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£100 needed for help with mediation costs

E is a young mother of an 11 month old child. She is at the moment going through a particularly difficult divorce. Her former partner simply refuses to communicate with her in any way. In order to proceed with getting her ex to honour his promise to buy her out of her share of the matrimonial home and as a result allow her to pay off her debts, it has become necessary for her to seek mediation. Could I ask Acts 435 donors if they would consider contributing to her mediation costs?

City:
Stanley
Age:
30
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
Today

£90 needed for a fridge freezer

D has recently got a flat again after being homeless for 4 months. He is trying to have a fresh start after dodgy landlords got their properties taken away. Getting a fridge freezer would be a massive step in helping D be more independent and a real boost to his mental health and well being. At the moment he is surviving on cupboard food but finds it a struggle and pops into the homeless drop in for milk which is not great for him trying to take forward steps.

City:
Gateshead
Age:
32
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Today

£20 needed for electric bills

N is a foodbank client referred to us in hardship, having no money for several weeks due to changes in his accommodation and benefits. His benefit delays were exacerbated due to difficulties with providing ID to the Department for Work and Pensions. We helped him with a contribution towards his electric bills so that he can keep his house warm until the issues are resolved. A donation to reimburse us for the help we gave him to top up his meters would be a great help to us please.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
34
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
Today

£20 needed for gas and electric bills

R is a foodbank client who came to us not expecting any benefits for over a month. He was struggling with his mental health and is getting support with that from the agency that referrde him to us. He requested some help with funds for cooking and heating, which we were happy to be able to give him, to help him keep his house warm and his spirits up through this cold winter weather. A donation to reimburse us for the help we gave him to top up his meters would be a great help to us please.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
27
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Today

£15 needed for gas and electric bills

S is a client who suffers from mental health problems. He was referred to our foodbank by his GP. He has a low income and was struggling with funds for his meters after staying inside more over the Christmas period. We helped him out with some funds for these early in January. A donation to reimburse us for the help we gave him to top up his meters would be a great help to us please.

City:
Sheffield
Age:
56
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
Today

£85 needed for a Debt Relief Order

This client suffers from depression and anxiety and is in receipt of Universal Credit. Since his mental health deteriorated he has been unable to work and over the years he has accrued debts of over £6000 which he can no longer manage. He has sought debt advice and a Debt Relief Order has been recommended as his best option but he cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you can help. Many thanks.

City:
Northampton
Age:
62
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Today

£90 needed for bedding

Mr O was suffering with poor mental health and as a result of this took an overdose of morphine which he has for a chronic spinal condition. He was in a coma for a month. He contracted sepsis and was in hospital for 7 months. His old Landlord of his old property got rid of all his possessions from the property and when Mr O left hospital he had absolutely nothing. He lived in a hostel before finding a permanent home and has now managed to fund a bed for himself, however he still has no bedding. Any money would allow him to keep warm.

City:
Oldham
Age:
47
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
Tomorrow

£80 needed for a washing machine

D requires £120 for a washing machine. He is out of work and waiting for his benefits to come through. D has a son with special needs and has medical problems himself as he is going blind. His washing machine has broken and he does not have any money to buy a new one. Any help you could give D would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Ferndown
Age:
58
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
Tomorrow

£30 needed for bankruptcy fees

Following a miscalculation of her benefits, one day J received a letter saying she owed £16,000. She was forced to take loans to cover her rent whilst she looked for work. Meanwhile debts with credit cards and even normal bills couldn't be paid. Eventually the council admitted the miscalculation. By this time her debts were so large that she was forced to apply for bankruptcy. Since J has no savings, any kind donations to help cover the cost would be greatly appreciated.

City:
London
Age:
48
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Tomorrow

£85 needed for a Debt Relief Order

B was forced to retire early from her job as a children's disability social worker because of progressive Multiple Sclerosis, which affects all areas of her daily living and mobility. She got into difficulties with debt because of a massively reduced income and insufficient benefits. A Debt Relief Order would allow her to have a fresh start, free from the overwhelming anxiety and stress her debts are causing.

City:
London
Age:
54
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
Tomorrow

£70 needed for a Debt Relief Order

K has a long history of mental health issues, including depression and borderline split personality disorder. At times he has struggled to manage his finances and his debts have progressively built up. He recently lost his job and had a gap in receiving his benefits. We are supporting him in getting a fresh start for his finances, as well as looking at ways we can help him with budgeting in the future. He would be so grateful for £90 so he could apply for a Debt Relief Order.

City:
Kent
Age:
46
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
Tomorrow

£80 needed for carpets

This is a request for carpets for a lounge in a first floor flat. This young lady has recently moved to this address and this is her first flat on her own. She has previously lived in supported accommodation for young parents. Her 1 year old son is looked after by her mother but she has daily access with a view to them living together in the future. She has accessed support from the Citizens advice bureau to consolidate her debt whilst having enough to live off. Carpets would provide warmth and comfort to her home, can you help?

