E is an extremely vulnerable young person suffering from severe mental health difficulties. Although she now has secure accommodation and is no longer homeless, unfortunately E has been struggling with a damp issue for quite some time which has led to her wallpaper being removed and damage being caused to her belongings. Due to living in poverty she is not able to rectify this herself. This is massively impacting her already poor mental health. This donation would help E to create a safe, comfortable and healthy home space for herself.
Acts 435 is about giving to people directly, to help them bridge the gap when they are facing a financial crisis. To be part of this opportunity to help a specific person in need, please read our applicants' stories below and give as you feel able - any amount, from £5, would make a big difference.
Or, if you prefer, you can make a general donation and the Acts 435 team will allocate it to the most urgent requests.
This mum has recently become single and has been left with financial burdens and debt. She has young children so this flooring and paint for the hallway will really create a nice safe entrance to the family home. The rest of the home was sorted before mum's partner left. This will help make the family home safe and welcoming.
A is a lone parent with two children, aged 6 and 2. A is currently receiving income support. She suffers from depression and anxiety and has recently gone into debt but is getting help from Citizens Advice to sort out the debts and maximise her income. The 2 year old is currently sharing his mother’s bed and really needs a bed of his own, but A does not have the funds to purchase a bed for him. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
This lovely lady is doing so well, she has two children who have been in the care of her mum. She now has her children back and is finding her feet and being supported by lots of different agencies. Her older son, who is 11 years old, is going on a school camp which she is struggling to afford as it costs £380. She has been able to get all the money except for £150. She wonders if someone is able to help her finance this. She would be so grateful.
This young lady has two young children and is worried about how she can get everything together over the summer for her children to go back to school. She needs uniform, shoes, PE kits, stationery and wants to buy them both new lunchboxes. She would so appreciate help with this. She is doing really well not getting into debt and budgeting and is getting help from her local Citizens Advice to maximise her income. She wants to be proud to send her children to school looking smart in September. Thank you so much.
G has suffered from serious mental health issues for a few years now, and recently lost his job as a result of medical dismissal. Desperate to afford child maintenance payments and his ongoing rent and bills, G took out several payday loans and got stuck in a debt spiral. G is doing some really positive work with professionals to improve his mental health and will hopefully get back to work soon. Clearing his debts would be a huge boost for him, but he cannot afford the Debt Relief Order fee. Please help G.
S has really struggled to manage his own finances in the past, which has led to him incurring a significant amount of debt. S has proactively worked hard to obtain the skills and knowledge required to keep control of his finances in the future, but due to the repayments he is making towards his debts in order to keep bailiffs off his doorstep, he is on a very low income at the moment. He would love to be able to do a Debt Relief Order and get a fresh start, but needs help to afford the £90 fee. Please help S.
On the 1st March this year, J bravely fled a long-term abusive relationship. Unfortunately, the relationship has left her with a lot of psychological and financial scars. She has been diagnosed with PTSD which is preventing her from working, and she is being pursued for debts she and her ex-partner incurred when they were together. She is desperate for a fresh start and to have some stability in her life, but right now she is unable to afford the £90 fee for a Debt Relief Order. Please help J.
J suffers from severe mental health issues, as well as severe back pain which greatly limits her mobility. However, due to the huge delays Personal Independence Payment applicants are currently experiencing, J's level of income is far too low for somebody with her health problems. J has also built up a large amount of debt from periods where she experienced poor mental health episodes. She now has her mother helping with her finances, but really wants a fresh start and her debt cleared. Please help J afford a Debt Relief Order.
Miss A was the victim of honour based domestic abuse. Her family were forcing her into a marriage she did not agree to. She had a partner, who her family disapproved of. Her brothers saw her with her partner and attacked them both. She fled her property and went into a women's refuge. She was then moved into a safe house, from there she moved to permanent property. Miss A is also 8 months pregnant. Curtains will make her feels safe as she can close them to get some privacy at night.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Unfortunately, her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Her partner remains in the original property. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Unfortunately, her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Her partner remains in the original property. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years. She is desperate for a tumble dryer.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years. The sofa bed is for her youngest daughter to sleep on as they do not have enough bedrooms in the new flat.
This lady's husband was involved in a horrific car accident over 2 years ago and nearly died. She is on a low income. He has been in various hospitals and for quite a bit of the time has been in a coma. He is getting better and adaptions are being made for him to return home. Part of the treatment is a phased return, but the hospital cannot fund transport. Private cars are not suitable and special taxis are needed. This donation would fund 4 such journeys. Any help would be really gratefully received.
C has recently come out of prison. She does not have a phone that can access the internet. This is making it difficult for her to access her online Universal Credit account and to be able to bid on council properties. A smartphone would make a big difference to her, can you help?
Our client has been found street homeless and was referred to us by Bradford Homeless Outreach team. He needs to make an application to the EU settlement scheme and this will have a profound effect on his ability to gain employment and access housing and other services. In order to apply to the scheme he needs to have a valid ID document. Our client needs support to pay for travel from Bradford to an appointment at the Slovakian embassy in London.
This young mum has recently turned her life around and has been housed after living in a flat. Her bed base is broken and she has been sleeping on just a mattress on the floor. She is 6 months pregnant so this is particularly uncomfortable for her. She is on a low income and is hoping her children can come home once her house is sorted. Can you help her to get a bed base so she can sleep comfortably?
This young man came out of prison and totally turned his life around. He is now determined to stay off the streets and out of prison, and has been doing a lot of volunteer work. He has a massive obsessive cleaning disorder. He has a furnished flat however he just cannot afford to get carpets, and the floor boards can only be mopped so many times. He has a daughter who he wants to see more of.
A is recovering from domestic violence, which left her with debts she cannot afford to repay. Could you help her and her children have a fresh start without this history holding them back?
This single mum has a daughter with down's syndrome and has health issues herself. Her daughter creates extra washing and mum is desperate to be able to provide clean clothes for her family. D is a Christians Against Poverty client and her income is very low, so after the bills are paid there is no spare money for household necessities. Help towards a second hand machine would be gratefully received. Thank you.
A 37 year old asylum seeker from Iran living in Leeds has struggled to live without a mobile phone. He has no means to purchase one; he receives little benefit to live on. He is desperate to have a way to contact his solicitor and home office about case and to keep up on information and contacts. He has seen a phone for £100 and asks for £40 to help with data, to communicate and learn English. Please help him to purchase what he needs to help him settle in the UK.
A 31 year old asylum seeker from Egypt is living in Leeds and asks for £100 for help to purchase a mobile phone and £40 for data to continue to study English and to keep in touch with contacts. He is finding it challenging to have no phone and suffers with the isolation that he feels as a result. Please help him to have what he needs to communicate with his solicitor about his asylum case and settle well in the UK.
A 27 year old asylum seeker from Syria asks for £140 to purchase a £100 mobile phone and £40 for data to help him study English in Leeds and keep in touch with family. He has found it difficult to have no means to learn English and has to return a phone he has borrowed temporarily. Please help him to learn, feel confident that his family is okay, and settle well.
E is a refugee who has recently been joined by his wife and daughter. They have reunited after being apart for more than 2 years. E is not currently working and is reliant on benefits. The family have moved into an unfurnished property and although much of the furniture and white goods have been sourced, they require your support in purchasing household items such as a vacuum cleaner and microwave.
A married couple need your help. The husband retired following a serious back accident and a year in hospital. He receives Disability Living Allowance and pension payments. His wife is not working and has poor physical and mental health, she is on medication and receives benefits to look after her husband. The wife received benefits for a number of years when suddenly DWP realised they were not entitled after they became aware of pension payments and now they have a debt of £20,000. They need £150 for the Debt Relief Order fees. They have less than £25 disposable income per month.
