V is currently residing in supported accommodation, he has a daughter who currently resides with the mother in Weston-super-Mare. V is aloud regular contact with his daughter and is able to have her stay with him in the school holidays. Where V is currently living he is not aloud to have his daughter visit or stay which is impacting his mental well-being. He has found private rented accommodation but requires funds to help pay for the rent in advance to enable him to have his daughter stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.