Richard & Anja are clients of Christians Againsty Poverty and are now successfully in the 4th year of a 5 year debt repayment programme having got into difficulty when Richard's work as a self employed piano restorer struggled. Their daughter has a place at University and they have to find £350 up front costs for her accomodation. They have paid £150 but repairs to family car mean they can only manage £80 of the balance. Please can you help with the remaining £120 for this Christian family?
D is on a low income on sickness benefits for his disability. He cannot afford to buy a new microwave after his old one had broken down. He does a lot of volunteer work for a local charity.
S is a 34 year old mum of 3 children. They were illegally evicted from their home by the Landlord and he also illegally removed all their belongings from the house so they were left with nothing at all. They lived in supported housing for several months and have now been allocated a council property which they moved into last week.. They have NOTHING. They were found to be sleeping in dressing gowns on a tiled floor, eating sandwiches as no means to cook food. Can you please help?
BW is a German lady whose British husband died of cancer. She has to live on a small widows pension and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. She is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. She is trying to find work but has to be careful as if she works too many hours it will affect her pension.
This 58 year old lady has moved from a homeless hostel to a council flat.She has no household goods and no means of purchasing them as she is dependent upon employment & support allowance. She suffers from depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & osteoarthritis causing her breathing and mobility problems. Hand washing her laundry is too much for her and she is unable to access the launderette due to her poor health. Your help with providing a washing machine would be most appreciated.
This request is for a mother of two teenage boys struggling to make ends meet. She needs strong leather shoes for her work and usually has to pay up to £90 for these since she has arthritic feet. She has been wearing very old, unsuitable shoes for the last 12 months to enable her to buy food for herself and the boys. Having the new shoes would dramatically reduce her pain and improve her comfort at work.
J has fled multiple incidents of domestic violence from her ex-partner requiring ongoing emotional and recovery support in fleeing the perpetrator. She is moving with her 1 year old daughter to an unfurnished but safe property in a secure location. J is determined to start a new life and have a fresh start in her new home. Having the necessary items to live comfortably will mean that J and her daughter can be settled and happy living free from the threat of domestic abuse making the home safe and comfortable for them.
This couple have been clean from drug abuse for quite a while now and he works as a volunteer substance abuse counsellor at Turning Point to help others. They now have their teenage daughter back at home and have been moved from a one bedroom flat into a council house. They have decorated but need help with carpeting some of the rooms.
Janet is about to be evicted because her landlord wants to sell the flat. She is struggling on a low income and has accrued debts including rent arrears, gas and electric. She also has heart problems which are not helped by the stress of debts and losing her flat. Please would you help her with an Acts 435 donation. Thank you.
This client was referred to us by a Children's Services Practitioner. She has ME, fibromyalgia, and anxiety. She is sometimes exhausted and in pain. She has to pace herself even during periods of feeling well as doing too much causes a relapse. She has 4 children and struggles with day to day things like housework and cooking. Her washing machine barely works and she cannot keep on top of her washing. She is in receipt of income support and child related benefits so cannot afford to replace it.
N has suffered poor health since having her daughter nearly 2 years ago and is unable to get out without her wheelchair. Her husband is her carer as well as main carer for their daughter and as they are on a very low income have built up some debts but are now working with Christians Against Poverty. They would love to take their daughter on a day out but don't have any spare money. They would love to take her to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and to buy her some fresh clothes. Thank you so much.
Anna is a single mum of 4 girls. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and they have recommended a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. It would take Anna a long time to save the necessary fee, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
C had to leave home through no fault of her own and was forced into homelessness. She now lives in a Young Women's refuge. She is not able to live independently and has no financial support. In order to continue her studies she needs supplies to help her through the next year of college. She needs shoes, a winter coat, some stationery and a bag for her books. She is studying a course in which she can show compassion and care. Can you help her to continue to do this despite her situation?
