Acts 435 Giving to anyone who has need

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Your search for Universal Credit has produced 17 results.

£70 needed for grocery shopping vouchers

R is classed as clinically vulnerable as she has a number of physical and mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Her condition has deteriorated over the recent months. She was forced to leave her job 6 months ago because of her health problems and is now on Universal Credit. She lives with her partner but he has a number of debts and they are struggling to cope financially. They desperately need support.

City:
Weston-super-Mare
Age:
33
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 10 days

£45 needed for a Debt Relief Order

S is a 31 year old single mum to four children. She is struggling to support her family on her Universal Credit award. Her ex has also stopped paying Child Maintenance pushing her further into poverty. S has a number of debts and, on receiving advice from a debt specialist, has been recommended for a Debt Relief Order. Sadly, S is unable to afford the fee for this. Please donate so she can afford this and have a fresh start, free of debt and focus on caring for her family. Thank you.

City:
Weston-super-Mare
Age:
32
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 10 days

£90 needed for a washing machine

This young single mum is expecting a baby in eight weeks. She lost her job due to the lockdown and got into arrears, but she has now managed to clear these with her Universal Credit. She has just secured a new tenancy, however all the white goods were built in at her old address, and she has no way of sourcing new white goods for her new property. Any help you could give her to get a new washing machine would be really appreciated.

City:
Oldham
Age:
22
Category:
COVID-19 Response
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for debts arising from funeral costs

C was the principal carer for her mother until she died two years ago, all of C's savings were used to pay for the burial. C had a five week delay before getting her first Universal Credit payment and since then her debts have accumulated. She had slept on a mattress on the floor for many years but took a budget loan to buy a bed, she has rent and mobile phone arrears. Citizens Advice are helping her to manage her debts and this support from Acts 435 will help her to get ahead on some of her repayments.

City:
Shepherd's Bush, West London
Age:
51
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for food and basic necessities

H came to the UK with his 3 teenage sons in June. He recently lost his job in the third lockdown. He is awaiting his Universal Credit application to be processed but there have been delays. He desperately needs help to buy food and pay for essential bills while he waits.

City:
NW London
Age:
55
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£80 needed for bedding

M and her family have just signed for a private house following months of sofa surfing at friends' houses after they were made homeless. They have been given beds by Leeds City Council but they did not come with bedding. She needs to purchase this for her and her husband and their 2 children. They are claiming Universal Credit and can't afford to purchase this themselves. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Leeds
Age:
41
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£85 needed for nappies and formula for a new baby

J and S had a baby in December, at the time J was working but he has since lost his job. He has made an application to get benefits but needs photo ID which he hasn't got yet. He needs your help to to get the photo ID - he will get a provisional driving license for £35. Their benefit claim has therefore been delayed and they have run out of money. Please can you help with money for formula milk (£8.00 each) and nappies (£8.00 each pack) for the next 5 weeks until he gets his first Universal Credit payment.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
25
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 11 days

£70 needed for curtains and curtain rails

This lady and her children have fled domestic abuse. She now is able to go to a place of safety to call her home. It is a three bedroom house and there are no curtains or curtain rails. She needs net curtains and rails as well as some long wide curtains and pole. She depends on privacy to feel safe so curtains are vital for her and her children's security and well being. She is waiting on Universal Credit and has no savings.

City:
Truro
Age:
44
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£145 needed for carpets

J lives in Lancaster and needs £150 to move house. She and her daughter will shortly be re-housed because of domestic abuse. She also suffers from poor mental health and feels unable to leave the home. She lives on Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment and has no spare cash to fund the move. Her daughter has to travel to college, which further eats into her limited income. She will probably get help with the cost of the physical move but needs £150 to buy floor coverings, can you help?

City:
Lancaster
Age:
37
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for food and heating

Due to being made redundant, this family are in desperate need of money for food and heating to get them through this month before their Universal Credit payments begin. Any contribution would be wonderful. They are also using the foodbank however the amount of food parcels they can receive is limited. We really hope to be able to keep this family with food on the table and electric on the meter for the month.

City:
Walsall
Age:
33
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for food, gas and electricity

D lives alone and receives Universal Credit. She is struggling financially but usually manages to cover her costs. Unfortunately, earlier this month her fridge/freezer broke down and she had to buy a new one. This has taken all her spare money and she has now run out of gas, the electricity is running on emergency credit and she has little food left. She would be very grateful for help with these costs to see her through to her next benefits payment which is still over 2 weeks away.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
30
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for food, energy costs and phone debt

B is a single mum with a 7 year old child who is deaf and autistic. She currently has a sanction on her benefits, reducing the amount she receives by over £300 per month, and leaving her struggling to meet her living costs. She has had no gas for 2 days so has no heating, and has little food or electricity credit left. She also has an overdue phone bill of £88 and until this is paid she cannot make or receive calls, making it very difficult to maintain vital contacts. She would really appreciate help to cover these costs.

City:
Batley
Age:
30
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£85 needed for food and energy costs

K is a single mum with a 3 year old daughter. She has mental health problems which have led to her spending time in hospital during the past year. She receives Universal Credit but this has been cut recently leaving her in financial difficulty. A support worker is helping her to appeal, but this will take time and K is now struggling to meet her living costs. She has now run out of money, has little food left and has had no gas or electric for 2 days. Help to see her through to her next benefits payment would be a real blessing.

City:
Batley
Age:
23
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for food and utilities

K, a freelance carer has struggled to work consistently during Covid-19 leading to rent arrears. She requested that the housing element of her Universal Credit be paid directly to her landlord but the benefit cap leaves her with very little to live on. K is appealing the decision but urgently needs help as she has had no money for utilities or food for over three months. Your kind donation would give K a little breathing space while she seeks a permanent position.

City:
NW London
Age:
59
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 13 days

£60 needed for school shoes and uniform

These parents have a school age son, and have recently moved into unfurnished accommodation. They have have started to furnish it with a donation from Acts 435 prior to their Universal Credit application being confirmed. It has now been confirmed and is capped so is much less than they had expected. They are now faced with having to buy new shoes and uniform for their son, who has grown considerably during lockdown and nearly all his uniform, PE kit etc need replacing.

City:
Hounslow
Age:
41
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 13 days

£45 needed for emergency supplies

A is a victim of crime. Her ex-partner, who is facing criminal proceedings, has left her and her two older children with large debts, no income and renting a property that they can no longer afford. Rent arrears are building up and A is under extreme mental pressure and anxiety. She has applied for Universal Credit but the payments have not yet started. They are eating frugally from the food bank but I think it would give them a real boost to have the luxury of doing a supermarket shop.

City:
TRURO
Age:
56
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 13 days

£100 needed for School bike fixed.

Family struggling to pay for bike to be fixed waiting on universal credit .due to health Reasons Unable to work. Young teenager bullied hence changed school Just as lock down started and needs transport now school reopens. Bike needs a lot of repairs , gears and new wheel .

City:
Oldham
Age:
33
Category:
Children
Expires:
Saturday, 13 March