G has just moved into his new flat. He has already kindly received some financial support fairly recently to go towards his carpets, which he is absolutely thrilled about. Over the past month, G has been spending a lot of time and care into getting his new flat looking and feeling homely. He put the carpets down himself and he painted and wallpapered himself. He already has a mattress and is in need of a bed frame as the final thing in his flat before it is complete. Can you help with this?
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Miss M lives with 8 year old daughter and is getting Universal Credit. She was moved due to an emergency as there were concerns for her safety. She was witness against a suspect that is due in court. She has been able to get most necessities but she is struggling for wardrobes and drawers. These items will help her make a home and to start again.
We met a young chap a few months ago who had been on and off rough sleeping for a long time - we put him in emergency accommodation and since then we have managed to rehouse him in secure accommodation. We have helped him with his status application, he was a heroin user, we have helped him get back on his script and come away from heroin. In the meantime he has been quite down with nothing to do as he has no benefits. We want to buy him a TV to bless him as this will be a huge benefit to him.
We have been supporting a gentleman from Slovakia who has been immensely involved as a victim of human trafficking and exploitation since he came to the UK 10 years ago. We have helped him to come out of this lifestyle by putting things in place. He currently lives in a dingy flat with no internet or television. He has recently been tested positive for Covid-19 so is isolating. We want to purchase him a TV to help him get through this period of self isolation.
Our client is a vulnerable lady who we have been helping, we have helped her to get back on her feet, she now has settled status and has starting earning benefits. We have moved her out of temporary accommodation and she now has her own flat for the first time in a very long time since being in the UK. There were no carpets in the flat - we have put some carpets in the lounge and bedroom - but the stairs were steep and needed doing badly. Our client needs support to pay for this work.
M is a single mum of one child, she has been living with friend since she got her status. Now she has been placed in a temporary accommodation which is missing some furniture. She is receiving benefits and will not be able to afford the cost of the furniture. Many thanks for your help in advance.
This lady is looking to increase her skills so that she can manage her daughter who has suffered severe trauma and therefore can be aggressive and violent at times. It's a very difficult time for this lady due to a bereavement of her partner, the child's father. They are moving to a new part of country and have very little income. The training pass will be help her to gain knowledge and strategies to support her daughter.
H has spent a long time living in hostels. She has suffered from depression and anxiety. Recently she managed to make the leap from hostels to independent living by getting a flat for herself. The flat was unfurnished, and being on employment support allowance she has found it difficult to get white goods, especially since she ended up in hospital for an emergency operation. She has scrimped and saved for a number of items, but a washing machine would complete her flat and she can't afford that.
G has fled a violent relationship, along with her children. She has a new baby and has been living with supportive family members until now, but is looking to move out and continue with her life, building a bond with her son in the comfort of her own home. She is in need of basic necessities, particularly a cooker so that she can cook for her family. She is looking forward to the chance of starting again, free from domestic violence, and a cooker would really help with that.
N has fled domestic violence, and has been staying in a temporary hostel with her baby. She is now moving into her own accommodation but has no furniture or white goods. She is being supported in her new accommodation, but some white goods would really help her to make a new start and be able to look after her baby.
L has been homeless for a while and suffers from mental health issues. He is being supported into his own accommodation, and we have provided a starter pack of household essentials and bedding, but his flat is unfurnished and he has very few possessions. A washing machine and fridge/freezer would really help him to rebuild his life and get into a healthy daily routine, meaning he can look after himself and his property well.
C has received funding for carpeting her bedrooms. This is the first time the family have had anything new on the floors. However, they need some help with removal of the old carpeting being taken to the tip as thy are unable to move it themselves. The carpet fitter will be charged for the waste removal.
S has struggled with debt for years but things have continued to build up and get worse. It's now at the stage where there are bailiffs knocking on the door, threatening to remove the little he has. He knows he needs to go bankrupt as there is no way to repay his debt - this is his only hope at a fresh start and freedom from the anxiety it is causing him and his family. He can't afford the total bankruptcy fee but £150 will complete what he has already raised from elsewhere enabling him to go ahead.
This lady has a disabled child. They have fled domestic violence and now are being rehomed into a safe house. Another charity is helping with supplying household items as they have nothing. Carpets are vital for safety for her child to play on as well as keeping the rooms warm and cosy. She wants to help other sufferers of domestic abuse and will start training soon. She is a lovely lady who deserves a fresh and safe start. Please can you help her and her child stay safe in their new home?
Safe Families are supporting a single mum in Hartlepool who is in need of some funds to get the materials for a fence to make her daughter feel safe. The little girl is currently too scared to go into the garden so spends all her time inside. Mum is working hard to save up to make the garden safe and nice for her daughter, but we would love to bless her with a contribution for fencing materials to help her get outside. Thank you so much.
K has 3 children and receives Universal Credit. She is pleased to have finally moved into a council property after several years on the waiting list. However, some of the kitchen appliances in her previous property were part of the rental so she wasn’t able to bring them with her. The cost of the move has been more than expected and left her unable to afford to replace them. Her most urgent need is for a gas cooker so that she can cook properly for her family and she would be very grateful for help with the cost.
D sadly lost her husband due to Covid-19 just before Christmas. She is struggling with debt which has been made worse by subsequent changes to her benefits. She has moved into a smaller flat to try to reduce her living costs and she is seeking help with her debts from Citizens Advice. She is struggling to cover food and utility costs and has no credit on her phone so is unable to make outgoing calls. She has no family support and is feeling very isolated. Help with these costs would be much appreciated.
H lives on her own and suffers from severe mental health problems. As a result, H has found paying her bills confusing and difficult. She has been working on her budget for the last few months and made some big lasting changes to her circumstances, so her finances are finally stable. The only debt outstanding is the electricity arrears. £150 towards this debt would help to give H the fresh start that she has been hoping for. Thank you for your kind donations.
Mrs K suffers from significantly poor mental health. She is not from the UK and hasn't seen her family in over a year. She has two beautiful young children, but often struggles to provide all they need due to her low mood and carrying the burdens of parenting on her own. She has been offered free counselling, except the cost of the counsellor's own clinical supervision fee. Please can you help Mrs K receive some of the emotional healing she needs?
