This 48 year old asylum seeking woman, with a degree in midwifery, has been volunteering with British Red Cross as a translator, helping others to learn English and supporting family reunion. She would really benefit from having a laptop for this role, as well as for further learning and connecting to others. Please consider helping her to improve her skills and have what she needs to settle well in Leeds.
This lady was living in Spain but has had to return to the UK because of ill health. She is currently sofa surfing as she cannot afford to rent. Despite her ill health she is looking for suitable work. An opportunity has arisen at a Christian retreat in South Wales but this would mean her having to travel there from Poole and stay locally for a few days. She would be extremely thankful for any contributions towards the cost of petrol and accommodation.Thank you.
K has a gap where her flat-mate has moved out of the house and a new flat-mate will be moving in in November. K is unemployed and looking for work. Her Universal Credit Benefit does not cover the full amount of the month's rent. She is really in a desperate situation and this gift would help her to keep going until her new flat-mate moves in.
This is a request to be able to obtain some carpets for a young man who I support. He has recently moved to his first tenancy and is in the process of setting up home. His sole income is Universal Credit. Money is tight and he only just survives on the money he gets, so saving for carpets is beyond his means. He has no financial support from family members as his Mother died when he was a child and his Dad lives some miles away out of the borough. He really is doing it on his own. Thank you.
X and Y came to study in the UK nine years ago when their daughter was two years old. She is now 11 and desperate to go to camp. The Home Office are currently preventing them from working and they are supported by church family and friends with basic funds for food as well as visiting the food bank. They have saved tiny amounts from their food money in the last four months and paid for a third of the costs, but they now have to pay for the rest. Mum is dreadfully anxious; this help would be a massive answer to prayer.
This lady is waiting to be given asylum and is not allowed to work or receive any benefits. She has a passion to be a Professional Beauty Therapist and someone has paid the fees for her to take a course. She now needs a uniform and course kit pack. She is hoping to start her own beauty business as soon as she gets her immigration papers sorted. Furthermore, studying will occupy her and distract her and therefore limit the stress of asylum. Please help fund her uniform and course kit, it would make a huge difference to her.
L and her partner are both unable to work due to autism. They live independently in their rented flat, and survive on limited benefits. L has £31 deductions each month on her Universal Credit, relating to an over payment of benefits. She also has £120 arrears on her electric smart meter, so £3 of every £10 put in gets taken to clear debt. They have no other debts, but due to these two problems they are needing to use Food banks to survive. £120 would clear their electric arrears and help them stay independent.
A 27 year old man who has arrived from Sudan is seeking asylum and living in Leeds. He is ill-prepared for the cold weather ahead. He is studying at college and can walk there but needs winter shoes, a coat and a backpack. He is unable to save for these with so little benefit to live on. Please help him to settle well in Leeds.
J needs to move closer to his parents as his father has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has also been getting constant hassle from youths who have been throwing things at his window, including fireworks. It's a very distressing time for J who has also been struggling with mental health issues relating to being unemployed. He has found somewhere to move to but he can't afford the costs of the removals.
J is currently unemployed and has recently moved into Social Housing. He is yet to receive any benefits, so he has no income at present. He has accessed the foodbank, so he does have food to eat, but he is in need of help to purchase basic items for his new home such as a kettle, plates and other essentials.
A is a 50 year old man who has spent his life working to help others. Unfortunately he has been hit by ill health (so cannot work at the moment) and has no savings. He has moved into a small one bedroom flat and needs a second hand sofa and washing machine. Please help this man who feels down on his luck at the moment.
T is on Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independent Payment and has managed well until recently. Unexpected bills from utilities and car maintenance have left T struggling to recover. She is unable to use public transport as she has a disability. Help now would stop a downward spiral into debt. Any help would be greatly appreciated. T has sought advice from a debt management centre and is getting help to create a budget.
Our client is from Poland and has been in the UK for 10 years. He is currently homeless and has been sleeping either on sofas or on the streets. He needs a passport so that he can access benefits, housing, and employment. Please consider giving to this man as any donation would really help him.
G has a long term illness and cannot work, so is receiving benefits. For the last five months she has had to wash all her family clothes by hand as her old washing machine has broken. Due to her unemployment she has no spare money to replace her washing machine. Any donation would make a really big difference to her.
R is a single-parent living with her 5-year-old daughter in rented accommodation and she claims Universal Credit and Child Benefit. R is spending £100 per month in public travel costs to take her daughter to school, which is leaving her with little money for food and housekeeping. We have helped R apply to a charity for a regular allowance but it can take a month for the application to be processed, so a bus pass will be so useful for the time being.
B is unemployed and despite suffering from depression has tried to get back into work. She recently started a job but found she couldn't cope and had to leave after only two and a half days. She receives Job Seekers Allowance but struggles to cover her household bills, and now fears that this short period of work will cause delays to her benefits payments. She is particularly anxious about not having enough for food, gas and electric. Help towards these would really help to ease her worries.
This woman is unemployed and not receiving any benefit. She usually depends on her husband who is working but he can't afford to pay for her other than basic needs. She needs to change her glasses due to her poor sight but she doesn't have enough money. Any help would be much appreciated as she will be very happy and pleased.
This lady is a mother of 1 son. She is just came to the UK and claimed for Asylum. She has limited support from the Home Office which is not suffcient to fulfill their basic needs. She asked some help to buy school uniform for her son and to pay his busfare. She would be very grateful for any help you can offer to support her to pay some of the expenses. Thank you.
M has been living in the UK for a while with her husband and 3 children. She is not entitled to any benefit. She relies on her husband's limited income for her basic needs. She wants to improve her English and gets certificate which she believes could help her to get a paid job. She is doing a various voluntary job with local organisation to improve her communication and confident's skills. She would be so grateful to get some support.