This family have two children, one who now attends high school and one in year 3 at primary school. Mum has spoken to us three times since Friday evening with concerns for food and her gas and electric meters running out. She explained they have no internet in the house and also her fear of now leaving the house and being in trouble as there is a positive Covid case in her household. Her son who attends school has been unwell since Friday evening and she said she is feeling desperate.
A single mum of two daughters is needing to wean her baby. She has been an asylum seeker for the past 5 years and has no access to public funds. Life is very challenging for this family, and mum has her own health issues too. Any help you could give them towards weaning equipment would be really appreciated.
This lovely lady is a single mum who has always struggled with her mental health. She is very worried about how she will be able to afford school uniform for her children for September, including shoes, stationery and school trips which need paying for. Her children are very understanding but she really wants them to go to school looking smart and for them to be involved in all the school activities, even those which need paying for. She would really love some financial help with this.
D is a lovely young lady working with Christians Against Poverty. She was with her ex-partner for 7 years - he was violent and controlling. He took out loans in D's name which she has not been able to pay back, so her debts have spiraled from there. The debts have contributed to her poor mental health. D has a seven year old daughter and she would love to be able to give her occasional treats. Can you help with a Debt Relief Order so D can get her and her daughter's life back on track?
Safe Families are supporting two little boys who have complex additional health needs and sensory issues. They lost their dad two years ago very suddenly within two weeks of him having a diagnosis of cancer. Both children are currently undergoing specialist services support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. These sensory aids will really help to provide comfort and enable the boys to self soothe and regulate their feelings and emotions.
This client has had to flee from domestic violence with her teenage daughter. She suffers from bi-polar disorder and an emotionally unstable personality disorder so is struggling with moving to a new area. Her daughter also suffers with poor mental health and is under the care of the local mental health unit. The mother is in receipt of Universal Credit and child benefit and cannot afford white goods for their new home. Your help with the cost of a washing machine would be greatly appreciated.
This lady is a pensioner struggling with debts that originated due to a prolonged time of her life in low income that made her struggle to meet financial commitments. Her situation became unmanageable after she had a mental health breakdown that ended up with her spending time in hospital. She now has an opportunity to address her debt by applying for a Debt Relief Order; however, she is unable to afford the £90 fees. Please could you help her to pay the fees so she can become debt free and enjoy life again?
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty debt centre, we are supporting a single lady struggling with crippling debt. Her fridge door is broken and it doesn't refrigerate very well. We are seeking funds towards replacing her fridge so she can refrigerate her food properly to last longer. She is now in the process of solving her debt problems and this gift would go a long way to bless her.
A single mum who is struggling in debt has sought help from Christians Against Poverty. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order is her route out of debt. Please would you consider helping her raise the £90 fee by the government so she can have a fresh start? Thank you.
This client has been living in a refuge with her son for the past 8 months after fleeing from an abusive partner. She had endured sexual, physical and verbal abuse for the past 10 years and found the courage to leave when her partner hit her son with a belt and threatened to kill him. They have now been moved to an unfurnished flat in a new area and the mother is struggling to equip the home as she is reliant upon Universal Credit and child benefit. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
S has been granted refugee status and now has to move from Newcastle to Manchester. S lives with his daughter and wife. As asylum seekers they received £5 a day from the Home Office to live on. This was not enough to help them hire transport to move their belongings to a new city. £150 would help them cover the cost of moving city to start a new life as refugees together.
J had a fire in his flat, he lives alone and was able to put the fire out but not before it had damaged his mattress and clothes. He is on benefits but has no savings or insurance and so he cannot replace these items. He has been sleeping in a chair since the fire but he has back problems and this is making it worse. He now has one pair of jeans and two t-shirts that aren't damaged but he cannot manage with just these. Please could you help him to get this damaged items replaced? Thank you.
A came to the UK on a spousal visa but the relationship broke down and he now has no right to remain and has no recourse to public funds (he cannot get benefits). He was working but lost the work due to Covid-19. He is trying to maintain contact with his son and has sporadic supervised access in a town that's 25 miles away. He has to buy a train ticket at just over £25 per visit. He had previous help in April however he would love to still see his son and is asking for help again. Thank you.
A cares for his partner in a house with no carpets. They use rugs over concrete floors. A himself has a heart condition and depression. They live on Universal Credit and his partner's Personal Independence Payment. They have just gone debt-free and are managing their money on a Christians Against Poverty plan. They would use this money to carpet their living room and bedroom. They have a friend who is willing to fit the carpets for almost nothing. A receives hospitality at church. If you could give anything it would be greatly appreciated.
H, a lady who is in dispute with the DWP regarding her benefits, needs to pay her water rates bill urgently. Her sister in law has given her £300 and she has £10, so she needs £90 to pay this bill as soon as possible. She suffers from mental health challenges for which she receives medication. She and her partner currently live on handouts from a charity in order to exist and her partner suffers from ill health as well. Please help this lady who is doing her best under difficult circumstances.
Our client is going through a very difficult period in his life and due to the pandemic he got more and more isolated. We are supporting him with his finances and have also put him in touch with other support organisations. His current phone is old and not working properly so he has no access the web. This makes it difficult for us and others to reach him. He struggles to go out of the house due to his health issues and your support would make it possible for him get out of his isolation.
This single, hard working mum of two school aged boys is struggling to manage due to historic debt. She is being assisted with a debt plan by Christians Against Poverty, but her cooker has broken. She has no savings to replace this. We have found a replacement cooker for £85. Can you help?
S and her children have recently moved into a new house. It is completely unfurnished and so they are trying to source the items they need. They have been able to obtain most of these things but S would like to buy a television for her children, so that they can watch together at home as a family. S is a single mother claiming Universal Credit and so is on a low income. She can't afford to buy this herself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
S has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. She has been relying on the local foodbank and has a large family and low income. S has a broken bed base and could do with a new/second hand one. Your gift would make a difference to S and hopefully provide her with a better night's sleep.
Miss M has had to move home quickly due to antisocial behaviour by others. This meant she was unable to save up for new carpet in the new home. She is only on Universal Credit and has had to pay for removals as well this month meaning she cannot pay for any luxuries. She has found some cheap carpet tiles online and will fit them herself to keep costs down. Miss M has good budgeting skills but when she has an expected item to pay for, she cannot.
This mum is currently engaged with a recovery service and is making great progress. Finances are tight and she can’t afford to buy the new clothes for secondary school which her child will be attending in September 2021. Any assistance you could give towards this would be so appreciated.
This client was seen at Lewisham foodbank during the week and made a request for help with clothes and shoes. He has recently been discharged from hospital and is struggling in many ways. He has lost 20kg due to ill health and hasn't enough money to buy food or pay his bills. Due to the weight loss he is in much need of new trousers and clothes in general. Thank you so much for your kind consideration of this request.
A member of our food pantry project has shared that their fridge/freezer has broken. Due to being on Universal Credit he does not have savings to replace his fridge/freezer. He is struggling with the cost of purchasing food daily. A replacement fridge/freezer would really help this gentleman on low Universal Credit.
C is a parent who has recently fled from her partner after domestic abuse. Her original mobile phone was broken by her partner and as she is financially challenged she is unable to purchase another. Without the mobile she considers herself very venerable, which in turn makes her anxious about her family. Can we help her get a cheap one so she can feel secure again? Thank you.
This lady is a single parent who is struggling financially. She has a 6 year old son. She doesn't have a bed for her son. She suffers from anxiety but her mental health is improving. Help with this this need would give her son a bed and the lady some peace of mind. Can you help?
This 24 year old asylum seeker from Oman has been in the UK since June 2020. She has recently moved to Hull and has been attending Open Doors. She is not permitted to work and has no access to public funds. She is seeking financial help to buy a new mobile phone as her old phone is damaged. She lives on her own and has no other source of help.