This single mum of three young children had to flee domestic violence during her pregnancy and is now receiving support. Her belongings are still in another town and in order to be rehoused she needs to empty her old residence and cancel the tenancy. She has been ill so will need help to do this and also somewhere to store her belongings safely while all this goes though the system. She could rent a garage but cannot afford to. Your help would mean so much and give her some peace of mind.
This lady needs urgent help. Her young niece died in tragic circumstances and she is finding the death hard to cope with because she was at the scene when it happened. She is experiencing constant flashbacks and is in a state of permanent trauma. Can we help this lady get the help she urgently needs? Thank you.
This family have a child due to start secondary school and are desperately worried about the high costs of the uniform required. The family have faced difficulties over the last couple of years as father has suffered serious illness and although he has recovered he has since been made redundant due to the pandemic. They are currently relying on benefits whilst looking for work and have had to use their local foodbank. They are already struggling to meet day to day costs and the added costs of a uniform is a worry. Can you help them?
F is a single parent on benefits. She has lost two of her four children to a congenital condition, the last one about 4 years ago. Her oldest son, who had learning difficulties, died of Covid-19 in January. The loss of the disability benefits has meant a huge drop in her income. She is having to support the son's wife, who is in the UK on a spouse's visa and does not have recourse to public funds. F is very worried about her old gas stove not being safe. Can you help her to get a replacement?
F is a regular guest at our soup kitchen and foodbank. He has recently reached pension age, but having been too worried to ask for help with the pension form, the delay has now meant his Universal Credit has been stopped. We have now helped him to get his pension forms in, but he is looking at a time with no income. Any help you could give him for basic needs during this time would be really appreciated.
A is a young man who has been living in a property without a cooker for more than 2 years. He has had poor mental health for many years and is unable to work. A is currently reliant on fried and microwaved food, which has a detrimental effect on his budgeting. He would love to be able to make simple, home cooked meals, and when I spoke to him he was so grateful that people might be willing to give so that he could improve his quality of life.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she is not in a position to pay for extras. She has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for the installation of a new gas cooker.
L is a single mum with three young children. She has a 7 year old, a 4 year old and 19 month old. Her 7 year old has got ADHD and autism and she is her daughter's carer. Life hasn't been easy during lockdown as the lack of routine made each day with her daughter more difficult. L is on benefits and can't afford to pay a lump sum to buy a tumble dryer. Obviously having three young children it's pretty hard for her to get clothes dry quickly enough. We met L when delivering food as part of a holiday hunger project. Any help would be so appreciated.
This young lady is struggling at the moment with lack of money and is wanting to make a fresh start since writing her debts off through her local Citizens Advice office. She is looking to get cleaning products and rugs for her new home, and equipment like pans for her kitchen and would love the £80 needed for this. She is a mother to a small child and this money will help her make a fresh new start. Thank you.
S was working in London through a construction agency, but had to stop when Covid-19 hit. He returned to his flat, but his friends in the industry were scattered across the UK. He struggled with isolation - his mental health deteriorated and his savings were soon swallowed up in living expenses. He applied for Universal Credit and his financial situation reached rock bottom. He contacted Christians Against Poverty and we identified his cooker had stopped working some time ago. He cannot afford to replace it, could you help? Thank you.
L has four young children and is on benefits. Their home is draughty and poorly maintained by their private landlord and it has cost them a lot to keep warm. We supported her to add thick curtains to the doors and windows which has improved things slightly, however they have now shut down two rooms as the gas bill has arrived and L cannot afford to pay it. She is terrified she is cut off. This amount will clear the outstanding bill and allow her to save over the warmer months towards winter. Thank you for any help.
M is expecting twins in 9 weeks and has recently moved out of the care system. She was unaware of the pregnancy until a few months ago and is now struggling to get what she needs for the birth and afterwards. She has recently received donations of clothing, toiletries, nappies and early years toys but she needs a twin pram and can source a clean and robust pram for this amount. This will help considerably as car seats are included in the system. The lady selling it will hold it for her. Could you help?
We are supporting a single mum and her two young boys who have experienced a lot of trauma. Mum struggles to cope with her sons' behaviours and is undergoing a therapeutic parenting course; the therapist has suggested that the boys would really benefit from a weighted blanket as well as a play tent with a sensory kit. These items would be such a huge help to this family, but they cannot afford them. Could you help us to support this family who have been through so much?
C suffers from agoraphobia, anxiety and depression. She hardly leaves her home. She relies on her adult son to help her with shopping, etc. C claims Employment and Support Allowance and has put in a claim for Personal Independence Payment but has not yet heard anything. Her fridge/freezer has totally broken which meant that she had to throw out all her frozen food. She is now living on canned and dried food. This is bad for her budget and for her diet. She is quite a vulnerable lady.
Miss C is 4 years old and is now sleeping in a child's bed. She has an old bed were the bed base and the springs are broken. This is unsafe for the child. The local council has been approached who do not help with broken beds. The child will need a good night's sleep to aid her development in life. She is sharing a bed with her mother and this is also broken.
This mum is struggling with her mental and physical health and suffers from fibromyalgia. Mum needs some help to make the necessary changes to her home environment, which is adding to her anxiety. She needs a skip to clear the clutter in her home. We are requesting £150 towards a skip to support her.
S is a recent prison leaver who is engaging in our Workout programme. He is really keen to get into training and employment, however a barrier to this is being unable to access emails and search for jobs online. He would also like to be able to access his CV and attend online training courses. We have recently supported S into new accommodation and worked on his CV and disclosure, he is keen to transform his life and get into employment.
A couple on low income have had to take an elderly parent into their home who has severe dementia. Her partner is not working and she is the main carer. If they did not look after her she would have been forced to go into a home, which the couple did not want. Unfortunately the lady has a number of physical needs so they need new bedding and suitable equipment for the bathroom.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she cannot cope with extra expenses. She also has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for a reconditioned gas cooker.
Mr E has been homeless for a long time. Unfortunately he suffers with a disability of the spine and while he was homeless this was made worse due to rough sleeping. Mr E has now been offered a property he is asking for help to source a bed that will be suitable to sleep on with his disability. This will allow him to finally sleep comfortably and in a manner that isn't detrimental to his health any further. Can you please help?
We are supporting this person to apply for Personal Independence Payment. He is currently in receipt of Universal Credit. This has deductions at source to pay council tax and rent arrears which were incurred due to benefit delays following the loss of the gentleman's job due to ill health. After deductions, he struggles to meet his needs on the money left available to him. The sum requested would help reduce the debt owing, reducing the person's stress which impacts on his health. Thank you.
