This is a family who moved to Italy for 2 years, living self sufficiently. On 17th January there was an avalanche that destroyed their home and every possession they had. The family were not insured for natural disasters. They have used the last of their savings to get back to the UK, but have nothing. They are living in B&B whilst being assessed for housing. Their son is 13 and starts school this week if we can get a grant for shoes, trainers, school uniform, bag, books & PE Kit please.
KO is an ex-offender who has been homeless and now has his own home. He has been donated a bed and other items but does not have a washer. He is autistic and has other mental health problems
AK is a recovering alcoholic who lost his job and is waiting for his benefits application to be assessed. He has depression and is generally struggling with life. A gym pass would enalbe him to socialise and built up his self confidence.
GO is an asylum seeker. She has a 4 year old son and recieves not benefit. She suffers from mental health problems and is being supported by the Keyring charity and Childrens services. She needs a microwave to provide. hot meals
Emma is a single mother on ESA with 2 children under 13. Her 2 year old daughter has 4 holes in the heart & continues to have surgery for this. They have to move house from a 2 to a 3 bedroom as daughter needs her own room due to her illness. This has been granted & she moves in the next 2 weeks. The house has no carpets & she feels that she needs to at least have a carpet in the living area & her daughter's bedroom. She will struggle to pay moving costs. Any donations to help this family will be gratefully received. Thank you.
C has had to flee her father who was physically and sexually abusive. He tried to strangle her and made threats to kill her. She is having suicidal thoughts and has problems eating. She is being helped to apply for benefits but this will take time. She has no money for food or credit for her phone. She is unable to make phone calls to agencies which can help her. She has no money for travel so she walks everywhere, and she has very little energy so can at times miss appointments.
R is working well with Christians Against Poverty to sort out his finances. He has been offered the opportunity to go on a 3 day CAP Discovery break for which there is no charge. However R is disabled and can only go if a full time carer goes with him and he has been told he must pay her wages himself. Help towards this will enable him to accept this opportunity to take a well deserved break.
N works full time on low wages, and his wife B recently had her part time hours reduced at work, debts are spiraling out of control, they are now unable to meet extra costs medication/dental work , N had a heart attack 5 years ago, he now requires medication for reminder of life costing £120 a year, in recent months N has had to make the choice between eating or purchasing medication, causing high stress levels, Any help would be appreciated.
Babs is struggling to support her own 3 children, her mother in the south and another relative in the north of England. She therefore has to keep her car going, but this means that, although her children are being properly fed, Babs can't afford to feed herself. Babs has mental ill health, but now her physical health is also suffering. £100 to stock her food cupboard would help to keep her properly fed as well as being a real boost to her health and her morale.
J and her brother are in financial difficulties and have had to sell their house and are moving into rented property. They need help with removal costs. Both have health issues but are looking forward to a fresh start.
A lady in Middlesbrough who is physically disabled is struggling to finance purchasing a fridge freezer, she is moving into an adapted property with the local authority and sadly her fridge freezer is broken and beyond repair. We would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help her.
L lives alone and suffers with mental health difficulties and struggles with anxiety. Due to her health L accumulated debt and is waiting for her PIP claim. She cannot afford to heat her home or buy a new warm coat. This money will help her catch up with her bills and treat herself to a new coat.
A young man in Middlesbrough is moving into his own flat with support from our service as this is his first tenancy. He is struggling to purchase household items and we would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him to purchase a couch, bedding and towels. This is a fresh start and the young man is determined to succeed.
L is a single mum and has two primary age children. She is on JSA, but with severe benefit deductions, leaving her with around £30 per week. For the past few months, she has been without a washing machine as her previous one broke and obviously she cannot afford to repair or replace it. She is having to wash their clothes in the bath and this is making her hands sore. This grant will help buy her a new washing machine.
J has 2 children aged 5 and 2. She is on income support. She was subjected to severe domestic violence and her partner was arrested. She now suffers from anxiety. Her washing machine has packed up just a month after her cooker did. It is costing her £20 a week at the launderette. Please can you help her get a washer soon. Thank you
This young couple have two children aged 2 and 6 and are struggling to cope with anything over and above normal expenses such as food and bills. The dad has severe depression and anxiety and his partner is his carer. The children need beds or a bunk bed and actually have no bedroom furniture. Any help would be so much appreciated and would give them encouragement to keep going. Their family are supportive but do not have the means to help them in practical ways.
