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£55 needed for a double bed frame and mattress

S has recently moved into his own flat, but without savings and just living off Universal Credit, he has no way of furnishing it. It is difficult for S to feel comfortable in the new house and would like to make it feel more like a home. Please could you support him as he makes a fresh start?

City:
Oldham
Age:
24
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Today

£105 needed for a TV, microwave, freeview box, table top cooker

F has recently moved into his own place after a difficult period. As he is solely living off of Universal Credit, and has no savings, he has no way of purchasing the items that will make this house feel like home. Please could you support him in this new start? He needs a TV, a microwave, a freeview box and a table top cooker. Thank you.

City:
Oldham
Age:
30
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Today

£100 needed for food and basic necessities

T was attacked and robbed of all of his money yesterday. He won’t receive his next Universal Credit payment until the end of the month. He has no other financial support during this time. He is understandably very shaken and struggling to come to terms with this. Support in making it through until his next payment would be so appreciated. Please can you offer some help?

City:
North West London
Age:
38
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Today

£140 needed for a fridge freezer and washing machine

S has recently moved into his own flat, but, without savings and living off Universal Credit, he has no way of furnishing it. S has no way of storing fresh food without a fridge freezer and would really appreciate ay support in purchasing one. A washing machine will allow him to ensure his clothes are clean and not have to worry about getting to and paying for the laundrette. Any help would be so appreciated, thank you.

City:
Oldham
Age:
24
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Tomorrow

£70 needed for a Debt Relief Order

E has been furloughed for the past year and has been surviving using her credit card. She has recently been diagnosed with an incurable auto immune illness and is now classified as disabled. E has now reached the point where she can no longer manage her debts and has started to work with Christians Against Poverty to manage her situation, but needs help to make an initial payment to release her from her current debts. E has shared that she is constantly worried about her debts and this is affecting her mental health. Please could we help alleviate this worry?

City:
Feltham
Age:
57
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 3 days

£55 needed for a new mattress

The client is a single mother living with her son in council accommodation. She works but her hours vary, and she is in receipt of Universal Credit. Her son suffers with a skin condition which is getting worse and has been very distressing for him, especially when it is hot. He needs a new mattress as his is old and uncomfortable and he struggles to sleep well. It would help to improve his wellbeing if he was able to get this.

City:
London
Age:
64
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£120 needed for a sofa

S is a single parent who is unable to work. She receives Universal Credit as her sole source of income and receives support from a local community organisation. There is no comfortable furniture in the house and when in the lounge S and her children tend to sit on the floor. She would love to buy a sofa and would appreciate your help in doing so.

City:
Birmingham
Age:
30
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£130 needed for a wardrobe

Miss B is a survivor of domestic abuse. She has two children. One of the children is living with her maternal grandma. Miss B is trying to get back custody of this child but first she needs to show that she can care and has room for this child. She has been given bunk beds but she would also need a wardrobe for this child's clothes. Miss B is on Universal Credit and does not have the spare funds for a wardrobe.

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

£150 needed for school clothing and bus fares

A has recently moved from Ireland to temporary accommodation with her four children. She is in the process of applying for Universal Credit, but awaiting a letter of confirmation that she is living in temporary accommodation before it can be processed. One of her children is still at secondary school and one is at college. The child at secondary school needs new school uniform, and mum needs help with bus fares for both of the children. We are looking for your kind generosity to help A and her family.

City:
Northampton
Age:
45
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 5 days

£130 needed for a bed and mattress

L has recently been helped by Acts 435 to buy a freezer. She is in poor health and her old bed has broken and the mattress is ripped. She is currently sleeping on a two seater sofa. Her sleeping arrangements are not helping her rest and are exacerbating her health issues. She gets basic Universal Credit and has only just sent off for a Personal Independence Plan form. It will take approximately 3 months to process the claim.

