M is a single lady with physical and mental health issues. She has been assessed as not ready to return to work yet. There was a bureaucratic mix up causing her benefits to be stopped. They are about to be reinstated but she has now accrued rent arrears. The worry has exacerbated her depression . Can you please help her clear the debt quickly. Thank you.
C is a single mother living in temporary housing with her 18 month old daughter. This little family family finally has a permenant home available from 2 April, but it is literally a shell. No carpets, curtains, cooker or white goods. This request is to cover carpets for as much of the flat as is possible. This most important parts will be covered first, bedroom and living room. Please see our other request for white goods.
C is a single mother living in temporary housing with her 18 month old daughter. This little family family finally has a permenant home available from 2 April, but it is literally a shell. No carpets, curtains, cooker or white goods. This request is to cover the cost of as many second hand white goods as is possible. Please see our other request for carpets.
H was referred initially through Domestic Violence team, she is now working with CAB worker to get permanently rehoused and reduce debts. This money will help reduce her council rent arrears to a level that will allow her to be put back on the council housing list.
C is being supported by our local CAB debt advice worker. He has multiple debts and requires funds to apply for a debt relief order.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough who has a brain injury is moving to a new ground floor adapted property for a fresh start, now that he is receiving support. He also has physical disabilities and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him.
"A" has suffered domestic abuse and is in a refuge. The benefits have stopped due to a review of this situation. Because of this there is no money for rent and so may be evicted if the rent is not paid as soon as possible. There is loss of hope and despair. Please will you help in this very difficult situation.
A has very severe dyslexia, unfortunately a group of people took advantage of this and sold him a property with negative equity. He lost all his savings, which he had built up over several years of hard work and a modest lifestyle. A has a low paid job and works very hard, but cannot afford a bankruptcy as he is supporting his children who live abroad. A donation towards this fee would enable him to have a fresh start.
J is a single parent of 2 children. Her fencing fell down in the recent winds and is in desperate need to be fixed. She has a large garden and we would like to be able to fix the fencing and make the whole garden more low maintenance for her to maintain in the long term. She has no other means of getting the money to do this work but with local contacts we can spend the money on the fencing equipment we need to buy and put in the manpower to make it a safe and secure place for this family.
This young woman, who is the lone parent of a 3 year old and a 1 year old, has just moved into a council tenancy after she was made homeless following a relationship breakdown. She is in receipt of Income Support and child related benefits and would benefit greatly from a washing machine as she struggles to access a laundrette. As she doesn't have the means to buy one, I am hoping that you may be able to help.
Claire wants to start a support group for parents with Autistic children. As a mother of a now grown up Autistic child, she felt she had no support. She wants to change this for others. In order to do this she needs to do some training with the National Autistic Society. She can't afford to pay for this, and it would be a shame for such a good project not to happen.
C has just moved into a new flat and has very little in the way of furniture etc. He is currently on benefits and is finding it difficult to obtain a sofa, crockery etc. We are trying to support him in this new phase of his life.
Fiona is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts and they have recommended bankruptcy as her way forward. For this a fee of £680 is required, and Helen has started saving the money needed. It would be great to help her with this sum, and any donations would be gratefully received. Thank you
J lives with her two daughters in rented accommodation. One daughter is at college, the other, with mild learning disabilities, has a four year old son living with her in the household. Since her partner left five years ago, J has found herself in increasingly unmanageable debt which she will not be able to pay off on her Job Seekers allowance. She cannot find the £90 to pay the DRO fee and would welcome any help.
D is an elderly lady in our church living on her state pension who struggles to get out and can't really afford a holiday this year, although she's been offered the chance to go away this summer. It would be fantastic to kick start her holiday savings (others in our church have already contributed), as she has increasing problems with mobility so this may well be the last year she can travel independently. Any contributions are gratefully received.
This young couple with a 6 week old baby have been served a possession order from theIr housing association. They had a court order for payment of rent some time ago which they have defaulted on when D lost his job at Christmas time.They are now engaging well with a Money Mentor but there have been errors and delays in claiming benefits. To prevent eviction a payment of £25 per week for 4 weeks has been agreed with the landlord until benefits are in place. Please help this young mother.
