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    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
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    Am I Eligible For a Grant For a Washing Machine?
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
    Am I Eligible For a Grant For a Washing Machine? 13th Mar 18 at 8:11 PM
    Hi,

    I have a disposable income of about 20 a month after all bills and food. I already cut meat out because I can't afford it.

    But my washing machine is about to croak.

    I am on a very low income. Am I eligible for a grant (or a donated appliance from a charity) if I don't have dependents? It's just me.

    I get ESA, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

    There is no launderette near me.

    I'm asking because I know someone in a similar situation who got a cooker from Currys paid for by a local charity. I think they had a support worker though.

    Thank you
    Last edited by RealGem; 13-03-2018 at 8:15 PM.
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
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    • John-K
    • By John-K 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
    Hopefully someone else will be along to answer the specific question, but in the interim, could you try Freecycle? Lots of good and free things on there.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 13th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:20 PM
    As you are in receipt of means-tested benefits, you may well be.
    http://www.frn.org.uk/donate.html
    https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/?_ga=2.205994067.1916064253.1520972378-685150570.1511015232
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 13th Mar 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:24 PM
    Beat me to it Alice!

    I was just about to link to Turn2us

    OP. Might be worth having a word with your local CAB. I know we are aware of some local charities who we can sometimes point clients towards.
    • RealGem
    • By RealGem 13th Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:36 PM
    Thanks guys, I will check all of them out.
    People only get upset
    when their expectations are not met.
    • paddedjohn
    • By paddedjohn 14th Mar 18, 3:26 AM
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    • #6
    • 14th Mar 18, 3:26 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:26 AM
    Try hand washing or your local free to you site on facebook
    Be Alert..........Britain needs lerts.
    • elmer
    • By elmer 14th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
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    • #7
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
    If you are in Scotland you can apply for a crisis grant from your local council

    elmer
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 14th Mar 18, 8:33 AM
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    • #8
    • 14th Mar 18, 8:33 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:33 AM
    Just something to consider...we have a British Heart Foundation charity shop near us - they are one of the few charity shops in our town that have someone do PAT tests - so they sell 2nd hand electrical goods - you might look at your larger charity shops?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
    Have you ever considered something called employment? If you are living on the bear minimum, perhaps it would be wise to pause reliance on the state and step into the world of the working class.

    As for the washing machine, ask for credit. Once you've found employment, even if it is cleaning out the bins, the re-payments will be manageable.

    I am sure those who prey on the vulnerable like Vanquis or Satsuma Loans will be more than graceful to accept your credit application.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    That's extremely harsh!! You don't know anything about the OP to judge them! The OP claims ESA so they obviously have a health condition that limits or even stops them from being able to work.

    This forum isn't here to judge people. I have no idea why you joined the forum to judge this person when they've simply come here for advice. You should leave the forum the same way you joined and find the nearest door. What a horrible judgmental person you are.
    • Ron2017
    • By Ron2017 14th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
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    No harsh, offensive or otherwise prohibited language was used.

    Please do not question Freedom of Speech when executed in tolerant form. If the OP has a medical condition or other reason not to work, they can simply disregard the comments made.

    This applies to anyone else who feels offended or upset by democratic opinion.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    Surely the fact they get ESA would tell you that they are medically unable to work. Ordid you miss that part oh wise one. I am using my right of free speech to propose that you are a moron. Obviously you will not be offended by this as you support the right of free speech.
    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 14th Mar 18, 3:23 PM
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    A double dumb !!! moron at that.
    • Ron2017
    • By Ron2017 14th Mar 18, 3:30 PM
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    we have encountered various people who claim ESA
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    Who are "we"? I will leave you to it as you will not be here long.
    • Ron2017
    • By Ron2017 14th Mar 18, 3:42 PM
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    "We" is not a representation of a business or other commercial entity, therefore I cannot be assumed to be a business when I haven't claimed to be.

    For the avoidance of doubt to all reading, I am a single entity, posting as a single user on the forum.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    The comments you made do not make sense. How did you come to know about the people who urinated on themselves. Still very strange that you described yourself as a "we".
    • paragon909
    • By paragon909 14th Mar 18, 3:49 PM
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    Have you ever considered something called employment? If you are living on the bear minimum, perhaps it would be wise to pause reliance on the state and step into the world of the working class.

    As for the washing machine, ask for credit. Once you've found employment, even if it is cleaning out the bins, the re-payments will be manageable.

    I am sure those who prey on the vulnerable like Vanquis or Satsuma Loans will be more than graceful to accept your credit application.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    So you come on this forum with a signature that suggests you're a troll. Why would someone who's interested in such law be wasting their time on here, If you want freedom of speech go stand in London and shout from the roofs or something, You may get other loonies doing it with you. No one here cares for you're kind of speech.

    I fear you are abit misunderstood as well. Not going to politically bash anyone, But generally it's usually liberals and socialists who spout this "human rights article" nonsense about. Are you one, If so, Stop contradicting yourself!

    God help you when you ever get into a situation and can't get out.
    • Diamandis
    • By Diamandis 14th Mar 18, 3:56 PM
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    Diamandis
    Have you ever considered something called employment? If you are living on the bear minimum, perhaps it would be wise to pause reliance on the state and step into the world of the working class.

    As for the washing machine, ask for credit. Once you've found employment, even if it is cleaning out the bins, the re-payments will be manageable.

    I am sure those who prey on the vulnerable like Vanquis or Satsuma Loans will be more than graceful to accept your credit application.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    What a tool.
    • w06
    • By w06 14th Mar 18, 5:24 PM
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    There are often free, or very cheap, washing machines available on freecycle, local facebook pages etc, worth a look
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 14th Mar 18, 6:15 PM
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    Firstly apologies to the OP.

    Has anyone spotted Controversial-Liberty's post on this thread - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=74021467#13. He writes:
    "it is unlikely that anything of value is owned or important legal concerns need sorting after deceased, especially being on those various different welfare benefits."

    Given the OP on that thread has terminal cancer (so in receipt of PIP), this callous comment is one of the most offensive posts I've come across.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=74021467#1

    I reported it, and would urge other forumites to do the same.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Alice Holt; 14-03-2018 at 6:18 PM.
    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 14th Mar 18, 6:45 PM
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    Tommo1980
    What's a wallpath?
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 14th Mar 18, 6:48 PM
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    What's a wallpath?
    Originally posted by Tommo1980
    It's where hilter plays
    • John-K
    • By John-K 14th Mar 18, 7:17 PM
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    John-K

    Please do not question Freedom of Speech when executed in tolerant form. If the OP has a medical condition or other reason not to work, they can simply disregard the comments made.

    This applies to anyone else who feels offended or upset by democratic opinion.
    Originally posted by Controversial-Liberty
    No-one is questioning freedom of speech (why did you capitalise it?), they are just using theirs to suggest that you are being a bit of a Berk (capitalised to remind you of the origin of the rhyming slang...)

    Telling you this is not questioning freedom of speech, do you understand that?
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