This young mum is doing very well adjusting to life with her 5 month old baby. With help from volunteers she has moved to a new house and is creating a loving and happy home. Now the sun has appeared she would like to be able to spend time, with the baby, in her garden. To do this she needs to be able to maintain the space. We have separately requested help to purchase a lawn mower for her, but she will also need a lockable storage unit in which to store the equipment and keep it safe.
This single mother who has various health conditions needs some new glasses due to worsening eyesight. Even with the voucher she was given, with the type of lenses she needs the glasses were going to cost her £100 which she just doesn't have. She would be grateful for your help.
J would greatly benefit from a chest of drawers as she lives in a small flat with little storage. J has extremely limited funds to buy essential living and storage equipment. J is pregnant and due in July 2019 and would like to provide a safe clean home for her child. She is currently receiving some benefits and finding it hard to save for furniture as she has little or no money left after bills and food each week. J is working closely with a parenting support group to manage her finances.
Families First are working with this mother and child after the removal of the father from the home. He left them with a mess to clear up and financial difficulties whilst a new benefit claim is made. She has made great strides in cleaning up and sorting out the home but has no table or chairs for meals or homework etc. She has scrubbed all round but needs a vacuum cleaner to do the carpet properly.
N is a young mother with a 20 month year old son. N has recently moved house and has no money to afford a washing machine. N is struggling to find money to pay for food and is relying on food banks to support herself and her son. N’s mental health following the move is poor and she is worried about being unable to meet her son’s needs. Please help us raise this money so that N has one less worry and can make a positive step forward for her and her son.
G is a single parent who is working with Wild young Parents project. G has two young children and is struggling to manage to keep on top of housework. G cant afford a hoover and so the mess that is accumulating on her floors is becoming a hazard for her crawling baby. G wants to get on top of the mess so that she can provide a safe space for her children to play in. Currently she is using a dustpan and brush. Please help us raise this money for a vacuum so that G can efficiently manage her house.
C would greatly benefit from a hoover as she lives in a small flat with little storage and she has have limited funds to buy essential living and cleaning equipment. C's 8 month old daughter is nearly mobile and she wants to be able to provide a safe clean home for her child. She is currently receiving some benefits and finding it hard to save for a hoover as she has little or no money left after bills and food each week. C attends WILD Young Parents weekly to work on her parenting and development skills
V is a single mother of two who has no recourse to public funds, and she has no basics in the house. She is particularly struggling with beds, settees and white goods. We have given V some of these items, but an Acts 435 donation would enable her to get at least all the remaining basics she needs.
S is a polite, middle aged man who has fallen on hard times, with a loss of earnings and subsequent debt incurred. He has been advised that a Debt Relief Order (DRO) is the best way forward to have a fresh start financially. In addition, S is getting remarried, after a divorce a few years ago, and is wanting to be secure and settled. He is keen to get a new job and to make a new life for himself. He is unable to raise the money for DRO fees himself, and would be very grateful for your help.
We are supporting a family where Mum and Dad are both struggling with physical and mental health problems. They have a busy home with 3 young children and a teenage nephew living with them! Due to their physical limitations, they sometimes find it hard to keep on top of their home conditions. At the moment they are working really hard to rectify this but are struggling to afford the costs involved in cleaning and refurbishing their kitchen. We'd like to help raise £120 to buy them a new fridge.
We would like to raise £120 to help this family redecorate their house. Their 10 year old daughter has a life limiting illness and her condition is deteriorating. A couple of their friends are helping them to redecorate their house; it is in real need of updating as they have not been able to focus on anything other than caring for their daughter.
H moved into his own property six months ago and has managed to get donations of furniture but does not have a TV yet. A TV would make a big difference to him as he does not like to go out the house much on an evening. Being unemployed makes it difficult to manage financially & he often relies on the foodbank.
J has just been moved into his own flat, which badly needs decorating and carpeting. He would love to be able to carpet his lounge & get curtains if possible. He is unemployed and has no finances at all.
