This client who has been living in our supported accommodation for the past few months is making big steps towards independence. One of her biggest struggles now is budgeting and working out how to best manage her money. Opening a bank account would allow her to save her income, prioritise bills and ensure all of her money is not used as soon as she is paid. This support would help her buy her first adult passport and have all the relevant documentation to open the account.
This man was referred by the magistrates court. He had just gained custody of his son. He has had a range of sad circumstances; he was hurt in a hit-and-run car accident, he was injured at work and sustained permanent injuries, and both his parents have died. He had some outstanding utility bills which, with your help, will now be cleared off and he can move forward. He really does deserve some support and would be so appreciative if you can help him.
This vulnerable adult is struggling to cope with living on his own. Inclusion Cornwall referred him to us as they are trying to keep him from becoming homeless. Other people came into his flat and broke the window. The landlord said if he pays to have the window fixed then he won't evict him. By giving him this money you are ensuring he can stay in his flat while Inclusion Cornwall are helping with a range of other issues for this man.
J is a man in his 50's who suffers with severe rheumatoid arthritis. As a result, he struggles to get around and is unable to work. Unfortunately, he fell into debt due to his limited income. In seeking advice to address his debts, he is looking to process a Debt Relief Order, which costs £90. If someone could please help him with this fee, it would allow him a clean slate to move on with his life free of debts.
L is suffering with depression and as a result is not able to work. She has debt that she will never be able to repay in a reasonable time frame. This is holding her back on focusing on her health because she is so worried. She would like to go ahead with a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the fee. A donation towards the fee would transform L's life. It would mean that she can focus on her essential livings costs and her health issues.
D and P are currently working with Christians Against Poverty to get their debts sorted. They fell into debt because of P's long term illness and the recommended route out of debt is a Debt Relief Order. Would you please give so we can get this weight of debt lifted.
This gentleman was formerly homeless but now wants to get a Debt Relief Order for a fresh start. He is working with his local Citizens Advice Bureau to have a fresh start. He is struggling on Universal Credit and cares for his sister who has poor mental health. Please could you support him for this fresh start.
A young gentleman has recently been put on to Employment and Support Allowance, he is struggling currently to make ends meet. He has moved recently and is struggling to keep the heating going, so is having to survive without heating. This money would help him be able to keep warm as he is going through this tough time.
£90 is needed to supply and fit a car battery for this young woman. She is aged 28 is struggling with both physical and mental health. Her partner abused her for years until she fled to a refuge. Her two daughters, now aged 5 and 7, were removed into care and she did not see them for two years. She is trying to rebuild her life has now been given fortnightly access to the children but her health issues make the journey difficult. Having the use of her car again would be such a help.
This lady is unemployed and is living on job seeker's allowance. Recently her sofa has broken. She already had a back problem and this is making it even worse. Having a new sofa would make a huge difference to her, but she cannot afford it on such a low income. She would be really grateful for any donation.
J came to our foodbank and has been really struggling to make ends meet, even while working and claiming Universal Credit. When doing a budgeting session with her, we realised that she was spending a lot of money on laundry costs. This was because her washer had broken and she couldn't afford to fix it. She would save quite a lot of money by having her own washer, and could start to focus on other issues she is facing.
Our clients are struggling due to loss of work and delays with adjustments to Universal Credit. They have three daughters aged 3, 5 and 5. Whilst our local foodbank continues to support them with food, they are unable to meet their commitments for gas and electric costs.
D has recently just found out she has cancer having fought it 4 times previously. This time she is unable to have any treatment and she has been given a time frame of 1 year to live. She lives with her young son who is taking this news very badly. She is in receipt of all appropriate benefits however still lives on a low income. Her washing machine has broken and she is finding it difficult to purchase another. Please help this lady towards the cost of a washing machine during this difficult time.
A has recently left a violent relationship and is having to move into another property quickly. She is receiving support from Harbour due to the experiences she has endured. She has recently started a new job however she is awaiting her first wage. She needs to remove all of her belongings from her previous home however she is struggling to pay for a removal van. Please help this lady with the costs of removals so she can settle in her new home.
J has already received help from generous Acts 435 donors to buy a cooker but needs further help to cover delivery and fitting of the item. She has severe mental and physical health issues. When we initially visited the lady we found the house in such a bad state and she wasn't eating properly. We have continued to support her from the foodbank and things seem to be improving.
A single mum with 2 children in Cumbria is in receipt of Universal Credit. Mum has a mild learning difficulty. She has had support to improve house conditions and now manages to keep to a routine that has seen a great improvement. However, her washing machine has broken and she can not afford a new one. She is managing to get clothes washed by going to ask neighbours but this is not ideal. Where she lives there isn’t a launderette.
The client came in to us after her mother, who was a long time member of the church, passed away. The lady had been experiencing a lot of pressure having to pay for all the funeral costs and tying up all the bills and expenses. This support would take a big weight off the daughter's shoulders and allow her to pay for a large portion of the extra funeral costs.
L had been living with her daughter but due to a family argument she had to leave. She stayed in a hostel for 3 months and now has been offered a bedsit. The bedsit is lovely but very small and L thinks a sofa bed would be just right, giving her the option to use it as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. She doesn't have any benefits in place yet and will have to wait 5 weeks before she gets any money, so please could you help her to buy a second hand sofa bed?
A is a refugee from Eritrea who has finally found himself housing in Leeds. He has experienced being homeless before as well as delays to his Universal Credit. He asked his friend if he could borrow some money, but while at the cash point had the money stolen. The £200 was to help pay for food, and also the legal costs of his wife and children joining him from Eritrea. He is now in a desperate situation - struggling to survive and in debt to his friend. Any help is so gratefully appreciated.
