H, her husband and three children (the youngest aged two) live in a two-bedroom house without any carpets or floor coverings in the living room or kitchen. Both parents suffer from ill health and they are struggling with debt. A rug to cover the living room floor would mean that the children can play safely instead of on bare floors.
W had to move house due to her daughter being harassed. The harassment was so bad that the matter went to court. The family got moved out of the area. They are in a new flat but there is no flooring. They tried to get a loan but did not succeed. They would be very grateful for any help that can be given. Thank you.
S is a lovely lady who has had a difficult time. She became an alcoholic and got into an abusive relationship where her debts spiralled. She managed to escape and spent some time in a refuge. She has now managed to turn things around with support, and has been off alcohol for over a year. She has a job but is still on a very low income and working hard to pay off her debts. A debt relief order would wipe her debts and give her a fresh start. Can you help?
A&M are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They both got into debt as a result of difficult circumstances, especially A who was struggling as a single mum. They are working really hard to stick to an incredibly tight budget. They have had to give up their car, which means M can no longer care for his granddad. They also recently suffered a traumatic miscarriage. Can you help this couple by donating to a debt relief order fee? This is the second request as DRO fees are needed for both.
M lives with her two sons, 11 and 18. She has been moved into temporary accommodation and now faces a huge energy bill; part of the bill is from the previous tenant but the energy company is refusing to clear any of the bill. £120 would help her clear a chunk of the bill and make it more manageable.
S is working well with Christians Against Poverty but has had several stays in hospital recently due to life limiting health issues. Her cooker is broken which means she has not been eating a brilliant diet. Now home again it would be lovely to provide her with a replacement cooker to enable her and her grown up son to make healthy meals.
S needs help to pay off her debts and buy enough food for her home. She's owing on her rent and has been paying it bit by bit, but this is preventing her from buying enough food. She has collected food from the foodbank more than 7 times, which is above the usual limit she's entitled to. Presently, she's still owing £100 and she wants to pay it off for peace of mind and to be able to buy her own food.
The applicant has recently been given asylum after having to flee their own country after suffering torture for being a Christian. They now have to raise a deposit as well as a month's rent in advance in order to move into a place of their own. They currently volunteer at their church almost daily and is a joy to know.
Our client is 57 years old and struggling to buy food and heat her house. She owed debts on gas and electricity. She has since paid £200 out of £285 she owed, and this is affecting her from having enough food and heating for her house. She would be so grateful if you could help her pay off the £85 balance so she can live a normal life.
This unemployed man has been offered a job working night shifts. He currently has no way of getting to this job so needs a bicycle. He is on benefits with no money spare to buy a bike. Please would you help him with a donation to obtain a bike and accept the job offer. He is very keen to improve his situation.
G and her partner have just moved out of temporary accommodation and are now trying to set up their home before their first baby arrives in January. We are helping them with this, but they are without a cooker. This is essential to keep food costs down and to keep G healthy, as she has had a troubled pregnancy. If you could help her with this, we will get the cooker delivered and installed. Thank you so much for helping this family make a fresh start.
E has had no cooker since hers was condemned 6 months ago. She has been using a camping kitchen with two gas burners trying to feed a family of 6 in relays. She will be able to get a new cooker which can be installed for this amount, she could not afford the outlay herself due to trying to sort out her debt. She is working with CAP and hopes she will be able to get a cooker in time for Christmas. Thank you.
D is a single mum with two young children on a low income. Both her washing machine and fridge have broken down and she cannot afford to replace both. She would be very grateful for your help to replace the washing machine.
A single mum of 3 is working hard to keep herself out of debt. However, her washing machine didn’t get the memo and has broken just before Christmas! This has had a negative impact on her mental health as it feels like one thing too many. It would be great to bless her with a replacement washing machine.
My client has multiple health conditions and has had to move into a new more suitable home. There was a cross-over in tenancies leaving her with a small amount owing for council tax on her old property. As she is on benefits and struggling with the change to Universal Credit, it would be really helpful if we could raise the funds for this debt to be paid off. Any contributions would be much appreciate to alleviate the stress it is causing my client. Many thanks.
