"I struggle each month to pay bills and provide food for my children, and do not have any savings or spare money to buy School Uniform for my eldest child who is now at Secondary School. I have not been able to afford the blazer he needs or the correct shoes, and at the moment he is wearing a uniform that does not fit him properly which is causing him some distress. If I am able to get some help to buy the uniform he needs this will be wonderful for us both and relieve the stress I am under."
K is a simple man with simple needs. He has always lived with his mum and dad who have recently died, leaving him a vulnerable adult. K worries that he will have to leave the family home that he has grown up in and where all his memories are. He has very little income being on universal credit. K needs practical help in budgeting cooking and keeping clean. He has been on numerous courses trying to get a job without success. He desperately needs a washing machine as he currently has no means of washing his clothes.
In spite of her learning difficulties and physical challenges, this client is working hard with Christians Against Poverty, but not managing to make ends meet on benefits. She could have an interview for a paid post next week, but needs strict ID. She has no passport or driving licence, and has lost her birth certificate. £35 would get her a copy of her birth certificate, but she has no money at all and is behind with pretty much every bill. This would give her a chance of a job and a positive route out of debt.
JC was working, but as her contract was zero hours she fell behind with her utilities and also council tax payments- sadly the situation worsened when she lost her job. She now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that she applies for a Debt Relief Order, as she has 3 young children. This will cost £90.00, and sadly JC doesn't have enough money to pay the fee herself. Please could you help her?
An asylum seeking man from Sudan living in Leeds is attending college and needs a backpack to carry his books and assignments and also for groceries. He is currently borrowing one but has seen one in the shop that will suit his needs. He has very limited benefits and has had to save to other items, but has no funds available for a backpack.