J is moving into an empty flat and needs to equip it with a fridge, freezer, cooker and washing machine. He is currently on benefits and therefore does not have the income to purchase them himself. Any help would be appreciated.
N is a victim of domestic abuse and lives with her 2 teenage daughters. Her ex-partner smashed up doors in their house in a violent rage. She is making a fresh start with her girls but they have been living with the smashed doors reminding them of the past. Her girls are embarrassed to bring any friends home and they all just need this reminder of past difficulties removed. Enough was previously raised on Acts435 for 3.5 doors but they have 7 doors so we have added this second request.
Ms D, who we have been helping for a couple of years, is struggling to pay off her debts but doing so very slowly. This week, as she opened her fridge, the door fell off. The fridge freezer is about 15 years old and seen better days. Ms D is asking for help to purchase a new/newer fridge freezer.
Aaron is a young man who is going through a difficult time. He is trying very hard to improve his situation. His latest need is for a fridge freezer as his has broken down. He is currently on a low income receiving Employment Support Allowance. Please would you help him with a donation. Thank you.
Tracy has been rehoused to new accommodation due to the condition of the last property and it's damp issues. unfortunately because of this her bed has become un usable so is in need of a new bed. All her other furniture was damaged as well. Her priority though is a bed so that she is able to sleep at night.
P had a mental health breakdown and ended up sleeping rough after losing his home. He has now been given a new tenancy and is receiving help medical help and counselling. He has a six year old son who would like to stay with him at weekend but he cannot afford to buy a bed and mattress for his son, as he had to use his benefit money to buy a cooker and sofa so that he could moved in.
This single man has recently been made homeless after fleeing his tenancy following abuse and threats of violence. He has spent the last six months in a hostel but has now been rehoused and has moved into a new, unfurnished council tenancy. He suffers from depression and scoliosis so is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance and cannot afford to purchase appliances. He is in urgent need of a cooker, so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
Mum has recently moved to Derby having fled from a controlling man who smuggled her into the country when she was pregnant. She is making some brave decisions that will improve her and her son’s future but currently is living on a tiny income. She and her son need clothes and bedding and whilst they have been given some second hand items, we would like to boost her self esteem by getting her some new items as well.
We are working with this client to help her with some benefits issues.This lady has a son with special needs and relies heavily on her phone for communication with the school etc. The phone screen is damaged and affecting the functionality of the phone. We would like to help provide the funds needed to get the phone fixed to demonstrating that God cares for her and her son. Please help us bless this family.
This 58 year old gentleman worked as a detective constable for the Metropolitan Police for 22 years until suffering a severe mental breakdown and was admitted to hospital. He was diagnosed with a schizo-affective disorder, bi-polar syndrome and thought mania. His marriage broke down & he lost his home. After a couple of hospital admissions he has moved into supported accommodation. He receives disability benefits and cannot afford the cooker he needs. Your help towards this cost is most needed.
S is struggling financially having recently lost her job. She has 3 teenage children and a washing machine is essential. She currently rents a washing at a cost of over £15 per month. Having the funds to purchase her own would also improve her financial position.
C is a young man who has just split up with his partner and is beginning his life again with nothing. He is unemployed and has been provided with a council flat but is currently sleeping on the floor and keeping his milk cold by leaving it on the window ledge.
This lady is in need of a new cooker. She is struggling financially as her appeal for sickness benefit was turned down. She is now on Jobseekers allowance despite being in poor health. She has lost 4 stones in weight recently! Please help this vulnerable lady. Thank you
Mrs S is managing reasonably well on a day to day basis but does not have money to replace the larger items in her home. She is a single mother of 3 children, one of which is being diagnosed with severe autism and possible mental health issues. Mrs S has asked for help with two single beds and mattresses to replace a broken one and a worn sofa bed which her children sleeping on at the moment. Both children are suffering with sleepless nights due to the beds being uncomfortable.
Miss S has asked for help for her utility bills. She has recently changed her benefits which has meant a delay in getting her money through. The delay was extended as she was disputing the change in her benefits (with support). Miss S accommodation is reliant on storage heaters. Miss S currently has a chest infection and is without the means to heat her accommodation or have hot food.
Juliet is a single woman living alone in rented accommodation and she is currently claiming Universal Credit but won't receive her next payment until 15 February because she did some temporary work in December which left her with no benefit payment for January because of her earnings. Juliet needs help topping up her electricity pay-as-you-go meter as she has no income and is relying on foodbank vouchers for food.