DS is a single parent living on benefits. Her benefits have been reduced to pay off debts. Her 4 year old daughter needs school shoes.
Client is in financial hardship, a single mother of two young children. Here salary does not cover her rent or council tax, so she is in arrears.
D has long term mental health issues and receives ESA. Her income was greatly reduced suddenly last year due to the benefit cap. She was unable to afford her rent, but luckily her local MP got involved and she was rehoused to somewhere more affordable. She needs a washing machine for her new flat as she struggles to get to the launderette due to arthritis in her knees. Your donation would be a real blessing to her.
A has visited Romero for help to address her financial worries. She is now being supported through a DRO by CAB. Losing her dad aged 13 after which she ' went on a downward spiral' resulting in an extremely abusive relationship. Her mum supported her back into the family and now after having 1 child is in work and re-building her life to ensure her son has a good start.
A man is moving from a homeless supported house into his own private tenancy. The new home will be his first home without support for over three years. He towns so he is closer to his family so he will have a support network around him. He needs furniture to furnish the house with including a bedside table, coffee table, pots and pans and a kettle. Please give him his Fresh start.
C is a single mum on benefits (lost job and seeking work) - with 7 year old son -no support from father - due to debt run up by estranged partner and problems budgetting has referred to Christians Against Poverty to help who have have to firstly try to prevent eviction from social housing re rent arrears. Due to deductions to her benefits for social fund loan and water budget is very tight and DRO being applied for to clear and needs funds for fee and school clothing costs for son.
P is a disabled man who badly needs to replace his mattress as his current one is falling apart. He is on a disability benefit and due to his disabilities he needs to spend a lot of time in bed.
This young man has a partner and four children. He had been unemployed for over a year and now is about to start a job. Unfortunately he will not be paid for 6 weeks due to starting mid payment cycle. His Job Seekers Allowence has stopped and his benefits are being revued so he is struggling to pay for heating and buy food. He is trying hard to make a better life for himself and his family.
Kellie is a 24 year old mum of 2 with another baby due soon. She has been living with her mother-in-law since her husband left them but has now been given a council house. They have a little furniture and beds but no kitchen appliances. they are eating mostly cold food or take-aways but this is a drain on their finances and they receive no money from the children's father. Kelly wants a cooker so that she can start to make proper meals.She is trying very hard to get their new home sorted.
Kellie has recently been given a council house but she has no washing machine. She has 2 children and a baby due soon. She hand washes their clothes but this is becoming more difficult as her pregnancy advances and he is anxious about coping once the baby arrives. It is possible to get a reconditioned machine at a good price but Kellie has no money from the children's father so she is struggling financially
Sue took on two jobs, resulting in depression and blackouts. Now she's having hospital investigations to find out what's wrong and has no job at all. She has incurred debts and can't afford to eat properly with the burden of repayments. She has sought help from the Citizens Advice Bureau, who have advised a Debt Relief Order. Sue would be very grateful for help with the fee, and release from her debt burden would make a much-needed difference to the quality of her life and her morale.
OR is a Latvian woman with 2 children and has just been offered a socially rented flat aftger being homeless. Her husband is in Latvia and she cannot work because of the need to look after her children. She needs a bed and bedding for her unfurnished flat.
Annie is single and pregnant with her daughter due in 6 weeks. Has previouus debts and is now working with Christians Against Poverty to clear these. On Universal Credit and has rented flat to move into but struggling to furnish it on limited income with all other costs of new flat. Has no cooker and requests £120 to enable her to get a good second hand cooker.
'A' is American and married to a York man. They have come back to the UK to live and work with their 2 year old son. Her husband is working but they are in arrears and in temporary accommodation and in danger of being evicted. They also need to find £1400 for Angel's immigration application and for her to obtain a NI number ASAP so that she can work.
This lady , with 2 older sons, was at her mum's last weekend and was complaining of abdominal pain. She went to the toilet and just happened to deliver a 6lb 2oz boy.The poor lady is still in shock as she didn't know she was pregnant so had not a thing for her baby. With a grant we will be able to provide her with a bouncy chair, nappies, wipes, a steriliser, clothes, a high chair and some household cleaning items which will be a big help and relieve a lot of stress.