Miss R has 3 young children who are in foster care at the moment. She has had trouble with alcohol and is now clean. She is looking to get her children back from care. She got into debt through trying to juggle her addiction and looking after her kids. Now she is clean and is looking to the future, she would like a fresh start, which means trying to sort her debts out. A DRO would mean she can concentrate on looking for work and showing that she is capable of looking after her kids.
A 46 year old asylum seeker is without her own home, living with her cousin. She has no benefit and relies on local charities to help her with food. Because she is living with others, she has no place to store food that is given to her. Please help her with donations for a second hand refrigerator and delivery cost of £90 total.
Debts arose when the applicant moved into a flat and later found that the landlord had not read the gas and electric meters. The first he knew of this was when he received bills for approx. £3,500. He could not avoid paying this and whilst working, paid about £600 off. However, he was ill and had to go into hospital and lost his job. He went to Citizens Advice who recommended a Debt Relief Order but he needs the fee for this. As he must have an operation he cannot look for work yet, so he would be very grateful for your help.
G had to give up work on health grounds and has physical and mental health needs which over-stretch her budget on top of normal household items. She receives Employment Support Allowance but was refused Personal Independence Payment in the past. Citizens Advice think that G should apply for this again, but in the meantime she needs a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start from the build-up of past debts. She would be very grateful for help with the fee.
"I'm in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, which i get support with. Now that I have some clean time behind me, I am now looking to do some voluntary or part time work with the intention of getting my own place. It would be very helpful if you could give me support in getting a passport and driving licence as most jobs/estate agents require photo ID but i am unable to fund this myself at this time. Thank you for your help."
Our client has just secured a new tenancy for her and her 6 year old daughter. The property doesn’t have carpets in any of the rooms. She wants to get her daughters room carpeted before Christmas as it is very cold and she is worried about her getting hurt whilst playing in there. Please can we help raise the funds to help her buy a carpet. Thank you.
Our Client from the Selby and District Foodbank has recently been moved into the area as a result of a relationship break-up. Although a place to live has been secured by Housing, she is in need of a head start with her electricity and also to buy 3 pairs of shoes for her children. Her first Universal Credit payment will not come through before Christmas and we are doing all we can to make sure this family is warm, clothed and do not build up debt before her payment arrives. Thank you.
This lady is in urgent need of a fridge/freezer as hers has broken. She has two children and and is in debt, and is currently using the foodbank to help provide food for herself and her family. She also uses our First Steps project for clothing for her children. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
This request has come via Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Swale Debt Centre. Due to the applicant's poor health and financial situation, which CAP has begun to help her with, E only has the TV as a source of entertainment and it acts as a lifeline for her, but her licence expires soon and she can't afford to renew it. Due to her financial situation, E is down sizing from a 3 bed to a 1 bed residence, as suggested by CAP.
This is a 2nd Request and a repeat of the 1st which was for the cost of private tuition fees for a 15 year old who wants to make Accountancy his profession in later life. The family were already funding it but now find they need the help of Christians Against Poverty to straighten out their finances and can no longer afford it. After the 1st donation was successful the lad had improved his grades in maths enough to allow him to follow his career choice in later life. This is for the continuation of the valuable improvements he is making.
"Due to long term mental health problems I have had to give up work and depend on benefits to support myself and my family. I worry constantly about being in debt and not having enough money to buy school uniform for my child and shoes that they desperately need. If I am able to access some support to buy school uniform for my child then this would help to reduce the amount of pressure I feel under and help me sleep better at night."
Mum of three, fled domestic violence from ex partner with her children. Struggling financially on top of Christmas to replace home furnishings as she had to leave home without any belongings. With support of family and victim engagement officer she has been able to have a fresh start in a new area away from her ex partner, but does not yet have a fridge or washing machine. We are requesting £120 to purchase her a reconditioned fridge.
This family's electric cooker broke down. They are on Employment Support Allowance and in significant debt due to ill health/ low income. Unable to purchase a replacement cooker as no spare money and do not want to get into more debt. We have supported this couple through Foodbank previously and often give food at the door. They plan to attend a free community lunch with their son on Christmas Day, but would it would be lovely to have Christmas at home with him.
