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Your search for Universal Credit has produced 22 results.

£125 needed for carpets

T, a single mum with two children, has just been moved into three bedroom Social Housing accommodation after being in a temporary two bedroom flat accommodation for two years. The house has no flooring, and the downstairs has concrete floors. Mum has very little income, except for Universal credit, is unable to work due to her own health issues and has no extended family that can help .T would very much appreciate being able to carpet the children's rooms so that they have somewhere cosy to play. We have requested additional help from another charity, so that we might be able to provide as much as possible.

City:
Brighton.
Age:
31
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 5 days

£130 needed for a second hand cooker

N, a single mum who has a young son and no family support, suffers with severe anxiety, which has prevented her from getting a job, and is in receipt of Universal Credit. The family have been without a cooker for several months now, but have not been able to obtain a loan from Universal Credit. A gift of £150 would enable N to provide them with a replacement which would benefit their everyday living. We have connections with an Electrical Recycling Company that repair good quality second hand items.

City:
Peterborough
Age:
31
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 5 days

£90 needed for a washing machine

This lady's Work Coach at the Job Centre asked if we could help her get funding to buy a washing machine. She has exhausted any advances available through Universal Credit, is struggling with mental health problems and is an isolated single mum. We have obtained some funding from another source to help towards the purchase a new washing machine. Please can you help her reach the target she needs to afford it?

City:
Redruth
Age:
25
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£150 needed for a bedroom carpet

L is on Universal Credit, but really struggling to get by. He is a single parent to two teenage daughters and is being supported by his local Foodbank. There is no flooring in L's daughter's bedroom and he cannot afford to buy any. Please could you help to buy some flooring? This would be very much appreciated. Thank You!

City:
Ferndown
Age:
52
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£130 needed for clothing and food

G, a lady from Ukraine who has two children, had to flee for the safety of herself and her children, leaving her husband to defend the Country. Her Universal Credit has not been issued yet and she would really appreciate your help with her day to day living costs.

City:
Bromley
Age:
34
Category:
Refugees / Asylum Seekers
Expires:
In 6 days

£150 needed for a lounge carpet

L is on Universal Credit and is really struggling to get by. He is a single parent to two teenage daughters and is being supported by his local Foodbank. There is no flooring in his lounge and he cannot afford to buy any. Any help that you could give L to buy some flooring would be very much appreciated. Thank You.

City:
Ferndown
Age:
52
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£150 needed for a microwave and a vacuum cleaner

C is on Universal Credit and is finding it very hard to get by, especially with the increase in the cost of living. She is unable to afford to pay her bills and is being supported by her local Foodbank. C has three teenage daughters and would really appreciate help to be able to get a microwave and a vacuum cleaner which would make a big difference, but they cannot afford to buy them. Any help that you could give them would be very much appreciated. Thank you

City:
Wimborne
Age:
53
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£150 needed for a fridge freezer

This lady is on Universal Credit and has a number of health issues. She has two young children and recently her fridge freezer broke and she cannot afford to replace it. Without the ability to keep things cold, and to buy cheaper freezer items, mum is struggling to look after her children and would be grateful for your help. Thank you!

City:
Canterbury
Age:
30
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 7 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

D has recently moved into a flat, after progressing from Supported Housing, and is unable to get support from the Local Council for a washing machine, as single people are not deemed as needing one by. He is looking for work, but currently living on Universal Credit, so not able to afford one himself. Having a washing machine is essential if he is going to start work

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
33
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£45 needed for a provisional driving licence fee

M has had a very turbulent youth to this point and, having completed a range of training courses to make himself as employable as possible, hopes that he will be able to build a long term successful career. To move into employment he needs photo ID and, being on Universal Credit, a driving licence is an unattainable amount of money. We are asking for £43 so that we can bless him with a Provisional Driving Licence and he can move into employment.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
21
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£80 needed for energy costs

This gentleman who is struggling with finances, is getting some help with health costs, but lost out on full support due to being just over the eligible amount for Pension Credit. Unfortunately, he is facing dental costs, but also has to pay his energy bill which he is unable to do. This is causing him great distress and his Social Prescriber has endorsed his need for this request, which would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Sherborne
Age:
75
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

T, a lovely, single lady lives in Housing Association accommodation with her dog who provides her with tremendous emotional support. She can't imagine life without him, as he is her best friend. She is unemployed, living on benefits and has many health issues. The broken washing machine is now beyond repair so a replacement is needed. Being without a washing machine is creating stress and seriously affecting T's quality of life as she has no savings and is not able to buy on Credit. Please can you help?

