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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.