ST is becoming homeless because she has to move out of a property in poor condtion. She is temporarily living with friends and has 2 children with disabilities. She needs to pay for storage of her household items until she can find new accommodation. Otherwise she is at risk of losing these items.
D and his wife W are living with W's self employed brother since returning home from Africa. They are struggling to open a bank account and therefore progress with their application for welfare benefits. Both feel like a liability to her brother, as if they are sponging. Nothing could be further from the truth. D came to me humbly to ask if Acts 435 could help with a little money to contribute to the household utility costs.
James is a lovely man who has really struggled with having stability in his life. James had a drug addiction and went into rehab for six months. When he came out he found his flat had been repossessed, so he became homeless and remained so for two years. He was found a flat to live in, but did not understand how to pay his bills so he soon got into debt. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty, a washing machine would help him to manage living in his flat.
Carol is a single parent, daughter aged 14.She was ill with depression then got a part-time job in September.Her benefit changed to Universal Credit and had to wait 8 weeks for payment.The housing association were harassing her to pay rent even though she had no money & were threatening her with homelessness.She felt extremely anxious so eventually this was paid by UC, but overpaid in error.She is now owing UC an overpayment, which they are deducting from UC- £79.46 per month.She is struggling.
Sarah, having fled domestic violence as a family, has gone through a very difficult time. She is doing all she can to get her life back on track starting with getting mobile once more to help get her daughter to school. She is struggling to afford paying for the car insurance but if she can pay towards the first months instalment this will cover her until she gets some further help.
'Hello. I am asking for some help to raise some funds to acquire my S.I.A licence. I have already completed the course and passed all the relevant exams. I have potential work lined up but i need to have my licence before i can begin. This money will allow me to overcome the last hurdle to employment which will allow me to be able to better support my daughter and move forward with my life. Thank you' - Mr D
'I have passed all of my exams and have been offered work as soon as i hold my S.I.A licence. I am ready to get back to work and looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life. I would like help funding my licence so that i can progress. Once i am employed, I can move out of the homeless hostel i am currently residing in and support myself through my new career.' - Mr S
This couple have 2 children aged 2 & 5. The husband has lost his job and is ill with serious depression andf mental health problems. The young child has grown out of the cot and the older childs bed is not fit for use because of damp. They urgently need help to buy new bunk beds.
G is a recovering alcoholic requiring funds to get him to and from NA meetings. G is struggling with his mental health and addiction and finds the meetings very beneficial as he is able to discuss his issues with others, the meetings are held in a town which is 15 miles away and he is struggling to pay for the transport as he has various debts and is on benefits. We would support G to get a block of train tickets to ensure the funds are spent on this. Any donations would be great. Thank You
A has joined our church recently and is in need of a sofa and some chairs. He is unable to work due to his mental health and is on a low income. The current sofa's he has are ones that he found in a bin and A feels ashamed any time someone visits his flat. We have been helping him to clean and decorate his flat please give so we can help even further.
W was living with his expartner and son. They decided to separate as a result of risks from third parties. W has stayed in a hostel for two months. He has now secured his own home which will allow him to have his young son to stay with him. W has secured help in reducing his drug use and all workers feel that W is truly trying to make changes to improve his and his son's future. He is shortly due to commence a course to gain a qualification. W has now repaid his addiction linked debt.
This retired gentleman and his Wife are struggling to live on a low income . They both have learning difficulties and dyslexia which makes budgeting difficult for them, as well as coping with ill health. On state pension plus 3 small monthly occupational pensions totalling. Council Tax and rent arrears from 6 previous addresses. Their washing machine has broken down and they have no money to buy another one. Please can we ask for £140.00 so that they can buy a washing machine.
This single mum who suffers from anxiety and depression, has 2 Sons living at home with her. She lives on benefits (ESA, CTC & CB) Her eldest Son of 19 has serious mental health problems but would not accept any help and consequently has no income. This has made things financially difficult for the family. Mum's depression is being exacerbated due to the home being in a bad state of disrepair. Requestingfor £120 to help with the cost of materials top make some repairs
As a result of harassment E has had to move into a new property. Unfortunately, her sofa had to be left behind. She now needs something to sit on in her new accommodation.
AH is in recovery from drug addiction and suffers from depression. He has experienced a disfunctional life woth bfroken relationships. He is now off drugs and seeking employment. He also seeking access to his children. He is attending a church drop in project and has recently become a Christian. A gym pass will help him address his physical and mental health problems.
'O' needs a 35L rucksack to carry his possessions as he sometimes needs to move . He also needs a good pair of boots to wear as he only has trainers. He is hoping to find work soon, he would be very grateful for any support.
P is struggling with debts. CAP are helping him manage his benefits. He has no spare money for shoes or trousers. Can you help restore his self esteem please.
