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.
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.
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 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.