This lady is a lone parent of two boys, aged 10 and 8. She was working as a cleaner in a supermarket, however she has recently had a breakdown and is suffering from anxiety and depression. She is dependant on Universal Credit. The laminated flooring in her main living area is starting to lift and is becoming dangerous for her two boys. It is also very cold and draughty. She would love to make her tenancy warm and safe for her children by putting a carpet down on the floor. Please could you help?
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J has autism and receives a lot of support from social services to live in the community. She finds it very difficult to manage her finances and has recently struggled with her utility company as she is unable to provide them with regular meter readings. She is really keen for them to change it to a smart meter but they cannot gain access to the cupboard due to a faulty lock on the door. J can't afford to get this repaired and is becoming increasingly stressed by the company's demands for readings.
B has just been moved into permanent accommodation having been relocated several times. Her Council Flat has only a cooker, a fridge and a mattress. B is currently eating on the floor and she would be blessed with a small table and chairs and some storage cupboards to keep some of her belongings off of the floor. She does not have any curtains and would really appreciate privacy. Please could you help her?
A Sri Lankan family wish to renew the visas of the parents and a large part of the cost has already been raised from a Jesuit charity, however there is still some way to go to complete this undertaking. Your donations would help the family to reach the finish line, so that this couple can renew their visas. They have very limited income and your help would be very much appreciated.
J is a young dad who is currently experiencing poor mental health.This is resulting in suicidal ideologies and self-harm. J has identified that exercise supports him to not self-harm. We discussed getting him a bike. J agreed with this, saying that when he previously had a bike this helped. It also helped him to get around to spend time with friends and to get to work. J is currently on sick leave from work due to his poor mental health but would like to begin again as soon as possible. Please could you support him in buying a push bike?
B is a lone parent with 4 children. She is on Universal Credit and is a carer to her son who is currently on a reduced school time table. B has recently left a relationship where she suffered domestic violence, and is shortly moving into a council property. However, the council have stripped all the flooring in the whole house and B needs to recarpet every room to make it safe and warm for her family. We have already secured £400 from a different source to support this family with the flooring they need, so if you are able to help with this request then there will be enough for the family to get the most important parts of the house sorted out.
C is a 60 year old woman with mobility issues. She is unable to work due to these issues and is reliant on her disability benefits to live. Sadly, C has fallen into debt due to her limited income. In seeking debt advice, she has been recommended to apply for a Debt Relief Order, but cannot afford the fee. Please could you help her afford this so she can address her debts and have a fresh start? Thank you.
K and C are a married couple who have been working with Christian's Against Poverty to address their debt problems. The debts have come about because K had to take early retirement from a self employed manual role because of a work injury. This has caused a long ongoing case with the DWP with regards to C's claim for Universal Credit. These issues have meant that the couple are now in debt and a Debt Relief Order will allow them to become debt free and concentrate on trying to get onto a sound financial footing for the future. Your support to pay for some of the Debt Relief Order will be such an encouragement to K and C.
Mr K has recently been moved into his first permanent property after being at the homeless shelter for some time. He has extremely poor mental health and has been rejected for the correct level of benefits for some time, we are assisting him with this but he currently has no place to store food. He has recently started contact again with his children now that his health is managed and he is desperate for a fridge to store food and allow him to budget and plan meals for the children. Please can you help?
Mr D has been through a really hard time. He recently lost all his work due to the pandemic and ended up in a bad place. After building up debts, he attempted to take his own life due to the pressure becoming too much. He was in hospital for some time, during which, his landlord disposed of all of his possessions putting him in further financial hardship. He was offered a new property and has been trying to restart his life, however the new property does not have flooring. He would so appreciate your support to top up his current funds for flooring and afford the quote he has been given.
R is a lady in her 60's suffering with poor physical and mental health. She is living in poverty and surviving a bereavement. She needs assistance in clearing her house of many items she has inherited and has no need or room for. She feels overwhelmed by her living conditions, which contribute to poor mental health. Several folk have offered to help 'declutter' and a skip would really aid this process. Once her house is in better order, she feels she will be able to tackle some other tricky issuses in her life. Thanks.
K is working with Christians Against Poverty. K struggles with her mental health and depression and is currently unable to work. K has large debts with her electricity company as the temporary accomodation she is currently housed in and is contracted with a very expensive electric company. She is trapped as she has very limited income. K has come a long way with support from a local church and is now doing some courses to try to get herself ready for work. Please could you support K with a Debt Relief Order?
We have supported a young lady in purchasing carpets. She is expecting a baby in a few weeks time. Her partner is seeking work and attending a job club. They have been provided with a flat but there are no carpets and they cannot afford them on Universal Credit. Their parents are unable to help due to lack of finances. They need a warm and comfortable home, and we want to help by providing carpets, especially for the stairs and landing. It would be much appreciated if you could help with the cost involved.
A young lady who has been visiting our community fridge is concerned as to how she will afford to buy new winter coats for her children. She is 6 months pregnant with her 7th child. Her 6 children are all under 8 years old and she is living solely on Universal Credit. She is a single parent and is struggling. Please could you help?
D has recently been given accommodation but it is sparsely furnished. Having moved multiple times in the past year he has very little to his name and has lost various forms of ID. With very little access to a bank account he has managed to survive thus far. This money could provide him with clothes so he can build confidence and seek work opportunities and also turn his sparse room into more of a home. Your support would make such a difference.
This gentleman has had an incredibly difficult life. In his teens he was the sole carer for his father who suffered from bi-polar disorder. As a release he drifted into drugs and crime and had several spells in prison. He is now receiving support and is volunteering in a charity shop. He suffers with mental health issues and fibromyalgia so needs to be rehoused nearer to his work and support network. He cannot get a new tenancy until he replaces a fire door which was damaged by an intruder. Please could you support him in this new start?
We would so appreciate your help buying a mobile phone for our client. R is a prison leaver and he struggles to read and write and has to ask his mother to help him send and read text messages. A cheap smartphone would allow R to use the voice to text function, which will allow him some independence.
This gentleman, I, was sofa surfing for four years, and has been working with support services for the past year to help him with multiple and complex needs. He has just agreed his first tenancy, but it is unfurnished and he has now furniture. A cooker would mean that he could cook for himself and would give him a real boost in starting his tenancy.
K is a single mum to a new born baby and has been moved from place to place, with no stable place to call home. She has now been offered a place for them both, but as she struggles to make ends meet, living solely on Universal Credit, she has no money to furnish the house. A cooker is so important for K and we would really appreciate your support in purchasing one.
This lady is a single mum with 2 children and her benefits have recently been changed from Income Support to Universal Credit. She is finding it hard to manage due to the changeover and receiving less money. Her cooker has now broken and she is struggling to give her boys healthy meals. She has no means of saving for a new cooker, please could you help?
A single mum with a 15 year old son has been coming to the food bank for help for some time. She has mentioned to us that she is not able to afford uniforms for her son. She is working through financial problems with our Community Money Advice team but she is unemployed and suffers from Fibro-myalgia which affects her health. Your support to buy school uniform would make such a difference to this family.