'I was employed as a health care assistant, working with people suffering with Dementia. I moved into my new home last year and have been burgled, which has resulted in me having a breakdown and losing my job. All of my ID has been stolen and i'm struggling financially to replace these items which are essential. Please help me recover what has been stolen from me.' - Miss A
Lisa is part of the growing number of asylum seekers/refugees in our church. The money difficulties of people in this situation are extreme. We are looking to help Lisa in the further purchase of clothes and other items for her three children.
K has a daughter who is autistic and has complex learning disabilities. The family struggle with finances and trying to support their daughter has caused mum to suffer with mental health problems. As a consequence she has had a benefit cut due to missing an appointment and now has an electricity bill she cannot afford to pay.
Mary is a widow who lives with her son and receives benefits. She has been coming to church since her husband died. She struggles to pay bills and we help her access the Foodbank when needed. Her hoover is on its last legs and she would be so grateful for a new one.
K has a Pakistani heritage and is therefore an Urdu speaker. She came to the UK in 2007. Her spoken English is generally good but her reading and writing in English are weak, which causes many problems. K feels a call to train as a minister within the Church of England. It seems likely she has a vocation and her preaching is strong. In order to train, she requires training in written English, but she requires help with the cost of the course.
This lady has two young daughters and has recently had a marital split leading to a downturn in income. While she is awaiting benefits to be arranged we were able to help her with a food parcel but we’d like to be able to provide her with shopping for some home cleaning and personal hygiene items for her and the children.
Mum who attends church and has two children one of whom attends the Church Rainbow group (guides) Without this help she would not be able to afford the subscriptions which total £60 for a year. The child recieves huge support and enjoys the activitioes as well as connecting through the group with Church.
Due to A's irregular work, his benefits kept changing. There were times where his benefits were stopped. As a result of it, he struggled with rent and was dependent on the foodbank. A volunteer sensed something wasn't right as he was extremely dirty, very downcast. He also made arrangements for his dog to be look after which was rather weird. Then it brought to our attention he wanted to end his life.. He is trying to start his life again.
Mum with child who attends Church based Brownie group. She gets huge benefit from group including attatched to church activities. Would not be able to attend without this financial support.
J's daughter aged 15 has previously had a baby and has been rehoused by the local authority. This has had an effect on J's emotional and financial well being as her income had reduced making it difficult to manage. Due to a bedroom becoming free, this means she is also having to pay a top up on her rent. She is in desperate need of a washing machine as hers has broken and she does not have the money to purchase one. Please help this lady have some independence and not having to rely on others.
WWis a recvering drug addict who was homeless and is now living in a hostel. He is suffering from depression and a gym pass would help him t omove on both mentally and physically.
K has three children, aged 4-12 years.The struggle to keep up debt repayments led to his wife, S becoming very depressed, so that K had to give up his job to help look after the children. S is now back at work but her pay is very much lower than K's salary and thieir income goes on loan repaymens, rent and heating bills, leaving nothing for food and other expenses. They have resorted to using the food bank for food but they need to buy shoes and school clothes for the children urgently..
Sadly back in March V lost her partner to a drug overdose. Due to costing of the funeral it has left very little money to have a Wake to celebrate her life. We would very much like to offer a little get together to Remember Claire by. Please could you help give her a good send off?
Single mum to 5 children working part time. Money is tight for the family. They live in a private rented property and the garden has become cluttered and overgrown. The landlord has asked that the family tidy the garden up and the parent would like help towards the cost of a skip to help clear away the clutter. Mum has been quote £130 for the skip but requires some help with the cost.
Middle aged single father of two boys, fallen on hard times and went bankrupt in January and now living on Job Seekers Allowance. Initially homeless, with the help of Housing Association, NACRO and the Vicars' Relief Fund, he has found somewhere to live and is slowly rebuilding his life. He needs all the help we can muster, to get back on his feet and look after his two boys. All help is most gratefully welcome.
Single parent who has fled domestic violence with her children. She lost the family home and has to start to set up a home on her own to provide a fresh start for her and her family. She has 2 children 1 child has a disability and suffers incontinence. Mum requires a washing machine as this has recently just broken and with struggling on benefits has not saved up enough money to replace it.
Young couple with 2 young children, dad is working but the family are on a low income. The oldest child is displaying some negative behaviours and is behind expected levels in school. He is also still sleeping with parents. Mum would like to work on encouraging him to sleep in his own room but he states that he is scared of his room. She would like to brighten up his room.
Child 4 year has been diagnosed with ADHD and loves playing outside in the garden. The family would love to purchase a trampoline for him but have no spare funds at the moment as they are on benefits. The family have 3 children altogether who would benefit from the exercise outside.
