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Visiting a food bank is usually the last resort, when there's nowhere else to turn.
Ciaran waited 10 weeks for his first Universal Credit payment and relied on The Welcome Centre to survive.
Harriet struggled to make ends meet as a single parent with a sick child.
James had a chaotic childhood and he's struggled to cope.
Jane’s life changed forever after a car accident.
Kate fled a violent relationship but ended up on the streets.
When Linda was made redundant, she had nowhere to turn.
Mark's income dropped by £80 a week for more than 9 months.
Mohammed's life changed suddenly and he didn't know what to do.
Pauline suffered a vicious assault with life-changing consequences.
When Paul's physical health meant he could no longer work, he struggled to cope.
Moving to Universal Credit led Philip in to debt.
Stuart's zero-hours contract made budgeting impossible