K & J both have mental health issues which prevent them from working, and mean that their 3 children have to be in care. They receive the basic level of Universal Credit which just meets their basic needs, and they have no other money to replace their washing machine which has irreparably broken down. Your support in being able to replace this washing machine and help provide some stability in this family would be greatly appreciated.
S is a single mum, with 2 daughters. She is taking out a restriction order against her ex partner, due to his behaviour. She is working with Citizens Advice to clear her debts and looking for some work to fit round child care, but struggling on universal credit at the moment. Her daughters have grown over the summer and the old school shoes are too tight now and their uniform cardigans are short. She doesn't have the funds to replace these after having the girls home over the summer holidays.
This single mother is living in a woman’s refuge after fleeing domestic violence from her husband and in-laws. S has 2 young children aged 6 and 4. Her support worker is helping her in the process of claiming for benefits. S has no income at present for herself or her children, and is struggling to provide school uniforms for her children.
This single mother and young daughter are living in a woman’s refuge due to fleeing domestic violence. S is on a very low income and is struggling to meet her child’s needs at present, and needs support towards her daughters school uniform, underwear, school shoes and PE kit please.
This single mother and her daughter are living in a woman’s refuge after fleeing domestic violence. They have had to leave their family and their belongings behind and are both in need of clothing. M is struggling financially at present and suffers with physical disabilities and depression. They have no other ways to meet these needs.
This family of 5, 2 adults and 3 children, have just lost their furniture due to bed bugs. They are already struggling financially and working to pay off debts, so cannot afford to buy new or second hand furniture. Please could you contribute towards replacing the baby cot and bedding for the baby who was born in August? Thank you.
This lady is getting into rent arrears because of the transfer to Universal Credit and has been refused Personal Independence Payment, but they have now accepted we can appeal that decision. She is unable to work because of a worsening health condition and is not at sate pension age yet.
A man is waiting to give fresh evidence for his asylum claim to be able to stay in the UK. He has been in the UK for over 10 years, but has not been able to work in this time. He is destitute and needs help to pay the rent which is very cheap until he gets a decision from the home office.
E has been on benefits for a long time. She has recently managed to attend interviews and has been offered a job in a local shop. She has no suitable clothing for working full time and has identified she can buy 5 basic trousers and 5 plain shirts at Tesco for the amount requested. She has footwear which saves her money, but this clothing will ensure she meets the dress standards at work. She is on a 6 month probationary period and is confident she will be permanent after this time.
L has moved from her home town due to domestic violence, with her 3 children. They have been offered a house but the kids need uniform to start their new school. Uniform, without logos, can be purchased from the local superstore for all three for the amount requested, a local scheme is providing coats and shoes, hats and scarves. Any assistance would be gratefully received, helping their new start to go smoothly.
A has just moved into her new flat with her daughter aged 4.The previous tenant had cats, and despite scrubbing the carpet, using a cleaner and sprays, the smell from their urine was intolerable so the carpet has been removed and disposed of. She needs a carpet and a local carpet store quoted her for a basic living room carpet and underlay. She has £100 saved towards it, but if this request was met, she could get the carpet fitted by the end of this month. Thank you.
The client came after finding himself in significant debt with the council tax department. He had been in touch with them for a few months prior to leaving his home and tried to set up a new account. When he left they failed to cancel his bill and start the new bill from his property. The council tax was higher in his new property but he did not realise until 6 months later when he received the bill. He is struggling financially and this would help pay off the debt and help him move on.
The client had been living in our supported accommodation for the past 12 months. After working with us with various issues and moving forward into independence, the client has now moved on to his new accommodation. He is in need of funding to help him with the deposit and first months bills. This funding would enable him to secure the property and ensure he has a good start with his new place.
We are working with a family where Mum is due to have her 4th child in mid-September. Dad is serving a fairly lengthy prison term and this has had a huge impact on mum and the children. She has bought a new bed for her daughter but cannot afford the mattress. I would very much appreciate a donation to meet the cost of this and alleviate some of the stress for this mum as her daughter is currently sleeping on the sofa.
M has one child. She is disabled so receives Personal Independence Payment and Child Benefit. She had got into debt so she is working with Christians Against Poverty to learn to manage her limited income. The social housing she has been given has no carpets and she desperately needs one for her daughter's bedroom. Please can you help her?
This gentleman is on Universal Credit. He is a client of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and is using CAP's advisory service to help manage his finances. He needs a fridge freezer to help manage his food storage, but does not have any surplus income to pay for one. Any contribution towards this basic piece of kitchen equipment will be gratefully received.
P is currently street homeless but has been recently been offered accommodation through his local council. He needs to wait for renovations to take place before he can move in. He is using this time to try and acquire the necessary items for his new home. Any help to buy a microwave, cutlery and cooking equipment would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.
This foodbank client is a lone parent to a severely autistic child who has been diagnosed with multiple allergies. She has taken up as much of the carpet as she can but needs it in certain areas due to badly damaged floorboards. Her hoover broke and she has been advised to get one with a special HEPA filter. They are very expensive and this money would help her to buy one. This would help her son so much. Thank you.
N is a young single mum on benefits. She is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to clear historic debts from the failed relationship with her 7 year old daughter's father. She has no savings and her bed is broken- she is currently sleeping on the floor, but this is giving her back pain problems. She has found a replacement bed for £150 and can put £30 towards this out of her CAP agreed budget. We are requesting help with £120 balance remaining.
This young family are struggling because of a zero hours contract, term time only with only odd hours available during holidays. The employer is switching from weekly to monthly pay days; this, on top of very low income due the long school holiday, is placing additional strain on the family finances to stretch their income for the extra weeks between pay days. They would really appreciate your help in this interim period.
G suffers from severe mental health issues and is on a low income. He cannot afford a fridge freezer and is not able to put enough aside each week to save up for one. Having been homeless, and then living in a hostel, G moved into his own tenancy in May. He is being supported to live independently, and a freezer would really help him to be able to stock up on food each time he is paid that will last him until his next payday.
M has had a tough time due to domestic violence but is now trying to get her 2 youngest children into school and nursery. She is struggling as some of her benefits have been stopped as she was away visiting family and trying to find a place of safety. We would like to help purchase school uniform, school shoes, bags, etc for the children so they are ready for school and nursery.
JC has recently managed to get a property for himself and his 5 year old daughter after spending many months in temporary accommodation. He has no white goods to move in with and needs a fridge freezer to manage his food budget and shopping. He is being supported by the Ancora 'Help through crisis ' project.
