This is a very urgent request. W, his wife and his 3 young children are newly granted refugees and have just moved into an unfurnished house. They have spent most of their Universal Credit payment for this month on new things for the house and are struggling to make ends meet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A 27 year asylum seeker and his wife arrived in the UK with a few hundred pounds of savings, which was soon spent on food, clothes and medicine. As a result of having these funds, the Home Office is now for the next several months decreasing their weekly benefit which makes it extremely difficult to buy food, clothes and pay to visit the dropin to get further support at Meeting Point in Leeds. Please help them so they can meet their basic needs and continue to integrate into UK society without this unnecessary stress.
Our client from the Foodbank is desperately trying to provide for their family of two adults and two children. They are at the margin of making sure there is food on the table or keeping warm. If we can get some coal delivered to them, they will have both and this is especially important for the children. One of the adults is working but is on a very low income, certainly not enough to live on. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
L is a young lady who is seven months pregnant and living in temporary accommodation with her partner. She has had benefit delays after her Universal Credit application has been messed up on a couple of occasions, which led her to come to our foodbank for help with food. With several weeks before she is due any benefits, she desperately needs help with her electric bills for cooking and heating.
P came to us for food from our foodbank, referred to us by his GP. He is suffering from a long term illness. His electricity supplier has changed his terms from quarterly billing to monthly billing with advance payment required. He told me he is worried sick about the pressure this has put on his finances, and that he desperately needs cash for this and other bills.
J had work until a couple of months back. Now he is surviving on benefits which have been reduced by Child Maintenance payments based on his income when he had work. He has been referred to our foodbank by his housing association, and he is in desperate need of help with food and electric for cooking and heating.
S is a foodbank client referred to us by his housing association. He suffers from ill health and has had cuts to his benefits and is struggling to make ends meet. He is drained and anxious, and the stress he is feeling is making him more ill. He needs help with electric for his cooking and heating, and also to keep his lights on as he suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Our client is on Universal Credit and is trying to save money by batch cooking but doesn't have a freezer to store food. He has come through our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Help and is debt free but just doesn't have enough disposable income to buy white goods outright. He is attending our CAP Job Club to help find work but can you help him in the meantime?