B is 57 and spent most of his life in and out of jail. He has overcome chronic alcoholism and drug addiction. At his age and with his record it is difficult to find employment. He has skills gained in prison and would like to start up a furniture restoration business. He needs specific tools to start this and once he has them he can start small and get bigger. This will give him a fresh start and he can stay out of jail and rebuild what's left of his life.
This lady is, with support, applying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to address her debts. She also has rent arrears. The lady has very poor mental health and she would be really grateful if Acts 435 donors could help her clear these arrears and pay the DRO fee please.
This gentleman in Middlesbrough has mental health problems; he has prior alcohol problems but he is now with support reducing alcohol and has obtained a flat with the local authority. This is a fresh start for him and he is struggling to purchase bedroom furniture for his new home. Help to purchase a wardrobe and a chest of drawers from the local charity shop would be much appreciated.
X is working her way out of debt with Christians Against Poverty. Her cooker has broken and she is finding this very difficult as she has severe health problems. Her 8 year old son lives with her. A gift to help buy a secondhand cooker would be a great blessing to them both.
L and her family struggle to afford the basics due to low income and debt. We are working with them to find ways out of the debt cycle. However recently they have suffered a series of unexpected and costly events including car trouble, vandalism and now their cooker which has been fixed several times before has finally given up. We would like to purchase a new electric cooker for them to give them a chance and to ensure they don't have to take out further credit.
B and her partner are struggling on benefits and unable to work, plus they have her daughter and 3 children staying with them as they are escaping an abusive partner. They are also having large deductions off her Employment Support Allowance and his Universal Credit due to past over payments. Their cooker has now broken and they cannot afford to replace it.
N currently lives with her parents following the breakdown of her relationship with her partner due to domestic violence. Her ex Partner purchased goods using her details and she now finds herself in substantial debt. N would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to alleviate her situation. N is currently unable to meet the fee for the Debt Relief Order of £90.
L lives with her partner and their two young children and she suffers from significant mental health issues. L has unmanageable debt and is unable to repay the arrears upon the debt and wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order. She is living in poor housing and about to be evicted. L wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order to help her situation but is unable to afford the fee of £90.
S lives with her small child and has been suffering with her mental health and rarely leaves her home. She has been struggling with debt which has not helped with her mental health issues. S would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order but she is unable to pay the fee of £90. A Debt Relief order would help her to manage her finances and assist with her mental health issues.
S is on a very low income and is married with four children. As a result of her husband's monthly income changing regularly, the benefits that she is entitled to often change. As a result, she keeps her expenditure very low. Even with this careful planning she is not able to afford to replace the washing machine that has recently broken. Launderettes are expensive and very time consuming. A donation towards a washing machine would be greatly appreciated during this difficult time.
J. is a young gentleman who is on benefits and suffers from Aspergers. He has recently had his uninsured electric bike vandalised and left without a motor. He is devastated as it is the only form of transport that he is happy with. Please help this vulnerable man.
Our client, who is struggling with his mental health, has recently obtained a tenancy in an unfurnished property. He has been transferred onto Universal credit and has needed to request an advance payment whilst his benefit is being processed. He is unable to purchase white goods or furniture for his accommodation. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Our client needed to move due to his previous accommodation being in disrepair. He has shared parental responsibility for his autistic son and needs a bed and bedding so his son is able to stay over with his dad. Our client is on a low income benefit and is unable to purchase a bed and bedding. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Our client is a survivor of domestic abuse from her family. She has recently been supported to flee the family home and has managed to secure a tenancy at an unfurnished Housing Association property. She is in the process of applying for Universal Credit and housing benefit and has no money to purchase any furniture or white goods. She is vulnerable, stressed and scared. She is getting support from a domestic abuse programme and would benefit from any support to help maintain her new life.
G has requested help through the local probation service. He is married with a young son in reception. The family are in desperate need of carpet and it has been discovered that £100 at a local carpet shop would be enough to provide this. Help to give this family a fresh start would be greatly appreciated.
This young couple had been sleeping rough but have been recently housed. They need bedding and kitchen items to set up their new home, and they would be very grateful for your help in purchasing these.
Mum has had her child removed due to unsuitable home conditions. Mum is desperately trying to improve these to allow them to be re-united. Providing this family with a carpet would help mum to make the steps she needs to as she is unable to fund this herself.
A single mum with two young children, D has lived at five addresses in five years as she has fled from domestic violence. Coping is hard, with significant mental health issues affecting her ability to manage her money. She has resolved to have a fresh start, managing her spending properly. A Debt Relief Order will enable her to clear the debts that she has accumulated over recent years, as we at Crosslight continue to support her.
GS has been in his council flat a long time but after they did some repair work and left a mess, he hasn't managed to pay for paint to cover it up. The amount the council gave him didn't cover it, and they wouldn't give more as he has rent arrears due to bedroom tax. He can't move out currently as he'd be fined due to the 'poor decor'. Being able to paint over the problem would literally help this man move forward.
W is a man who is keen to make a new start in his life. He is receiving support from local services and is fully engaging with them in order to turn his life around. If he can get a Debt Relief Order it would mean that he can make a fresh start in life and more forward in a positive way. A contribution toward this DRO fee would mean so much to him as he is unable to afford it at present. This will make a huge difference to his life - thank you!
A young woman who has recently overcome her mental health problems has been able to get into work and move into a new property, from a shared house. She is wanting a fresh start, her new property doesn't have a fridge, or house hold items. This would really help a fresh start and new beginning for this young mother.
This lady struggles with her mental and physical health, and as a result has struggled to hold down various jobs. She has been waiting for a long time for a suitable bungalow to become available nearer her mum, and this has now been secured in recent weeks. She has saved to cover her removal costs, but is struggling to now equip the property. Could you please help her to fund a washing machine so her new house can become her home? Thank you.
L is a 37 year old woman who has just broken up with her partner. L has two children who are both in local authority care. She has substantial debts, and the only way forward is via a Debt Relief Order. Can you help L?
J is a single Mum of 2. Her youngest daughter has learning difficulties and diabetes. In order that she doesn’t need finger blood tests she has a scanner which is permanently in her arm and they use a device to send all the blood results to the doctor. In order to use the scanner she has to have a windows computer. If she does not get one she won’t qualify for the scanner. Because of her learning difficulties any less stress for her is really beneficial.
H is from a Gypsy family but wants to attend college to complete a hairdressing course so that she can get a job. H has recently lost her Nan to cancer, who had been a huge support for her. The costs of the funeral have meant that the family have been unable to purchase the uniform and equipment that H needs at this time.
N found himself living alone with very little furniture. Friends have helped out as much as they can but he hasn't been able to source a washing machine. He would really appreciate any help.