E has had to move and live with various family members in her short life and has ended up in a Young Women's refuge. She is moving on to study at college and needs help to purchase things that other children her age would take for granted. She needs jeans, a winter coat and shoes. She also faces a 4 mile walk to college unless she has the funds to catch the bus. She has no financial help and cannot rely on her family. Can you help her to start college in the right way?
this single mum manages her three boys and goes out to work. She is in low paid employment and has some needs which are difficult for her to meet. Currently two of the boys are sharing a bed and one of them sleeps with her. She really would like to get them all in their own beds and bedroom.
This young man has just managed to secure a full tenancy on a flat, after going through some difficult times, when he was homeless for a while. He is working with a support worker to help him with his mental health issues, but desperately wants to settle into a nice place that he can call home. He needs a bed, a cooker, and a small fridge / freezer. It would be amazing if we can help with the fridge / freezer as he has found the ideal one that suits his needs and fits perfectly! Thank You!
Client is a male who has recently obtained an unfurnished property after residing in supported accommodation. Client needs bedding, curtains and small household items which he is unable to afford due to unemployment. Please can ACTS 435 help
A gentleman with profound mental health issues has with support moved into a new property he would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him obtain a carpet.
A lady with mental health has suffered a flood in her home, she is desperate for wallpaper and paint after the home has been cleaned up by the council, would Acts 435 kindly be able to help her.
This client was referred to us by a probation officer seeking assistance towards a cooker. He suffers with anxiety and depression and finds it difficult to leave the house. He has a history of self harm and suicidal ideation. He is engaging with all agencies and has made significant progress in addressing substance misuse which is linked to his mental health issues routed in early life experiences. He is receiving ESA and has moved into his own tenancy, but cannot afford some essential items.
Diane was evicted from her flat after the loss of her son. The Council allocated her an empty flat. She is in desperate need of a bed base, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and sofa. She isn't working at the moment and so cannot afford to purchase these items. She developed shoulder pain because of sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Paul is living in a tent since being evicted from his flat due to rent arrears. He suffers from angina. He is now receiving benefits but only £108 per fortnight. Out of that he tries to support his daughter and granddaughter, also struggling on benefits. He has no prospect of getting a place to live without paying off the arrears. A donation via Acts 435 would help him very much. Thank you.
This lady has 3 children and she is pregnant. She is alone with no support looking after her children but she also has to look after her 16 year old brother. she is struggling to find the money for basic necessities and needs for her family. She has to buy uniforms for her children but she can't afford it.
We have been working with this lovely young single parent family since the partner was removed from the household following domestic violence. This young single mum has been struggling to raise her two young children on very limited funds and has lived on a very tight budget to ensure that she has kept a roof over their heads very successfully, however she is unable to find the necessary funds to pay her electric and gas bill. Your help would be very much appreciated.
D, a new Christian and mother of twin 6 year old boys, has done well to move on from domestic abuse and drug addiction. She was rehoused a month ago away from her abusive partner and is thrilled to be in a lovely Council-owned 2 bedroomed flat where her boys have space to play safely outside. Unfortunately it is not so safe inside as the Council has not provided any floor covering which means that there are bare floorboards with tacks dangerously sticking up. D urgently needs to buy carpets.
This couple had a baby boy 6 weeks ago. He has a congenital heart defect and has had surgery. They are on a very low income with John working as he can get jobs doing removals with their old transit van. They tavel regularly to Leeds to hospital appointments with the baby. They have just been allocated a council house but need carpets. They can manage with rugs in the rooms but a stair carpet would provide warmth and safety.
'I currently live in a homeless hostel and am volunteering doing coaching for the Hostel's football team as i would like to train to become a qualified Coach. The F.A Level 1 Coaching Qualification is recognised by all F.A registered football bodies and obtaining it would help my chances of securing employment in the football sector. Unfortunately i am currently unable to fund it myself and therefore any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.' - Mr M
SH has been financially and sexually abused by friends and family throughout her life. She has fled violence from 3 perpetrators and is now living with her Dad, but he is financially abusing her taking all her money. She is 5 months pregnant but describes the baby's father as an abusive drug addict and she is in fear of involving Police. She has managed to get an unfurnished property away from these perpetrators with the support of numerous agencies to remain safe. We would like to help provide her with a fridge freezer.