Mr A is a refugee from Syria and has been struggling since he arrived in the UK. Unfortunately, as he doesn't have 'right to remain', he has been refused most charity grants and he is currently sleeping on 2 quilts on the floor with no bed as the mattress he was supplied with was broken and caused him injuries. He started at college and has been practicing English with us; he is an incredibly lovely young man who has fallen on hard times with no support. Please could you help?
Mr A is a refugee from Syria and he has been struggling since he has arrived. Unfortunately, as he doesn't have right to remain he has been refused most charity grants. Currently at the property, he has no storage for clothes and he really wants to be able to present himself well at college. As the property is quite small he needs that extra room, can you please help with some storage for him?
R has been recommended acupuncture by one of the therapeutic leads at our charity for managing physical symptoms of the complex trauma she has experienced. She is currently very financially stretched so will be unable to access this without external support. Please could you support R in her recovery?
Our client is a mother of a 4-year old and has just had her second child. Mum is an asylum seeker and modern slavery survivor. She would like to have a Smart TV for her eldest child, to keep them occupied as she tends to the baby and juggles two children on her own. Mum is worried about the limited time that she could spend with her eldest and a Smart TV will allow her access to lots of forms of entertainment. It would also allow Mum something to do in the evenings, instead of being in her own thoughts. Your support to buy the TV would make such a difference to this family.
This single man has suffered from physical health problems all his life and has recently bacome quite depressed and lethargic. He is living in a small council house which he has never decorated. It is very dingy and he has agreed to let his sister help him to decorate it. He is struggling to afford the paint and brushes etc. His sister is hopeful that the help and the home improvement might lift his mood. Your help would be so appreciated.
This family have recently moved from Nigeria to the UK. D & his wife have three kids. They currently live in a rented flat, sleep on matresses on the floor & have very little furniture. The couple are in their late 30’s & are trying to gain employment so they can be self sufficient although have some part time hours in the care profession. They regularly attend church & walk three miles each week as a family to get there. The use of a washer for the family would be an enormous benefit.
A is a single female who fled domestic violence and gone through lots of temporary accommodation over the last 3 years, before getting her own bungalow 9 months ago. She had a second hand washing machine which has now broken and is spending £11 a time at the launderette. She has managed to save some money for a new washing machine and with help can afford to buy herself a new one. She is doing well with her recovery and engages with services to ensure she stays safe. Please could you support A?
KJ is in supported accommodation due to her mental health. She would greatly appreciate a TV as she suffers from anxiety and the days are long sitting in her room, especially when she's too scared to go out. Whilst she is in this fragile state of mind it would be beneficial for her to have something to occupy her. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Client who is a pensioner has been left short of money due to an horrific attack on himself and his 11 month old puppy. The puppy received emergency life saving surgery at a cost of £788.03. The puppy is in recovery, client would be very grateful for any help towards paying the vet bill. The client's family and friends have managed to fund raise £639.00 towards this. Please could you help with the final £150?
This lovely lady is suffering from PTSD associated with a motoring accident on her way to work. She is fearful of her bills and has allowed an arrears to build up. We would like to help her pay her bills so that she can focus on her counselling without the additional worries of debt and the feelings of shame and failure that come with it.
This gentlemen is applying for a biometric residency card which proves his settled status in the UK and allows him to travel in and out of the country. He has suffered a stroke and has been unable to work. He is currently working with Christians Against Poverty to resolve his debt issues. Please can you help him to pay for the appointment he needs to get this residency card?
L is a single mum living in rented accommodation currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit, due to long term low income and multiple debts, she has not been able to afford clothes for herself or the kids. All their clothes are now ill fitting and worn out and L is struggling to make them last. She would really appreciate help with the children's clothes for this winter so they have enough to keep warm and enough to last long enough to allow her to get back on track, with the help of Citizens Advice.
We are working with an older woman who has now moved into her own flat after being homeless for over three years. She was involved in illicit employment in a desperate bid to earn income. She has had a really difficult year, her son was murdered in May and has struggled to get back on her feet. This lady doesn't have a washing machine and hasn't been able to wash her clothes for some time. This would really give her a new sense of dignity and would so appreciate your support.
D is a middle aged man with complex medical and mental health issues. His health, and consequently his sleep, are suffering due to an old bed he was given when he was moved into a flat. His physiotherapist has advised a new bed but D only has his weekly Universal Credit benefits to live on and is paying off his debts from this. A good nights sleep would help him to cope with his medical conditions and daily life.
Y is a single parent of 6 children and living on Universal Credit. She is struggling financially and physically in a two bed property. She is on the City Council emergency rehousing list, and hopes to be moved within the next six weeks. She needs to buy an electric cooker and a single bed, but has no spare income. Your donation would be so greatly appreciated in order to help buy a bed. The Church Hub are also supporting the family with food.
C is a single lady who is being housed by the local authority. She is living on benefits and is finding it hard to make ends meet. C is very unwell, she has just come out of hospital and has a long history of domestic abuse and is being supported by her local food bank and really needs a fridge freezer. Your support to help buy C a new fridge freezer would be so appreciated as her new home is completely bare. Thank you.
C is a single lady who is just being housed, living on benefits & is finding it hard to make ends meet. C is very unwell, she has just come out of hospital and has a long history of domestic abuse. She is being supported by her local food bank but does not have a cooker and would so appreciate your support to buy one, so she is able to cook substantial meals for herself.
My client has been under severe pressure from creditors and enforcement agents, which has made his life difficult. He now is now debt free, so the pressure is easing but it has taken its toll on his health. His cooker has broken beyond repair and he is looking after his young grandson as well. He would so appreciate your support with purchasing a new cooker.
This older, single, unemployed chap lost everything when his marriage broke down, including access to his children. He became very depressed and faced large debts. He is receiving guidance for his debts but he has very little money to live on. He is turning his life around but finds it hard to cope when things go wrong for him. His old freezer broke down and as he cooks in bulk for himself and freezes meals for the week. He would so appreciate your support to buy a new freezer so he can continue budgeting and cooking good meals for himself.
S is a single mum with a 7 month old baby. She was recently made homeless because of her partner's drug abuse. She has managed to get a flat from the council but long way from her friends and family and support network. S had started driving lessons but had to stop due to lack of funds. She would love to continue learning to drive as this will make her life a lot easier in the long run. Please could you help her pay for driving lessons?
S is a single mum who has college fees debt which needs cleared in order to release her qualifications certificate. She accumulated the debt through changes in her circumstances and dealing with family bereavement. She needs her certificate in order to apply for jobs in her chosen career, which she is particularly desperate for as she is currently looking for work in order to support her four children. Your help would make such a difference.
R is having problems with benefit payments and currently has no income. It will take 5 weeks for her next payment to come through. She is a single mum to three young boys and is getting help from the local foodbank, Her gas and electric meter is just about to run out of credit. She urgently needs to top this up. She is struggling emotionally to cope and would so appreciate your help. Please could you support this struggling mother?
Z has been in foster care most of her life and, now a young lady, has to leave and set out on her own. She is being supported into her new flat and has done really well but has not got enough funds to buy an electric cooker. When we told her we were asking you all for help she was so so grateful. We hope you can donate to help Z make her new home.