This lady has recently moved back to the area after many years away. She is struggling to make new friends and feels very isolated. I got to know her through a lunch club that the foodbank runs. Her husband works and she is the carer for their 2 very young children. The washing machine broke the same week as the car needed very expensive repairs and there is just no money left. She is desperate for a washing machine, new or second hand, as she is potty training her eldest.
This single mum has 4 children under 10, including a 2 month old baby. She is struggling financially but needs a pram for the baby and money won’t stretch to this, although she could put some money towards it. This would help them get out more easily as a family. Please could you help this family and alleviate added pressure?
This family has struggled for years, getting by with both parents working in low paid roles. They have three children and the father in particular works multiple jobs to make ends meet. Their oldest child is studying medicine in Aberdeen, and supporting him has added an extra burden to the family, but they are determine to see their child succeed. The budget is on a knife edge, meaning there are no funds to replace the fridge freezer which has broken down.
This gentleman has recently moved into the town following his divorce. He is working with his bank to pay off considerable credit card debts, but as a result he is struggling to maintain payment of his regular bills. He is currently two months in arrears on his Council Tax, and these funds would enable him to catch up with himself completely. He would greatly appreciate your help at this difficult time.
P is an aspiring student, though she has had her educational journey in the past cut short through health issues. She is currently experiencing hardship through various debts which have spiralled out of control. A debt relief order would regain control and a sense of normality in P's life and enable her to reapply for further education and get back on track to self improvement.
N is a vulnerable young man working with Christians Against Poverty. After leaving care he was put in supported housing and told all his bills were included, but when he left they then told him this was wrong and he had a lot of debt. He moved into a house share where one of the housemates didn't pay their way so his debt increased. He and his current housemate both have autism, dyslexia and mental health issues, and they support each other to manage. A debt relief order would help them both.
JC has recently managed to get a property for himself and his 5 year old daughter after spending many months in temporary accommodation. He has no white goods to move in with and needs a fridge freezer to manage his food budget and shopping. He is being supported by the Ancora 'Help through crisis ' project.
B is a refugee from Eritrea who has recently been evicted from his asylum accommodation and has been given a room in a shared house. He has very little furniture and although he has been to some charities has been unable to get any bedding. He is actively looking for work and is very keen to integrate and find security in the UK. He would be very grateful for any help for him to buy some clean bedding and some clothes as he has very few warm clothes for the winter months ahead.
G recently took in two of his children aged 12 & 17 as their mother refused to house them any further. This meant G applying to Purbeck Housing for assistance as the accommodation he was in wasn’t suitable for them all. G and his boys are now in temporary housing and he is receiving Universal Credit. One of the children is due to start a new school in September and the uniform, which is compulsory is unaffordable. It is very expensive as various items will be needed such as blazer, tie, PE kit & shirts.
J is a single parent living with her four year old son in rented accommodation. She works part time as a support worker for a care company, and claims Universal Credit to top up her income. J needs help purchasing a school uniform for her son as she is not eligible to apply to the Care Workers Charity, as she has no health problems and hasn't experienced a crisis situation. J has bought some of the items she needs already but is struggling to afford the rest.
S is a single parent living with her 10 year old son. She is a full-time carer for her elderly father and claims Carers Allowance and Universal Credit. S's son is being assessed for autism and she is struggling to afford a new school uniform and P.E kit for him. S has mental health problems and is under a lot of stress so any help you can provide is appreciated.
This young couple fled from very poor and dangerous conditions abroad. They had lodgings, but he was made redundant from his hospital job and because she became pregnant they had to leave. They have now been rehoused but have nothing in the flat at all. The baby is due any day. Another charity has helped with baby items for them and bedding. They need a washing machine and there is a reconditioned one which can be delivered. They are so grateful for any help.
J is a 49 year old lady who we have been supporting with financial issues. As a result of debt and family problems she now has mental health problems herself. She needs to open a new bank account but unfortunately doesn't have the appropriate documents and we need to apply for a copy birth certificate and driving licence for her.
This family of 5 have the opportunity to move to a bigger house, but they will need to replace their gas cooker with an electric one. They are currently working with Christians Against Poverty to repay their debts, and can't afford to replace the cooker by themselves. Thank you for your support.
D is a gentleman who is receiving Employment Support Allowance and is unable to work due to epilepsy. He is managing to support himself but has no spare money to replace his broken Vacuum Cleaner, which was purchased second hand some years ago. He would be very grateful for any help you can give to enable him to purchase a vacuum. Thank you.
M was recently transferred to Universal Credit and had her benefits reduced by £500 a month for herself and her two children who live with her. One of her children starts an art GCSE in September and the school has told the family that they need to purchase the art supplies needed, including canvases, canvas holder, paint, pencils, paintbrushes. This would be hard enough at any time for the family but over the summer when the children aren't having free school meals finances are even tighter.
T is on universal credit and is struggling financially. She suffers with poor mental health and is waiting on a heart operation; her referral to Acts 435 came through her doctor. T's fridge/freezer has broken and she is in debt with her gas and electric so she can't afford to put money aside to buy a new one. Helping T buy a fridge/freezer would be one stop towards a better life and help her manage her meals.
This young mum has recently broken up with a partner who was abusive both financially and emotionally- the man has now left the young woman in rent arrears. She has spoken to the council and she cannot move from her current property until the rent arrears are paid. She has 2 small children and wishes to start afresh with her children. This would help her a lot, begin a new chapter and a fresh start in her life.
S is in a dire situation and she has no food in the kitchen 95% of the time. She is fleeing domestic abuse and has with her a 10 year old son who is himself in need of special help. They would be very grateful for your help with food and heating while they wait to be relocated.
C needs our help. After major surgery she is determined to keep mobile, and independent, but needs a new vacuum cleaner as hers has finally broken down. With the help of a cleaner she will be able to cope better and her chance of remaining independent will be improved.
S and his partner are expecting their first child. S is on the spectrum and struggles with day to day tasks. They have recently moved into their first home together and have saved for all the white goods in their home. They bought a washing machine secondhand which didn't work for very long so they are now needing for a new one, as having a new baby creates lots of washing. This will save time and money as well as being a skill that S can learn to help him with his daily tasks he needs to do.
This young lady is a client of Christians Against Poverty and is desperate to turn her life around before it spirals out of control. She has been advised to apply for a debt relief order, but on her tight budget she cannot afford the fee. She would really appreciate your help with this, which will greatly assist her on her Debt free journey.
G is a single person who is living with severe mental health issues. In 2018 G had a severe mental breakdown which resulted in her being made homeless and accruing a considerable amount of debt. She has since sought help for her mental health and has been re-homed. The debts she accrued have become an issue since she was re-homed with several of her creditors taking enforcement action. We have reviewed her options and a Debt Relief Order is the best solution, however she is unable to afford the fee.