D and her family are going through a rough time. Her partner has lost his job through Covid-19 and they are struggling. D suffers from poor mental health and they have a 12 year old daughter who is supported by the youth team. Their washing machine has broken and they have no available funds in which to pay for this. D is working on sorting her house and this would help her keep on top of it and keep school uniform and clothes clean and tidy.
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who has left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with clean, safe flooring?
T has recently moved into a council property but does not have any flooring in her living room. She is looking for some flooring for her living room so that the property is warmer and more comfortable. T doesn't have any other funds available, but we have been informed by a local carpet shop that the amount requested would cover the cost of her living room.
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no underlay for flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with the money for this?
D has lived all his life with his father who sadly died last year. Since losing his dad, D has struggled to cope financially. As a result, he has fallen into debt. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty to address his debt but is unable to cover the £90 fee required for the Debt Relief Order. It would be so good if we could help him meet this cost and enable him to move forward in sorting out his debt.
E has fled a violent relationship, she is being supported by a refuge and she is safe but she has lots of debts from loans taken out in her name by her previous partner. He spent the money and E didn't realise that there were loans in her name until she tried to get a flat recently. She was so shocked and is now being helped by Citizens Advice. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order but she will need to pay the £90 fee. As she is just on benefits she is struggling to get the £90 together, could you help her?
S was furloughed and lost his employment in January 2021, he has previously suffered a stroke and has weakness down one side of his body. Universal Credit included his last wage within the assessment period which nulled his entitlement to Universal Credit on the 6th March. He had to cancel all direct debits and has now fallen behind on his rent and council tax and this is affecting his health. He has always kept up to his bills until this happened. Please help him with these arrears, thank you.
T has been in the UK for 4 years, she has worked full time and never claimed benefits. She became ill with Covid-19 and had to stop work, she is still not well and is struggling to manage. During this time she was unable to pay her rent and although her landlord knows the situation she is under pressure to pay or move out. T cannot cope with the stress on top of being ill and so we are asking if you can help her to pay off this debt and then hopefully she can get well and back to working? Thank you.
S cannot work due to ill health. Her Citizens Advice worker has suggested she proceed with a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. S has direct deductions from her Universal Credit which are causing her to struggle with her monthly living costs for her and her children. She has rent arrears amongst other priority and non priority debts. She is not in a position to pay for the £90 Debt Relief Order fee due to the deductions from her Universal Credit, so I advised her that I could make a request to see if you could help her. Thank you.
L is one of our clients. She is a single parent of three teenage girls. Her small self-employed business folded due to the pandemic. This has affected her mental health. She has large debts and is motivated to try to clear them. She has managed to find a low paid job but she is furloughed. L is struggling with drying laundry as her dryer is broken. £150 towards the cost of a dryer replacement would make a huge difference to L and her family and would be greatly appreciated.
D took his bike to a pawn shop 10 months ago on an extended ticket. He has extended it four times since. Now lockdown has lifted the pawnbroker has pulled it out and put it up for sale for £138.90. This bike was put together for D and paid for by his sister. It is a one-off. D needs it for his mobility. He has had pneumonia 5 times and has a collapsed left lung with scar tissue. He is also waiting for 2 knee operations. He can walk but gets painful like pins and needles. He is on Universal Credit and is a Christians Against Poverty client.
S moved into her own flat 3 months ago and gave birth to her daughter shortly after. She Is being supported by a local family welfare organisation to build up her confidence and parenting skills. She receives Universal Credit but is struggling financially and only just managing to cover her everyday living costs. She has managed to get together most of the things she needs for her flat, but doesn’t have a cooker. She is managing with a microwave but would really appreciate help to buy a cooker so that she can start to cook properly.
B has recently moved into a flat following a 6 month prison sentence. He suffers with anxiety and struggles to get about because of blood clots in his legs. He has applied for Universal Credit but expects to have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks for his first payment. He has run out of money, has very little food left and doesn’t have any gas so has no heating or hot water. He would be very grateful for help with his food and energy costs and also to buy curtains for his bedroom to give a little privacy and help him sleep.
J suffers with long term mental & physical health problems and does not have a table or chair at home. We recently supported J with a disability benefits tribunal and were sad to hear that he needed to sit on the floor to go through his paperwork despite suffering from chronic back pain. We would like to support J to purchase a small table & 2 chairs for his flat, he has been living on a low income for a long time due to a reduction in his benefits & has been unable to afford this himself.
HK and her family are refugees who are experiencing a period of financial hardship and require your support in buying food. They have been given food parcels in the past, however these have not contained items that are suited to their dietary requirements. As such, the family require £70 in order to purchase food themselves. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Miss C is single parent and has a son aged two. Unfortunately she lives in a property with no radiators only small heaters which would cost a lot to keep on to dry clothes. Her tumble dryer has broken and now she has no easy way to dry clothes. Miss C is in receipt of benefits and wouldn't have the income to purchase a new dryer for a long time. With a small child in the house the amount of washing is high, can you please help?
L is a single mum who suffers from PTSD and struggles with anxiety when leaving her home. She currently has a small fridge with freezer box but consequently has to shop every 2-3 days as she is unable to store more. The fridge is also not maintaining the correct temperature. It would make a massive difference to have a bigger fridge/freezer. £150 should enable L to buy a reconditioned one.
MH is a single mum refugee who moved to an unfurnished new property at the end of last year. She is facing financial difficulties and struggles to meet her needs and those of her child. She needs help to be able to purchase some essential household items. Any support would be much appreciated.
H lost his job due to the pandemic. He is married with three children under 5 years old. The eldest has special needs and is awaiting a diagnosis. H is desperate to get back to work as he and his wife are hit by the benefit cap meaning their whole Universal Credit payment goes to their landlord for rent. H receives nothing. They are surviving on child benefit payments alone. H's work permit has run out. He needs to pay £138 to get a new permit. Would you be able to help this family get back on their feet?
This young woman came to Citizens Advice for help with financial difficulties that have been caused by her long-term medical condition preventing her from working, for which she receives Personal Independence Payment. She helps care for her partner's young autistic son when she can. She has no surplus income to offer her creditors and so wants to apply for a Debt Relief Order. If successful, she and her partner can start afresh.