This lady is living on benefits and caring for 3 vulnerable teenagers, one of whom is 6 months pregnant. She suffers from severe anxiety and depression, but somehow keeps going for the young people in her care. Recently her main oven has failed and she cant afford to repair or replace it (it needs a new fan/element). She is now cooking for four on just the hobs, so it's not as economical and is costing her more to feed everyone.
D lives alone and has multiple physical and mental health problems which mean that he is confined to the house for much of the time. His cooker stopped working some time ago but he is struggling to meet his day to day bills, and doesn’t have the funds to replace it. He is currently just living on cold food or microwave meals. Being able to cook properly again would improve his diet and benefit his general health. He would really appreciate help towards the cost of a replacement cooker.
E has recently moved into a local authority flat after a period of time living in temporary accommodation. He receives Universal Credit and is trying hard to find employment. He moved into his flat with very few belongings and no furniture. He has received help with getting a gas cooker but cannot afford the connection cost. He would be very grateful for help with this so that he can start to cook properly for himself.
D is a single dad. When he was 19 he spent time in the army and has suffered mental health problems which have blighted his life ever since. He had to give up his job as he was unable to cope. He is supported by a mental health charity, but becomes easily upset and anxious. He receives Employment Support Allowance but is struggling to meet his everyday bills. He needs a new bed and although he has managed to save some money towards it, your help would be appreciated in raising the rest.
This lovely lady is wanting a fresh start. She has 5 children and has been in an abusive relationship. Her ex partner forced her into pregnancy with her last 2 children. She has had to leave her private rented property and is now in temporary accommodation. She is having intensive support from her local Citizens Advice who are helping her sort out her benefits. She is good to go for her bankruptcy except for this last £120. She would love to get this all done for Christmas for a fresh start.
This lovely lady lives with her 9 year old daughter who she has to home school because of bullying. She's tried so hard to find work to fit around her daughter but she gets no help from her family or her daughter's dad with child care. She is struggling financially as she has used up all her savings and is very worried about finding money for shopping and Christmas. Please could you consider helping her with some money for her supermarket shopping so that she can get some food in and plan for Christmas.
S is a single mum doing an amazing job looking after her son. She is hard working and works long shifts through an agency. She has recently had a physical health issue which has meant that she has not been able to work and is on statutory sick pay which has reduced her income. She has been struggling to pay her gas and electricity, and she would be enormously grateful if you could help with this.
G is a single mum with a 5 year old child and was recently given the opportunity to move a village closer to her family and friends. The house she was given by the local authority was in an appalling condition and G is struggling to make it habitable for herself and her son. The local authority expected G to move into her new property within four days. She is working room by room and living in completed rooms only. G still needs help with paint purchases and new carpeting for her son's room.
This client is a lone parent to 2 young children (aged 9 and 1 years old). She has not been able to return to her previous job after maternity leave as she has depression and anxiety. She has been awarded Universal Credit and Child Benefit, but she took an advance on the money while she was being assessed which means she has very little spare after essentials. She lives in a flat and as the baby creates a lot of washing they have damp clothing in the flat which is detrimental to the health of the family.
G's cooker blew up this week. He and his wife have a 3 week old baby and a 3 year old toddler, so they are desperately in need of a new new cooker with which they could prepare healthy meals for their children. Please could you help this little family to purchase a new cooker?
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 a new washing machine.
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 with winter approaching she needs to buy a new tumble dryer.
This Portuguese young lady receives no income at all. She needs to obtain a passport and ID from the Portuguese embassy before she can receive any benefits or get a job. She has a 6 year old daughter who is fostered by her grandmother. She would love to visit her but has no money for train and bus fares. The daughter lives over 80 miles away. Please would you help her to be able to visit her daughter. It would mean a lot to her as she has has not seen her for 2 years. Thank you.
This 58 year old man was homeless for a long period before obtaining a council tenancy. He has been diagnosed with depression and anxiety and is receiving treatment. He has little to furnish his home with and spends a lot of his time walking the city streets because the property is so inhospitable. A local charity has agreed to provide him with a new single bed and he has seen a sofa for £120. Any help with this would allow him to live in a more comfortable environment.
B is a young lady who has just moved to her own tenancy and is seeking assistance to obtain suitable flooring for her kitchen and bathroom. She spent about 18 months living between her extended family and her partner's family until she was able to get her own tenancy. This unsettled period was due to the deteriorating relationship with her mother, making it impossible for them to live together. B now lives in a downstairs flat so suitable flooring would help keep her flat warmer and keep heating costs down. This would also help her make a home for herself and raise her self esteem and confidence to move forward with her life, and hopefully improve her relationship with her mother again.
I's scooter needs a new battery and exhaust after it was vandalised. Getting it back on the road means he can travel to out of town work as a fork lift truck operator, so will help him get out of the spiral of being on benefits. He's desperate to work full time, but after an operation when he was unable to work for months its been hard to find suitable work without his own transport. He'd be so grateful for any help.
R rarely leaves the house and has poor mental health. As a result of this, she has struggled to manage her every day bills and now finds herself unable to repay her utility bills. The stress from this is making her mental health worse. She is no longer able to work and is receiving benefits. She is having some debts deducted at source from her benefits, which often leaves her without funds for essential items at the end of each month. Her financial situation is impacting upon her mental health.
E is a 25 year old young father who lives isolated in North Cornwall. He suffers from poor mental health and lives on a low income. He has been given the opportunity to work but transport is a massive barrier. If he could get his CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) motorbike license he would be able to work and therefore become less isolated. This would improve his mental health and be able to develop a positive social network to continue improving his mental health. £120 would cover the cost of the test and license fees.