This Mum of 4 recently separated from her husband and is having to move home as she cannot afford the rent and does not have a guarantor. The family are facing huge debts and really struggling. Mum has fibromyalgia and is dealing with a great amount of stress which is impacting her mental health. She needs a wardrobe and 2 sets of draws to support her to get back on her feet, which she could purchase at a local furniture scheme.
N was referred for help by the police following a serious domestic abuse incident. She has a son and is pregnant. N.has separated from her partner in order to protect herself, her son and unborn child. Finding herself as a single mother has been a big struggle financially. She is paying her bills alone; she has applied for benefits but has not yet received any. N is on early maternity leave due to complications in the pregnancy. Baby is due any day and N has been unable to afford baby items.
H is single lady with severe mental and physical health problems from abuse she suffered as a child. She is a Christian in a local church in Hastings. It is her faith and the support of other Christians that have kept her going. She has been called in for an operation for a bleed on her brain and needs 4 weeks care support afterwards when she comes home, but her previous care support has been withdrawn (an appeal is in course). Her Church is providing financial help but she is £120 short still.
This young couple live in a one bedroom flat. They are living on the breadline and claiming Universal Credit. They both have diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome and the adult male also suffers from ADHD. They really struggle to make ends meet and both are trying to obtain work but seem unable to do so due to their mental health issues. Currently their bed is in a very bad condition and it is causing back pain. They would be very grateful for your help to replace it.
C has been diagnosed with prostate and bladder cancer and is undergoing treatment for this. He has a lot of hospital appointments and is feeling extremely unwell. He rents his home from the Local Authority, and as part of his tenancy he is to maintain his garden ensuring this is tidy at all times. At present, he is struggling to keep on top of this as he is physically not capable to do so. Please will you help this gentleman with the cost of a local gardener who will clean and tidy up his garden for him?
A has recently escaped domestic violence and moved to a completely new area for a fresh start. As a result of her past she suffers with mental ill health which is under investigation. Due to the recent move, she has had to make a new claim for benefits (Universal Credit) and she is not due her first payment until the end of August. She is struggling to meet day to day financial demands which is adding extra stress and anxiety to her every day life. Please help this lady purchase food and electric?
I am working with a family in Dudley. Mum has 8 children living at home and is in need of a freezer. She has made huge steps forward and, following a house move, has created a lovely home for her family. A freezer is quite important for her busy family and she would very much appreciate some support in buying what she needs.
A is experiencing abuse from the father of her youngest daughters. He threatens to take her daughters back to Pakistan. He has been charged by the police and is awaiting his first hearing. A has taken out a non-molestation order against him, but now needs a prohibited steps order to stop him from taking their daughters abroad. This costs £214 and she simply cannot afford this alone. Any help towards these costs would be such a blessing for her in her stressed state.
J is a Christian who escaped persecution and came to the UK 5 years ago with her family. They struggled with life in the UK, with the parents suffering mental health problems and the husband finally leaving the family with large debts. J is now working hard to get debt free with Christians Against Poverty and to rebuild their lives. She recently moved from an apartment to a more appropriate family house and she now needs more furniture for the bedrooms.
This lady is struggling financially due to having a very low income and having recently lost her job. Her partner has serious mental health issues at night time which has caused her to have extensive sleep deprivation and stress. She would love to be able to purchase a bed to put in another room so that she can regain her strength and be able to cope with her situation. Please can you help? Thank you.
L is in desperate need of two cots and mattresses. Her twin boys were born 14th July but they have not got adequate sleeping space. They are currently alternating between pram and moses basket, one in each as the new guidelines state they should not sleep together, but this is obviously not ideal.
This lady receives Universal Credit but is struggling to find money for any extras that are needed. She especially needs help to buy school uniforms and shoes for her children. A donation from Acts 435 would make a great difference to her and her family. Thank you so much.
This young woman has recently moved from supported accommodation into her own flat. Gaining a new found independence, she moved with not many items and would like to start afresh, with items to make her new place a home. She is currently in receipt of Universal credit and is looking into work and volunteering in new things and ventures. This would help feel a new start has begun for her in her new adventure.
This 47 year old single lady has significant mental health difficulties related to previous trauma. She has just downsized to a smaller property following her children and her partner leaving. She has significant debts as a result of her struggles to manage her money, but is currently trying to address these with the help from a debts advice charity. She is in receipt of benefits as unable to work. She would be very grateful for some funds to help her purchase some basic household appliances for her new home.
H, her husband and three children live in a basement, rented flat which was recently flooded from the unoccupied flat above. She had no contents insurance, and through hard work has managed to clean and reuse furniture. However their bedding was saturated, contaminated with fibres from the ceiling boards and quickly developed mould spores. This money will replace the bedding that was destroyed, the beds and mattresses have been replaced via a local scheme as have the carpets.
My client has previous experienced homelessness and this new tenancy represents a fresh start. We have managed to get other items of furniture however flooring is more difficult to obtain therefore we are asking for your support to help her make her tenancy more homely and warm. Once this has been completed my client will be attending college to complete her level three qualifications and put the difficulties she has had with homelessness and mental health behind her.
C is a single parent of 2 children and has been in an abusive relationship. She is trying to rebuild her life and looking at doing a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to clear her debts. She works part time as well. Please help her with the fees of £90 so we can progress the DRO? She has an agreement with bailiffs coming round at present, so the DRO will deal with these and release money to go to basic expenditure items.
L has recently moved many miles from his home due to racial abuse in his home town. This caused him severe mental health problems and a feeling of isolation. He has been unable to deal with his financial situation, due to his mental health, and his finances have become out of control. He is seeking a Debt Relief Order so that he can make a new start with his finances, now that his mental health is starting to improve.
J is a single gentleman on Universal Credit. He has £3500 debt and no way of clearing this alone, only to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). He is very depressed and we saw him smile for the first time this week when we were able to give him hope to clear his debts! Please can you help by giving the £90 he needs to go forward with the DRO?
K & J both have mental health issues which prevent them from working, and mean that their 3 children have to be in care. They receive the basic level of Universal Credit which just meets their basic needs, and they have no other money to replace their washing machine which has irreparably broken down. Your support in being able to replace this washing machine and help provide some stability in this family would be greatly appreciated.
This lady struggles to make her benefits last for a month. She has ended up owing people lots of money. This has made her very anxious and depressed. She has some physical and mental health issues which are probably stress-related. A donation via Acts 435 would be a real blessing to her. Please would you help her clear her debts? Thank you.
This client has been living in her current rented accommodation for 25 years now and has never really had any issues, however a new owner has taken over. The client came to us after living with black mould in her property for 6 months, which has started to have an adverse affect on her health. The landlord refused to do anything and the council can't help. This funding would pay for a damp course and a repaint in her living room and help her get back to good health.