LS has relationship breakdown due to loosing a baby with her partner. LS has been rejected for a welfare assistance grant and is currently sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. LS is requesting this money to help her get the necessaries such as a bed and curtains. Moving On has supplier LS with all donations we can.
This single mum with 3 children has been the victim of horrific domestic abuse and has recently moved into the local area. She has somewhere to live but this is a totally unfurnished property and she has no cooker, carpets or curtains. Your help will enable this lady to make her house into a safe haven for her children.
This single mum has been the victim of horrific domestic abuse. She has been able to secure a property but desperately needs assistance to make this into a safe haven for her and her children. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
This single mum has been the victim of horrific domestic and has been relocated into the local area. She has secured a property but this is unfurnished and she has no carpets, curtains or cooker. Your assistance to help her turn this property into a safe haven for herself and her children would be greatly appreciated.
The client who has worked with the charity and volunteered for the past few years has recently been made redundant and found himself unable to afford the cost of living as well as purchase equipment for his new job. This funding would allow him to buy all the neccesary equipment such as chef jacket, shoes, trousers etc to start work and move forward.
The client came to us after being referred by a local resident. He has been homeless for a year, rough sleeping and occasionally sofa surfin. We where able to offer him a room in our supported accomodation but he needs further support. He had a head injury a year ago and now has brain damage which effects his day to day life, he has also been refused leave to remain in the UK even though he has children here. We are now appealing this. The funding would really help with his living costs.
The client who came to us after living in a hostel has been with us for a while now living in our supported accomodation. In the time she has came to us she has moved forward so much learning life skills, how to budget and is now enrolled in education doing and NVQ. The funds are needed to pay for much needed work clothes to help with her NVQ as well as photographic I.D. which is neccesary to properly enroll onto the course.
T was homeless living in a tent in woodland for 4 years and is now in sheltered housing. There is no carpet in his new accommodation and this would really help to start to make his new accommodation 'home' for him.
The client who has been volunteering with us for a while and who we where able to find accomodation and furniture for is in desoerate need of help with debt, he is in the process of paying off the rest of his bills and this urgent bill will be his last. The funding will help relieve pressure and enable him to properly budget.
Applicant has difficulty as her DLA has stopped and she has been turned down for the replacement PIP. She has spoken with her named CPN and the Welfare Support Office at the Housing Association. It will take several weeks to sort out; meantime she is £80 in arrears with rent and has £20 utility arrears also. She has a small job cleaning at the local Catholic Church; she would like other work, this is difficult due to mental illness including schizophrenia, depression, panic attacks/anxiety.
Client has recently moved into an unfurnished property after a relationship breakdown and has no white goods. or essential items to move in with. Please can Acts 453 help.
E is a tenant of a Christian supported housing charity. Having passed through our programme it is now time for him to move into independent accommodation. However, E is on a low income, and cannot afford the bond/rent in advance etc needed to secure his own private tenancy.
E is a tenant of a Christian supported housing charity. Having passed through our programme it is now time for him to move into independent accommodation. However, E is on a low income, and cannot afford the bond/rent in advance etc needed to secure his own private tenancy.
Steve is an older gentleman in supported accommodation and poor mobility. He is seeking support for short term living costs. Steve is currently undergoing a mandatory reconsideration for his ESA and finds himself on the most basic level of benefits. He is struggling to make ends meet and pay his utility charges in his accommodation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A lady in Middlesbrough who has been homeless for 2 years has now with support obtained a one bedroom flat; she has no household items for her flat and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help her please. This is a fresh start for her and she is determined that she will suceed in having stability in her life.
This lady is a single mum of two, one of which is a baby who was born prematurely. She is awaiting maternity allowance and is struggling to keep up with her bills so this request is for some money to put on her electric key card to help her manage in the meantime.