C is a single Mum whose daughter has specialist nursing needs. The illness restricts C's work chances. She has part-time work, but her income won't cover her outlays because of her daughter's health needs. Her support worker is trying to improve her access to benefits, but in the meantime, C has accumulated debts which she has no prospect of repaying. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only way forward for her, and C would be very grateful for help with the fee.
This lady was released from prison and had nowhere to go as the paperwork had not been completed. She was suffering with poor mental health and struggling to know how to take care of her needs. We would appreciate your support to pay for housing her in temporary accommodation, so that whilst the authoritieis process her information she doesn't end up on the street. We look forward to offering other necessities and preparing to find her more permanent accommodation.
This man has come to the area and has complex mental health issues and bipolar. He is on medication but frequently needs to see a doctor to ensure that the medication is working correctly. He needs temporary accommodation and medical assistance immediately, whilst we plan a way forward for him. He is currently living out of his car and has no immediate support around him. He would be so thankful for your interim support.
T has three children. Their landlord isn’t doing repairs and the windows are whistling in the wind. The house is cold and they are trying to budget to meet the heating costs this winter. T has moved them into one bedroom and closed the other two off. She has obtained heavy thermal curtains for all the doors and has taken excellent measures so far. She has been loading the gas and electric meters throughout the summer from the uplift but secondary glazing on two windows would be so benefiticial to ensure heating efficiency. Please could you help with this expense?
Since the death of her mum, X, who is a single disabled lady, has struggled to cope. In addition to grieving the loss of her mum, X has struggled to cope financially as her mum managed all her finances. Having become overwhelmed with debt, X is now seeking to make a fresh start with the help of Christians Against Poverty. Helping to fund this request would not just fund the necessary first step in fixing her financial problems, but encourage X to take further steps to take better care of herself.
A is a young single mother of two young, children aged 8 and 2. She is currently living off of Universal Credit and has no other savings or means of income. She recently had to replace her washing machine after it broke. Her current tumble dryer is also broken and to use it she had to have the balcony doors open which was not safe for her toddler. Drying laundry is extremely difficult for them and a condensing tumble dryer would make a great difference to their lives.
T's son sadly passed away at the end on 2020. This has devastated her. She's lost her job, attempted suicide and has felt completely hopeless. Her debts have spiralled in the last 12 months, to the point where she can no longer pay them and is insolvent. We're working with T to give her a little hope back - a Debt Relief Order will clear her debts and allow her a financial fresh start. Please help us to help T.
R has been referred to us by the local mental health team: she is struggling terribly with anxiety and depression caused primarily by her debt problems. Her husband is self employed and has been in and out of work because of COVID. They've fallen into debt because they couldn't pay bills (especially council tax) and the enforcement action by 3 separate bailiff companies is causing a great deal of distress. R needs a Debt Relief Order as soon as possible. Can you help?
P's wife is struggling terribly with anxiety and depression caused primarily by the household debt problems. P is self employed and has been in and out of work because of COVID. P and his wife have fallen into debt because they couldn't pay bills (especially council tax) and the enforcement action by 3 separate bailiff companies is causing a great deal of distress. P needs a Debt Relief Order as soon as possible. Can you help?
Our applicant's washing machine has broken down and cannot be repaired. The applicant is on her own with three children and needs a washing machine to ensure that the school uniforms can be laundered so that they are quickly usable. Any help towards this would be really appreciated.
B has struggled for some time now looking after her 4 children with significant mental health struggles as well. Over the years a significant amount of debt has built up which is a great weight on her mind. We now have the opportunity to see this debt dealt with through a Debt Relief Order, which will be a huge step forward for B and her family, enabling her to concentrate on caring for her children as best she can. Thank you for your consideration of this need.
M is seeking a Debt Relief Order but is unable to save the fee due to limited income. M has numerous debts which he cannot afford to repay and needs to resolve the debts as these are affecting his health. A Debt Relief Order would ensure that all of his debts are dealt with and would give him a fresh start and a chance to combat his health issues without the mounting pressure of repaying debt he cannot afford to repay. Any help towards the fee would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.
I have advised R to do a Debt Relief Order to clear his debts, however he can’t afford the £90 fee. He had to stop his work as a gardener due to developing rheumatoid arthritis. He is waiting for Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity benefits and Personal Independence Payment. He is really struggling especially since the removal of the Universal Credit uplift, and a Debt Relief Order is his most viable solution, however he cannot afford the fee. Your assistance with the fee would help R have a future free of debt and it would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
We are supporting our clients to complete a Debt Relief Order to clear their debts. They are in quite a lot of debt which is exacerbating health issues. L is wife's full time carer, and L is full time carer for their autistic daughter. A DRO will help them get back on track with their finances & reduce stress. However, they have advised me they can not afford the DRO fee. Your help towards the fee will ensure the family have a future free from problem debt and lift a huge burden from their shoulders. Thank you.
We are supporting this couple to complete a Debt Relief Order. L has a lot of debt which is exacerbating health issues. L suffers with Mental Health illnesses and her husband cannot work as he is her full time carer and L is a full time carer for their autistic daughter. The Debt Relief Order will help them get back on track with their finances and reduce stress. The couple cannot afford the DRO fees. Any help towards the fee will ensure the family have a future free from problem debt and lift a huge burden from their shoulders.
L got into financial difficulty when husband had to leave work due to recovering from alcohol. L now works full time to support her family but her wage only just covers household expenditure. Her husband is in treatment for alcoholism but L cannot afford to repay the mounting debts. A Debit Relief Order would provide L with a fresh start and lift a huge burden from her shoulders.
M is a single mum with a 4-month-old daughter. She is a refugee from Sierra Leone and she has no family in the UK. She had to leave her flat due to threats of violence from the other tenants. She was placed in an emergency hostel and has now just moved to a 1-bedroom flat with no curtains or carpet. She has spent all of her many on the electricity meter and she can’t afford to purchase basic items. Can you please help M to make her new flat more comfortable and to keep her children warm through the winter?
S was put on furlough at the beginning of the lockdown and was later made redundant. It took her 6 months to find another full-time job, but since then she has been placed on 25 to 27-hours/week instead. She is not earning enough to pay for her essential needs. She depends on the food bank and can’t cover her full rent. She is applying for Universal Credit, but while she waits, she can’t afford to pay for her bus fares to go to work. Please could you help her?
C was brought to London and forced into modern slavery. After years of abuse that left her with dire physical wounds that require surgery and other deep mental scars, she finally managed to flee. She now lives in safe accommodation and is starting to recover. She lives on a small asylum seeker payment and can’t afford fresh nutritious foods appropriate to her needs. Her health is now suffering. A local project can provide her with quality affordable fruit and vegetables for the next four months and your support to pay for this fresh food would make such a difference.
J, a 60 year old man, is unemployed, lives alone and has no family. He has both physical and mental health problems. Because he has trouble walking, he gets out very little and consequently about the only joy he gets is from watching TV. Unfortunately, because he already has some debt and insufficient money to pay for a licence, he needs help towards the cost. If anyone can help bring this man a little happiness, it would be very much appreciated.
This single mum has custody of her sister's two children as well as her own child. She is working but unable to afford more than basic living expenses. The girls need new beds but she is struggling. She says she can use the old single mattresses but needs bed frames and bunk beds would give the girls more space in their room.