We are supporting a young Mum and her 2 year old son. We are looking to raise £120 towards the cost of fitting her new carpet. Our volunteers are trying to support this young Mum as she gets on her feet, and we would love to help her make their home comfortable.
M was referred to us from a local re-housing charity following eviction from his home of 6 years due to a change of landlord earlier this year and conflict in the relationship. M is sofa-surfing and hiding from other creditors but desperately wants to move on. Getting a Debt Relief Order will enable him to do this. He has no one to ask for monetary help and being on Universal Credit means he has no spare income to save. M is trying to turn a bad situation into something positive - can you help?
B came to us with his partner who is expecting a baby early next year. When they moved their benefits changed and they no longer had support from a disability worker. Their debts are out of control and whilst we can help with budgeting and support, getting a Debt Relief Order will give them massive relief. They have been left to get on with their lives but at the moment this doesn't seem possible with debts hanging over them.
A is struggling with poor mental health. He is a single parent bringing up his grandson on his own following the loss of his own daughter and his grandson's mother. He has substantial debts, and has been trying to pay but can't manage. He can't work full time because he is caring for his grandson, so doesn't have the money. A needs a fresh start and the only viable option is bankruptcy. He has saved around £360 towards the fee (from family/friends). If you are able to help with £120 we are confident we can find the balance.
T is a foodbank client on Universal credit. He had three part-time insecure jobs up until a few weeks back, when he unfortunately broke an arm. This has left him short of cash until his next Universal Credit payment at the end of November. He has asked for help in getting money on his gas and electric, and also in keeping himself fed cheaply at the Real Junk Food Project supermarket.
This client is in temporary housing fleeing domestic violence. She has both mental and physical health issues which are limiting her ability to work and care for her 2 young children. V is trying to look to the future by addressing her debt problems before they totally grind her down.
C is a single grandparent who has just become an emergency foster carer for her 1 year old grandson. She has had to temporarily give up her job to care for him. She also has commitments caring for another grandchild while her daughter goes to university. She is struggling financially as she now isn’t working and social services are yet to contribute to her needs. She is desperately in need of a double pram to go about day to day duties and take care of both her grandchildren.
This client was housed by us away from his family, and he has no support in the area. He has started college but his main income is from benefits currently. He needs money for a phone to be able to keep in touch with support worker and other workers. He also needs household and cleaning items such as a hoover, a mop and a clothes airier.
D is struggling to grasp the concepts of life around him. He is becoming increasingly depressed with a lack of understanding about the world and his general surroundings, he is also being assessed for Autism, but in the meantime he would benefit from one-to-one counselling, and this is an urgent requirement for him. This would be a magnificent Christmas present for him.
X is an EU citizen, they have recently lost their job and due to losing their identification card cannot currently obtain further work. They currently have no means to purchase travel to the embassy or to purchase new identification. In order to obtain further work X needs this identification. Please help X obtain travel to the embassy and to purchase a new identification card.
A 52 year old asylum seeker living in Leeds is volunteering and benefiting from help at the Meeting Point Project. He has a 12 year old daughter and he is studying. Currently, there is political crisis in Bolivia and for this reason he needs a mobile phone. His current phone no longer works and he has found one for £110. Please help him to purchase a phone and keep in good communication with his daughter, be available with the volunteering, and follow news from his home country.
J has 3 kids and is pregnant. They recently moved away from her husband who she had to take out an anti-molestation order against. She has struggled financially and although she is now paying her ongoing rent, the housing association will seek a warrant to evict them if the arrears are not cleared in full by mid December. She can't pay the money back so her only option is clearing the debt through a Debt Relief Order before mid-Dec. J is desperate not to lose her and her kids' home.
P has recently moved into her own property due to a relationship breakdown with her parents. She works part time and is on minimum wage. With the support from friends she has managed to gather most items for her home however she is struggling to find a washing machine and a small sofa. She lives on a low income and has no funds to purchase these due to paying upfront costs for her home. Please help with the cost towards these items to get her settled in her home to begin a fresh start.
A family within our church lost their 3rd child just under a week after he was born at 26 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. Despite the best efforts of the medical teams, he is now at peace in heaven. Understandably the family are grieving, questioning and still suffering the effects of the pre-eclampsia. Their faith is tested and they're also dealing with recent unemployment, debt, past dependencies. Please pray for this family and support them by donating to the funeral they will have for their child.
A is part of a historical child sexual exploitation case. Her home has been breached and she has suffered harassment as a result of this, and it is also in a poor state of repair with Housing Standards involved. She looks after her two children and her brother. Recently her cooker broke which means she is unable to prepare healthy meals for the family - and having to replace it would mean she is further from having saved enough to move to a new, safe home.
S was made homeless by her family as a teenager with a 2-year-old daughter. She has been housed by the council, but is currently living in just the bedroom as her bed and cot are her only furniture. She would really benefit from having a sofa or chairs downstairs so that she can make use of the whole house and not have to spend so much time in a single room.
A has spent the last 30 years either in prison custody or in a mental health hospital. For the past 3 years he has been working with a complex needs support worker and has secured his own tenancy for the first time. This is completely unfurnished, so being able to purchase some white goods to keep food fresh and start to cook meals would really help him build a daily routine and structure which will in turn help him to continue to improve his life.
This mum of a 3-year-old son that has autism has been told she needs a special buggy for him. She is working but has low income; she is in debt and is working to clear this with Christians Against Poverty (CAP). As part of her CAP Plan she has managed to save some money so has £100 of savings she can use towards the buggy, which will cost £200. This request is to top it up to the full amount so she will be able to take her son out safely, which will help him with his development.
H has struggled to cope with her finances since the breakdown of her marriage. She has struggled with poor mental health but following specialist support from our of our partners she has now gained employment and is looking forward to a brighter future. She has a number of debts that maintain a link to her past. She has no spare money to pay them but she wants to rid herself of the debts and the past that comes with them. A Debt Relief Order is the best way to break this link and allow a fresh start.