This client has been living in our supported accommodation for the last few months, and has been making massive steps towards independence. Now his last step before he has his own place is attending detox for the next few months. The client is in need of support with funding to help him get to the new accommodation as well as paying for some of his belongings to get moved there as well. This funding would help him make that next big step into getting his life back on track.
D. was homeless and was moved by a council in London into a bedsit in Bradford. This accommodation was unsuitable and is having a negative effect on her health. She is moving to a council flat soon but has no money for removal costs, and very little furniture to move in with. Any support would help her on this fresh start.
This gentleman from Iran has failed his asylum claim, he became homeless and is not allowed to work in the UK. He has been living in unsuitable accommodation at a car wash. He urgently needs help to pay for temporary accommodation, and we are also working with others to help resolve his destitute situation and immigration problem.
My client has recently moved to a new property after her previous tenancy had severe issues with damp which had permeated all her furniture and clothes destroying them. Particularly effected was her son's bedroom, and these are the items we are requesting funds to replace. This has been a particularly stressful period for the family which has impacted upon their physical and mental health. I hope this contribution will help make their new house a home and put the experiences they had behind them.
T was brought to us for money advice by her family support worker. Following an abusive and controlling relationship T is in debt. She moved out of the toxic relationship but the debts, put in her name, have followed her. There is no way she can pay these and provide food, heating, new uniforms for her two young children and no-one to ask for help. Getting a debt relief order would get rid of debt so she'd be in a better position to provide for her young family.
G has come to us for debt advice. Following illness and then changes to her benefit she became homeless last year and has been in a bad place. With the help of a local rehousing charity she is getting back on her feet however debts from her past are affecting her future. Getting a debt relief order would allow her to focus on rebuilding her life and get rid of much stress and anxiety about her debts which, at the moment, are out of her control!
The client came after finding himself in significant debt with the council tax department. He had been in touch with them for a few months prior to leaving his home and tried to set up a new account. When he left they failed to cancel his bill and start the new bill from his property. The council tax was higher in his new property but he did not realise until 6 months later when he received the bill. He is struggling financially and this would help pay off the debt and help him move on.
This young man lacks confidence and only goes out to attend the gym. This is a lifeline for him as he would stay at home getting depressed without it. Unfortunately he has got into debt with the gym and cannot renew his contract unless he pays off the debt. He receives Universal Credit but gives much of it to the mother of his 2 children so is constantly struggling to provide for himself. His one pleasure is the gym. Please would you help him to continue to attend it. Thank you.
The client had been living in our supported accommodation for the past 12 months. After working with us with various issues and moving forward into independence, the client has now moved on to his new accommodation. He is in need of funding to help him with the deposit and first months bills. This funding would enable him to secure the property and ensure he has a good start with his new place.
The client has been a volunteer with our projects for the last few years and is also responsible for helping her elderly neighbours with washing and drying clothes. She lives on a retired accommodation site and volunteers to help her neighbours who need that level of support do all their washing. Unfortunately the washing machine and dryer were recently stolen and she has been unable to carry on helping. The funding would buy a new dryer and enable her to continue helping her elderly neighbours.
This young man has become homeless due to a breakup of a relationship. He is temporarily living with his sister in a crowded house. He has had to start an application for Universal Credit again due to change of circumstances. This will take several weeks to come through. The family struggle on a low income so have none spare to feed an extra person. Please would you help him to survive this difficult patch while waiting for money to come in. Thank you.
B's start in life hasn't been the easiest and he is desperately in need of a debt relief order. He has attachments to his Universal Credit meaning he has £150 a month to live on - his stomach aches from not being able to eat! There are no family members to ask for help - we really someone can help this young man not just survive but live! Thank you.
L is a single mum of 2 young children. She has an apprenticeship and is therefore on low income. She has struggled to pay old debts but isn't getting anywhere. She doesn't want to give up her job - she wants to be a good role model for her children - but is having to think of every option. Getting a debt relief order would mean she could keep her apprenticeship and get a fresh start so she can focus on being the best mum she can be. Thank you for any help offered.
D is a single mum of 3. She borrowed money to survive during the changes in her benefit and is now struggling to pay the debt whilst providing ongoing food, heat, a roof over their heads. Getting a debt relief order would immediately alleviate this problem meaning she would have enough money to spend time with her children without worrying where the next meal will come from. Please can you help?
L has been depressed and homeless since his wife left him. He has been offered a flat with access to support so he can get help with his anxiety and depression and work towards having his son stay with him. In order for his son to stay with him he will need a collapsible bed as the flats are not big enough for two beds to be out permanently. We have sourced a bed but need help to buy it. His son is looking forward to the time when he can sleep over at the flat. This would help that happen.
Two years ago, K's 8 year old daughter had a stroke which has resulted in her suffering from severe epilepsy. At a check-up, they discovered that she has a brain tumour for which there is no cure. This has been devastating for the family and they are trying to make it as normal as possible for the children. A two seater and three seater settee would make a massive difference for them as it would allow them to spend much needed family time together while they still can.
J has been caring for his alone, since the boy's mother was found to be putting him in danger with her drug addiction. He has special needs due to the drugs his mum used while she was pregnant with him, and his dog has been an integral part of coping with the difficulties he’s had with his mum. The dog was recently diagnosed with cancer and they need £110 toward a £400 bill to afford the care it needs. The dog is a vital part of the boy’s life and we need your help in keeping him healthy
D has been struggling mentally and physically from an abusive relationship. He has been living with a parent, who also has been financially and mentally struggling with their situation, trying to help her son with a fresh start. Recently D has been offered accommodation but has nothing to take with him. It would make a huge difference to have some help with a cooker so he can cook and take the financial pressure of his mum as she has very little income. Thank you so much for your help!
This lady is 3 months pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her longed-for baby in February. She has some learning difficulties and has struggled to find paid work. At the moment she is unable to work due to ill health. Although she is receiving Universal Credit, she cannot afford to buy new clothes and her existing clothes no longer fit her because of her pregnancy. She would be very grateful for any help you could offer her with this.
A got into debt after a shoulder injury that left her in huge pain and unable to move her arm. P moved in to care for her. The DWP wrongly stopped their benefits so they were unable to pay their rent and began receiving bailiff visits. A encountered Jesus and met a Christians Against Poverty debt coach at church, and they started to see a light at the end of the tunnel. She has had an operation and is no longer in pain.
M. is a failed asylum seeker from Pakistan. He does not have a work permit and is destitute. We are trying to find him suitable accommodation but at the moment he is staying at his friend and he needs £80 towards his £120 rent for a month.
A suffers from Anxiety, Autism and ADHD. She is having counselling sessions with Edify as she is not coping with the thought of a change of school in September. Her mother, who is a single parent, is funding the sessions so far but now needs extra help. At present the child is cared for under 2 Counselling organisations.