L is a single lady with severe depression and other mental health problems. She is on strong medication often leading to blackouts which makes it difficult to leave her home. She is mourning her partner who died suddenly a month ago, and she has been struggling with money and debts. Most recently, the bailiffs called threatening to remove goods from her home. She is living solely on Universal Credit and living a very lonely life. She would be so grateful for any help to pay her TV licence and buy food.
M is a single lady with three children who has been through an abusive relationship. She has been placed in local housing with very little furniture and the property is in real need of decorating throughout. She has carpeting upstairs but downstairs has very old, hard tiles on the floor. She would really like some cheap laminate to make it nicer to look at and easier to keep clean. Some local contacts will support with fitting it and provide appropriate furniture where possible.
This couple speak Farsi only and are isolated with a small baby. As asylum seekers they have no recourse to public funds and are struggling. They were told that they would be moved to more suitable accommodation after the child was born, but this is now not happening. They are sleeping on a broken bed and their sofa is broken and in a poor condition, which makes breast feeding difficult. Please could you help to replace their furniture?
Our client had been four years heroin free, after a 10 year addiction. Unfortunately, he recently relapsed, and in the last week he has been back to the drug addiction support and he has planned his recovery. He really needs our support to give him another chance to start again. He has managed 2 weeks clean and is determined to recover again. He is struggling with his finances as he has excessive debts. He needs support in paying the arrears for his gas bill and his clothes are very old and tatty, so new clothes would make a real difference. Anything spare will help him to pay for fresh food as he has such limited finances.
This man is an alcoholic and has felt that nobody cares about him. Through our interaction we have been able to welcome him back into the community where he is respected. He has had medical concerns which he has addressed with his doctor. Temporary accommodation will give him the stepping stone that he needs to get into permanent accommodation and he would so appreciate your support in the interim.
This young mum of two little girls is really struggling with debt. When her second daughter was born she was made to move out of her father's home and is now paying rent at a level she really can't afford. She has been suffering from post natal depression and was unable to work for some time. She now is managing a part-time job and receiving support from her church's debt relief team but will never be able to pay back all of her debts so this relief order would truly be a blessing. Please could you support with the fee?
This young lady lost her employment at the begining of the year due to ill health. This has meant that she was no longer able to pay back on her debts. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty in order to deal with this stressful situation. She needs to have a Debt Relief Order but really cannot afford the fee on the benefits she is able to receive at the moment so help with this will make so much difference to her life. Thank you.
This young person has had such a traumatic year. Due to a violent relationship her child was removed and she was placed in supported accommodation. She has been doing really well in setting up a new life for herself and a removal van would enable her to get her belongings and set up a new home. Please could you support this young woman in securing a removal van?
S has fled domestic abuse. She suffers with very poor mental health and has PTSD due to the abuse that she experienced. She has also been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and is trying to start again in a new property. She has managed to source some items but has no bedding currently and is getting cold she is getting at night. She is currently using her bed as a place to sit so stays in bed all day which isn't helping. Please could you help?
L is a single Mum with 2 children aged 15 and 6. She separated from her husband 6 years ago. She works as a school dinner lady but she suffers from osteoarthritis and this is extremely painful for her at the moment and she has been on sick leave. Sadly, she is overdrawn on her bank account and she is very anxious about how she is going to cope and make sure that her children have enough to eat. Help with her shopping bill would really mean a great deal to her. Please support her if you can.
M has had a tough year. His long term relationship broke down leaving him in debt as he was guarantor for his partner's payday loans. He ruptured his cruciate ligament and was unable to work for months. He then had a leak from his bathroom which brought part of the living room ceiling down. All this has left him very down. He is back to work and getting help with the debt but he needs help to get the ceiling repaired and replastered which would really help his mental health. Please could you support M?
A young mother is in need of a new cooker. Her old one was secondhand and, although it has lasted her for three years, it has recently broken. Mum has a 2 year old daughter and had started preparing proper food for them both, but is struggling to do this without a cooker. She is living solely on Universal Credit and cannot afford a new cooker, but would so appreciate your support. Thank you.
Please could you support this young mother of 4 children? Mum is trying to imrpove their home conditions and is working hard on establishing a routine for the children, including having them eat together at the table. The family are living on benefits and cannot afford to purchase a new table. Your support would be so appreciated.
P has been referred from a Domestic Abuse Agency. She is recently on her own with 2 small children with debt incurred from the relationship. She has a laptop which the previous partner broke before he left. It needs a new screen, and she has been quoted repair for £80, but does not have the funds. She needs the laptop to complete a “freedom from violence and abuse” course with the agency and also to access her Universal Credit and housing account. Please could you support P to repair her laptop?
R has been struggling with a health condition for over 18 months and has been waiting for a hospital appointment. He now has a treatment plan at hospital and must attend twice a week for 10 weeks. This is 2 buses each way for each appointment. R has previously been able to utilise a free pass due to his mental health but with covid, a renewal of this is delayed. He would not be able to pay to attend the appointments each week along with other expenses. If we are able to support her to cover the cost of transport this would be such a blessing to R.
R has been released from prison after 2 years with only one set of clothes and no address to go to. He became a Christian during this sentence and is working with a Christian support organisation to make a fresh start. He needs basic clothing, including a coat and also needs a phone to stay in contact with housing agencies. A week's travel pass will really help him get to appointments as he is sofa surfing until he can get an address. Please could you support R?
We would like to support our client with fitting two doors in their property. The client has a son who has severe autism and the family find it difficult to cope as they cannot let their son out their sight. The family currently have baby gates on their doors but the child is now tall enough to climb over these. The family would like to fit new doors so the child is not put in any danger, such as when cooking in the kitchen, or climbing upstairs unattended.
The applicant has recently made a Debt Relief Order application. She lost her job following a breakdown which was a result of her son trying to commit suicide last year. The applicant is currently not working and is suffering both financially and mentally. She now needs a new cooker and any help would greatly be appreciated.
This person is an Afghan refugee, forced to flee due to being of the Hazara ethnic minority persecuted by the Taliban. Having left everything behind, they are trying to start a new life in the UK. They are not allowed to work and, as they are only receiving £8 per week from the Home Office, they struggle to afford basic items such as phone credit. They would really benefit from this money for data and calls so they may keep in contact with family, attend online English classes and make appointments.
B has recently left her marital home after many years of emotional abuse. She has been offered a council property and is working to rebuild her life. B has disabilities and poor mobility and is unable to walk far and so has a mobility scooter. Her new property has no storage for the scooter and we are hoping to support B to be able to purchase some storage, allowing B to have every day access to it and maintain her independence.
This woman was forced to flee her country heavily pregnant, having to give birth en route in a jungle. She is happy to be safe in the UK and wants to rebuild her life here. Although she never had opportunities for education in her childhood, she now has big dreams and wants to become a community care solicitor to defend homeless women who have been wronged. Her first step is attending college to become fluent in English. A laptop would be an amazing help to this woman so she can study
In 2014 H arrived in the UK alone, soon becoming homeless when he was unable to find secure work. He finally moved into a part furnished studio flat in August 2021. Between bills, council tax and food, H cannot afford furniture for himself with his benefits. He hopes to purchase a dining table and chairs so that he can cook for friends now that restrictions have lifted. The dining table and four chairs costs £140 from Argos, plus £5 for delivery. Please could you support H?