K came to the area after fleeing domestic violence. She had been living in a hostel with her 2 young children, but now has her own flat. She is trying hard to make a home for her family but is struggling to cover basic costs. She has run out of money for food and utility bills, and also has rent arrears, which she must pay something towards or she may lose her home. She is receiving help to try to improve her benefits but in the meantime would appreciate support towards her living costs.
C has many health problems and as a result needs a lot of different prescriptions. She is currently in arrears with her rent and her daughter has just been diagnosed with depression. She is more concerned about paying essential bills and looking after her family, so she has decided not to purchase her prescriptions for the foreseeable future because she cannot afford both. A donation towards a Pre-paid Prescription Certificate would be of great benefit to her immediate health.
R is the full-time carer for her husband who suffers from epilepsy and is registered disabled and unable to work. They were just about managing until recently changing to Universal Credit and, with 12 days until the next payment, have no gas, electricity or money to buy food. Also they owe a final £60 repayment on a loan which they are not able to pay. An error in the calculation of their benefits will take some time to sort out, so they are now in a desperate situation until this is resolved.
S was forced to leave her hospital job when she started to have mental health problems. Her wage was just about covering her living costs but she had no savings. She now receives Universal Credit but she has rent arrears and large debts which she is unable to repay and she has been advised that her best option is to apply for a Debt Relief Order. This would considerably ease her anxiety and depression but she cannot afford the fee. Please help to give her this opportunity of a fresh start.
Our Client form the Selby and District Foodbank is in a financial and emotional crisis. She desperately needs shoes, school uniform and clothing for her family. She is receiving help for her emotional worries but we need assistance to help the family with more practical matters such as the footwear, clothing and school uniform. Thank you so much for any help you can give. The situation is dire in itself but it always seems worse as Christmas approaches, especially when children are involved.
B needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. He is a middle-aged single man living in Morecambe, who has built up multiple debts. Until recently he was the carer for his elderly mother, living in her house. He remained there after her death until his relatives forced him out. He has mobility problems following 2 strokes and has been re-housed by the Council because of his needs. Please can you help him sort out his debts and get back to normal life?
S has gone through a very difficult time in the last few months, both emotionally and financially. His partner died and then he found himself homeless for a time, and he has really struggled to make ends meet. Thankfully, things are starting to improve for him and he has managed to get back into full time work. He won't get paid until the end of the month and doesn't have enough money to cover the travel costs to and from work. It would mean a lot to him to have help in meeting this cost.
E has worked within the health and social care sector for a number of years and has recently independently paid to complete a qualification in order to be an assessor. However since this her employment has ceased and she is no in receipt of a low income. She needs support to purchase a Disclosure and Barring Check to gain employment with a health and social care agency. This costs £100. Please help this lady with the cost supporting her to gain employment and become financially stable.
C needs £90 for a DRO to help her make a new start. C is a single parent with a daughter who has mental health issues. C has debts she is unable to pay which is causing stress and anxiety. C really needs this DRO to make a new start and be able to concentrate on her daughter. Thank you!
A homeless couple need one week's emergency accommodation, plus money to pay for them to travel to and from the house. One partner had previously slept on the streets, whilst the other was in hospital. They need somewhere safe to stay whilst they consider their options, along with their support worker.
The client is an army veteran who suffers from back pain, caused by the after effects of an explosion whilst on service, PTSD and complex traumas. He was homeless until May 2018, when he settled into his own flat. He cannot sleep on the mattress provided by his landlord and is having serious night terrors as a result. He also recently moved onto Universal Credit, reducing his income, and making it harder to save for a new mattress himself.
H needs £90 to sort out her debts via a Debt Relief Order. She is currently living in supported accommodation, receiving help to tackle her alcohol misuse. She is shortly to move into her own accommodation, but has also had long-standing mental health problems and has been unable to cope. These problems have resulted in significant debts that she now wishes to sort out with the help of Citizens Advice. Can you help her to re-boot her life?
L was looking after his mother, who had dementia, for a long time. Last year she passed away and he has now had to move into a council rented flat which does not have a cooker. L has been trying to get a job but due to lack of experience is finding this very difficult. He is on job seekers allowance and therefore a very low income. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
C came to us for help with her debts which had escalated after leaving a job where there'd been harassment. Her partner left her and their three children and she is desperately struggling to manage on the small income she has. We are doing a debt relief order for her, so soon she will be debt free but the sofa bed will have to return to the suppliers. As her home is small one of her older children sleeps on the sofa bed and she urgently needs a replacement. Thank you for your help!
