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Due Credit

Imagine coming in from a walk in the cold, or just looking outside at the wet weather, you probably think of warming soup or stew to beat the winter.
For those of our clients who are just starting a universal credit claim, this can be a distant dream. Plenty of tins of soup at the Food Bank and in our donation packs, but without the money for gas and electric tokens, it might be 6 weeks before a warming meal is on the table.
That is why we are launching our appeal to raise money for a fund to help bridge the fuel gap for people waiting for their UC to be processed.
We hope to raise £5000 over the course of winter 2017/18 which will help up to 70 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil have heat and light until their benefits come through.

It costs approx. £12.50 per week for gas (Welsh Average for the year, so would be higher for the winter period). £11.00 per week for electricity (Welsh Average for the year, so would be higher for the winter period) so in three weeks prior to any benefits payment coming though this could be a total of £70.50 per household.