P has had a change in employment circumstances, which has meant that she has had to go onto Universal Credit, but will not receive any money for another few weeks, which means that she is now left in rent arrears and in need of basics such as cleaning products, that she is unable to afford. This money will be able to get her back on track without falling into further debt, while she adjusts to her change in circumstances.
L is currently working hard with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her debts. She works in the hospitality industry and is on a very low income. CAP have advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order which would enable her to become debt free. L simply cannot afford the £90 fee. She struggles with anxiety and it would be great if we could help her find this amount so that her situation can be changed and she can make a new start.
P is a single man with mental health issues living in a rural area. He needs to buy a pushbike for physical health reasons and to help him move forward mentally, travel to support services and hopefully volunteer or work in the future. For months he has managed to save £40 out of his savings but it seems impossible for him to save any more as expenses on heating are increasing. Please would you consider helping him with his final hurdle for this? It will really be life changing for him.
P is a single man who is partially sighted and suffers with ill health and depression. He is unemployed and on benefits, struggling to make ends meet and is being supported by his local foodbank. P really needs help to buy a month's bus pass while support services try to obtain a disability bus pass through his doctors, although they have refused so far. Any help that you could give P to get this bus pass would be very much appreciated as he has appointments that he cannot get to. Thank you.
S is struggling with low income and poor mental health. She wants to go back to work but due to her recent mental health deterioration she has not been able to. She has been working hard with Christians Against Poverty to resolve her debts and her only option is a Debt Relief Order, which she does not have the money to pay for. The fee enabling her to go debt free will make such a difference and give S a fresh start without the stress of finances.
This young man in desperate need of help. He is living in a derelict flat at the moment with no proper tenancy. Because he has a roof over his head, the local council are not prioritising his case. He is struggling to eat, and has a number of dietary needs that mean that the food bank cannot help. He has no means of cooking and he would so appreiciate a food blender so that he can prepare soups, and once he has his electric back on he can start to eat warm food again.
N is a single guy who is very poorly but as his illness is intermittent he receieves no Personal Independence Payment benefits. He has some debts that have arisen and, with no means of paying them off from his own income, his best option is a Debt Relief Order to clear his debts. Please consider helping him so he can be debt free and move forward with his life.
We are working with a young man who is struggling to budget at the moment due to deductions from his Universal Credit. His accommodation is also proving expensive with very little kitchen access to cook meals. He said he would benefit from a slow cooker, so he could cook food which would last him a few days. He is currently very anxious about his financial situation and is worried that he is going to be unable to keep up the cost of the food he is having to buy as ready meals or take out food.
S has been unwell and her business has suffered as a result. She has been trying to save for a Debt Relief Order to sort her debts out, many of which were coercive by her partner. She was going to pay some of the DRO fee, but last week her partner kicked her out and has left her homeless. Things are so traumatic for her and I would love to be able to help her get the rest of this fee together so that one of the barriers to her mental health is lifted and she can get sorted again. It would be so benefiical for S to have a fresh start away from her controlling partner. Please could you help?
K has fled domestic violence: her ex-partner was very violent and an addict who financially, emotionally and pyshically abused her. She is being pursued for debts she knows nothing about. It has taken her weeks, but she has finally plucked up the courage to ask for help, her embarrassment and shame stopped her from asking for help. K needs a Debt Relief Order - it will set her free from debt and give her hope for the future. Please could you help?
We have been working with a 27 year old male. Before the pandemic hit, he was working and lived with his wife and children but since the pandemic hit, he lost work and his relationship ended and he ended up homeless. He is now in the process of rebuilding his life but really needs a bike so he can visit his children. They are suffering with life limiting conditions so it is so important for Dad to spend time with them. He is also discovering his faith too and currently doing the alpha course though our church, a bike will allow him to get to the sessions easily.
We have a wonderful family who need some support in purchasing essential items for a child with autism. Mum has 3 young children and is extremely isolated. Her 4 year old daughter has non-verbal autism, which has made parenting very challenging. The family are in need of the following items to help her well-being: sleepsuits, waterproof mattress protectors, bedding, ear defenders and sensory play items. Are you able to help us purchase items for this little girl?
K has two small children under the age of 3 and has been really struggling to make ends meet. K is solely reliant on benefits and her debts have now become unmanageable. K reached out to Christians Against Poverty is engaging fully. A Debt Relief Order is needed to enable her to make a fresh start. K obviously wants the best for her girls and being in debt has taken a toll on her, she knows that becoming debt free and learning new ways to manage her money is a positive step forward.
Ms S and her daughter have moved in to a new home. Her daughter has very severe learning disabilities and autism. Her daughter is 23 and Ms S is her main carer. They are struggling for pots and pans and cooking equipment. Ms S cooks her meals from scratch as her daughter will only eat certain thing with certain ingredients. Having a lack of pans at the moment is worrying the family that she is going to struggle to cook these meals without them.
S and his partner have been homeless due to family breakdown but have just been offered a flat. They have no access to additional income. S suffers from depression and has had alcohol issues. They have been living in a hostel, engaging well with staff to learn how to manage money, cook, clean and look after themselves. Support staff are confident they can live safe, productive lives. One basic item desperately needed is a cooker to produce warm, nutritious food. This will make them feel so much better.
A 46 year old lady asylum seeker from Ethiopia, living alone and attending Open Doors Charity in Hull would so appreciate your support to buy a new mobile phone as her present phone is damaged. She receives a weekly allowance of £37. She is not permitted to seek paid employment and she misses her family in Ethiopia and would very much like to hear from them. She is unable to purchase a phone from her allowance and would be very grateful for any help offered.
A 22 year old migrant from Albania would so appreciate support to buy an Android Tablet. She has enrolled for an English course in a local education centre in Hull. She has to submit work online and finds it hard to keep up with the course without any means for buying a tablet on her own. She receives £36 weekly for essential items. She is not permitted to work and she would be so grateful for any help received.
A 32 year old asylum seeker from Iraq, living in Hull with her children and attending Open Doors charity would be so grateful for financial assistance to buy a mobile phone. She is not permitted to work and she is unable to save enough money from her weekly allowance to buy a new phone on her own. She would very much like to keep in touch with her family in Iraq and would be very grateful for any help offered.
ThIs lady is really struggling. She lost her mum to suicide and her son has attempted to take his life recently while her younger daughter is significantly self harming. She has declared herself bankrupt and is in receipt of benefits however due to timescales British Gas have sent two huge bills and are threatening to cut off supply. She is clearly struggling and has no means of buying her children Christmas presents. Please could you help?
This gentleman has recently discovered he has a daughter who he is now caring for full time since her mother passed away. He has always managed his money well, however this year is going to be difficult because he's struggling financially. He needs some money towards buying his daughter a Christmas present. He would also like to buy new rugs for their home, to keep the house warm this winter. This money will really help this family of two have a brilliant first Christmas together.
M has been struggling with her health, with her employment being terminated following sickness. Despite this she has tried to continue to work. She has teenage children and no partner; there is little scope to increase her income. We have worked with her to stabilise her monthly finances but believe a debt relief order to free her from historic debts would help her greatly. Reliving her anxiety and depression would allow her to focus on her physical health and the forthcoming treatment.
