MP is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. He is on a very low income and cannot afford the fee for a Debt Relief Order to help deal with his debts.,
Client has 2 children and is requesting help to buy extra food as the children are on break from school and they need more food at home. She needs to charge light.
Client has 1 child and needed to buy extra food home because of her child Her daughter is on break from school
Client has 3 children and not working. She's requesting for help with cash so she can buy enough food home as the children are on holiday from school.
Young poorly mum with several health issues just been rehoused, partner walked out due to alcohol addictions. Waiting for benefits to be sorted out . Being helped by church and food bank.
This 76 year old woman has very swollen legs and a bad back, so her mobility is poor. She lives alone in a council property and survives on state retirement pension. Recently, her washing machine broke down and a local charity has agreed to supply her with a replacement. She has never had a hoover since moving to the property and she is finding it increasingly difficult to use a dust pan and brush. £100 would allow her to keep her house clean with fewer problems.
The applicant is a single mother of three children ages 8,7 and 4. She suffers from mental health issues and is socially isolated. She requires a set of single bedding for each child, along with a school bag and a winter coat. She does not have the funds to purchase these herself and has been refused social fund help because of previous loans from the social fund. She needs paint to finish her living room, as the living environment is unsuitable for the children. Thank you in anticipation.
Help is needed for an unemployed lady who is struggling emotionally and financially after a recent addiction relapse. She hopes to get clear from drugs again however she is in a shared housing situation which makes this currently difficult. She has a new flat to move into, in a better location with appropriate support and hopes that this will be a fresh start, but currently this property is not carpeted. A carpet would help make her new place more homely and welcoming.
Single disabled lady is struggling to pay her landlord for the next 3 weeks because her disability living allowance has been delayed because of a mix up caused by the changing of her name.
Linda lives with her 10 year old son in a social housing association property, they both suffer from ADHD and her son also has Asperger’s syndrome. Sarah has recently come out of a two year abusive relationship and been left with a number of debts that she is unable to pay. She is desperate to have a fresh start and apply for a Debt Relief Order to stop Enforcement Officers from calling at her property to remove goods.
T is a single mum with 4 children who is struggling to cope financially and suffers with bi-polar disorder. Her eldest son in his early twenties also suffers with severe mental health issues. He has recently moved back in with her, but he has to sleep on the sofa as she only has a 3 bedroom house. A sofa bed would help the family to cope with this difficult situation and enable her son to get the sleep he needs.
With her son at college and working 16 hours pw the applicant was managing well. In 2017 her son left college and she was told to work more hours and her tax credits stopped. In Feb 2018 she lost her job and had to wait for benefits to begin. Rent, Council tax and utility payments mounted up and recovery costs were added to her debts. Depression set in until at last she went the Citizens Advice for help and is now determined to get on top. However, the above fee is needed to proceed.
Harry is a former SAS soldier born in 1939. His wife died of cancer many years ago and living with a friend. Hip operation went wrong last year & having to pay for taxis which leaves him with no spare cash/savings. Also got skin cancer and worried as going to operate to remove affected parts. His last surviving relative (brother) lives in Londonderery, Northern Ireland and has not seen him for many years. Would like to visit him whilst he still can travel and requesting help with fares.
D has been unemployed and caring for his children whilst his partner has been training to be a nurse. As a result they have had a low income and amounted considerable debts from everyday living expenses. His debts have now become unmanageable and he would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to enable him to take control of his finances.
D is currently out of work and he has been unable to manage his budget and his everyday living expenses. He has found himself in debt with his rent and council tax and due to his low income consisting of benefits only, he is unable to repay these. He can apply for a Debt Relief Order which will help him manage his debts and needs some help to pay the fee for this.
This lady is a single parent with two children who is on Universal credit. She recently moved into new accommodation after a difficult time. There are no carpets at all in the new home. We have approached the local Lions charity and are confident they will match any donation we can raise from ACTS 435 donors. The lady is taking advice from Christians Against Poverty and hopefully we can help her with future financial planning. Meanwhile any funding for carpets will greatly encourage this lady.
Single Mum of 5 children, Miss B. She has recently had to give up work due to child care commitments, Grandma used to look after the children but at the age of 70 she was struggling to cope and couldn't help out anymore. Miss B will now receive Income support and is struggling financially to find the money for a school uniform for her 8 year old son. This appeal is for £120 to buy school uniform including a school coat and shoes.
My Client is a single person and resident in private rented property. My Client claims Housing Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance however there is a shortfall towards her rent and she is required to make up the difference which is causing financial hardship. My Client is a recovering alcoholic and requires a bus pass to travel to her local alcohol recovery service but cannot afford public transport due to the above. My Client would be grateful for any help that can be given.
Client has recently moved into a property after an unsettled life and needs neccessities for his home including pots/pans, furnishings etc. Please can ACTS 435 help.
P is a single man who has about £10,000 worth of debt. His only way forward is to do a DRO and he needs money for fees. He is not working but has an interview next week to get back into welding. He has an alcohol problem but is now addressing this. He was so overwhelmed when we told him we would try and get him £90 from a Christian across the Nation. He already feels such a weight has lifted off him and he can actually have a hope.