This couple survive on Universal Credit and support from the local foodbank. Struggling with mental health and debt issues, and with no spare money, they are also putting up with victimisation by neighbours. They badly need a cooker which would help both their physical and mental wellbeing. Your support would be much appreciated as we help this family tackle their debt issues.
R is the mother of a 16 year old daughter, straight after her daughter was born they were rushed into a women's refuge. They were then rehoused into a 1 bedroom flat and she worked in a care home for many years until her back gave way. Her elder daughter came to the UK and sought refuge but was sent to a hostel in Derby and this has now been granted. R was signed off sick and has been unable to work since. She received a letter from the home office stating her leave to remain had expired, but this has now been renewed. She is now having some trouble with rent arrears. Any help you could give her would be very much appreciated.
This lady suffers from loneliness and poor mental health and she struggles with self care. A church member, who befriended her at a coffee morning, has been helping her put her home and personal life in order. The lady needs two chests of drawers in which to store her clothes, which are currently kept on the bedroom floor.
This Grandma has mental health difficulties and is caring for her 2 grandchildren full time. Her little 3 year old granddaughter is in need of a new mattress as her current one is so damaged it is unusable and the family cannot afford to replace it at the moment. Please help her to replace this so that her granddaughter will sleep well at night.
A is single with no dependents. A took out credit while he was in full-time employment and was maintaining these payment for many years. He has recently been diagnosed with multiple long term health conditions and has had to reduce the hours he works. A is no longer able to maintain his payments and his creditors are threatening court action. We have reviewed his options and a Debt Relief Order would resolve his situation. Unfortunately he can not afford the £90 fee. Please help him to pay this so that he can start again.
This is for a professional lady with two children under eleven years old. She escaped from an abusive relationship and turned to alcohol. For a few months now she has been alcohol free and is on Universal Credit. Her job is open to her return once she is well again and her debts have been put on hold. Her oven is broken and she is unable to buy another and needs to cook food for her family. She is attending counselling and is trying very hard to succeed. Please will you help?
Until recently, G has been living in a tent, but has now been given accommodation. Some clothes have been provided for him by a church, but he still needs underwear and socks which are not easily supplied second-hand. The other item he needs is a pair of trousers, which G can buy from a charity shop. He is rebuilding his life, and these essential items will help to provide comfort and dignity.
O lives in Lancaster and needs £120 for supported housing over the Christmas period. After a bad accident at work in 2011 he suffered severe anxiety and depression and an alcohol addiction. He receives Universal Credit, and a Discretionary Housing payment has partially met his needs, but this ends next month. He has a place in supported housing with therapy, but needs £120 to pay the rent over the Christmas period, after which he expects to be housed by the Council. Can you help him with the £120 he needs?
C and her 3 small children were housed in a flat by Fledge (a charity that helps vulnerable and homeless young people) a few years ago and have recently moved to a council flat. She has been managing well under a budget that Christians Against Poverty (CAP) set out for her following a Debt Relief Order. She has been doing so well over the last few months and slowly getting back on her feet, but sadly her washing machine has broken and needs replacing. She hopes you can help her as there is nothing in the budget to cover this. Thank you
S is a single person living alone after her parents have passed away. She is claiming Universal Credit and is currently unable to work due to mental health problems. The fridge-freezer in the property is broken which is making grocery shopping more expensive as S has no means of storing food at the correct temperatures. S was recently at risk of eviction due to rent arrears but the court have agreed she can stay provided she repays the arrears, so she has no spare money to buy a fridge.
This client has been accessing support from Romero for over 10 years and we have supported her to access other appropriate support services. The client's washing machine recently broke she has been unable to do any washing herself. She is now relying on family members to help with this but this is becoming more difficult. The client suffers from anxiety and the worry from this is making her health worse. If you could help her to replace her washing machine it would be a relief and improve her mental health.
This client was referred to Romero from a Citizens Advice Debt Worker, on meeting the client she informed us that she had been struggling for some time to manage her benefits and care for her young family. As a result of problems with benefits she has fallen into debt and had debt collectors visiting her home which was very distressing for her and her children. If the client is able to access support to obtain a Debt Relief Order of £90 this will enable her to work towards becoming debt free.
A is a single mother who is in the process of moving from Germany to Oldham. She has four children all under the age of 10. She and the children have nothing. They need a double bed, two single beds and one baby cot, as well as a sofa to sit on. We have gifted A a sofa and now need funds to get the family some beds. A works 2 days a week but still hasn't got enough money to live on and get what she needs for the children.
This client is a working single mum with physical health difficulties and a 13 year old son to care for. She has been struggling with crippling debt, but is working hard with accessed support to improve her budgeting skills and living conditions. Despite this she remains in financial hardship. This money will be put towards decorating materials for the home and will make such a difference to the conditions they are currently living in.
J is a young single mother who was in an abusive relationship and has just been supported to leave it. She has been disowned by her family as she has disgraced them by daring to leave an arranged marriage. J is on anti-depressants and lives with her son who is 2 years old. Her benefits have been delayed by two months and she owes everyone around her money. She has been offered a flat. We have managed to get her other basics and she now needs a washing machine.
D is a vulnerable young man on a very low income. Most of his disability benefits have been stopped due to an error. He needs to replace his washing machine but has no disposable income and no hope of saving any money. He is being supported by the Ancora Help Through Crisis project in Oldham.
This couple have been affected by flooding in Doncaster and are in need of a duvet, towels and cleaning products. They were told that they cannot get any financial help from the council but can't afford these things themselves. They have insurance but are waiting to see if their claim will be met. Please help them to restore their house to a livable condition.