This young single mum has been told by her social worker that if she doesn't make changes around the home to ensure her children's safety they may be taken into care. She is mum to three little boys under 5 years. Her middle child has a heart defect and she spends a lot of time at hospital appointments and admissions. She is very upset and wants to do all she can but struggles to make her money stretch. This extra expense is beyond her reach so your help would mean everything to her.
R is a mother of three and is on benefits. R's cooker has broken down and she is in need of a new cooker, but she cannot afford one. It is the Easter holidays and she needs to cook for the children. She would be grateful for any help to purchase cooker.
CR is unemployed and unable to claim benefits. His passport has expired, which limits his employment options as most employers will not take someone on without a passport or national ID to work in London. This application is to raise 80.00 of the 125.00 needed for him to apply to his consulate for a new passport. The balance will be paid for by the Robes project, who are supporting him.
DS is a homeless man who is an outpatient at a local hospital being treated for a liver complaint. He is awaiting an assessment for help from the local authority to get help with treatment and accommodation. His health is poor at present and we are looking for help to fund a few nights in a local hostel until he can get his assessment.
M and M have recently started working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. They live on the poverty line and struggle to clothe their teenage daughter. The daughter needs some basics- underwear, leggings and shoes. It would be a relief to this family if we could help.
F has had extensive surgery to his jaw bone due to cancer and will be allowed home next week from hospital. Unfortunately, because the surgery involved removing bone from his legs to reconstruct his jaw bone, he is unable to go upstairs. He and his wife would like to have a double bed downstairs so they will not have to sleep separately. Please help this couple to live a more normal life at this stressful time.
This family lives on benefits; the eldest child has special educational needs and mum has a new baby. The father is supportive but he is unable to work to mental health issues, as he has schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD and suffers from depression. They have bought bunk beds for the children but are finding it difficult to buy the mattresses. They have other needs, and another request with Acts 435 for a cooker, and are being supported by a local charity and a number of agencies, and need all the help we can give them. Thank You.
We are requesting your help to pay for a debt relief order for K. She is living in severe hardship and finding her current situation very stressful, and her debt issues are making her mental health issues worse.
This 40 year old man has severe mental health problems, including depression and mood swings. He has not worked for 17 years and is on a disability benefit. He lives alone in a Housing Association property. He struggles to manage on a low income and his cooker only has one hob working. A local charity has agreed to provide a new cooker, but his bed is broken and he needs a replacement. £120 to buy one from a local supplier would be of enormous help to him.
This young family recently moved into a new home after living in supported housing. They have 3 children under the age of 4, and the middle child has just started toddling around. The floor is bare concrete; the cheapest flooring option is around £100 and they have no disposable income at present. One child has fallen on the concrete floor a couple times and parents are concerned he might really hurt himself, and also the other children are walking on the concrete which is hard to keep clean.
E is a single lady in her 60's, who recently lost her job as the lady she was caring for sadly passed away. Due to complications with her Universal Credit application she has had little income over the past few months. She has moved into a cheaper, smaller flat and secured a low paid part-time job 16 hrs a week. She is registered with Christians Against Poverty to help with rent arrears which built up from her previous accommodation. We are seeking to support her with funds towards a cooker for her new flat. Thank you.
'D' has five children, including twins, who need new coats and shoes. She and her husband are struggling to pay bills since she has had to give up her work to care for two of her children who have special educational needs. Her husband is in paid employment but the income is low. The social worker is trying to arrange increased benefits but this is uncertain. She would also like to use some of the money towards heating bills.
Our Foodbank Client is in need of some basic furniture for his newly acquired, unfurnished Flat. Previous to this he has been homeless and sofa surfing. We are able to source a bed, table and chairs and a sofa for his needs, plus some other items given by our volunteers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
This single Mum of two is having her benefits changed over to Universal Credit, but will have to wait 4 weeks for her first payment. She is accessing the foodbank to help her through, but only has £6 left on her energy gas card. She would be very grateful for your help in the interim.
