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Your search for Universal Credit has produced 18 results.

£80 needed for living expenses

J has been financially abused by her partner for the last 3 years and with the support of Harbour has managed to separate from him. She has a new claim for Universal Credit but her and her daughters are awaiting their first payment. We have helped her out with food and toiletries for her and her daughters but they need funds for electricity and transport for the next 2 weeks. We would be grateful for your support.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
36
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 2 days

£120 needed for a gas cooker

This family is a two parent household with two dependent children, they are currently on a very low income and are struggling to purchase essentials. The family do receive Universal Credit but the payments are currently irregular. The family do not have access to a working cooker and are unable to cook meals for their two dependent children. This is severely impacting the family's physical and mental wellbeing. A new cooker would give the family a chance to cook a variety of healthy meals.

City:
St Helens
Age:
37
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 2 days

£30 needed for a wardrobe

Mr W was homeless and then found shelter in a hostel. He now has his own rented property that is unfurnished. He is currently living out of bin bags, and is finding it difficult to keep his clothes straight and stop them from getting damp. Mr W is on Universal Credit and is finding it difficult to save up for items like a wardrobe. Having this would help him start his home again and start independence.

City:
Arboretum
Age:
36
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 3 days

£70 needed for blinds and curtains

Mr W has come from being street homeless to living in a hostel temporarily. Now, he has managed to find unfurnished property. There are no curtains or blinds in the property, he was given a blind to help with privacy in the bedroom but it is too small. Mr W is on Universal Credit and is finding it difficult to save up for items like these. He is worried about privacy and would like to feel safe in his new home. He is starting to get his independence back and this will help.

City:
Arboretum
Age:
36
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 3 days

£40 needed for a skip

Safe Families are supporting a family with 7 children who would appreciate support. The family are on Universal Credit. Mum has anxiety and depression which she is getting help for. Due to having a large family, they have generated extra rubbish during lockdown. They have no access to transport and so need a helping hand to get a skip to get rid of the rubbish. It would make a big difference to the family as they would be able to use the garden again and enable the children to play outside.

City:
Keswick
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£150 needed for a fridge

J is a lady who has had a difficult life and been often in a place of homelessness. She has managed to interact with advisors and those who can support her to make Universal Credit claims and has been allocated a place to live. However it comes with no contents or appliances and she has zero funds for such items. We have been able to support her with a number of household items but she still need funds to enable her to purchase a small under counter fridge. Can you help?

City:
North Baddesley
Age:
58
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£140 needed for a cooker

J is a lady who has had a difficult life and been often in a place of homelessness. She has managed to interact with advisors and those who can support her to make Universal Credit claims and has been allocated a place to live. However it comes with no contents or appliances and she has zero funds for such items. We have been able to support her with a number of household items but she still need funds to enable her to purchase a small cooker.

City:
North Baddesley
Age:
58
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£150 needed for beds

A is a single mum with two children who has just moved into the area. At present she has no income and no savings. She has applied for Universal Credit but has not yet had a response. She gets her food from a foodbank. She needs to get beds for her children. Can you help her?

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

£130 needed for a fridge/freezer

This client suffers from depression with psychotic episodes and has just spent time in a mental health unit following a breakdown. Whilst he was being treated his wife left him and removed the white goods from their home. In order to be discharged from hospital his home needs to have the basic essentials but he is in receipt of Universal Credit and cannot afford to purchase the items required. Another charity has provided a cooker and your help with a fridge/freezer would be most appreciated.

City:
Leicester
Age:
45
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£140 needed for rubbish removal service costs

S is a single mother living in rented accommodation currently working part time claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S recently had a flea infestation and had to throw out much of her furniture, however the local Council will not remove the items from her driveway. Because of this, she needs help with hiring a skip so that they can be disposed of safely. Due to her low income these items have been in her drive for some time and her neighbours have told her they have started seeing rats.

City:
St Helens
Age:
33
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 9 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

Our client lost his job during the first lockdown and has struggled to find another since then. Sadly, he has got into quite a bit of debt and rent arrears and has been evicted and as he has tried to adjust to living on a lower wage now he is on Universal Credit. He has been re-housed now but the debt still hangs over him. We are hoping to be able to get him free of debt so he can start afresh. Please could you help?

City:
Chesterfield
Age:
29
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 9 days

£140 needed for a washer/dryer

This client is a lone parent who has fled a domestic abuse situation with her two very young children (aged 1 and 2 years old). She has had to make a home in a new location for their safety. They have now been moved into an unfurnished property and they have no belongings to bring with her due to how they had to flee the family home. She is in receipt of a low income of Universal Credit and Child Benefit and does not have the income to buy the essential white goods required.

City:
Ashby de la Zouch
Age:
32
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for a fridge/freezer

B has recently moved to a secure tenancy having been homeless and living in temporary accommodation for over a year. He only receives the basic rate of Universal Credit and has very few belongings. His local council were able to help purchase some furniture for his new flat but this didn't cover all essential items. B still needs and fridge/freezer and a washing machine. We are applying elsewhere for a washing machine but would really appreciate your support in purchasing a fridge/freezer for B.

City:
London
Age:
32
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

This lady and her partner have a lot of historic debt and they have gone to Christians Against Poverty for help. She has been recommended to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts as on their very tight income and expenditure it would take over 16 years to repay the debts. They are in a small private rented house and are on Universal Credit as they are unable to find work at present. They have no savings and are asking for help with her £90 Debt Relief Order fee to enable a fresh start.

City:
St Leonards on Sea
Age:
48
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for food and bills

Please could you help this lady who has broken her arm? Sadly she isn't eligible for employee's sickness benefit because she doesn't work enough hours at her job. She is applying for Universal Credit but that is going to take a while. Could you help her with essential costs such as food and bills until her Universal Credit comes through?

City:
Folkestone
Age:
52
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£135 needed for a washing machine

D is a single father with three young children who lost his wife several years ago. His only income is Universal Credit. His washing machine has completely stopped working, and he is unable to wash his children’s school uniforms and other clothes. He would be extremely grateful for donations towards a new washing machine.

City:
London
Age:
50
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

Our client lost his job during the first lockdown and has struggled since then to get work. He has had to adjust to a much lower income as he is on Universal Credit now and had some debt before he lost his job. It was manageable when he had a wage, but now it has gotten out of control and he has quite a bit of debt. A Debt Relief Order would free him from the awful burden he is under and he cannot afford the fee. We would really appreciate any help you could offer. Thank you.

City:
Derby
Age:
33
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for household items

N and her family have recently moved into a new property but it is completely unfurnished. They are missing some key items such as a fridge/freezer and a vacuum cleaner. They need to purchase these items for themselves but they are on Universal Credit and so can't afford to do so. Any support towards the cost of these items would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Leeds
Age:
27
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days