C is a single parent who has fled domestic violence and financial abuse. We did a home visit and she has nothing in her home. Please would you consider giving so we can help kit out her new home with some second hand carpets and curtains. We are helping her with her debts but her immediate need is making her house feel better and safer.
Applicant’s fridge-freezer suddenly stopped working and has been deemed unrepairable. Applicant is a single mum on a low wage she cannot afford a much needed item.
To assist with Debt Release Order via CAP. Client fully engaged with CAP plan. Health has improved since his surgery and knowing he is becoming debt free.
A new or second hand approved cooker as current cooker broken. Part of funds already sourced, need balance off £55. This will ensure they can cook healthy food, and give back independence
E is a single mum of 2 who is working with CAP to manage her finances and is making good progress. Her mum has been critically ill in hospital and needed her support and she hasn't enough spare in her budget to manage caring for her mum and kitting her son out with school uniform for September. She is also trying to learn new skills to enable her to increase her income but for her training she needs to buy a uniform which she also can't afford at the moment. £100 would make it all possible!
C needs money in order to buy a washing machine. He is unemployed and is struggling with money. A washing machine would help him immensely as he would then be able to save money and look presentable for job interviews.
This 32 year old woman has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by childhood experiences and past domestic violence. She has a son and is currently 6 months pregnant. She moved into a property infested with bed bugs and the council do not provide a service for this. A local charity has agreed to pay the cost of fumigation and also one bed for the child, as both beds had to be thrown out. She is in need of another bed at a cost of £120. Any help with this would be really appreciated.
K has learning disabilities and has had a longstanding problem with alcohol misuse. He has attended a residential rehab programme, regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to help him remain dry and also attends church when he can. He is determined to do his best to remain alcohol free! He has recently moved into his own flat and needs a curtain pole for a long window and a vacuum cleaner to help keep his home clean and tidy.
Young couple who are currently homeless and staying in temporary accommodation have been successful in finding a bedsit with financial help from the council but they have no belongings to move in with. The council no longer provide starter packs so as it stands now the couple only have a blow up bed. They need urgent essentials in order to move in to the property, this will include items such as duvets, pillows, towels, chairs, cutlery, plates, pots and pans, a kettle, a toaster and a microwave.
Young many who is being supported in his own accommodation, but is struggling to make ends meet. His support worker is helping as much as he can, but he has still managed to get into debt with his gas and electric, and owes money on the meter. He is now struggling to buy food, and having to rely on food banks. However, they don't provide items such as fresh food, milk or razors, which he now needs. It would really help this young man get himself straight, making his life a little easier.
This young man is in desperate need of new clothes however he has no money to buy any. His personal hygiene is being affected as a result of only having the one outfit. He is struggling to make ends meet due to the welfare reform, and having his benefits cut. He is being supported by a local charity who are helping him get through and to maintain his tenancy, but he desperately needs some more help. This will help to keep him healthier and it will reduce the stress he is feeling right now.
This young person has come through her temporary period in supported housing exceptionally well and is ready to move onto permanent social housing. This money would enable her to get this housing and move her belongings to her forever home.
A 28 year old man from Sudan arrived in the UK in 2015. He applied for asylum after political unrest in Sudan and after being beaten up by officials in prison. Unfortunately, his asylum claim in the UK has not been successful and as a result he is not allowed to work or claim benefits and is destitute. However, on top of all this, he is being tested for cancer and has to pay for all his treatment. He has had 2 operations already and needs help to pay medical fees that are being charged.
A lady has fled from Africa with her 3 children and she is trying to settle in the UK. Her fridge/ freezer has broken and she doesn't have enough money to replace it. She is struggling on her own to integrate into the UK and this would be such a great help for her.
A couple are trying to get out of debt on a low income. She has mental health problems and he has learning difficulties. They are currently sleeping on a bed settee which is broken and the lady has a bad back too. A new bed would be wonderful! They are working with Christians Against Poverty to help them get out of debt, and they are working hard, against all the odds.
A lady we are working with has ended up in a difficult situation due to a lengthy court process trying to get her children back after her partner ran off with them. She is struggling to pay bills as her benefits were stopped and she has large debts to solicitors. This request is for money so she can pay gas and electric bills and also travel to see her children while she is waiting full custody to be granted back to her.
Our client is currently living in a bedsit, but has now been awarded a council flat. However, as she has no family in the area and was not in a position to pay for storage, she had to leave her former home without limited belongings. With a one year old child, our client is desperate to buy a cot and bed and needs funds so she can start again. Our client receives no child maintenance and relies solely on very limited means which mean she is unable to afford the expense of buying furniture.
This family are desperately in need of beds to replace 2 broken ones. They also need a wardrobe and freezer. They are on benefits and have no spare money for these items. They have 4 children including a 21 year old disabled son. Please would you help them with a donation. Thank you.
R is going on a Christians Against Poverty Discovery Course and would like help with petrol costs. She is trying to get all her debts sorted and has no extra money for the travelling expenses need to get to the course.