A 64 year old lady living alone is in need of financial support to help purchase a fridge freezer and an oven. She has recently had her windows broken and has had to replace these herself. For her to be able to afford the replacement of the windows she needed to sell some items which included her oven and fridge freezer. As a result she is unable to store all her food items at home. She often has to go to a friends house to cook her meals. She simply wants to be able to store and cook her own food at her home.
This low income family has a child who has special educational needs. She has recently moved to a new school which can better meet those needs. The family can't afford to buy her a new uniform having already bought a one in September. We'd like to help!
This elderly gentleman has incurred heavy travel costs taking taxis to the hospital due to medical complications with his eyesight and hearing. He is exploring the possibility of reimbursement via his medical practice but finds himself short of money in the meantime. Would Acts 435 be willing help with these costs?
W is on a low income. He is in receipt of Employment Seekers Allowance but not Personal Independent Payment. He has no carpets at all in his flat. Due to his long term mental illness W has been unable to sort this situation or afford to carpet his rooms. He would appreciate any help in being able to purchase carpets or flooring for his flat, especially now that the cold weather has arrived.
F is a very confused child that is suffering from the bereavement of her Grandfather. She is struggling with worry, anxiety, making friends at school, and is a serious worry to her parents. F is extremely anxious about the exams she is due to take and this has resulted in her becoming a recluse. Edify are helping her but her parents need the support to provide her with counselling as they are struggling financially.
J has had a difficult life and experienced so much loss. She has very little in terms of possessions apart from her car, which she has used periodically to live in. The car tax is now due but she currently has no income, nor the mental capacity to progress or manage a claim for benefits. The car gives her some sense of security as something she has managed to keep hold of and that she knows she can sleep there if she loses her accommodation (which has happened a number of times).
P's electric cooker has broken. Her sole income is income support and child benefits. She lives at home with her 2 young children and is receiving debt help from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). She cannot afford a new cooker and cannot take credit out while working with CAP. She would really appreciate help obtaining a functioning and safe electric cooker to be able to provide meals for her family.
This man in his thirties has been through some difficult times but is working hard towards living independently and is now renting a one bedroom flat. He has got himself a full-time job and gets his first pay at the end of October. He has some debt which he has been paying off (interest only while unemployed) and has shared with me a credible plan to repay everything over the next eighteen months from his wages. He needs a cooker in his flat and has no means to buy one.
These clients are immigrants and parents to three sons aged 1, 8 and 10. They are living in rented accommodation and the children are in the local school, but they do not yet qualify for all benefits. Therefore they are currently in financial crisis. They are seeking work to support the family and are being supported through the local foodbank, but have used up their entitlement to fuel support. £100 has been requested to put £50 each on the prepay metres for gas and electric for the winter months.
J is single with one dependent child. She was a victim of domestic and financial abuse that has left her with a considerable amount of debt. J has since ended this relationship and sought help. She is now working part-time and claiming Universal Credit; however she is not in a position to make any payments to clear these debts. We have reviewed her options and determined that a Debt Relief Order would be suitable for J, however she is unable to afford the £90 fee.
S is currently 36 weeks pregnant and recently began her maternity leave from work. She was owed 3 weeks holiday pay on her last wage which she has not received due to an issue with the payroll. This means she has been left with £80 to live on for a month. Her employer is trying to resolve this. This is causing a high level of stress as there is a chance she could go into labour without having any funds to access a hospital. Please help this lady with a small amount during this difficult time.
M asked us to visit to give her help contacting her landlord. There was an error when filling out her benefits application and she hasn't been receiving housing benefit. We have managed to sort out the muddle but whilst visiting her noticed the lady has no flooring in her kitchen. Please help her to have better living conditions.
M is a lone parent and has moved into her own home with her little boy after being in a domestic violence refuge. She is waiting for a Universal credit payment and needs gas and electricity to pay a bill. She has no financial support from her child's Dad and is very much struggling with the basics at this time. This help will mean M can have the heating on, have warm water and can cook. There has been a previous loan taken from the Job Centre and this is being repaid out of benefits.
J had a stroke last year which has really affected her lifestyle. As a result she has had to apply for benefits but until this comes through she is having to survive on the bare minimum. Her bed has recently broken and she is unable to replace this herself. Please help her to do this so she can sleep properly at night.
B is a victim of domestic violence. She has managed to escape the relationship but has been sleeping on a sofa for 4 months. She has finally been given her own flat, but she has no white goods. She would really appreciate some help to buy a secondhand washing machine.
S is a single mum of 5 very small children, her circumstances have changed dramatically and though we have managed to sort many household items a new cot, mattress and highchair are needed. Mum is engaging with lots of local organisations to get the help she needs. What a difference this will make to them all getting a good sleep and having good meal times.
A father with two children had to sell his home after his marriage failed and he had to quit his job to look after his children. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) have been helping him with his debts, and have also helped him find a new home to rent while the money from the sale is used to clear his debts. But he still needs a few final bits of furniture. This request is for a white wardrobe for his children's clothes as they are currently in black bags and it would be nice to sort this for them before Christmas.
This young family with three children would appreciate your help towards gas and electric costs this winter. Their income has significantly reduced while dad is off sick from work having rehabilitation following a stroke. Mum is now also unable to work due to illness and is on a zero hour contract. They are currently struggling to make ends meet and worried about how they are going to meet the basic needs of their family. Having credit on their gas and electric metres will help significantly.
This gentleman is a client of Christians Against Poverty (CAP). He is on a low income and struggling with debt, but is working with CAP towards becoming debt free. Whilst he was at work, someone slashed his four car tyres and he needs to obtain replacements. We would welcome any support to help him overcome this setback.
