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£95 needed for a bed and mattress

M has just turned 18, she was in the care system and classed as a young care leaver. She is expected to now live independently in her own property. She is currently on Universal Credit which is £350 per month due to her age. She has to pay council tax, gas, electric, water, food etc. but has no funds for a bed. She is working with a local social housing company to set up her tenancy correctly and maintain her rent and bill payments successfully. She has no-one to ask for help, please can you help her?

City:
Halifax
Age:
18
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£150 needed for a cooker

M and his daughter moved into an unfurnished property 7 months ago and have had a lot of expenses trying to get everything they need for the flat whilst struggling to make ends meet with Universal Credit being their only income. They've only had cold or microwave meals since they moved in and would love to be able to cook properly, especially in time for Christmas. Can you help?

City:
Herne Bay
Age:
55
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for a wardrobe

This client has previously been employed as a housekeeper and has been housed in the properties where she has worked, this has meant that she does not have any essential living items herself. She has recently, due to a relationship breakdown, become unemployed and is homeless and sofa surfing. She works part time on a very low income and has applied to receive Universal Credit but she is struggling to buy items required for her new unfurnished property that she moves into in one week.

City:
Leicester
Age:
62
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for a tablet and MIFI dongle

This mother living in supported housing in an attic room has no access to the internet and only a mobile phone. She is desperate to move but, due to the lack of internet and not having a device she has not been able to complete relevant housing applications to facilitate this. Her 5 year old also has homework needing to be done online which they cannot do at present. Her only income is Universal Credit so she would like to ask for help please to purchase a tablet and a MIFI dongle.

City:
Cambridge
Age:
31
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for food and a smartphone

After being homeless for over a year, J has just moved into temporary accommodation and has managed to get onto the housing register. Changes to his benefits have left him without money for several weeks and he is really struggling financially. He needs help with food costs but would greatly appreciate help to buy a smartphone and some phone credit. This would give him access to the internet so that he can bid for properties, monitor his Universal Credit claim and liaise with other agencies which would all help to move his life forward.

City:
Batley
Age:
40
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 5 days

£150 needed for a double bed and a single bed

This mum has had a lot of trauma in her childhood and recently a domestic abuse relationship. She has poor mental health. She has a 3 year old boy and is starting again. We are hoping to pick up the bed bases second hand and buy new mattresses. She has nothing as her ex cleared out the flat. She works part time and is topped up with Universal Credit but it just doesn’t stretch to any extras. She just needs a hand to start afresh, please help if you can. Thanks in advance.

City:
Leeds
Age:
25
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 6 days

£105 needed for a fridge/freezer

This mum of five fled bad domestic violence and took her family to a refuge. She has now been rehoused but has very little. She has to wait until December 10th for her first Universal Credit payment. She is having to use the local foodbank. She really needs a fridge/freezer to keep food fresh and buy food on offer to freeze. She is desperately trying to rebuild life for her family. Please can you help her?

City:
Truro
Age:
31
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 6 days

£150 needed for a name change

A wants to change her and her daughter's names. This is due to security reasons related to traumatic events in her home country and the worry of being tracked down here in the UK. This is very expensive and A is a single mother on Universal Credit so is unable to cover the cost herself. Originally, she was receiving support from the council with this but once they discovered that she had refugee status they said they could not support her and she would have to contact a solicitor. The solicitor has quoted a price of £150. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Leeds
Age:
34
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£140 needed for an electric cooker and a kettle

P has just moved into a property after being homeless for 18 months following the breakup of a relationship. During that time he was often sleeping on the streets or in a car. He got involved with drugs but has sought help, and is now determined to turn his life around. He has started a claim for Universal Credit but it will be at least another 3 weeks before he receives anything. With no money, he has so far managed to get very little for his new home and would be very grateful for help getting an electric cooker and a kettle.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
38
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for food, gas and electricity

D was recently released from prison and moved into a property a little over a week ago. He has applied for Universal Credit but faces around 5 weeks wait before he receives his first payment. Until then he has nothing to live on. He has hardly anything in his flat, but his first priority is keeping himself warm and fed. He has no idea how he is going to get through these next few weeks and help with food and energy costs would be a real blessing for him and would help to keep him positive as he tries to move forward with his life.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
47
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 8 days