Ms D has 4 grandchildren under 8. Her daughter, who has been in hospital, has been burgled. They did not just take things, like the kids playstations, they totally trashed her home. All crockery broken, paint poured in the airing cupboard, kicked apart wardrobes. The family are going to be re-housed and the foodbank are gathering spare towels and sheets, but money for a new cot and other essentials would help make a new home and build confidence.
These loving grandparents have recently been awarded the care of their two primary-aged grandchildren and their 17 year old sister. After continual disruption caused by their parents' drug use, the 17 year old girl had tried to take her life twice. She is now, thankfully, more settled and studying at a local college. The local Parent Support Worker would love her to undertake an equine therapy course at a local centre staffed by qualified counsellors/ therapists. Could you help please?
Relief from an unaffordable debt burden is needed for a divorced single parent. She had a breakdown following the divorce, became ill for some time and was unable to deal with the many problems that arose from the divorce. Remarkably she managed to look after her little boy through all the difficulties, but her finances suffered, and Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only solution. A kind donation for the fee would be greatly appreciated.
Young single lady of 22 years old is pregnant and moving into supported housing after being sofa surfing for some time. She has put in a claim for Universal Credit and is waiting payment, and has spent all the money she has moving in. However, she still needs food, gas and electric and some soft furnishings to make the place homely. It's a new start for her and it will make all the difference to her to have a nice warm place to live.
This middle aged single man, moving into a new flat after difficult times, has used all his money on moving in and is struggling to manage. He has been helped by the local food bank, but has no means of cooking. He says he would manage with a microwave and a halogen cooker- he doesn't need a full sized cooker on his own. It would make such a difference for him to be able to prepare hot food, especially as the weather gets colder.
P is 72. She has suffered abuse from her son and recently changed the locks to prevent him returning. But she can't move back in as he had dumped his possessions and there is not even room to sleep. She can arrange for a Bulky Waste Collection to collect the large furniture items, costing £65. Her sole income is her state pension and her abusive partner coerces her into giving him money to buy alcohol. She will move without him and her daughter will deal with money for waste removal.
This 56 year old man was homeless for a while but now has a council tenancy. He is receiving universal credit. He has back problems and diabetes, and needs to regulate his diet because of the latter condition. On a low income, he cannot afford to buy a cooker, so a local charity has provided this item. He is also in need of a double bed, as he is a big man. He has seen one for £120 and any help with this amount would really be appreciated.
A young mum with diagnosed mental health problems, has had her benefits sanctioned. She has had a broken oven for over a month now, with mounting debts and struggling to pay bills she has no hope of replacing this herself. Would you help, please?
A gentleman has recently come out of work and has had to apply for universal credit. He has 2 young children, and is on a pay as you go meter. This has left him constantly choosing between electric or food for him and his children and at times going without electric for a day or so. This request is to help him for the next few weeks toward electric and food bills for him and his family as they struggle through this time.
This client is a lone parent with three young children. She has recently had to move out of her council tenancy due to a burst water main. She has been temporarily housed into an unfurnished property and is struggling to source essential items. Her children are in urgent need of beds but she can't afford to buy them from her benefit income. Please can you consider donating for a cot bed for her youngest child. Many thanks.
This young family have a one month old baby. Mum is an EU National from Australia, so unable to get benefits here yet and their income is limited.The family have had help from friends and family but they are unable to help anymore, and they desperately need a washing machine.
My client is engaging really well with our service, but having his own phone would enable him to get in touch with me when he is having a bad day with regards to his mental health and for me to get in touch to advise of appointments.
KL has been granted leave to remain in the UK having applied for asylum. She now has a small flat and is waiting for her benefits to come through but she has no bed or mattress. Please help her to get this essential piece of furniture. Once she is settled she hopes to continue her education and eventually become a support worker, working with asylum seekers.
This client has just been housed with us following years of street homelessness, sofa surfing and living in a caravan. He has been awarded a grant for household items but unfortunately only has one set of clothes that are extremely worn. This money would enable him to do a supervised spend around some charity shops with his support worker and complete his new home life.