M, his wife and four children have been placed in the NE as asylum seekers. Their income is severely limited but a local shop owner will provide fresh fruit and veg, rice and chicken for the next 3 months. They will be able to get milk and bread through vouchers, toiletries through charities, but their diet would be severely limited without this man’s support and generosity. Could you help with this cost?
T is a single dad of 3 young children. They recently moved into their permanent home and T had to use his savings for that move and resettlement. The kids are young and still excited that Christmas is coming. Christmas food will be provided and they have a tree and decorations but there is no money for presents. This money will enable dad to buy gifts and fill stockings at his local charity shop for all 3 children. Could you help him raise this money & have a blessed first Christmas in their new home?
P is a single parent with a low income. She is eager to get back to work. She has been volunteering in local Forest Schools. She now has the experience to apply for classroom teaching assistant posts. She must have the enhanced DBS check (formally the criminal record check) in order to work with children. Can you help her with the £45 fee so that she doesn't go into debt? Thank you.
Safe Families are supporting a mum in Cumbria who is under a court order for the next 3 years requiring her to keep her house and garden in good order or be evicted. She has a sofa which she needs to removed from the property within the next 6 weeks. Your support towards the removal of the sofa will be a weight off mum’s mind and a further step towards keeping her home for her family.
This client has been the subject of abusive behaviour from a former partner and most of her debts are from that relationship. She is trying to work as a barmaid locally but has just discovered that she's pregnant with twins in addition to her 3-year old son so she has to find alternative accommodation soon. She is reliant on the local foodbank and has no assets with which she can afford the Debt Relief Order fee, which will provide great relief from the constant demands from creditors.
Safe Families are supporting a Mum who is having chemotherapy and is struggling to keep on top of housework. Her vacuum cleaner is broken and she is unable to replace it as she is waiting for her reassessed benefits to come through. Your support will help Mum to feel more positive about the house and will give her children a clean area to play in again. She would be so appreciative, thank you so much.
We are working with a client whose recommended route out of debt is to get a Debt Relief Order. The client is a single mum currently trying to get custody back of her son. Several white goods have recently broken in her home and she has very limited income. She is also trying to set up her own cake making business. She does not have the money to source a DRO and we would be so grateful if you could support the payment of this DRO.
Safe Families are supporting a 3 year old boy who has additional needs which make it hard for his family to get out and about with him. The family have been provided with a Maclaren Elite pushchair, which is a specific size to accommodate him as he grows older. The pram unfortunately came without any accessories to make it suitable for use in the rain out and about. Mum is not able to afford these items at present. Your kind support will enable this family to get out together safely.
J would really appreciate financial support to help her to purchase medicine and food following a major operation due to ill health. She has no access to public funds and benefits and is struggling to maintain her living cost following her diagnosis with terminal cancer. Being able to receive support for basic necessities during these cold months will mean a lot. She could also use an electric heater and a thick duvet to keep her warm.
G is a pensioner living on her own. Her fridge freezer has broken down and she needs a replacements, along with a new kettle to allow her to store and cook warm meals during these cold months. G is currently boiling water on the hob. She is unable to buy groceries in bulk as she has no working fridge freezer, which in turn costs her more and with only a pension to rely on for her living cost, G can't seem to budget in buying a replacement fridge freezer and kettle any time soon. Please could you help?
Our Christian's Against Poverty client has worked hard since leaving school in two mental health hospitals, but on zero contract hours. This meant that when she fell pregnant unfortunately, due to the nature of the patients, they wouldn't allow her to work. She has struggled on with Universal Credit but has got into difficulties with some debt. She will be able to go back to work when baby is born but CAP's advice is that she goes through a DRO to make her life easier for now.
A has struggled for many years with her finances due to the mental health issues of her ex-husband. Her husbands mental heath is very severe and he had to be admitted to an institution. A is now alone with her autistic son. She would benefit from a fresh start in form of a debt relief order and therefore we would be so grateful for a donation towards this.
Please help a young single mother of 2 to become debt free. She has had a poor start in life being made to leave home at 16 with little life skills and has spent time homeless sofa surfing at different friend and families houses, as well as being involved in a couple of negative relationships. Please help her to have a fresh start. This will enable her to wipe the slate clean, get into affordable rented accommodation and give her children a better start in life to what she had.
L has two primary-school-aged children. She is having problems with her benefits and her Universal Credit has been stopped. She is working with the DWP to resolve this but at the same time her washing machine has broken down. Her younger child is not toilet trained and her other child has additional needs and can have accidents, so there is a lot of washing to do, and she is currently having to do this by hand in the bath. This is impacting her life a lot as well as her children's school life.
S was in an abusive relationship, where her ex-husband viciously assaulted her giving her a severe head injury and daily seizures. She fled but to a small flat in a dangerous block where she was threatened with a knife. She has now been supported into a safe flat, but is not receiving the correct benefits due to an error. She is working with the DWP to resolve this but it is slow. Her fridge freezer has broken and she isn't always able to shop due to her seizures so is struggling for food.
Having been diagnosed with, Crohn's Disease in childhood, P had a lot of support from both his parents who have since passed away. P has struggled with mental health issues for several years and has found it difficult to cope with day to day life. He has recently taken an overdose, and is now recovering and will be moving to a new flat from temporary accommodation. P is interested in cooking and is desperately in need of a fridge freezer to ensure he has somewhere to store fresh food.
C has Fabry Disease - a life-limiting terminal illness. She has to travel 40-150 miles for hospitals and battling to get patient transport as currently they say she doesn't qualify because it isn't cancer. Whilst this is being sorted she cannot afford to get taxis to the hospitals (mobility issues rule out public transport). A donation of £150 will enable her to get to appointments for 2-3 weeks whilst she continues challenging patient transport and hopefully the battle will be won. Thank you.
This lady struggles with her mental and physical health to the point where she has become housebound and limited in any social interaction. In desperation, she has approached us for help in purchasing a tumble dryer as she is not able to get into her garden to hang washing, and is facing mould inside the house. Please could you help?
P suffers with his mental health. He recently had an episode which lasted over a couple of days and resulted in him being listed as a missing person. During this time he lost his phone which had been a gift. He is currently in hospital but needs his phone so that he can contact friends and family. Any help would be so appreciated.
This young couple with two school age children are struggling to save up for Christmas while covering their normal household bills. The husband, who is self-employed, has been in counselling for PTSD after witnessing the suicide of a neighbour. He is managing to continue in work but on reduced hours but his aspiration is to return to full-time work. Your support to pay for the bills whilst Dad gets back on his feet would be so appreciated.
The single mother was referred to us as the youngest daughter had recently moved to Secondary school. Unfortunately, from early on in the school year the child was bullied by multiple students and has developed anxiety relating to going back to school. After 2 months the decision was made to change schools. This means the mother now has to buy a new uniform as well as sports equipment and other items. This support would relieve the financial burden and help make the move smooth.