GM is a single mother of three who is on benefits. GM does not have much money left after bills, and uses any small amount that is left for the children. GM is currently being assisted by a local food bank for food. Recently her bed frame has broken and she has no money to buy a new one. Any help to buy a second hand bed would be very much appreciated.
N is a single-parent living with her two daughters aged 3 and 5 and she claims Universal Credit as she has various health problems including depression and osteoarthritis, and she is undergoing scans to determine if she has had a mini stroke. N needs help to purchase a new school uniform, coat and shoes because the local council has cut the funding support for school uniforms, which N previously relied on, since she had to finish work due to ill health.
Q is a single-parent of four children aged 5, 3, 2 and 1 and she is a full-time carer for her disabled mother. Q claims Universal Credit and Carers Allowance and has little money left over after her household bills and living costs have been paid, so she would appreciate any assistance you can provide in funding a new school uniform for her daughter.
The client has had to leave the family home with her 4 children due to domestic violence. She has had to leave most of her and the children's belongings and has managed to get a tenancy in an unfurnished house. None of her children have a bed to sleep on. She is on a low income, in receipt of Child Tax credit and Income Support, which gives her very little spare money after paying for essentials such as food to furnish their home. One child suffers from depression and another with ADHD.
E is a Christians Against Poverty client keen to clear her debts, but set back by splitting up with her partner as most of their debts are in her name. She is working hard to provide for her 3 children to the best of her ability but is struggling to make ends meet after taking unpaid leave during the school holidays due to lack of childcare. She really needs to pay the last instalment of her car insurance due this month to get a full year's no claims bonus and reduce her insurance for the coming year.
C came to the UK with her 3 children as their father is here, however he has failed to provide for them and they were stuck in a 1 bedroom damp flat for nearly a year which was cramped and bad for their health. Thankfully she has recently moved to a much better and more suitable house however there are no carpets or floor coverings and she desperately needs something to put down. A contribution towards this would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
This Mum with ill health has just spent her last pound on food and a travel payment for her teenager daughter. Please could you help her with electricity for cooking, hot water and her electric powered nebuliser?
This 25-year-old man of African ethnicity, an EU citizen, has been in the UK for 3 years with no family. He has been unable to find stable work or accommodation, and is unable yet to qualify for benefits. He is currently staying in hostels when has work, otherwise on the streets when he has no work or money. He was recently offered a job with Sainsburys, but had his passport and other ID stolen so he is unable to start work and will have to go to consulate in London for replacements. Money is needed for the travel costs involved and to support him in his current hostel.
C has lots of health issues including severe Dermatitis as well as being a carer for her daughter who has Aspergers. Housework and washing up are really causing complications with this ladies skin. We appreciate this may sound a luxury item but we would like to help her with the purchase of a dishwasher to make life a little easier.
R has been referred to the foodbank by the mental health charity MIND and he has recently moved into independent accommodation which is really positive for him. MIND have accessed support through other charities who have provided him with a kitchen starter packs (pans, plates, cutlery etc) and he has a fridge. At the foodbank, we provided him with food that didn't need cooking, but he would love the means to make a hot meal and feels this will really aid his recovery.
This young man is on a zero hours contract at work. He has had a 'falling out' with his line manager so is being given very few hours of work. He is desperately in need of money to help pay his rent which is due next week. Please would you help him to keep his flat. Thank you.
R has mental health difficulties and needs support. She now has a helpful support worker who has secured new accommodation for her. However, the flooring is badly damaged and splintered. R can contribute to the cost but would be very grateful for the £100 which she needs to be able to go ahead with new flooring, so that she can walk around safely. This would make her feel really at home in her new surroundings.
Our client has moved into an unfurnished property from temporary accommodation. He has been the victim of harassment which has affected his already poor mental health. He is unable to afford household essentials for his new accommodation and is currently sleeping on a blow up mattress. Please can you help him to buy a bed?
This young woman has recently moved from supported accommodation into her own flat. Gaining a new found independence, she moved with not many items and would like to start afresh, with items to make her new place a home. She is currently in receipt of Universal credit and is looking into work and volunteering in new things and ventures. This would help feel a new start has begun for her in her new adventure.
LA needs help towards getting a fridge freezer as his one has recently broken. He has no money to buy one- he is on Universal Credit but is struggling to get by every month normally without this expense. He relies on the local food bank regularly to get food and toiletries. LA would really appreciate any help in being able to buy a new fridge freezer.
This pregnant mum's 4 children have witnessed domestic violence and her partner is currently in prison. He is due to be released early Sept. Mum has found another property and hopes to move there before he is released so that he will not know their address. However, the new property has floorboards throughout and is very dusty. The 6 month old suffers with asthma so Mum is worried about moving before she can put carpets down. She is struggling financially as she is now paying rent on 2 properties, so she would be very grateful for your help.
This man finds himself in desperate circumstances. He has just been released from prison and has nothing. No support has been given to him and he is now making a claim for universal credit, which means he is not eligible for a welfare grant until the benefit is in payment. A local charity has provided him with an electric cooker, but at the moment he is sleeping on the floor. He desperately needs a single bed and can get one for £120. Any help with this would be really appreciated.
D is a lady with disabilities and is carefully paying off her debts with the help of Christians Against Poverty. She has found a second hand washing machine to replace her falling apart old one. Hygiene is important and she is unable to hand wash clothes. Please consider donating to this request, thank you.
A middle-aged ex-offender who has been living in a probation hostel. He had been allocated a flat but he had no furniture or kitchen appliances. He also had mobility problems and came to us on crutches. We spoke to his support worker at the hostel who provided a reference. He requested a double bed, mattress, bedside cabinets, a 3-piece suite, a fridge/freezer, a table and chairs, a microwave oven, and a kitchen knife set. He was able to contribute £40 towards the items requested.
The lady came to us for help saying her son had been in foster care but had unexpectedly returned. She needed to furnish his room and also requested a bed for herself. She gave £30 as a contribution. We spoke with her son's children's care team manager, who supported her story and for the child to remain with his mother. The items we had which she found suitable were two chests of drawers and a desk and chair.
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support to get bunk beds and mattresses. The grandmother has care of 2 of her grandchildren, and also has adult children and 2 of their children living with her. The boys who are in her care are currently sharing a double bed. Having bunk beds would make a big difference to the boys and give them some space to use their bedroom for playing in as well as sleeping. This would help family relationships. The family would be very grateful for any help.