City:
South Shields
Age:
21
Category:
Housing
Expires:
Tomorrow

£80 needed for a tumble dryer

This young family have 3 children under the age of 5 and are struggling since a cancer scare caused the return of depression in this young man, taking him out of work. Having not been able to work for the last 12 months, they are struggling to keep up with their bills, and now their tumble dryer has packed up. With 3 children, it would be wonderful to be able to replace it as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance.

City:
Bodmin
Age:
23
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Tomorrow

£90 needed for a double bed frame

This young man who has some learning difficulties has been unemployed for some time, despite trying to find work. He suffers from back pain and is in need of a sturdy new bed frame, as his previous one has broken. If you could help him to get a new frame, he would be able to sleep without pain which would be such a blessing.

City:
Poole
Age:
36
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Tomorrow

£50 needed for clothes and shoes

J came into Citizens Advice with holes in her clothing. She has mental ill health and has difficulty coping with her finances. It would be really helpful to have some reasonable clothes and shoes bought for her urgently to wear in this winter weather, while longer-term help is arranged. J would greatly appreciate a kind donation for these.

City:
York
Age:
54
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
Tomorrow

£70 needed for a Debt Relief Order

P is currently living in a refuge after she had to leave the property she was living in last year, with her two young daughters (one newborn.) P was employed full time but is returning to work part time after her maternity leave ends, and she is about to move into a new rented property. Multiple debts have accrued over the years - many from her previous relationship - so P is getting a Debt Relief Order for a fresh start. However she cannot afford the £90 fee as she has to buy furniture for her new home. Could you help her?

City:
St Helens
Age:
30
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 2 days

£60 needed for bedroom and living room furniture

E's social worker has approached us for help with setting up a new home after she was forced to leave an abusive partner. She needs bedroom and living room furniture and some electrical appliances. She has nothing of her own, and really needs help to make her new place feel like a home. Any help you could give her would be really appreciated.

City:
Hull
Age:
45
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 2 days

£90 needed for gas and electricity bills

L has recently moved from temporary accommodation to a permanent flat with her young daughter after escaping a domestic violence situation. They are waiting for Universal Credit payments and a discretionary fund to come through but have no heating at the moment as they cannot afford to top up their gas. Please could you help them buy some gas to get them through this bitterly cold weather.

City:
London
Age:
28
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 2 days

£120 needed for waterproof clothes for a school trip

A is a single father with twin boys. Due to regular area moves the boys haven’t been able to go on school trips, however they are now in their forever home and in permanent school. They have been offered free places on a school trip away for 5 days, but need waterproofs, wellies, hats and gloves. They have basic clothing but nothing windproof or waterproof. A local outdoor shop have agreed to supply all their outdoor needs for £120 if this can be raised. Any help would be greatly appreciated by this lovely family.

City:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 2 days

£80 needed for travel and overnight stay

T has not had any contact with his Mum for 10 years, but his sister has informed him their Mum has terminal cancer doesn’t have long to live. She has asked to see him. He can get the bus on a return ticket to London and two nights accommodation with this money and hopes their relationship can be put right before it is too late. The family don't have the funds to help him with travel or accommodation. T would be grateful for any help offered.

City:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age:
60
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 2 days

£100 needed for bunk beds

T needs bunk beds for a small bedroom as she is expecting a baby in April, and needs to move her 2 boys into the one room. She already has mattresses, and has now managed to source a bunk bed frame for £100 which includes delivery and assembly. The delivery men have agreed to remove the bed bases and take them to the tip for her too. She would be grateful for this assistance as she is going to need to organise things before the baby arrives.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
27
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 2 days

£100 needed for a washing machine and a sofa

D suffers with mental health, depression and personality disorder. He has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) which effects his every day living. D doesn’t have a washing machine and there is no laundrette in his town. He is a proud man and tries to maintain his appearance. Due to the effects of his medication, D sleeps on his sofa a lot and has a real need to replace his present one. D’s Personal Independence Payment was stopped a year ago, and this is now going to tribunal. D needs help to offer him some dignity and comfort, can you help please?

City:
Cornwall
Age:
60
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 2 days

£70 needed for transport to church

Our client has mobility issues and wants to attend a church which is around 1.5 miles from her home and this is too far for her to walk. The money is for taxi vouchers whilst she is waiting for an outcome of her benefit application. She is really keen to attend this church and this would help her very much.

City:
Bradford
Age:
57
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 3 days

£110 needed for carpets

S has recently left an abusive relationship and has spent time in a refuge before finding a property of her own. She found the property through a housing association and it has no carpets. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and she has multiple health conditions. She is struggling to purchase a carpet for her living area and bedroom due to being on a low income. Please help this lady with a small amount towards the cost of flooring for her new home and fresh start.

City:
Shildon
Age:
56
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for help with bills

This single parent was referred to us from the local children's centre after being referred by the school who where concerned for the family. The mother had been struggling with bills so they got a loan from the local Provident centre, and they had also been having issues with their benefits and missed a payment. This made the interest on the loan rise and has made it extremely hard for the mother to pay the rest of the bills. Your support would enable the family to pay off the bill in full.