'R' is an unemployed single parent of four children who is struggling to pay his bills. He has rent arrears and is being threatened with eviction if he cannot pay his rent. He is making an appointment to seek advice from Christians Against Poverty to manage his debts; this request would enable him to pay his rent for one month and avoid eviction.
M comes to us for counselling and help with her debts. She has had a troubled past with an abusive relationship and then friends stealing from her. She had been saving to move away to a new home and has nothing to furnish this property. Getting help with a cooker will mean she could move sooner than later and get away from the toxic relationships she's trying so desperately to get away from. Thank you for your kindness.
S has very poor mental health and, although she is often employed, she can't hold down a job. Two of her children no longer live with her, one having been adopted into another family, and there's another baby on the way. S hasn't had enough support and is now seriously in debt. Citizens Advice recommend a Debt Relief Order as the immediate way out and are trying to get some counselling to help S in the longer term. Help with the fee is urgent and would greatly ease S's stress level and give her some hope this Easter.
D has epilepsy and diabetes which he struggles to control. His life fell apart when his Mum died unexpectedly 5 years ago, and this has made it more difficult for him to manage his health. He has moved to a ground floor flat as he falls frequently, but he needs some new bedding due to his health problems and also curtains to give him some privacy. A kind donation of £100 would be enough to buy bedding and some charity shop curtains. D would be very grateful for the help.
M needs help with car repairs which are urgently needed so she can get her 2 primary children to school in the new term. Her car is not a luxury as without it she is totally stranded. She is relying on foodbanks and has been engaged with Christians Against Poverty Debt relief over a long period of time. Her free time is spent studying to become a nurse to provide stability for her family, and he future prospects look encouraging.
This Debt Relief Order will make a huge difference to C and her son. She has struggled emotionally since the death of her partner, finding every day living a challenge. Debts have mounted and she now finds it impossible to manage her living expenses and pay off her debts from her weekly payment. She is trying hard to get her life back on track and is determined not to get into this situation again. The money will allow their debts to be written off, making it possible to have a new start.
M is an older man who moved into a bungalow a few years ago because of his wife’s mobility issues. The last few years have been particularly difficult, as his wife and 6 other close family members have passed away. M is asking for money to buy a reconditioned washing machine. M tries to keep himself busy and positive, getting involved in various art activities and doing gardening.
J has recently had his benefits transferred to Universal Credit. The changeover has caused him severe financial difficulties having had to wait several weeks to receive his first payment. He has accumulated debts which are now being deducted from his benefits and leaving him very little to live on. He is receiving help to manage his income but he has rent arrears which are causing particular anxiety and help to reduce this debt would greatly ease his concerns and ensure his tenancy is secure.
This young man has been homeless for many months but has just secured an unfurnished council tenancy. He is in receipt of Universal Credit but this barely covers his essential outgoings so he is struggling to purchase the essential items that he needs for his new home. I would be grateful if you could, therefore, consider providing him with a donation for a bed. Many thanks.
Having with diligently worked with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free, this lovely lady is working hard to keep on top of her finances and provide on her own for her two boys. Her younger son is about to move schools in order to access the level pastoral support that he needs, and unfortunately the cost of school uniform is prohibitively high for her. Any donations you could make towards this would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
R has lost his Personal Independence Payments and has been fighting to get it back now that he has been diagnosed with a hernia & fibromyalgia. He worked most of his life and has his own home but is now struggling with bills due to his illness. His oven has broken and he is having to manage with just a microwave and help from family.
A young adult who is currently in supported housing following a family dispute, desperately wants to start equipping himself for independence. He is looking at purchasing everyday items and furnishings to prepare himself. He works part time in a church café but struggles to save money after paying his rent and bills. He would be grateful for any help received.
A has recently arrived in the UK to join her husband after fleeing Eritrea. As she has not yet received her National Insurance number, the couple have not received benefits for a month and are now in arrears with rent. We are looking for support to cover the cost of 2 weekly shops before they receive their benefits in early May.
F is a young pregnant woman who has been sofa surfing and sleeping on the streets after leaving her husband. We have managed to secure a small flat for her. however, her benefits will not come through for several weeks. We are looking to raise £70 for a week of rent to ensure she is not made homeless again.
