H lives on her own and suffers from severe mental health problems. As a result, H has found paying her bills confusing and difficult. She has been working on her budget for the last few months and made some big lasting changes to her circumstances, so her finances are finally stable. The only debt outstanding is the electricity arrears. £150 towards this debt would help to give H the fresh start that she has been hoping for. Thank you for your kind donations.
Mrs K suffers from significantly poor mental health. She is not from the UK and hasn't seen her family in over a year. She has two beautiful young children, but often struggles to provide all they need due to her low mood and carrying the burdens of parenting on her own. She has been offered free counselling, except the cost of the counsellor's own clinical supervision fee. Please can you help Mrs K receive some of the emotional healing she needs?
This lady needs urgent help. Her young niece died in tragic circumstances and she is finding the death hard to cope with because she was at the scene when it happened. She is experiencing constant flashbacks and is in a state of permanent trauma. Can we help this lady get the help she urgently needs? Thank you.
A is a young man who has been living in a property without a cooker for more than 2 years. He has had poor mental health for many years and is unable to work. A is currently reliant on fried and microwaved food, which has a detrimental effect on his budgeting. He would love to be able to make simple, home cooked meals, and when I spoke to him he was so grateful that people might be willing to give so that he could improve his quality of life.
This mum is struggling with her mental and physical health and suffers from fibromyalgia. Mum needs some help to make the necessary changes to her home environment, which is adding to her anxiety. She needs a skip to clear the clutter in her home. We are requesting £150 towards a skip to support her.
A couple on low income have had to take an elderly parent into their home who has severe dementia. Her partner is not working and she is the main carer. If they did not look after her she would have been forced to go into a home, which the couple did not want. Unfortunately the lady has a number of physical needs so they need new bedding and suitable equipment for the bathroom.
We are supporting this person to apply for Personal Independence Payment. He is currently in receipt of Universal Credit. This has deductions at source to pay council tax and rent arrears which were incurred due to benefit delays following the loss of the gentleman's job due to ill health. After deductions, he struggles to meet his needs on the money left available to him. The sum requested would help reduce the debt owing, reducing the person's stress which impacts on his health. Thank you.
S cannot work due to ill health. Her Citizens Advice worker has suggested she proceed with a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. S has direct deductions from her Universal Credit which are causing her to struggle with her monthly living costs for her and her children. She has rent arrears amongst other priority and non priority debts. She is not in a position to pay for the £90 Debt Relief Order fee due to the deductions from her Universal Credit, so I advised her that I could make a request to see if you could help her. Thank you.
J suffers with long term mental & physical health problems and does not have a table or chair at home. We recently supported J with a disability benefits tribunal and were sad to hear that he needed to sit on the floor to go through his paperwork despite suffering from chronic back pain. We would like to support J to purchase a small table & 2 chairs for his flat, he has been living on a low income for a long time due to a reduction in his benefits & has been unable to afford this himself.
This young woman came to Citizens Advice for help with financial difficulties that have been caused by her long-term medical condition preventing her from working, for which she receives Personal Independence Payment. She helps care for her partner's young autistic son when she can. She has no surplus income to offer her creditors and so wants to apply for a Debt Relief Order. If successful, she and her partner can start afresh.
Mr F has been previously street homeless and he has moved into an unfurnished property. He has dizzy spells due to his mental ill health. From this he has fallen and banged his head in the past. Having carpet will lower his anxieties that if he falls he is less likely to hurt himself. Mr F has only recently gone onto universal credit. He is slowly getting used to a monthly income. He has also debts he is paying back and he is getting help from his social worker.
S is a single mother living in rented accommodation, currently claiming Employment & Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit. S suffers from multiple physical health problems especially with her back. She would like help with an Inversion table to decompress her spine which would do wonders for her pain management and mobility. This has been recommended by her GP but she is unable to afford this on her own and needs some help. Thank You.