K is in need of funds for a winter coat, shoes and wellingtons for her growing teenager. She has recently come out of hospital after emergency surgery and the result of this is that she will not be able to work for at least 6 weeks which means that she will not be receiving the money she would normally expect. She was working part time and will struggle financially due to the universal credit changes.
Amazingly A has found a cheap rental house to move to in Exeter, despite having poor credit, but she has no funds to pay for a man/van to move the larger items to their new home and needs to do so at the beginning of January. She's a single mum with 4 daughters, and although she recently went debt free working with Christians Against Poverty her budget is limited. I'm so hopeful we can help her.
MR was homeless but has now been given a flat. He has learning difficulties and OCD, so he likes clean clothes and bedding and he currently goes to the launderette a couple of times a week and this is working out very expensive. If he had his own washer he could maintain the standards of cleanliness that he needs to keep his OCD in control without it costing so much- Thank you.
D is just 28 years old, but over the last 18 months his diabetes has led to the amputation of toes & the loss of his sight. He is now unable to work and enjoy many of the things in life he used to. Meanwhile, he fell into debt with his motorbike that he bought on hire purchase, and on his water bills. With his partner, he brings up two young children, one of whom also has serious health issues. A Debt Relief Order would mean he can clear his debts & be free of the added anxiety that this causes.
Please can you contribute to help this family have some good mealtime routines? Dad is working really hard to care for his 5 young children, since Mum has taken unwell with her mental health. He is working hard at establishing regular meal times and good habits. They have a table in their kitchen but do not have any seats for them to sit at it. Dad would really like our help in getting two benches so he can begin to have meal times together at a table.
A gentleman, previously homeless, has moved from a fully furnished home into an unfurnished property through no fault of his own, but due to his previous landlord requesting the property back. Our client has no bed, sofa or white goods. Please can you help?
C has been unable to work due to ill health and she has had to apply for benefits. She had to make a new claim for benefits recently and apply for Universal credit, when she made the application she then had to wait a month to receive the payment. As a result she has incurred rent arrears and she is becoming worried that her landlord will take legal action against her.
The client got in touch with us after he found no one else could support him. He had been a frequent customer of the Foodbank because his benefits had recently been changed and it stopped all of his income. Now after 6 weeks he is still waiting to receive the benefits but currently has nothing to help him over the Christmas period. This funding would enable him to pay for his gas and electric and but some household essentials.
The client, who has been moving forward and making positive choices over the last year, has been dealing with a court case that has kept getting in the way of him properly moving forward. He is now at the end of the trial and is likely to be able to put the whole situation behind him and move on with his life, however he is in desperate need of travel expenses as the court cancelled the last date and did not refund him for the travel expenses he had already paid for. This would massively help him.
The client recently moved into a new home, and unfortunately after moving in found out the property had no internal doors or carpets. She was in a desperate situation so had to move in quickly. She has 2 children and really wants to sort things out asap to ensure the children can feel at home after moving around a lot over the past few years. This support would go a long way in helping this family settle in.
Mum is in her 40's and suffers with epilepsy, previous Domestic Abuse and poor Mental Health. Mum lives with her 8 year old daughter who is a young carer and has a certificate in life saving. Mum's daughter at present sleeps in the same room as Mum as her bedroom is not fit for her to be in and also she is very anxious as she is Mum's main carer. Safe Families will decorate this bedroom and make it a safe and nice place for the little girl to be in and to ease her anxiety about Mum's health.
Single Dad of two children aged 12 and 10 years old. Dad has poor Mental Health and alcohol related problems, he is trying to turn his life round and attending all relevant courses. The home is very sparse and in the corner is a television that isn't working. At present the children watch programmes on their phones in their bedrooms. A TV at Christmas would encourage the family to be together and improve relationships. The family have moved many times, but they are hoping this will be a permanent home.
This lady has physical and mental health issues. She worries about providing healthy well cooked meals for her children instead of junk food. They just about manage on her benefits for normal living costs but when her cooker broke she was unable to replace it and had to rely on just a microwave. Family members used to visit for Sunday lunch each week but this is not now possible. A cooker would enable her to regain self worth as well as being able to cook meals for them all.
