S is a care leaver who suffers from autism. Her social worker has helped her to set up home in a small apartment. We have previously helped her with various household items. She had a washing machine donated but unfortunately this has broken down and S has no money to repair it. Could you please help repair her washing machine.
T is severely disabled with chronic arthritis, and suffers with asthma. He receives Universal Credit, but large deductions leave him struggling to cover his living costs. He contacted us because he had no money to get to a hospital appointment for tests. He is very worried that he may have cancer. He also revealed that he had hardly eaten for several days because he had no food left, and very little gas and electric. He has 2 weeks until his next benefits payment and any help to meet these costs would be a real blessing.
N lives with, and cares for, her 18 year old son who has complex special needs and is finding it hard to cope with the current conditions. She receives Universal Credit but recent disruptions to her payments have left her struggling to manage. Her son’s special diet and having to shop locally at the moment is proving expensive, and she uses a lot of hot water as her son needs frequent baths. She desperately needs help with food and utility costs to tide her over to her next payment.
L is a single Mum with 3 children of her own and she also cares for another child. She has health problems including diabetes and mobility issues. She now has a support worker but has struggled for many years being unable to work and has piled up debts. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is essential for L to enable her to make a fresh start with her new support. L can't afford the fee and would really appreciate help with this from Acts 435.
C has mental ill health resulting in lots of problems relating to her finances and managing family relationships. She needs constant support to remember tasks, signatures and appointments she needs to keep. However, she has no support worker and has sought help from Citizens Advice about her debt. A Debt Relief Order is essential to lift this burden and to stop C receiving debt letters which add to her ill health. She would be very grateful for help with the fee.
S has managed with her gas cooker for over 22 years, for the last year she has been down to one ring working but it has stopped working completely. Sadly this has happened at the worst time as S has lost her job due to Covid-19. She is looking for work again but at the moment she cannot afford to buy a replacement cooker. She is struggling with her bills and has been eating less to try and make ends meet. We have now got food parcels for her. Please could you help her if you can?
M is an amputee who has recently been rehoused after becoming homeless. His new accommodation still lacks the adaptations he needs. He is in debt through mismanagement of direct rent and social care payments. He has support through his local authority social services and housing debts but is unable to find the money to buy essential appliances, namely a cooker, washer, and a tumble dryer. His disability makes him unable to hang washing. Could you help him with these appliances?
C recently moved to a Women's Refuge in Brighouse. Her children attend school and nursery in Elland as well the children’s doctors. Mum is currently completing some budgeting work but is struggling to afford the transport to and from Elland every day. We are applying for help for a monthly bus pass to relieve financial pressure and ensure the children can attend school whilst Mum sorts out her finances.