This 24 year old Asylum seeker from Pakistan has been in the UK since January 2021. He has recently moved to Hull and has been attending Open Doors Charity in Hull. He receives £37 a week. He is not permitted to work and has no access to public funds. He would be very grateful for any help to buy a second hand bicycle as it will help him save on bus fares and also makes travelling to training centres easier.
This single mum and her six children have been moved to Barnsley for their safety. They fled with nothing from their old home. They are now housed safely but have need of all domestic appliances. Her most urgent need is for a washing machine. Any help you could give would be really appreciated.
This 30 year old asylum seeker from Sudan has been attending Open Doors charity in Hull. He is requesting financial assistance to buy a second hand bicycle, helmet and lock. He receives £37 a week. He is not permitted to work and has no access to public funds. A bicycle will help him save on bus fares to attend training centres. He would be very grateful for any help given.
G has been street homeless for a number of years and secured tenancy on his current property in November, he has now managed to furnish the property but still has no cooker. This means he is having to commute each day to the soup kitchen. It would be great to be able to buy him a cooker so he can be more independent.
T was homeless and has been provided accommodation with no cooking facilities. He is in need of a cooker in order to prepare food. He receives benefits, but is unable to save enough money to purchase this item. The provision of this would really help him to eat well and at an affordable cost. Any help you could give towards a cooker would be very much appreciated. Many thanks.
S and her two children were found sleeping outside of a foodbank having suffered years of emotional abuse. She has no recourse to public funds and lost her job due to Covid-19. They are now being supported by a social worker and have been placed in unfurnished temporary accommodation. She has been offered some temporary work in September but until then has no money to buy even basic furniture to make a home for her young family. Please help them make a fresh start so their healing process can begin.
Our client is a pensioner and extremely vulnerable. She hadn't realised she had to apply for her pension so when her Employment Seeker's Allowance stopped, she was without money for a few months before she could find someone to help. We sorted her money out but we have come to realise that she has very little in her flat so we are trying to help her where we can. Could you help get her a lightweight hoover as she doesn't have one at all. Many thanks.
This 6 year old boy with ADHD was very upset when his treasured bike was stolen from their back garden. He is the only one of his large family without a bike. It is their main form of transport. His mum has no spare money to buy him one. It is his birthday next week and it would be lovely if he could have a bike for his birthday. Please would you help his mum to get one for him? Thank you.
J and her 5 year old daughter had to flee domestic violence from the child’s father. The family were placed in very small furnished accommodation, they are now going to be rehomed but have no furniture other than a double bed. Mum would like to buy a bed and bedding for the little girl. The family is subject to a Child in need plan.
M lost her daughter to suicide last year and due to too many memories etc. in the home she was supported by us to move into a bungalow to be near friends and family to support her during this period of grief. M is in very poor mental and physical health and is limited to walking a few steps due to COPD and swollen ankles due to a heart defect. M now lives in a bungalow with a garden however due to the costs of moving she has been unable to afford to purchase any garden furniture and would love to be able to sit outside with friends and family.
R is a single mum on benefits with two primary aged boys. The boys are growing rapidly and R needs to buy new school shoes and uniform over the summer. She cannot afford to do so as she is also trying to pay off rent arrears with the help of Christians Against Poverty. Please could you help towards the boys' school uniform?
L is a client working with Christians Against Poverty. She has made significant steps away from her life of drug addiction, and an abusive relationship, and is looking for a fresh start. She has unmanageable debts, some of which were taken out without her knowledge by her ex-partner. The Debt Relief Order needs a sum of £90 in order to go through, which L cannot pay as she is not working at present, and on Universal Credit.
R has bi-polar which means she struggles to hold down a job for long and was unable to cope with budgeting when moving constantly between work and Universal Credit. With our help she is now in receipt of disability benefits and is clear about her budget so should be able to remain out of debt. We would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order which would lift a huge weight off her.
C is a young woman working full time, providing for her partner and 6 year old daughter. Her partner is not in work and not eligible for benefits. Despite working she is struggling and is in debt; she has resorted to payday loans and the foodbank to help pay rent, gas and electric and to feed her family. A donation would reduce the financial pressure on her while she works with debt advisors to stabilise her finance and debt situation.
C's home is in need of a new bedframe. Their flat was in poor condition, the landlord didn't rectify the problems and so their home was overrun with black mould, which caused sickness. The damp was so severe it ruined their furniture and clothes. C has been moved to another property and has slowly purchased inexpensive furniture and flooring to replace ruined items. They furnished and decorated the room for their three daughters first, but the parents' room has no flooring and the bed frame is broken.
T is part of the local travelling community and very recently his brother committed suicide totally unexpectedly. Not only has this devastated him, but he has no financial means to pay for petrol to cover the 132 miles each way for the funeral or to buy a suit to attend. He has mental health issues and is on the basic Universal Credit allowance. Any contribution to make it possible for T to say goodbye to his brother in person would be truly appreciated.
This single mother caring for her two school aged children has struggled with sudden job loss at the start of the pandemic leaving her with mounting debts and rising levels of stress and anxiety. A Debt Relief Order would clear her debts and give her the peace of mind and renewed confidence to start rebuilding and reorganising her family life, to look again for new work, whilst enabling her to adjust her family budgeting to the benefits she currently receives, without significant debt repayment demands.
R is a single mum claiming Job Seeker's Allowance, Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit, she works as a supply teacher but now as it's the summer holidays and due to the pandemic she has not had much work over the last couple of years. She needs help with a school uniform for her son, she has been able to get some hand me downs from friends whose children have outgrown their old clothes but she still has a large amount she can't afford to get herself. The school is very strict on uniform and little help is available.
G has not left his flat in over 8 years. He was severely injured and is housebound and uses an electric bed to help give him more movement and to allow him to get in and out easily. The bed has become damaged and the cost to repair it is beyond what he can afford. This help would make the world of difference to him.
D has multiple health problems and has not been able to work since February. It took some time for her Universal Credit claim to go through, there have been constant problems related to it, and her benefits have now been stopped altogether. She is receiving support to try and get this sorted out but is at the end of her tether and has now used up all her savings. She has built up rent arrears and needs to try and make a payment of £150 by the end of the month to ensure her tenancy is secure. She would really appreciate your help.
C had to come out of work with a long term health condition which has really impacted not only their finances but also their mental health. They are working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who have advised a Debt Relief Order (DRO). This costs £90 to process which C doesn't have. C is getting help for their mental health, and the DRO would really help relieve the pressure they are feeling from living with unmanageable debt. They thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
This young single mum is waiting for a diagnosis for ADHD for her child. He has broken his bed and damaged a lot of his room. He is under healthy young minds. Mum is so stressed she cannot afford to replace another bed and has been advised to get a metal framed bed, which will be more expensive. Mum has had to move house because of his behaviour as neighbours were complaining.
R is a 61 year old man who suffers with many illnesses. R cares for his wife who also has serious illness and mobility issues along with their adult child who has severe learning difficulties. R is being supported by his local foodbank and is finding it very difficult to make ends meet. They have no flooring in their hallway and it is not ideal as they are both not very mobile. Any help you could give R to get some flooring for his hall would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This mother has struggled after losing her job at the beginning of the pandemic. She is caring for her four children on her own but her debts have now become overwhelming with debt repayments making it very difficult to provide for her family properly. A Debt Relief Order would help her to clear her debts and give her the peace and stability to start rebuilding her life, looking for work again and budgeting on the benefits she currently receives.
This mum of four children suffers with severe mental health issues. The older two children are acting as young carers for younger two. All often appear unkempt in school which affects the children's well-being. The family have had to move to a new property as theirs was not suitable. Mum is struggling to keep on top of washing for the family. Could you help to provide them with a tumble dryer to make their lives a little easier?
