage financially at present because of a delay in receiving this term's college bursary. This is due to problems at the college she is studying, and having to find a new tutor for her course. She cannot easily work at present, to bring in income, as this would have to be at weekends and she would then have to find childcare for her son. She would be very grateful for your help with food and bills in the short term.
E has had to flee abusive relationship and has been put into a caravan which has no gas bottle. She will have to purchase the bottle with a deposit and then pay for the gas which will come to £80. She has no other means of cooking. Please help this lady as she starts a new life.
K is a single person living alone in rented accommodation, since her parents passed away. She finished work six months ago due to ill health and is currently housebound and receiving regular visits from a mental health team. As K is now claiming Universal Credit, she is on a low income and is struggling to afford to top up her pay-as-you-go gas and electricity meters, especially with the weather getting colder and nights getting darker.
AJ has been granted refugee status but is struggling to make ends meet. He has had problems opening a bank account which has meant a delay in applying for Universal Credit. He no longer receives asylum support and is stuck in limbo in the 'moving on' period, and is currently destitute. While we have been able to find accommodation for him, he has no money to pay for next month's rent, food or for transport to get to class. He is very anxious to settle and integrate fully but is really struggling.
This client is a single older lady who has been going through severe ill health, and because of this has been made redundant at work. She has had three heart operations and has ongoing investigations at a specialist hospital out of the county. She has run up debts on utility bills and is being ordered to pay this back, but isn't able to afford this. She is desperate for living expenses as well as trying to pay off her debts. Stress exacerbates her condition, please will you help her?
This family had to leave their home in Syria and move to Lebanon where their son had no education for a number of years. They then moved to the UK but their son found it too hard to go straight into full time education so had to leave. This has affected their benefits. The son is now back in education and benefits will be reinstated but this is taking time. In the meantime they need help to heat their home.
This couple have three children and have just started claiming Universal Credit. However there have been some complications with the tax collectors, and they won't receive their first payment for this until these have been resolved. They currently have no money to pay their gas and electric bills so need some financial help, particularly as winter draws nearer.
This 50 year old gentleman with disabilities is needing support to access funds towards his heating costs. He needs to pay for heating oil in preparation for Autumn and Winter. We are requesting help now as he may be able to purchase the oil at a reduced price before demand rises. Any help would be gratefully received.