An asylum seeking family new to Leeds have been granted a school place for two children, but they are unable to afford the full price of school uniforms. They have some of the funds but still require £120 to provide the children with the full uniforms. Please help them to have what they need for school.
M has one child. She is disabled so receives Personal Independence Payment and Child Benefit. She had got into debt so she is working with Christians Against Poverty to learn to manage her limited income. The social housing she has been given has no carpets and she desperately needs one for her daughter's bedroom. Please can you help her?
A is a single mum with 3 children (2 of whom are teenagers) living with her. Her ex husband has just stopped paying maintenance for the children as he quit his job and is living off his partner's wages. A has got to get new school uniforms for the children and some sports clothes too, which she can not afford. She has asked if her ex husband will help, but he has refused. Please can you help before they go back to school on the 4th September?
This 79 year old client has lived in her housing association property for 23 years. She hasn’t decorated in this time and the property is in need of re-doing as it has become quite run down. She is struggling financially so any help towards the cost of paint and wallpaper would be much appreciated.
C needs a cooker as her abusive partner sold her old one when she left him, and she has now been without one for 9 months. She was in a violent relationship with him and has now set up a new home, and it would be wonderful to be able to support her in this fresh start.
Please can I request your help to purchase a bed for a child, whose Mum is leaving the abusive father? They have had to flee the family home with no essentials, and they must now try to start afresh elsewhere. They would be very grateful for your help.
My client has recently moved into supported housing and has little to no furniture. I am looking to purchase a sofa and TV stand for him. This move is following a period of youth homelessness and anything will help to settle him into his home.
This previously homeless woman was made so in fleeing from an abusive relationship. She has just recently moved into new, but unfurnished, accommodation. She really needs help to purchase basic cooking utensils and kitchenware, as she sets up her new home and life from scratch.
This man is suffering from a number of health problems. He is sometimes able to work but earns very little and doesn't get very much in terms of benefits. He has ended up with a debt issue. He's been pointed to help with benefits and debt and we have helped him with food. We'd like to be able to top up his utilities. This will enable him to focus on getting his benefits sorted as, having been self-employed, it'll take a little while.
S has a 7 week old son who was born with a cleft lip. She has recently had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment, which could take up to 6 weeks. Her son has numerous upcoming doctors and hospital appointments and she is struggling find the finances to attend these. She is also finding it difficult to purchase baby milk due to awaiting a payment. Please help this young mother with a small amount to purchase milk and be able to attend appointments with her son.
M is a lady in her 50's who has been unable to work due to a life limiting chronic cancer diagnosis. She has one teenage son at home and is struggling financially. She would value help towards the purchase of a new bed which she is needing more and more due to tiredness associated with her illness.
This young man lives with some mental issues and lost his last job due to a domineering manager. He has no reasonable clothing for interviews and getting a new job would improve his mental state. A donation will both help him get back into employment and out of money struggles as well as raise his self esteem and confidence.
J lives alone and has large debts for rent arrears, council tax and other debts run up by his ex wife and for which he is liable. He has been out of work since April and receives Universal Credit. He has so many deductions from his benefits that he is left with around just £16 per month to live on. He has been advised that his best option is a Debt Relief Order but he has no money for the fee. He would be grateful for help with this, which would give him the opportunity to make a fresh start.
K has just moved into a flat after a period in prison. Prior to that, he had gone through a painful divorce and lost his home and everything he had. This led to mental health problems, but with the aid of support workers he is trying to get back on his feet. He receives Universal Credit, but is struggling to afford the things he needs to furnish his flat. He would like a cooker so he can prepare proper meals instead of living on cold food and he would be really grateful for help with this.
D is a single mother of two children aged 8 and 2 on Universal Credit. She suffers from mental health issues and has been the victim of domestic violence. Her children have just now moved back in with her, previously they were both living with their grandmother. She has struggled alone with her debt problems, but she has now sought help. She needs a Debt Relief Order because she has substantial debts and a very low income. Can you help?
N has been staying with family since a serious house fire earlier in the year where all her belongings were destroyed and the house deemed unfit for habitation. Finally a new home has been offered but N has no household items whatsoever. We are able to provide bedding and small kitchen items but she will need help with a cooker, bed and fridge.
Ms K has seven children- she is blessed to have 2 sets of twins, but this has meant that she has had to give up work. The wait for Universal Credit has meant that she has got into debt and is struggling to feed her family and pay bills. She is working hard with a debt relief charity to get out of debts and now needs a debt relief order. She would be very grateful for your help to pay the fee for this.
We are working with a hearing impaired client who lives alone in private rented accommodation. His landlord has fitted smoke detectors, as required, but as these are alarms he would not be able to hear it if there was a fire due to his hearing impairment. We are seeking funding to purchase for him a suitable fire alarm with strobe light and vibrating pads and a carbon monoxide alarm similar. Any help towards ensuring this vulnerable gentleman is safe in his home would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
A young mum with 3 children has recently been left by her husband. She does not have any financial support in place yet as she waits for this to be sorted out. She would really benefit from some help with uniform so the children can go back to school in the right clothes and for her not to worry about the start of term.
This family - mum, dad and 10 year old daughter - are clients of Christians Against Poverty. They are going through a Debt Relief Order. They are both unemployed. Dad broke his back two years ago and is unable to get back into work, and he also has the added problem of not being able to read or write. He is having one to one teaching at present. They are on a very low income and have to top up their rent as this is quite high. Money for their daughter's uniform would be very helpful indeed.
This lady is a single parent, who of necessity can only work part time. She is in discussions with Christians Against Poverty with a view to help manage her debts. She is on a limited income and struggling with debt, so it is difficult to meet any one off expenses. Her vacuum cleaner has broken down and is irreparable. We shall be grateful for any support that can be given to enable her to obtain a new vacuum.
This lady and her partner have 6 children. Her partner has a lung disorder and cannot work. They have been through an initial discussion with our local Christians Against Poverty centre regarding finances. They do not have a telephone and find it difficult to make contact with anyone outside their immediate vicinity. It would make their lives much better if they could each obtain a cheap mobile phone on a pay as you go basis. We would welcome any support.
This woman has just moved into a new property. She currently is without electric as it is on a meter, and she has recently been transferred to Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. Her heating and cooker are both running on electric leaving her without food, other than dry food. Please can you help?
This gentleman recently left rehab and is in recovery from addiction. He has recently moved into accommodation, he has been transferred to Universal Credit and does not get paid for 4 weeks. He is currently in emergency on his electric. When this runs out this will leave him without heating or a cooker as all his appliances run on electric. Your support would help him maintain his independence and heating and continue to able to cook for himself.
LA needs help towards getting a fridge freezer as his one has recently broken. He has no money to buy one- he is on Universal Credit but is struggling to get by every month normally without this expense. He relies on the local food bank regularly to get food and toiletries. LA would really appreciate any help in being able to buy a new fridge freezer.