Anne lives alone in rented accommodation with no cooker and no finances to buy one; she is receiving help from the Citizens Advice Bureau with her finances. Anne suffers with depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. She is a lovely lady who has a heart for others- she works part time with disabled children, and she did the 'Brave to Shave' in September to raise funds for MacMillan. She is in need of a helping hand to purchase a second hand cooker to help her eat more healthily.
This lady became homeless a year ago when she separated from her childrens' father. He left home and she could no longer afford the rent as her job of hotel chambermaid pays a very low wage. She lived in a hostel with her 3 children until finally being rehoused a few weeks ago. Since their separation her ex was diagnosed with terminal cancer which has devastated the family. She is caring for him whilst trying to set up her new home. Money is very tight so your help would be most appreciated.
S and her 11 year old daughter live in accommodation which is all electric heating. Recently S has been looking after her mum after hospitalisation and has accrued extra fuel bills.
This gentleman has just been rehoused after being long term homeless. He is in poor health after several years of rough sleeping and is in constant pain from slipped discs in his back. He suffers from associated depression and anxiety. He is thrilled at finally having his own home but is struggling to furnish it as he is dependent upon disability benefit. He is unable to access the launderette due to poor mobility so your help towards the cost of a washing machine would be most appreciated.
M was made redundant a month ago and is very actively seeking work. He and his partner have 1 child and another due in a month. They are existing on Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits. They pay a high rent for a cold draughty Cornish cottage. They are on the council housing list. Rather than get into rent arrears they are paying the rent and using the food bank to eat.They cannot use the central heating as they have no oil. Please help them get some before the baby arrives.
S is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort some big debts, and they have recommended bankruptcy to write off her debts. She is living on a tight budget so there is not much spare for when things go wrong. Her fridge freezer is not working properly and we've found a second hand one to replace it, and are looking at funding to include the man and van to deliver. Also, some help with bus fares for coming into appointments in Exeter. Any help would be much appreciated.
M was made redundant a month ago and is actively seeking work. He, his pregnant partner and 2 year old are surviving on Child benefit and Child Tax Credit. They pay high rent on a cold draughty Cornish cottage. The rent takes most of their benefits so are using the Foodbank to get food. They are heating only one room with an electric heater at present but this means they have just received a big electric bill . Please help them pay this and keep at least 1 room warm and damp free .
T is a recovering alcoholic doing very well. He has severe arthritis in his hands, feet back and hips after living on the streets in the past. He has to keep warm. He is receiving Employment and Support Allowance and has very little money left after paying for food and household bills. He walks into town everyday and desperately needs a warm weatherproof coat, jumper and over trousers. Please help us keep him warm and well in this cold weather.
young single mum who had thought her family complete and got rid of her baby things. She is now in a new relationship and pregnant. The family are moving into a three bedroom council house soon. Her partner is working and they are just managing on his income but struggling for anything extra.
Terry has diabetes and frequent ulcers on his feet, he had a stroke in 2016 and has other medical conditions. He lives with his partner and 2 children (aged 13 and 14 years), one child has ADHD and the other child has learning difficulties. He would like help to decorate his home, as he and his partner are on Universal Credit, and have no other means of income or family support. Any donations would be gratefully received. Thank you.
Sue is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances and they have recommended bankruptcy as the best way forward. Despite working full time her budget is very tight so it is taking a long time to save the fee; £680 total. It would be great to be able to help her with this last chunk, so any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Z is on income support. Her flat was flooded from water from the flat above. This has ruined everything in her flat and she has no money to replace goods. Please could you help in any way. Thank you.
M is a gentleman on a pension with no relatives or family who can help him. He is relying on a neighbour to wash his clothes for him at present. If any help could be given so that he can have a washing machine of his own he would be very grateful.
W currently has no cooker. There is a delay in his JSA payment. His landlord has said that is not entitled to a cooker. His microwave is very limited in use and therefore any help to provide him with a cooker would be greatly appreciated.
Young woman in a broken relationship with disability and health problems found herself homeless and suicidal. Has serious health problems with panic attacks, personality disorder, and arthritis. Been in two hostels and with help through professional agencies has just acquired a bungalow. She needs a sofa, double bed, units and drawers, TV, bedding, and curtains.
An elderly South East Asian couple have lived in their home for over 40 years and have raised 11 of their children. Now in their retired years they have become victims of racial hatred which often consists of vandalism to their property. Stones are often thrown at their windows. The kitchen window was smashed tonight. It was also targeted last week. The Police are aware. A gift of £120 would help them to replace the window and would help to show the love of Jesus in a practical way.