A has two children aged 1 & 3. Her partner has left her without letting her know where he is or any financial support. She is using all her money to make sure the rent is paid as she lives in fear of getting evicted with the two little ones. As a result she has no money for the upcoming autumn/winter months to add to the gas or electricity meters and will have no heating or hot water. Being able to put money on the meters will take a huge pressure off her and give her time to sort her finances.
This young couple whose third baby is due in a few days time need a wardrobe. Dad is working but on a low income and they are just managing but with nothing to spare.
K is a new client with Christians Against Poverty. She has severe mental health issues with very little support and has recently had her benefits cut. She is finding it increasingly difficult to manage financially. Her daughter has just started a new school and all the extra cost associated with that have left her short for this months utilities. This Acts435 request would allow K to keep her head above water whist CAP work on her case.
S is a single mother recovering from an operation, is a non-driver and is unable to walk her child to school. She works one day a week currently due to health issues and cannot afford the bus fare to ensure her child attends school regularly. Her child has not always had good school attendance and this financial hardship could cause her attendance to deteriorate. Assistance to buy a bus pass will remove this anxiety.
Victoria is 54 years old and has spondylosis in the back of her neck,severe deterioration of disc crumbling in her lower back, arthritis in left arm and hand;and in her toes all since she was 20 years old.Victoria has sciatic nerve that causes pain in her muscles and causes mobility problems.Victoria has crutches, but a trip-pod wheeled walker/ trolley with a basket would greatly improve Victoria's life,as she would be able to walk aided and have a basket for provisions.Any help with donations
We are seeking help for S who has suffered mental health issues for many years. He wishes to start working under the Supported Permitted Work as a Reiki practitioner but cannot possibly find the funds to purchase a chair which would permit him to set up a mobile practice. His support worker knows this "gift" will not only improve his self esteem and life chances but give him a real purpose in life. Thank you for any help you can offer.
After moving into new accommodation following a marital breakdown, a mum's promise to furnish and decorate her children's bedroom may now be broken. She has saved hard for this over the last 12 months but has now had to use the money saved to purchase a new fridge-freezer. Making ends meet is a constant struggle, and support from Acts 435 to help her fulfill her promise would really make a difference.
M's property was flooded in the Boxing Day floods a couple of years ago. Unfortunately her situation hasn't much improved and whilst she is slowly putting her house back in order she is still struggling. The autumn months are already making her home cold and she knows help with her staircase will make all the difference to her mental state and the warmth of the building. She works full time but on a low wage so doesn't have any spare money for "extras". Thank you so much.
Marie, who suffers from depression, is in desperate of a new double mattress. She is currently having to use one that is soaked in urine from an abusive ex husband.
J is mum to two young boys, B age 1 and G age 2. J was bereaved last year when she lost her husband prematurely. J is isolated and lives in a small first floor flat (no lift) and is bidding on social housing so that she has more space and the boys have a garden to play out. J has housing arrears and until she addresses this she will not be considered for a move. J suffers from depression due to her circumstances and to move to a house closer to friends would also help.
A single mum with severe mental health challenges has been forced to move by an unscrupulous landlord who wishes to raise the rent. Along with her 13 year old son she has moved into a new flat but has no carpets. Her enviroment impacts her mental health significantly and her son's school attendance is then affected by his concern for his Mum. We are hoping to purchase a new carpet for the lady.
We are supporting a mum with 4 children. She is a historical drug user and has had mental health issues but is currently clean and stable. She really struggles to stay on top of the home and recently everything has got on top of her. We have volunteers who are helping her declutter and get all the washing clean. However so that she can stay on top of this herself in future she has asked us to help her get a tumble dryer. We have a volunteer who has contributed the rest of the money needed.
J is a recovering alcoholic. She has recently moved home and has access to her two young sons on a weekend, however they are unable to stay over as she is struggling financially and has not got the funds to purchase 2 mattresses for their bed bases. J is doing fantastic with her recovery and would love to be able to have her sons over to stay. Please help with the cost towards two mattresses enabling J to spend quality time with her children.