Mum has serious epilepsy. Her daughter is a young carer. The family have been referred to our family project for extra support. The house they live in has lots of work needed that we are helping to sort with the housing association however, the daughters bedroom is functional. Mum needs help to decorate high ceilings and create a space for her daughter that is homely and suitable for her age.
D is a 59 year old lady who lives alone. Unfortunately she has a number of health issues including scoliosis and COPD which causes her to be extremely breathless. She has not been able to work since 2019 and over the last year has had to shield during the COVID pandemic. She is struggling to cover the cost of her utility bills and feed herself. She has less than £80 each month to spend on food. Help with shopping vouchers would give her great support.
S is in emergency accommodation and needs a microwave. He has no facilities to cook himself a simple meal. At Warming up the Homeless our foodbank supplies frozen ready meals but currently, but S cannot use this service. We would be delighted if we could give him the nutritious food he needs.
We are supporting a lovely single dad who is about to move house and has to leave with no white goods. He has various health conditions and is therefore unable to work so is struggling to find the money to pay for these items. We are hoping to support him buying a cooker and washing machine for his new home and are asking for £150 towards this. Thank you.
N is a single mum of two who has struggled with her mental health for some years. She is struggling with something similar to restless leg syndrome but it seems to impact on her whole body, so sleeping has become very difficult. She is currently signed off work sick (she works as a carer) due to her mental health and so has a reduced income and is unable to afford a weighted blanket. We would be so grateful if she was able to purchase this to help her sleep.
S suffers from anxiety and insomnia for which he takes medication. He used to be a landscape gardener before the pandemic and hopes to be again. He is in debt and is getting help from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Debt collectors and demanding letters are worrying him a lot. CAP has advised him to apply for insolvency - he needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. This will get him out of debt, give him a fresh start and take pressure off him. He is particularly worried at the moment because his grandad and best friend are in hospital.
My client K is a victim of domestic abuse and has left her partner. She is currently in recovery for alcohol and drug use, she has been to rehab and continues to successfully be in recovery. She is suffering from poor mental health and would like to complete an online course, which she will find useful for her continued recovery, however she cannot afford the cost. Any help towards her accessing the course would be gratefully received. Thank you.
We have been working with a family in Edinburgh for around 9 months. Mum struggles with poor mental health and has found lockdown has increased her isolation. We have been donated a laptop from a local university which will allow mum and her son to connect with friends and family and allow mum to join parents' meetings for school which are currently online. The family need an operating licence for the laptop but they don't have the funds for this as mum is unable to work due to health reasons.
F is on univesal credit and her husband has health problems which don't allow him to be very mobile. They have twins aged 10. The family are currently sitting on an old mattress in the living room as they have no furniture. The house they live in is not in great condition and they're sharing 1 bedroom between the 4 of them. The children currently have nowhere to play games and do their homework on. A coffee table and a sofa set would give the family comfort and bring some normalcy to the home
V is an assylum seeker with no recourse to public funds. She has underlying traumas she's faced which have led to her having to fled her country of origin. Since she arrived she has struggled to get registered with health providers such as dentists due to lack of support and language barriers. V currently relies on the foodbank for the provision of her foods, which held as regular due to lack of funding. V desperately needs a dental procedure to stop the pain and transport and food supplement.
A lady referred to our debt advisor is unable to work due to a brain injury and mental health difficulties. Her kitchen floor needs repairing to make it safe. The kettle and toaster are broken and need replacing too.
This service is not available on the NHS and this single parent has a primary school autistic son and is needing to understand and change her behaviour to better support herself care for her son while waiting for special needs school placement in September 2021. She has funded some sessions herself which has been helpful to her well-being but is needing help to complete the 8 session programme. She is engaging with the education and social services communities to access additional support.
This mum has been suffering from scratching and sneezing due to an allergy to dust. She’s really struggling to contain the dust with a sweeping brush, and really needs a hoover but cannot afford to purchase one herself. She would be very grateful for your help to do so.