NV has just moved into a flat where she has no furniture or cooking facilities. She has tried to get help from friends or family and they have supplied a bed and duvet but they cannot do any more for her. Please would you consider helping NV to buy a microwave so that she can have hot food in her new home? Thank you.
T is 46 years old and living with his parents having suffered significant mental problems since the failure of his business in 2014. His parents have been supporting his living costs and debt repayments. Having limited capacity to work we have assisted in his application for a Debt Relief Order, as without the continuing pressures of his financial situation it will enable him to have a fresh start and find independent supported accommodation as a first stage to rebuilding his life.
R is suffering from mental health issues following an abusive relationship and has had to recently move to avoid further threats to her and her 3 year old child. During the relationship, there was significant financial abuse and R was encouraged her to ignore mounting debts that she incurred due to the stressful situation she found herself in. Petitioning for Bankruptcy would allow her to start afresh financially and focus her attention on raising her child and improving her mental health. R has already raised £500 personally, and another grant has given £80, so we are asking for donations towards the final £100.
We recently visited a lady of 64 years old who had no heating nor hot water due to a broken boiler. We have managed to get her a grant for new boiler but she has other issues. She owes money to the energy supplier and other organisations after being forced on to long-term sick due to suffering from Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. She has no cooker and no washing machine, therefore we are making this request on her behalf for £120 to purchase a cooker. Many thanks.
C has cancer and requires surgery in another town. There is no hospital transport available so it will cost him £40 to get there and back. Due to his health condition he is unable to work and cannot afford this cost. He would really appreciate any financial help at an already very challenging time for him.
This mum of three children has recently fled domestic violence. Some of the walls in their home are bare, and mum is suffering from low mood. We would like to purchase decorating materials incl paint, wallpaper, brushes, rollers and paste to help improve this family's living conditions. We then have volunteers who will be helping Mum to decorate. This would make a huge difference to this family and help create a homely environment.
R is a single mother with two sons. Her partner left her due to the stress of their financial difficulties. R decided to seek debt advice and has been advised about a Debt Relief Order. R believes that this is the best solution for her so that she can have a fresh start in life and focus on her young family and essential living costs. The client would benefit greatly from any generous donation towards the fee.
This lady has been accessing our debt relief services for some time and is doing really well. She has recently had to cope with worsening mental health and anxiety issues, but is still managing to care for her two children. The older child is due to be going to a new school in September and the cost of uniform is prohibitively expensive. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
K has just got a one bedroom place. She works and has £14k of debt and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order. She is very keen to deal with her debts and move forward with her life. All her children live with their Father and she has been through a lot to get to this point. Thank you.
J has three children at school, one of whom is disabled. She is on benefits and her debts mean that she has no spare money to buy the children their school uniforms. Please help this family if you are at all able.
This single lady suffers from serious mental health issues and is also facing bankruptcy. She tries so hard to do her best for her children but, at times, it all becomes too much for her. If you could lift one burden by helping her to buy new school uniform for her son who is being transferred to a special school, that would be wonderful. Thank you.
This 36 year old man suffers from severe anxiety and depression which was triggered by the breakdown of a long term relationship. This came at a time when he lost his job and he has been deemed unfit for work ever since. He is reliant upon universal credit and has been unable to maintain his debt repayments which is exacerbating his anxiety. A Debt Relief Order has been recommended by his money adviser but he cannot afford the fee. Your help would give this man an opportunity for a fresh start.
D is living in a shared accommodation after a relationship breakdown and just has a bedroom and a small sitting room. He likes to have his children visit from time to time but has nowhere for them to sit at present. Please could you help to buy him a sofa?
This young man has just been given his own place, but he is currently sleeping on a chair as he doesn't own a bed. He has a heart problem so is unable to work at moment, and he has no family able to help.
This young mother with three children, having fled from domestic violence, needs new school uniforms as they are in a different area now. She does not have any money to pay for two uniforms and feels so worried about her and the children's future. Her youngest child is not old enough for school yet. They have gone through so much and helping her with this would mean so much to her.
This Mother with young teenage children needs help buying school uniforms. They have fled domestic violence with only the black bags they could carry. As they are in a new area they need two uniforms. They have no clothes suitable for the winter either but school uniform comes first on their needs so at least they can begin to get back to a safe routine. They would so appreciate your help.
This young man is in need of lots of help. His local Citizens Advice office is helping him sort his debts out. He is a recovering addict and is now clean and looking to sort his life out. He is going to do a Debt Relief Order to help him get debt free, but he needs help with the £90 fee. He has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them as so many deductions are coming from his benefits for his debts. He has regular food bank vouchers and a is being referred for a support worker.
This young lady is having a hard time sorting her money out and coping with the deductions which are coming out of her benefits for the debts they have. She has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them. She is now in a good place for a fresh start and wants to do a Debt Relief Order to help her move forward and out of debt. Thank you so much.
This gentleman has previously been homeless and an addict but he is now clean. As part of his recovery he needs to tackle his debts and he is working with his local Citizens Advice Bureau to do this. Since living on the streets, his life has improved dramatically and he is now ready for a fresh start. He has had help applying for Universal Credit, although he is now struggling to pay the £90 Debt Relief Order fee. He would really appreciate your help. Thank you.
We have a young mother moving into one of our properties and she is not eligible for a grant from the local authority. She has no access to any other funds to get the essentials she needs to move in. The items she is needing are a sofa, pans, plates, cutlery, toaster and kettle. Please can you help?
C is a single parent who works nights which she finds hard. She has £11,000 worth of debt so needs to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). She has a large sense of shame and sees no light at the end of the tunnel. We have been able to tell her that she has no need for guilt or shame, she is a hard working woman who life has thrown some hard blows to but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with a DRO. Please could you help by donating the fees for this fr her?
G has had a huge alcohol problem for at least the last 10 years. Many services have tried to help him over the years and he is now at a place where he wants help. We are helping him deal with his debts again and a Debt Relief Order would free him from £10,000 worth of debt. He will then just be left with a court fine to pay. He broke down crying at the thought we would help him again. This is a testimony of God at work in this man's life and we're excited to be able to help him again.
Dad is trying to prioritise making his home a cleaner and nicer place to live for himself and his teenage daughter. Their washing machine has recently broken which is not helping with their efforts to maintain their home. Can you help towards the cost of a washing machine?
We are working with a family where Mum is due to have her 4th child in mid-September. Dad is serving a fairly lengthy prison term and this has had a huge impact on mum and the children. She has bought a new bed for her daughter but cannot afford the mattress. I would very much appreciate a donation to meet the cost of this and alleviate some of the stress for this mum as her daughter is currently sleeping on the sofa.