'M's only source of income is pension credit and after paying all his basics and bills, he does not have any spare money to purchase larger household items. He needs blinds; the current ones are falling apart and no longer fit for purpose. He needs them for warmth and privacy. Thank you
'K' is on our Employment Pathway scheme here at the charity. She is on a very low income. 'K's daughter and grandson live with her too. Her grandson has autism. 'K' relies heavily on her car for her and her family. It is also needed to get her to volunteer roles at the Hope charity and The Deaf Society. Any help would be appreciated
'D's carpets are in a very bad condition. They are dangerous and a trip hazard. He only receives Job seekers allowance and can't afford to replace them. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated
She is from Ethiopia and has been in Sheffield since 2012. She has a 6 year old son. She has leave to remain and work. Her last job finished 3 months ago. She currently has no income at all and is depending on a Foodbank for food. She is attending a CAP Job Club to help her to get a job. She needs a month's bus pass to help her get around Sheffield to aid her job searching. She is being very proactive in her searching for work.
This single mother is waiting for her benefits to be resolved. Her child's father still receives all the benefits for their 5 year old even though they no longer live together, leaving her needing to choose between food and energy. Please can you help give this young family some fuel so that they don't need to choose.
Fiona is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts, and is living on a very tight budget. She is on benefits, but is actively looking for work. We have helped her with foodbank vouchers but she is struggling with money for her utilities - gas, electric and water. Any help ACTS435 could give at this difficult time would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Last year Sue lost her job of ten years. She started really struggling with money and things went downhill, leaving her in debt. She was unwell and went on to Employment Support Allowance, but then failed an assessment and has been told to go back to work. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debt. She is living on a very tight budget, so your donation would allow her to become free of debt sooner and make a fresh start.
M has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis and is having tests for suspected cancer. She is on employment and support allowance and a low total income. The grant is to buy a sofa for her flat. £120 would get M a second hand one from a local shop. She has an armchair but has nowhere to offer her son or brother to sit when they visit. Family support is vital and it is important to M that she can spend time comfortably with them.
This severely disabled man, on benefits and struggling with bills, can only go outside in his electric wheelchair with someone. He has lost his confidence outside so is bed-bound. His wife looks after him and their children, with help of carers. A lightweight camera would give him reason to be outside and follow his love of nature and hopefully help him with his confidence. It would really make a difference to his quality of life.
Client's son is unemployed and not eligible for benefits. Client is a pensioner and needs her car for day to day living because of her own needs. Client is finding it difficult to pay her car insurance.
This lady is on a low income and struggling financially. V is pregnant and baby is due in a couple of weeks. V is struggling to buy essentials for when baby is born, which is causing a lot of stress for this lady. A grant will enable our charity to provide this lady with nappies, wipes baby clothes and other baby essentials for this mum. Please can you help?
Single parent who separated from her former partner and the childs father due to domestic violence. Mum has been trying to protect her son from his aggressive and violent father for the past three years however he is now fighting her for access to his son. Mum is paying 200 pounds per month to a solicitor to help her with this process and she is struggling. Mum works part time but this is a huge amount for her every month she is asking for money towards the costs and would appreciate any help.
Jill had to accept liability for debts largely caused by her husband, who has left her and gone abroad. She has also been left with her little girl aged 6. They were in a hostel for a while, really suffering from her husband's behaviour. Jill now has a job and accommodation after a period of depression but will never be able to clear the debts. The Citizens Advice Bureau has advised a Debt Relief Order, and Jill hopes that kind donors will help her with the fee.
M and S have 4 children with one on the way, their low income and benefit reductions has meant they have got into debt but are now working well with Christians Against Poverty to get their lives back on track. The 3 boys are currently sharing a double bed which is increasingly shrinking as they grow, please consider giving towards a set of bunk beds to allow the boys their own space.
Luke is a young man who recently approached Christians Against Poverty, having struggled for a long time. He has had issues with alcoholism and people taking advantage of him in the past, leaving him unemployed and in debt. His local church have helped him by cleaning and furnishing his home so it is fit to live in. The fees for Luke's Debt Relief Order would be a huge blessing to him, allowing him to be free of debt and make a new start, more in control of his life.