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support towards a bed for their 2 year old. The family have 4 children aged 2 and under and can't afford to buy a bed for their 2-year-old. Both parents are not working as mum has recently had a baby and dad has a health condition. They are claiming universal credits. Having a bed will help the 2-year-old settle into her new home.
Mrs M is struggling with getting established again after moving recently. She has debts and needs Birth Certificates for her and the children to register them with a local doctor. It may seem petty to some, but £90 is a lot for her at the moment with two boys aged 5 and 7 and two girls aged 2 and 4 struggling on her own. Any help would be appreciated.
M is suffering from anxiety and depression, the route cause of this being the fact she is in a significant amount of debt. She has left an abusive, controlling relationship (she suffered financial abuse as well as domestic) but doesn't feel able to move on with her life because of the historical debt problems she has hanging over her. A Debt Relief Order would allow M the financial and emotional fresh start she desperately needs.
J is in debt. She is also suffering from poor physical and mental health. She daren't answer her phone or open the post. Her doctor referred her to our money advice service as she felt that the support of debt advice would improve J's mental health and in turn impact positively on her mental health. J qualifies for a Debt Relief Order and her adviser is able to arrange this quickly, so as to give her the fresh start and relief she needs from her debt problems.
G is disabled and struggling to make ends meet on Universal Credit (UC). She has a number of deductions from her UC which are making it impossible to balance her budget. The debts she has could be wiped by a Debt Relief Order; this would give G the fresh start she needs and mean she can properly look after herself and her 2 children. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.
J is currently looking for work and is in receipt of Universal Credit (UC). The Department for Work & Pensions are deducting £100 per month from J's UC to pay for historical debts that she has incurred. J cannot afford to live on the UC she has left and is forced to use foodbanks for food. J wants to work (she is currently volunteering for a homeless charity) but her money / debt problems are acting as a barrier to this. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.
R is suffering from very poor mental health. She can hardly sleep at night and is constantly upset and worried. The cause of this is her debts, in particular a debt to the local authority for council tax which is with bailiffs (they are threatening to seize R's possessions). A Debt Relief Order would give R a fresh start and allow her to start again. Please help.
G lives alone and is in receipt of Universal Credit. She has recently moved back to the area due to fleeing domestic violence. This had to be a quick move and she is receiving support from numerous health care professionals due to this. She has managed to source most white goods and furniture however she is struggling to purchase a cooker due to living on a low income. Please help this lady with a small amount towards a cooker to enable her to cook in her home.
W is married and has struggled for a long time with substance abuse. W has since sought help for this problem and has been clean for 6 months. Over the past few years W accrued several priority and non-priority debts. Now that she is clean W is looking to deal with her debt problem and we have identified that a Debt Relief Order would provide her with the fresh start she needs. Unfortunately W is unable to afford the fee required and is asking for any assistance you can provide.
This single mother came to us in urgent need as she has 9 children, all of whom are school age. Her benefits had recently been changed which led to them being stopped for a short while, this in turn has put her back with being able to buy things like books and shoes for her children. This funding would enable her to buy all the shoes needed and ensure her children are properly clothed for school.
This single mother of 5 has just moved into a new property and is in desperate need of a washing machine. Since moving her old washing machine has broken meaning she cannot wash any of the clothes for her family. She has had to use the bath each evening and it is starting to add a lot of stress and pressure while she is trying to look after the children. This funding would enable her to buy a new machine and take the added stress away.
B and his wife both have mental health difficulties. They are really struggling to make ends meet and manage their four children and their mental health. They have tried applying to various charities for help with uniform but to no avail, and the children have had to go back to school without uniform. £115 would go such a long way to providing the essentials for them and would give the children some confidence in school and take some pressure off this couple trying to do their best. Thank you for helping!
J is a single mum of 2 and she has both physical and mental health difficulties. Due to physical assault, harassment as well as emotional abuse from neighbours she is being forced to move, the police have said there is no other option. She desperately needs some help with moving costs and wondered if it would be possible to get some help from Acts 435 donors to help her move to a safer place where she won't risk assault and abuse. Thank you so much for helping this vulnerable family.
M is a single mother and has been a victim of domestic violence. She receives Universal Credit and is being threatened with eviction. She needs to buy a new school uniform for her son and has no money left to do this. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
S is a single mother with 5 children. She is struggling to get by on Universal Credit and unable to afford to buy school uniforms for 3 of the children. If you could help that would ease the terrific burden she is under.
P is a single mum and has recently had to flee domestic and financial abuse. P is receiving ongoing support for the abuse she suffered, however her ex-partner made her accrue multiple debts which are now escalating to an enforcement stage. We have reviewed her options and a Debt Relief Order would resolve her debt problem, however she is unable to afford the £90.00 fee.
L is a single mum with 4 children who has recently been relocated to our area by social services, after leaving an abusive relationship. She knew no one in the area and had no family here, so she has been struggling. Some of her children are not dry at night so she has a large amount of washing to do every day. Social services have supplied a washing machine but it would really help if she had a tumble drier so that the sheets could be dried ready for the evening.
This lady had had to stop working due to a stroke. She has had to go on universal credit but because of anxiety and lack of digital skills she has had her payments stopped. Please help her cover her living expenses, bills and food, while we get her claim sorted.
This lady experienced financial difficulties and fell into arrears with her rent when her partner left. She was evicted from her private rented accommodation and had to go into a homeless hostel. Her furniture was put into storage. She has worked really hard to get her life back on track and has now been offered a council flat but doesn't have the money to pay for a man with a van to deliver her furniture from storage. She would be extremely grateful for any help with this.
M is a single mum with two children, about to give birth to her third child. She had to flee her home due to domestic violence and has just been given a permanent property. The house doesn't have any flooring in it and M would be hugely grateful for any support to help her purchase laminate flooring to help with her fresh start.
J is a single-parent living with his 3 year old son in private rented accommodation. He was relocated to a different part of the UK because of domestic violence so he had to stop working to look after his son. A number of debts have accumulated over the years and J is no longer in a position to repay them as he is on Universal Credit, so he would appreciate any help you can provide in covering the Debt Relief Order fee for him, to provide him and his son with a new start.
We are working with a mum in West Bromwich who needs a new wardrobe, but is struggling to get one the size she needs from donated items. She would very much appreciate a donation of up to £120 so that she can purchase the wardrobe she requires. This mum has made good progress with our support so far and this will be last need we meet before I am able to close the case.