City:
Liverpool
Age:
27
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 3 days

£110 needed for help with living costs

This client has been to us for help before when he has been desperate. Recently he came to us again with good news about positive changes in his life, however unfortunately his benefits are still in the process of being sorted and therefore he is struggling once again. He has been suffering for a while with bad mental health, and this debt and lack of income is really taking a toll on his health. Your support would allow him to pay the relevant bills he needs and afford general living expenses until his benefits are sorted.

City:
Liverpool
Age:
38
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 3 days

£100 needed for carpet and flooring

The single mother recently moved house with her children due to the previous house not being habitable. Now the family are in this new home and ready for their fresh start, however it is largely not decorated, to the point where there is no carpet on the stairs or in the hallways and bedrooms. This is not ideal for the family and the house has become a lot colder. Your support would allow the family to purchase the carpet and have it fitted, finally making this house a home.

City:
Liverpool
Age:
37
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for paint

This client is a working mum who has children. They have had to move home quickly and are trying to set up an new home. Mum doesn't have a support network and would like to redecorate the children's bedrooms, but she is unable to afford to buy paint. She wants to give her children a lovely new home after they have been uprooted at short notice, and freshly painted bedrooms would make a big difference. Could you help her?

City:
Sandwell
Age:
34
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for a single bed

This client is a single parent to 5 children. She is on a low income in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit which just about covers the essential living costs of the family. The family are receiving support to address the well being of the children and the condition of their home through a Child In Need Plan. One of the children, an 11 year old, is sleeping on a broken bed. The family can't afford to buy her a new one as they are struggling to make ends meet on their current income. Can you help them?

City:
Leicester
Age:
33
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for a wardrobe and a bed

This client is a Mum who is living with her teenage daughter and her baby. They have recently had a family bereavement and as a result of this have had to move house. Unfortunately they are now living in poor, overcrowded conditions. She needs a wardrobe to be able to store her clothes and a bed to sleep on. Could you help her?

City:
Brierly Hill
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for removal costs

When T’s husband left her last year, her life was thrown into disarray. No longer able to afford the rent, she and her family are now being evicted. T lives with her teenage son and her disabled mother, for whom she is the main carer. T has health problems of her own and recently underwent a major operation from which she is still recovering. The council have accepted a duty of care to re-house them but they desperately need help with the moving costs especially for T’s mother’s medical equipment.

City:
London
Age:
53
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for bunk beds

K and her partner live in an overcrowded flat with four children under 13 years old. K suffers from depression and anxiety and is unemployed, whilst her partner is self-employed and not guaranteed work each week, and they do not have the income to be able to move to a larger flat. One parent is being allowed overnight contact time with two more kids from a different relationship, but they do not have space to put them up. A bunk bed would enable the children to stay in the very limited space.

City:
Bradford
Age:
29
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for a bed base and a washing machine

J has a history of alcohol issues and depression and has just come out of a stay in hospital. She is struggling financially, as is her partner who has his own issues. She is currently having to sleep on the sofa as her bed is broken, and her daughter and elderly neighbour are having to do her washing as her washing machine is broken. She is being supported in her home, and we have a donated mattress, but would really like her to be able to get a frame/base for it, and a washing machine.

City:
Bradford
Age:
59
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for a health membership

This client has struggled with Mental Health for years. He has not had much success with medication, but has found that doing exercise and working out has been beneficial as he is able to work out his frustrations and finds it almost meditative. He is on Universal Credit and is unable to pay the full membership for the local gym so is asking for help in paying for it. He feels that the gym would make a great difference to his Mental Health and confidence in general moving forward.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
24
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 3 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

H moved to be closer to friends after her last remaining family member died, but she was made homeless. She already had council tax debt following domestic abuse. She has rent arrears and the council tax debts are being deducted from her benefits, she is unable to live upon the remainder. If she were to obtain a Debt Relief Order she would be debt free, these deductions would cease, and she would be able to manage on the benefits she receives.

City:
Willington
Age:
33
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 3 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

W lives with his partner and their two small children. He is unable to work as he cares for his wife and children, due to her mental health problems. Consequently he has to rely upon state benefits and has struggled to pay for his utility bills and council tax. Also, his benefits have been miscalculated, and the money overpaid is deducted from his income. This leaves the family short each month for everyday expenses, but a Debt Relief Order would clear these debts and prevent the deductions.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
43
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 3 days

£60 needed for a removal van

This lady needs help with the cost of a driver and a van when she moves from her 1 bedroom flat to a house with an extra bedroom for her new child. Because of your help last year she has settled into keeping on top of her finances and just needs this help with transport for the move.

City:
Oldham
Age:
32
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 3 days

£120 needed for a bed and a mattress

M has lived in supported living accommodation until recently, he has a learning disability but now wishes to be more independent and live in his own flat. He has managed to purchase a cooker, a fridge, and a wardrobe, but he still urgently needs a bed and a mattress and has no savings left. He is in receipt of benefits but would need to save for approximately 3 months to be able to afford this purchase. If you can help him to buy this it will really help him to be comfortable in his new flat. Thank you.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
33
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£120 needed for essential beauty therapist supplies

R is a single mother of 3 children, currently working in a low paid job. She has trained to be a beauty therapist and is now qualified to work in this area. Pursuing a career where she can work from home will help her massively in her home life and mothering her children. She is struggling to be able to obtain items she will need for work. She will need a portable folding table and essential supplies to get started. Please bless this hard working lady, mother and her children.

