S is a single mum with two children and is in receipt of part-time wages and Universal Credit. While she was switched over to Universal Credit, S accrued arrears with several priority creditors and is now on a reduced income. We have gone through S's financial situation and she is unable to clear the debts in a reasonable amount of time. We identified that a Debt Relief Order would resolve her situation. S is unable to afford the £90 fee and needs financial assistance.
Can you help H from Lancaster with £100 for taxi fares to get her daughter to school? H is a working single mum but her recently-bought car broke down and she can't get her daughter to school on foot or on the bus in time to get to work. The garage that sold her the car is disgracefully blocking her phone calls and refusing to help. She's trying to borrow the money to get the car fixed. In the meantime £100 will pay for a taxi to get her daughter to and from school. Can you help with £100?
This client is in need of a washing machine. She has been in debt and is only working 16 hours a week at the moment, so things are very tough financially. If you could help her to get a washing machine so that she can have clean clothes this would make a huge difference to her.
This client suffers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema (stage 3). The cold aggravates her health issues. She is currently in receipt of Employment Seeker's Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. Her son lives with her and works for an agency on a temporary basis but he hasn’t had much work in the last few weeks. She has recently moved into this property and has had help from the local welfare scheme with white goods, but she still needs curtains and curtain rods for her living room. She has two large windows which would need 90x90 inch curtains.
This single mum of two has has been unable to work for a year due to illness and is currently appealing a decision to refuse her Personal Independence Allowance. She is struggling to pay for bills and food on the basic level of Universal Credit. This money will be used to provide shopping vouchers to help her in feeding her family.
This single mum of four is struggling with debt. She had been putting all her savings towards a holiday with Thomas Cook and has not yet had her refund from this following them going bust. She is worried about meeting the costs of food and bills and providing for her family over the winter period. This money will enable us to provide her with a shopping voucher to help her to provide food for her family.
This single mum of two had started studying at university but has had to take a break to have an operation herself and to look after her baby who has also been struggling with her health. She has had to move from living off student finance to living off Universal Credit which has led her to falling behind with her bills. This money will help to support her with the cost of bills, gas and electric.
Your support would be appreciated for this family who are currently struggling to keep the gas and electric on. They have found themselves in debt while Dad has been unable to work over the last two years following a serious accident. As well as the physical injuries, the psychological impact of this delayed him engaging with the benefits system leaving the family living off mum's part time wage for some time.
K is a single mother with 3 young children on a low income. She has recently moved house to secure additional bedroom space for the children and has no money left to buy Christmas presents. She willingly gives her time to help others by volunteering at a youth club and a night shelter but is reluctant to ask for help herself when it is much needed.
X is a single person who has been homeless and couch surfing during the cold winter period. For a period of time he had been staying in a tent but he had his possessions stolen and was attacked during the night so felt unsafe. He has found a property but in order to secure it he needs to pay for the first week's rent. If this first week is not paid the property will be put back on the market and X will lose his potential home.