This lady's cooker is broken so she cannot cook hot food for her family. She has been refused Universal Credit although she has been granted residency. She has arthritis and a slipped disc in her back so is unable to work. She is trying to get help with her benefit situation from Citizens Advice. She has been in the country for 11 years but has had many problems understanding the system and is only able to communicate in English with agencies with the help of her son. Any help to provide her with a cooker would be really appreciated.
D is a single mother of three children. Her eldest daughter is autistic and suffers from depression, her eldest daughter was a victim of a serious crime and has since attempted suicide. This attempt left her paralyzed and hospitalised for a significant period of time. D had to leave her job to care for her daughter after the incident in May as she was diagnosed with PTSD and would regularly self harm. D requires assistance for funding to get to and from the hospital to her daughter.
This young man came out of temporary accommodation and into his own flat some week ago. However, since then, because of errors and delays in the benefit system he has been without money. The lack of furniture and more importantly cooking equipment has affected his health and he has felt very alone. A microwave would mean he could easily provide hot food for himself. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.
This young man came out of temporary accommodation some weeks ago and into his own flat. However, since then he has had no money because of errors and delays in the benefit system. He has had no furniture, his health has suffered and he has felt very lonely. He will hopefully soon be provided with a microwave, but also needs a fridge freezer so he can store food and make warm meals. His circumstances mean he is not allowed to work, but as a qualified painter and decorator he is keen to use his skills to help others voluntarily.