City:
Oldham
Age:
40
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 4 days

£120 needed for a bed

This client has lived in his tenancy for eighteen months and since moving in he has been sleeping on an old sofa as he cannot afford to purchase a bed from his Universal Credit. He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and rarely leaves his house unaccompanied. I would be very grateful if you could consider donating to help with this basic item which will make such a difference to his quality of life.

City:
Leicester
Age:
39
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£110 needed for wardrobes

Mr E has been sofa surfing for 10 years, but has now found a property. He has managed to get together some of the larger furniture and white goods but not everything. He is working to getting his tenancy in order so he can sustain it and not end up sofa surfing again, I feel just the help towards wardrobes will allow him to make his new place a home, and keep it tidy and organised. A bit of help will stop him buying things he can't afford and enable him to keep up with bills.

City:
Lawrence Hill
Age:
57
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 4 days

£50 needed for a bed base and a mattress

C and her three children currently live in a 2 bed house and they are waiting to be rehoused. She suffers from severe anxiety and depression. As she doesn't have a bed of her own she sleeps on the downstairs sofa. In April she is due to give birth to twins, which will maker her living situation even more difficult. Social services and her maternity care are very concerned regarding her circumstances. Any help towards the bed and mattress would be very gratefully received.

City:
Nottingham
Age:
37
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 5 days

£40 needed for some children's furniture

Miss S has moved to her own property following a relationship breakdown. She is currently pregnant and has no funds available for items for her child or for the property. Please can we help with furniture for her unborn child? She would really appreciate any help you can give her.

City:
Scunthorpe
Age:
26
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 5 days

£80 needed for a carpet

This single mum as just been granted asylum and moved into a council house. She has no furniture or carpets yet. A carpet in the living room would make all the difference as the floorboards are very rough. Your help would be so much appreciated.

City:
Barnsley
Age:
30
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 5 days

£40 needed for shoes and clothes

S requires £120 for clothes and school shoes for her children. She is a single mother of three children aged 1, 7 and 10. S is suffering with post natal depression and anxiety, and has a history of domestic violence. She is currently on maternity leave which means she is on a low income, and she has debts and rent arrears. Any help you could give her to buy new shoes and clothes for her children would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Verwood
Age:
33
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for bills and rent arrears

M is struggling to pay her bills, she has debts and rent arrears that are building up after losing a baby. She has two children aged 1 and 8 years old, and she is attending her local food bank. Any help you could give M with reducing her rent arrears would be very much appreciated.

City:
Wimborne
Age:
28
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for 3 new school uniforms

S is a separated mother with 3 young children. Her husband and the father to her children recently left them. This has been a terribly heart breaking time for them all. As a result of this they have had to move to Oldham from Bradford, into a new home and the children now have to attend new schools. S is suffering with depression. The children will all now need new school blazers, jumpers and ties. S is struggling to pick up the cost of this unforeseen situation she finds herself in.

City:
Oldham
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 5 days

£100 needed for a bedroom carpet

M is a young mum who has recently moved to the area with her 1 year old daughter. She receives Universal Credit and is managing to cover her day to day living expenses but has little left over to buy the things she needs for her flat. She would particularly appreciate help towards a carpet for her bedroom. The floor is hard concrete and very cold. A carpet would help to make the room warmer and much more comfortable for herself and her baby.

City:
Batley
Age:
20
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£70 needed for counselling

A has only just moved into the area but is already starting to run away from his new home. He has anger issues that involve self-harming, and this in turn has lowered his self-esteem to non-existent. Adding to his problems is the recent death of his Grandmother so he is struggling to cope with his life. Counselling is a priority for this lad.

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
9
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 6 days

£100 needed for a sofa

This family are in need of 2 two-seated sofas to replace the broken one they currently have. They have limited access to money and 2 children to support, one of whom has complex needs and severely disabled and therefore are unable to afford these items. The family are living in a tiny flat with limited furnishings and this would make their house more of a home. The family have no support network and very isolated.

City:
Northumberland
Age:
44
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 6 days

£95 needed for decorating materials

This family would love to make their house feel more like a home for their children. They have limited access to money and 2 children to support, one of whom has complex needs and severely disabled. The family are living in a tiny flat with limited furnishings and their living room requires decorating. The family have no support network and are very isolated .

City:
Northumberland
Age:
44
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£110 needed for a skip

This Mum has lost the care of her 8 children due to poor home conditions, despite trying hard over the past few months to improve this. Previous tenants have left lots of rubbish in the garden which has turned into a swamp. Mum requires a skip to remove the rubbish which would help contribute to her making positive changes and being re-united with her children.

City:
Blyth
Age:
39
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for matresses

This Mum is working towards having her 2 children returned to her care. She would love to be able to buy two single mattresses to help her prepare a safe space for her children to sleep. This would enable her to provide a warm and comfortable place for her children to return to. Unfortunately mum is unable to buy these herself due to having no money.