Leanne is a lovely lady working with Christians Against Poverty. She got into debt when her marriage broke down and she was left to manage her money on her own. The stress of debt mounted and she became unwell. Her job then moved to Kent and she sent six months doing a four hour round commute, which quickly exhausted her and she has become very mentally unwell. She has been caught in a spiral of debt and poor health. A donation to insolvency fees would help her to break this cycle.
Single mum has over £11,000 of debts and this is effecting her mentally and is struggling on benefits.
Single mum with £6,000 debts struggling on benefits
Single mum has managed to purchase two beds for older siblings and the youngest has now broken and mum does not have the finances to purchase another mum is on benefits and struggling with her mental health.
Ben has learning difficulties and is wheelchair-bound. His benefit payments stopped due to a mistake by the DWP assessor, leaving him with no cash for food, heat or bus fares. Ben had to go 3 miles by hand-propelled wheelchair to get benefits advice. The Citizens Advice Bureau was able to get him an appointment about his benefits and give him his bus fare home. However, Ben urgently needs money for food and heating and hopes that a kind donation will see him through till his benefits are paid.
O was in an abusive relationship and has a new born baby. She has an insecure immigration status and no access to benefits or work. She is struggling to take care of her child as she has no financial means/enough food for herself and the child. Hopefully her application will be approved and she will be able to apply for financial support. In the meantime she needs support to buy food for herself and the child, nappies and some winter clothes for the baby.
N is experiencing domestic and sexual violence from her partner and father of her children. She has no recourse to funding and used to work on a zero hour contract as a carer but now has no work. She is straggling to buy food and all 3 children need new clothing.
Sarah, whom is our part time administrator at the Church, is struggling to raise the funds for her daughters citizenship. We have helped her as much as we can. but there is still a large shortfall. Obtaining this would allow her to visit family, go on a school trip and make her future life much easier.
Ms G who currently has refuge status and as such struggles financially. Is in need of Basic kitchen goods/living room furniture. She is struggling with a 3 year old son with Autism and this would improve there standard of life hugely.
R was left to look after their two daughters when her husband walked out. He does not support them. The two girls are now teenagers and Rs washing machine needs replacing. R also has health problems which prevent her earning extra income.
Single mum has moved house due to appalling house conditions she has not been able to take the carpets from the old property and due to her benefits is not financially able to purchase these.
Mum and daughter had fled a violent relationship with mums ex partner. She is having a fresh start and has limited funds she has no cooker or washing machine. She would like support with raising more funds so she can meet the needs of her daughter providing clean clothes and healthy food.
Parents have three children and are working on zero hours contracts. They have had little work since Christmas and have now been told there will not be any further work form April 17. They are applying for benefits and are already behind with their rent payments. They have no beds for the two older children and are asking for help towards the cost of bunkbeds please.
Single mum lives with her 2 children aged 6 years and 1 year. She has been living in the property for a while which has a very thin basic carpet in the living room. The carpet is ripped and has no underlay laid down. The youngest son has delayed development and needs to spend a lot of time on the floor to ensure he has opportunities to further encourage his physical development, money for a new carpet would ensure the living room is a positive environment for the whole family.
Mum and Dad in receipt of benefits both boys under 6 years regularly soil their mattress which has been cleaned but still smells the children are often picked on at school for their smell. This will support the children to be smell free and stop the other children not willing to play with them at school.
Mum would like to purchase a new bed for her 2 year old. He is still in a cot at present. Mum is struggling to find the extra money to purchase the bed and due to child's safety has started co sleeping with him in her bed. She would like to put in place a good bedtime routine ne and in his own bed.
The family would like to request £100 as soon as possible to help them to buy a new toddler bed for their youngest child as he has now outgrown his cot. The youngest child is nearly 2 years old and he has skilfully mastered climbing over the cot sides and has on occasion hurt himself during the night. Mum is a young parent of 3 children and has no means of raising any funds elsewhere. Mum has tried to raise some cash but as she is reliant on benefits is finding it difficult to put any aside
I am applying for money for Leanne as she has fled domestic violence and has had to pay mortgage payments on the old property, rent on the new property and moving costs in a very short period of time and so is struggling to fit household essentials such as carpets.