R is in poor health but nevertheless is trying to find suitable work. Following the breakup of a relationship, he got himself involved with people that led him into drugs and debt. He is now trying to turn his life around and has managed to get a flat in a new area. His flat is in a very poor decorative state, and it would really boost his spirits to be able to brighten it up a little. He does not have the resources to buy wallpaper and paint, and would appreciate any help.
Our client is a single mum with a 5 year old daughter. She is on benefits and struggles with her mental and physical health, and her washing machine has recently broken down and she does not have the money to replace it. She is reliant on neighbours, but does not like relying on them so much. Could you please help her get a washing machine?
S has moved into his own flat after spending time in temporary accommodation. He is in a vulnerable state as he suffers from severe mental health problems and has issues with substance misuse, which he is now seeking help for. He is struggling to afford the basic things he needs for his flat. He has had assistance in getting some items but would really benefit from a fridge freezer so that he can store fresh food properly and save money by buying frozen food. Your help would be much appreciated.
A has multiple physical and mental health problems, caused in part by alcohol issues. He now fears he may have cancer. He has lost all contact with his family but is receiving help from local support services. Because of his health, he has not kept up to his home. He needs a deep clean of his kitchen, but is not well enough to do this himself and cannot afford the cost. It would boost his spirits to know that he is not alone and there are others who care and want to help him improve his life.
J lives alone and claims Employment Support Allowance. She has epilepsy and long term anxiety and depression. She has regular fits and is reluctant to leave the house for fear of fitting outside, as she can’t control her behaviour. This is causing her to be socially isolated. Her cooker has stopped working and it is not feasible to repair it due to it’s age. Help with the cost of replacing it would be really appreciated as she would really love to be able to cook properly again.
Mr T is a 47 year old whose relationship has recently failed. His partner took all the money and he has had to change banks in order to stop her. He is unable to work due to ill health, and is struggling to manage on Employment Support Allowance. He doesn't have a cooker and is using a kettle to stand cans in to warm up food. Support to buy a cooker would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
V is having to move because the owner of the flat she now resides want to sell ASAP. The money requested will help towards removal costs. V is a Christians Against Poverty Client and she is doing all she can to keep within the agreed budget. Moving was NOT one of the things she thought would happen, especially so quickly. She would be very grateful for your help.
M is a dynamic, young woman who lived with her partner in a nice home and held down a responsible job. When she became pregnant, this put a huge strain on the relationship, and she split from her partner. Her partner has left her with utilities debts of over £1,000. M has since had a lovely little boy, who is 9 months old. She is bringing him up on her own and being a full-time mum. This means she is unable to clear the debts. She has decided to apply for a Debt Relief Order to get a fresh start, but she needs help with the fee.
M has 5 children and is a victim of domestic violence. Her internal doors were damaged beyond repair due to physical violence. Her children have support needs and she is trying hard to get her life back on track. She is being supported by the Ancora 'Help through crisis' team in Oldham.
After suffering years of physical abuse from her husband, as well as controlling and emotional abuse towards her and her 4 children, this lady finally built up the courage to flee to Oldham. She knew no one in Oldham and they only had the clothes they were wearing. A support worker has now helped her find accommodation but she has no belongings and desperately needs a cooker in order to cook for her family.
After suffering years of physical abuse from her husband, as well as controlling and emotional abuse towards her and her 4 children, this lady finally built of the courage to flee to Oldham. They knew no one in Oldham and only had the clothes they wore. A support worker has now helped her find accommodation and she has had school uniforms donated for the children. A washing machine would be so helpful to her as she tries to care for her children.
This lady is a single parent on Universal Credit. She has triplet girls, aged 5. She is struggling to buy school uniforms and shoes for the girls. Finances are tight and we would really appreciate any assistance that can be given to fund these essential items.
This young single mum needs two school uniforms and shoes for her children aged 9 and 11. This mum has no means to buy them, she is on a very low income and struggling to make ends meet. She has been to the charity shop to get what she could but no uniforms were available.
M is a granny looking after her granddaughter, who has mental and physical disabilities and attends a special school. M receives welfare benefits herself but is struggling because she has not yet managed to claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for her granddaughter. The little girl needs extra clothes and changes of bedding because of her condition, and a kind donation for these would be a great relief for M while Citizens Advice help her to apply for DLA.
N was in an abusive relationship with her partner. She has now been able to leave him but is left with a lot of debt in her name. The abuse has meant that N struggles to deal with many aspects of her life. She went to Citizens Advice, who believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only viable option for her and should remove some of the accumulated distress, for which N is receiving counselling. N would be very grateful for help with the fee.
Our client is a lone parent to 3 children, on a low income employed part time as a Care Assistant and also receives Child Benefit. Her income means she has very little spare each month. She has moved into an unfurnished flat after fleeing from a Domestic Abuse situation to protect herself and her children. They currently have no spare income to buy the children beds, they are all currently sleeping on quilts on the floor as they are not eligible for support from the local authority. .
"I struggle each month to pay bills and provide food for my children, and do not have any savings or spare money to buy School Uniform for my eldest child who is now at Secondary School. I have not been able to afford the blazer he needs or the correct shoes, and at the moment he is wearing a uniform that does not fit him properly which is causing him some distress. If I am able to get some help to buy the uniform he needs this will be wonderful for us both and relieve the stress I am under."
"I suffer with stress and anxiety to the point that I cannot leave my home without a family member being with me, and I depend on benefits to pay my rent, bills and buy food. I have not had a good nights sleep for a number of months due to my bed being old and worn out which is making my anxiety worse as I cannot afford to buy one. If I was successful in my Act application for £120 this would enable me to get a better nights sleep and this would help to improve my sleep and health."
L is a 34 year old single mum with 3 children (8, 5 & 2 years old). She has no financial support from the father and L has a low income on Universal Credit. Her 5 year old son has nocturnal bed wetting, which can occur twice per night, and he also sometimes wets the floor when half asleep. His bedroom carpet had to be lifted due to the smell and the mattress has been bleached until destroyed.. Her hoover has also blown up due to hoovering wet carpet. Please help us bless this family with a new mattress for her son.
J and M are struggling with keeping their car running. The latest MOT and repairs are too much for them to afford, but the car is essential to their travel to work. J and M are on a low income, but both work full time. Their income stretches further than most as they have recently adopted two children and need to provide for them too. They are a very loving family and so generous with their time and hospitality. It would be fantastic to help them keep their car on the road.