City:
Blyth
Age:
41
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 6 days

£100 needed for a removal van

S is married with two children. The family are being evicted from their house because they were unable to pay rent. This was because their benefits were stopped for a period last year. They cannot afford to pay for a removal van. Could you help them?

City:
Birmingham
Age:
51
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for rent payments

This client is a young mum with three children - two teens and an 8 year old - whose husband left them in September. He just walked out after 17 years together, and she is now dealing with depression and has found herself completely isolated. She needs to relocate back to Oldham from Leeds to be near family to help her and the children. She needs help with money to pay towards the rent at the new property. She works full time but she is really struggling to make ends meet, as her husband left her with £250,000 worth of debt. She is getting help with the debt, but could we help her with her rent to take some of the pressure off?

City:
Oldham
Age:
35
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for a double mattress

This lady is now a single parent with three children, the youngest being four months old.She is in the process of separating from her partner. Currently she is surviving on an advance from Universal Credit. She seeks help to cover arrears of gas and electric and towards purchase of a double mattress. Any support would be really welcome.

City:
Doncaster
Age:
29
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for car tax

Mr W is a single Dad who looks after his two children three nights a week, one of which is epileptic so he requires the vehicle on occasions to take her to hospital. He is working full time however with his commitments to the children and his rent it leaves him with no available reserves for the car tax. He has just moved into a new private flat. He gets no council assistance and he has got to completely decorate it, which is leaving him short of funds at this present time.

City:
Christchurch
Age:
42
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 6 days

£120 needed for a sofa and a coffee table

E has just had a baby girl. The child was born early and spent some time in the neo natal department of hospital. This is E's first proper home as she has previously been in shared accommodation. Subsequently she has had to furnish her new accommodation without much money. We have supported her through these difficult few weeks and would like to be able to make her home more comfortable.

City:
Haverhill
Age:
37
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for a gym membership

We have been working with N for some time. He has had a very troubled last few years and his mental health has been badly affected. He seems to be getting back on track but access to regular gym and fitness sessions will make a big impact on his mental state and he'd be so very grateful for any help with this.

City:
Haverhill
Age:
47
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for moving costs

Our clients have three young daughters, one with special needs due to autism. Unfortunately, they have had a series of unhelpful situations to cope with. The husband has just lost his part time job. They also had to deal with some problems in their home which was full of mould, water leaks and a number of repairs that the private landlord refused to deal with. They have now managed to find a new property but have fallen behind due to finishing off tenancy in one place and taking up another. They have also incurred costs to move.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
28
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
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In 7 days

£120 needed for utilities

Our clients have three young daughters, one with special needs due to autism. Unfortunately, the husband has just lost his part time job and they have had to seek alternative housing, due to mould, water leaks and a number of repairs that the private landlord refused to deal with. They have now managed to find a new property but have fallen behind due to finishing off tenancy in one place and taking up another. They are struggling to meet their gas and electric bills. Could you help them?

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
28
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for a mattress

N has recently been given accommodation in a shared house after being homeless. All he has in his room is a bed base and we would love to be able to get him a comfortable mattress to sleep on. Could you consider donating to this man to enable him to have a positive fresh start? Thank you.

City:
Haverhill
Age:
53
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 7 days

£115 needed for utilities

Our client is a single Mum and she is struggling to make ends meet - she has fallen behind with her gas and electric bills. She is currently getting Universal Credit and our foodbank is supporting her with basic food items. The recent financial pressure is starting to affect her mental health.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
36
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for utilities

Our client is on Universal Credit due to low income and is a parent of two children aged 5 and 7. Her eldest child and husband both have autism. Although our client works as an auxiliary nurse, she had to have a month off work due to a a significant operation. This has meant they have gone from just managing to having to use their credit card for food and utilities. Our foodbank is providing food parcels, but we would like to help them get back on track.

City:
Bournemouth
Age:
26
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for counselling fees

This vulnerable young woman has recently been upset by a recent event for which she is seeking counselling. Each visit costs her £15 and with transport charges costs £20 per counselling session. Without support, D would be trapped and paralysed by her anxiety and she would have distress with no outlet, further affecting her mental health and behaviours to the point where she may melt down. She is unable to afford to continue attending her counselling sessions, so your help is much needed.

City:
Folkestone
Age:
34
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
In 7 days

£110 needed for a Tumble Dryer

This single mother with an 18 month old child is on benefits. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to help her with debts and sort out her finances. She is working hard to turn her life around. She is on an Access Course to increase her chances of employment. Her tumble drier has broken and she cannot afford to replace it. Her flat is small and damp and a condenser tumble dryer is a must to stop the damp from spreading. Can you help please?

City:
Redruth
Age:
20
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 7 days

£90 needed for clothes

Our client had been homeless for some time, but he now has a place to stay and a good home, however he is only 22 and living off lower level benefits, which makes things very difficult. He has anxiety and depression and has had hygiene problems in the past. He desperately needs a new coat as well as other clothes. This will make him feel a lot cleaner and generally feel better. He has had his current clothes for a long time and they have become tatty and old.