City:
Oldham
Age:
38
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 5 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

J kept on top of all bills until several years ago when she had a breakdown. She struggled on, using credit to try and hide the problems from her husband, but eventually everything came to light. He is now sorting out the finances going forward but she has several debts which they cannot afford to repay which is adding to her anxiety and stress. A Debt Relief Order would clear her debts allowing them a fresh start with their finances but they need to find £90 for the fee.

City:
Melton Mowbray
Age:
53
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£90 needed for utility bills

This man had just started a job as a supermarket delivery driver when he had to self isolate as he came in contact with a Covid case. He only received £16.00 in wages, lost his job and is now on Universal Credit. Because of the delay in payment he has had to use our food bank. He has kept up with his rent but is in debt with his gas and electricity supplier. The worry of these arrears are causing a lot of anxiety. Please can you help him clear this debt?

City:
St Agnes
Age:
50
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 6 days

£130 needed for a washing machine

A divorced mum with two school age children has been visiting the foodbank for help with food. She has not received maintenance from her ex in support of the children for well over 3 or 4 years and is surviving on old style Tax Credits and Housing Benefits. Her washing machine has now broken down and she would be grateful for some help towards getting a new machine. Her mental health is not good at present due to the strain of coping on her own.

City:
Blandford
Age:
45
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

Our client has significant priority debts, including large rent arrears. They are at risk of eviction and the ongoing Universal Credit deductions are causing severe financial hardship. A DRO would enable our client to have a fresh start and protect them from being evicted. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
32
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for school uniform

L is a single parent, living solely off of Universal Credit. She is living in privately rented accommodation and the rent exceeds the benefit cap. She relies on the food bank to supplement her feeding her children and L often goes without. Two of her boys are at secondary school but L does not have the funds to buy them the correct uniform and the children have been receiving unpleasant remarks about the clothing they currently wear. L wants her children to be happy in school and having the correct uniform would make such a difference. Any support would be so appreciated.

City:
Sydenham
Age:
34
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 7 days

£130 needed for a fridge freezer

A is a young single mother of two young, children 8 and 2. She is currently living off of Universal Credit and has no other savings or means of income. She recently had to replace her washing machine after it broke, and her fridge freezer has just stopped working, so she has no way to store food. She would be so grateful for help to buy a new fridge freezer.

City:
Chelmsford
Age:
30
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£75 needed for a replacement biometric residence permit

N is a refugee from Iran, and has recently escaped domestic violence along with her young son. She has been moved around London many times over the last few months and, in one of those moves, her biometric residence permit was thrown away (by a hotel who N had thought was looking after it). We have arranged for her to receive a new one from the Home Office, which costs £75, and would love to help pay for it for her as she is only on Universal Credit.

City:
London
Age:
30
Category:
Refugees / Asylum Seekers
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for an electric cooker

T is a single mother living in rented accommodation currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She was living with her partner and their two young children but after he was assaulted in a drugs related attack, she asked him to leave to protect herself and the children. She was planning to return to work but without the support at home and childcare costs she is finding this impossible. The cooker broke last month and cant afford to replace it without extra help.

City:
White - English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for a fridge freezer

Following a car crash the applicant has significant mobility issues. He also has a bad wound on his back that causes much pain. A move from a first floor flat to the ground floor has been secured but there is limited furniture and his fridge freezer is broken. Living on Universal Credit he can only just cover his living costs. A new fridge freezer will allow him to store fresh food and not have to shop every day. This would make a huge difference to his quality of life.

City:
Newark
Age:
65
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

J is unable to pay his debts and awaiting on a benefits payment but this will only just cover the deficit. He suffers with lower back pain, left side sciatica, anxiety and depression. Living on a low benefit income and anticipating being massively effected by the Universal Credit reduction next month, J is unable to save for the DRO fee and would really appreciate any help to have a fresh start.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
48
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 10 days

£140 needed for a fridge freezer

L is a single person living in rented accommodation, claiming Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments. She was forced from her home of 21 years due to ex-partner domestic violence and she spent some time living in a refuge. She has since got a new place but all her possessions were removed by her previous landlord. She has nothing and would appreciate help with buying a fridge freezer as she currently has nowhere to store food.

