KO is an ex-offender who has been homeless and now has his own home. He has been donated a bed and other items but does not have a washer. He is autistic and has other mental health problems
A young man in Middlesbrough is moving into his own flat with support from our service as this is his first tenancy. He is struggling to purchase household items and we would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him to purchase a couch, bedding and towels. This is a fresh start and the young man is determined to succeed.
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.
D has long term mental health issues and receives ESA. Her income was greatly reduced suddenly last year due to the benefit cap. She was unable to afford her rent, but luckily her local MP got involved and she was rehoused to somewhere more affordable. She needs a washing machine for her new flat as she struggles to get to the launderette due to arthritis in her knees. Your donation would be a real blessing to her.
P is a disabled man who badly needs to replace his mattress as his current one is falling apart. He is on a disability benefit and due to his disabilities he needs to spend a lot of time in bed.
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
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.
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.
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.
Please can you help this lady who took on the tenancy of a nearby furnished flat to nurse her terminally ill mother until she died in April last year. She continued to live there but became very unwell with severe depression. She has moved in with her daughter and grandson and is making progress. Both are on benefits. She has been sleeping on the floor but a good mattress has been donated today. A base for it would complement it wonderfully and aid her recovery with a good night's sleep.
This single young man, previously homeless has now been found a flat.He is working with Adaction to overcome his addiction and is on benefits. He is in need of a wardrobe and carpet as his flat has very little in it. He is trying to turn his life around and with your help it will encourage him and provide him with what he needs.
"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?
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.
For a family working with our debt counselling service. They lost their home and have had to start afresh with literally nothing. We have managed to source many things for them from within the church, but they still need some shelves and a toddler bed.
For a single Mum in very difficult circumstances who is working with our debt counselling service
G is a pensioner who lives alone and has no family nearby. She has recently moved to her current address as her arthritis is causing her difficulties. Also her arthritis is made worse by the fact her bed is old and damp and urgently needs replacing. G cannot afford to do this herself - in fact she is needing to use the local community larder in order to feed herself.
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.
This gentleman suffers from vascular dementia and has recently had his right leg amputated due to knee problems. He is currently in hospital awaiting discharge but the state of his home has been assessed during this time and it has been noted that he doesn't have a working fridge. He cannot afford to purchase one from his Employment and Support Allowance, so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
A lady just moved ,with her four children, into a new house, which is empty. She wishes to make her request if possible as she needs to buy some basic household items and clothes for her children to make fresh start. She is not receiving any kind of benefit from anywhere. She is totally relying on the support of some of her friends. Being unemployed and new to this city unable to afford to buy the necessary items for her house.
IW suffers from ill health and is living on sickness benefits. His wife ided 3 years ago from a brain tumour. His washer is broken beyond repair and he is struggling to wash by hand.
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.
'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.
This lady has four of her 8 children living with her, she was about to lose her home but Christians Against Poverty went to court with her and she is now able to stay in her home. She has been through a very difficult time, and has also been suffering poor health. She needs quite a lot of things, but the priority is a cooker. Being able to cook food properly will help her improve her health.
This lone parent suffers from a personality disorder, anxiety and OCD so is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance in addition to her child related benefits. She is moving into her first tenancy after an unstable few years so has no items of furniture or appliances. She is in urgent need of a bed for her daughter but cannot afford to purchase one, so I am hoping that you can help
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.
'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.
'K' works very hard but is on a zero hour contract. It takes 2 weeks to get enough money for rent and another 2 weeks for gas, electric, council tax, bus fares. The little money left over goes on food for her family. She is trying hard to bring her children up with the right work ethics but finding it hard. Her health is starting to suffer due to the situation. Thanks for considering
C is a young lady who has been in supported housing and has now been offered accommodation of her own. She is on working as an apprentice at a local hospital but doesn't have much of a wage. She needs a bed base for her new flat.
This lady has been in a dangerous and abusive situation. We are working with the police to rehouse her and the three children in a safe house. Currently there are no floor coverings in the safe house and the lady would like some help as it is adding to the cold and with three young children, and it will help make it safer for them as well.
This is a new family whos world was torn apart 9 days after baby son was born and mum had 2 blood clots to the brain. Dad and baby moved into a Hope into Action home to get church support, where they have been for the past 9 months. Today they have been offered a new council adapted flat and the chance to take the next step closer to being back together under one roof. Sadly dad was made redundant last month and there is no spare cash so furniture sourced via free cycle. Need £140 for cooker
Rebecca is a single mum with 2 children they recently had a house fire resulting in the loss of furniture and white goods. Rebecca is desperately trying to refurnish her home on limited finances and would appreciate any support offered