When K’s partner was ill he had to give up work to look after his boys. This resulted in him getting into debt. He then split up with his partner and ended up homeless. He is now in a Christian supported home and gradually getting his life back together. The Money Advice Service have advised him to get a Debt Relief Order to clear his debts. Any help for the fee for this would be greatly appreciated and would help K with his fresh start in life.
This single mother is in debt as she is trying to live on very low benefits. She had to choose between heating and paying all the rent. She also had to rely on the Foodbank for food. She chose heating her home as the weather turned cold but then went into rent arrears. Her benefits are being reviewed but for now she needs to pay off her rent to stop her from being evicted.
L has physical disabilities that mean she cannot drive and accessing public transport is difficult. She is therefore dependent on taxis for transport, which is extremely expensive and not affordable on her current budget. She is currently engaging in one of our projects but is unable to afford the transport each week. Please can you help us bless this lady and enable her to attend our RESET program courses. This money would be used exclusively to attend the courses.
A family we have been supporting for nearly 2 years have recently suffered a bereavement of a close family friend. They are already struggling to repay debts on top of the normal monthly expenses, due to a low income. We would like to help them afford suitable clothes to go to the funeral and avoid them taking out a loan to cover the cost otherwise leaving them in more debts and struggling further each month. Many thanks.
B is a married man with two children aged 6 years and 15 months. He is an assylum seeker waiting for a decision on his application. He is not allowed to work and not allowed benefits. He depends on the food bank for food. B helps at the food bank on a voluntary basis. He has been moved into a house and he is in need of a bed and a vacuum cleaner. Most of the household items have been donated to him. Any help with donations to purchase a bed and Vacuum cleaner will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Z lives with her three young children. She has recently been working part time however her the position has ceased earlier than expected and she has been left struggling financially. She has had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment which could take up to 6 weeks. She has bills which need to paid before she falls into arrears. Please help with a small amount to support her over this difficult time.
M is waiting for a universal credit claim and has had no money since November. She has 3 children to support and is really struggling to cope. M is getting support from a foodbank and any donations will help towards rent, fuel costs and food in the interim.
This young mum with 2 children is struggling on benefits to cover all her bills. Her children are getting ill all the time due to lack of heating in the house. If you please help them with their gas and electric they would be very grateful.
The client came to us in need of support after having his benefits stopped for no reason. This has left him with unpaid bills, and struggling to pay for gas, electric and weekly food costs which has left him depressed. He has been in touch with his local councillor who is doing everything they can to help, however in the meantime he needs some support to avoid going into debt and to enable him to purchase food and pay general living expenses.
The single mother was referred to us by the local children's centre who identified her as in need of urgent support. She has recently had her benefits changed which caused some of them to stop, and while she waits for them to be reinstated she is currently struggling to pay for food and other general living expenses for her and her children. She has had to access the local Foodbank and has to pay a top up towards her rent which she cannot afford. She is extremely upset and in desperate need.
T. moved to the UK with her son to be with her husband. Since then he has been physically, emotionally and financially abusive to her over past three years. T. left her husband with her son due to the abuse and is being supported by Social Services as she has no recourse to public funds. T. has no source of income other then the basic amounts Social Service give her. She needs to buy clothes for her son and kitchen utensils and bedding as she had to leave her home with virtually nothing.
An eleven year old boy who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks is needing to go on his year 6 residential school trip in June. His parents are on a low income and financially struggle with three children between 17 and 11 years old. The school are encouraging this trip to build the child's confidence and self belief to benefit him before going to a new secondary school in September. Please help this child to have the opportunity to develop new skills to help him with a brighter future.
Just £90.00 needed for a Debt Relief Order fee for a single man with debts. TW was working but as his contract was zero hours he fell behind with his utilities and also his credit card payments.Sadly the situation worsened when he lost his job. He now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that he applies for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost £90.00 and sadly TW doesn't have enough money to pay the fee.