L has recently left care and has moved into her own first home, she is determined to find employment and make her home comfortable and safe. L cannot afford to buy herself a washing machine and she is hand washing her clothes to look smart and presentable for job interviews. L would also benefit from a chest of drawers to store her clothes neatly and her documents safely.
F has three children, she is currently on Universal Credit and is unable to afford to replace her sofa which has collapsed in the middle as the frame has broken. The family will benefit immensely from a new sofa so they can all sit comfortably together instead of sitting on cushions on the floor.
R has fled the family home and an abusive relationship, she has had to start all over again with nothing but her clothes. R has recently been given a new flat to start again, she is struggling to furnish it on a low income and would greatly benefit from financial support to allow her to purchase a comfortable sofa and a microwave to heat her food.
D is moving out of her family home into her first home, she has very little in the way of furniture to furnish her new home. D is on a low income and doesn't have any savings to buy furniture for her new home. Any help you could give her to get a clothes dryer, a large mirror and a coffee table would be really appreciated.
S and her children have fled domestic violence and they have recently moved into their own home. S is living on a low income and does not have the funds to purchase a cooker for the family home. S advised she will be extremely grateful for any financial support to help towards purchasing and fitting the cooker.
This young single mum on a low income is in need of three children’s bike helmets. Mum has managed to save and buy bikes for the kids but just cannot afford the helmets as well. The children want to go on bike rides but the amount of traffic where they live is too busy so safety is a big need.
C is a young man who approached us for help with a debt. He has a physical and learning disability, and is struggling to live independently. He has had no support and was not receiving the benefits he was entitled to, but has been paying his bills out of his Universal Credit and not eating. He is very thin and anxious - so we have applied for his correct benefits and got the foodbank organised to support him weekly. But his cupboards are totally bare so we need to restock, and he has no electric so this needs topping up too. Please help. Thanks.
This client is a lone parent on a low income, he is in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit which only just covers his essential daily outgoings. He suffers from epilepsy, depression and anxiety. He has to wash his daughter's school uniform every day due to COVID-19 but is not able to dry them in time most days, meaning his daughter sometimes has to wear damp clothing. The family have been victims of harassment and he is concerned that this may mark his daughter as a target for bullies.
A is vulnerable and being supported by the council's housing outreach service to settle into his new community. He has been offered a tenancy but it is unfurnished, and being able to get some white goods would help him to settle and begin to build a new life for himself. Can you help him?
M has just had a 10 month hospital admission after experiencing difficulties with her mental health. She is in the process of readjusting to life back into the community. She is currently unemployed and has low income from benefits. She lives alone and is isolated from friends and family, and spending a lot of time alone with her thoughts is not helping her mental health. A television would give her connection to the outside world and help her to rebuild her mental health.
This gentleman’s benefits have been stopped and he won't be paid again for another 6 weeks. During this time he has lost his accommodation due to non payment of rent. He is now sleeping rough. Our charity Warming up the Homeless can assist him for four days with temporary accommodation but he needs one more night's accommodation until his appeal is heard and he can hopefully be housed. The accommodation is very basic.
P has struggled with alcohol addiction and is currently in a long term Christian rehab centre where he is getting the support he needs to get himself back on track. Before he sought help, he had gotten into debt - while he'd kept up with his bills, he took out several credit cards and got into an endless cycle of debt. He is very anxious about all of this and would love to leave rehab debt free knowing he has a true second chance. A Debt Relief Order would allow him to do this.
This lovely lady is an agency nurse struggling as a single parent to 2 children, one with ADHD. She is struggling to find the time to work when she can't get childcare in the school holidays due to her son's health. She has no family locally and is looking to move. She has lots of debts and is struggling to feed her children and going without herself. She would love some support for supermarket food and school uniform for September. Thank you so much.
D is off work due to a serious accident in 2020 and has three children. D is on benefits while he is awaiting surgery however COVID-19 has slowed down the process. D is unable to work at present. D's wife is on carer's allowance as their middle son has autism and is currently not attending school until a specialist provision placement is found. D is being supported by his local foodbank and is really struggling to make ends meet. Any help to buy bathroom flooring would be very much appreciated.
F is unwell and her husband is her carer. They are on benefits but really struggling to make ends meet. F has three children and is being supported by her local foodbank. They are unable to pay their gas and electric bills this time as they do not have sufficient funds left and any help to pay this off would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This young man was previously living in our shared supported house following a relationship breakdown with his family. He has now been able to move in to his own place but is in need of help with purchasing household equipment, crockery etc. to set up his home. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
Mrs C is a lady who has no access to a washing machine. She has COPD, muscle spasms in her legs and feet, osteoarthritis her neck and knees, and rheumatoid arthritis in her back, which means she cannot wash items in the bath. She quickly becomes out of breath. She is also unable to visit a launderette as she cannot afford a taxi. Her income is only Universal Credit which means she cannot pay for a washing machine herself. Mrs C is getting down and she has washing piling up.
Mrs C is requiring help for installation and delivery for a washing machine. She cannot install the washing machine herself as she has numerous health conditions including COPD, spasms in her legs, osteoarthritis in her neck and knees and rheumatoid arthritis in her back. She has no access to a car, therefore would also need help with delivery costs. She has no family or friends that she can ask for help with the installation and delivery.
This single mum of two children has had to flee from the area because of incidents with her ex-partner. She is living on benefits and has large debts so is struggling to meet the costs of moving home. Please would you help her to make a fresh start so that the family can settle into their new home and life? Thank you.
M has fallen into a difficult situation with debt, primarily though unemployment and difficulty accessing benefits. He has also been caring for his disabled wife at home. He now has the opportunity to lift this burden of debt through a Debt Relief Order which will be put through by the local Citizens Advice, but he needs to find the fee to do so. Your consideration of this need is much appreciated.
This mum has not received her benefits for the last 2 months. She is really struggling to buy food and pay for gas and electricity. She suffers from seizures and some other health problems including depression. Please would you help her to get through this difficult time? It will help her to take greater care of herself and improve her wellbeing. Thank you.
This middle aged gentleman suffers from long-term ill health and his partner has been his carer for years. They have a minimal income from benefits and are currently running a deficit budget, which is causing a lot of anxiety on a daily basis. This gentleman wants to resolve his debt and have a fresh start financially. He has been advised to apply for a Debt Relief Order and has asked for help to cover the fees.
S is a lady who is working hard with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her debt problems. She needs a new pair of glasses but even after all the savings and NHS deductions she still needs to pay £62 which she cannot afford. It would be fantastic if we could help her to meet this cost.
P is a single mum with two children aged 8 months and 3 years old. She has had to move out of the property she used to rent and is now living with her parents. Unfortunately, she has got debt issues. Her parents have tried to help her but she now faces court action over the debts. She has contacted Citizens Advice and they are advising her on the options available to her. Support with her weekly shopping bill would provide her with some relief as she worries about her children having enough to eat.
A is a single parent who has 7 children, 6 of whom are at school. She has recycled the uniform down the ages but number 5 starts in September and the uniforms are threadbare. With this money, she will be able to get two school logo sweatshirts per child from the supplier and will get the remaining uniform from her local supermarket. She is grateful for any assistance with uniforms as she has stretched them out as far as they will go. She has sourced shoes and coats from a local clothes bank. Thank you.
T has two children starting high school in September but her twins need logo sweatshirts and jackets and she is unable to fund these alongside their other needs such as PE kit and shirts, ties, shoes and bags. She has tried to pick up second hand ones, but missed the swap meet, not knowing it was on. She is a single parent and is struggling to make ends meet after losing work through Covid-19. Could you help her?
C is a single young mum who has a daughter who starts school in September. She has recently been allocated a home for them both and needed items to set up, so she is struggling with uniform costs. She can get everything she needs for this amount and has calculated everything based on her local supermarkets prices. She will be very grateful for any help provided.
