S is a recovering addict who is struggling massively with the burden of his debts (around £11,000). He has recently attempted suicide because he is struggling to cope with his debt problems. He loses 30% of his Universal Credit each month to forced debt repayments. This is forcing him to use foodbanks - the £30 a week he loses is what he should be spending on food. A Debt Relief Order would stop these deductions and allow S to concentrate on his mental health and staying clean.
J has twice been sectioned because of mental health problems. He suffers from depression and anxiety, and has suicidal thoughts. The same mental health problems have led to him running up debts, with rent not paid and the prospect of eviction. He needs help to pay off the debt, avoid eviction, and to remain qualified for a permanent council property.
A single mum who has sadly lost her job because of Covid-19, is working with a Christians Against Poverty worker to support her finances. She needs £90 for the fees of a Debt Relief Order to move forward. This is a significant stumbling block to moving forward which she is so desperate to do.
J was referred to us from a local rehousing charity. J is in a lot of debt which she has no hope of paying off. Getting a Debt Relief Order is her only hope of a fresh start which she desperately needs. J's mum's passing and the ending of a 30 year relationship caused massive anxiety and J was put on sick leave. She is now sofa surfing at a friend's. She knows she cannot live like this and with our help is applying for a Debt Relief Order. It will take J months to save the fee, please can you help?
A split from his partner 12 months ago and has been a single parent to his 2 children ever since. The break-up left him with mental health problems and he has been off work for much of the past year, unable to cope with his job. He receives sick pay but is struggling to make ends meet. The recent cold weather and increased energy costs have left him with no money for food and electricity for the next couple of weeks and he doesn’t know where else to turn. He would really appreciate help to cover these costs.
C has mental health problems and lived with her boyfriend until he became abusive and violent towards her and she asked him to leave. He has now disappeared and taken her purse, all her money and her phone, along with other items from her flat. The matter is in the hands of the police, but until she receives her next benefits payment in 2 weeks time she has no money for food, gas and electricity. Her pans were also taken so she has nothing to heat food in. She would be very grateful for help to replace her pans cover her food and energy costs.
E contacted us in a very anxious state. She split up with her partner a few days ago and he left, taking her money and some of her things with him. She suffers badly with depression and anxiety, and struggles to leave the house. She has 3 children who live mostly with her sister but come to stay at weekends. E has no gas and electric and little food left. It Is over a week to her next benefits payment and she is afraid she will not be able to see the children if she has no food or heating. She would really appreciate your help.