This gentleman has been working with Citizens Advice in relation to his debts. He has been unemployed for more than 18 months, but has recently passed his 18th Edition Course. The final steps to opening up a lot of employment opportunities are to pass the the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental assessment, and gain his ECS card (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme card). He has no surplus income so cannot afford the fees. But, if he were to gain his ECS card, it would open up life changing opportunities, and enable him to move forward.
L is a single mother to a 9 month old baby girl. L suffers with severe mental health which has prevented her from keeping on top of her bills. She lives in a one bedroom flat with her daughter and is desperate to move but unfortunately her debts are holding her back. Please help L become debt-free and give her the fresh start she hopes and wishes for.
This single man is homeless due to his mental ill health issues. He only has a thin, worn out sleeping bag and has little money and few possessions. He now desperately wants to turn his life around and is engaging with agencies to enable this to happen and has begun to address his issues. He needs a thick sleeping bag as it is frosty and cold at night plus a tent so he can stay dry and a bit warmer. He really is trying to make a fresh start but realises it may take time. Please can you give him hope?
E arrived in the UK 6 months ago from his home country Eritrea to seek asylum. He has applied to study at Leeds City College so that he can improve his English. So that he can study at the college, he needs to purchase a laptop. As an asylum seeker, he is living on asylum support payments of £37 per week and so can't afford to buy this for himself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
Mr F has been previously street homeless and he has moved into an unfurnished property. He has dizzy spells due to his mental ill health. From this he has fallen and banged his head in the past. Having carpet will lower his anxieties that if he falls he is less likely to hurt himself. Mr F has only recently gone onto universal credit. He is slowly getting used to a monthly income. He has also debts he is paying back and he is getting help from his social worker.
CF fled her family as there were threats of violence and she felt unsafe in her home country. She had to borrow money in order to make the trip and she has now gotten in debt by paying off this loan rather than her bills. She cannot work at the moment due to anxiety. She didn't realise how much of a mess her finances were in until she spoke to Citizens Advice, they advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order but this costs £90 which she doesn't have. Please help her to have a fresh start - thank you.
DL was working and was able to pay his bills, and he has a mobile phone with O2. He lost his job before Christmas due to Covid and has been struggling to pay his bills from his benefits. He has fallen behind with his mobile phone payments, but he needs this to be able to keep in touch with DWP and also to apply for jobs online. They are asking him to clear £150 off this bill in order to maintain the service to his phone and he is desperate for help to do this. Please help if you can. Thank you.
A is a single parent with an 11 year old daughter. She is separated from her husband who was violent towards her. She used to work as a Travel Adviser but was made redundant in August 2020. Sadly, she is now in debt on her utility bills and council tax and she is struggling financially. She has sought help from Citizens Advice and they are working with her to deal with her debts. Your support would mean so much to her and allow her to use some of her weekly budget to reduce her debts.
N has just come out of a very violent marriage, in which the ex-partner before he left smashed all the furniture in every room of the house and ruined the carpets by bodily means, meaning they had to be thrown away on health grounds. She then found out that in the damage he had broken the radiator which caused a slow leak and that then damaged the flooring boards which the council have replaced, but she has no carpet in the bedroom used by her son. She is slowly rebuilding their lives. Can you help her to get some more carpet?
This lady, a mum and her two children, have fled from years of domestic abuse. She has been rehomed and although she has managed to get many household items, she still needs carpet. She works part time to fit around her children and receives universal credit but it is not enough to save for expensive items like carpet. Her daughter has asthma so a carpet would make life more comfortable for them. Any help that you can give would be really appreciated.
L is a single parent of a 3 year old who has been rehoused due to evading an abusive relationship. L urgently needs a Fridge Freezer but cannot afford to buy one. She is being supported by her local foodbank. Any help you could give L to be able to buy one would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
C is a young man with learning difficulties. He has lived with his mum who has cared for him and has supported him to the point of independence. He has recently moved into his first property but, due to family debts from a previous relationship, C's mum can't afford to buy a fridge freezer for his new property. C has almost everything else he needs just no way to safely store his food. Please help to provide a fridge freezer for someone in need.
A has lived in London for 17 years but has immigration issues and does not have the right to work. He worships with our church and is very helpful around our neighbourhood. He has no fixed abode and is currently in a temporary hostel. His vulnerable circumstances have led to some mild depression and he is occasionally the victim of verbal or physical violence. He spends much of the day on the streets and needs a fresh set of clothing to replace his existing ones which are becoming threadbare.
This single mother with 4 children aged 4-10 has contacted us with a request for food for her children. It's several days till pay day. The foodbank can not help her as she has had help 3 times already this year. This lady is also suffering much pain and awaiting surgery. Can you ease her burden and help provide nourishing food for her children.
S is a single mother living in rented accommodation, currently claiming Employment & Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit. S suffers from multiple physical health problems especially with her back. She would like help with an Inversion table to decompress her spine which would do wonders for her pain management and mobility. This has been recommended by her GP but she is unable to afford this on her own and needs some help. Thank You.
J has been unfortunate in seeking work opportunities during the pandemic and has returned to live with his parents. Prior to this he built up debts while unemployed, and his parents can't afford to help him repay the debts while they are also providing him with accommodation. After discussing his options with Citizens Advice, J accepts that a Debt Relief Order is the only way forward, and he would be very grateful for help with the fee.
Mum has serious epilepsy. Her daughter is a young carer. The family have been referred to our family project for extra support. The house they live in has lots of work needed that we are helping to sort with the housing association however, the daughters bedroom is functional. Mum needs help to decorate high ceilings and create a space for her daughter that is homely and suitable for her age.
We are supporting a family with 2 young children who are desperate to move because of antisocial behaviour from their neighbours. However, due to some rent arrears they are unable to be moved. They are working incredibly hard at paying the rent arrears off but we would love to speed this up for the family due to the devastating toll it is taking on the mental health of the adults in the household.
D is a 59 year old lady who lives alone. Unfortunately she has a number of health issues including scoliosis and COPD which causes her to be extremely breathless. She has not been able to work since 2019 and over the last year has had to shield during the COVID pandemic. She is struggling to cover the cost of her utility bills and feed herself. She has less than £80 each month to spend on food. Help with shopping vouchers would give her great support.
A's wife and children have recently come to join him in the UK. They are currently waiting for his wife's National Insurance number to come through before they can receive any benefits. This means that they are destitute, with no income at all. They are unable to afford food and bills and are having to rely on friends. Any support with these costs would be greatly appreciated.