This family have 5 children and mum is disabled. The family’s oven door is broken and they have been quoted £95 to repair it. They have no spare money to pay for this, so they are stuck using cooker top only to make meals.
Single parent with two young children. The property that they have recently moved into has no carpets or flooring to any of the rooms. Mum is trying to save but is struggling to furnish the whole property.
When the family moved into the property the stair carpet was old and worn. It was taken out of the property due to the state and a safety hazard to he youngest children. The family would like to replace the carpet on the stairs but are not financially able to do this and require some help.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough with very poor mental health with support has obtained a flat after a very unsettled life through no fault of his own. He would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him to purchase a carpet for his flat most of his furnishings have been given to him through the kindness of family and friends.
We are hoping to get a second hand fridge/freezer for a young single Mum and her baby who have just moved in to a new home having fled an abusive home life. This is their first home together and they currently don't own anything.
We are supporting a single Mum who is feeling a lot of financial pressure, she has many mental health complications which means coping with day to day life is an ongoing battle. She had a recent house move and misunderstood some information given to her which in turn has left her with rent arrears which are causing her a lot of anxiety. We would love to be able to help alleviate a little of this pressure.
A cannot work as he is awaiting an operation. He was on ESA but is now on JSA. There is always a delay when benefit changes. He is also in receipt of PIP. Due to domestic circumstances he only has the minimum of household items. He only has one set of bedding for example. He is very short of underwear and other clothing.Can you please help him.
Teresa is working with Christians Against Poverty and has been repaying her debts steadily over 6 years - just one year to go! She is living on a tight budget and managing, but now her cooker has broken and requires a repair which is worth doing as its not a very old machine. It would be great to help her with this, as saving up will take a long time.
J's family suffered a house fire 3 weeks ago, her family lost all of their possessions and they are living in temporary accommodation until work is done on their previous home . J currently claims housing benefit and child tax credit but did not have insurance to cover the loss of their possessions. The family need support in order to replace the clothes and furniture that they lost in this devastating fire.
K is currently on JSA and struggling to pay his utility bills. He is on a meter but his debt is mounting, so much that he has not been able to use his gas since November. He is relying on food from a food bank in order to maximise his income.
H is a single mum and has moved home due to domestic violence. Her benefits have been delayed and is struggling to pay for her utility bills. She is currently relying on food banks to maximise her income. She is getting support from CAB. She needs support to pay her debts.
This man is married with two sons and has been unable to work since an accident that left him with a broken foot last year. It has still not healed properly. His employer has been paying him Statutory Sick Pay but this is much lower than he would normally earn. After paying bills there is nothing left for food or electricity. We’ve been able to issue him with a food parcel but would like to help with electricity and some other household shopping.
This man came to us for help while his benefits get sorted. He missed filling in one of the relevant forms so his benefits have been stopped temporarily until it is resolved. We’ve been able to issue him with a food parcel but would like to help with electricity and some other household shopping.
S & J struggle with many physical & mental health problems and S has recently been in hospital for 9 weeks with pneumonia. They are on a very low budget and just do not have sufficient income to cover electricity costs.
This lady has recently moved to the area and is trying to keep the house warm for her three young children. Her fiancé’s wages just cover the rent, council tax and utilities leaving little for food. We’ve given her a foodbank parcel and we’d like to put some money onto her electricity card just as a short-term blessing while she waits for her benefits to be sorted and then she should be ok.
T is deaf with special needs. T has the opportunity to go on a specifically tailored holiday with his family and other families with deaf children. T is supported by Hearing Loss Cornwall who have been able to fund part of the holiday but T's family need to find the remaining balance. Looking after a child with special needs has left T's family struggling to make ends meet and they do not have spare money for the holiday. Can you help T and his family do something most of us take for granted?
J is deaf with special needs. J has the opportunity to go on a specifically tailored holiday with his family and other families with deaf children. J is supported by Hearing Loss Cornwall who have been able to fund part of the holiday but J's family need to find the remaining balance. Looking after a child with special needs has left J's family struggling to make ends meet and they do not have spare money for the holiday. Can you help J and his family do something most of us take for granted?
H is deaf, partially sighted and uses a wheelchair. H has the opportunity to go on a specifically tailored holiday with his family. H is supported by Hearing Loss Cornwall who have been able to fund part of the holiday but H's family need to find the remaining balance. Looking after H with all of his needs is a constant struggle. H's family do not have spare money for the holiday. Can you help H and his family do something most of us take for granted?
Applicant is unemployed, job seeking and is trying to save for a new cooker on her benefits. This is proving very difficult. In the meantime applicant is doing voluntary work whilst suffering from Crohn's disease. Any assistance to help in this matter would be very much appreciated by the applicant.