B had to give up his job due to health problems and then lost his home following the breakup of a relationship. The stress and anxiety caused him to neglect his finances, building up large debts. He is now keen to get his life back on track and is getting help in managing his money. He is moving into a flat which is mostly furnished but he needs a vacuum cleaner, iron/ ironing board and other household items which he is not able to afford. He would be really grateful for any help.
M is a 53 year old male who is suffering from a range of medical problems deeming him unfit to work. M is on a large amount of pain killers and medication to cope on a day to day basis. The latest illness has now made it impossible for him to return to any type of paid work leaving him and his wife with a large amount of debt they unable to repay. M has been struggling to make ends meet and is now faced with no option but to apply for a Debt relief order, however has no funds to pay the fee.
A is getting help from Christians Against Poverty to sort out his debts. Whilst we are dealing with the main ones he has a small amount of debt on his prepaid gas meter which means whenever he puts some money on it is used up by the debt almost straight away. This has caused him to just stop putting money on his meter and therefore not heating his flat. We would like to raise enough to cover the debt which is £34 and then put some credit on his meter to get him ahead.
N has come from Sudan with her 3 young children (aged 8, 6, and 3) to join her husband in the UK. Since arriving in February her husband's benefits have stopped due to the changeover to a joint claim on universal credit. They are all currently sharing one bedroom in a shared house and have no money for food and clothes for the children. They are in desperate need of help to tide them over the next 4 weeks before they receive benefits. They would greatly appreciate any help.
R had his licence revoked several years ago and is now entitled to renew it, but it will cost £65. He works on building sites, but without a car he is limited to accept work in nearby towns where there is a reasonable bus service. Freedom to work farther afield would improve his work possibilities and enable him to manage his finances better.
This young man has done a great deal of volunteering to help the church, but he is struggling to cope on universal credit alone. He needs appropriate clothes for job interviews and a bus pass to get to them. He would be very grateful for your help.
This lady has very poor health; she struggles to keep warm and suffers from very low moods, but she is always smiling even when she is in pain. She is on a very low income and struggles to make ends meet. Friends help when they can, but she would be very grateful for your help to top up her gas and electric.
This young man has been waiting 5 years for suitable housing to become available. We are thrilled that he has now been found a flat and has the chance of a fresh start. The only thing the needs to make his new flat cosy is something to sit on, and he would be very grateful for your help.
This lovely single mum is 8 months into treatment for cancer. She does an amazing job of caring for her two young girls. Her life would be made just that bit easier if she could cut down on some of the mundane household chores. We are therefore asking if you could contribute towards a dishwasher for her. Thank you.
D has a learning disability and is currently living in a care home, however he has just secured a tenancy for a bungalow promoting independent living. He has no bank account therefore is currently in receipt of no benefits. He needs another form of ID to open a bank account and have access to finances. He is unable to apply for a provisional licence as he cannot drive due to his disability. Please help with the cost of a passport (as a form of ID) to enable him to open up an account.
"I have four young children and my husband and I are both currently unemployed and awaiting our first payment from Universal Credit and are unable to access any money to buy a washer as mine has broken. I am washing my clothes by hand which is causing my hands and skin to become very sore and red and desperately need help to buy a replacement washing machine. I worry about how we will manage as a family on benefits and do not have any spare money to buy a washer and would welcome any help available."
S had to leave home at 15 and has had no contact since. Due to an abusive relationship she ended up in a Women's Hostel with a young baby. She has done very well living in fully furnished supported housing, learning to cook and look after a home and her baby. She has now been moved on to an unfurnished house and independent living. She has a part time job in the care industry. She receives Universal Credit and child benefit. She has sourced furniture but desperately needs a cooker. Please can you help.
C came to us for money advice. Last year she split with her partner who had got lots of debt in her name leaving her and their young child in massive debt. C's child had been really poorly with pneumonia and mum had been focusing on getting her child well. Now she is ready to move on but is struggling to find the fee. Getting this help will mean the world to her and give her the chance to move on with her life.