Mr Oliver and his two very small have been moved into a permanent home after being in temporary accommodation. Sadly the children and their dad had to leave their home due to violence and abuse from their mother/wife. The local Food/furniture bank has provided them with the majority of their needs. However there are only hard concrete floors at the property, for the safety and warmth of the small children Mr Oliver has requested carpets. He is doing a great job caring for his family
This client was referred to us by a housing enablement officer. He has depression and a personality disorder and has been in hospital for some time. He had been homeless and a potential suicide risk. His marriage had broken down and he had no family that he could stay with. He has now moved in to a council tenancy but does not have the items he needs for his home. He is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance so has no spare funds. A cooker would help his physical and emotional wellbeing.
This lady has been struggling with depression and severe anxiety since her husband left her and her 10 year old son. Her mental health led to a situation where she was too anxious to go out to even put her bins out. Consequently rubbish has built up in the garden to a level where it desperately needs dealing with. She is improving and has been given a job, and would really like to get a skip to deal with the rubbish but cannot afford to. Any help towards skip costs would be hugely appreciated.
A young man who studied dance up to diploma level is now looking for a job but is not on Job Seeker's allowance. He wants to attend dance lessons run by a local organisation and register for a regional dance competition. He has very limited support from his family but no income from anywhere else. He is so keen and is passionate about dance. He believes these lessons can help him to further develop his skills, contacts and pursue his dreams.
In August last year L moved from a homeless shelter into her own place with her 2 year old child. She does have a washing machine, but is struggling to dry their clothes in the current conditions. She is currently drying in her own place, which is taking a couple of days, and over the last few months she has seen an increase in damp and mould. She is looking for £120 to buy a condenser drier, which has been sourced from a reputable, local CIC, who sell refurbished and tested white goods.
K and her family are really struggling financially as her partner is just going back to work and is waiting for his first wages. He has had to work a month-in-hand and they are struggling to make ends meet. Their daughter has special behavioural needs and K would like to purchase sensory toys to help her in her own little 'sensory hide away.' Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J is in her twenties and suffers with anxiety. She is claiming JSA,but is really struggling financially and is reliant on a foodbank to help feed herself. She has just moved into a new flat and really needs help to buy a new cooker. Any help would be very much appreciated.
This young man is really struggling financially. He receives a very low income which is not enough to pay bills and eat. Please would you help him with a donation. Thank you.
The client came to us referred from the church as he is a member. He has recently lost his job and is running behind on his rent payments. This funding would enable him to reduce the pressure from his landlord and allow him to pay the rest off over the next few weeks.
D and S have struggled with debts for some time and are now working well with Christians Against Poverty. Their 10 year old son has a rare life-limiting illness, which his sister died of in 2008, and they can't afford for him to go on this school trip and would dearly love for him to be able to join his class mates on this five day adventure at a purpose-built facility. Instead of having to cancel this trip it would be amazing to facilitate him being able to go.
We are supporting a mum and her 4 children. They have finally been able to move into a new home that is suitable for her oldest daughter who has cerebral palsy. She has done so much herself to make their new house a home; all the decorating and carpeting but currently she is cooking for the whole family using a microwave and slow cooker and really needs an oven. We have found a refurbished one for £120 and would love to get this for her and the family.
L is a single mum of a 2 year old boy. Recently her washing machine broke down and she simply doesn't have the funds to replace it.
L and her young son is struggling without a washing machine. We hope to be able to help with this but it will need plumbing in.
T is nearly 60 years old and has three children all under the age of 13. A few weeks ago T's wife died of terminal cancer. T reduced his hours of work when his wife was ill and he was caring for her, he has been struggling to manage to pay bills and feed the family. Any support would be greatly appreciated for this family at this difficult time.
R needs money to help him buy new clothes. He was recently attacked by a dog and was hospitalised for 3 days. His clothes were destroyed during the attack. He is waiting for his ESA payments pending his medical assessment
J is a single mother of 1. She suffers from depression and rarely leaves the house. Her daughter age 14 is the main carer for mum. The house is in a state of repair and needs decorating, the family also needs money for the gas metre as they are currently living in one room to keep warm. Any support would really help.
This young lady has just moved into her own flat but has very little furniture or equipment. Her most desperate need is for a washing machine. She is on benefits so cannot afford to buy one without help. She wants to have a place that is suitable for her 4 year old daughter to come and live with her instead of with grandparents. Please would you help her to obtain a washing machine. Thank you.
This young lady is struggling with paying bills and is in debt. She received a food parcel from our food bank and then told us how much she is struggling financially. She is on a very low income and is finding it very hard to pay for gas and electricity. Please would you help this lovely lady with a donation. Thank you.