L is a single father with a son going into secondary school from September. He contracted Covid-19 and was unable to work, and is now reliant on benefits. He is unable to meet all the costs for his son's new school kit and uniform and is requesting this amount which is the shortfall in the amount needed. He has purchased a blazer and rugby top, pens and a bag, he has trousers that still fit - however his son needs shirts, ties and PE kit still and he is appealing for help. Thank you.
We have been supporting S with a number of issues around housing and mental health problems and the last year has been particularly difficult. S has been offered a property to move into with her daughters which will give her a safer and more secure home but she needs support to buy a carpet for the girls' bedroom. If you could consider helping S to buy the carpets she needs this will mean the world to her and she will finally be able to have a fresh start where she feels safe with her children.
This young man has got himself into financial difficulty and has struggled to find work. He is being supported by his family who are helping him get back on his feet. His local Citizens Advice is helping him complete a Debt Relief Order and give him a fresh start. He struggles with communicating and hopes that clearing his debt will help him move forward. Thanks for your donation.
C is a single mother of two children living in rented accommodation and currently working part time claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. C is on a low income wage and has only recently returned to work due to the pandemic. She is not getting the hours needed to maintain her household and afford to buy new school uniforms for the kids. She also hasn't been able to save up due to not being able to work over the last several months, mainly due to the pandemic but also due to completing a university degree.
Both S and his partner struggle with serious health issues. S struggles to move, and also finds it excruciatingly difficult to complete basic daily tasks. S has only just received his Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award, despite living with his illnesses for years. Due to his income before now being far too low, S has a lot of debts. Now that S has received his PIP award and his partner has applied for PIP also, their financial future should be healthy, but right now S really needs help to afford the Debt Relief Order fee. Please help.
This lady lost both of her parents last year within 4 months of each other. Her partner has left her and she is alone with a toddler. The local authority have housed her in a flat. She has few resources. They have beds but nothing else that belongs to her, no carpet no clothes storage and no additional furniture. She has been struggling with her mental health and is now on a diagnostic pathway for ADHD. We are requesting £150 to enable her to get carpet/rugs and furniture to store clothing.
This lady is a domestic violence survivor and has recently been moved to Hastings after fleeing Hertfordshire. She has five kids (eight including her new partner's) and they do not have a washing machine. The money would be used to purchase a second hand washing machine as a matter of urgency.
This gentleman is the new partner of a lady who has escaped domestic violence with 5 children and they have no savings and low income, so have been unable to afford to insure him to drive. This is creating a huge barrier for them as they have numerous appointments to attend and she is struggling with the pressure of doing it all. She has been diagnosed with kidney stones and is in increasing pain. They cannot afford taxis to the hospital. The funds are to insure him to drive (quoted at £148).
N is a single mother with 2 dependent children living in rented accommodation. They recently started trading on a self-employed basis claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. N came to the UK 12 years ago and has right to remain, although she has to pay fees currently to the home office to renew her visa so that she can remain in the UK, and this is eating up all her money. Her children start school in September and she needs help with their uniform for this year, the school is very strict for the uniform and she is struggling to afford this.
The client N is a refugee and she is pregnant and expecting her baby in February. She is living by herself in a house that the council have provided for her, and she needs help to buy carpet and furniture. She has low income, therefore she urgently needs support. Any help you could give her would be really appreciated.
Our client, M, is a refugee and has a low income. He was an asylum seeker and he only recently got his refugee status. M has just move to a private shared house and he cannot afford to buy essential kitchen equipment (pans, pots, glasses, plates and mugs etc) to help him cook for himself. Therefore, we are asking if you might support M with £60 to buy these essentials to help him to settle in his house.
M is a young person who is currently living in supported accommodation and being helped to get her life back on track by her mentor. She has a difficult background and now suffers with mental health problems and the burden of unmanageable debt as a result. Could you help her to make a fresh start by paying the £90 that she needs to get a Debt Relief Order and start again?
B is a single mum, who works in our local hospital. Christians Against Poverty are helping her sort her debts and manage her finances. B's electric cooker has well and truly broken and she's worried about preparing meals for her two children, especially as the school holidays have started. Any help would be gratefully received to enable her to have a new one fitted, thank you.
N had to leave her home and country, where she worked for 21 years in a hospital lab, because she was persecuted for her Christian faith. She has been in England for 19 months and lived in temporary SERCO hostels. She has recently gained asylum and her own accommodation where she now lives with her husband. She is now attending a local church. They are on Universal Credit and cannot afford a washer to wash their clothes.
J is 31 years old and has recently been given a flat in Glasgow after many years of chaotic living. J has been suffering from anxiety and depression and has been neglecting his house and person for some time. Glasgow City Mission has offered him support to paint his flat. This is a new beginning for him. However, he has no money at present even to contribute towards the paint and brushes. We are hoping you can consider him for some financial help. Thank you.
Miss R has escaped domestic violence and has been left in a difficult position with no belongings, she has been trying to get white goods and furniture again but has been struggling to find a sofa for her and the children, they would like a place to sit in the evenings and a place for them to be a family again and return to some normality. Are you able to help with this?
B is a 25 year old who approached her local Citizens Advice as she is struggling financially. She has a very young child who she is struggling to afford to support. B accrued debts when she was 18 and is now looking to get on top of her finances. In seeking debt advice now, B has been recommended for a Debt Relief Order. Sadly she cannot afford the £90 fee, please donate to help her afford this so she can have a fresh start and focus on caring for her child. Thank you.
K is a refugee based in York. She is in need of a replacement mattress. She has been trying to use an inflatable one for some time but it is now damaged and unusable. She has seen a suitable one that can be delivered but as a single mum she will struggle to afford it. Any help would be greatly welcomed. Many thanks.
This applicant is on a low income and needs help to pay off the remaining cost of repair work to her car- the total cost of which is £241, and she has covered the rest herself. This will enable her to continue her strong commitment to working with the homeless community in Hull. This work involves travelling around various retail outlets in the Hull and surrounding areas collecting food and donations of clothing. The volunteers that she operates with distribute the food through an outdoor food kitchen which, when possible, provides hot as well as cold food to the homeless.
This lady has a 4 year old child, and at present their bed is broken and the mattress is in very bad condition. Having a new safe, clean bed will really bless her and the family. She is living in a very unpredictable home environment so for her to get this will make a huge impact on her life.
D has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. She is a single mum with an eight year old at school and a baby on the way. She has been struggling for the last few years to keep her head above water. She is being supported by the local foodbank, and is just starting to see hope for the future as her debts are beginning to be paid back. Thank you for your support at this challenging time.
Miss H is a single lady who was referred to us; she is in the process of moving from a shared, fully furnished house to her own place, completely unfurnished. We are requesting support for her to get a second hand bedframe, toaster, kettle, cups, plates and cutlery to help set her up. The move is causing a great deal of anxiety and any help we can give to alleviate this would be so appreciated.
This lady has a 2 year old son and has just secured her first tenancy in June. She has been living with her parents, her and her young son sharing a room. Due to her son getting older and needing his own space and a bigger bed, mum has moved. Had she registered with the council as an ‘overcrowding’ issue, she would have been entitled to a white goods package, but she and her family did not know this at the time. She would be very grateful for any help to get a cooker.
This lady is moving on from a long term relationship in which she sustained 23 years of domestic violence. She has limited funds. She has been turned down for Personal Independence Payment before but is being assisted with a new application. She has been sleeping on her sofa for 2 years. She regularly uses the foodbank. Please help her buy a bed and mattress.
M was thrown out of his family home by a relative, he wasn't allowed to take any belongings or clothes and cannot return due to the extreme threat of violence. He has approached the police for help but they cannot offer anyone to escort him to the property. He is on benefits and won't be paid for another 3 weeks, so he cannot afford to get replacement clothing and only has the clothes he was wearing. Please help him to get some replacement underwear, socks, t-shirts and jeans please. Thanks.