K arrived in the UK 6 months ago from his home country Eritrea to seek asylum. He has applied to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) so that he can improve his English. So that he can study, he needs to purchase a laptop. As an asylum seeker, he is living on asylum support payments of £37 per week and so can't afford to buy this for himself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
Safe Families is supporting a single mum with 3 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support with moving housing. Mum is moving house so she can be closer to family who can offer support to her and her family. Her new house will be bigger and be better for her to bring up her 3 daughters. She needs support with moving her furniture.
We have been working with K since early March and he has engaged brilliantly with us. We have completed all our contracted outcomes with him. We are hopeful he will get a good job in the near future. K lives with his wife and his 2 young twins who are 2 years old. It would be great to set them up with a brand new carpet to replace the old damaged one they currently have. The whole family would benefit from this, especially the twins who are into everything.
S and her partner have 2 young children and are receiving parenting support from a local family welfare organisation. They receive Universal Credit but are really struggling financially. Their 2 year old daughter has outgrown her cot and is in need of a bed but there is no way they can afford it. They would be really grateful for help to purchase a bed, bedding and toddler bed-guard for her so that she can be comfortable and safe in bed.
M has just left prison after 25 years. He was a churchgoer prior to conviction and engaged with faith groups in prison. He wants to continue to engage with faith groups which would be possible online with a 'Connect' group in the northeast but he needs a smartphone and we would like to buy one for him as It is important for his faith and mental health to keep connected.
12 months ago, C had a good job in engineering and life was going well. Then Covid-19 hit, and by October he was unemployed and struggling with debt. He is doing all he can to get back into work but, so far, without success. He is now receiving Universal Credit and has managed to negotiate reduced payments with his creditors, but has council tax arrears for last year which he is unable to meet. He is reluctant to ask, but help to pay off his council tax debt would be a real blessing and would be a great weight off his mind.
E split from his partner 12 months ago and has been a single parent to his 2 children ever since. The break-up left him with mental health problems and he has been off work for much of the past year, unable to cope with his job. He receives sick pay which he uses to cover his rent, and also a small amount in Universal Credit but he still struggles to cover his living costs. This month has been especially difficult and he has over 2 weeks to his next payment. He would really appreciate help with food and fuel costs to tide him over till then.
G is currently in temporary accommodation following a period in prison. He has submitted a claim for Universal Credit but has now been waiting several weeks to receive his first payment. He has had problems with drugs in the past but is now clean and determined to get his life back on track. He has no money left for food, gas and electricity. He also has regular appointments which he is expected to keep but doesn’t have the fare to get there. He would be so grateful for help with these costs while he waits for his benefits to come through.
Our client is a single lady who is a high risk Domestic Violence case. She receives Universal Credit (UC), but she currently has very low funds and is unable to apply for a loan/grant from UC. She is due to move out into permanent accommodation (in 5-6 weeks) and is in desperate need of essentials i.e. cooking appliances and furniture etc as she has nothing at present.
My client fled Domestic Violence and is a high risk DV case. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and has two children, but has recently experienced financial abuse and is now experiencing affects from this. My client hopes you might be able to help with £150 to help pay towards service charge fees, travel costs to appointments/ to see family (they live far away) and clothing for the children.
J has really struggled since coming out of prison and sometimes, it all gets too much, and he feels he was better off inside. He receives Universal Credit but has large deductions and struggles to manage on the amount he has left to spend each month. Besides his usual living costs, he has appointments which he must attend, and without credit on his phone he has difficulty keeping in touch with support workers. This month has been especially difficult and help with food, energy costs, bus fares and phone credit, would be much appreciated.
This young lady has sought help after falling into debt as a result of her relationship breaking down. She is the mum of 3 primary aged boys and she does really well on a tight budget. In seeking debt advice, she has now been recommended to carry out a Debt Relief Order but is unable to afford the £90 fee. Please would you consider donating to give this lady a fresh start and alleviate some of her financial stress. Many thanks.
This single mother and her two children live on a low income. They have just moved house, but the house they have moved into is unfurnished. Her old landlord let her take some of his furniture to the new house, but a lot of it was very old and broke on the move. Your donation would go towards essential furniture, helping this family of three settle into their new home.
This young man has been granted asylum due to the dangerous conditions in Sudan. He is now rehoused and is getting his home together with the help of a local church. He is managing every day living costs on his benefits and is actively seeking work and also a college course. He has no carpets or rugs to cover the floor boards in his living room. Your help would be a great blessing for him as he integrates into a new life.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre, we have been supporting a single Mum, L, with her finances. L has a young child and is struggling on very low income, with no financial support from her ex partner. We have helped L get some food and clothes and also supporting her with her finances. As part of her debt plan, L would really appreciate some help from you towards the cost of the Debt Relief Order application. Thank you.
S has no contact with with her birth parents and now she has turned 18 she is able claim benefits in her own right however she needs the correct identification to open her own bank account. She has been supported to source her National Insurance Number and purchase a replacement birth certificate however she still requires photographic ID. Please help this young girl with the cost of a provisional driving licence in order to support her to open a bank account.
CB lives in supported accommodation, his rent is paid by his benefits but the service charge of £50.00 has to be paid by CB. He has deductions out of his benefits which are causing him hardship and he is in arrears. He cannot pay these arrears and is so stressed by the situation as this has put his tenancy in jeopardy. We have spoken to DWP and the landlord and have come up with a plan to help him from now but he really needs £175.46 to pay off these arrears. Can you help towards that total amount?
S is a single mum with 2 dependent children, living in rented accommodation and currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S is currently only able to afford the basics in the house. Now the children have to go back to school in the next week and she cannot afford to get them the needed uniform, and she has no relatives that can help her. This would be a great help for her and her children otherwise she doesn't know what she will do to get their uniforms.
N is an extremely vulnerable adult who is currently in recovery from substance misuse. N has recently left prison and is desperate to start again putting her past mistakes behind her. A barrier is her debt problems as she can't keep on top of payments and she is worried she could slip back into old habits due to the stress this is causing her. Please help N become debt free and the chance to start a fresh.
C is a single parent to 3 children, and she is losing a lot of her benefits due to debts being deducted before she is paid. This is leaving C in severe hardship and she is struggling to make ends meet. She is having to use food banks to feed her family and this is having a huge impact on her mental health as she feels she is failing. Please help C become debt free and start afresh.