A. has been in a very physically and emotionally abusive relationship where she is suffering extreme depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Her perpetrator has isolated her from her family and friends for many years and coerced her into mountains of debt where she is struggling financially to provide clothing and essential items for her children. Any gift would be to help her children while she is trying to start again.
Thomas is a single man living alone in rented accommodation and he claims Job Seekers Allowance as his sole income. Thomas has neck and shoulder problems from working in construction, and he is currently sleeping on the couch as his bed has broken, and this is very uncomfortable for him-he would be grateful for any help you can provide.
K has been caring for her parents and now due to their illnesses progressively getting worse she has had to move to her own property. She has most things but NO cooker, we have sourced one including fitting be great to give this young girl a helping hand when she has helped others selflessly Thank you in advance
A young Mum of 2 boys aged 6 and 5 years old have just moved home after suffering from D/A, after living in supported accommodation has just moved into a new property. Mum has poor Mental Health and suffers with severe depression and anxiety. She has worked well with all professionals and the boys have settled and making good progress in school. The family have very little and are in urgent need of a fridge freezer, particularly during these summer months.
Miss I suffers from a number of chronic health conditions and has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (blood cancer). Her health means that she cannot work and is on a low income. Her cooker has broken. At the moment she is 'eating a lot of cereal'. Could you please provide £80 for a cooker so that she can have hot food.
A neighbour Nicole who lives on our estate has had her home broken into 3 times over the past few months. Nicole cares for her two grandchildren, both of who are disabled, one of her grandchildren relies on an iPad to communicate and interact. This was stolen in the last burglary meaning caring for her grandchild is now very difficult. We are hoping we can help Nicole get a second-hand iPad to show her that the church and her neighbours care for her family after what they've been through.
This young man was homeless and had nothing. He is in temporary accommodation provided by the church and is making good effort to get his life back on track. Unfortunately a member of his extended family has died and he would like to attend the funeral but hasn't any smart clothes and shoes to wear. He is in receipt of basic benefit so hasn't enough money for anything extra. Please can you help him to pay his respects and also look smart for some upcoming job interviews.
L is a mum of two junior school-aged boys, both of whom have additional needs. L's car recently failed its MOT and it cannot be repaired. L lives in a small town with limited public transport, so getting out of the house to do the shopping in the nearby town or to visit friends is proving very difficult. Coming into the new school year without a car will also be incredibly hard. L has sold some old toys to raise most of the money needed but needs another £120 to buy a car for her family.
Samuel recently received support from you to help translate his certificates to get a college course. He has been accepted on a college course and is looking for support to pay for a level 3 Awards in Maths at Leeds City College. He has managed to collate some of the money himself but needs a further £120 of the £500.
Due to a family bereavement which has left applicant with a large funeral bill, and having 3 teenagers at home, applicant cannot afford to buy a much needed washing machine. Applicant is not in the best of health herself, having a heart condition. Life is very stressful for her at this time.
Young man parents split up,very traumatised, made homeless, been given flat has no means to furnish it. Extended family helped a little with furniture. Worried we’re his mother and siblings are .
Tracey and partner need to buy 2 sets of school uniform for their children for September. Dad is a delivery driver and Mum is full time at home looking after 3 children. Money is tight and their 2nd son starts school for the first time and needs jumpers, shirts, PE kit and bag all with the school logo on. They can manage to put a bit aside each week for shoes and trousers but the logo uniform is very expensive. They are accessing the foodbank to help over the holidays. Any help appreciated.
B is a young single mum who has been homeless with her children for the past 8 months since her partner died. She has now been offered social housing for herself and her 2 young children but she has nothing for her children to sleep on. Some second-hand bunk beds have become available but she needs £80 to be able to purchase them.
T has 4 children all needing new uniforms and shoes for the start of the new term. They have moved area following domestic violence and changed schools, so items can’t be recycled amongst the kids. Thank you for any help offered
A is being housed in a different location to the refuge and the 4 boys need uniform for their new school term. This money will go towards their school uniform needs as the coats for kids scheme is helping with other items. Thank you for help offered.
6 children have worn their uniform out, having been a full year in it. All need shoes too and mum is struggling to keep repaying her debts and clothing the children. She has worked well with CAP and is looking to be debt free by January. She is grateful for help received.
M has 4 children, all starting school in the UK for the first time. They have applied for Asylum and are looking forward to starting school and integrating with other families in the area. M is anxious they should look the same as other children, and would like me to say she is so grateful for any support offered in this area. She will pass this help forward when she has the right to work granted.
Paula is a hard working lady, due to illness she had to give up her job and found herself in a lot of debt. She has been retraining and is now ready to go back into work, unfortunatley while she was off sick she put on weight and also has very painful feet so she needs specialist shoes.The money will help her to buy new clothes which will enable her to go for job interviews.
We have managed to raise £250 towards getting a mobility scooter for Kate - she is housebound currently because of her disabilities, but its not enough to buy any of the road-worthy second hand ones available currently in Exeter so it would be great to top up this amount for her. Her life is tough - she's now having to use all her Personal Independent Payment to pay for personal care, she's working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts, so just cannot afford to buy one herself.