M fled abuse from Ecuador and came to the UK three years ago. Since then she has been working as a domestic cleaner. She tried to secure her and her son immigration status but unfortunately she became an overstayer. After Brexit her situation has become really difficult and she decided to start saving money to go back to South America. She will use any help towards the plane ticket. Unfortunately, going back to abuser seems to be the only option for her and her son.
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 has 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. 3rd request.
Keith is a lovely young man working with Christians Against Poverty. Keith was abused as a child and six years ago was involved in a court case to convict the perpetrator. Going through this was too much for him - it brought everything to the fore, he took an overdose and the case was dropped. Keith has struggled with mental health ever since and has got into debt as a result. A donation to his insolvency fees will be a huge message of blessing to Keith and allow him to make a fresh start.
Martyn a Christian man has been a carer for someone in Bournemouth for quite a while and has now come to the end of of his time in the area. Due to him losing his job and having some personal problems he is waiting to relocate and meet with his family again and get back in to his local church. Can you help Martyn relocate thank you. FWW.
P is a young mum with 2 children trying to manage on benefits. Her cooker has broken so she is not able to cook proper meals for the children and buying ready cooked food is more expensive and draining on her budget. Saving for a new cooker seems impossible for her at present. P has many struggles at the moment and it would be a great encouragement to her if she could get a cooker
We are supporting a Mum and her young son who have recently been rehoused after a serious incident with her ex-partner. They have had to leave lots of their belongings behind but Mum is really down as there is no carpet in the house. She is particularly anxious to sort her son’s room as priority and make it homely for him.
Now a single parent with eight children. Five under five, twins included. The change of circumstances recently means that the children need to be rearranged and need bunk beds to fit in the rooms. We have obtained one set but need another set to make living conditions better. The stair gate is needed for the younger children's safety. Mum does a fantastic job of looking after them all and needs this helping hand.
Interviewed via an interpreter, Rosa fed up with prostitution. Referred by Colindale Community Trust suffering depression. Her 2 children were taken into care ages 7 and 3 due to her deep depression. The older, now 22 is back with her with neurological problem. She is the main carer on £60 p/wk. In debts with TV licencing, housing and other bills. Struggling to feed and travel as she is not on JSA or ESA, she is not entitled to Foodbank voucher. Any help please, especially financial.
single mother going through very stressful situation after her young son made a disclosure regarding abuse from his dad. She has to apply through court - she is not eligible for legal aid because of a part time job, and can't afford a solicitor. She is raising her sons alone following relationship difficulties. The court can withdraw contact or arrange supervised visits and this help towards the costs would mean so much as she tries to protect her family from abuse and keep out of debt.
This client has signed off from Job Seekers Allowance and started to work as a bicycle fast food delivery rider. He needs a GPS navigation mobile phone to manage his orders and deliveries to customers. He has no savings to afford this now and needs it as soon as possible.
This client has been living at the hostel for the last two weeks following a relationship breakdown, but the family are now moving into their own council tenancy. The client has applied for Jobseekers Allowance and a Community Support Grant but both of these applications will take several weeks to process. In the meantime, all four of her children are in urgent need of beds which she cannot afford to purchase. I am hoping that you can help by covering the cost of a bed for one of the children.
Asma is a distressed mother of 4, ages 1 - 8 years whose breadwinning husband has recently been jailed for an accidental incidence, she felt the trial was unfair. She is now waiting for social benefit support while she looks for petty jobs that can accommodate her family-care needs. Foodbank quota is not enough for her younger children, she needs financial help to supplement Foodbank, pay essential bills and transport to take children out and to visit husband in prison.
'N' needs his electric meter topping up. He uses electricity for heating, shower, microwave and TV. He receives Job Seekers Allowance but due to rent and bills he does not have enough income at the moment to top up the meter. He has mental health issues and a chest infection at the moment. He is struggling at this time. Thank you
K is a single parent with two boys. She has been in debt for many years. She has returned to work part time and has debts she just cannot afford to repay. A Dro will mean she can clear these debts and concentrate on sticking to her budget and going forward. She has no way of saving for the £90 as she lives on a very tight budget. Please consider helping this family to be relieved from the burden of debt.
Family of two parents and five children without sufficient beds. At the moment a teenager and a baby both without mattresses. This money will buy both from local shop. They have tried to access help from other places but father currently working only two hours per day and they are in desperate need of support. They receive food from various sources from church.