K is a single mum of 5 and lives on income support. After K has paid rent, bills etc she doesn't have any money left, and uses foodbanks. Two of her children are at school and she needs uniform for them. The school has helped with £40, but that only paid for 2 jumpers each. The children need jumpers, t-shirts, trousers, shoes and stationary for both children, which comes to well over £200. K would be very grateful for any help, thank you.
E has been working with Christians Against Poverty to clear her debts, but keeping to the budget has not left her money to buy items for the baby she is expecting in 2 weeks time. People have given her lots of things, but there are still some items she needs, like nursing bras for herself, a mattress for a cot and a breast pump. It would be lovely if she could go and buy the rest of the things she needs for the new baby. Any help you can give would be much appreciated. Thank you.
This lady is on a very low income and requires clothing for her daughter, who is about to start college. This lady has already had to pay for certain trips in advance for her daughter's course and has no funds left for clothing. Any help given would be gratefully appreciated.
CF is very unwell & she is on sickness benefit awaiting surgery. CF is a single parent to two children aged 9 & 19. CF's benefits have been reduced as her son is now not classed as a child. CF is struggling & does not have enough money spare after her rent to pay for food, bills, clothes or toiletries. CF is building up arrears & getting bank charges. CF needs help in paying these bills & any help would be very much appreciated.
X’s fridge freezer has broken down. He is currently going through an benefit appeal and has had some difficulties with benefit payments which has lead to rent arrears, so he can’t afford to replace it himself. He is currently using fridge space in a friend’s house, but this can’t continue as it is causing tension.
D has signed up for a 6 month short course of study with Faith Mission College based here in south East Edinburgh. It is the first thing D has had the confidence to try in a very long time. His Samsung tablet has just broken as it was a refurbished second hand bought years ago and he will need something for writing his course work on. As he is unemployed due to health problems a new machine would be out of the question for D. He manages his budget well.
This young mum is living in a refuge after fleeing Domestic violence. She is pregnant, and her baby is due on 30th November. She has some items for the baby, and the church has helped with getting a pram, but she has no family to help as she has been relocated so she would be very grateful for your help to get the rest of the items she needs before the baby arrives.
This young mum is struggling with her finances as her partner has just been sent to prison. Her children are 18 months and 5 years old. She really needs help to pay for her electricity and gas; can you help please?
S is a father of two young teenagers. His daughter suffers with Anorexia which has resulted in her being hospitalised several times. The stress has been immense and S has been forced to take so much time off work, he has accrued debts which he cannot cope with. He is currently off work and unlikely to go back in the foreseeable future. We feel his best option would be to get a Debt Relief Order.
V is a widow and struggles with mobility issues. We have supported her from the foodbank as her benefits are being reduced due to over payments from several years ago. V currently rents white goods but she has a deficit each month. We would like to purchase white goods for her ensuring she will be financially stable in future.
This Mum has recently been through a really difficult time. Mum has had her children removed from her care whilst she improves home conditions, but she does not work and benefits have been stopped due to not having the children. Mum would be most grateful for help in providing a carpet for her living room to help make steps towards being re-united with her children.
This lady is Bulgarian and married to a British man. She had her handbag stolen, which contained her passport and identity papers. She needs to replace these documents by visiting the Bulgarian Embassy in London. This will cost her money that they do not have as she is unable to claim benefits. Please would you help her to obtain these documents? Thank you.
W. had a fire at his home and has lost everything. He struggles too with severe mental health issues. We know the amount requested isn't a lot, but it will help him a little at this difficult time. The money requested will help him to replace some of his clothes. We thank you for the assistance.
F is suffering with severe depression since the death of her father and has got herself into some serious debt. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her finances but needs some funds for food and bills to get her and her daughter through the next couple of months. Please could you help F keep her head above water?
K is a simple man with simple needs. He has always lived with his mum and dad who have recently died, leaving him a vulnerable adult. K worries that he will have to leave the family home that he has grown up in and where all his memories are. He has very little income being on universal credit. K needs practical help in budgeting cooking and keeping clean. He has been on numerous courses trying to get a job without success. He desperately needs a washing machine as he currently has no means of washing his clothes.
Our client has recently moved into an unfurnished property after living in a hostel with 2 of her children. She is a lone parent and suffers from ADHD, and one of her children is Autistic. The family requires some sense of order at home to support their mental health. She is on a low income, in receipt of Child Tax credit and Carers Allowance, so she is struggling to furnish the home. She has been utilising local recycle schemes but has not been able to get a wardrobe.
B is blind and has just been given his own flat from the local authority and is now living independently for the first time. He hasn't been given any funding to furnish the property so he is looking for help to purchase a washing machine.
R has recently suffered a house fire and her family have to move out of the property for a minimum of 6 months. Although they had house insurance they still have to buy clothing and toys etc for their two young children so that they can try to keep things as normal as possible. £120 would be gratefully received towards the children's replacement dance costumes so they can continue their classes and competitions.
M is on benefits and is a father to two children aged 4 and 7. He is married and his wife is off work due to breast cancer. They have been sleeping on two sofas for the past six months since their bed broke, so they are desperate for a new bed. They are having to rely on a local foodbank for support so any help would be greatly appreciated.
A would really like to take her grandchildren for a day trip but she is struggling financially. She had saved money but that now has to go on car repairs so any help would go towards A being able to take her grandchildren out for the day, giving them a happy memory and giving her daughter a rest for the day.
K had to leave his previous address, which was furnished, as the landlord sold the property. K is on benefits and is really struggling to furnish his new property, which is unfurnished with no carpets. He has a young son and would really like to be able to carpet his sons bedroom so that he doesn't get splinters and it feels more like home.
A has recently fled her accommodation due to domestic violence. She was being taken advantage of and has received death threats to herself and her son. She is now living in an unfurnished social housing property. A is on a low income and is struggling to provide for herself and her son. Having carpets in her property would allow her and her son to feel more settled and comfortable in their home as they make a fresh start.
K is a single mother of 3 girls aged 2-11, getting help from Christians Against Poverty with debts that the children's father left her with (she is expected to be debt free by end of year). She is living on Income Support due to mental health problems. Following an accident (not her fault) her car was written off and she got a good cheap 2nd hand car, but her insurers wont transfer her insurance as the new car is a 7 seater. She can't cancel the old insurance until the personal accident claim is settled so she is temporarily having to pay 2 insurances. The requested funds will cover one for her and help her to manage.