B is an ex-soldier who, since leaving the army, has suffered from multiple physical and mental health problems. He receives Universal Credit but has built up debts and is struggling to meet his day to day living costs. His cooker broke down 6 months ago and he has not been able to afford to replace it. At present his microwave is not working either, so his only means of preparing anything hot, is by using hot water from the kettle. Help to buy him a replacement cooker would be a greatly appreciated and would be a real blessing for him.
M is a single mum of 3 children and is struggling to buy school uniform for the children along with the pressure of being in debt with her utility providers, M has faced some benefit sanctions, meaning her income has been reduced significantly, causing more distress in her day to day. M is trying to get by with a part time job, but is unable to go full time because of childcare challenges. Any support towards her immediate living costs would alleviate immense pressure and stress for M.
L is a young, single mum to two small children. She fled domestic abuse and left everything behind to get the children to safety. They have been given a home, but are having to start completely from scratch and survive off benefits. The most important item for them is to get a cooker so mum can cook hot food throughout the winter. Your support would make such a difference.
S has recently been suffering from poor mental health and ignored his credit card bills for months. He has started working with Christians Against Poverty and is ready to face up to the situation; so far he has been so determined and really kept up with paperwork and information. S has a full time job but no heating oil in the tank. Whilst he is making his debt repayments he does not have any spare money to pay for fuel. Your support to purchase heating oil would be so appreciated.
A is in a desperate situation, living in a caravan while awaiting executive housing. Recently, received a speeding fine and her income has lowered due to being unable to work with poor health. She is not managing everything well at all and is in desperate need of some support. Your donations would enable A to clear the fine and put food on the table for her kids, and allow A to look to move forward.
L and her son have finally moved into permanent housing after fleeing domestic violence. In the last seven years they have been moved several times in temporary accommodation which has been a really unsettling and difficult time. Now they have a permanent home they are short of a cooker and could do with your support to help provide one. L has a number of health issues and is unable to work at present and cannot save for a cooker but being able to cook substantial meals would be such an encouragement. Thank you.
R has been in hospital with complex needs following multiple traumas. He is working with health professionals to process those traumas and begin recovery. However, during his hospital stay his mobile phone has been lost and he does not have the funds to replace it. A replacement phone would help him to book and keep appointments, organise his recovery and access emergency support services when needed.
Our tenant has received a larger than expected utility bill following the fuel price increase.He is unable to pay the whole amount without assistance due to the Covid-19 uplift being taken away from his monthly benefit allowance. Any support to ease the stress of this difficult situation faced by our tenant, who already suffers from poor mental health and additional needs, would be greatly appreciated.
Mr P is dependent on benefits and has a number of outstanding debts. He is disabled which makes leaving the house difficult and his elderly father has dementia and has been in respite care, but will shortly return home to live with him again. Mr P is concerned that their fridge has stopped working and the complexity of this situation is leaving Mr P feeling depressed and anxious. A functioning fridge freezer would significantly improve the circumstances and at least making it possible to store food safely for longer.
This gentleman has terminal cancer and is living solely on Universal Credit. He is due to return home very soon after respite in a hospice and is in urgent need of two gas bottles for his heating and cooking, which he is unable to afford. He struggles to make ends meet and these added expenses will be very difficult for him to cover. Your help will be very gratefully received.
L has three young children, she is on benefits and really struggling to make ends meet. L is has debts and she is being supported by her local food bank. Her children really need a bunk bed as they have grown out of their beds but they do not have room for two single beds. Any help you could give L would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Our client is a special guardian for three children and is experiencing financial hardship due to historical council tax debt. She is working towards paying this off but is struggling to balance her money and is finding herself getting into further debt with gas and electric, especially with the increase in energy costs. This young mother is worried about Christmas and has no money due to the debts. Please could you help her to cover the bills and food for a couple o months so she is able to address her debts?
A is a single mother living in rented accommodation currently claiming Employment & Support Allowance, Child Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Personal Independence Payments. In June this year, A started noticing damp coming through the walls, which ruined the floor and lower walls all through the house. Her landlord has just resolved this issue after months of complaints but they would not re-paint or replace the wallpaper in the house leaving her out of pocket. She would so appreciate your help to repair the house before Christmas, so they can enjoy this time together.
T is disabled and has lots of health problems. She has two children, one is 24 years-old and recently injured in a car accident, which has out a real strain onT's time and finances. She needs help with buying a new washing machine as her current one is broken and does not have the money to replace it. Having a new washing machine would be a huge weight off her mind.
J is a single mum to three children. She is struggling with various health issues and is in a lot of pain constantly. She is currently awaiting an operation and is unable to work, receiving help from the local foodbank. She urgently needs help to top up her gas and electric meter as it is due to run out. Your support would help her so much, physically and emotionally.
S is a single mum to three young children. Her partner of 10 years has just kicked her and the children out of the family home. S has been staying with her mum for a few weeks but has now found a new home. She has managed to raise the funds for a deposit but has nothing left to purchase items to furnish her home. S desperately needs a sofa, bed, bedroom furniture, a table and chairs and various other household items. Please could you help this family in need to start over given their difficult situation?
R is a recently-widowed parent. On of her children has very complex needs including downs syndrome, epilepsy, blindness and an inability to walk. R cares for her son full time and her husband’s death has greatly impacted her emotionally and financially. Their marriage was not recognised in the UK which has led to a long court case. R has no storage in her home and her son's occupational therapist has advised that storage would improve both of their wellbeing and mental health.
Miss T is a single mother. We have come into contact with her through Social Services. Her daughter is 14 years old and has a diagnosis of Coffin Lowry Syndrome with associated learning disability. Her siblings also have physical and learning difficulties. Mum has received support from the Norfolk Assistance scheme in the past but no further support is available and they do not have a cooker and are struggling to prepare decent meals. A cooker will be such a help to this family.
C is unhappy and lonely, living on his own without any social support. He suffers from anxiety, panic and stress and can't cope with the demands of daily life. He has a local authority flat but can't hold down a job or manage his finances, which has led him into debt. Fortunately, he has turned to Citizens Advice who are trying to help him and have advised a Debt Relief Order to provide a fresh start. C can't afford the fee and would be very grateful for your help.
L is a single mum starting over with nothing. She is living in poverty since she was evicted and made homeless. She has recently been placed in emergency accommodation with her 5 year old child. She has very limited finances and a lack of basic items. She needs a number of kitchen essentials, including saucepans, frying pans, kettle, a toaster and microwave, as well as bedding and towels. She needs to purchase a bus ticket so her little boy can have contact with his father as they have been placed a bus journey away and her son is missing his dad. Please could you help this family in desperate need?
We are working with a single mother escaping domestic abuse. She has very little means and is struggling with her own mental health and traumatic situation, but gets up every day and goes to work to make ends meet. She has been up-routed and housed further away, meaning travel to work is more expensive. She has had to buy items as the new house was unfurnished, but she needs help with one month bus travel to get her through as she is desperate to not lose her job.
V has recently moved into temporary accommodation after waiting to be housed, for a very long time. She is in desperate need of a cooker to ensure she eats healthily as she is currently using a very old microwave which limits what she can cook and prepare for herself. She also needs toiletries to keep her hygiene up, as she has been living without proper toiletries for a while. V would be so very grateful for any assistance.