This family includes 4 children aged between 5 and 14 years. They are struggling to feed their children during the school holidays as they receive a low income and have debts. Mum works part time during term time but has no income in the holidays. Please would you help them with a grant from Acts 435. Thank you.
This lady was in desperate need to move closer to her family to get support. She needed help to add to the money she already had to fund her rent in advance and a deposit.
This man is struggling to make ends meet. He recently obtained a job but the hours have now been reduced to part time. He has debts and is finding it hard to pay bills. Please would you help him with a grant from Acts 435. Thank you.
This man was desperate for money to pay for a travel fare from Cornwall to London so that he could go and support his sister who has MS. She had just had a fall and he wanted to go and support her.
This lady has recently become a single parent after her husband left. Her two children are attending secondary school and need the school's branded blazer and PE clothing as well as other school uniform.
This man has had a major operation and is on benefits. His partner had a car accident recently and has had 2 operations on her back and is awaiting another operation. They have 5 children between them who are eligible for free school meals in term time. They are struggling to feed them in the holidays. He is also in need of money for their school uniforms. The food bank will provide food for them throughout the holidays.
MD was a taxi driver for 15 years before being assaulting a man for which he served 4 months in jail. He lost his 'badge' as a taxi driver and, having returned home, is struggling to support himself and 4 children. He currently works day times in a newsagent shop and evenings in a restaurant to make ends meet but would dearly love to re-apply for the return of his Hackney Carriage licence. The office say he must lodge £120 with the new licence application before his appeal can go to committee.
I was in a violent relationship but have now divorced my husband. I then had to become bankrupt and on E.S.A. My electric cooker has become faulty and I need a new one. I would really appreciate your help. Thank you.
This gentleman was referred to us by a mental health agency. He has long-term mental health problems and is being supported to move into his new home, which is totally unfurnished.
This lady had to move properties due to an abusive landlord. The new property she has moved into has no furnishings. She also has long-term health problems.
A single mom has moved into an unfurnished flat, with her son who suffers from mental health problems and cerebral palsy. This is a new start for them both as they have been living with her brother. They need both essential items and small household appliances.
M was released from prison in Nov 2017 & currently lives in supported accommodation where the rent is high and his Housing Benefit doesn't cover the payments, resulting in arrears that are beyond his means to pay. He is currently recovering from Lyme Disease, contracted whilst in prison, otherwise he would be able to work. The accommodation is totally unsuitable for his needs but he cannot leave whilst the arrears are owed. The total debt is £215 so any help gratefully received.
Jan is an elderly lady working with Christians Against Poverty and State Pension is her only income. She lives in a flat with no curtains nor carpets and it would great to help her furnish her small living room - second hand will be fine with her. When I told Jan about ACTS435 she was overwhelmed that anyone would want to help her. Thank you.
This young mum has been left by her partner to bring up their 15 month old son on her own. She has a baby due in December and needs a double pushchair. It is unlikely that her children's father will help as he is not supporting her at all.
This lady is struggling to provide the uniforms needed for her 2 children in September. Her youngest child has ADHD and goes to mainstream school but only part time so she is unable to take a job. The children's father works as a handy man doing odd jobs as he is unfit to continue his trade as a plasterer due to joint damage caused by years as a plasterer. The family manage on a very low income.
This single mum has a baby who is almost one year old and she is expecting a second baby who is due next week. Her one year old is crawling and pulling himself up and she lives in an upstairs flat. She will be unable to go shopping or out with the children unless she can put them both in a double pushchair.
I am the Advocate from Selby and District Foodbank. Our Client has recently been rehoused due to sensitive issues. She is a strong and proud lady not used to the situation she finds herself in. She has found some unbranded school uniform and we are able to source some of the remaining uniform needed. Two of the children need a blazer with the school logo and the four children each needs a pair of school shoes. Your kindness will greatly assist this family in need.
Young boy who is desperate to go on a school trip because he missed out last year, but his mum is struggling to pay for it. The school has given him a place, but she needs help to find the full amount, and we are asking for £120 towards the full cost of over £180. His mum has struggled with his behaviour, and it would mean such a lot if she was able to reward his recent good behaviour with this trip. She struggles to cope financially, and just wants to do the best for her children. Thank You.
20 year old young single mum with a 9 month baby on benefits, being supported in a new tenancy. The property needs to come up to standard for her and her child and she needs paint to make it look tidy. She is being helped with her finances, housing, employment and is volunteering - she's basically doing everything she can, but needs a bit of extra help at this time. It would mean such a lot to her to be able to make her home a tidy place for her little family.
N was homeless for many years. In 2015 he managed to get a space in a local hostel and his life started to change for the better. He now has his own flat and the security of that is helping him deal with his mental health issues. We have managed to get a washing machine free of charge but he needs something to cook on desperately. We have bought mini ovens in the past, they are really useful; have a 33 litre oven and two electric 'hob' rings on top. Thanks it would really make a huge difference to him.