Single Mum has three children under 8; she is isolated and has no real family support. A volunteer is supporting the family by providing befriending support for Mum to help reduce her isolation. Due to limited finances, the family have no washing machine and Mum is therefore having to wash all the family clothes by hand. Thank you.
Our client, Jon is 24 and not in good health. He has fibromyalgia, acute arthritis and sleep apnoea and is awaiting an operation. He is employed by the NHS as a health care assistant but has been off work sick for over 6 months and is not able to return to his previous position. His employers are offering alternative employment, but he will need to wear a suit and formal shoes which he can't afford to purchase. He does not have any family who can help. Donations gratefully received. Thanks
Single Mum has three children under 8; she is isolated and has no real family support. A volunteer is supporting the family by providing befriending support for Mum to help reduce her isolation. Due to limited finances, the family have no washing machine and Mum is therefore having to wash all the family clothes by hand. Thank you
A lady in Middlesbrough with poor mental health is struggling to obtain a washing machine, she is only on basic benefits and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help her to obtain one.
A young man in Middlesbrough due to bedroom tax is now in arrears, he was managing his tenancy but is struggling now, would Acts 435 be able to help him, he is now facing eviction unless he addresses the arrears. This young man has mental health problems which are now really low.
A young man in Middlesbrough with mental health problems has moved into a flat and is receiving support to maintain his home, he has no cooker and is in need of a microwave as this will help him towards his fresh start. Could Acts 435 help him please.
This 46 year old man spent 9 years street and hostel homeless, but has been in his council tenancy for 3 years. He developed both drug and alcohol addictions during this time but has started to address these problems. He has also been diagnosed with a personality disorder and borderline schizophrenia, and is on a disability benefit. His electric cooker has stopped working and a local charity has provided him with a new one. He is sleeping on the settee and would love to sleep on a proper bed.
'R' is an elderly widowed lady who has no spare income and struggles to make ends meet. Her current sideboard is falling apart and not fit for purpose of storing documents. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Holly is a lovely lady working with Christians Against Poverty. She comes from a background of abuse and family conflict. She has many health problems that stop her working, and has anxiety and depression. In 2015 her children were taken into care because of family allegations and she was left devastated. She tried to take her own life and was in and out of mental hospitals. Holly is now working hard to sort things in her life. Your donation would be a message of hope to her. 2nd request
N&L are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They used to run their own business which became successful, but as it grew L was suffering from increased ill health and was not able to keep up with the work. He borrowed more money to keep the business going but it eventually failed. He has now been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological condition and N has become his carer. A donation to the couple's insolvency fees would help relieve the burden of debt. 3rd request.
LM lives in Salford and has two children that he is only able to see at the weekend and school holidays. For the past 3 yrs he has been staying on his mother's sofa. He has recently received social housing in an unfurnished property. He has received some free furniture but as he still does not have carpets, the property is classed as unsuitable for his children. Having carpets would enable him to have his children to stay which would mean so much to him.
Simon has a severe mental health condition and has recently moved area. He is working his way out of debt with Christians Against Poverty and has no washing machine. He lives in a flat and is struggling with his washing. A reconditioned washing machine would be a great blessing to him.
This man requested this amount of money to buy some clothes for his children. He is an Asylum seeker and asked some help as he couldn't afford to buy what they need. He doesn't have other supports from freinds and family. This support can help them to imorove their confidence.
J lives on his own and is recovering from heart surgery. He has not been able to work for some time and is on benefits. However, he is keen to work again as soon as he can. He has built up debts which he cannot repay and which are a source of considerable worry for him. He would like to have a Debt Relief Order to give him a fresh start but needs £90 for the fee.
CB is an ex offender who is seking a job in the building industry. He needs to obtain a CSCS card and undertake a training course. He has been referred by the Probation Service and is being supported by the Christian Ark project - a weekly drop in in Oldham Town Centre.,
F has an extensive history of mental health problems leading to her debt situation. She has 4 children at home & has tried to address her finances but health has always got in the way. It would be a great help if she could have a grant of £90 for a Debt Relief Order. She is trying very hard & has been extremely cooperative. Her levels of stress & anxiety about finances are so high; this would allow her a fresh start & would allow her to fully engage in her mental health treatment.
Paula is a single mother of 5 dependant children who is struggling to survive now that the benefit CAP has reduced her benefit income and meant that she is having to pay a sizeable top up on her housing benefit to pay her rent whilst at the same time reducing previous arrears. She has threat of eviction by her social landlords if she does not clear up rubbish in her garden and has a quote of £60 to clear away the rubbish. She has no savings and has requested £60 to pay this & stop eviction
S has three children and is a single mum. She is just starting to work with CAP and sort out her debts. She is starting to feel better about life and her situation. she signed up to a hire purchase agreement on a drier months ago and has £60 left to pay. It would be a huge help if this could be paid off in one go and she could make a fresh start.