This couple have recently secured the man's children after a lengthy and complicated court hearing. Now a family of 6, they have one child with ADHD and autism and another with ADHD. The man is working, but with the fuel costs incurred by having to transport the children quite a distance to a school which can cope with their needs, they find themselves just about managing but in need of a new tumble dryer to keep on top of the washing. Your help would make a real difference.
S is a lovely lady over 80 years old who has got herself into debt through no fault of her own. Luckily her family are taking an active part in trying to sort things out for her. The phone is so important to her as it links her to the people who are trying to help. By keeping her lines of communication open she will not feel so lonely and frightened about her situation. Please help this lady at this difficult time.
A is a single mum with a disabled child, her washing machine has broken and she cannot afford to purchase a new one. She is having to use a local foodbank at the moment as money is so tight, when she can afford it she uses a local launderette but this is very difficult when she is looking after her son so any help would be really appreciated.
C is married with two children and the family have recently suffered a house fire. They will have to move out of the property for a minimum of 6 months. Although they had buildings insurance they still have to buy clothing and toys etc for their young children so that they can try to keep things as normal as possible. £120 would be gratefully received towards buying toys, clothing and shoes for the children to replace what was lost.
T is starting over after leaving a violent and abusive relationship. She is struggling on benefits and is having to use a local foodbank. She has no spare money to buy any winter clothes and is desperate for winter clothes, footwear and bedding as she had to leave a lot of things behind when she left the relationship. Any help given will be greatly appreciated.
C is married with two children. Her husband suffers long term mental health issues and is housebound. C is his main carer and her benefits were cut once it was changed from Personal Independence Payment. There was a waiting period where no money was coming in leading to arrears on council tax, rent and a summons for her TV licence. £120 will help towards this debt.
T is a single mum with a 10 year old child. Her microwave short circuited the electrics in the house and so it longer works. She is on benefits and is using a local foodbank and doesn't have any spare cash to replace the microwave before Christmas. Please help her to purchase a new one so that she can cook easily for herself and her child.
L has just been granted leave to remain in the country as a refugee. She is being supported by the council's flexible support team to reintegrate into the new community and access activities and support. She has been offered an unfurnished flat, but does not have means to buy furniture or white goods and has not been able to do any laundry for the last three weeks because of this. A washing machine would really help her to begin to build a normal life.
A has experienced very high risk domestic abuse, and has a long history of trauma. She has recently left an abusive partner, and been living in a tent and then a derelict building. She has just moved into the first flat she has had independently, but has no furniture or white goods except a fridge freezer. We have manged to source a donated mattress, but she'd really like funds to be able to purchase a bed frame for it, and a cooker so that she can prepare meals for herself.
This 12 year old boy has been removed from his parents and is now living with other family who are struggling to meet the additional financial demands of looking after him. His biggest current need is clothing, as he didn't bring much with him when he was removed from his parental home.
C was referred to us by social services. Her only source of income is Universal Credit: she should be getting £317.82 per month but because of deductions for various debts she is only receiving £192.00. By the time she has paid her priority bills she has very little left for other essential living expenses like food and heating. A Debt Relief Order would allow C a fresh start and give her some hope for the future. Please help us to make C debt free.
A is a single 24 year old care worker expecting her first child. She has no priority debts but she simply does not have the disposable income to address her non priority debts. In order for her to move on from this stressful situation, A really needs a Debt Relief Order. If you can contribute in any way to the £90 fee, A would be forever grateful.
C is a single mother of two children under 5 who has had experience of domestic abuse in the past. She also has a turbulent relationship with her father. She has substantial priority and non priority debts that I do not believe can be addressed any time soon. Her only hope of getting out of this hole is if she gets a Debt Relief Order. Can you help?
K is a self employed window cleaner who lives with his partner and their 10 year old daughter. K is struggling to make ends meet at the moment and has sought debt advice. His partner has mental health issues and this is adding to his stress. He has a window cleaning round which is close to where he lives because he does not have a driving licence so he has to walk everywhere. Could you make a contribution to getting his provisional licence, taking his theory test, and taking his practical test. Thank you.
This young family where referred to us by the local council after the mother had her benefits stopped. She had recently started work but will not be receiving any income until after 6 weeks due to a trial period with a 0 hour contract. Unfortunately her benefits were stopped and she now has no income. She is in desperate need of support to help pay immediate bills and buy food for her children.
The client was referred to us after finding himself unable to keep up his monthly bill payments. He has various payment plans in place but due to sickness and failure to attend a meeting his benefits where stopped. They have now been reinstated, however this has had a knock on effect with his bills. The arrears have mounted up over the past few weeks and he is now struggling to make ends meet. This support would enable him to get back on track and make all the neccesary payments.
D requires £120 to buy a new tumble dryer as her's has broken. She has three children aged 8, 7, and 1, and is on benefits. She is currently in temporary accommodation and cannot afford to buy a new tumble dryer. This is vital as she does not have an airing cupboard and needs to do a lot of washing due to her youngest child. Any help with this would be very much appreciated.
M requires a new carpet as their carpet is mouldy and needs to be replaced. She is a single mother to two children, one aged 8 years old and the other aged 10 months old. She does not have any funds to pay for this. It is vital that the carpet is replaced so that the children can sit and play without worry. Any help you could give her with this request would be very gratefully received.
E requires help in setting up a Sensory Zone for two of her six children who have disabilities. They currently all live in a two bedroom house therefore these two children really need a safe place to go for when they are having a fit or meltdown away from the other children. This money would be used for decorating the sensory zone - items such as furniture, pillows and lights. Any help you could give this family would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
J and M have been coming to our local foodbank. They are struggling at the moment both financially and from ill health. I asked M today what would make a difference and she told me that she finds it difficult to deal with the laundry with her health and a tumble dryer would really help. We would love to support this local family by helping them in this way.