This Mum has recently been re-united with her one year old daughter after making such positive changes. However, due to this, mum is not yet in receipt of all her benefits. Mum would love a pushchair for her daughter, to get out and about. This would make a big difference to mum and help raise her spirits. Mum is new to the area and this would also help reduce her isolation as she would be able to get to groups and meet new people.
K and R 's home became infested with bedbugs from an acquaintance staying. This infestation forced them to leave their council property and become homeless and the council took all of their belongings to the dump. They have just been re-housed but they don’t anything and they desperately need a washing machine. They are in receipt of the lowest possible benefit and are being supported every week by a food bank. It would be wonderful to help them buy a washing machine.
MW is 18 years old and has been diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) which means MW has not been to school since the age of 13yrs. As a result she has little or no confidence, and has just suffered a bereavement and is struggling to cope. She would really benefit from some counselling, but isn't able to afford this on her own.
This single Mum of 5 children would really appreciate help to purchase new living room flooring. The one they have is very worn and unclean and is not pleasant for the younger children to play on. Mum has previously struggled with her home conditions due to the demands of her children who also have additional needs, but this is something she is working and making progress on.
P, (from CAP) has done so well in the year since prison- finding paid work, settled accommodation and recovery from a long-term gambling habit. Sadly in the space of 3 months this has nearly all fallen apart, as succumbing to the temptation to place a £20 bet has led to £5,000 debt (part of which are these arrears) with pay-day loans, as the addiction rapidly got a grip again. P faces eviction, but the landlady will not evict if the requested amount is raised, matched by the a grant from the Vicars Relief fund.
T and her 2 teenagers have recently had to leave her alcoholic husband. She is signed off from work with depression. She receives Employment and support allowance, tax credits and child benefits. She has got into debt due to high rent and is working with Christians against Poverty to budget her income. Her son has started a college course and needs some new clothing and equipment which she cannot provide. Can you please help her?
R has fled an abusive relationship with 2 children. She receives Income Support, Tax Credits and Child Benefits. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to help her pay off her debts and manage her money. Her daughter has just started secondary school and R has been unable to afford all the uniform yet. The PE kit alone is £70. Please can you help her quickly? Thank you.
This young single mum and her two children are living in emergency shared accommodation. Mum is desperate for bunk beds for the children, who are all sleeping in same bed as mum at the moment. They have no family to help, so they would be so grateful for your support.
This young mum has recently been diagnosed with mental health problems, and she is currently awaiting Employment Support Allowance. Through this she is struggling to pay bills and get food for her and her child to eat- she is currently choosing to not eat herself so her child can eat. Your help to clear her bill arrears would help this young family greatly as they go through this hardship.
This lady has been bringing up 3 teenagers on her own for 4 years and has been struggling financially. Working with Greggs Foundation and Families First the family are trying to get their home improved. They have re-carpeted the lounge and bedrooms and have new beds for 2 of the children. They have asked for help in getting duvets, pillows and general bedding items to make the rooms a place for the children to relax and do homework as they hope to go to college later on.
This young man is living in a tent. He has no income at present because he is waiting for Universal Credit to come through. He has been told that he will not receive it until the middle of October. He is having to beg to get money for food. Please would you help him to have food without resorting to begging? Thank you.
This family with 4 children (16, 14, 9 and 2) are dependent on benefits since the husband’s business ceased trading due to the time required to care for family; his wife has health issues affecting joints, tissue and her immune system. Their present home is not suitable and they have been offered a 4 bedroom house, with a bedroom and bathroom on the same floor to help the lady when movement is very difficult. They need help, as the house is dirty and will need to be scrubbed, floor to ceiling and decorated.
This single Mum has 3 young children- 1 is a new baby and another has special needs. They are living in a flat with no balcony, and she really struggles to dry her laundry as there is hardly any space to hang it up. She would really value a tumble dryer to help with this as 3 children make lots of washing!
L is a lady who has had to separate from her husband in difficult circumstances. She has an 8 year old son and she wants to improve her English so that she can help him with his homework and also to improve her chances of employment. She has paid for a 2 year ESOL course herself but needs help to cover transport. She lives just under 3 miles away from college and only qualifies for free transport over 3 miles away. £120 would cover her first term of travel.
This single mum who has moved in to her first property is struggling with a son who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and will ruin his clothes throughout the day. Mum struggles to keep up with the washing as she has no access to a dryer. It would make things so much easier if she was able to dry her clothes. She is struggling financially, with her household bills, and cannot afford to save anything. We would love to provide her with a dryer.
This single gentleman with a number of serious health and mobility issues needs help with removal costs. He has been given an over 55-years ground floor tenancy, and needs to empty his old flat as soon as possible, and move his things into the new property. He has some mental health issues, and is a bit of a hoarder which makes it more difficult for him to move all his belongings. It will take a number of trips, and we are keen to help him make a successful new start.
In spite of her learning difficulties and physical challenges, this client is working hard with Christians Against Poverty, but not managing to make ends meet on benefits. She could have an interview for a paid post next week, but needs strict ID. She has no passport or driving licence, and has lost her birth certificate. £35 would get her a copy of her birth certificate, but she has no money at all and is behind with pretty much every bill. This would give her a chance of a job and a positive route out of debt.
This single Mum has been moved into temporary accommodation with her 9 month old son but does not have a washing machine. She has fled domestic violence and does not have the financial resources to buy everything she needs. She has been washing their clothes in the bath but is finding this increasingly difficult to manage and this is beginning to have a physical knock on effect on her back and arms. Please would you consider helping her in this very practical way?
This 33 year old woman and her five children have just moved into a council property which is in a poor state of repair. She is struggling financially, as she is subject to the benefit cap, and is having to pay £95 per week rent out of her benefit entitlement. The walls of the property need plastering and decorating and a local charity has given her a decorating grant. She does not have anywhere to store clothes and has seen a double wardrobe for £120. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
S. and her 2 year old daughter were in a refuge but now have a flat. This has flooded twice, caused by blockages in communal pipes. Their belongings and beds were ruined, but she managed to replace those. However, the carpet was left smelly and dirty. Her child’s eczema has flared up because of this. S. removed the carpet due to the health implications but now has bare floors. S would love to be able to purchase some floor tiles to cover up the floorboards, allowing her daughter to play on the floor again.
