Bed required for five year old boy with learning difficulties including communication and speech problems. Currently sharing a small bed with his mother.
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.
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.
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 "bedroom tax" 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.
S. has 2 very small children, not yet in school or nursery. Her partner has left her and she has been unable to go to work and has now lost her job. Her partner has not provided any money for his family since he left. S is suffering from stress due to years of abuse from her step father and she has to face a court hearing. With help from a social worker she is applying for benefits but needs help in the meantime.
'P' is a single lady and has lived in North Yorkshire all her life;she has no family support. 'P' would like a pair of spectacles for her dyslexia,she has mental health issues, bipolar disorder and mild learning difficulties.Citizens Advice are offering support with managing her debts and finances.'P' struggles with literacy and having the correct spectacles would aid with her dyslexia, and hopefully help to stop her making the wrong decisions.Any donations will benefit 'Ps health and well-being
H has been visiting next of kin who has been in hospital in Hull for many weeks and is likely to be there much longer undergoing serious brain surgery with more pending and a long recovery. H is unable to work for the foreseeable future and had no money coming in. Travel is expensive so visits have to be limited. H is asking if you can help with the cost of travel this will enable her to visit and give much needed support and reassurance Any help will be very gratefully received. Thank you
Sam is a European worker with only basic English. He has difficulty with official forms, with the result that he has to pay back some housing benefit.. He has also been exploited by his employer on a zero-hours contract. Sam has debts which he can't clear and can't afford to feed his wife and children properly. He is now receiving advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau, and a Debt Relief Order is an essential first step to make ends meet. He would be very grateful for help with the fee.
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.
G already has arrears of his fuel pre payment meter of £40, and is working with our local CAB worker on a number of other issues. This payment will allow him to clear this fuel debt and "get ahead" of himself for a while.
A lost his step son to a mistaken identity murder. This has placed extreme stress on the whole family.The trial took 3 years and now the family are trying to build their lives again. The pressure led his finances and those of his wife to spiral out of control. He is unable to work due to ill health. A DRO would give him a 'light at the end of a tunnel'.
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.
D has a husband and two sons. She is off work sick with no pay waiting for an operation and her husband has a low paid job and this is a difficult time for them financially. They have an old and uncomfortable bed and D finds it difficult to sleep well. They would be very grateful for money to buy a new or second hand double bed and mattress.
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.
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.
Ben got stressed in his management job and became alcoholic. With support he's now dry and starting again. A new job is on offer, but he needs smart clothes and shoes without holes. Ben has been neglecting himself and has also lost weight as he hasn't had proper meals for some time. Citizens Advice Bureau thinks that he will make a go of the job but needs some money to get tidied up and help with food till his first pay packet. Ben would be very glad of help.
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.
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.