S and K are new parents to a baby boy aged 3 months. They have just come home from living in supported accommodation for the first few months of baby’s life but are now ready to start living and parenting independently. They need their carpets replaced in their hallway. In the time they were away their cat urinated on it and the smell will not come out. This family would love to replace the carpet before baby becomes mobile so that he can safely move around the flat and not become unwell. Your help would mean such a lot to this young family.
We are supporting a single Mum of 5 whose 3 bed family home is cramped and making her feel overwhelmed. She has a new born baby and her other children are still very young. Despite trying her best the home conditions are far from ideal and so we want to help make her home safe and comfortable for them all. We are hoping to raise money for a handyman to do some odd jobs, such as putting up shelves and curtain poles. This will make a huge difference to this family.
This is a request for a young mum living with her 7 year old daughter. Times have been hard for this family, and finances are really tight. There is currently nowhere for mum and daughter to store their clothes and everything is currently in plastic bags. If we can buy a chest of drawers, the family will have somewhere to store their clothes, and keep their home uncluttered and a nice environment.
We are working with a single Mum of 3 children. She has no family around her to support her and her youngest child has significant additional needs. She lives in a small house as her children really struggle to move house, but consequently she has very little living space and doesn’t have enough space to dry clothes. She really needs a condenser dryer but can’t afford one. Would you be able to help to make life a bit easier so she can manage?
We have met a single mum who recently moved into a council property with her 2 year old daughter. She has been struggling with her mental health and has struggled to make the house a home. They need some curtains for their bedrooms as they aren’t sleeping well at the moment (one set will be enough for the two windows). We’d love to be able to bless this family with some curtains so they can get a good night’s sleep and be able to feel more able to cope with daily life.
J has moved from sleeping rough into temporary accommodation. Unfortunately, the accommodation is completely unfurnished and there is not a bed. Warming up the Homeless has been able to provide most items but there was no access to a bed, which this gentleman desperately needs. He would be so very grateful to you if you could assist. Thank you very much.
This child is still struggling to cope with a family bereavement, bullying at school and isolation in his own home. He feels confused, sad, lonely and hopeless which at his age is very concerning for his parents and his counsellor. This lad needs further urgent help as he tries to open up to his counsellor. Please could you help to pay for counselling to give him the hope he seeks, and richly deserves? Thank you.
This lady is in a dark place at the moment as her relationships and that of her parents have hit an all-time low. She is seeking professional help as she feels she may do something that might things even worse. Her self-destruction is in question. Can we urgently help this lady? Thank you.
As a teenager he was attacked which left him with phobias and obsessions, in turn, this has affected his whole life and is now interfering with his relationship with his wife and son, whereby he worries about their safety. Having had sessions with his counsellor his panic and anxiety attacks are far more manageable but needs to build his esteem. Can we help him? Thank you.
This lady has gone through a difficult relationship with her husband and has since separated from him. Since the separation, she has endured severe panic attacks which have left her with no self-worth or self-esteem. As she collaborates with her counsellor she needs to open, and this is hard at times. Can we continue to help her? Thank you.
P has recently moved out of supported accommodation into independent accommodation. P suffers will early onset dementia and had very little from having lived in furnished accommodation previously. We have managed to provide him with the majority of furniture, however he is in need of an electric cooker. It would be of great help to P and his carer if there was a cooker to be able to cook healthy meals. Many thanks.
P has recently moved out of supported accommodation into independent accommodation. P suffers will early onset dementia and had very little from having lived in furnished accommodation previously. His new property has no flooring in either the lounge or bedroom which makes it very cold. Please help us to provide carpet for P to ensure he can settle in his new home. Many thanks.
P has recently moved out of supported accommodation into independent accommodation. P suffers will early onset dementia and had very little from having lived in furnished accommodation previously. His new property has no flooring in either the lounge or bedroom which makes it very cold. Please help us to provide carpet for P to ensure he can settle in his new home. Many thanks.
Our client has been advised that the best way out of debt is through a Debt Relief Order. He is living on benefits and has a very tight budget. Currently, he is homeless and sofa surfs with friends and family. His debts occurred through a relationship breakdown which caused a subsequent mental breakdown, which was very difficult for him. He is too unwell to work and a DRO is the best approach to help him out of debt.
Single disabled mum with 4 year old daughter needs desperately to pay off some of her PAYG meter debt as the cold weather approaches. Unable to top up her UC income with a seasonal PT job due to mobility issues. The family has been hit hard by the loss of the £80 pm uplift.
C is 48 and suffers from a number of health issues including anxiety and depression. Recently someone she knows used her bank card to take money from her account. She then got behind on her rent and was threatened with eviction. Her landlord did relent but only after she agreed to pay an extra £100 a month to clear the arrears. To keep her home she is struggling to buy food and keep her electric meter topped up. Your support would mean a great deal to her if you were able to offer a donation.
This vulnerable man with learning difficulties struggles to manage his money. He has lots of debts which affects his mental health. He is in urgent need of a washing machine as his current one has stopped working. He has no spare money to obtain a machine or to pay for a laundrette. Please would you help to buy a refurbished one? This would enable him to feel a bit better about himself.
Ms C has moved from temporary accommodation to a new unfurnished property. She is needing some help to get cooking equipment. She is a single person and due to her moving local authority she is awaiting her first Universal Credit payment after coming off Employment Support Assistance. Ms C suffers with severe anxiety and panic attacks that have stopped her from working for over 10 years. A mini oven will allow her to reduce her food costs as she is currently only buying microwave meals.
S is a recovering addict and wants to turn his life around. He has been clean for seven weeks and refuses to go back to his old ways. He has little to occupy his mind whilst he looks for gainful employment and a TV will take his mind away from further temptation. S will be so grateful if you could be kind enough to assist him in any way. Thank you.
This lady works hard to provide for her 3 children but is still struggling financially. She has supported her husband for a number of years through his serious mental health episodes, but they are now estranged and he is unemployed and offers no financial support. When we spoke to Mum today she was in tears at the fact she is not able to purchase gifts for the children for Christmas. Please could you support Mum in buying gifts for her children?
Please could you help our client, a young Mum, to purchase a new washing machine? She has 2 children under 10 and both children suffer from ADHD which takes up a lot of Mum's time and means the children's clothes get dirty often. Please can we help her to make life easier for her?
Our client is a single mum of 3 children, struggling to survive and pay her bills. Her only income is Universal Credit which only just covers her current bills. She also has some debts that require monthly payments and, whilst she is getting support to pay this, she has very little left at the end of the month. Z would so appreciate some help with purchasing electricity and oil to cover over the Christmas period.
We are working with a young family of 4. Dad is unemployed and the family have had their Universal Credit cut and are struggling financially due to unexpected expenses. The family have recently had to relocate so their diabetic child could be closer to their school and so Mum can be cloer to them whilst she is at school. This has left them with very ltitle left for the end of the year and this family would so appreciate the support to purchase some oil and an electricity top up to cover over the Christmas period.
We are supporting a farming family living on a low income and getting help to deal with some debt. They have recently had their benefits cut due to their autistic adult son's age change, even though he is still very dependent on his parents. The family are struggling to cope financially with low income from farm and Mum's recent ill contributing to difficulties. They would appreciate some help to purchase oil to get them over Christmas.