A lives with his partner and 5 children. One of the children is currently in hospital on life support following a big epilepsy seizure. She is 1 year old. A is currently seeking work- he had worked up until his child started becoming unwell, but he has had to be there to care for her. His partner works part time. At present they are struggling with the cost of driving back and forward to the hospital up to six times per day. The hospital his child is in is 40 miles away from home. Please help
V is carer for her husband, who is emotionally, psychologically, verbally and financially abusive. He does not want her to work as this would affect his benefits. He is very controlling so she spends most of her time in the house. V is not ready to leave the relationship but would like to set up a small business sewing curtains and clothes and needs to buy a sewing machine in order to do this. Her sole source of income is Carers’ Allowance so she would love some help to be able to afford this.
B has recently gained guardianship of her two young grandchildren, following the sudden death of her daughter. B was living in a small two bedroom rented house, however the children are of different sexes and require their own bedroom resulting in a house move. Her previous home had an integrated cooker therefore since the move she has not got a cooker. She is awaiting her benefits to be sorted and she is struggling financially. Please help this lady with the cost towards a cooker.
Our client has a 2 year old and is expecting her second child. Child Maintenance payments have been inconsistent and her personal element of Universal Credit is around £400 per month. She has recently had to cover moving costs and is looking for help to purchase a washing machine. As the client's Housing Association we will help with any additional costs towards this.
Our customer had been sleeping and sitting on a blow up bed that has popped. He then received help from a family member to purchase two sofas. However, he has no one to help with the collection of them. We have looked into the costs for him and have received a quote of £82. This would be a great help for the customer and we can look into helping with other goods.
C has bipolar disorder and displays the same symptoms as autism. C is waiting for a Personal Independence Payment appeal and is currently living on about £30 per week. His washing machine has broken down. Part of his condition is that he sweats profusely and he struggles with anxiety regarding not having clean clothes. He would benefit greatly from a second hand washing machine.
Our client has a 15 month old baby, and this is her first independent home. She was previously living with her Mum, but her Mum's house was overcrowded and tensions were running high in the house as her Mum did not approve of the baby’s father. She has taken the property but has very little money left at the end of the week and needs help with flooring and decorating, as the baby is of an age where he is now crawling around.
JC was working, but as her contract was zero hours she fell behind with her utilities and also council tax payments- sadly the situation worsened when she lost her job. She now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that she applies for a Debt Relief Order, as she has 3 young children. This will cost £90.00, and sadly JC doesn't have enough money to pay the fee herself. Please could you help her?
An asylum seeking man from Sudan. living in Leeds, is attending college and needs a backpack to carry his books and assignments and also for groceries. He is currently borrowing one but has seen one in the shop that will suit his needs. He has very limited benefits and has had to save to buy other items, but he has no funds available for a backpack.
K found herself homeless in July 2019, following a relationship breakdown; she was pregnant at the time. She has found a new home and recently moved in, however her baby was born 6 weeks prematurely just as she was moving. K has exhausted her savings on the move and her baby. Her house is located on a busy road and bus route but she is unable to afford curtains for the lounge or the two bedrooms and has no privacy from the outside world. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase these.
This 60 year old man from Pakistan is living in Leeds, but he is having trouble and being hassled by people in his neighbourhood. He has been in contact with the police and has been advised to install CCTV to establish his grounds for claiming there has been a crime against him. He has raised some of the funds, but please help him with this remaining amount in order to purchase the equipment to prove his situation and get the help he needs.
CW is a single dad with two young children. He has just started a new job in a restaurant kitchen. The hours he is working mean that his sister has to take the children to school for him. It will cost him £51.00 for an adult monthly pass and £20.00 for the children's bus passes. He cannot afford to pay for these until he gets his first wage, which will be in 4 weeks. Please could you help him to buy bus passes so that his young children can get to school? Thank you.
C has fled from a physically and emotionally abusive husband. We have found her a flat where she is safe, however she is unable to furnish the property for herself- whilst furniture has been donated, she is still in need of a sofa. She needs £70 to buy a second hand sofa that she can relax on, so she can start to rebuild her life and make herself a home.
This father of a 10 year old boy has had to leave his job after three years due to a work injury and stress. He is actively looking for more work and will get benefits very soon, but needs some petrol to enable him to get to the job centre (22 miles away due to his rural location, and there is no public transport) and to get to job interviews and hospital appointments for him and his wife in the meantime. If you could help with this he will be able to get through this difficult time.
KS works 16 hours a week and is looking for more hours but is finding it hard. They are struggling on a low income and can't afford to get a freezer. They would like a freezer to allow them to use food more efficiently for the money and freeze meals.
Miss S is an asylum seeker who started attending English Language course but struggling to cover her bus fair. The course is for six months and any support to help her to complete the course is appreciable. Language is everything and is a base for her daily life.
This lady is a single mum of three children. She also cares for a child of her ex-partner much of the time. She gets little or no support from her ex-partner and struggles to manage the family budget. She is able to cope without getting into arrears so long as she does not need to make large purchases therefore she has been managing without a cooker since her old one broke several weeks ago. She likes to cook proper meals for her children and would benefit from help to do this.
We have been working with H, who is an Iraqi citizen with protected humanitarian status in this country. She has recently split from an abusive husband and is living in temporary accommodation with her 8 year old daughter. They have nothing. She has finally had her housing benefit sorted, but has around £200 of service charge arrears. It is likely to be some weeks before we can sort out a claim for Universal Credit. We'd like to keep her debt down as far as we can.
This lady was living in Spain but has had to return to the UK because of ill health. She is currently sofa surfing as she cannot afford to rent. Despite her ill health she is looking for suitable work. An opportunity has arisen at a Christian retreat in South Wales but this has meant her having to travel there from Poole and stay locally for a few days. She would be extremely thankful for any contributions towards the cost of petrol and accommodation. Thank you
This single mum of 2 teenage boys is at a worrying time just now. She was treated seemingly successfully for breast cancer 2 years ago, but she is now having 2 more lumps investigated. Her cooker breaking down adds to her stress as the boys have huge appetites and the youngest, who has Aspergers, also has special food needs. She is so embarrassed to ask for help; her usual first choice for help would have been her mum, who passed away 2 years ago.
D is a young lady with such hopes and dreams for the future! Unfortunately due to a bad relationship some years previous she has some debt. She has tried hard to repay it over the last year with help from Christians Against Poverty but it is a slow slog. An opportunity to relocate has presented itself which will be great for D. As it stands it is only her debt that is holding her back. She is eligible for a Debt Relief Order and this would enable her to start afresh. Please help if you can.
