‘Alison’ has been struggling to balance household costs with difficult circumstances. She has recently lost her low paid job which has added to her struggles in keeping up with bills and paying off debts. A Debt Relief Order would be a massive benefit to ‘Alison’, both for her financial situation by clearing her debts and to relive the stress she is currently suffering from. It would also help her to focus on looking after her young child.
To support a church football team in its work with young men assisting mental and physical health and enabling an obvious link into a local church.
This man was illegally evicted from his home. He is French and is not eligible to apply for benefits in the UK. He has been homeless on and off for a few years. He is now being accommodated by a housing charity. He has no income at all and needs £10 per week to pay towards food and £10 to pay towards energy bills. We have been working with solicitors and he will get some money from the illegal eviction, but needs help while he is waiting for this to be processed.
Applicant has had a cooker for 12 years, it no longer works properly, but can't afford another one.
Applicant's washer has broken down and is not worth mending
This man is between jobs and is hoping to do a course with the Job Centre to help get a new job. He has applied for Universal Credit but wont get a payment until some time August and has no money. He also has an 8-month old baby. We've given him a foodbank voucher but would like to help him with some electricity and household essentials.
Violet's contract ended on 12/5/17, has been applying for benefit since 13/5/17, appeal now accepted and would likely be paid in 10-15 days. She needs financial help for transport to visit son in Police Custody and and attend job interviews and top up for electric & gas meters.
Applicant would appreciate help in buying a second hand suite, as she currently doesn't have one.
Applicant would like to buy paper and paint, having lived with bare walls for 12 years.
ML is a young man with autism. His income has been drastically reduced after withdrawal of benefits. His shoes are beyond repairs and he also needs clothing.
I require the requested money to purchase furniture / white goods. I have been in supported housing and with the support of Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community (DISC) have secured my own accommodation. The supported accommodation I am in is furnished and I am unable to take any furniture or white goods with me when I move out. I would be grateful of any support that you may be able to provide.
K who is on low income urgently needs replacement clothes & footwear (the sole is hanging off on his trainers). He is happy to make these purchases at Charity Shops.
This 59 yr old lady lost her part time job as a cleaner due to physical health problems. While waiting for benefit changes her fridge freezer has broken and she can not afford to replace it. She supports her daughter in looking after her two grandchildren who have learning disability and requires fridge freezer for food preparation and storage.
This man was homeless, and has been working hard to make improvements in his life. He is trying really hard to find employment and build a new life. He is not able to get to job interviews because he has very little money.
P has recently been the victim of a fraud which lost him £200, the amount in benefits that he receives each fortnight. He is currently unemployed but looking hard for employment. Without his mobile phone he will lose the possibility of finding employment and make his life more stressful at a time when the theft has left him vulnerable. He has no access to funds at the moment and is being helped by the local Foodbank to get through to his next benefits payment.
This couple set up in business but relocated to get a better life and housing for the family. They equipped their van with all they needed, printed cards and posters and already have clients waiting.They had to put in a new claim for working tax credits which were then stopped. Currently child benefit is their only income and they now cannot afford to put in the fuel needed to be able to get to their clients. A tank of diesel would enable them to get to their clients and be independent again.
Rob has just become unemployed, he has an abscess on his back tooth and has been given an appointment for emergency dentist treatment. He has no extra funds to cover this and is feeling overwhelmed with the pain and anxiety about paying for it. He would be so thankful for any donations towards this appointment.
C is a destitute Australian with no recourse to public funds and is not entitled to work. He is awaiting a tax refund before he can purchase a flight to return home where he has a job waiting for him. He is managing with food parcels but has no money for electricity for heating, lighting and cooking. This money will enable us to top his electricity card up to manage until he leaves the country.
This 20 year old woman is about to move into her first independent council tenancy and is due to give birth in a month's time. Her family has helped her with smaller household items, but they are not in a financial position to assist with white goods. She hopes to be able to have some items in place for the arrival of the baby and a local charity has helped her with a gas cooker. She has seen a reconditioned washing machine for £100 and any help with this amount would be greatly appreciated.
IB is in recovery from addictions. He moved to Oldham to get away from his old networks and bad influences. He has a very low income and wants to vist his daughter but cannnot afford the travel costs.