L is a 49 year old single mum who has fallen behind with her energy bill. It was underestimated over a long period of time meaning she was unexpectedly eventually stung with a high bill which she cannot afford. L is struggling to afford to live due to her low income. Please help her with some shopping vouchers so she can address her finances and get out of debt. Thank you.
H lost his restaurant job in London as a result of Covid-19 and has now moved down to Exeter with his wife and 3 children to live with his son in a small flat. They are very short of money and have had food from the foodbank, but I'd love to be able to help them with money for the gas and electric meters, and some fresh vegetables and chilled food to supplement the foodbank provision. Thank you so much for reading this.
The client was found to be in need of a fridge/freezer after he mentioned to his support worker he has been leaving food in bags on his landing and in the garden to keep cold. The client who is 65 currently lives in a supported accommodation apartment but struggles to cook and clean for himself. This has been made worse recently when his fridge/freezer broke. This support would enable him to purchase a fridge/freezer and ensure he is able to buy proper food for the week and help him eat better.
This client came to ask for support as he had recently changed energy suppliers with the promise of better prices. However after just 6 months with his new supplier they have doubled his direct debits and he has found himself in arrears. He plans to change to a cheaper tariff but is now liable to pay the arrears that have been accrued. This has brought quite a lot of stress and anxiety to him and has added to his isolation. This support would pay this off in full and allow him to change supplier.
M lives alone having separated from her partner 12 months ago. She suffers with depression and other health issues and is unfit for work. She receives Universal Credit and is normally able to manage on the money which she receives, but this month, her cooker has broken and she has had to buy a new one. This has used up all the money she had left for this month and she has 2 weeks to go to her next benefits payment. She is running out of food, gas and electricity and would be very grateful for help to tide her over till then.
D has 2 young children and recently moved into her own flat after spending time living in a women’s refuge. Her benefits are being changed to Universal Credit and the delay in receiving her first payment has meant that she has run out of money. She would appreciate help with food and energy costs but she is also in need of a smartphone as she currently has no internet access and is unable to monitor her Universal Credit account. If she cannot access her account on-line this could lead to further delays in payment and further hardship.
This family is living on a very low budget. They are working to just about make ends meet. They have limited cooking facilities. This money would allow them to buy a toaster and a microwave. This will help them greatly in feeding their 4 children.