RW has been released from prison but all his belongings have been disposed of including his clothes and shoes. He had arranged for them to be stored but now he literally has nothing. He knows that he needs to take responsibility for his actions and has come out of prison with a different attitude, he wants to improve his life and stay away from trouble but this has set him back. Please help him to make a fresh start, so he can buy underwear, clothes, a coat and shoes. Thank you.
K is a young mother who has just found out she is expecting her second child. This has caused her extra stress and anxiety due to the fact that she now has to move home and area to get the support she needs from her family. This has left her struggling both mentally and financially, and due to her growing baby she no longer fits into any clothes and has no money to buy any as she needs every penny for her new home and new baby.
D has been in the prison system since the age of 15, struggling with basic life skills such as reading and writing, he was also addicted to drugs. For the past few years he has managed to stay out of prison, quit drugs and is really wanting to change his life. He is willing to go on Maths, English and training courses to help him get employment, however he needs his ID replaced to enable access to some necessary courses to help him make a new start in life.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on when they left as they had to leave quickly. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help to buy them a fridge freezer as well as some pots and pans?
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support nearby, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help us to purchase some bedding and clothes storage for them? Thank you for all your lovely help and such kindness.
A double bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to buy a bed for her. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
A triple bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to help her get a triple bunk bed for her children. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
Clothes are desperately needed for a 5 year old girl, a 6 year old girl and an 8 month old baby boy. The girls also need shoes as their current footwear has holes in or have worn down so badly they can’t walk properly. Mum has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. The kids have no toys at all and the only clothes they possess are what we have given them. She will be grateful for any assistance. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
This lady is being forced out of the family home by her abusive ex-husband. He is violent and is refusing to allow her to take anything with her and she is distraught. Her divorce solicitor has been unhelpful. She has found a flat to rent but as she works a zero hour low paid job and so she will struggle to meet the rent and daily living costs. We have managed to get beds for her and her two year old son and the landlord has provided a cooker and fridge. She needs a washing machine as a priority.
D and his brother have recently moved house following the death of their father whom they lived with, the circumstances around their father's death has caused D to have ongoing anxiety. D has some health issues which are limiting his mobility at present. They moved flat at short notice and brought little with them. They had been sleeping on blow up beds for a couple of weeks, we have supplied most of the furniture they require. They would be very grateful for a cooker so they can cook again.
I have just spoken to the client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He does not have funds for a lawyer to reinstate his rights in the UK. He is in need of a bed as he is staying in the property of a man he was caring for who has just died. He has very little furniture and would be so grateful for your help. Thank you for reading this.
This gentleman, A, has survived being on the streets despite having no arms. He is now in temporary accommodation and is in desperate need of assistance. He needs a microwave and toaster so his carer can prepare simple meals for him (and feed him). He needs clothing too including shoes. Any assistance you can give will have a huge effect on him. Thank you.
S is in emergency accommodation and needs a microwave. He has no facilities to cook himself a simple meal. At Warming up the Homeless our foodbank supplies frozen ready meals but currently, but S cannot use this service. We would be delighted if we could give him the nutritious food he needs.
D has moved into emergency accommodation. He has spent his money on essential items and cannot afford to put new trainers on his feet. His previous four pairs of trainers came from a charity shop and I’d like to try and get him a brand new pair. It will make a huge difference to his mental health and wellbeing. I’d be very grateful if you could assist. Thank you.
Mr I has recently received Leave To Remain. He has 3 children and the name of one of them was written incorrectly on the documents. The papers were sent back so he needs to have it corrected in order to fully receive the Leave to Remain for his daughter. The cost of the correction is very high, so he can't afford it. He would so appreciate it if he could get this support.
S has escaped from living on the streets to living a sober, drug free life. Now in temporary accommodation, she does not have cooking facilities. We have supplied her with the basics (all second hand) but we don’t have the other items she desperately needs in our stocks. Any assistance for this lovely lady will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
D lives alone in a bungalow after living on the streets for a number of years. She is starting to settle in but needs help to furnish the place. She is on Universal Credit and has no savings and no family so has no one else to help her. She would like the money to be able to purchase a second hand washing machine for her bungalow.
R has been given housing following a period in prison. The bedsit he has been allocated is empty and neglected and he has only a pension with which to furnish it. He has no family or links in this area and his closest relative lives in London. He is in poor health with a heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma and mental health issues. The money would allow him to buy a microwave, a large rug or carpet, an armchair and paint to repaint the bedsit and tidy it up to live in.
We are supporting a lovely single dad who is about to move house and has to leave with no white goods. He has various health conditions and is therefore unable to work so is struggling to find the money to pay for these items. We are hoping to support him buying a cooker and washing machine for his new home and are asking for £150 towards this. Thank you.
N is a single mum of two who has struggled with her mental health for some years. She is struggling with something similar to restless leg syndrome but it seems to impact on her whole body, so sleeping has become very difficult. She is currently signed off work sick (she works as a carer) due to her mental health and so has a reduced income and is unable to afford a weighted blanket. We would be so grateful if she was able to purchase this to help her sleep.
J lives in Lancaster and needs £120 to buy school clothes for her 6 year old son who attends a local school. She separated from her partner after domestic violence and he refuses to help with money. This will probably be sorted out in the long term, but she needs money now because the boy has outgrown his previous clothes, including shoes. She lives on Universal Credit and has no savings. Please can you help with the £120 needed? Thanks.
A is struggling with low income and having to pay bedroom tax. He has an eleven year old son who lives with him half of each week. He currently has no money to pay for food, gas or electric. He is receiving food parcels from the local foodbank but is unable to put any money into his prepayment gas and electric meters. £60 will enable him to top up his meters for one month and will make a difference to improve his mental health.
This lady has had a hugely difficult few months. She had to be rehoused following a period of serious mental health problems which resulted in significant debts and benefit delays. She is now working with the local church's debt advice team and receiving appropriate benefits but her outstanding bills and rent leave her no money to replace her old fridge/freezer. She feels everything has gone wrong for her over the last year and having no way to keep her food fresh seems like the last straw.
D has been clean for a year, but the fines still coming out of his benefits are making daily living costs very difficult, and the addiction medication he is on has caused him to gain a lot of weight. He is now ready to look for employment again but has no presentable clothes that fit, and his shoes have holes in. Please could you help provide him with some new shoes and items of clothing? Thank you.