S is on a very low income. Her partner has just been made redundant, but he was self employed and so he cannot claim benefits. They are in great need of a carpet for their home, as it is currently bare so it is cold and unwelcoming. She would be very grateful for any help that can be given towards this.
B claims Employment and Support Allowance and therefore does not have much disposable income. At present he has no fridge freezer which means he has to shop daily. This is much more expensive than being able to buy food in larger amounts and freeze it. Having a fridge freezer would help B to budget more effectively and therefore make his benefits last longer.
R is a father of two who suffers from various mental health issues. He recently had to give up work as he was no longer able to cope in that environment. He has got into debt in several areas and now is struggling to make repayments and keep on top of day-to-day finances. He qualifies for a Debt Relief Order. This would clear his debts and free up enough money to cover his family's living costs without getting into further debt. This would be a fresh start but he needs the £90 fee to do this.
Due to ill health X has got behind with her bills and is struggling to support her 3 young children on her own. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty, and we're looking to purchase a single bed and mattress for her. She's recently moved house and has lost all her furniture resulting in her sleeping on the sofa for the last few months. After a number of hard knocks this would be such a wonderful blessing for her.
B recently lost his wife and subsequently fell victim to a scam which cost him his life's savings and his house. His friend found him sleeping in his car and helped him find a flat. We have helped B with some basic items for his flat as he has no available funds, but we hope to raise the requested funds to source essential kitchen appliances such as an automatic washer and fridge freezer.
M has just moved to Birmingham and he has been mugged on his arrival. All his money, his bank cards and his identification have been stolen. This means that he has no way to pay his rent. Please help him with some funds to pay his rent until he starts work in 6 weeks' time.
H is a young man who suffers with severe anxiety and has found himself with mounting debt. Following a period of rough sleeping he is now living in supported housing and came to our Community Money Advice (CMA) centre to address his situation. Due to being on benefits he is unable to repay these debts and is in need of a fresh start so he can begin to move forward. Being debt free would lift such a huge burden from his shoulders, reducing his anxiety and giving him hope for the future.
K is 17 and has complex needs. He is autistic and has ADHD and learning difficulties. He is living in a bedsit in Newquay. He is struggling financially and currently gets his food on a monthly basis. He has a fridge and has said that he turns the fridge to its highest setting and 'it turns into a freezer'. I advised this wasn't ideal especially with perishable foods and meats. I offered him some food vouchers for now. It would be beneficial for K to have a small freezer to store frozen food correctly.
K is suffering with mental health issues and anxiety. She has experienced a relationship breakdown and is currently sofa surfing. She is unable to work due to her mental health and this is being exacerbated by her debts. She would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start. Hopefully she can then move into her own flat with a clean slate and find employment. This will enable her to move onto a positive future.
M has manic depression and is on Universal Credit. He has had multiple bereavements in the past year. He used to be homeless, then lived in supported accommodation but now lives alone in his own flat, managing his own budget and tenancy. He has no internet, so uses the library to access his Universal Credit account. Buying a phone for this client will mean he can contact his support worker, access his Universal Credit account and his online rent account ??“ and support him as he rebuilds his life.
Last year L was working as a support worker in a care home. He became unwell with gout and some days could not walk, so lost his job. At the same time his divorce came through and he fell into deep depression. He took loans out to cover his rent and bills causing debts to build quickly then in March attempted suicide. L is now sticking to a very tight budget . He has signed on to benefits and is getting support for his mental health. A Debt Relief Order would help lift the burden of debt.
Our client is disabled, has heart problems causing fatigue and is on a limited income, and his microwave oven has just broken. Due to his fatigue, he finds a microwave better for cooking as he is not standing for long periods of time when cooking. A good quality 800w microwave would enable him to carry on doing this helping him manage his fatigue.
G needs urgent help in counselling as he is not dealing with his Grandfather's suicide. His temper is easily aroused as he cannot understand why is Grandfather did this to himself. His mother died a few years ago and he has not grieved properly for her as he cannot understand why she died either. He self-harms and has a suicidal tendency. He has no self-esteem and wants desperately to learn how to be kinder to himself. He originally was paying for counselling himself but is now unable to.
D does not have a full time job. He is on Job Seeker's Allowance and therefore has a very low income. He has no wardrobe in which to keep his clothes clean and tidy and is also in need of a bedside table. D would be very grateful if any help could be given for these items.
A Slovakian man has been homeless for many years in which he had to overcome many difficulties, but after many months of outreach support he has transformed. He is doing really really well, is in accommodation and has also stopped drinking. He needs some money to collect his passport from the Slovakian embassy. With this he will be able to apply for benefits, get a job, and apply for settled status
A young man has been sleeping rough on and off for 2 years. He is a failed asylum seeker meaning he has no recourse to public funds and cannot get employed. We are working with him so he can get off the street and are trying to find him accommodation. Please donate to help this man have a fresh start in life.
A family within our church lost their 3rd child just under a week after he was born at 26 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. Despite the best efforts of the medical teams, he is now at peace in heaven. Understandably the family are grieving, questioning and still suffering due to the effects of the pre-eclampsia. Please could you pray for this family and support them by contributing towards the memorial costs.
This client is on a very low income and spends a lot of her free time working with the homeless in Hull. A lot of this work involves travelling around various outlets collecting food and clothing. She also helps operate an outdoor food kitchen providing hot food for the homeless and needy. Recently her car broke down and has cost over £300 to repair, money which she has not got and has to find. £100 would help her tremendously and enable her to continue with her charity work.
