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Your search for Universal Credit has produced 15 results.

£90 needed for food, gas and electricity

A has multiple health problems and is receiving support after struggling with drug addiction. He receives Universal Credit but is now faced with a delay in payments because of a problem over obtaining a sick note. With no savings to fall back on he has run out of money. He has little food left, no gas for cooking or hot water and his electric has just a few pence of emergency credit left. He is in a very anxious state and would be very grateful for help to tide him over this difficult period.

City:
Mirfield
Age:
45
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 4 days

£90 needed for food, utility bills, and travel costs

T is severely disabled with chronic arthritis, and suffers with asthma. He receives Universal Credit, but large deductions leave him struggling to cover his living costs. He contacted us because he had no money to get to a hospital appointment for tests. He is very worried that he may have cancer. He also revealed that he had hardly eaten for several days because he had no food left, and very little gas and electric. He has 2 weeks until his next benefits payment and any help to meet these costs would be a real blessing.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
48
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 4 days

£55 needed for food and utility costs

N lives with, and cares for, her 18 year old son who has complex special needs and is finding it hard to cope with the current conditions. She receives Universal Credit but recent disruptions to her payments have left her struggling to manage. Her son’s special diet and having to shop locally at the moment is proving expensive, and she uses a lot of hot water as her son needs frequent baths. She desperately needs help with food and utility costs to tide her over to her next payment.

City:
Batley
Age:
52
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 4 days

£55 needed for carpets for bedroom and hallway

J, his partner and 5 year old daughter have recently moved to the area. With the current restrictions, he has been unable to find work and has applied for Universal Credit. He won’t receive a payment until late July and money is very tight. He has no carpet for his daughter’s room or his hallway, but a friend in the trade has offered to supply and fit some carpet at a large discount. Unfortunately it is still beyond his means at the moment and he would be very grateful for help with the cost.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
54
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£80 needed for food, gas and electricity

D is a young man who has severe mental health issues. He is on Universal Credit but had to use most of his last payment to buy things back from the pawn shop, and now has no food and no money to pay for gas and electricity. He has 2 teenage children who stay with him part-time and feels so worthless that he cannot provide for them. It would be a real kindness to donate some money to this gentleman in his hour of need. Thank you.

City:
Heckmondwike
Age:
38
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 4 days

£110 needed for school uniform

At the beginning of the year Mum lost her job and in turn her accommodation, and the family were placed in temporary accommodation. Mum lost part time work through the Covid-19 lockdown and then needed bereavement counselling after her mother died to the virus. The family were then rehoused in long term temporary accommodation and are on Universal Credit and foodbank support. Her daughter starts secondary school in September, £120 would buy her school uniform.

City:
Hastings
Age:
40
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 7 days

£65 needed for school uniform and shoes

C is a single-parent living with her 6 year old daughter. She is a full time student and is claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. As her daughter is growing very quickly, her school uniform and shoes need replacing which is a financial struggle for C as she is on a low income and lives in private rented accommodation which is more expensive. C also has to use a specific store which provides the school's embroidery so cannot shop around to get it cheaper.

City:
St. Helens
Age:
30
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£115 needed for a freezer

This lone parent to 2 young children has recently had to move fleeing a domestic abuse situation. She is employed as a cleaner and has a very low income, she receives Universal Credit to top up her income. She does not have a working freezer and due to having to pay back utility debts of £250 per month and Universal Credit advance payment at £92 per month she has no spare income to replace this. She is unable to store food which is essential due to Covid-19.

City:
Wigston, Leicester
Age:
29
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for emergency accommodation

Our client is in need of emergency accommodation as he has been sleeping rough for last few weeks and needs to get off the streets. Our client needs somewhere safe to stay whilst we work with him to get long term accommodation but also to help him apply for Universal Credit and get access to the benefits that he is entitled to. Staying in emergency accommodation will be the start of our client's journey to getting off the streets and moving on in his life.

City:
Bradford
Age:
48
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for a fridge freezer

This client is a lone parent to her baby daughter. She was made homeless and had to sofa surf with her brother whilst waiting for her tenancy which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The client is currently on maternity from low paid employment and is in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She has moved into an unfurnished property and does not have the income to buy essential items for her and her baby.

City:
Leicester
Age:
20
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for an electric cooker

This elderly lady is on Universal Credit. She lives in a flat with her son who has major health issues and is shielding. They moved into the flat in August 2019 and the cooker stopped working soon after. Since then they have made do with a microwave. M has approached the charity to ask for funds to buy a reconditioned cooker. It would really improve their quality of life, and the variety of food they can eat.

City:
Batley
Age:
65
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£110 needed for food, gas and electricity

M has learning difficulties and suffers from poor mental health. He likes to help others and keeps himself busy by doing gardening for people. He has just moved into a flat after being homeless for 6 months. He has just applied for Universal Credit but won't receive his first payment until August. He has no money for food and has had no gas or electric since he moved into his new flat. He would be very grateful for help with food and fuel costs to tide him over until his benefits come through.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
37
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£140 needed for two beds

The applicant split up from her husband after he had been released from prison. She is now alone and caring for her 3 children. She is managing but one of the children's bed has broken completely and the other is in very poor condition. Whilst receiving Universal Credit and Child Benefit she is not eligible for any grants and would be grateful for financial help with these.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for rent arrears

T is from Sudan, her husband is Dutch citizen. She was laid off because of Covid-19 and they have failed to get Universal Credit. They are now 3 months in arrears with their rent and are afraid they will be asked to leave by their landlord. This week, her husband has returned to work but only part-time. Even with this, they are earning £50 less per month than the rent (which is £400). This request is for £150 towards a month's rent to 'buy time' with the landlord, we will find a further £250. Many thanks.

City:
Birmingham
Age:
36
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for a laptop

Due to a severe eye injury, received in June this year, the husband of this local young couple has been prevented from returning to his work. Consequently, the couple have had to start claiming Universal Credit. The wife has multiple health issues that prevent her from ever working and they are struggling financially to manage with their two young children. The government assumes that everyone making claims for Universal Credit has access to the internet in order to access the online Journal weekly/daily. Could you help them to purchase a laptop so that they can have access to the internet and claim their benefits?

City:
Blandford Forum
Age:
32
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
Monday, 20 July