Help is requested for A who has recently moved into her own rented flat, furnished only with a bed. Having no savings and living only on benefits, she is seeking a grant to equip her apartment with various kitchen items. During the last year, she has lived in several different 'safe houses' having suffered abuse from within her family.
Aidan has been in care since he was 12 years old. He now has a council flat of his own, but he explained to me that he has never been taught how to budget. He has moved onto Universal Credit, but due to the transition of benefits & understanding the system, he has built up some debts. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty & their advice is that his budget is so tight, that his only way forward is a Debt Relief Order. A donation to cover the fee would be gratefully received.
This family moved to the North East to find cheaper housing and closer proximity to hospitals for both their daughters aged 13 &14yrs who require ongoing medical support. They have engaged well with their family worker and now, after several weeks, they have been given a place in the local secondary school. The family is on a very low income and are unable to afford the regulation items of blazers, PE kits and ties. It will really help these girls settle in if they have the correct uniform.
MR and his wife are a Romanian Christian couple. They have been living in in a property with no heating and hot water but have now been found a decent property by a church. They need help to buy bus passes to look for work and to get to work when it is offered.
Couple have looked after their nephews, aged 9&7, for 5 years under a special guardianship order (suffered neglect parents). One nephew has special educational needs and he regularly wets the bed and soils himself. Maria suffers from diabetes, back pain and depression. Husband cannot work as he had a heart attack at 42 and acts as Maria’s carer. £120 would be a great help to the family and they would use it to replace Tommy’s mattress, and to buy badly needed carpet and a cooker.
This client has had to move house as their landlord is having their flat repossessed. He has had to pay out significant fees for references on a new property, which has left him with very little money for other essentials, electricity & petrol. He is working well with CAP to sort out his finances. If you could help with these our client would be very appreciative.
Our client is having to move from a furnished flat to an unfurnished flat and has very little furniture and no spare funds to buy any. She is unable to work due to illness and relies purely on benefits. We would love to be able to help buy a bed, sofa and fridge freezer and any other furniture such as wardrobes and drawers. She will receive a small grant from the local authority, but this will not cover all the items needed, Please could you help make a difference here.
D is a single mother of 11 year old daughter and 4 year old son. She escaped an abusive partner, was homeless and in a refuge but now has her own rented home and has done an excellent job in staying debt free, getting part time work as a nursery assistant and keeping the home to a good standard of decoration. Wages suppemented by Working Tax Credits and Child Benefit, but both children have recently started new schools. Needs help to get the new school uniforms and stay debt free.
This man and his partner are using a borrowed grill and hot plate because their cooker is unrepairable. They have no money for 3weeks because their benefits are being changed from Employment Support Allowance to Jobseekers Allowance.They have a new baby, 6 weeks old, and are struggling to make ends meet and repay loans.Until June 2016 they were both employed with minimum wages, but were made redundant when the workplace ran out of contracts to fulfil. Please can you help them with cooking facilities?
R had experienced longstanding physical, emotional and financial abuse from her husband. She and her children are being supported by social services with accommodation and basic living expenses. Her youngest child(of 3) has recently been diagnosed with autism and learning disability. She is financially struggling as she needs to buy clothes and suitable toys and books for her son.
A young man in Middlesbrough has just moved into his own property with the local authority, he has very poor mental health and is on basic benefits Would Acts 435 be able to help him to purchase a washing machine and a fridge please? This is a fresh start for the young man.
M.M, 32 years had a brain injury in 2004. Had been on Employment Support Allowance (ESA), changed to Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). With the recent medical review, his condition had worsened and JobCentre plus closed his JSA to open a new ESA. Now he is without financial support, sustained on ambient Foodbank stuff. He needs help to get fresh food for balanced nutrition and offset some of his bills as well as transport money for hospital check-ups and visit to keep him connected in support groups.
Mum has recently been given full custody of her child following finding out that the father was subjecting his child to abuse. She is in the process of sorting her finances out and is struggling to meet all of her financial commitments. She works full time and relies on school’s out of school club to care for her child until she finishes work, however is now in arrears with the club. Please can you help towards the costs of childcare.