This lady's fridge has broken and is irreparable. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and is unable to afford the cost of a replacement and has no means of storing perishables. Her work coach contacted us to ask for help. Please can you help this lady purchase a new fridge?
The family consists of four young children aged under 10, the children currently have PTSD due to an ongoing court case. As well as these current difficulties the family are on a very low income due to physical and mental health conditions preventing the family from working. The family are requesting help with purchasing school uniform for the four children for the next academic year.
K is going through a divorce; her mother died; and her children have been removed from her care. She is working very hard to try to deal with her issues in order to be allowed to have the children back. Debts having accumulated, she has come to Christians Against Poverty for help, but is unable to afford the Debt Relief Order fee of £90. She misses her children very much and would love to buy their recent school photos. If you are able to help this lady, she would be extremely grateful.
M struggles on her own with two children, one of whom is autistic. Her kitchen flooring is coming up and proving to be very dangerous with the children. As she is unable to afford this outlay herself we are hoping to be able to help her with this request.
This mum has a young daughter and has no recourse to public funds, and she was struggling to find secure housing. She has finally been given a resource, and has been housed in temporary accommodation, however it is very far away, meaning they have an hour and half bus journey to school each morning and evening. Mum cannot afford the bus travel between home, school, and work, several times a day. Can you help them to get a bus pass?
This client is accessing Universal Credit and is not able to afford new fridge/freezer as the old one has broken beyond repair. They are currently taking medical treatment and their GP has mentioned that the client is not eating well enough to support the medication (due to not having appropriate food storage). The client requires ongoing support with benefits and food access.
K and P have been in their new accommodation for just a few months. They were both working part time whilst trying to get their home together. K has now lost her job and they're struggling and all hope of getting some carpet down on the concrete floor has gone. Please can you help us to purchase some carpeting?
J is recovering from cancer and still suffering some of the side effects of her treatment. She is a single mum of two teenagers. Her (very old) washing machine has broken beyond repair and she is now washing her clothes in the local garage laundry service. J is working with Christians Against Poverty to repay debts accrued during her journey with cancer. Please help us bless this family and help J to be able to do her laundry at home.
Client R is a recovering heroin addict who lost all of his family due to his behaviour whilst at the peak of his addiction. Over the last 12 months and during his treatment R has started to rebuild his life. He is now living in a new town in a small flat and has managed to furnish it but is still in need of a used cooker to enable him to cook a hot meal. R is volunteering in a community café to build new skills and is working with a support worker to help find permanent employment.
This lady is unable to work due to her anxiety and depression and the effects of her other health conditions. She has two children, one of whom is deaf and requires very close and intensive support. Her mattress is no longer in a suitable condition and she cannot afford a new one. Can you help her?
S is a single mother of two dependent children, she is currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S receives no help from the child's dad for looking after the children and with only benefits to rely on she is unable to pay for one off expenses such as school uniforms. This year she has not been able to save anything as the children have been out of school due to the pandemic which has increased her monthly costs for them being in the house all the time.
This lady was working full-time but has now developed an illness which has affected her mental and physical health and she can only work half the hours. Paying her rent and bills means that her remaining income is far too low to try and organise buying a washing machine. She has been without a washing machine for over two months.
J looks after his two children after he and his wife separated. He is unable to work and only receives benefit income due to mental health issues, which has caused him to get into a large amount of debt. Citizens Advice are looking for help to apply for a Debt Relief Order to help him have a fresh start with his family. He cannot afford the £90 fee, could you help him pay that so that he can start to look forward to a new future? Thank you.
M is a single mum with a young son. She is about to move from a furnished flat to an unfurnished property. The last few months have been stressful for her as the property she was living in had issues including windows which would not close properly and she was worried that her son might fall out. She is delighted to be moving but she needs a lot of things to fit out her new home. Help to buy her a fridge would mean a great deal to her and mean she can keep food fresh and fit to eat.
Mrs X has two young children and lives remotely. She is in need of some transport as she doesn't drive and would like to be able to take her children to school more safely than the hour long walk she currently does along a busy country road with no pavements. She has her own bicycle which she could use with the trailer. One of her children has special needs so this transport would be vital to keep them safe on the journey.
L and her partner have three children. They have a number of debts including Council Tax and rent arrears. L works 18 hours per week but her partner is not able to work due to health problems. L has recently sought help from Citizens Advice and options to sort out the debt problems are being looked into. But given their very low income they are struggling and find it hard to make sure that they have enough food for the children. Help with their shopping costs would be a real lifeline for them.
This young man has just moved in to his own flat, and has already had support from Acts 435 to get a washing machine. He was able to get a very good condition one from Facebook marketplace, however he wasn't expecting it to cost the full £120 he was donated so now he doesn't have any funds for his duvet and bedding, curtains, blinds, towels etc. Although he is happy to have second hand curtains, blinds, etc, it would be great to get him a new duvet, pillows and towels as these are quite personal things. Thank you.
Mum is a single mum to five children and has been requested at court for 10 days during the school holidays. She has no one able to help with childcare for the five children. The social worker has arranged for the oldest four to go to holiday clubs but her 3 year old needs an alternative arrangement. We would love to help by making a donation to childcare costs for the 3 year old.
This gentleman moved into his own flat after the breakdown of a relationship. He had no furniture. He was donated a single bed but it has a child's mattress on which affects his sleep and he has since been diagnosed with a form of dementia. To enable his sleep to be more comfortable and restful he needs a mattress more suitable for an adult. This would benefit him greatly. Thank you very much.
O and her husband have five children aged between 2 and 16. They both have health problems and O’s husband has limited mobility. Their only income is from benefits and they have incurred a number of debts both individually and jointly over recent years. Citizens Advice have suggested that a Debt Relief Order is the best option for them, but the fee of £90 is a challenge for them. Any help you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated and would allow them to make a fresh start financially.
This elderly lady is unable to control the complex heating system which was installed in her home last year, and therefore used electric plug-in heaters which have left her with a huge bill, which social services are helping her with. However, with a Dimplex Hub which she can use with her phone, she will be able to control the heating system. This lady has very limited means and would really appreciate our help.
C is in need of a replacement mattress for her broken one and needs such a large mattress due to her large size. She has just found out that she is pregnant, but she lives alone and therefore she does need good support for her back. The advocate is able to source a new mattress through a local charity and this is why it will be possible to purchase this sized mattress at this amount. C is currently working with Christians Against Poverty due to her debts.
A lovely young mum has been rehomed by Cornwall Council, but the new property does not have any carpets or curtains. She lives alone with her one year old son. It would be great if we could contribute to making the home more liveable, as this will help with her depression and enable her son to play and explore safely. Her family have limited means to support, so can you help give her hope and display your faith?
This charming young mum was refused a council grant to help purchase a fridge/freezer as they see her request to move to the same village as her support network in a very rural area as a 'planned move'. Given the distances involved, infrequent public transport and the cost of taxis, it's a wise move. She hopes to go back to college in September to study nursing and will need her family's support. They have limited means, so could you give her hope and display your faith?
In order to cook healthy meals for herself and her one year old son, this mum needs a cooker. There wasn't one supplied in her council home, so she's currently living off microwave, toasted and kettle based meals. This isn't sustainable, nutritious or ideal. She wants to give her son the best start, but needs help. Wisely she realises that getting further into debt to buy white goods is a bad idea, despite the council's advice when they refused a grant. Could you please help?
This single mother, L, was referred to us after she found out about our Neighbourhood Chaplains project. She does not have full custody of her daughter who lives with her grandparents. She moved here in November 2020 and still hasn't got a sofa for her living room. Her daughter wants to sit with her mum on a sofa and watch TV with her. We have identified a sofa for £40 in a second hand shop and would like to get this for her.