K has been suffering from depression for many years. He also suffers with epilepsy, cellulitis, sleep apnoea and recently had a heart attack. K's flat is in a state of disarray and he is struggling with daily living. K has been offered a continuous positive airway pressure device for his Sleep Apnoea. However his bedroom is cluttered with a very old carpet and he's been told to first clear the room and replace the carpet. He cannot afford to do this on universal credit. Could you help?
Our client is a single mum with 3 young children who is struggling to make ends meet and needs money for the meter so that she can heat her house. Please help.
My client is living in supported living, he was moved due to a risk from others and is currently in need for gas electric and food due to this to make him able to live in his new property. My client was referred to our organisation as a care leaver and was homeless after needing to leave supported lodgings. Any help would be much appreciated.
This lady is very poorly and coping with 3 children and trying to find the courage to end her relationship that is not working. She needs to go through a DRO to clear her debts which will release more money to her each week when deduction stop and help her to move forward. Please consider helping this lady get a fresh start
Our client was diagnosed with Asperger’s, ADHD and Oppositional Disorder at a young age. He struggles with social interaction and is very isolated. When he lived at home he was very controlling and demanding with his mum. mum became depressed and even called the Police to have him removed from the house. A Social Worker advised him to get another flat as the relationship had broken down and they were unable to live together. He is struggling for money to fund a cooker.
S, a young lady of 27 yrs of age and a newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia sufferer, has experienced a freezer failure and is in dire need to replace before all stored food is discarded. Her partner, also disabled, helps where he can their income is limited.
AK and her 3 children, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in a very difficult financial situation. Because of an unusual and little known issue with the Child Tax Credit system AK has is not currently allowed to claim tax credits for her children. This issue has been raised with the local MP, who in turn has raised it with HMRC, but apparently nothing can be done and AK cannot not apply for tax credits for her children until April 2019. Please help this family.
AK and her 3 children, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in a very difficult financial situation because of an unusual and little known issue with the Child Tax Credit system which means AK has is not currently allowed to claim tax credits for her children. This issue has been raised with the local MP. AK's finances are a mess and she has got in to debt. A debt relief order will help this family greatly.
Mr G has just got his first property, he has autism and this is a big step for him. He’s getting help from his parents but they can’t help get everything to furnish the property that he still needs. He is struggling to find the funds for a cooker, and would be very grateful for your help.
This lady has ME and her son has autism. The husband is carer for them both. They paid for work to their car to get it through the MOT. A week later it broke down and they could only get scrap value for it. They had to borrow money to get another car as they live in a village in the countryside.
A single mum with two children living in Armley, studying at college, is on low benefit and her washing machine has broken down. She has seen a machine for £120 and is keen to have a replacement as she is washing everything by hand. Please help her with this much need donation.
After N became a Christian she was persecuted so fled to this country. Her asylum application was turned down, but she has appealed this decision and has a court hearing in Cardiff (150 miles away) which will consider her case. She has been living on the minimum amount of benefit and has not been given any funds for transport to the hearing, so cannot afford to make the journey. Could you please help her get to the court so she can present her case to the judge.
The applicant was managing financially when her sister and two nieces moved in to escape a violent relationship. She was already caring for her brother with Asperger's. Her bills went up and the children damaged her TV, fridge and furniture. She borrowed money, causing interest to mount up. Her sister's family now have their own home but she still has the debts to pay off. She consulted Citizens Advice who recommended a Debt Relief Order, however she needs help with the fee for this.
Single mum with two children, surviving on minimal benefits. She desperately needs a double bed, but more importantly two chest or drawers or some storage units for the children's bedrooms. They don't mind having second hand items, and it would be lovely if we could provide these before Christmas, or at least before the New Year. It would make such a difference to this young family, and make it much easier to keep the place tidy and organised for the kids.
Single man, making a new start in life after some difficulties, has found somewhere to live after being homeless for a time. He is being supported by the local church, has help from the local food bank, and is working closely with a support worker. He has next to nothing, and needs a few basic items to make his home comfortable. It would make such a difference to this man who has been down on his luck and needs a new start in life.