Mr X has recently left supported housing but wasn't able to take any furniture or white goods with him. He is now living in a 1 bed unfurnished flat and is looking for work. He would like help in acquiring a fridge so that he has somewhere to keep his food fresh. We have helped him with a microwave so that he has a method of cooking food of which he was grateful. He is very appreciative of any help so that he can make a new start.
Patricia is largely housebound suffering from severe anxiety and agoraphobia whilst also physically disabled being in a wheel chair. Sadly she is frightened to go into her own garden because it is not secure. Adults and children have been known to enter it and have even tried her keysafe. The Local Council have fixed part of the fencing but to make it fully secure Patricia needs to fund the rest herself. The Community Mental Health Team will ensure all money donated will be spent accordingly.
S is a lone parent whose debts have increased as a result of relationship breakdown and mental illness (Anxiety attacks and depression). An enforced reduction in his working hours has worsened his situation. S is very keen to deal with his debts and has come to Christians Against Poverty for help. He needs to find £90 to pay the Insolvency Service fee for a Debt Relief Order. In his current position there is no way that he can save for this so he would be very grateful for any help. Thank you
This lady in Middlesbrough has moved into a ground floor bungalow with the local authority, she is physically disabled and has a wheelchair for when going outside, she has diabetes and sometimes goes low causing her to fall, she is concerned that she may fall onto the hard floor in her living room, and we would like to kindly ask if Acts435 could help her she has a degenerative disorder and arthritus.
This lady with physical health problems has moved into a ground floor flat due to her health needs, she has no curtains or blinds to the property and has no means of buying them as moving home has proved expensive, she has very little for the flat. Would Acts435 be able to help her please.
This 26 year old woman has scoliosis, Turner's syndrome and mental health conditions. She also suffers from double incontinence. The scoliosis adversely affects her mobility and she often has to use a wheelchair. Her oven has a grill that does not work and she finds bending down to very difficult. A local charity has agreed to supply her with a washing machine, but she has also requested assistance with a microwave, so she can reach it on the worktop. £60 would be if great help to her.
C lives with 5 of her children in the Kirkby. She has a number of health conditions including the terminal illness of COPD and is struggling financially. Due to a previous over payment which she has to be pay back, she has even less money to rely on and is in financial distress. C needs to provide uniforms & PE kits for her two teenage children and this is causing huge anxieties for her which is further impacting upon her health. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
L has 4 children & is expecting her fifth child in September. Her husband is a Taxi driver. Her husband 's earning are very unpredictable, they struggle a lot financially and there's never enough to sustain the essential living costs. As a result of the difficulty, they have not been able to buy the essential baby items needed in September. One item they are in need of is a cot for the baby to safely sleep in. Help with this would take away a lot of the pressure that they face as a family.
Child illness and subsequent bereavement meant this family found themselves in debt & this was compounded by dad losing his job due to taking time off to attend hospital. They have another 2 children and their washing machine has recently broken down. There is no local laundrette and they do not have car to get to get to the nearest one. Extended family have offered what support they can but can not afford to buy a washing machine. Requesting just £120 towards a reconditioned washing machine.
A gentleman who is disabled with a crumbling spine has secured a ground floor medically adapted bungalow, he has very little for his new home and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him.
W is a 38 year old man who has just moved into a bedsit from a local homeless support hostel. He fell on hard times after his marriage broke down and having left their home he ended up sofa surfing before being offered a place in the hostel. The bedsit that he has moved into has very basic furnishing that does not include a fridge or any cooking facilities. He would like a fridge to store food safely and a microwave so that he can make himself a warm meal.
Middle aged woman moved from flat to bungalow due to partners health. She gave her electric cooker to the young man in the flat next to her as he had a fire . She also needs a Gas cooker as the flat was all electric and the bungalow is gas only.
This 25 year old single mother has recently moved into her first independent tenancy with her one year old son. She had been living with her father but he became ill so she had to move into a hostel and now into a flat. He passed away recently which has caused her much upset. She is in receipt of income support and child benefit and cannot afford the cost of setting up her new home. Various items have been sourced from charities but your help is needed towards the cost of a fridge freezer.
Lauren is a single-parent with two children aged 6 and 3 and she lives in private rented accommodation and claims Income Support, Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit. Her vacuum cleaner is broken and she is struggling to keep her home clean so would be very grateful for any help you can provide.
Unfortunately Bob's house was severely damaged by a a fire. The council have helped replace some basic amenities but due to this, & various benefit delays, Bob has been left without a fridge freezer. Especially in this hot weather it would really benefit Bob to be able to store his food for longer than a few days.
Gentleman previously homeless has secured his own tenancy and needs a washing machine. Please can ACTS 435 help
S is a single mum with 2 children. She has recently lost her job and is struggling financially. She suffers quite badly from depression and anxiety which is compounding her problems. She has council tax arrears and bailiffs have attended her home to seize her possessions. Added to this her fridge freezer has recently stopped working and she has no money to replace it. Any financial support given would help alleviate her problems.
This gentleman's partner has moved out the their shared accommodation taking most of the furniture, the washing machine, and other household items. There are so many basic items he has to buy including a bed to enable him to make a home for himself and his son who lives with him during the week. He will also need to reduce his work hours to be home for his son before and after school further adding to his financial burden.