L is 45 and has spent much of his adult life in prison. Through engaging with Junction 42 and the work of the Holy Spirit, L is experiencing the removal of those things in his life that caused his delusion of separation from God. He is now beginning to understand who he was created to be and how he his called to live in a relationship with his creator. He is currently living in a a hostel but we have found him a small bedsit that would be the first ever place of his own. He needs to find £100 deposit to secure this new accommodation.
N has recently moved into a flat after an extremely chaotic few months. She is just using a microwave at the moment. N has struggled with severe mental health problems for many years, leading to alcohol addiction issues. Since working with Junction 42 she is accessing the correct support and mental health care for the first time, consistently, in her life. She moved into her own flat after leaving an abusive relationship. It's great to see her gaining greater confidence and belief that she can make a new life for herself. Any help to get a cooker would be really appreciated.
A single gentlemen who has had an incredibly hard life has a new opportunity in a new flat for a fresh start but he is moving in without any furniture, white goods or cooking facilities. Our Church is working with him closely and is helping to source the right items that he needs. Any gifts that you can give would make a huge difference. Thank you so much for your generosity.
This young woman had a troubled childhood, struggled with drug addiction, and spent time in prison. She is now working hard to rebuild her life and is thrilled to have been offered a flat - her first ever home of her own. She is trying hard to find employment but her criminal record is not making this an easy task. She is currently just about managing on Universal Credit but cannot afford to buy anything new. She is so grateful for offers of help and would hugely appreciate your support. Thank you.
S lives with her daughter in a damp and mouldy Incommunities property. S is on Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Income Support. She is in debt for her water bill and Council Tax. Christians Against Poverty has just started to help her but her financial situation in the short term is poor. They are living on tins of spaghetti hoops, peas, baked beans that they get from Asda or Morrisons. Although they have the means to cook they don't have much to cook! £150 will buy food for about 3 weeks. Thank you.
S suffers from anxiety and insomnia for which he takes medication. He used to be a landscape gardener before the pandemic and hopes to be again. He is in debt and is getting help from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Debt collectors and demanding letters are worrying him a lot. CAP has advised him to apply for insolvency - he needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. This will get him out of debt, give him a fresh start and take pressure off him. He is particularly worried at the moment because his grandad and best friend are in hospital.
L is a 60 year old man who lives alone. He recently lost his job following a nervous breakdown, which also caused him to lose control of his finances. Since then, he has incurred debts that he is not able to repay. He is barely able to afford his rent at the moment, and often goes hungry. In addition, L struggles with arthritis in his knees, elbows, and fingers, making everyday tasks difficult and painful. L would massively appreciate any help towards his food costs. Thank you.
F has come to the UK from West Africa and has recently been given her right to remain. She is a single parent with children aged 8 and 9, and has suffered domestic violence. She is waiting for her Universal Credit claim to be assessed but meanwhile needs to pay some pressing bills for childcare, food and utilities. The children need to replace their clothes for when they return to school as they have outgrown their current ones. Any help towards F's current needs would be deeply appreciated.
V and her family of four children aged 27, 19, 15 and 5 years old had an accidental fire in their home on April 18th. They were able to escape alive, but they have lost all their household effects including furniture, clothes and personal items. They have now been temporarily rehoused by the council. Nothing was insured. We know this family well and along with their friends we would like to rally round to help them to buy a few essentials to ease the burden of their current situation.
This lady is a former victim of domestic abuse with no dependents. She is now about to move out of the refuge into a flat but has nothing to put into this new home. She suffers from mental health challenges. She has no belongings or furniture so the £150 would be spent on kettle, pots and pans, crockery, a microwave, cutlery, laundry items, and bedding ??“ a quilt, pillows, 2 bedding sets, towels, and curtains (the windows are huge!).
J is a softly spoken young man who was helped last year by the charity when he needed a laptop. When I spoke to him today he said the laptop had made communication so much easier. J didn't know he had to pay council tax when he was in temporary accommodation and has ended up with a debt he cannot pay. His support worker explains that J engages well with outside services and works hard to improve his mental health and employability. Please can you help J clear this debt?
My client K is a victim of domestic abuse and has left her partner. She is currently in recovery for alcohol and drug use, she has been to rehab and continues to successfully be in recovery. She is suffering from poor mental health and would like to complete an online course, which she will find useful for her continued recovery, however she cannot afford the cost. Any help towards her accessing the course would be gratefully received. Thank you.
M lives in a home with serious issues with damp which makes drying clothes and bedding almost impossible. Hanging washing around the home makes the damp situation worse. Because of major financial impacts on the family income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, any help towards a dryer would be greatly appreciated and would help to keep the home healthy and hygienic. This client was referred by one of the leading support agencies in our city.
We have been working with a family in Edinburgh for around 9 months. Mum struggles with poor mental health and has found lockdown has increased her isolation. We have been donated a laptop from a local university which will allow mum and her son to connect with friends and family and allow mum to join parents' meetings for school which are currently online. The family need an operating licence for the laptop but they don't have the funds for this as mum is unable to work due to health reasons.
N has depression, arthritis in his neck and severe headaches. He is on Universal Credit, applying for Personal Independence Payment and struggling financially due to high energy bills which we are helping with. He has been struggling since the death of his wife 8 years ago, she died in their bed and he had been sleeping on the floor since. We have been able to get a new bed for N but this has no headboard or bedding. Having a bed with a headboard and bedding will help with N's physical health and also his mental wellbeing after sleeping on the floor for so long.
S lives with his father and is his carer. He was receiving Universal Credit but found a part time job and, thinking he was no longer entitled to it, cancelled his benefits. This has led to him being unable to keep up with his bills and he has fallen into debt. He is now getting help to re-apply for the benefits he is entitled to, and to get back in control of his finances. He is in arrears with his rent and needs to pay off £150 to enable a repayment plan to be set up for him. He cannot pay this himself and would appreciate your help.