£125 needed for a portable gas heater

B has been unemployed for 10 years and suffers from severe depression. A few months ago his benefits were changed to Universal Credit and the delay in payment led him into debt and hardship that he hasn’t been able to recover from. His heating costs are crippling him and he would like to buy a portable gas heater that he can move from room to room, and which would be much more economical to run than his electric heating. Unfortunately he doesn’t have the money to spare to buy one and he would be very grateful for your help.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
58
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for childcare and fuel

This young mum is suffering from depression due to her husband leaving her a year ago. She has been off work for a while but now has to go back part-time. She is really finding it hard to manage due to the lack of support from Universal Credit - they say they are dealing with it but it could take quite a few weeks, and they are sorry for the delay. She has had to move from Leeds to Oldham now as she couldn't afford to live there anymore, but her job is still in Leeds. Please can we help?

City:
Oldham
Age:
37
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for an electric cooker

This lone parent of 2 children has recently been housed by the council after being made homeless when her previous landlord sold his property. She works part-time earning a low wage which is supplemented by Tax Credits and is struggling to purchase the larger items that she needs from her limited income. She is in urgent need of a cooker, so I am hoping that you may be able to help. Many thanks.

City:
Leicester
Age:
43
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for furniture

S has recently moved to a new property. She needs to purchase some items for her house including a microwave, a hoover and a toaster. She is claiming Universal Credit and is on a very low income so is unable to purchase the items herself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Leeds
Age:
26
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for a gas cooker

S is a victim of domestic violence and is now a single mum on Universal Credit. Her benefits don't fully cover all her housing costs so she only just manages to keep up with other bills. She struggles with her mental health after years of abuse and needs a lot of support. Her gas cooker is not working and needs replacing but as her budget is so tight, she has nothing spare to save for it. She is facing not being able to cook Christmas dinner for her children this year. Please could you help?

City:
Derby
Age:
42
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for bedroom furniture

A moved out from a homeless hostel just 4 weeks ago and she is now in a flat for the first time in many years. She had no furniture and has been struggling to buy one item at a time. She is on Universal Credit and receives sickness benefit due to a lifetime of trauma that she has suffered. She needs a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and some bedside drawers as the only thing in her bedroom is her bed. With this money A will go to her local second hand furniture shop in order to maximise this money.

City:
Bridgend
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£125 needed for a bed

This client is a self-employed painter so he has been unable to work since March due to the pandemic. He has 4 young children and a partner so he is now claiming Universal Credit. His eldest child is in need of a new bed as the base is broken and the mattress is very uncomfortable. He cannot afford to purchase one from his limited benefit income, so I am hoping that you may be able to help. Many thanks.

City:
Leicester
Age:
28
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for bedroom furniture

C has recently moved to Morecambe from Wigan after splitting up with his partner. He has moved into a private rented flat, which is partly furnished but has no bed or bedroom furniture. He receives Universal Credit only and has had to wait while they processed his change of circumstances. He has been struggling and has had a food parcel from the Olive Branch foodbank. Thankfully he has no health issues but needs urgent help with bedroom furniture; can you help?

City:
Morecambe
Age:
43
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for a smartphone and phone credit

P suffers from depression and has been homeless for over 2 years. During this time he has survived by begging on the streets. He is now trying to turn his life around and has just moved into temporary accommodation and has applied for Universal Credit. He wants to look for work and find somewhere permanent to live, he also needs internet access to monitor his benefits claim but he has no phone. He would appreciate help to purchase a smartphone and phone credit which would be a massive help in getting his life back on track.

City:
Batley
Age:
41
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 12 days

£80 needed for a fridge/freezer

This is a single gentleman who has recently moved from a homeless hostel to a room in a shared house. He has considerable health problems including diabetes and asthma, and is trying to get on his feet after recent troubles. He is in receipt of Universal Credit. He would like to have a fridge of his own in his room so that he can safeguard the food he buys in a house which has shared kitchen facilities.