Christians Against Poverty have been working very hard with AS, as he is a vulnerable person with mental health issues. He is a committed member of The Sheppey Gospel Plant and was recently baptised. He is doing his utmost to become debt free- he lives in a social housing flat, lives on a tight budget which he is handling well and he is making good decisions to better his new life. He has been advised to apply for a Debt Relief Order, but he needs help to pay the fee for this.
A double (tandem) buggy needed for a newborn and sibling of 19 months. We have tried to locate a buggy of this type through churches without success. The new baby arrived on the 27th August, and the situation has now become urgent. New buggies of this type are too expensive, and a second hand one may be more expensive than the £120 we are requesting, but as a church we will raise the additional funds required.
S is recently divorced and suffers with anxiety and depression. Her physical health is suffering and she is struggling to make ends meet financially. She would be very grateful for help towards a light weight vacuum cleaner as she is no longer able to lift anything heavy because of her back.
"As a mum of 3 children I depend on benefits to pay for rent/bills and struggle each month to make ends meet. My washing machine has broken and I am unable to wash our clothes and this is adding to the constant stress I feel under. I am trying to return to education so that I can gain qualifications that will help me into employment. If I could get help with £120 in my act application for a replacement washing machine this will be a great relief and one less thing to worry about."
"I have suffered with Anxiety and Depression since the death of my parents and I do not leave my home due to becoming anxious. I also have to rely on benefits and have no spare money to help with decorating my home and repairing things that are broken. With support from my Better Life worker I am trying to improve my health and improve my living conditions so this will have a positive impact on my mental well being. If successful in my application for £120 this will be a massive help to buy the things I need to decorate."
N is a 53 year old lady who earlier this year suffered a very serious house fire. Consequently all her belongings were lost. She is finally now able to move in to her new accommodation. This lady has suffered a lot of mental pressure and with the support of the foodbank and her family is finally getting back on her feet. Donors have already very kindly helped with the cost towards a cooker but she needs to cover delivery & fitting costs as well as something towards a fridge if possible.
"Due to relying on benefits due to my chronic ill health, including musco-skeletal problems, and having suffered the sudden bereavement of my partner I have now had to apply for Universal Credit. As a result of waiting 6 weeks for my benefit to be processed and paying additional bedroom tax I cannot afford to buy a replacement mattress as suggested by my consultant. If I am successful in my application for £120 this will enable me to get a mattress and help to relieve pain at night time."
This young lady has a 3 month old baby. She has recently separated from her boyfriend and is having to apply for Universal Credit for herself and the baby. She will have to wait for several weeks for it to come through. Please would you help her to buy food and pay bills while she is waiting? Thank you.
This family, with three school aged children and two preschool aged toddlers, have had their Employment Support Allowance stopped suddenly and they are waiting for a tribunal. The family need help to buy new school uniforms as they are growing fast and they can't afford to replace them at the moment.
The lady has been in and out of homelessness for the last 10years and has been a victim of significant exploitation. She has gone from temporary accommodation to her first home and her phone is broken, this is the only way of contacting her grandfather who lives away. She is reliant on the internet and because she’s had a change in circumstance she now has to wait for her first payment. This woman is turning her life around and is now volunteering in church and with the homeless community
This 48 year old asylum seeking woman, with a degree in midwifery, has been volunteering with British Red Cross as a translator, helping others to learn English and supporting family reunion. She would really benefit from having a laptop for this role, as well as for further learning and connecting to others. Please consider helping her to improve her skills and have what she needs to settle well in Leeds.
NI is a mother of five children and she is an asylum seeker. She needs a washing machine, among other things, but she cannot afford to buy one currently. We have gifted her with other furniture and basics, but she would be very grateful for your help to purchase a washing machine.
The request amount is for a fridge freezer, as the applicant has just moved into a new property and is in need of a lot of household items, but her priority is a fridge freezer. If any help can be given for this she would be very grateful.
L has very recently moved, and has no furniture or any electrical items. She has two children and currently has no means of doing any washing. She is living on very low benefits and her money all goes on her rent. Any help towards purchasing a washing machine for this family would be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks.
B's partner lost her dad last year and in the midst of the grief, and both having severe depression, things stopped getting paid. B has worked hard to pay their rent arrears but is now struggling to manage to get back on top of things. We have needed to do a Debt Relief Order for her for several months but she hasn't been able to manage to raise more than £20 of the fee.She is getting desperate now, not sleeping and desperately needs her debt sorting so they can begin to live normally again. Can you help?
D is a single mother of four children, they are living on a low income and her cooker has broken. She has tried to put money aside to buy this herself but is struggling and it is having a very negative effect on the family and their ability to eat well.
S is a single guy who has £6,000 worth of debt but no way of paying this off without going for a DRO. He is unemployed and lives in a rural village which makes it harder to get to the local foodbank and access services. Please help with the £90 he needs to go through a DRO and get his debts cleared
A has been living in council accommodation but is due to move to a housing association property with no carpets or white goods. She has had virtually no income for about 3 years and has only recently been entitled to benefits. Her new house has concrete floors and no carpets, She will appreciate any help towards the cost of carpets. Many thanks.
Please would you consider donating towards the cost of bunk beds for a single parent who is struggling in debt. Unfortunately the bunk bed that the two children share has been destroyed by the disabled 7 year old son who struggles with a number of issues.
D has had a very unstable life caused by family breakdown. He has struggled with drugs and anxiety and been in prison a few times and not had stable accommodation for some years. He is engaging with an employability course run by a Christian charity and has completed a construction course. However, he was unable to obtain a site safety card due to having no ID. He can start employment once he can get ID and gets the card. This will help him move forward in his life into work for the first time.
J has recently found her own property due to a relationship breakdown with her parents. She has a part time job and is on Universal Credit. She has managed to save up for the upfront bond payment however is struggling to pay a £65 holding fee. She has been sofa surfing between family and friends and she needs to move into her property as soon as possible. Please help this young lady to pay the holding fee so she can move in at the earliest convenience.
A recently split with his partner and is currently sofa surfing. Due to previously having a joint claim, he has had to make a new claim for Universal Credit which can take up to 4 weeks for his first payment. He is looking for work. He has secured a house of his own but cannot move until his claim is active. He has access to his young son at weekends. Please help this gentleman with a small amount for daily living costs until he receives his first payment from Universal Credit.