Junction 42 would like to run a 6 week course for some of our recent prison leaver women. A local supported housing accommodation would like us to run the course, showing The Chosen series based on Jesus' life. We would spend an hour before the group preparing food with a couple of the women and watch the episode together. Costs DVDs of 1st series £40 DVD player £20 Food @£15 per week for 6 weeks £120 Total - £150
young mum with 3 children came to food bank whos partner walked out on her when she was 2 months pregnant leaving her with no money or any help or support there has been no support since he left the baby is 7 months and over the year mum has struggled to survive financially she got inl debt with her council tax and rent which she is paying off and she si still struggling to get help with her fuel which she is runnning out all the time so please can we help
F is on univesal credit and her husband has health problems which don't allow him to be very mobile. They have twins aged 10. The family are currently sitting on an old mattress in the living room as they have no furniture. The house they live in is not in great condition and they're sharing 1 bedroom between the 4 of them. The children currently have nowhere to play games and do their homework on. A coffee table and a sofa set would give the family comfort and bring some normalcy to the home
young mum with 3 children came to food bank whos partner walked out on her when she was 2 months pregnant leaving her with no money or any help or support there has been no support since he left the baby is 7 months and over the year mum has struggled to survive financially she got inl debt with her council tax and rent which she is paying off and she is also struggling to buy new beds for her children whos bed is broken she only has one bed between them please can you help me
V is an assylum seeker with no recourse to public funds. She has underlying traumas she's faced which have led to her having to fled her country of origin. Since she arrived she has struggled to get registered with health providers such as dentists due to lack of support and language barriers. V currently relies on the foodbank for the provision of her foods, which held as regular due to lack of funding. V desperately needs a dental procedure to stop the pain and transport and food supplement.
P has recently been rehoused after being homeless and living in a hostel with children. Although very grateful to finally have a permanent place of residence, she is struggling to furnish it as she's currently unemployed and awaiting for her benefits. The house is completely empty and even needs flooring but P has chosen to prioritize getting it furnished first so her children have somewhere to sit and have meals on. Step by step with the support offered she hopes to make the house a home.
P and her children currently use duvets and sleeping bags to sleep on which were donated when she left the hostel. P would appreciate 2 double bedsshe would share with her chidlren giving them a comfortable dignified good night sleep. Considering the home hasn't got any flooring, they are prone to catching colds sleeping on the floor on duvets and sleeping bags. Being able to get these 2 beds and kettle would mean so much to the family. They will also be able to use hotwater bottles.
Family of 6 recently moved home due to overcrowding. Finding money for basics in house been difficult. They struggle financially as Dad is unable to work due to serious mental health issues made worse in Covid. They have been able to carpet one child's bedroom but are unable to find the finances for the others. The floors are unsafe and need covering for warmth as well. This family have been supported for a long time with us and are engaging really well, would love to bless them with a carpet!
As a single mum struggling with her 3 children P has prioritised the health and wellbeing of her children before anything else. The final thing she would request in order to make her home suitable for living is a fridge freezer and microwave. This is the most cost effective and accessible route she sees reachable to enable her to provide her family with the basic necessities. Having a place to sleep, eat and pray together would bring tremendous balance to her constantly shifting life.
F is a single mum with 2 children. She's just enrolled on a course to gain a teaching assistant qualification but needs a particular book for her studies. She has not worked for over 13 years, having suffered from various physical and mental health issues, but is now feeling positive about the future and wants to support herself and her children. We believe that she can achieve everything that she has set out to do and we want to encourage her!
A lady referred to our debt advisor is unable to work due to a brain injury and mental health difficulties. Her kitchen floor needs repairing to make it safe. The kettle and toaster are broken and need replacing too.
T is a 19 year old vulnerable girl who has been rehoused with a social landlord. Due to events in her childhood she suffers with anxiety but manages well and is really keen to live independently. She has been supported in finding reconditioned electrical goods but is struggling to find a bed and mattress, currently sleeping on a blow up bed. She is wanting to find work but because of Covid-19 it's taking her a long time to secure work and it will take so long to save. Please can you help?
C lives in shared accommodation after being homeless for some time. She has access to a communal fridge but other tenants take and use her food. She is on welfare benefits and can’t afford to keep replacing all the food items that go missing. Having her own fridge freezer will enable her to keep to her budget and to eat fresh foods and maintain a healthy diet. The ability to control her budget and food will be of great help for C to continue moving forward to a better future.
J is a single mum with 3 young children. She receives Universal Credit and is struggling with debt. She is desperate to move home after suffering abuse and violence from a former partner but is not eligible due to having large rent arrears. Her family support worker is advising her and helping her to apply for a debt relief order, but she cannot afford the fee. She would be so grateful for help with this as it will enable her to make a fresh start in a new home and move forward with her life.
Our client has approached Citizens Advice for help with her finances. She has a large family abroad who look to her for financial support. She worked as a care assistant for many years and has always managed financially. She took out a large bank loan in 2018, but at the end of last year she was forced to retire after reaching state pension age. She now lives in sheltered accommodation and with just pension income, she will never be in a position to pay back the loan. A DRO is her only option.
L has a large family and is currently unable to work. She has fallen into significant debt but is trying hard to deal with this problem and to support her children. She has been unable to afford a bed for herself and has been sleeping on the sofa for many months. We would love to help her to buy one so that she can have a good night's sleep. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
I have recently posted a request for this client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He has been caring for a man with dementia. He is in need of a bed (posted in the last request) and this request is to help with assembly of the frame which he can't do and also a mattress of course for a comfy sleep. Thank you so much if you are reading this.
Mr I is asylum with very limited money and no support. He couldn't afford to take public transport every day to travel as he lives far away. He has to walk for a long distance to get what he wants. He will be grateful to get a support which enables him to travel easily. Many thanks.
This service is not available on the NHS and this single parent has a primary school autistic son and is needing to understand and change her behaviour to better support herself care for her son while waiting for special needs school placement in September 2021. She has funded some sessions herself which has been helpful to her well-being but is needing help to complete the 8 session programme. She is engaging with the education and social services communities to access additional support.
After breakdown of relationships in her family, M has had to leave the home that she has been living in and since then has been living in temporary accommodation in a hostel. She now has been given the keys to a flat, but until it can be furnished and made ready she is having to make the journey on public transport between the two locations. This is costly and is currently being paid for on credit card which will lead to a later debt to be paid. She would be very grateful for your help to buy a washer/ dryer for her new flat. Thank you.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on as the had to leave in a hurry. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support network, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out- please could you help top buy them some beds? Thank you.
This mum has been suffering from scratching and sneezing due to an allergy to dust. She’s really struggling to contain the dust with a sweeping brush, and really needs a hoover but cannot afford to purchase one herself. She would be very grateful for your help to do so.