Please can you help this lady who took on the tenancy of a nearby furnished flat to nurse her terminally ill mother until she died in April last year. She continued to live there but became very unwell with severe depression. She has moved in with her daughter and grandson and is making progress. Both are on benefits. She has been sleeping on the floor but a good mattress has been donated today. A base for it would complement it wonderfully and aid her recovery with a good night's sleep.
Pippa is a lovely single mum working with Christians Against Poverty. Things have been very difficult for her in the last few years. She got into debt when her brother committed suicide. She became very anxious and depressed and was not paying the bills. SInce then she has lost her nan, and then her father also committed suicide last year. Pippa is very hardworking and keen to get out of debt. A donation to her debt relief order would allow her to wipe the debt and give her a fresh start.
Single mum to three children aged 6,4 and 3 years. The house is sparsely furnished due to having very little money. There a few behavioural issues with the middle child which she is getting support with. Mum requires stairs and landing carpets as these are not covered and mum struggles paying day to day bills and cannot financially afford the carpets.
Single mum with 10 year old son, they have moved to England from Portugal 2 years ago. She found employment but has recently been left without work. Mum is struggling to fit into her local area due to her ethnicity and the area she lives in.. Mum is due to move into a council property and requires a cooker.
Single dad young parent with two young children. Due to move into his own property after living with his parents. The children are very explorative and safety is an issue in the new property around the stairs.
School uniform for child, mum has had to move due to domestic violence and child needs new uniform because of different colour.
Single man struggling on low income. Has health issues and is on ESA. Looking for finance to meet electricity costs for his home.
The applicant has run up multiple debts causing him much stress. He finally realised he could not manage without professional advice and sought help from the Citizens Advice. They recommended a debt relief order but he cannot move forward until he has raised the fee.
This single young man, previously homeless has now been found a flat.He is working with Adaction to overcome his addiction and is on benefits. He is in need of a wardrobe and carpet as his flat has very little in it. He is trying to turn his life around and with your help it will encourage him and provide him with what he needs.
"W" is a young man with a partner who has just moved into his first flat. He is on Job Seekers Allowance and is actively looking for work. He has trained as a Train Driver but cannot find a job as he has no educational qualifications. He volunteers on the West Somerset Railway for experience which he loves. He struggles paying bills and has no money left to furnish his flat.He is in great need of a wardrobe and drawers. Can you help him please?
Jack has received a job offer conditional on a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check proving negative. Jack has been out of a job for some time and is struggling to pay his rent. He is keen to get back to work but has no money to pay for the DBS check. He hopes that a kind Acts 435 donor will help with the fee, as getting back to work will make so much difference to his life.
May suffers from depression and can't hold down a job. Due to a misunderstanding about applying for benefits, she is now in rent arrears and under threat of eviction. This would make her young son homeless too. The Citizens Advice Bureau has advised that May's only option to escape eviction is a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. May would be very grateful for a kind donation for the fee.
A young lady in Middlesbrough with mental health problems is moving from supported living into her own property. This is a big step for her and she will continue with support to make this move a success. Would Acts 435 be able to help her obtain a living room carpet.
Applicants are Christians Against Poverty clients. They have a 6 year old son, and are working through a debt management plan. Their cooker packed up this week, just after the council had refurbished the kitchen. They have no money available towards a new one. They both suffer with depression. They would really appreciate if anyone could donate towards this.
This lady has found herself homeless at the age of 55 following the breakdown of marriage. We have secured her a room in a Hope into Action Lincoln home, found her a church befriender, got her some volunteering within a local church project too. As a nurse she has given much of her life to helping of others, we are working with her to rebuild her life and the first point she has identified is dealing with the trauma of an abusive relationship and making things right with God.
LM has two children. He is separated from his partner and has access to his children to stay. He has been homeless and relies on benefits for his income. He has been given 2 single beds so that his children can stay over but has no bedding.
P is receiving Employment Support Allowance. He is working with Christians Against Poverty to reduce his debts. He has been allowed to take over his Mum's council flat after her death but there is a lot of damage in all the rooms to the walls caused by damp, as his Mum did not heat the flat adequately. He can do the work himself but cannot afford the materials. Please can you help him make his home more habitable?