City:
Sheffield
Age:
56
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for a lounge carpet

This lady has moved to our area after fleeing domestic violence from her ex partner. She has three children aged nine, six and nine weeks old. The lady has moved to a house which has no carpets. She is living on Universal Credit and, due to the increase in gas, electric, and fuel for her car to take the children to school, is unable to save any money to purchase a lounge carpet. She is concerned about the baby not being able to crawl about in a few months.

City:
Longnor
Age:
33
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for a washing machine

This young family with three children aged eight, five and three years old, live in a Social Housing flat and are currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. They have no savings and their washing machine has broken. Please can you help them to get a replacement?

City:
St Leonard’s on Sea
Age:
25
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£50 needed for a mobile phone top-up

N has just started working with Christians Against Poverty and is getting debt help. He is currently sleeping on a friend's sofa as he has no permanent home. He does work, when he can, providing security at large events, and relies on his phone to receive news of work and to accept work. He is frequently running out of credit and is then unable to accept work. N has a very low and changeable income, and it would be a huge help if his phone could be topped up! Thank you.

City:
Skipton
Age:
53
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for gas and electricity

P has been taking care of her brother as well as having her own long term health issues to manage. She has been relying on Universal Credit, but recently a mistake was made with her calculation. She is entitled to the benefit, but needs to wait for the calculation to be amended. P has been told that she will have to go to the Foodbank for help, but there is no current help for utilities. P has prepayment meters and £150 towards a voucher for help towards utilities would help enormously. Thank you!

City:
Kensington
Age:
36
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for living expenses, clothes and debts

This family are struggling to pay bills, especially gas and electric. They receive Universal Credit, but struggle to make it last for the month. Their sixteen year old son is in need of clothes, but they have no spare money to buy him some. They also have to pay off debts every month which were accrued by an ex partner. Please would you help this family as they struggle to make ends meet?

City:
Peterborough
Age:
36
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£80 needed for working boots

My client is living on the minimum amount of Universal Credit for a single adult and is paying back a family Tax Credit overpayment that the Department of Works and Pensions incorrectly calculated a few years ago. X is suffering from high anxiety and has been having panic attacks which are making it difficult for her to manage. She is looking for gardening work, but does not have suitable footwear. We are asking for donations towards a suitable pair of working boots to help her with her first job. Thank you!

City:
West Moors
Age:
59
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for food and living expenses

This young lady, who was brought up in foster care and went into supported living after turning 18, has learning difficulties. She now lives independently, but really needs ongoing support. Her Universal Credit benefits have been stopped because she has missed appointments due to suffering from anxiety and struggling to leave her home at times. Her claim for benefits will now have to start again, which will leave her with little income for several weeks. Please would you help her? Thank you!

City:
Peterborough
Age:
24
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for food and transport

This gentleman, who suffers with his mental health, has been granted Refugee Status, but is currently homeless. Due to an issue with his Universal Credit, he currently has no income and is struggling, as he doesn't have any means of buying food or paying for transport to his appointment. Please can you help?

City:
London
Age:
37
Category:
Refugees / Asylum Seekers
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

E is usually extremely organised with finances, despite having a number of medical conditions which make it difficult for him to work. He is currently being mentored to help him find work and the mentor has identified a debt which is concerning him. During the pandemic, E had an episode of poor mental health and stopped paying his rent. He deeply regrets this, and was repaying it, but the £20 drop in Universal Credit and the rising cost of living, now make this impossible. His best solution is a Debt Relief Order, but he can't fund the fee. Please could you help him?

City:
Norwich
Age:
40
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for gas and electricity bills

This single mother of four children had to divorce her husband, due to domestic violence. She has a new claim for Universal Credit which is due to start in July, but is in need of money to buy food and pay her electricity and gas bills until she gets her first payment. Please can you help this lady who visits our weekly Foodbank and is struggling to provide for her children, including a baby?

City:
London
Age:
38
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days