A lady has been left without a cooker after hers was condemned and is no longer usable. She is an older lady who lives alone and has no family in the area to help out with cooking. We are hoping to get her a cooker so that she can once again feed herself adequately as she is relying on ready microwave meals and a toaster. Her only source of income is job seekers allowance which doesn't stretch very far when she has to purchase expensive ready meals instead of proper ingredients.
Dylan is a young man who is in the process of setting up home for the first time. He is in need of a grant to purchase carpets. He has no carpets currently throughout his tenancy.
This lady has secured a property exchange many miles away as she and her pre-school-aged son are desperate to escape her violent ex-husband. She is literally leaving everything behind, and simply loading what she can into a Man and Van transport. She suffers a variety of mental and physical health issues and her GP has advised that this move is critical if she is ever to make progress. She would love to be able to purchase white goods for her new home asap. Please could you help?
S is a 20 year old who suffers from arthritis. S's bed is damaged with exacerbates his condition and he is unable to apply for benefit grants for any items due to currently paying back advance payments for basic living expenses.Thank you for any help you can offer.
S has been referred to us because his family are struggling to survive on the part time work he can do. He has severe mental health issues so can only work a few hours a week and because his partner has been deemed to have no right to reside in the UK they can claim for one person only. They have a young child so getting work is very difficult for her - the only way forward is to apply for a registration certificate. This would alleviate the financial and anxiety pressure on this small family.
D came to us for help with her debts earlier this year. We helped to sort her debts and she managed to get a job! Last week she contacted us again in great distress, she had got a speeding ticket (she was running late for work) and as she has a strict budget she cannot afford the cost of the awareness course. Not attending would have a detrimental affect on her as she needs a car to work as she works shifts and in remote locations. She has no one else to turn to - please help.
M is an asylum seeker who has made her home in the UK. She came to us because her young child starts school and M doesn't have enough money to buy the new uniform, pe kits and shoes needed. M is new to the area so doesn't have a friendship circle to ask for help, ACTS is her only hope, please help.
H's husband has had a recurrence of cancer and stopped work for a few months. She has a night shift caring job to try and fill the gap, but they literally can't afford the rent on their house and bills at this time, and are looking to move as soon as possible. In the meantime the family (2 kids) is relying on foodbank food and although very grateful for this she tells me they are longing for fresh food and veg. The family have debts which Christians Against Poverty is helping to sort.
MP is now a single mother having recently separated from her abusive partner and has now moved into social housing. We are helping her to manage the debt which has accrued during this testing period of her life. However, Miss P’s son is due to move to a secondary school this September and this requires the purchase of a complete new school uniform. As there are insufficient funds within her budget for this purchase, this is unfortunately causing her additional stress and anxiety.
This single Dad with a 14-year-old daughter has low part-time income due to health issues. Normally he just about manages but has little for unforeseen expenses. He needs his car for work but it needs some repairs to keep it running. He has a quote of £156.15 for sorting it out and can cover the excess over this request. This will help him ensure he can continue to work and provide for him and his daughter.
A young single Christian refugee mum with a 22 month old son has just moved into a house in Leeds with steep stairways. She has some help from projects and church, but has no spare income to purchase a stair gate (£40) to help keep him safe from falling on stairs. Also, she has found a used vacuum cleaner for (£60) and needs one desperately to help manage his health issues. Your donations are gratefully received.
This family of mum, dad and 7 year old son has had no money for the last 4 weeks because of a mix-up with their Universal Credit. They have had to rely upon the Foodbank for their daily food and when their cooker broke someone very generously donated a replacement. Their washing machine has now irreparably broken. There is no way that they can replace it. Could you please help to give this family some stability until their finances are sorted out?
Mel is a young lady is in need of a form of ID. She is a mum of a 5 year old and expecting another baby later this year. She is in receipt of Universal credit with her partner who is on long term sick. An ID will enable her to do the family shop and other household chores without the need for her partner to always be doing it, allowing her to be responsible for the running of their home, while giving her partner time and space to rest and improve his health.
T and her family have been struggling with debt for several years. It all started when their eldest daughter was attacked and suffered with mental illness. She has also been diagnosed with autism. T and her husband have had to support and care for their daughter which has prevented them from working full time. They are now struggling with historic debt. By applying for a debt relief order their hope is to be able to put the past behind them and concentrate on the present and their future.
M and his family have been struggling with debt for several years. It all started when their eldest daughter, now adult, was attacked & suffered with mental illness. She has also been diagnosed with autism. M and his wife have had to support and care for their daughter which has prevented them from working full time. They are now struggling with historic debt. By applying for a debt relief order their hope is to be able to put the past behind them and concentrate on the present and their future.
Money is needed for school uniforms for a family who have two children changing schools, moving up to middle and high schools and a third who has outgrown her uniform. The family are on working tax credit with little disposable income. Any support would be much appreciated.