This lady is facing bankruptcy following a divorce. She is working with Christians Against Poverty and Foodbank to enable her to get through it all. She works 20 hours per week on minimum wages. She has lost hope and is in fear of her future. Her home is heated with gas and needs to pay this bill. Please can you help her? .
For a family working with our debt counselling service. They lost their home and have had to start afresh with literally nothing. We have managed to source many things for them from within the church, but they still need some shelves and a toddler bed.
For a single Mum in very difficult circumstances who is working with our debt counselling service
Sarah is currently working through Christians Against Poverty to clear her debts. She is in urgent need of a vacuum cleaner and has seen a secondhand one advertised for £40. There has been a delay in sorting out her benefits so she and her young son have been struggling to cope. Sarah has back problems and has been finding it difficult to clean floors using a dustpan and brush.
Family with a baby plus 2 young children who comes to visit once every second week. They have debts due to having high rent which takes up 50% of their income. Both are part time workers and they try to juggle their time between the baby. No family support. They need the debt cleared to give them some relief from stress. We have managed to apply for some funding help from the council but that is short term. They have no money to apply for a DRO. Please help them have a new start
Miss H has been struggling with bills and debts and would now like to do a Debt Relief Order. Miss H works in a Care Home part-time as she has a family to look after. She has tried to make a 'go-of-things', but it is now extremely stressful and can not meet the payments demanded. Citizens Advice are helping Miss H with money management and help with her amounting debts. Any donations would be very helpful for her. Thank you.
Steve has been struggling with bill and debts, and has come to the Citizens Advice for help with money management. He has worked and lived all his life in North Yorkshire, and is still in employment. He lives with his partner and children, but would now like to apply for a Debt Relief Order and make a fresh start. It has been very stressful and is affecting all areas of his life. Any donations to help Steve will make a huge difference. Thank you.
I am a vulnerable young male with high anxiety issues, and I have had to move from a furnished bedsit to alternative accommodation due to my poor mental health. The new property is unfurnished and I do not have any furnituire, so I am leaving with nothing. I have multiple debts and arrears of rent and I am on a low level income from benefits. I would be grateful for any assistance that you may be able to provide to purchase the requested items.
G is a pensioner who lives alone and has no family nearby. She has recently moved to her current address as her arthritis is causing her difficulties. Also her arthritis is made worse by the fact her bed is old and damp and urgently needs replacing. G cannot afford to do this herself - in fact she is needing to use the local community larder in order to feed herself.
"M" is living with a partner and young son. She is on benefits and although both unemployed they are now actively looking for work. "M" had been unwell and her partner lost his work as he looked after her. Her son is changing schools and needs the new uniform urgently. She is struggling with bills and cannot afford the uniform costs. Please will you help her.
Kelly has 4 children aged 10, 8, 5 & 10 months. She has been affected by the benefit cap & is struggling to maintain a suitable home for her children. The living room has a concrete floor & she is desperately in need of some carpet & underlay. She would be very grateful for a donation to help towards the cost as it would take her a long time to save enough money.
Michele is a single mother of 3 children. She has been affected by the benefit cap, previously receiving full housing benefit & now having to meet nearly all of her rental costs. Michele's property is in desperate need of renovation & decorating. She is struggling to make ends meet & a donation to help her improve their home would assist her to maintain a stable & happy home for her children under difficult circumstances.
A from Cornwall recently had a heart attack and had stents fitted. At present he is receiving Statutory Sick Pay of £82.70 per week.. He has been working with CAP and is now completely debt free and he wants to stay that way. However he lives in a caravan on a farm 3 miles from the nearest bus stop. He is not yet allowed to walk that far. He needs the road tax for his car to get about. Please help him stay debt free and get on with his life.
Nan had a stroke last year and hasn't been able to get back to work. She shares her home with her daughter and grandchild who help her to manage. Sadly Nan's finances went out of control while she was ill, and she now has lots of debts. The Citizens Advice Bureau has advised Nan that a Debt Relief Order is the only option to clear her debts and make ends meet while on benefits. Nan hopes that kind donors will help her with the fee.
This washing machine is needed for a single who is working with us through our debt counselling service, and really wants to keep her budget on track but is in desperate need of a washing machine.