The family are in financial difficulties the 8 year old suffers from reoccurring bed wetting resulting in the child's bedding frequently wet and beginning to smell. The family have tried their best to clean it but the mattress is badly soiled. They would like to purchase a new mattress and ERIC supply good quality mattress protectors and also new bedding.
Single parent of two young children 8 & 5 years. Mum has gone through "buy as you view" for a cooker but is struggling to keep up the payments. She would like to purchase one and return the one she is struggling to keep the payments up on to help her become financially stable.
Mum has fled Leicestershire due to domestic violence. She and her 2 young children are presently residing with her sister and her family. The home conditions are overcrowded and she has applied to housing for her own home. The family are due to move into their own property shortly she has managed to get some furniture but would like help to purchase a cooker.
Mum is pregnant with her second child her eldest is 11 months. To enable mum to get out and about with the children she would like to purchase a double buggy. Due to financial constraints she will not be able to save enough funds up for May 2017 when she is expecting her 2nd child.
The family have no bedroom furniture. They have recently moved home and were unable to bring their furniture to the poor state and age of the furniture. The family are trying their best to provide a nice home for the family and request some help at this time.
Winter night shelter applicant needs to renew UK passport for ID for accommodation and work applications to be able to move on with his life m following relocation to London from another city where he was recieving violent threats
Jack has a damaged spine following two accidents. He's on job seekers allowance but can't get work and has been refused employment and support allowance. Consequently, his income is in a poor way and he is currently sleeping on a futon which gives no support to his back. Sleep is difficult and it doesn't help his overall health. A firm mattress to go on top of the futon, would be a real boon for Jack and he hopes that the money can be found to help him.
Bob is prone to migraines and gets support from the Migraine Trust. He was on Job Seekers Allowance but couldn't get to interviews because of the migraines and was sanctioned and his allowance cut. Bob now has a job he hopes to keep. Meanwhile, due to the sanction, Bob built up debts. The Citizens Advice Bureau advises a Debt Relief Order as the only option. If he can hold down his new job, and without the worry of debts, Bob should be able to manage better.
A family due a baby in April are struggling to furnish the home before her arrival, they are on basic benefits and have no means of purchasing bedroom furniture, would Acts 435 be able to help them, they would be so grateful.
Shannon, her partner & their young baby had to move from their previous address due to damp. They are working with Christians Against Poverty to try to get out of debt. In the move, their vacuum cleaner got broken, & Shannon is now having to clean up on her hands & knees with a dustpan & brush, & this is aggravating her back problems. She would be very grateful for a donation to buy a new vacuum cleaner, as they seek to get this new home in order.
This lady has struggled on a tiny income for years and when she came to CAP we met in her living room which simply has a concrete floor. She has been buying packs of laminate flooring from B&M when she can afford it and it is creeping across the floor very slowly. Due to her asthma she cannot have carpeting. After years of depriving herself of something as basic as a floor it would be wonderful to bless her with a properly laid floor which will last her and bring her such joy.
S experienced abuse from her husband, father of her child and unborn child. She had to escape her home with her child as abuse was so bad and is currently living in temporary accommodation while hoping to be rehoused. There is limited furnishing and no fridge. S is need of a small fridge but she can not afford to buy one from her benefits. She would love to keep food fresher for her children.
S has a rogue landlady who demands the rent in cash and hasn't given him a rent book. She has now asked for a one off payment of £500 which he doesn't have so she is evicting him. He is on UC but starts work on April 3rd. He desperately needs help to pay a deposit on a new flat. He sees this, with his new job as a fresh start. Please help him.
D was a carer for her Mum and in receipt of carer's benefits. Her Mum passed away recently and her benefits have stopped. Due to her bereavement she has applied for her benefits to be adjusted but currently has no income. She is needing to use the local food bank and is getting behind with her rent and heating bills. Any help would be gratefully received.
Miss S is 26 years old and lives on her own; and is struggling to pay her bills, rent and food. She suffers with EUPD - Emotionally unstable personality disorder and suffers chronic suicidal thoughts. Miss S feels that if she finds employment her mood will improve, but is still struggling to find the hours needed. Citizens Advice are helping her manage her debts and bills; but she is in desperate need for food and electric. Any donations will help Miss S. Thank you.