This single mother of a 1-year-old baby has a lot of debt but is now working to get her life back on track and pay off her debts. She has just moved into a rented flat but it needs equipping and furnishing. Her greatest need is for a washing machine. She was very nervous about asking for help (suffers with anxiety and depression) but was so happy to know we might be able to help. The money would top-up for a new one or we’d find a good second-hand one.
B is a 16 year old girl staying on in full time education, following a disagreement with her parents, relationships have broken down and B has been living with her older sister for the past 2 months who receives no help to support her, B is in need of a winter coat and school shoes, any help would be appreciated.
Recently employed client seeking travel costs as no money has come in yet and he is struggling to make it to work and move back in to a stable lifestyle.
Ian is father of Jack 12. Jack’s mum died in March 2017, Jack has been living with step father, while Ian is trying to get accommodation for him & Jack within the Hastings area. Ian has been sofa surfing while trying to sort this out. Council want Ian to get work in Hastings before they would support. But Ian has been given support with deposit for home in Hastings. Jack doing well in local school. Need help to get fridge freezer for home. Can't apply for Universal Credit until he moves in.
MK is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He has been in prison and is under the supervision of the Probation Service. He is struggling to survive on benefits and has few clothes,
Single mum of 4 children with a baby due any day, needs support to pay a school absence fine for her son, which relates to a period of time when he was not in her care. She has challenged the fine but has been told she still has to pay it. She is on a very low-income and cannot afford it. Any help towards this would be hugely appreciated.
This woman suffers from depression, anxiety and arthritis, so is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (Care and Mobility components). She was living in a first floor flat but due to her poor mobility she was no longer able to use the stairs. She has now moved into a sheltered bungalow which will better suit her needs but she has no appliances. She cannot afford to purchase a cooker so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
Single unemployed dad caring for Josh, his15 year old son who has autism. The neighbours on either side of this little family are related and cross backwards and forwards to each other across the garden. This has distressed Josh to such a degree he now refuses to go into the garden. Previously he had enjoyed using his trampoline. Dad and Josh are willing to fence the garden in such a way that the top half can still be used as a thoroughfare thus not alienating theese neighbours.
single mum of three children. On low income. not able to work as helping to care for her terminally ill father. Needs a bedroom carpet for the childrens room.
J is a teacher but had a breakdown at the end of the school year & is trying to do supply work this year but more than 10 hours is the most she can do.This has pushed her to the limit of coping with her debts.She came for advice really tearful & struggling.She had hoped her daughter would gift her the fee but now is unable to do so. She can't cope with her situation and clearing her debts would be a huge step toward getting things sorted out for her. Thank you so much for your help!
A has recently been released from prison, working really hard on getting a job although no successes yet.He has some historic tax credit debt jointly with his ex partner & HMRC are chasing him hard for the money but has nothing to make any offers with. He is trying to get his life back on track but this debt and historic council tax debt is making it so difficult for him to do so.Would you help him obtain a Debt Relief Order so that he can be free of the past and move to the future? Thank you!
A gentleman recovering from throat cancer who has also recently lost his wife has had to downsize as he was unable to afford his accommodation. He is struggling to pay for removal costs. Please can Acts435 help.
Applicant is a single parent of 3 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. They hope to join a visit to London, costing £60 each, to include the Natural History museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is by return train to London, and underground there. These will be new experiences for the children, 2 of whom have health problems; partial sightedness and type 1 diabetes. Apart from family bonding, it is hoped the visit will improve schoolwork and relationships there.
Applicant is a single parent of 4 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. She recently lost her mother, who helped support the family. They hope to join a visit to London, to include the Natural History Museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is return train to London, and Tube there. These will be new experiences for the children, especially the eldest, with behaviour problems related to Asbergers. He in particular will love the Museum visit, but all the family will benefit.