K is a single mother who until recently was working full time. Due to ill health she was forced to give up her job and had to make a claim for Universal Credit. During the five week wait for her claim to be processed she accrued debts with several of her priority creditors and was forced to default on the credit she had taken when she was in full-time employment. We have reviewed K's options and determined that a DRO would be the ideal solution; however she is unable to afford the fee.
This pregnant mum's 4 children have witnessed domestic violence and her partner is currently in prison. He is due to be released early Sept. Mum has found another property and hopes to move there before he is released so that he will not know their address. However, the new property has floorboards throughout and is very dusty. The 6 month old suffers with asthma so Mum is worried about moving before she can put carpets down. She is struggling financially as she is now paying rent on 2 properties, so she would be very grateful for your help.
ZH is 62 and has applied for asylum, but she has no documentation to prove her situation and sadly it hasn't been granted. She is trying to get the evidence she needs to put in a fresh claim but in the meantime the church has let her stay in a flat that they have. Every one has rallied round to furnish the flat but we really need your help to get her a fridge, so that she can keep food fresh. She loves to cook traditional meals and having fresh veg would be amazing. Thank you for your help.
J has recently been released from prison and has been working with Junction 42 for a number of weeks to help her get back on her feet, moving towards secure housing, employment and community. She has to make an emergency visit to her family, based in Stockton, but has no money for transport. Please contribute this small amount to help her visit family in what is a stressful time for her - thank you!
ES has been homeless for 2 months. She had a fall out with her Stepdad and was asked to leave. She doesn't feel she can go back and has now been offered a small bedsit. She is looking forward to moving in and making it her new home but she has to wait 5 weeks for her first benefit payment and she only has a mattress to move in with. Please could you help her to buy a counter top hob and oven so she can have hot food? Thank you.
This man finds himself in desperate circumstances. He has just been released from prison and has nothing. No support has been given to him and he is now making a claim for universal credit, which means he is not eligible for a welfare grant until the benefit is in payment. A local charity has provided him with an electric cooker, but at the moment he is sleeping on the floor. He desperately needs a single bed and can get one for £120. Any help with this would be really appreciated.
C has 2 young children at primary school. She was working until the start of the summer, when she lost her job due to county council funding cuts. She was then diagnosed with early stage cancer, has had surgery and needs some further treatment. She has been unable to look for another job due to her illness but is hopeful to return to part time work in the Autumn. As a result of this money is tight, so she needs help with the cost of new sweatshirts for her children for school in September.
JM is very vulnerable & now lives in supported accommodation. His ex-partner asked him to leave their home, which he did, leaving everything in it for his ex-partner and their son. JM does not manage his own finances his benefits are paid into his mother’s bank account, she pays his bills and gives him money as he needs it. She has been helping him to save up for essentials but he still needs a hob, which he cannot afford. Once he gets a hob his son will be able to stay with him
LR has been diagnosed with fused vertebrae, which cause him pain. He has been advised to buy a new bed, whilst he waits for an operation to correct this disability, but cannot afford one. He has asked for a loan at the job centre but because he is already paying back an advance they have said he doesn't qualify for a loan. Sadly he is waking many times during the night as he is in pain. Please can you help him to buy a new mattress and bed base? Thank you.
This lady has a joint tenancy with her partner who has now left. She works but is unable to afford the rent herself, and cannot downsize as she is already in a very small property. Until she can take her ex-partner off the lease she is unable to apply for housing benefit. It costs £50 to amend the lease which she cannot afford. She would really appreciate any help towards this cost, so she can apply for help towards her rent and stay in the property.
A. is currently being taken through an insolvency process with Christians Against Poverty. Finances are extremely limited due to his low income relating to serious health issues. He has a wife and four children. He urgently needs a passport, as it is the appropriate ID required to open up a basic bank account. The account that he currently uses charges a monthly fee plus a £3 charge for every cash withdrawal- an expense that they cannot afford. The cost of a new passport is £85.50.
Our client is a lone parent with a daughter still at school. Unfortunately the family lost all their belongings in a house fire recently. Our client just about manages to balance her budget and supplements her income with a few days here and there of casual work. Whilst she is managing to slowly get life back on track after the fire and has secured new accommodation, she is struggling with large expenses and currently needs to buy new school uniforms. With the new term starting soon, can you help?
This 35 year old woman has been the victim of severe domestic abuse. Despite moving home she was found by her ex-partner and assaulted earlier this year. He is now in prison and she has moved to yet another home with her 4 children, all of whom are suffering from anxiety at the thought they will be found again. Their mother is working hard to set up their new home but they have lost many belongings during their moves. She would love some rugs for her children's rooms as the floors are concrete.
Mr C has recently moved house and had to give 4 weeks’ notice on his current property. Therefore, he had to cover the full rent himself on the new social housing property for 4 weeks as Universal Credit will only pay for one property. He needed to move to this supported housing association's property, as it is better suited to his health conditions. He has ankylosis spondylitis and arthralgia of the knee. With all these costs he is unable to afford to purchase a fridge freezer for his new property, and would be grateful for your help.
K is a women who has suffered with addiction, and been in and out of prison for a long time. She came out of prison 4 months ago and met with Jesus and her life has completely changed. Her addiction is under control, she is a regular attendee at church, she has started the gym and just got her very own bedsit. We are looking for help to get her a fridge freezer. She has changed her life so much and continues to go from strength to strength and we would like to help make her house a home.
Our client has recently moved into her property, after living in a Refuge in Derby. She is a single parent with a 9 month old baby. She has suffered from Domestic Violence. We have helped her with claiming housing costs on her Universal Credit claim, and we have also helped with household goods, kitchen essentials and a fridge freezer and beds. She only had a blow up bed and blankets and was giving her baby cold milk. She is still in need of a washing machine, as she is currently hand washing everything, and she would be very grateful for your help with this.
Miss M has recently moved from a larger property where she was subject to the spare room subsidy. She successfully bid on a smaller property and has moved everything over but she has no funding for carpets which is causing an issue. Miss M is a vulnerable adult who is receiving support to sort all her bills out and debts. She has done really well moving with her limited funds but she has exhausted all available money. She has been quoted £120 for a carpet to be supplied and fitted.
S is a middle aged woman who tries hard to keep her flat clean and tidy, despite being in considerable pain. Five years ago, multiple health issues forced her to give up work, and her physical difficulties have affected her mental health. In recent years she has incurred debts, which she finds it impossible to clear, as necessities take up most of her income leaving just £10 a month for extras. S is asking for donations towards the fee for a Debt Relief Order, so she can have a fresh start.
S is a warm, communicative young woman who has been the victim of sexual exploitation and domestic violence. As a result of her experiences, S had a breakdown a few years ago. Severe mental health issues mean she struggles to cope with everyday challenges. She has a son, who is currently looked after by his grandma. S has been advised to request a Debt Relief Order (DRO), in order to get a fresh start financially, and hopefully physically and emotionally. She requests donations towards the DRO fees.