D has learning difficulties and has been struggling to manage his finances. Christians Against Poverty have been helping him but his fridge/freezer has broken and needs replacing. A new fridge/freezer would be a great blessing and would help him manage his food budget more easily.
S has been evicted from his room by his rogue landlady who keeps demanding more money and won't give him a rent book. He is on UC but starts a full time job on April 3rd. He needs rent money for his new flat but won't get paid in time. He does not want to be homeless or he may lose his job. Can you please help keep him out of debt and in a home.
J is married with a two yr old. Husband is on JSA but the system has fouled up and the payments have been delayed through no fault of theirs. This means they are now in debt to the electricity and water board. Can you please help them clear these debts quickly and reduce the stress J is under.
M lives alone with her 10 year old blind daughter. She has debts and is barely managing household bills. She has been trying without success to be rehoused by the council. Her divan bed became infested with (now dead) mice. Her landlord will reimburse the cost of extermination but that still leaves her with a bed base full of decomposing rodents. She w ants to replace it with a new, or decent second hand, base.
C +D are both on benefits with multiple underlying health conditions. C started coming to a local community breakfast recently with D. She had not left the house for a very long time. They have 7 children with 5 under 18 living at home. 2 are in primary school aged 10 and 7. C+ D struggle to meet their basic needs regularly. Their tumble dryer has recently broken making life tougher. Drying their large volume of weekly washing is now very very difficult. £110 requested to replace tumble dryer.
Mr & Mrs S rent their home, but the landlord has sold it and they only have a few weeks to move out, but don't have enough money to cover property agent fees to rent a new home. There is no social housing available in the area, and as the youngest (8 months) of their three children has breathing problems, they really want to avoid ending up in emergency accommodation which could have damp/mould problems. Mrs S is also recovering from a recent operation. Any gifts given would be a huge blessing!
This 25 year old man has been through some difficult times lately. He suffers from anxiety and depression and has seizures. He was also assaulted with a glass bottle, which required a major operation. He is receiving support and seeing a psychiatrist. He has just obtained a Housing Association property and has been given a cooker; a local charity supplied a washing machine. He is asking for help with buying a rug to keep his tenancy warmer. Any help would be much appreciated.
I was heartbroken to hear the story of a couple who describe themselves as 'white refugees.' W and G are UK citizens who have recently returned to the UK after living in South Africa. They had to leave because there was no employment and they simply couldn't survive. They are living with W's brother in Cornwall; it is a difficult situation because the brother is self employed and not getting much work. They are desperate for money just to live and their benefits will take 3 months to come.
I was contacted by a nurse from the Family Nurse Partnership to see if we could help her client. C spent a year in a local Women's Centre and has recently been placed in semi supported accommodation. There is a mattress in the property but it is filthy and she would really like to buy a replacement before her baby arrives in June. C is in receipt of Income Support and cannot afford to help herself. Would you be able to make a donation and help this young pregnant woman?
K works part time, has recently had her working tax and child tax credits stopped due to being off work sick unable to work the 16 hour week required to receive the benefit, K has appealed and hoping for her benefits to be reinstated within the next few weeks. In the meantime is getting behind with her rent and heating bills she is struggling to buy Nappies for her son, requires food gas and electric Any help would be gratefully received.
Couple and teenage daughter have been working their way out of debt with CAP. Mum has been through a year of cancer treatment and is currently unable to work. Dad had a serious brain injury as a young man and has been able to work since the late 80's/early 90’s). However he has recently been assessed as fit for work and so PIP (Personal Independence Payments), Carers Allowance & council tax support have been stopped. The teenage daughter also has special needs.
This family are moving home and have no carpets. We'd love to be able to provide the children with carpeting for their bedroom.
L is a mum with three children moving to a new home but has no furnishings. We'd love to be able to provide the family with a sofa.
B & K have 2 under 5s. K works 20 hrs a week while they are in free child care. They receive working tax credit and child benefit. B is doing a carpentry course at college to improve his chance of work. College give him £30 a week. They owe for gas and electricity and B is thinking of dropping out of college to get work to pay the bill. College say he is an excellent carpenter and want him to stay the last few weeks to get his full qualification. Can you please help him pay this bill quickly.