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the boys' bedroom? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
This single, lonely man has been struggling with debts and to pay his utility bills.He's unable to work due to mental health illness and has been scraping by with the bare minimum. He's lives in a bare flat for a long periods without any furniture nor washing machine. He's trying everything and is actively engaging with the right services to get the right support & his life back on track. A washing machine would make a huge difference to his standard of living.
This applicant is on a low income and needs help to pay off the remaining cost of repair work to her car- the total cost of which is £241, and she has covered the rest herself. This will enable her to continue her strong commitment to working with the homeless community in Hull. This work involves travelling around various retail outlets in the Hull and surrounding areas collecting food and donations of clothing. The volunteers that she operates with distribute the food through an outdoor food kitchen which, when possible, provides hot as well as cold food to the homeless.
C is a single Mum with a 6 year old son. On Sunday due to torrential rain, their house flooded with rain water and raw sewage. They have had to move out and lost everything. They didn't have contents insurance as they just couldn't afford it. They access our foodbank. We are helping them to furnish their temporary social housing studio and with clothing for her son, but Mum needs some basic clothing too. They are having to rebuild their lives. Any help much appreciated.
S is a single Mum in temporary accommodation. Her daughter is due to start school in September. She has been saving to buy her uniform but needs some help with school shoes. Mum works 5 hours per week while her daughter is at nursery and is hoping to increase this when she is at school. She has been left short of money as her council tax was wrongly calculated by the council and she now owes them some money, which she is paying back monthly. Mum is really trying her best to be independent.
V is a working single mum who is paid 4-weekly and is being failed by the Universal Credit system. Because she is paid 4-weekly, the system deems her to have been paid twice in one month so does not pay her the Universal Credit that she is entitled to, meaning that she loses a total of £700! This includes her rent payment. Help is needed for her to pay household bills as well as provide food for the family. Also, she now has Covid, which makes life even harder.
Our client has been moved to unfurnished temporary accommodation after fleeing domestic violence. She is a single young mother with a young child and is pregnant with an unwell baby. She does not have any family support. We want to help her by installing her a washing machine. This will help her significantly.
D is a single mum with 2 teenage children. Her fridge/freezer has broken down and a second hand one has been sourced at the price mentioned. It is hard for the family, who are on a limited income, and a replacement fridge/freezer will make a huge difference.
C is a single mum with three school-age children and one older child, who is unemployed. Two are going to a new school and so need a full uniform change. C works part time because of the children, but is on a low income and has mental and physical health challenges to manage alongside the needs of her children. She saved for the uniform little by little and has managed to get the majority, but she does not have enough to buy new shoes and sport shoes for school at the end of the holidays.
Mr P moved house for his own safety. He had to leave many items at the old place. The area had a lots of drug addicts and Mr P felt he could not visit the local shops without confrontation. This increased his anxiety and he started to have a breakdown. The new home is much better and safer for him but he has no cooking facilities. He would like a small mini oven as he lives alone. He has many debts and has had to visit pawnbrokers for food in the past, and cannot buy the items himself.
Mr P had to move home for his own safety. There was drug addicts in the area and he felt he could not visit the shops without confrontation. The new home is safer for him. Mr P has asthma and anxiety. He finds that there is a lot of dust in the new home and a vacuum would allow him stop the dust getting on his chest. He also has 1 set of bedding. This means when he washes it he has no bedding so he rarely does this. A new set of bedding would mean he can wash the old bedding.
This 36 year old man lives with his mother and is her means of financial support and care. He works full-time for a charity but is on a low income and also is in receipt of universal credit. He was recently involved in a car accident resulting in his own car requiring major repairs which has taken all of his savings. The family have been supported by a local foodbank and need to purchase a fridge freezer so that they can shop smartly and be more economically productive and self reliant.
W has found himself alone with four children as children's services have made him the sole carer due to his ex wife's lifestyle, substance misuse etc. He is struggling with a broken phone. He has lots of calls and meetings and a new one would make this easier. The children's bedding has also really seen better days so he is keen to replace it. He is finding his feet and supporting his children very well, any assistance would be gratefully received.
J has been living in a mother and baby home for the last year with her daughter. She has recently been given a council house but is in need of a cooker, washing machine and fridge. We have found secondhand items that will total £150. Please give so that we can help her to buy these items.
We have a 23 year old female client who has had to move unexpectedly due to domestic violence and a mental health breakdown. She has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a debt relief order and has not got the funds to apply for this. Her ex partner got her into a lot of rent arrears. These require clearing so she can have a fresh start and opportunity for long term housing for her and her children.
C experienced an abusive childhood and was later in relationships where she suffered from domestic violence. Since being alone she has become very isolated and struggles to manage physically and financially. C is now disabled and housebound, suffering from chronic health conditions including a painful back. She has a bed frame but no mattress and has been sleeping on her sofa for the last 2 years. This has exacerbated her back condition. Please can you help to buy her a mattress?
J is a young lady who has come out of a violent relationship and has been free from drugs for 9 months. She has a young daughter who is in nursery and she wants the best for her going forward. She now mentors others who are determined to live a life free from addiction. She is on a low income and her washing machine has died on her so with a young daughter a replacement is essential. This lady really is working hard at turning her whole life around.
P is a refugee. His family has recently joined him in the UK. P is looking for work and will be attending English classes in September. P's wife is unwell. The couple have 2 children starting school in the UK in September and need to buy uniforms, PE kits, school shoes and education equipment. The family are really happy to be re-united and would greatly appreciate any help, as they value their children's education and see this as a way for their children to build a secure future.
Mrs A was widowed 18 months ago and is paying off debt after she was cheated by relatives who took advantage of her financial inexperience. Her son who has cerebral palsy is now starting school and because of his disability requires extra shoes (as his feet are different sizes) and changes of uniform (as he has incontinence) which Mrs A cannot afford. Mrs A feels very alone at this time and would be very blessed by your help
D is due to have her baby in the next three weeks and has been turned down for a baby grant to get the last bits and pieces she needs for the baby in the way of clothes, changing mats and other accessories. She does not have any family to support her and it starting to get very stressed and anxious about the baby having nothing to wear when she is born, and no way of making sure she can care for her. This is not helping the baby. Any help would be amazing and would really give them both peace.
Can you please help this family with money for carpets for their home? This is a family of 6 (4 children) who have been living in their current property for almost 2 years but have never been able to afford carpet. Only the husband is entitled to benefits, and there is just not enough money to carpet the house. It would be great to be able to bless them with some carpet and make life more comfortable for them all. The church supporting them has a quote for carpets for £200 and will be making up the balance payment themselves.
Originally this young lady was suffering from anxiety, depression and ADD, finding school and home life hard. Since having counselling she is finding both school and home life better, however she is worried about joining Senior school in September and self-harming has developed. She still needs help from both the counsellor and us to get her through this period of anxiety. Can we help her further to be at peace with herself? Thank you.
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the Dad's bedroom? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the living room? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
A man that we are supporting has been released from prison with no paperwork from probation, and he suffers with mental health issues. With your support, we would like to help him through into the next stage by supporting him with clothes, food and 3 nights accommodation to keep him from sleeping on the streets. He is open to our guidance and support so we are hopeful he will be successful.
Probation has not filled in the right paperwork for this man so he has nowhere to go. With your support we would like to support him with food, clothing and temporary accommodation so we can keep him off the streets. He is a very kind and caring man and is very grateful for our help and support and we are confident he will be successful in the next stage of his journey. We will provide a fresh starter pack once permanent accommodation has been found.
Over the past moths and weeks C has been attending his counselling sessions and as a result his self-esteem has improved and he has made new friends at school. Despite the encouraging signs he still struggles with anxiety whilst in school and more work is needed to help his repetitive motor behaviours, sleep deprivation and Autism traits. Can we support this child with some further counselling sessions? Thank you.