Our client is a single mother of 4 young children. Her Father lives in Leicester and has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Our client has no debt, but does not have the financial means to support her father at this time due to high transport and accommodation costs. An approach has been made to MacMillan and some assistance has been given directly to our client's Father, but they are not in a position to assist children of terminally ill patients. Her father has been given 3 months
This lady has no children and she has tried many times but the procedure costs a lot of money. She is an asylum seeker and unemployed. She is living alone with her husband who works part time with very limited wages. Now she is trying to do another test for a trial to have a child which costs a lot. She asked for some financial help as she can't afford the whole costs due to her circumstances.
D's fridge-freezer has entirely broken, she is on a very low income and came to us through the Foodbank. She lives with her young son. She would be really grateful for support to be able to buy a new fridge-freezer which will cost £129.
This client suffers from osteoporosis in her hips and knees, asthma, diabetes and Bi-polar Disorder, so she is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance. She just about manages to make ends meet but she cannot afford to cover unexpected costs. Her bed frame is broken and the mattress has springs protruding which exacerbates her pain levels. Please can you help towards the cost of a new bed. Many thanks.
The applicant, her partner and two young children have recently moved into a privately rented house. Being on a low income, the rent eats up a large proportion of that income and they are struggling to keep up the payments and in managing their monthly outgoings. Having just had to replace their washing machine (which they could ill-afford to do), their fridge freezer has broken down. The money requested would help them purchase a replacement without causing further hardship.
Mr L who is retired, he is 67. He had taken out a high interest loan to buy a TV resulting in high weekly payments meaning he has no disposable income and unable to save. His sofa has holes in it and is very uncomfortable. This appeal is for £120 to be able to purchase a second hand sofa.
G has COPD and was using a fridge that he found in a skip, but that broke last week and he is now struggling as he uses mainly frozen food, which is more affordable for him than fresh. He is in receipt of benefits but has debts that his is paying off at an agreed weekly amount, sadly this means he has no way to save up for a replacement. He would love to have a replacement but would need £120.00 to get a reconditioned one. We hope you can help - Thank you.
This large lady struggles standing hand washing her clothes. She has health problems and has to keep sitting during a wash and is unable to use her hands to wring the clothes dry. A washing machine would be really appreciated. She has financial difficulties and is on a low benefit payment.
This large lady struggles standing hand washing her clothes. She has health problems and has to keep sitting during a wash and is unable to use her hands to wring the clothes dry. A washing machine would be really appreciated. She has financial difficulties and is on a low benefit payment.
J is disabled and in a bit of debt. He is a young man and trying to find a fresh start to try and get into work again but is so stressed with the debt. He thinks he can manage £60 of the Debt Relief Order fee and we would be so grateful for any help with the other £60 - this would set him free of debt, give him a fresh start and help a disabled young man have a hope and a future. Thank you!
K was doing ok until her older son came to live her, she hit the benefit cap and since struggled to manage. He is going to move out which will help stabilise her finances but she needs to clear her debt if she stands a chance of moving forward. She needs a swift resolution so that she doesn't get evicted and a Debt Relief Order will keep her in her house and her 3 children safe and stable. She can raise a little bit of the fee but needs help with the rest of it. Please can you help?
R has two teenage daughters, still at school. She receives no support from their father and although she manages day to day expenditure it is items such as these that she cannot manage. Her daughter has worn a brace and now needs a retainer to ensure her teeth continue to grow straight. It could be seen as a luxury but is very important for a teenage girl.
This mother has recently lost her job and is not yet receiving benefits. She needs money to buy clothes and shoes for her six year old daughter and to be able to by food for them whilst they are without income.
Due to being depressed and other health problems applicant couldn’t face their mounting debts. But now they are getting guidance from the Citizens Advice Bereau they hope to get their life back on a more level footing
Client has been working with us to improve health and wellbeing, primarily working on improving diet. He has been given a cooker, but it needs fittings and gas pipe and to be installed professionally. We have received several quotes and the cost for this work will be approximately £90, so we are looking for any help towards this! At the moment our client has no means of cooking for himself so this would have a massive impact on his independence, motivation and health! Many thanks
Damian is a 20 year old single man, who has been homeless and sofa surfing for 9 months. He now has a flat, and has got some very basic furnishings from friends and a local welfare provision scheme, however, the will not help with floor coverings - if he could get some help towards carpeting even one room it would help him to start and sustain a successful tenancy.
M is a Christian man who has been chronically ill for many years with cancer. He has also recently had a brain aneurysm and a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to prolong his life. Due to his ill health and circumstances M has struggled financially and is now keen to try and clear his debts with a debt relief order so that he can rest easy knowing his family will be financially secure.
A 50 year old gentleman with disabilities in Norfolk is requiring support to access funds towards his heating costs. He needs to pay for some heating oil in preparation for autumn and winter. We we are requesting this now as he may be able to purchase the oil at a reduced price before demand rises after the summer months. Any help would be very gratefully received.
W has accrued debts from a time in her life when she was in an abusive relationship - she is thankfully free from that relationship now and living independently but is still living with extreme anxiety & other issues. We are helping W with her debts and, because of her limited income & health issues, a Debt Relief Order is the only option for her. She would be really thankful for this donation of £90 to pay for the DRO as it would give her a new start in life and she could finally be debt-free.
