T's benefits recently got stopped due to a mistake in the system as he transferred to Personal Independence Payment as he has recently overcome cancer. However, this meant that he was without money for over 4 weeks. Additionally, he had taken in his nephew and his partner as they had been homeless, who were also without money due to delays in Universal Credit application. Please give to support these 3 in feeding themselves for a few weeks, including the 2 dogs, and for topping up the utilities.
H is a 27 year old single woman who suffers with stage 5 kidney issues and needs dialysis. She has to go to Bristol for treatment and previously was able to get lifts with her brother. Unfortunately he often cannot take her now as his hours have changed for work. Bus times are irregular due to the Coronavirus so H has sometimes had to take taxis. She is seriously struggling financially and has had to turn to the food bank. Please donate to help H purchase food and basic necessities. Thank you.
Due to Mental Health issues and the constant worry of contracting Covid-19, this client is struggling to manage her OCD. Since her washing machine broke she has been hand washing clothing and bedding for her family by hand, constantly changing sheets, towels and clothing. The worry of not having a washing machine is having a very negative impact and she is struggling to sleep due to her OCD becoming far worse. If the client could get help to replace her washer she would be so grateful.
This client was first referred to us by a support worker for help around her health and her benefits. The client has asked if we can help her to purchase a freezer so she can store frozen food so that she does not need to go out shopping as much as she worries about becoming ill. The client has a number of health problems which have become worse since moving into isolation/social distancing due to living alone. If we could access your help it would mean a great deal to her and improve her wellbeing.
L suffers from multiple physical and mental health problems which make her particularly vulnerable during the current crisis. She has recently escaped a relationship with an abusive and controlling partner. She is now receiving support and has been rehoused in her own, safe, accommodation. However, apart from a bed, she has very little to equip and furnish her home. Her most urgent need is for a cooker as she has no means of heating or cooking food. She would be grateful for any help.
J recently collapsed with a ruptured spleen and on release from hospital found her fiance had died of a heart attack. She was placed in a hostel in the clothes she was standing in and it has been a totally tragic situation. His family want nothing to do with the funeral, but it is so important for J to give him a decent send-off as they were engaged and had been together for 6 years. Funds would pay for a coffin spray so it is not bare, as we gather in small numbers to lay him to rest next week.
P is a single man who suffers with depression. He recently had a mental health breakdown which resulted in smashing up much of what is in his flat. The local NHS Mental Health team have got some replacement furniture but he is desperate for a cooker as he broke the current one. His Occupational Therapist is confident that he has come through this and they can help him control himself going forward and have asked for our help to give him a new start. He is on basic Universal Credit. £150 would enable him to buy a second hand cooker.
This client has recently had a new baby. She already has two young sons, one of whom suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She also has her grandma living with her who suffers from dementia and is wheelchair bound due to a spinal cord injury. She had to give up work at the end of last year to care for her family and is now reliant upon Universal Credit, carer's allowance and child benefit. She has a lot of laundry and not enough space to dry it so a dryer would be most useful.
A is on a ventilator (not Covid-19 related) and suffers from heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. She's receiving end of life care, and is estimated to have only a few months to live. More than a quarter of her weekly benefits is being deducted to pay off arrears with the utility company. Her doctor has contacted the company to explain the difficulty she is in, but there's been no reply. Her reduced benefits make it a daily struggle to make ends meet so she needs to pay off her debt.
K is a single Mum with borderline personality disorder. She has 2 teenage sons living with her and another son for whom she shares care with her ex-partner. She can't work and has difficulty making rational decisions about her life, including finances. She has many debts due to her mental health problems and can't repay them from her benefits income. She has sought help from Citizens Advice, who recommend a Debt Relief Order. K hopes that Acts 435 donors can help her with the fee.
R has schizophrenia and was cared for by his Mum until she died 7 years ago. Now he shares a private rental but has no family or other support for his mental health problems or for managing his day-to-day living. He can't work and relies on benefits. By arrangement his rent is paid, but debts have built up, leading R to seek help from Citizens Advice. A Debt Relief Order is the only solution in the short term, while some longer-term help for R is sought. R would be most grateful for the fee.
This lady is receiving support to maintain her home, she is on a basic benefit of £73 a week, she lives in an all electric flat and it costs her a lot of money to keep warm. Her fridge freezer has broken and she has no extra money to purchase one. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help her? She would really appreciate your kind help; she has very poor mental health and having no fridge freezer to store her food is not helping her depression and anxiety.
R was recently supported by Acts 435 with a supermarket voucher, he has long term health problems and has had no income for 2 months. R has substantial debts including electricity arrears which he has not been able to make payments towards for some time. We have referred R for debt advice. We are applying for £50 to pay towards R's electricity bill so that he can negotiate with his provider and not risk his debt being passed onto a debt collector.