Applicants have 4 children, dad is unable to work due to ill health, mum works full time. She is a volunteer with the Scouts, and the eldest child is now a trainee Young Leader with the Scouts; and is at College learning hairdressing. 2 of her siblings have followed her into the scout group. The whole family would like to join the trip, which will be an amazing experience for them all.
B. has been in a long suffering abusive relationship and moved back to London to escape the abuse. B. is not currently in receipt of benefits but in the process of applying. B. is expecting a baby and is being supported by a DV agency but has no baby clothing or essential baby items. A donation would help her greatly until she received s her benefits..
This young family lost everything in a house fire. They have just been given a new property after months of living in temporary accommodation. Your help to purchase a double bed would be much appreciated.
After losing everything in a house fire, this young family have just been rehoused. Your help to purchase beds for the children would be much appreciated.
This young family lost everything in a house fire. Your help to purchase bedding to make the children's bedrooms a safe and bright haven would be much appreciated.
This client was previously living in a hostel, but has recently been given a housing association property as he now has custody of his 3 sons after his ex wife was deemed unfit to look after the children. He is in receipt of Income Support and child related benefits, and cannot afford to purchase beds for his children so I am hoping that you can help.
Khalid is from Sudan and has had to flee. He has lived in the UK for 2 years, but the government has not accepted his claim for asylum. He is currently destitute and is attending English classes. As a charity we are helping him with housing and food, but he really needs a bike to get to see his friends and to get to his English classes. This money would buy a second hand bike, lights, helmet and lock. It would make a big difference to his well-being
J who has type 1 and 2 diabetes cooker recently completely stopped working. This means he can't cook properly, which is detrimental to his condition. He is currently on benefits and can't replace this himself.
E was living on the streets before supported housing. Since that time he has given up drug use, has moved into independent living, worked his way through CAP to pay off his debts, has a job and now has been accepted to study Social Science at Ruskin College, Oxford. He wants to speak out against drug use and to work with those who have been affected. He has applied for funding for college but needs help with transport (cost of bus ticket £85 per term) and hopefully be able to buy a tablet.
Tom is an older man who is in need of a new fridge as his old one has broken down. He is struggling to make ends meet with bills etc. A donation from Acts 435 would enable him to buy a new fridge and pay some bills. Thank you so much.
A's sister has died and she would like to attend the funeral in Scotland. She is on benefits and has no car. A car can be made available but there is no money for fuel or accommodation. A is a Christian and works voluntarily for a local charity.
G is struggling financially and is a CAP client. His spectacles have no arms and he has not had his eyes tested for 5 years. He needs an eye test and new glasses. Please can we help with this.
Jason came to Foodbank last week. He had been attacked a few days before and had some horrible wounds on his hands, face and legs, some of which were badly infected. He was homeless at the time but has just been given a place to live for 6 weeks. He has had problems with alcohol after 2 failed marriages but is now trying to make a fresh start. Help with a donation for food and bills would be a great help and encouragement to this vulnerable but charming man. Thank you.
'Jane' and her two young children had to move house quickly after abuse from neighbours, including damage to their home and intimidation in the school yard in front of the children. The summer holidays are always a difficult time with more meals to provide, so the move has come at a bad time financially. They really need a bit of extra help to afford carpets to make the new house feel like a home for them all and to help the children settle in after all the upheaval.
This 45 year old woman was working as a carer until 2011 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She is now in remission but has been left with depression and incontinence. While she was working she was managing to cover her debt repayments but now her debts have increased as she cannot afford to pay her creditors from her Employment & Support Allowance. Her debt adviser from the CAB recommends a DRO as her best option but she cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you can help.
Having been left with nothing applicant needs to start over. Applicant is still trying to sort out benefits.