David grew up in a area and family where crime and drugs have been the norm. He has served a couple of prison sentences but, since release last year, has been really motivated to make changes in his life. He has shown a positive work ethic by volunteering on renovation projects for a church community hall and a community cafe. He is desperate to get into full-time employment but one of the practical barriers he is facing is getting photo id that is accepted for accredited training and employers
AV has just moved into a flat, she has been diagnosed with vitamin deficiency and needs to improve her diet. She doesn't have a cooker and has been eating cheap take away meals. She would love to be able to cook in her flat and your help would mean she can get a mini oven and hob.
WA had been homeless since 2016, he has now been given a tenancy and is looking forward to being warm this winter. He has moved in without any furniture but he hasn't asked for anything as he is just grateful to have a roof over his head. With your help we would like WA to have a bed and mattress, so that he can finally have a good nights sleep. Thank you.
N. has leave to remain for self and 2 children. She now needs to apply for citizenship for daughter who was born here and has lived here 10 years. N. has a precarious existence as children's father does not support them and there is little left after bills as her job is low pay. N is very involved in the church and has been supported by the members. She has been successful in raising most of the money but needs help to raise the final amount.
C is a single Mum of 2. She gets Employment and Support Allowance, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits. There is no way she can afford all the uniform for her son going to secondary school. The PE kit alone is £50 . She has tried sourcing some of the uniform second hand but with little success. Time is running out. Please can you help with this urgent request.
Sheila is a single Mother of 2 girls – one of whom is 11 years old and has a serious problem with bedwetting. Sheila has been struggling to pay for waterproof mattress for her girl, but has now managed that – the child really needs flooring fitting in her bedroom, as the carpet in there is rotten with stale urine. Sheila has other debts and is struggling to manage . If she could get some help towards re-flooring this room, it would help her.
T went to prison for 4 weeks. When he came out he found he had lost all his benefits and has to change to Universal Credit. This means an 6 week delay in getting any money. He is trying to get the government loan. He is using the Food bank to eat. He has very bad arthritis in his knees and feet and needs a sturdy pair of boots as he walks everywhere. He also needs a warm weatherproof coat as Autumn is coming. Please help him get back on his feet.
JE has been diagnosed with diabetes, he has been given daily insulin which ideally should be kept in a fridge. JE doesn't have a fridge and due to direct deductions from his benefits he has no money available to save up and buy one. Hopefully with your help we can get him a small counter to fridge to keep his medication cold. The fridge will also allow him to buy fresh fruit and vegetables that will improve his diet too.
Zania’s daughter is starting secondary school in September. Zania has managed to get shirts and trousers from Tesco but is struggling to get the money together to buy the rest of the uniform especially blazer and the P.E kit and school shoes are the most expensive things. Zania is in receipt of benefits so doesn’t have money to spare after paying all of her bills and for food. Please can we raise some money to help her give her daughter a good start at her new school.
Mum of 3 receives Income support, child tax credits, child benefit and housing benefit. She cannot work as she is caring for her very sick mother. Her son who has special needs and is statemented, is about to start secondary school and she needs help with the uniform. The blazer tie and jumper set is £48, PE kit is £50 and she still needs 2 pairs of trousers, shirts and black shoes. Because of his needs the boy gets dirty easily so she has to have plenty of clothes. Please help her urgently.
L is a single mother. She has very recently moved into a more affordable two bedroom flat. The rent in her old property was too expensive after her older son moved out. Since the move, her benefits have changed resulting in her rent falling into arrears. Her four-year-old son is now about to start school. Due to the expense of moving and paying rent arrears, she cannot afford the new school uniform for her son. £100 to help towards this cost would be a great help to her and her family.
Luke* has recently moved to a new area, for a fresh start away from drugs. Because of problems, he has moved quickly without any household equipment and furnishings and we are currently working with him to get his life on track, get him the help he needs and set up in his new home. We have been fortunate enough to source some free furniture for him, but are desperately in need of flooring, especially for the bathroom. Any help you can give towards this would be very much appreciated.
C has had a number of family issues as well as benefit changes. She has no fridge and needs help with this if possible please.
The applicant suffers from anxiety and depression. She had some problems with her children and started spending on them to compensate, without keeping track of how much she could afford. She suddenly found the debts were completely out of hand. The Council offered help with the children and she went to Citizens Advice about her debts. They recommended a Debt Relief Order but she needs the fee for this.
44 years old male who has moved into a property from temporary accommodation for the past 2 years and 6 months. He was working until 2015 he fell ill and was unable to work anymore. He has Pityriasis rubra pillaris, a rare skin disease.He was hospitalized and since then he has developed Fibro myalgia and arthritis. Due to been immobilized he developed HVT in his left calf and also developed a tumour in his knee. The property is unfurnished and he is in urgent need for a bed and mattress.
A 40 year old Norfolk gentleman is needing some funds to purchase a second hand fridge and microwave. He is currently in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment but he is struggling financially to be able to purchase even second hand goods. Any help would be gratefully received.