J is a single man who is a recovering addict for the past nine months and doing very well. He is determined to get his life back on track and is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out his debt. He needs a Debt Relief Order for this to happen. He is on benefits and cannot afford this himself. He is trying so hard to work for a fresh start and hope for the future.
This gentleman has had to move into a smaller property to avoid the spare room subsidy but has received no help with the costs of moving house. He will also need to refurnish his new house yet has very little money to do this. £100 is needed to hire a man and a van to help this gentleman move. Please would you consider giving to help this individual.
This vulnerable lady has struggled for many years and only recently became debt free through Christians Against Poverty. She is in desperate need of a new mattress and duvet covers. She is being supported by her local church and the local housing association to ensure she doesn’t spiral into debt again. Please would you consider giving to ease her situation?
S has 4 children and has had a difficult break up with her partner and is trying to make a new life and home for her children. She had saved up £400 to pay for Christmas and presents for her children. Sadly she was pick pocketed in the city centre and now can’t afford to buy the presents she wanted. Her eldest son is autistic and she wanted to get him a second hand games console ??“ he has little interest in other toys or activities. Any help towards this would be much appreciated.
J has had to spend majority of her income on transport as a close relative is at the hospital in critical condition. Also, the local authority have not agreed to pay her son's transport fees to school this term yet. She's been living on low income for a number of weeks and was referred to foodbank for help with food last week. Recently, her fridge stopped working and she's unable to replace it. With your generous donations, we hope to be able to replace this for her in time for Christmas.
E is 18 years old and has recently moved to her own council property. She has lived in supported housing since her mother asked her to leave when she was 16. She has little income, just £220 per month Universal Credit, has few belongings and would really benefit from having a washing machine as she is struggling to pay for laundrette services. E is keen to budget and develop her independence but really needs assistance with household basics and would really appreciate help from Acts 435.
This lady is trying to get back on her feet. She has been poorly but has taken in a foster child to care for. This is a private foster arrangement, and she doesn't get any specific extra money for this child (other than welfare benefits). She has debts from a while back which she wants to clear and start afresh. Citizens Advice are helping her do a Debt Relief Order, which will write off these debts. She would really appreciate help with this fee. New year, new start. Thank you.
This man is in the care of a mental health unit and has been moved for his own safety from another town. He had been the target of harasment and abuse, including physical violence, according to the Mental Health Team representative who is arranging his move. He requires money for 4 week's rent. He will immediately lose his present benefits because he is being moved onto Universal Credit, which will pay his rent in four weeks' time.
K left home aged 17 & ever since has struggled to manage a household budget. All her life she has also suffered from a hearing problem. She now struggles to bring up two young children, one of whom has severe health problems. Her partner has recently become blind through diabetes. She has slowly built up debts on her gas & water, and is now just looking for a clean start, free of debt, so she can start again in managing her day to day finances. We continue to help K with budgeting techniques.
This CAP client, who is a believer, has been managing her debt managment plan well but has had unexpected bills which make her unable to afford heating oil. It would a real blessing for her if she could have a fill of oil and have her small home heated over the winter. She lives alone and is currently feeling very low emotionally and this would be a real encouragement for her.
This mum and her 13-year-old daughter have had to move out of the family house and into a small flat after a marriage breakdown. She needs a bit of help to get back on her feet. We've given her food and cleaning/hygiene items but we would like to top up her electricity card to help her. She has part-time job but her income is very low so this would help her get by.
P has been in an abusive relationship for some years, during which time her former partner took out a number of debts in her name. Whilst she awaits an emergency move so that she and her four young children are out of reach of her former partner, we are working with her to apply for a Debt Relief Order. This will give her a fresh start, enabling her to move on from her money troubles as well as the destructive relationship. She would be so grateful for donations to the £90 fee required.
K has recently lost his job due to ill health, he has a partner and 3 young children to support but problems with their claim for Universal Credit have left them facing a bleak Christmas. They have had to use a food bank and can't afford to have their heating on. Their Universal Credit claim will not be sorted out until the new year. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
This family has lost everything financial because their business went into liquidation. They have moved into a rented property. Whatever money they had is now exhausted and they cannot afford to heat their home as the winter weather grips. They are working part-time and looking for more work, but it is hard to come by because it is the holiday season winter lay-off. M is a regular church attender and prays for your help.