Having been rehoused due to threats to the family from neighbours, our applicant and family have been instructed by court order that the house they moved to must now be returned to a beneficiary following the recent death of the home owner. In less than a month our applicant has to move again. This has placed undue financial pressure on them due to extra costs associated with moving family to new premises. Extra and unexpected costs which will not be covered by Council or the new Landlord.
A young man with very poor mental health is living in a flat and has not furniture at all, he is in desperate need of some seating, please could Acts 435 help him.
This gentleman suffers from vascular dementia and has recently had his right leg amputated due to knee problems. He is currently in hospital awaiting discharge but the state of his home has been assessed during this time and it has been noted that he doesn't have a working fridge. He cannot afford to purchase one from his Employment and Support Allowance, so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
A lady just moved ,with her four children, into a new house, which is empty. She wishes to make her request if possible as she needs to buy some basic household items and clothes for her children to make fresh start. She is not receiving any kind of benefit from anywhere. She is totally relying on the support of some of her friends. Being unemployed and new to this city unable to afford to buy the necessary items for her house.
Robert is facing difficult family circumstances. His elderly parents are in confict & his dad is currently in hospital for mental health treatment. As a result benefits have been suspended and Robert & his mum are facing serious financial difficulties. They're receiving food parcels, but Robert needs to keep his car on the road in order to attend appointments to resolve their difficulties & to attend our CAP Job Club, This money will pay for a month's insurance & petrol to keep the car running.
Richard has been working part time but his contract is finishing in 2 weeks. He has 3 children and struggles to keep on top of his financies. He would really like to get his fork lift truck licence renewed to give him a much better chance of gaining employment when this work ends. He has been homeless but is now rehoused, so getting another job would be a real boost for him. There are jobs available for people with a fork lift truck licence so it would make him more employable.
Elizabeth is working with CAP to help clear her debts. She is having a lot of pain in her mouth due to ill fitting dentures. Her Dentist has told her she needs new dentures but she is unable to afford this and is not entitled to free treatment. She would be really grateful if Acts 435 could help in any way. Her dentures will probably cost about £200.
IW suffers from ill health and is living on sickness benefits. His wife ided 3 years ago from a brain tumour. His washer is broken beyond repair and he is struggling to wash by hand.
This couple having gone through very difficult times now with the help of social services and other agencies are getting their family life together. They have 3 three children and have been told by social services that the children aged 10 and 8 must have new beds. There is no money to buy beds or bedding. They are trying really hard to provide for their children but cannot see a way forward and any help would be a great encouragement and gratefully received. Please help if you can. Thank you.
'F' is on a low income and is struggling to afford clothes. He hasn't got enough at the moment and would be very grateful for any help with this. Thank you for considering his request
'S' is receiving benefits only and so is on a very low income. He would be very grateful for any help that can be given towards this. It's a struggle at the moment without a washing machine to use.
L is currently unemployed due to health issues and is finding the stress of debt is making her very anxious. She is working with Christians Against Poverty and a debt relief order would mean she can have a fresh start and no longer have to worry about the pressure of debt.
M is on Universal Credit but because of deductions made by creditors she does not have enough money to live on; she regularly has to ask her mother for help and has been using the local foodbank. A grant of this amount towards a TV licence would save her £12 per month which would make living just that little bit easier.
This lady has four of her 8 children living with her, she was about to lose her home but Christians Against Poverty went to court with her and she is now able to stay in her home. She has been through a very difficult time, and has also been suffering poor health. She needs quite a lot of things, but the priority is a cooker. Being able to cook food properly will help her improve her health.
A young man with a learning disability has secured a property and has very little for his home, he is on basic benefit and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him to get a Sofa and a Chair.
This lone parent suffers from a personality disorder, anxiety and OCD so is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance in addition to her child related benefits. She is moving into her first tenancy after an unstable few years so has no items of furniture or appliances. She is in urgent need of a bed for her daughter but cannot afford to purchase one, so I am hoping that you can help
This young, single mum moved to Barnsley so that she could be near her children's father but he has refused to se them or pay maintenance since their move. The council have provided her and her 2 and 4 year old with a second floor flat with no garden. The flat is damp and made worse by drying the washing on the radiators. She has applied for a house but is low on the housing list. A tumble dryer would help them very much until they are able to have a garden for hanging washing in.