City:
St Helens
Age:
44
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£95 needed for grocery vouchers

Z has had to have a total of 26 operations in her life, and has been admitted to a psychiatric unit on 3 occasions. She has a personality disorder, fibromyalgia, severe back pain, depression and anxiety, amongst other illnesses. On top of this, she was raped a few years ago and is currently going through the court process to convict her rapist. Z's son just turned 19 so she has lost the child element of her Universal Credit, meaning she cannot afford to put food on the table. Please help her.

City:
Weston-Super-Mare
Age:
47
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for an orthopaedic mattress

K has fled domestic violence. She has been sleeping on a sofa. She does have a bed frame but doesn't have a mattress. K has a bad back and this has been made worse by the sofa. K has had a hard start in life, she left care and then found herself in an abusive relationship all before the age of 18. She is now hoping to start again but has found it difficult with being only on Universal Credit. Her outgoings are only spent on necessities. She would so appreciate support in purchasing this mattress.

City:
Manchester
Age:
19
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£145 needed for a washing machine

This client was abused by his ex-partner. They split up and he was awarded full custody of their son. Their previous living conditions were very turbulent and Dad is keen to bring up his son in a stable home. He has been awarded a flat and he has worked hard to make the place habitable. He is in receipt of Universal Credit and does not have any savings. He would be so grateful for help buying a washing machine.

City:
Leicester
Age:
27
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for household items

R suffered a house fire where he was living and has been rehomed in a shared house an hour’s journey away. He currently has zero income due to difficulties claiming benefits. R needs clothes, some basic bedroom furniture and mobile phone credit in order to be able to be contactable. He would also very much like a haircut in order to help him feel better about himself again! Please consider helping R as we support him to put his life back together - he's really keen to make a fresh start.

City:
Haverhill
Age:
52
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£70 needed for a child's bed

This single mother has two young children. A Universal Credit payment was missed which prevented her from being able to pay a bill on time. She is struggling to recover from this and is only just covering living costs each month, with no extra savings. Her youngest child has outgrown the cot and has been sharing the parental bed. Families First are supporting this family and are able to provide new bedding, but support in buying this young child a bed would be so appreciated.

City:
Barnard Castle
Age:
30
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 12 days

£125 needed for a washing machine

This client is a single parent with two children aged 1 and 4. She is behind on her rent because the council made a mistake with payments, meaning she has back-payments to make. Her washing machine has been broken for several weeks and after help from friends and family, she is now struggling to do her washing. Her Universal Credit will decrease by £80 in a few weeks and she is feeling very downhearted and worried. Please could you help?

City:
Evenwood
Age:
25
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£100 needed for school uniform and clothing

This single mum has a 12 year old son and 6 year old daughter. She receives Universal Credit but is really struggling to manage and relies on food banks. She has anxiety and depression and suffers from fibromyalgia. Her son urgently needs school uniform and shoes, as she could not purchase these for the start of term. She is also unable to afford clothes for her daughter and herself. Please could you consider helping her? Thank you.

City:
Bexhill-on-Sea
Age:
36
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 13 days

£100 needed for clothes

Our client has just been released from prison after serving an 18 month sentence. She lost everything when she went to prison and has really turned a corner, but is only living on Universal Credit which just covers her living costs. Whilst in prison she gained weight and has very few clothes that fit properly now. She would really appreciate your support in helping her buy new clothes.

City:
Manchester
Age:
44
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 13 days

£135 needed for washing machine for mum with two little ones

R has two young children who need clothes washing frequently as they don't have very many. She has only been able to afford one set of school uniform as well and so really does need the washing machine. She has just moved from Scarborough to Kirbymoorside and is only on Universal Credit and no support around her. We would love to help her with a washing machine. Could you help? Thank you!

City:
Scarborough
Age:
36
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 13 days