City:
Bradford
Age:
22
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 7 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

This client is a single parent with 2 young children. She had severe post-natal depression after her younger child's birth when she stopped paying her bills etc. But she is now getting everything straight with the help of Citizens Advice and is also beginning a degree course to enable her to get a job in the future. Her student status has meant a reduction of benefits of £100pm and therefore she would really appreciate help with finding the fee for a Debt Relief Order. Can you help her with her fresh start?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
32
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 7 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

K came with her support worker for debt advice. She is Mum to two young children, and recently escaped domestic and emotional abuse and moved to a different town for a fresh start. Unfortunately creditors are chasing K for debt taken out in her name and she is beside herself with worry and fear. Getting a Debt Relief Oder would be the answer to her debt problems so she can focus again on being a mum and get her life back.

City:
Halifax
Age:
36
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 8 days

£85 needed for a Debt Relief Order

T broke down when she revealed she was in so much debt she was unable to pay all her rent and was being threatened with eviction. She came to us for advice and we quickly realised getting a Debt Relief Order would free her of attachments to her benefits thus allowing her to manage her rent payments. T is a young mum who doesn't have close family or many friends so has no one to turn to for help with the fee - please can you help?

City:
Halifax
Age:
24
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for removal costs

L was in good health until 2019. However she now has leukemia and end stage renal failure. She wants to move back to her home town of Oldham to be near to her support network of family and friends. However she needs help with the cost of removal. She is living on benefits and has no spare money. She is being supported by the Keyring charity. Could you help her?

City:
Oldham
Age:
59
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for starting a new business

As an ex offender trying to rebuild his life, H is a creative writer who has written a number of poems inspired by him looking after his dying father. His father suffered dementia and the poems are aimed at both carers and those suffering form Dementia. They are both inspirational and thought provoking. He needs £120 to be able to purchase 40 books from the printer and then be able to distribute them around care homes and hospitals. It will allow him to give back to society, and help others. Could you help him with this fee that he cannot afford?

City:
Sundereland
Age:
51
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 8 days

£75 needed for an electric cooker

This young single mum, with two energetic young boys aged 2 and 3, is desperate for a cooker. The old one has broken, and she is struggling on benefits as it is and cannot afford to replace it. She is working with a support worker who is providing extra help with the children, and she is doing the best she can to cope. Having a proper working cooker will make such a difference to this young family. Thank you.

City:
Denbigh
Age:
26
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for a cooker and a fridge

This client has recently moved into a new flat. Unfortunately he doesn't have anything to cook on or a fridge to keep his food cool and fresh. He is a foodbank client and is struggling to make ends meet. A cooker and fridge would allow him to cook healthy meals for himself without having to buy fresh food all the time. Could you help him with these items?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
21
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for clothing

One of our parents has sole custody of his son. He was taken from his Mum due to alcohol and drug abuse resulting in gross neglect. Dad has mental health issues and relies on benefits. He has struggled financially for the last year and has recently found out that he hasn't received his entitlements due to his ex-partner still claiming for his son. This is now a fraud case. His son desperately needs a new school uniform, coat, shoes and casual clothes. We pray that this request will be successful.

City:
Pontefract
Age:
35
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for Carpets

This single lady is leaving temporary accommodation after having fled domestic violence. She is still quite traumatised by it. She will be rehoused at the beginning of March. Her new home is completely bare with no carpets, and has mostly concrete floors. She is waiting for her Universal Credit review due to her situation, so has very little money. She is wanting to have a new start and a new home. Please can you help?

City:
Truro
Age:
35
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for recliner chair repairs

S lives in Bedford. He suffers with an auto immune disease and is quite disabled. He relies on his Recliner Chair which he can control himself as he must keep his legs elevated. His chair is currently not working and he needs financial assistance to help with the cost of the call out fee as well as the cost of the repair, which costs a total of £235. He would really appreciate any help from Acts 435 with the £120 expense so that he can continue to live independently. The excess of this cost will be covered by the local debt service.

City:
Bedford
Age:
42
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
In 8 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

M lives in Bedford with her 3 children aged 9, 6 and 4 years. Family circumstances, followed by the breakdown of her relationship have led to financial difficulty, and at this moment, help is needed to apply for a Debt Relief Order. £90 would cover the whole cost of this and would enable this family to get back on track, address their budget and look forward to life without the money worries they are currently experiencing.

City:
Bedford
Age:
35
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 8 days

£105 needed for household gas and electric

This single mum of 33 is struggling with finances with a 6-week old baby, and has had her bank account frozen due to fraudulent activity. The bank are not being helpful and have said it could take several days to investigate and re-open the account. She is in desperate need for gas and electric, and has been helped by the local food bank so that she can feed herself and the baby. The weather is terrible, and we would be very grateful for your help.

City:
Llanrwst
Age:
33
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for a cooker

This single mum with five children has been supported by Social Services for a while now as she received an eviction notice last year. She has been paying her rent of £93 per week and is having to pay towards the arrears in order to prevent her being evicted when back in court later this month. She doesn’t have any spare money to purchase a cooker, which she desperately needs, as she is spending quite a lot of money buying takeaways each night. She would be really grateful if you could help.

