Steve is an older gentleman in supported accommodation and poor mobility. He is seeking support for short term living costs. Steve is currently undergoing a mandatory reconsideration for his ESA and finds himself on the most basic level of benefits. He is struggling to make ends meet and pay his utility charges in his accommodation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A has two children aged 1 & 3. Her partner has left her without letting her know where he is or any financial support. She is using all her money to make sure the rent is paid as she lives in fear of getting evicted with the two little ones. As a result she has no money for the upcoming autumn/winter months to add to the gas or electricity meters and will have no heating or hot water. Being able to put money on the meters will take a huge pressure off her and give her time to sort her finances.
Jason came to Foodbank last week. He had been attacked a few days before and had some horrible wounds on his hands, face and legs, some of which were badly infected. He was homeless at the time but has just been given a place to live for 6 weeks. He has had problems with alcohol after 2 failed marriages but is now trying to make a fresh start. Help with a donation for food and bills would be a great help and encouragement to this vulnerable but charming man. Thank you.
Clive is married to a Mauritian lady. It costs £1000 to submit an application to enable her to stay in the UK and work. He is on benefits. She is employed but they struggle to pay this fee. As a result Clive has got into debt with council tax and other bills. Some help from an Acts 435 donation would help towards these bills. Thank you.
R welcomed me into her home on Tuesday and admitted that all she had in the cupboard was pasta and a tin of soup. I had taken her a food parcel from the foodbank, but I am aware that there is nothing fresh in the parcel. R feeds her children and grandchildren a few times a week. It would be such a help if we could take her shopping for fresh food. R is working, but most of her wage goes to bills and debts.
T has been living in poverty for years. She has just started working with CAP to help with her debts. Her cupboards are empty and any money she has she spends on her dogs. It is time to start filling her fridge with fresh food. She says she can't remember having food and is thankful to the local CAP Job Club for a hot meal once a week. T would be so thankful for this food shop.
Sal, is a single female aged 60 & is a carer for her father. She has to move as she can't afford to pay the bedroom tax anymore & has the offer of a bungalow but needs help to buy some oil to fill the tank as it has to be paid for in advance. She has no savings. She also will need to save for a carpet but feels the oil is more important so she can heat the bungalow when she moves in.
D, a single mother with two teenage sons, both with learning difficulties, was made homeless because of rent arrears and offered temporary accommodation, but will have to move again soon. Her benefits are in confusion as her younger son refused to go to school so his benefits were stopped. Although he has now gone back to school, D has benefit arrears owing her so she is struggling with the cost of the move and other expenses. Her current benefits barely cover the familly's food and heating.