Hagar is a single mum looking after her children and the child of her older son. She has been moved from temporary home to temporary home in the last 6 years. Debts have piled up and her health is affected. Please help towards this dear lady's bankruotcy costs, which will clear her debts. Many thanks
This young lad has a mother who suffers from mental health issues and his older brother is addicted to drugs and still lives in the family home. At the moment he is fostered out on the occasional weekend to get respite from his life at home. He desperately wants to join a local gym to give him an outlet for his frustrations. There is no money in the household to budget for this so I appealing to ACTS 435 to help.
A single mum, who has battled with severe health issues over the past year having had a bladder tumour removed and suffering mental health issues now controlled by medication and therapy. Currently living in extremely poor, damp, cold rented accommodation; she has been fortunate to secure a new flat wef next week. She is pregnant with baby due in April. She is struggling financially as she has not been able to work due to ill health. Seeking help to fund a tumble drier for new property.
A low income family we are working with have recently had their car broken into and lots of items stolen. They are struggling to pay for repairs and replacing stolen goods, as well as making ends meet with other monthly costs.
H came to us because of his debts following a breakup in his relationship. He lost his home and is currently sleeping on a friend's sofa. He has so many needs and yet he his so humble. He desperately needs a winter coat, trousers and boots. These will help restore some dignity to this gentle giant. Thank you for any help you can offer.
A family with young children have just moved into rented accommodation and are in need for a carpet to enable the baby to crawl safely. N is increasingly worried as the baby is getting more and more active.
This mum of 2 girls aged 7 and 11 is struggling to pay for gas and electricity. She is on a low income and needs help urgently. Please help her to be able to cook and have heating. Thank you.
This lady has had a change of circumstances which meant she had to reapply for housing benefit via Universal Credit. She now has to wait for up to 6 weeks to receive any income. Please would you help her to survive this difficult time. Thank you.
We are currently supporting a disabled lady in her 60's who is widowed and who is on a very low income. She is currently living in council accommodation and has over the past few years had a lot of hard times and tragedy in her family. As previously stated she is widowed, on a very low income and is living in council accommodation but she does not have enough money to decorate her bedroom which is in desperate need of a new carpet, repainting and also curtains.
This lady has arthritis in her knees & elbows and it leaves her in great pain & limits her mobility. She sits on a two seater sofa but this doesn’t provide adequate support for her & she needs assistance getting up as she cannot support her weight due to the arthritis in her shoulders & elbows. Her occupational therapist has advised that a riser recliner chair would be beneficial but due to budget cuts they're no longer provided by the local authority. Please can you help.
S has finally moved into a Housing Ass home after being in temp housing for 4 months. S works 18 hours a week as a cleaner but has to get the bus from the next town. S gets no benefits at all. As a result of her house moves, travel expenses and low income she is in debt. She is trying really hard to clear these debts by working with Citizen's Advice but this leaves her with no spare money to carpet her house. Her priority is her bedroom. Are you able to help her to do this one small thing?
32 year old asylum seeker has been moved to home office shared house due to domestic violence. This lady's first baby was born by C section a week ago. She is cleaning with a dust pan and brush and cooking on an electric ring. She has only basic necessities and is managing but a microwave and hoover would be a great help to her.
Sophie had a tough start in life and sadly found her escape in drugs which has led to mental health issues. Sophie works full time but is unable to free herself of the debt crippling her. We are wanted to give Sophie a fresh start with a debt release order, she is continuing to have support from Faithworks and learning the skills to manage money and budget. DRO cost £90.The other £30 is to pay for heating her home in these cold months.
This hardworking family have been working their way out of debt with CAP for almost 2 years, but have recently struggled to bring in enough money to cover the basics. Dad is now training as a driving instructor and needs to cover the trainee license fee in order to obtain the franchise. £120 will cover the vast majority of this one-off cost and so make a huge difference to the family.
T lives with her 3 children, the youngest who has just turned 1 and is now mobile. Social Services are engaging with the family as they require support and are in receipt of a very low income. T needs a couple of safety gates to ensure the safety of the youngest child but she is struggling to purchase these due to the lack of income. Please help this family towards the cost of two baby gates.
R has been an addict for years. She is a real success story as she is now clean and sober. Our local Christians Against Poverty centre is helping her to make a home for herself and her children. She needs a carpet in the children's room as the floor is bare concrete. The space is small so bunk beds would be ideal. We would be buying these second hand, your gift would be so helpful for this small, vulnerable family. Thank you.