'D's current cooker is not fit for purpose. When switched on it fuses the rest of the house. He needs a new one but his income doesn't provide the means to buy a replacement cooker either new or second hand. 'D' is on a low income receiving only state pension and personal independence payment. He would be grateful for any help. Thank you
'R' is on a low income receiving Employment support allowance only. He is supporting his children at weekends and needs washing facilities to help with their care. He is grateful for any help that can be given.
'K' works very hard but is on a zero hour contract. It takes 2 weeks to get enough money for rent and another 2 weeks for gas, electric, council tax, bus fares. The little money left over goes on food for her family. She is trying hard to bring her children up with the right work ethics but finding it hard. Her health is starting to suffer due to the situation. Thanks for considering
This lady feels a prisoner in her own home as a family member has a key to her front door and refuses to return it. This person has previously entered her home to leave 2 large dogs at her property when she has been out. The dogs have caused so much damage that she is in danger of being evicted unless this is rectified. She feels her first step must be to change her locks but is unable to find the money to do this. Please can you help by donating £120 so that she can protect her home.
C is a young lady who has been in supported housing and has now been offered accommodation of her own. She is on working as an apprentice at a local hospital but doesn't have much of a wage. She needs a bed base for her new flat.
K & S are young parents of a 18 month old daughter. Their accommodation is very damp and consequently the child's cot mattress has become mouldy causing the baby to be very ill. They need a new cot mattress very urgently.
"Mary's" house was recently broken into. She lost her money, her phone was smashed, her electricity fuse box was smashed - food in her fridge and freezer spoiled. Other random items were also trashed. Without a phone she can't communicate properly with the police and electricity company. The food bank is helping with food. We would like to buy a cheap mobile with some credit (£25), and give her some money for bus fares to get to appointments and to replace small personal items (toiletries etc).
K is a 54 yr old lady who has significant ongoing health issues, and is currently with Christians Against Poverty on a repayment plan. She is awaiting a brain scan, and has deteriorating sight and mobility. She has just been awarded a ground floor flat, and will be moving from her first floor flat in the same town We have volunteers to help with her move. but the new flat has concrete floors and she needs to fund floor covering before moving in.
This lady has been in a dangerous and abusive situation. We are working with the police to rehouse her and the three children in a safe house. Currently there are no floor coverings in the safe house and the lady would like some help as it is adding to the cold and with three young children, and it will help make it safer for them as well.
Steve is a single man of 60 years with learning difficulties who has recently been rehoused due to social problems, he has lived in North Yorkshire all his life. He is on benefits and lives very frugally and struggles to make sense of bills. He has a vinyl floor coverings, but needs a carpet in the lounge/diner to help him feel warm. He was so grateful that anyone could care for him and listen to him. Are you able to help him please. Any donations will be of a great help. Thank you.
Family with a baby plus 2 young children who come to visit once every second week. They have debts due to having high rent which takes up 50% of their income. Both are part time workers and they try to juggle their time between the baby. No family support. They need the debt cleared to give them some relief from stress. We have managed to apply for some funding help from the council but that is short term. They have no money to apply for a DRO. Please help them have a new start
Philip has been forced into retirement due to ill health,he has COPD and other medical issues. Due to his pension being £12 over the government limit of what is an acceptable amount to live on he is currently struggling to pay his rent and utility bills. He does have an appeal in for Attendance Allowance as he does not qualify for any other benefits. Philip has had to access the food bank twice in the last 6 months and found this very embarrassing. He is a very independent man.
T suffered from domestic violence. She wasn't aware her ex-partner hasn't pay any rent and other bills. As a result, she had to shoulder the debts and looked after her children. The pressure became so big such that the social services removed her children from her. Since then, she had been feeling very low. The pressures on debt is a burden. To go through debt relief order will give her a new fresh start.
This is a new family whos world was torn apart 9 days after baby son was born and mum had 2 blood clots to the brain. Dad and baby moved into a Hope into Action home to get church support, where they have been for the past 9 months. Today they have been offered a new council adapted flat and the chance to take the next step closer to being back together under one roof. Sadly dad was made redundant last month and there is no spare cash so furniture sourced via free cycle. Need £140 for cooker
Rebecca is a single mum with 2 children they recently had a house fire resulting in the loss of furniture and white goods. Rebecca is desperately trying to refurnish her home on limited finances and would appreciate any support offered