MW is 18 years old and has been diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) which means MW has not been to school since the age of 13yrs. As a result she has little or no confidence, and has just suffered a bereavement and is struggling to cope. She would really benefit from some counselling, but isn't able to afford this on her own.
Christians Against Poverty have been working very hard with AS, as he is a vulnerable person with mental health issues. He is a committed member of The Sheppey Gospel Plant and was recently baptised. He is doing his utmost to become debt free- he lives in a social housing flat, lives on a tight budget which he is handling well and he is making good decisions to better his new life. He has been advised to apply for a Debt Relief Order, but he needs help to pay the fee for this.
This lady is getting into rent arrears because of the transfer to Universal Credit and has been refused Personal Independence Payment, but they have now accepted we can appeal that decision. She is unable to work because of a worsening health condition and is not at sate pension age yet.
P and his wife were in 3 bedroom social housing in Rye and had to pay the spare room subsidy for 2 excess rooms, which was deducted from housing benefit. Due to poor physical health neither can work and P is his wife's carer. They were forced to move by the Housing Association to a smaller property with the promise of financial help to get set up, but they only got £80 to pay for a van hire for removal. They have no savings to buy carpets and are seeking £120 to pay for some off cuts to put over the bare floors.