City:
Wakefield
Age:
47
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

This client suffers from a learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression and anxiety. He had a difficult upbringing and spent time in local authority care. He has now been given his own home and is keen to start building a better future for himself. He has received support to apply to the Princes Trust to set up a business. He is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and cannot afford a washing machine so is doing his laundry by hand. Your help would be appreciated.

City:
Loughborough
Age:
28
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for a Greek passport

S is a local lady who we, along with the local counsellor, have been supporting over the last few months. She has lived in this country for many years, and has worked regularly until her health began to deteriorate. She only has an expired passport, so is unable to register for EU Settled Status or claim Universal Credit. We are hoping to get her passport renewed so that she can begin to get her financial support in place.

City:
London
Age:
61
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 12 days

£80 needed for gas and electric

A lives alone in a housing association flat. He is on Universal Credit and is the recent victim of a theft. He is struggling to pay for his electricity tokens and when his electric goes his central heating goes as well because it has an electric pump. So he goes without heating, cooking and light. He is trying to save to pay for a Christmas present for his adult daughter who he has only just become reunited with after 32 years.

City:
Keighley
Age:
48
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for a washing machine and a cooker

This gentleman has very poor mental health and with support he has moved into his own accommodation. He is on a low benefit due to paying back an advance to Universal Credit. He only has a sofa to move in with and we would like to ask the kind donors of Acts 435 if they could help him please.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
35
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 13 days

£100 needed for food and electricity debt

K lives alone and suffers with poor physical and mental health. He has spent the last couple of days without any electricity, has no money left, and isn’t due to receive his benefits for almost 2 weeks. He has £55 debt on his meter which must be cleared before he can get into credit. He is also struggling for food and having to rely on help from friends to get by. He would really appreciate help to get his electricity back on and in credit and also help with food costs to tide him over to his next benefits payment.

City:
Batley
Age:
53
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for food and utility bills

M has 4 children aged 20 months to 14 years old. He lost his job in July as a result of COVID-19 and has not been able to find a new job since. M receives Universal Credit but is hit hard by the benefit cap. He and his family are struggling to buy food and pay for essential bills. After paying the rent, M only has £200 for the whole month. Can you help M to buy food for his young family at this difficult time while his job search continues?

City:
NW London
Age:
47
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for food and and essential bills

W is a single parent who is struggling to make ends meet. She is working but despite this, cannot afford all of her bills. Until recently, she received Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit for both of her children. However, these payments were greatly reduced when her son turned 18. He is classed as an asylum seeker and currently applying for asylum support but the application takes 6 weeks. Please could you help support this family while they wait.

City:
NW London
Age:
38
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 13 days

£150 needed for a bus pass to attend hospital appointments

D lives alone and claims Universal Credit. She has always worked until ill health meant she had to stop 18 months ago. She has been diagnosed with multiple cancers and has to attend different hospitals, often at short notice, for procedures and treatment. The travel costs are crippling her, leaving her struggling to meet her day to day needs. £150 would help to provide bus passes to cover the next 2 months to get her to her appointments and this would be a big weight off her mind at such an anxious time.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
50
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 13 days

£150 needed for Outstanding water bill

A 36 year old refugee parent is desperate to receive help to pay an outstanding water bill from her previous housing as she was moved into a council accommodation when she received refugee status during the pandemic. She is now on Universal credit with reduced benefit and had no warning to begin to save to pay this overdue bill. This is causing her stress and she asks for your help to pay the bill as COVID-19 has meant she has no savings left.

City:
Leeds
Age:
36
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Friday, 11 December

£150 needed for two single mattresses

This lone parent of 2 children has recently been rehoused by the council as a matter of urgency after fleeing an abusive relationship. She is in need of essential items which she cannot afford to purchase from her income which consists of low part-time earnings, Universal Credit and Child Benefit. Her children have grown out of their toddler beds, and she has been donated a bunk bed frame but cannot afford to purchase mattresses. I am hoping that you may be able to help. Many thanks.

City:
Leicester
Age:
39
Category:
Children
Expires:
Friday, 11 December