B & K have 2 under 5s.K works 20 hrs a week while they are in free child care. They receive working tax credit and child benefits. B is about to qualify as a carpenter but is thinking of dropping out of college as they are in debt and have no money for shoes for them all and clothes for the children. They have used the food bank but want fresh healthy food for the children. College say he is an excellent carpenter and want him to stay for the last few weeks to get the qualification.Please help.
J is a single Mum of a teenage girl. She works 20 hrs a week on minimum wage and has got into debt. She is now working with CAP to help her manage her income. Can you please help her clear rent arrears and reduce the stress she is under
J is a single Mum of a teenage girl. She works 20 hrs a week on minimum wage. She has got into debt and is now working with CAP to manage her income better. She has no spare money to fill her oil tank so is without any heating. Houses soon become damp in Cornwall if not heated a little. Can you please help her.
D is a single Mum with a teenage boy. She has a full time job on minimum wage. She lives in a village in rural Cornwall and travels by bus to work in Truro. This is eating into her wages. She has got a moped now but does not have the cash to pay for the CBT course so is stuck. She has to use the Foodbank some weeks to stay out of debt. Please can you help her get mobile and stay debt free.
W and his young daughter have lived with parents for a year and now finally have been offered a place of their own. He has recently undergone surgery and is unable to work. Unfortunately they have no furniture or white goods at all and need help please.
W has recently undergone surgery and is unable to work. He has waited for a year to find some accommodation for him and his daughter. They have now found a place but need help with white goods.
Bed required for five year old boy with learning difficulties including communication and speech problems. Currently sharing a small bed with his mother and they both need a good night's sleep!
C became homeless following his marriage breakdown, he was couch surfing for many months, until an old friend let him move into one of his properties without a bond enabling him to get back on his feet, make a fresh start. C is currently on benefits following severe depression, not able to afford is in need of a washer machine. Thank you for any help you can give.
This young woman and her partner have just moved into an unfurnished housing association property. She is pregnant and expecting her first child in April, but they are struggling to purchase essential items for their new home from her Income Support and his part-time wages. They are in urgent need of a fridge freezer so they can safely store food items, so I am hoping that you can help.
S moved to York following a break up with her children's father. She was given council accommodation but it needs many things to make it a home. Some items have been donated by other charities but the floors in the house are bare and this grant request is to help towards carpets and floor-covering. Although S has rheumatoid arthritis she was working before the move and is looking for employment. Leaving his father has had an adverse effect on her son and we are trying to help her with that also.
L is a single parent of 2 teenage sons. She worked hard setting up her own business, which was successful, but due to the financial climate has failed. She has found work but is now in debt. She had to have an accountant to wind up her business. Can you please help her clear this bill and give her peace of mind?
S is a young man who struggles with mental health problems. Due to being homeless for a while and now being given accommodation, he has nothing apart from the clothes he stands in. He needs a bed.
C has just had a relationship breakdown and had to find alternative accommodation. He has successfully found some shared housing but has only the clothes he stands in. His new job hasn't properly started so he won't be receiving any pay wages yet. He needs a bed & mattress.
R is a single mum of two and attends a local church. R has had a tough time turned to CAP for help following visits from enforcement agents and is struggling to keep working P/T at a local school working overtime when offered. 4 wks ago it was discovered that another person was claiming benefits for her son, result benefits stopped DWP investigating. Church is assisting with food and to keep her phone working. currently 4wks behind with rent £120 will pay for 2wks Can you help.
This 51 year old lady, who is of Indian descent, has indefinite leave to remain in this country. She has a number of health conditions, including arthritis and failing vision. She also broke her leg recently and her mobility is poor. She has just moved into a private tenancy and friends have helped her out and a local charity has provided a bed. Her cooker is no longer working and she is asking for help with a microwave oven and a toaster. £60 would be invaluable to her.
'A' is expecting her first child in August. She is being advised by Step Change Debt Charity. She requires £90 fee to freeze her debt for a year then it will be cancelled and she can start afresh. As she is pregnant she is worried about the stress around debt collectors calling. The donation would set her free to start a new life with hope for the future. Thank you
'M' is on a low income in receipt of benefits and her income is low. She has a 6 year old to care for. Some money is available but a condenser tumble dryer is needed and she has tried to get extra money together to pay for this but has not been able to do so. Thank you
V is a former homeless person who has recently been rehoused following a period of illness. V has recently had her benefits reduced and cannot afford to visit her elderly mother who is in a residential care home in Scotland. Acts 435 money would enable V to purchase train tickets to Scotland and back.