V is desperately in need of help. She came to us for money advice as she's 'drowning' in debt. Her debts started when she became really poorly and had to change medication meaning she wasn't able to look after herself never mind her home. She is getting support now but the debts won't go away unless she gets a debt relief order. Her mental health is suffering and she cannot see a way forward - by getting a debt relief order she can move forward. Thank you for any help offered.
Citizens Advice are working with T who is a single mother looking to get out of financial difficulty with a debt relief order. T works part time around school commitments and is struggling to survive on the wage she gets. T has fallen behind on her bills and is desperately seeking a new start to focus on her child and finding work. Please donate to T to make this new start a reality. Thank you!
This single mother of two children works as a cleaner in a school for which she receives a low wage topped up by tax credits. Her problems with debt began when she lived with her ex partner who was an alcoholic. He accrued debt in her name, failed to pay bills and could not keep a job. If she questioned him about this he would hit her. She finally left him but cannot repay the debt, which is causing her extreme anxiety. A debt relief order would help her start afresh but she cannot afford the fee.
This young single Mum with two boys who are five and six years old, needs help with the cost of a cooker as hers has stopped working. She has part payment saved, but needs this remaining amount to get it replaced. She has recently applied for Universal Credit and is waiting her first payment. This Mum also suffers from Depression and anxiety and her financial status and broken kitchen appliances concerns her greatly.
The client is a 33 year old lone parent with children aged 5 and 11. She is working part-time but has a low income. She suffers from mental health issues and finds being in debt is adding to this. She was referred by the Safeguarding Officer at her child's school to try and turn her situation around and ease the pressure on the client and her family. She would greatly benefit from help to fund a Debt Relief Order to deal with her overall debts and have a fresh start for her and her children. Thank you
H has struggled for a long time with his mental health, having been misdiagnosed and put on the wrong medication for 20 years. He got into debt after taking days and weeks off work due to illness. He made 6 suicide attempts in this time, and on the last one his friends persuaded him to seek help. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty. He has a very tight budget with little money for food. A debt relief order would lift the burden of debt and be a huge help for H's mental health.
S is a single mother of 3 young children. She receives no financial help from the children's father. She is unable to work full-time due to the ill-health of one of her children. Her debts have arisen over recent years trying to raise her family, and she has no spare income to pay for these debts. We'd be so grateful for a donation towards fees for a debt relief order. If she has a fresh start the debt burden she has been carrying will lift and she can provide a positive home for her children.
J is a single mum with 2 children in education. She is registered disabled, but her disability allowance was withdrawn 9 months ago, causing £900 income loss pm. Her appeal is pending, but she is Struggling to make ends meet, relying on Foodbank items, and large utility bill to pay. Their cooker has been out of action for over 3 months; she has no means to replace it, and repair is not viable. Her children would love to have an oven cooked meal again. Any help you can give would be very much appreciated.
S is a single mum struggling with problem debts and the introduction of Universal Credit. She isn't receiving her full benefit entitlement because 40% of it is being taken from her to pay debts. A bailiff (concerned about her well being) acting on behalf of a creditor referred her to Noah's Ark for specialist debt advice. This lady desperately needs a Debt Relief Order to give her a financial fresh start.
This is a request for a man from Sudan. He had to flee Sudan for his own safety as it is a war torn country. Unfortunately the UK government has refused his asylum claim and he is currently sleeping on the streets. Hope Housing is trying to help him with accommodation but he needs emergency bed and breakfast to get out of the cold while we try to find a longer term solution.
S is working with Addaction to overcome her alcohol addiction. She only has her pension so money is tight. She wants to be able to get out more and walk the beautiful Cornish cliffs. Her counsellor thinks this will be very beneficial in her recovery. She needs proper walking boots and socks to do this. Please can you help her.
This man has been made homeless and he is temporarily living with his brother. He looks after his 9 year old daughter during the holidays. He has no money for food or living expenses as he is waiting for Universal Credit payments. Please would you help him at this difficult time. Thank you.
