D is struggling to grasp the concepts of life around him. He is becoming increasingly depressed with a lack of understanding about the world and his general surroundings, he is also being assessed for Autism, but in the meantime he would benefit from one-to-one counselling, and this is an urgent requirement for him. This would be a magnificent Christmas present for him.
O lives in Lancaster and needs £120 for supported housing over the Christmas period. After a bad accident at work in 2011 he suffered severe anxiety and depression and an alcohol addiction. He receives Universal Credit, and a Discretionary Housing payment has partially met his needs, but this ends next month. He has a place in supported housing with therapy, but needs £120 to pay the rent over the Christmas period, after which he expects to be housed by the Council. Can you help him with the £120 he needs?
S is a single person living alone after her parents have passed away. She is claiming Universal Credit and is currently unable to work due to mental health problems. The fridge-freezer in the property is broken which is making grocery shopping more expensive as S has no means of storing food at the correct temperatures. S was recently at risk of eviction due to rent arrears but the court have agreed she can stay provided she repays the arrears, so she has no spare money to buy a fridge.
This young family with three children would appreciate your help towards gas and electric costs this winter. Their income has significantly reduced while dad is off sick from work having rehabilitation following a stroke. Mum is now also unable to work due to illness and is on a zero hour contract. They are currently struggling to make ends meet and worried about how they are going to meet the basic needs of their family. Having credit on their gas and electric metres will help significantly.
This client is living in rented accommodation alone. S/he is in receipt of state benefits and is a recovering alcoholic. After discussing what debt strategies are available, the client would like to submit an application for a Debt Relief Order as this would address their debt issues and allow them to focus on dealing with their health issues.
This single mum of two would appreciate support towards heating costs. She has been off work all year following an injury and her boiler has just broken leaving her trying to heat the house with electric heaters whilst she waits for it to be fixed. This has been an unexpected expense when finances are already stretched.