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.
This young woman, who is the lone parent of a 3 year old and a 1 year old, has just moved into a council tenancy after she was made homeless following a relationship breakdown. She is in receipt of Income Support and child related benefits and would benefit greatly from a washing machine as she struggles to access a laundrette. As she doesn't have the means to buy one, I am hoping that you may be able to help.
C has just moved into a new flat and has very little in the way of furniture etc. He is currently on benefits and is finding it difficult to obtain a sofa, crockery etc. We are trying to support him in this new phase of his life.
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
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.
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.
Help is requested for A who has recently moved into her own rented flat, furnished only with a bed. Having no savings and living only on benefits, she is seeking a grant to equip her apartment with various kitchen items. During the last year, she has lived in several different 'safe houses' having suffered abuse from within her family.
Couple have looked after their nephews, aged 9&7, for 5 years under a special guardianship order (suffered neglect parents). One nephew has special educational needs and he regularly wets the bed and soils himself. Maria suffers from diabetes, back pain and depression. Husband cannot work as he had a heart attack at 42 and acts as Maria’s carer. £120 would be a great help to the family and they would use it to replace Tommy’s mattress, and to buy badly needed carpet and a cooker.
Our client is having to move from a furnished flat to an unfurnished flat and has very little furniture and no spare funds to buy any. She is unable to work due to illness and relies purely on benefits. We would love to be able to help buy a bed, sofa and fridge freezer and any other furniture such as wardrobes and drawers. She will receive a small grant from the local authority, but this will not cover all the items needed, Please could you help make a difference here.
This man and his partner are using a borrowed grill and hot plate because their cooker is unrepairable. They have no money for 3weeks because their benefits are being changed from Employment Support Allowance to Jobseekers Allowance.They have a new baby, 6 weeks old, and are struggling to make ends meet and repay loans.Until June 2016 they were both employed with minimum wages, but were made redundant when the workplace ran out of contracts to fulfil. Please can you help them with cooking facilities?
Jack has a damaged spine following two accidents. He's on job seekers allowance but can't get work and has been refused employment and support allowance. Consequently, his income is in a poor way and he is currently sleeping on a futon which gives no support to his back. Sleep is difficult and it doesn't help his overall health. A firm mattress to go on top of the futon, would be a real boon for Jack and he hopes that the money can be found to help him.
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.
This lady has struggled on a tiny income for years and when she came to CAP we met in her living room which simply has a concrete floor. She has been buying packs of laminate flooring from B&M when she can afford it and it is creeping across the floor very slowly. Due to her asthma she cannot have carpeting. After years of depriving herself of something as basic as a floor it would be wonderful to bless her with a properly laid floor which will last her and bring her such joy.
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.
M lives alone with her 10 year old blind daughter. She has debts and is barely managing household bills. She has been trying without success to be rehoused by the council. Her divan bed became infested with (now dead) mice. Her landlord will reimburse the cost of extermination but that still leaves her with a bed base full of decomposing rodents. She w ants to replace it with a new, or decent second hand, base.
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.
I was contacted by a nurse from the Family Nurse Partnership to see if we could help her client. C spent a year in a local Women's Centre and has recently been placed in semi supported accommodation. There is a mattress in the property but it is filthy and she would really like to buy a replacement before her baby arrives in June. C is in receipt of Income Support and cannot afford to help herself. Would you be able to make a donation and help this young pregnant woman?
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!
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.
This young woman and her partner have just moved into an unfurnished housing association property. She is pregnant and expecting her first child in April, but they are struggling to purchase essential items for their new home from her Income Support and his part-time wages. They are in urgent need of a fridge freezer so they can safely store food items, so I am hoping that you can help.
S is a young man who struggles with mental health problems. Due to being homeless for a while and now being given accommodation, he has nothing apart from the clothes he stands in. He needs a bed.
C has just had a relationship breakdown and had to find alternative accommodation. He has successfully found some shared housing but has only the clothes he stands in. His new job hasn't properly started so he won't be receiving any pay wages yet. He needs a bed & mattress.
S is married with 3 dependent children and has recently lost her care job. Although her husband has a part time job the family has been struggling financially for several months. Now their fridge/freezer has broken which means they cannot shop as economically as they would like. A contribution of £100 towards a new fridge freezer would make a considerable difference.
The client came to us to use our Foodbank and is in need of support as he has just moved into new accomodation. We have been able to help with various items but he desperately needs a cooker and fridge freezer to enable him to cook and store food. This funding would help us to source the right equipment and also arrange delivery of the items.