MS has accumulated debts and is currently on a very low rate of benefits. She also has mental health problems and is unable to access employment. She needs to apply for a Debt Relief Order but cant afford the fee. She is being supported by the Keyring Charity.
C is unemployed and his benefits have been cancelled, though he is seeking reinstatement. He has housing benefit but no other income, relying on friends and the foodbank. He has mental health issues which are preventing him from working. He has no money for gas and has other bills. He would very much appreciate your help.
Dad is a single parent with two boys at primary school. He is receiving benefits which during the school holidays do not cover the basics and he has had to use the foodbank to get food for the boys. He has no money for new school uniforms and shoes, particularly for his eldest son. Your support for this dad would be greatly appreciated.
S has urgent bills that he needs to pay, particularly a water bill which has been passed on to a debt enforcement agency and which is causing considerable stress. He has health problems which prevent him from working and he is in receipt of Universal Credit. Your support in clearing these debts will help S get on an even keel and take pressure off him.
W, 44, has gone through a lot of struggles recently due to a breakdown of relationship- losing his house, car, job and ending up homeless. Providing money for a bike would allow him to access transport to all the different agencies and services he is engaging with as he cannot afford transport. He is extremely motivated to rebuild his life and a bike is a very practical thing that could help him with that. Please consider helping to fund this and help W get back on his feet.
G lives with her four children and works as a self employed cleaner. She is in receipt of Child Tax Credit, however she has not received a payment due to confusion with paperwork and this is affecting her financially. This has resulted in her accruing debt upon her electric and gas meters which is causing high levels of stress and anxiety. Please help this young mother to clear the debt and credit her meter until her tax credits payments are in place.
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support to get bunk beds and mattresses. The grandmother has care of 2 of her grandchildren, and also has adult children and 2 of their children living with her. The boys who are in her care are currently sharing a double bed. Having bunk beds would make a big difference to the boys and give them some space to use their bedroom for playing in as well as sleeping. This would help family relationships. The family would be very grateful for any help.
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support towards a bed for their 2 year old. The family have 4 children aged 2 and under and can't afford to buy a bed for their 2-year-old. Both parents are not working as mum has recently had a baby and dad has a health condition. They are claiming universal credits. Having a bed will help the 2-year-old settle into her new home.
G struggles with mental health problems. She has recently been placed in emergency accommodation but has no household goods at all. We have supplied a food box and given a microwave and various small kitchen items but she really needs a bed to sleep in.
S approached Christians Against Poverty for help after struggling to make ends meet for her family, she has worked hard to pay off most of her debts but is not able to clear the last few debts and as a result doesn't have enough money to feed herself and her 4 young girls. She has no spare money for school uniform which is causing her great anxiety on top of the stress of relying on Foodbanks. Your gift would make a big difference to her family at this time, thank you.
M has recently been abandoned by her husband and is trying to set up a new home for herself and her 3 children. She has significant debts (more than £5,500) which we are helping her with and she is in a low wage part-time job. She is struggling to make ends meet and does not have sufficient funds to buy a table for herself and the children to eat and work at. It would make her feel that her family are more together if she could have somewhere where they could all eat and work.
K is on Job Seekers Allowance and there are a number of deductions coming out every fortnight. K has also got a number of other debts and arrears. He has started to get help with the debts, but he has no savings and is living hand to mouth. He regularly attends the job club looking for work. He is in need of some curtains and also a vacuum cleaner. Any help would be gratefully received.
C has an eating disorder and suffers from extreme anxiety. He is trying to get back on track and has people around him supporting him. At the moment he has only one ring on his hob, no grill, no oven and no microwave. He would like help to obtain an electric cooker to help him start cooking and eating properly. Any help would be appreciated.
P's fridge freezer has broken down and it is not repairable. P has no funds to replace it, and has lost a considerate amount of food when it broke down. P relies on frozen food to manage food costs economically. He is also currently supporting a homeless relative. He is in desperate need for a replacement fridge/freezer. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
A local family, who have a child under 2, have been through a tough year and a negative spiral. They lost a family member to suicide which led to the main income earner falling into depression. The employer didn't understand, causing unemployment. Ever since, they have struggled financially and emotionally. They have a gas cooker but can't afford to get it fitted safely. All cooking is done via a camp stove, which is obviously not ideal. They manage but can't cook properly for their child. Please help?
This client is a lone parent to a 5 year old who is still sleeping in a toddler bed. The client has learning disabilities and mental health needs, and she is pregnant with her second child (due November). The client is a care leaver and was in an abusive relationship with her daughters father (he is currently in prison). She is struggling with her low income from Income Support and Child Benefit and repaying a Budgeting loan used to buy essential items for her unfurnished property. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a single bed for her 5 year old.
J is a single mum engaging with our RESET Social Supermarket programme. A lot of products are either frozen food or items that can be frozen. We would love to be able help purchase a small freezer to help with storing food items for now and in the future. Please help us bless this lady.
A came to us in a very distressed state. She has been working but had some time off after being ill. As a result some debts have accrued and we have tried to support as best we can but it's very obvious the best way forward is to apply for a debt relief order (DRO) which costs £90.
N is from Iran and has been granted refugee status. He is currently in asylum accommodation and his eviction date is mid-August. He is on waiting lists for temporary accommodation, however as the waiting lists are so long he has been advised it is unlikely he will get anything. He has no money and is waiting for benefits which will be another 5 weeks. He is in real need of funds to pay for a hostel for a few nights and for food.
This request is for a washing machine for a family whose machine has broken down. The father has disabilities and cannot work, the mother works part time on flexible hours and so is on a low income. They have a 5 year old daughter.
This family of four have been transferred to universal credit, and hit by the subsequent delay in receiving their first payment, after sudden illness. L has always worked but she is now struggling now to make ends meet. She is being supported by the church and also the police, as she was stabbed and badly hurt while protecting her mother from angry neighbours. She has spent a lot of time off work because of this and suffers from panic attacks, but is now back in work even if only a few hours a week. She would be very grateful for your help with her gas and electric bill at this difficult time.
C is currently on sick leave for 13 weeks for severe depression and awaiting an operation for Crohn’s Disease. Periods of hospitalisation over recent years has put the family behind financially. The stress caused by financial pressure contributes to debilitating bouts of Crohn’s, creating a cycle of stress and pain. C's wife and two young children are also being affected. C has already secured £28 towards his Council Tax bill of £128. Help towards paying this bill will lift the pressure.
This young mother of a 6-month-old baby was working, but her maternity pay has now stopped. While she's waiting for Universal Credit she can't afford the special (very expensive) anti-reflux milk her baby needs. The cost of this is £150 per month. This request is for 10x 800g packs to last a few weeks. This is obviously crucial to the health of the baby and so will make a huge difference to the mother and her baby.