G is a single Mum with four sons aged 13,11,10 and 9. She now has two jobs - in a school kitchen from 11am to 3pm, and school cleaning from 4pm to 6pm - but she won't be paid until December. She uses the food bank at present to help her manage her limited Universal Credit. Her washing machine has now packed up so she is washing clothes in the bath when she has no money left for the launderette. With 4 boys there is a lot of washing. She is so hard-working but struggles to make ends meet. Please help her get a washer.
A family within our church lost their 3rd child just under a week after he was born at 26 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. Despite the best efforts of the medical teams, he is now at peace in heaven. Understandably the family are grieving, questioning and still suffering the effects of the pre-eclampsia. Their faith is tested and they're also dealing with recent unemployment, debt, past dependencies. Please pray for this family and support them by donating to their funeral transport costs.
My client's partner has a new job and whilst he is on probation has to use his own car for 3 months and not the company van. Their car failed the MOT and they cannot afford for the work to be done as pay day isn't for another 2 weeks and with other debts to manage are very anxious that he could lose this job. They have £210.96 to pay and help to pay some of this off, and then they will be be able to pay the remainder at pay day, would help them enormously.
D has recently been released from prison having served a 6-year sentence. He has been a model resident at his present lodgings and he's now being allowed to move on. He has secured an unfurnished flat but is requesting help toward sourcing and paying for a cooker, a fridge, and a bed.
A is the carer for her husband who lives with extreme anxiety. They have 2 daughters, and A is the only member of the family without a bike. We'd love to help her get one so that the family can enjoy trips out together, and have found a second-hand one in good condition. They are living on benefits and although they are very good with their budgeting there is simply not enough spare cash for extras.
This woman has fled domestic violence and has poor mental health because of this and other traumatic events in her life. She lost her job in February and has been really struggling on Universal Credit to make ends meet. This has resulted with her going without food so that her teenage son can eat. This has led to her becoming very ill and weak. She feels she is letting her son down and has talked about sending him to live with her sister. This would devastate them both, please help to keep them together and well.
S is on low income and not receiving any benefits. He has a number of debts that he is struggling to clear. The most pressing debt is council tax arrears for which he has been given notice of the bailiffs coming to remove goods from his house to pay the debt. This would cause considerably more stress to him and his family. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
43 year old man, recently discharged from 2 months in hospital. Arrived home to no oil, and currently awaiting benefits so struggling to heat his home and eat.
Client is a single person and resident in rented accommodation. S/he is in receipt of state benefits and is a recovering alcoholic. After discussing what debt strategies are available the client would like to submit an application for a Debt Relief Order as this would address their debt issues and allow them to focus on dealing with their health issues.
Lady with mental and physical disabilities is unable to afford a replacement battery for her mobility scooter. She is very socially isolated and we are supporting this person to access community opportunities to get out and to make new friends and to perhaps do some voluntary work which she would love to do. Any help would be most gratefully received.
N is the father of 2 Children aged 10 and 6 years old and is living in our supported housing. His children live with their Mum roughly 60 miles away. N does not have a car so he is relying on public transport to spend time with his children. He travels weekly by train but is finding this very expensive as he has just received his first Universal Credit payment. Please can you help us bless this father with some train tickets so he can spend more time with his children.
this applicant has suffered from COPD for approx. 4 years but it has now got worse. She has had to be resuscitated and spent time in hospital. She is on medication but also needs a nebuliser and has tried the hospital and her GP who inform her they do not fund these. As she is on ESA and has just enough money for essentials she has asked for help to purchase one for herself..
This 57 year old gentleman suffers from autism and bi-polar disorder and has been living in a hostel. He has recently been deemed ready for independent living and has moved into a local authority flat. He is in receipt of universal credit which barely covers the cost of essential expenditure so cannot afford to purchase the one off items needed to set up his new home. White goods have been sourced from various charities but your help is needed to provide him with a bed.
K is in financial hardship. She works full time as a shop assistant and only ever has enough money to pay for her essential living costs. There's never any money left to pay back the debt that accumulated while she has been a single mother to her three children. K is hoping for a fresh start. She would like to do a Debt Relief Order but can not afford the £90 fee. A donation to help with this would mean that K could free of the constant worry that she feels from the burden of debt.
M has just moved into a new home after rough sleeping for 9 months, she's got most white goods through the council but has no carpets. Carpets would really help M make her place a home and start feeling comfortable in it. This would really help her transition from rough sleeping to being in a home she can take ownership over.
O and I have just moved into a home after being homeless. We would like to buy them a washing machine. We would love them to be able to make it a home and be self sufficient, this would really help them take ownership of their home and be less reliant on having to wash their clothes in other places where they would have to pay. This would also help them to be able to go out with clean clothes so they wouldn't be nervous or ashamed about going out in public with dirty clothes.
A mum of 4 has engaged with support from Women’s Aid and has ended an abusive relationship with the children’s dad and moved house. She had a difficult childhood, losing her mum at 8 years old, difficulties with her dad and was taken into care herself at the age of 14. She is trying hard to make this new house into a home for her children but is struggling financially. Can you help her by providing carpet and paint to redecorate the children's bedrooms?
This mom is now a single parent to 4 children living in the family home who have all been significantly affected by the loss of their father last year. Mom struggles with her own mental health and is getting support with this. They are struggling financially but need to replace the lino in the kitchen as most of this has disintegrated and needed to be pulled up, in some patches there is bare concrete and this is hard to keep clean. Please can you help?
B and her husband work on low incomes, having had to retrain and drain savings to get back to work. They helped a friend who was allergic to her kitten by taking it in as their family pet. Before they could get pet insurance it became ill and after expensive tests at the vet was put down. They managed to cover some of the cost but are struggling with the last £100. They would be so grateful for help to stay out of debt when they are also upset at the loss of a loved pet.