This woman has been with her counsellor for some time and is engaging well with the service. Her history of Domestic Abuse has left her very vulnerable and she suffers from anxiety, anger and despair. She struggles to find her inner peace so her continued counselling is crucial. Can you help her move forward? Thank you.
C is a woman that is suffering the loss of a parent, but was not allowed to grieve due to the abusive relationship she was in. Now she has sought professional help to help her address the guilt and the anger she feels pent up inside so it does not jeopardize her future. Can we help her to find her way? Thank you.
S is a single mother of two whose relationship broke down and all debts were in her name. She has been rehoused in temporary accommodation and she is paying all ongoing bills but nothing is left to pay off debts. S works part time and is on means tested benefits. She is working with Money Advisers and is being supported by her local foodbank. A debt relief order will give her a fresh start. Any help you could give her to make this payment would be very much appreciated, thank you
This lady and her small child have fled domestic violence and abuse and are now in a place of safety. Her husband is wanting custody of their child so the lady has been to court looking to become sole carer. She has very little money and is extremely worried for the safety of her child and herself. She is not entitled to Legal Aid so any donations will help towards the court fees enabling her to move to the next level of proceedings. She is in a desperate state and really needs help.
S is a single mother of two children aged 11 and 13. Her relationship broke down and family debts were in her name therefore she is working with money advisers to obtain a debt relief order. S has been rehoused in temporary accommodation and is paying all ongoing bills but has nothing left over for extras such as school uniform and shoes. One of them is for secondary school and is very expensive. Any help you could give S to buy her children school uniform would be really appreciated. Thank you.
This single woman is a lone parent of an eight year daughter. She has recently been evicted from her privately rented property by her landlord who wants to sell the property. She has, consequently, been rehoused by her local council but her old home had appliances provided and her new home does not. She is in need of a washing machine as she cannot access a launderette or afford to purchase a washing machine from her limited benefit income so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
M is a single Mum who's daughter is starting school in September. Mum has been in and out of hospital and is classified as vulnerable health wise. She has some support from her family, but has had to spend any spare money on taxi fares to hospital appointments, as she cannot travel on buses, due to infection risk. Some of her wider family have helped her get some uniform for her daughter but she is struggling to fund shoes and trainers ready for September. Any help is appreciated.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre, we have been supporting H, a single Mum, with her finances. H has a young son with special needs, has recently moved house and is struggling on low income. We have helped H with food and clothing. H would really appreciate your support please to raise the funds towards her Debt Relief Order application fees so that she can become debt free. Thank you
E suffered an injury to his arm over twelve months ago and has been unfit for work ever since. He and his wife have 5 children ranging from 3 to 12 years old. Things are very difficult financially and they sometimes have to approach the local foodbank for help when their money runs out. A microwave oven would be a great benefit to them for preparing quick snacks and ready meals but they have been without for the last 2 years. There is no way they can afford to buy one themselves and they would really appreciate your help.
We are working with a family where the parents have recently separated and dad has moved into his own accommodation. He suffers from poor physical and mental health and struggles with finances. He does not have his benefits sorted out yet and does not have sufficient funds to purchase additional furniture. This storage will give dad a space to store his children’s belongings (they will be visiting him regularly and staying overnight).
B is a single man who needs to furnish a recently acquired local authority flat. He is unable to work due to health problems, and is on a low income. He suffers with depression, diabetes, asthma, and a painful knee condition. There are a lot of expenses including carpets etc. He particularly needs a bed and easy chair in order to be able to move in. He would therefore be exceedingly grateful for any assistance.
This lady's landlord evicted them during the pandemic, and despite desperate attempts to find alternative accommodation, she and her adult disabled son, have been unable to be re-homed and have now been moved to emergency accommodation. They are desperate to keep as many of their possessions as possible (they left lots) and we have several services involved in helping them. Could you help them pay for 1 month's storage of their things at a local storage company while we try to rehome them?
Z is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to manage her debts. Z has mental health issues and has been in low mood, her parents are very ill and she is having marital problems. Z is trying to move to a smaller rented property to help mange her finances better. Z shared that her life is very difficult at the moment. Z is trying to restart her life and a debt relief order would help her to move on in life. She is attending talking therapy, working with CAP and look after herself to help her make a new start.
A young mother has been the victim of domestic abuse and lives with her 2 young children (2&3) in the property. Most items have been destroyed or removed by the ex-partner. Between ourselves and other local charities we have found wardrobes, curtains and a fridge and we are helping with energy/water debt. The main problem is the bed frame. She has beds for the children, purchased from a Universal Credit advance payment, but now has little/no money for food. We have requested food parcels.
O (3) and her Mum K have recently been housed in a new property in Cornwall. O has additional needs and attends a nursery that knows her needs well and has the specialist equipment to support her mobility. Her new home is further away from the nursery than her previous flat.The petrol costs to get her to nursery and back mean that Mum is struggling to pay bills.We would like to support her with petrol costs so that O can attend her nursery and continue to make good progress with her development.
D has had a difficult life. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is bipolar, in and out of prison. Now housed in an unfurnished 1st floor flat, he is trying to turn his life around and wishes to equip/brighten up his flat, so he can have access to his 3 year old son. He would like to put carpet in his bedroom, hallway and front room, buy paint for walls, erect curtain poles in bedroom, kitchen and living room and pay an electrician to correct junction box wiring for cooker.
This lady and her 3 children have moved house due to bankruptcy. She is facing massive financial struggles and needs help to pay her first month's rent, and to pay for electricity.
This family are on a very low income and are currently paying off debts. Their washing machine has broken and they have no money left over each month to enable them to buy a new one. They would be very grateful for your help. Many thanks.
I has been job searching for 6 months but has not found work. He is also trying to repay debts and is struggling to make ends meet. He has been a self employed handyman and wants to do this again but needs to repair his van to make this possible. He so wants to support himself doing a job he is good at and this would also give him the satisfaction of providing a quality service for his clients. A gift of £150 so he can repair his van would make all of the difference to him being able to begin to do that again.
L has been homeless with 3 children since fleeing domestic abuse. She has been staying at her mum's but has now been given a house with nothing in. Please can we ask for help with carpets as her small children are having to wander around the house with floorboards with nails sticking out and L is so worried about injury. Your help would be brilliant and we would be so grateful. We can carpet the main area for £130. Thank you!
C continues to be very unwell and much of her furniture has been ruined by her incontinence. We are looking to help her replace her settee and chairs and adult social care have put things into place to help prevent the same situation occurring again. We can get a settee and chairs from the local furniture store for £110 and it would give her something to sit on and some dignity back if you were able to help us get these for her. Thank you so much for your help!
H has recently been offered a council property but it is completely unfurnished. He is trying to source the items he needs but is struggling. He needs to purchase a washing machine. He is claiming Universal Credit and so is on a very low income. Any support towards this cost would be greatly appreciated.
This client has had to relocate to a new property due to fleeing domestic abuse. They have a 6 month old baby who they have been left to bring up themselves and they are also struggling with a significant amount of debt. The client has managed to obtain some essential items for their new property but currently they do not have access to a bed for themselves. The client has exhausted all other sources of help and would like some help towards a new bed.
This household of 8 are having to move to a new home for emergency reasons. They survive on benefits so have no spare money to pay for van hire and other costs incurred when moving house. They would really appreciate some help. Please would you help them to make this necessary move? Thank you.
E is a single parent with two children. The youngest has learning difficulties and medical problems and she therefore receives the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance. E is also on income support and child tax credits. Her washing machine has broken, and there are no spare savings to buy a replacement. She is currently having to isolate whilst awaiting Covid-19 test results and a second hand machine would make her life so much easier.