City:
Rhyl
Age:
33
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

S is a 33 year old single mum with three children. She has fallen into debt due to her limited income. In seeking debt advice at her local Citizens Advice branch, she has decided to get a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start. Unfortunately she cannot afford the £90 fee. If you are able to help towards this, it would be a massive help to allow S to get on top of her finances. Thank you.

City:
Weston-super-Mare
Age:
33
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£80 needed for Gym pass to overcome depression

T is a 44 year old female who was once very active and worked everyday. Circumstances changed in her life and due to addiction which led to a fraud offence, she now has a criminal record and struggles to find work. Her physical and mental health is deteriorating fast. A gym membership would enable her to get back to exercise and increase her confidence. This will have a positive effect on both her mental and physical wellbeing and help her move forward

City:
Sunderland
Age:
44
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 9 days

£60 needed for blinds

This young mum has recently been housed in a social housing property and has no money spare after furnishing the property with essential items due being on benefits. She and her daughter feel safe and more settled in the property, however they have nothing to cover the windows. She would love to be able buy blinds to get some privacy for herself and her daughter. Could you help them?

City:
Newquay
Age:
20
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£115 needed for a tumble dryer

K is a young dad aged 19 who lives in a flat in Liskeard with his partner and young daughter (3 months old). They would like some money towards a tumble dryer as they are currently hanging wet clothes around the flat to dry but this is causing damp and mould issues. K is autistic and does not work at present and his partner E is still on maternity leave so they are both on benefits. They are aware they will need to make a contribution towards a tumble dryer but this is such a necessity at the moment.

City:
Liskeard
Age:
19
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£100 needed for a fridge

K is going through a difficult time with her health. We are currently appealing a Personal Independence Payment decision and in the meantime she has very reduced income. Her fridge broke down today and she has no means of replacing it. She would be very grateful for support so we can buy her a new fridge.

City:
London
Age:
57
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 9 days

£105 needed for basic food supplies

This single working Mum has 2 children, and has managed to get a new job which will suit her family's needs much better. However, by changing her work she will be without any money for 1 month. We really want to make sure the family can have basic food supplies during this month, and support Mum to be able to take this excellent opportunity. Any contributions towards this would be very gratefully received.

City:
Midlands
Age:
38
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£55 needed for rent arrears

C has recently moved into supported living due to a relationship breakdown with her carers and has had to make a new claim for Universal Credit. She has ill mental health. Due to her age, she is only in receipt of the shared room relating to housing costs and this has accrued a small top up of £54. She has also made a claim for Discretionary Housing Payment to help with her housing costs and she is awaiting a reply. Please help this young girl with a small amount to clear her rent arrears.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
18
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 9 days

£120 needed for daily living costs

L has recently moved into his own home with his pregnant girlfriend to begin their own family home before the baby is born. He is in full time employment however he has recently changed departments within his role and his pay date has changed. This means he has to wait an extra week before he receives his payment. This is causing anxiety as they had budgeted for their money to last until his pay date before this was moved. Please help this young couple with a small amount to help until he gets paid.

City:
Shildon
Age:
20
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 9 days

£120 needed for school uniforms

T has 6 children who all attend school. She is living on a very low income due to being on a debt management plan after accruing credit card debt years ago. All of her children require new shoes for school and PE kits which is going to cost around £200. She has already saved £80, but is struggling to find the rest of the funds to purchase these well needed items and this is causing upset and feelings of being a failure to her children. Please help her with a small amount towards the cost of these items before the children return to school.

City:
Fishburn
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£90 needed for rent arrears

N is a single mother with 5 children. She is worried about losing her tenancy because of rent arrears. She is being supported by Keyring charity and is doing a great job caring for her children on a very limited income. Some help to pay her rent would relieve her anxieties.

City:
Oldham
Age:
33
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

A is a single parent of 2 children and has suffered much abuse. She is trying to rebuild her life. She works part time but is often off sick as her ex husband still manages to attack her. We are helping her with a Debt Relief Order which will deal with £10,000 worth of debt. We can then continue to help her with all her other issues in her life. She is a lovely, scared lady but is really working with us to move forward.

City:
Melton Mowbray
Age:
39
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 9 days

£85 needed for a Debt Relief Order

F is a lovely Christian who is in a drug rehab centre and moving forward with his life. He leaves in March and wants to get a Debt Relief Order to deal with his £15,000 worth of debt. This will really help him with his new life when he leaves rehab. Please consider helping him with this.

City:
Melton Mowbray
Age:
54
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 9 days

£120 needed for furniture

This Mum is a single parent for two teenage children aged 15 and 14. She and her youngest child have poor mental health and she has suffered from previous domestic abuse. Mum has been working hard to improve the family's home conditions and is in need of a wardrobe and storage for the children's bedroom. The family are isolated and have no support, Mum needs some help at this point to improve the home and make the children's room a nice place to be.