R recently became homeless and is experiencing mental health difficulties. She has been staying at a hostel and is now moving into accommodation with her 2 children. We have supported her with some household items, but some extra bedding and some curtains would transform their home and help them settle into their new home after this particularly difficult time.
This man is struggling to make ends meet. He has a large credit card debt so most of his benefits are taken up by paying the interest. He has little money to pay for food and living expenses. He also has some some health issues. Please would you help him with money for food and bills? Thank you.
This couple had their grown up son living with them, but he has now left them taking money and food with him. They have to wait 4 weeks for their next universal credit payment. We have given them some food from the foodbank but they are struggling to buy more and pay bills. A donation from Acts 435 would help them greatly and be very much appreciated. Thank you.
R and his partner have just moved to a new unfurnished house. R has health problems and is unable to work and his partner has no income either. They are currently waiting to hear whether a benefits claim will be successful. We have supported R with an emergency food parcel and household items, but they have no washing machine and no money to purchase one. If they can find a machine cheap enough, they would also like to buy some towels and bedding.
M lives alone and suffers with Multiple Sclerosis. She is struggling with mobility and is finding it difficult to bend to cook things within her current oven. Issues have occurred with the safety of the appliance which now requires replacing. M needs a safe cooker with an eye level grill to support her needs and prevent injury, but she can't afford this herself.
This 40 year old married woman of three is experiencing horrendous circumstances at the moment. Her husband was working but had a heart attack and all their benefits have stopped apart from child benefit. She is now having to look after her disabled husband and her children. At the moment she and one of her children are sleeping on the floor and her husband is in a broken double bed. A local charity has awarded a double bed and help with food but the child is in need of a single bed.
NS has just had her 2nd child. She has done so well to get some baby clothes and a 2nd hand cot for the child, but she needs your help to get a mattress for the cot. Sadly she has some issues with her benefits at the moment and she is really struggling to manage, your help would really make a great difference to this little family- thank you.
M is a troubled man who suffers with a number of physical and mental health issues. We have been supporting him for a while and it's apparent he cannot deal with his debts which are just making his issues even worse. We are applying for a Debt Relief Order for him and need to raise the necessary fee.
T and her partner are struggling with debt that she was left with by her previous, abusive partner- they are both working and in rented social housing. They have just started working with Christians Against Poverty to put a debt plan in place. Now their washing machine has broken and they have no savings, so they are washing all clothes by hand now. These funds would help to buy a good second hand washing machine, and would be a great encouragement to them at the start of their debt plan.
L is a mum of one who sadly in the last year lost a second baby. After years of substance abuse (she stopped when she got pregnant 2 years ago), she managed to turn her life around. A mental health condition prevents her from work but she is determined to stay clear from narcotics. She had to pay in advance for the flat she will be renting in a months time, meaning that she spent all of her Employment Support Allowance already. She has little subsistence and also requires a fridge/freezer for her new place.
J is living in a hostel having been homeless. He is making steady progress towards rehabilitation after his relationship broke down and is receiving a lot of support. However, his debts are causing him great anxiety. He would appreciate a donation towards the fees for a Debt Relief Order to enable him to remove a great weight from his mind.
D has just been transferred on to universal credit and is having to wait at least 5 weeks for her first payment, which is putting her into debt and is also making her very anxious. She lives with her son who has a disability and both of them need support. D is getting support from Citizens Advice Bureau and a local food bank, but would be grateful for your added support to pay for living essentials and bills while she awaits her first payment.
K came to us for debt advice. She's a single mum who has escaped an abusive relationship and is desperate to make a new life for herself and her child. She is currently at college where she hopes qualifications in care could better her changes of working. However, past debts are causing her anxiety which are affecting her studies - she believed she should just give up but getting at a debt relief order would allow her to carry on! Please can you help?
"I am a single mum with 2 young children and due to relying benefits I struggle to make ends meet and I constantly worry about being in debt. I desperately need to buy a replacement fridge so that I can keep my food fresh. The worry of not be able to afford a Fridge is keeping me up at night and this is contributing to my health problems. If I can get some help to buy a Fridge then this will help to relieve some of my worries."