M is a struggling alcoholic whose children were relmoved at a result of her drinking. She has now been dry for 6 months and is looking for employment; to get her life back on track with a view to getting weekend visits with the children in future. She visits her 5 children, aged between 3 and 17 years old, once a week and it is all that she lives for. On Jobseekers Allowance M struggles to pay the £14 a week fare. Would you give a little and make M's struggle a little lighter?
D has had a benefit suspension after a miscalculation from when she was working earlier in the year. We have provided food today for her and 4 children, from the Foodbank but discovered she has no money on her gas & electricity meters. £50 will go a long way until her next money which comes in next week.
M & K have a mentally disturbed daughter. They have been advised it would be advantageous to erect a 'sensory shed' in the garden to help keep her calm and to promote her ongoing wellbeing. Further funding will be provided by local authority.
L is a single Mum with 4 and 5 yr old sons. She has been suffering anxiety since her relationship break up, and is having counselling. She receives Income support and tax credits but is struggling. She has been given a Housing Association house but their policy is to take out all carpets between tenants whatever their condition. L is desperate for a carpet for her boys' bedroom so they can play on the floor comfortably. Can you please help her.
L is a single parent of 2 teenage boys. Sadly her business failed due to the economic downturn. She has found a job now but is 2 months behind with her council tax. This is causing her stress. Can you please help her clear this debt quickly? Thank you.
L is a single parent of 2 teenage boys. Due to the economic downturn her business failed. She is back in work but has been unable to pay her electricity bill for 2 winter months. Can you help her clear this debt and get peace of mind? Thank you.
A has been unemployed 4 weeks. He will start at a new job when he can buy work boots. He has now got rent arrears on his flat. He has never been in debt before and is worried he will be made homeless. Can you please help him?
S is married with 3 dependent children and has recently lost her care job. Although her husband has a part time job the family has been struggling financially for several months. Now their fridge/freezer has broken which means they cannot shop as economically as they would like. A contribution of £100 towards a new fridge freezer would make a considerable difference.
Hannah is a single Mum with 4 young children. She has been struggling for a while to make ends meet and is now confronted with the spare room subsidy problem, as a result of which she could be facing eviction. She has turned to the Citizens Advice Bureau for help. and they have advised a Debt Relief Order as the only solution. Hannah would be very grateful for a donation for the fee and seems prepared to accept advice on how to get her ongoing finances back on track.
The client has been coming to church for a few weeks and it has been made known that she is currently struggling meeting her monthly bill payments and paying her rent. This money would help her pay off two of her bills and free up a bit of her income alloweing her some extra breathing room each month.
The client came to us to use our Foodbank and is in need of support as he has just moved into new accomodation. We have been able to help with various items but he desperately needs a cooker and fridge freezer to enable him to cook and store food. This funding would help us to source the right equipment and also arrange delivery of the items.
The client came to us for advice after finding himself in a lot of debt, he currently has a job but is unable to pay his monthly bills on time. He has recently been harrassed by bailiffs who constantly knock on his door looking for money. This funding would help him to clear his main debt off for good.
The client came in asking about debt advice as he has been trying to manage all of his outgoings and debts over the past few months, he has recently got to the point where they have become overwhelming and he is unable to proeprly manage them now. This funding would pay off a large portion of his debt for the month and give him space to get back on track and arrange a proper budget plan.
The client who came to use one of our projects is in need of help with fixing her car. She currently uses it for her transport to work and because she is in quite a lot of debt she has not been able to fix it yet. The cost of commuting is alot more than if she had her car so this would help her put the finances back into paying off her debt.
Kim is single and living with her 19 year old daughter (full time student) and she is trying to obtain joint custody of her other two children aged 5 and 10. Kim claims Employment and Support Allowance as she suffers from Depression and alcohol problems and she was receiving treatment from a local charity which specialises in addiction problems but has missed appointments as she cannot afford the bus fare to attend. Having a bus pass would enable Kim to attend treatment.
S has 3 children, is a nurse but had to take time off work through mental stress. Statutory Sick Pay and lack of Tax Credits mean that she has not been able to afford gas & electricity.