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Your search for Universal Credit has produced 19 results.

£135 needed for a sofa

This client and her partner are being supported to improve the living conditions within their home as there are concerns about them providing adequate care for their 2 young children. The client has health issues and is in receipt of Universal Credit in addition to Child Benefit. Her sofa is old and the cushions are torn and the frame is broken. She cannot afford to replace it so I am hoping that you can help. Many thanks.

City:
Melton Mowbray
Age:
31
Category:
Children
Expires:
Tomorrow

£120 needed for bankruptcy fee

Our client is going through a bankruptcy and CAP are struggling to get funds for him for the £680 fee. Our church will be able to help with some funding, so I wondered if ACTS 435 donors might help with the remaining amount. He cannot read or write and so finding work is very difficult for him. The couple are both on Universal Credit and have a daughter. Many thanks.

City:
Northampton
Age:
45
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£125 needed for a fridge freezer

This client has had to flee domestic abuse from a member of her family, she has been living in a women's refuge but has now secured an unfurnished flat. She has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychosis and is currently being assessed for a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. She is on a very low income, in receipt of age related Universal Credit which provides very little after essential outgoings. She does not have any family or friends and limited services due to Covid 19.

City:
Leicester
Age:
18
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
In 7 days

£150 needed for transport to school

V is a single mother receiving Universal Credit. She suffers with Lupus and is undergoing intensive chemotherapy. We are requesting your help with funding to help pay towards taxis for her daughter to get to school each day during this difficult time for this family.

City:
Hastings
Age:
36
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for clothing and shoes

Our client is homeless and is living in temporary B&B accommodation with his father and brother, all of whom are in receipt of Universal Credit. He has few items of clothing so is in need of some basic items of clothing and shoes which he cannot afford to buy. I am hoping that you may be able to help, so we can issue him with some Primark vouchers to enable him to purchase the items he needs.

City:
Loughborough
Age:
38
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for debts and caring for grandchildren

This man has accrued many debts, especially for Water and Council tax. He receives Universal Credit but struggles to make ends meet. He is now caring for 2 grandchildren as his daughter is not coping. This has put further strain on his finances. He is unable to look for work as he has young children to look after. A gift from Acts 435 donors to cover his debts would be a great help to him and give him space to care for his grandchildren. Thank you.

City:
Peterborough
Age:
59
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 8 days

£90 needed for Bankruptcy Fees

The applicant was working until a number of serious health and anxiety issues arose. He spent a lot of time helping others, and unfortunately is in debt due to lending to friends, who ran up a large bill on his credit card. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are working to clear his debt via bankruptcy, and he is also working with his local CAP job club trying to return to work. The bankruptcy would lift a huge weight and help him focus on rebuilding his life.

City:
New Mills
Age:
63
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for temporary accommodation

This young man is homeless. He was found lying in the road after having a seizure. He was taken to hospital but could not be discharged into temporary accommodation as he had no money. This money will allow him to be discharged from hospital. He is waiting for his Universal Credit claim to be processed.

City:
Camborne
Age:
25
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£40 needed for a telephone bill

P has been on sick leave from work for a year, initially with depression. When she was ready to return she couldn't as she has diabetes so was at risk of covid 19. Her statutory sick pay stopped 6 months ago and now she is being laid off. She is applying for Universal Credit but the bills are mounting up. She cannot use her phone until that bill is paid. Her anxiety levels are very high. Please can you help her get her phone in use again so she can access the help she needs.

City:
Truro
Age:
60
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for emergency supplies

O has spent the majority of the lockdown homeless and living in his car. He has been living in the UK for 11 years, but a complex immigration situation has left him legally resident in the UK, but unable to access Universal Credit or housing support, nor able to prove his right to work. While working hard to resolve this situation, O has spent months relying on friends and local charities for food and other handouts, but this has taken a toll on him. Extra financial support is vitally needed so he can afford to buy food, toiletries and phone credit.

City:
Newcastle
Age:
31
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£130 needed for utilities

Our client is a lone parent with a child still at school and struggling to make ends meet. She has a part time job and relies on Universal Credit but with a number of bills due for payment. She is unable to meet the costs on her present income. With the ongoing difficulties around Covid-19 her ability to keep regular hours has been difficult, and delays in benefit adjustments have caused her to fall behind. This has placed enormous strain on the household.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
42
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for a rug

Miss P is a single parent with two children under 4 years old. She has been allocated an unfurnished property with Guinness. She has been living in temporary accommodation due to emotional, financial and physical abuse from her ex-partner. Though on Universal Credit, she managed to get white goods from the local council but is struggling to afford and find help with carpets. A rug for her living room floor is needed so her children can comfortably sit and play on the floor rather than bare floors.

City:
Bristol
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 13 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

S was working as a bar manager before Covid-19, he was laid off and even though he qualified for benefits he quickly got into debt. He doesn't have any savings and the drop in income has affected his ability to pay his outgoings. He has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but the admin fee is £90 which he cannot afford. Your help with this will allow him to make a fresh start and pay an agreed amount to his creditors. Please help S have a fresh start - thank you.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
57
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 13 days

£150 needed for a fridge/freezer

J is a single father living on Universal Credit. His fridge/freezer has broken down beyond repair. He is receiving food from a local church foodbank but needs help to keep food fresh for himself and his son. Any help you could provide to get him a new fridge/freezer would be really appreciated.

City:
Oldham
Age:
35
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 13 days

£70 needed for a cooker

K is a single parent of 2 children who due to a relationship breakdown has had to move out into new unfurnished accommodation. She is currently on Universal Credit, but is unable to afford the costs of a cooker which would allow her to provide her children with hot cooked meals, rather than relying on expensive and less nutritious ready meals in the microwave. K would be very grateful for any assistance that helps her and her children adjust to their new life and take some of the stress away.

City:
Canterbury
Age:
22
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Wednesday, 7 October

£120 needed for food, gas and electricity

S lives alone and moved to the area a year ago after her ex-partner abused her children and they were taken into care. Not surprisingly, she has needed help with mental health problems ever since and she also suffers with arthritis in her knees, sometimes making it difficult for her to get out and about. Unexpected bills have left her short of money this month and, with 3 weeks to go to her next benefits payment, she would be grateful for help to get her gas and electric back in credit and also help towards food costs.

City:
Cleckheaton
Age:
40
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Wednesday, 7 October

£150 needed for a tumble dryer

This lady split up from her partner in June and had to leave her home. She is now living in rented accommodation with her 2 year old daughter. Her only income is Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She does not receive child maintenance as her former partner has lost his job. The foodbank have been supporting them but they urgently need a tumble dryer.

City:
Shrewsbury
Age:
41
Category:
Housing
Expires:
Wednesday, 7 October

£80 needed for a microwave

This lady split up from her partner in June and had to leave her home. She is now living in rented accommodation with her 2 year old daughter. Her only income is Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She does not receive child maintenance as her former partner has lost his job. The foodbank have been supporting them but they urgently need a microwave.

City:
Shrewsbury
Age:
41
Category:
Housing
Expires:
Wednesday, 7 October

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

T has come for debt advice. Her husband lost his job during Covid-19 and is struggling to find more work. They are being chased by creditors aggressively and T doesn't know what to do. She daren't leave the house and wants to spend all day in bed. T is beside herself with worry and anxiety - it's affecting her ability to function as a mum. Getting a Debt Relief Order would stop the calls and allow mum to be there for her children and to try and focus on being the best mum she can to be.

City:
Halifax
Age:
32
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Wednesday, 7 October