Colin is a lovely man working with Christians Against Poverty.He got married but his wife turned out to have a gambling addiction,she spent his money and took out credit in his name leaving him with a lot of debt. This has been a very hard time for Colin who also struggles with alcohol issues and anxiety and depression. He has very little to live on at the moment. Your donation to his insolvency fees would allow him to be free of his ex wife's debts and be a message of hope.3rd request
This client is currently homeless and is "sofa surfing". She is claiming Job Seekers' Allowance but has now found employment. However, she does not receive her first wage until the end of October. Meanwhile she needs specialist factory boots, trousers, shirts and a jacket. The estimated cost is jacket £35, specialist boots £50, 2 pairs of trousers £ 30, 2 shirts £25. Friends would make up any cost in excess of £120. Any support would be very welcome.
This young woman lived in hostel accommodation for 8 months and has just been allocated an unfurnished council tenancy. She works part-time earning a low wage and in addition is in receipt of child related benefits. She is struggling to purchase larger items for her new home as her income barely covers her essential expenditure. She has no means of preparing a hot meal for her two young children, so I am hoping you can help.
This young man has recently moved into his own flat, is currently not working but has started to engage with local services available to him. This will really help him to get a strong start to independent living in the community.
A homeless man is without income and needs help with funding a passport renewal which will allow him to claim a benefit while job seeking. Employers will also need to see a current passport to confirm his nationality
This forty two year old lady suffered with alcohol addiction for many years. She has spent the past year on a residential rehabilitation programme and has responded very well. She is now completely dry and lives in supported housing as the next step to independent living. Having gained weight during her treatment she has very few clothes that fit. She needs winter clothing and your help would be most appreciated as she cannot afford to purchase from her employment & support allowance.
Richard had his benefits stopped recently. He has no income at present. He is making a fresh start after overcoming an alcohol addiction. He no longer drinks. A donation from Acts 435 would help him to buy food and pay bills while waiting for his benefit to be restored. Thank you.
Clive is married to a Mauritian lady. It costs £1000 to submit an application to enable her to stay in the UK and work. He is on benefits. She is employed but they struggle to pay this fee. As a result Clive has got into debt with council tax and other bills. Some help from an Acts 435 donation would help towards these bills. Thank you.
W has been using a hired motorised wheelchair as she has suffered with fibromyalgia & complications for the past 8 years and struggles to get around due to chronic pain. Recently she was refused Personal Independence Payment benefit which has made it very difficult financially for the family to continue hiring her wheelchair. She has been offered a special rate with which to buy the wheelchair and needs help to do this.
This 22 year old lone parent has just moved into her first independent tenancy with her 2 year old son. She receives Income Support and child related benefits and is finding it difficult to cover her essential outgoings. She cannot afford to access a laundrette or purchase a washing machine but she is not managing well handwashing her laundry. She would benefit greatly from her own washing machine and I am hoping that you may be able to help with the cost. Many thanks.
R welcomed me into her home on Tuesday and admitted that all she had in the cupboard was pasta and a tin of soup. I had taken her a food parcel from the foodbank, but I am aware that there is nothing fresh in the parcel. R feeds her children and grandchildren a few times a week. It would be such a help if we could take her shopping for fresh food. R is working, but most of her wage goes to bills and debts.
T has been living in poverty for years. She has just started working with CAP to help with her debts. Her cupboards are empty and any money she has she spends on her dogs. It is time to start filling her fridge with fresh food. She says she can't remember having food and is thankful to the local CAP Job Club for a hot meal once a week. T would be so thankful for this food shop.
Client has several debts and is unable to work due to serious health issues which affect mobility and leave client in constant severe pain.
Sal, is a single female aged 60 & is a carer for her father. She has to move as she can't afford to pay the bedroom tax anymore & has the offer of a bungalow but needs help to buy some oil to fill the tank as it has to be paid for in advance. She has no savings. She also will need to save for a carpet but feels the oil is more important so she can heat the bungalow when she moves in.
D, a single mother with two teenage sons, both with learning difficulties, was made homeless because of rent arrears and offered temporary accommodation, but will have to move again soon. Her benefits are in confusion as her younger son refused to go to school so his benefits were stopped. Although he has now gone back to school, D has benefit arrears owing her so she is struggling with the cost of the move and other expenses. Her current benefits barely cover the familly's food and heating.