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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.