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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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