City:
Liverpool
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£70 needed for winter heating

This client is a single parent of a young boy with additional support need who has been through a really stressful divorce. Her ex-husband has not been supporting their son, she has high legal fees and has had time off work due to stress. Their boiler broke at the beginning of the year and repairs quotes are far above what she can afford. £120 towards this bill will give this family hot water and heat again after over three weeks without. They have had to use the local gym for the shower.

City:
Edinburgh
Age:
47
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for a cooker

Miss B has been forced to move out of the family home with her 7 month old baby because of overcrowding. She was previously living with her parents but when her baby was born they became overcrowded. Her baby wasn’t planned, so she has not had any chance to save up for any household items and purchasing a cooker is an impossibility with her limited income of benefits.

City:
Scunthorpe
Age:
22
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for a tumble dryer

D's tumble dryer has broken. He lives on benefits and has no spare money to buy a new one. Since he lives in a one bedroom flat, he has nowhere to leave the clothes to dry without the flat becoming damp. Any help to get a new dryer would make a huge difference to D. Thank you.

City:
Nottingham
Age:
31
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for a new rug and some lino

J is single mum of 2 young children living in a privately rented flat. Due to mental health problems she is unable to work so is on benefits. They have recently had woodworms, and all the flooring has been lost and must be replaced which J can't afford. We would love to be able to get a rug for the children’s bedroom and some lino for kitchen. £120 will enable her to do this.

City:
Hastings
Age:
46
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£110 needed for a college volunteering trip

My client was housed with us due to being homeless, and he has been fully engaging with all services and turning his life around in an amazing way. He is in his last year of college before he moves onto university. He has been given the chance to complete a residential volunteering trip which will give him amazing experience for his future education. He has managed to raise £80 for the trip but there is a shortfall of £120.

City:
Spennymoor
Age:
17
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for carpets

A is on a low income and has just been moved from temporary accommodation into council accommodation. His income is not sufficient to enable him to buy all that he needs. He really needs some new carpets to put into his new accommodation so that it is more homely. Can you help him?

City:
Cambridge
Age:
45
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for carpets

A and her partner are fleeing from violence encountered at their last property. They are vulnerable women who experience multiple disadvantages and complex needs. They are eager to start a new life, and are being supported in that, and have now moved from temporary accommodation into their own flat. At the moment it is a bare shell and they would really appreciate any help towards carpeting the property to make it warmer and more homely.

City:
Bradford
Age:
38
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for oil for heating

This single young lady has three children under six years of age. She is on Universal Credit but finding life a struggle paying for bills and buying food. Now her oil has completely run out so there is no heating in her home. She cannot afford to fill her oil tank and has only been able to save very little towards it. She is trying hard to be a good mother and the lack of heat is really making her very anxious, especially for her toddler. Please can you help them?

City:
St Austell
Age:
26
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£100 needed for a skip

This single mother of six children is trying to get on top of her house. We are supporting her with this to gain more control over her life and help her with her emotional wellbeing. She really needs a skip so that she can properly clear out her house, but she can't afford this. Can you help her?

City:
Leicester
Age:
39
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for help to buy a prom dress

This hard working, low income, blended family have four teenagers and two toddlers. Both parents work hard while parenting toddlers and teenagers at the same time. Just doing the normal things of life can be a financial and organisational struggle. One such struggle is affording a prom dress for one of their daughters. Could you please bless this Christian family with one less financial worry? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Southampton
Age:
40
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for Flooring

CJ has been unemployed for 9 months & is a new father. They have been moved in to a two bedroom flat which has no flooring at all which is not appropriate with a young baby. They are struggling with bills & debt & cannot afford to buy any flooring. They are being supported by their local food bank but any help in buying some flooring for one of the rooms would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Wimborne
Age:
20
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for Oil for Heating

This gentleman lives with his wife and three young children all under 16 years of age. Both he and his wife have long term health conditions which mean they cannot work and so are on benefits.They are a loving family who try hard to make finances stretch each month and really dislike having to ask for help. They have run out of oil for heating and cannot afford to refill the oil tank. As it is still winter the family are very anxious.

City:
Truro
Age:
60
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£95 needed for shopping trolley and shoes

A 21 year old asylum seeking woman in Leeds has had major surgery and as a result has doctor's orders not to carry heavy items. She has asked for the funds to purchase a shopping trolley and comfortable shoes as she has no funds or transport to get what she needs at the shops and for donations from Meeting Point charity.

City:
Leeds
Age:
21
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for children's beds

A Leeds refugee family is in need of bunk beds for their children. This 38 year old mother and her husband have three children in a small flat with two girls sharing a tiny room. They have very few funds as they are only recently given leave to remain, and are on benefits after a long period without much to live on. Please help with the funds to purchase a used bunk bed to give them space in their home and realise their dream.

City:
Leeds
Age:
38
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 13 days

£100 needed for Clothing and food

The generosity of Acts435 benefactors has been a glimmer of hope in the lives of this son and his terminally ill father, who are in dire financial straits after a cut in carers' allowance and a burglary. The latest event is the breakdown of their car. They have asked for further help towards underclothing for the son and food for them both. There is encouragement in that the Acts435 help seems to be inspiring them to take action to resolve their benefits situation.

City:
Northolt
Age:
49
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 13 days