This single mum has been the victim of horrific domestic and has been relocated into the local area. She has secured a property but this is unfurnished and she has no carpets, curtains or cooker. Your assistance to help her turn this property into a safe haven for herself and her children would be greatly appreciated.
Applicant has difficulty as her DLA has stopped and she has been turned down for the replacement PIP. She has spoken with her named CPN and the Welfare Support Office at the Housing Association. It will take several weeks to sort out; meantime she is £80 in arrears with rent and has £20 utility arrears also. She has a small job cleaning at the local Catholic Church; she would like other work, this is difficult due to mental illness including schizophrenia, depression, panic attacks/anxiety.
E is a tenant of a Christian supported housing charity. Having passed through our programme it is now time for him to move into independent accommodation. However, E is on a low income, and cannot afford the bond/rent in advance etc needed to secure his own private tenancy.
E is a tenant of a Christian supported housing charity. Having passed through our programme it is now time for him to move into independent accommodation. However, E is on a low income, and cannot afford the bond/rent in advance etc needed to secure his own private tenancy.
Steve is an older gentleman in supported accommodation and poor mobility. He is seeking support for short term living costs. Steve is currently undergoing a mandatory reconsideration for his ESA and finds himself on the most basic level of benefits. He is struggling to make ends meet and pay his utility charges in his accommodation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A has two children aged 1 & 3. Her partner has left her without letting her know where he is or any financial support. She is using all her money to make sure the rent is paid as she lives in fear of getting evicted with the two little ones. As a result she has no money for the upcoming autumn/winter months to add to the gas or electricity meters and will have no heating or hot water. Being able to put money on the meters will take a huge pressure off her and give her time to sort her finances.
L is a single mum with 2 school aged children. Her dryer has just broken and is irreparable. She is currently working with Christians Against Poverty sorting out her debt situation so does not have the funds to pay for a new dryer and does not wish to go into further debt to get one. She would be really grateful if you could help towards the cost of a second hand dryer.
L is a single mum with 2 children. She is working with Christians Against Poverty in sorting out her debt and is on a low income so unable to buy new white goods. She is having a bad week as her dryer and fridge freezer have both stopped working and are irreparable. She would be extremely grateful if you could help with the costs of her buying a second hand fridge freezer.
S is a single mother recovering from an operation, is a non-driver and is unable to walk her child to school. She works one day a week currently due to health issues and cannot afford the bus fare to ensure her child attends school regularly. Her child has not always had good school attendance and this financial hardship could cause her attendance to deteriorate. Assistance to buy a bus pass will remove this anxiety.
We are seeking help for S who has suffered mental health issues for many years. He wishes to start working under the Supported Permitted Work as a Reiki practitioner but cannot possibly find the funds to purchase a chair which would permit him to set up a mobile practice. His support worker knows this "gift" will not only improve his self esteem and life chances but give him a real purpose in life. Thank you for any help you can offer.
After moving into new accommodation following a marital breakdown, a mum's promise to furnish and decorate her children's bedroom may now be broken. She has saved hard for this over the last 12 months but has now had to use the money saved to purchase a new fridge-freezer. Making ends meet is a constant struggle, and support from Acts 435 to help her fulfill her promise would really make a difference.
M's property was flooded in the Boxing Day floods a couple of years ago. Unfortunately her situation hasn't much improved and whilst she is slowly putting her house back in order she is still struggling. The autumn months are already making her home cold and she knows help with her staircase will make all the difference to her mental state and the warmth of the building. She works full time but on a low wage so doesn't have any spare money for "extras". Thank you so much.
A single mum with severe mental health challenges has been forced to move by an unscrupulous landlord who wishes to raise the rent. Along with her 13 year old son she has moved into a new flat but has no carpets. Her enviroment impacts her mental health significantly and her son's school attendance is then affected by his concern for his Mum. We are hoping to purchase a new carpet for the lady.
We are supporting a mum with 4 children. She is a historical drug user and has had mental health issues but is currently clean and stable. She really struggles to stay on top of the home and recently everything has got on top of her. We have volunteers who are helping her declutter and get all the washing clean. However so that she can stay on top of this herself in future she has asked us to help her get a tumble dryer. We have a volunteer who has contributed the rest of the money needed.
J is a recovering alcoholic. She has recently moved home and has access to her two young sons on a weekend, however they are unable to stay over as she is struggling financially and has not got the funds to purchase 2 mattresses for their bed bases. J is doing fantastic with her recovery and would love to be able to have her sons over to stay. Please help with the cost towards two mattresses enabling J to spend quality time with her children.
This single mother of a 1-year-old baby has a lot of debt but is now working to get her life back on track and pay off her debts. She has just moved into a rented flat but it needs equipping and furnishing. Her greatest need is for a washing machine. She was very nervous about asking for help (suffers with anxiety and depression) but was so happy to know we might be able to help. The money would top-up for a new one or we’d find a good second-hand one.
B is a 16 year old girl staying on in full time education, following a disagreement with her parents, relationships have broken down and B has been living with her older sister for the past 2 months who receives no help to support her, B is in need of a winter coat and school shoes, any help would be appreciated.
Ian is father of Jack 12. Jack’s mum died in March 2017, Jack has been living with step father, while Ian is trying to get accommodation for him & Jack within the Hastings area. Ian has been sofa surfing while trying to sort this out. Council want Ian to get work in Hastings before they would support. But Ian has been given support with deposit for home in Hastings. Jack doing well in local school. Need help to get fridge freezer for home. Can't apply for Universal Credit until he moves in.
MK is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He has been in prison and is under the supervision of the Probation Service. He is struggling to survive on benefits and has few clothes,
Single mum of 4 children with a baby due any day, needs support to pay a school absence fine for her son, which relates to a period of time when he was not in her care. She has challenged the fine but has been told she still has to pay it. She is on a very low-income and cannot afford it. Any help towards this would be hugely appreciated.
Single unemployed dad caring for Josh, his15 year old son who has autism. The neighbours on either side of this little family are related and cross backwards and forwards to each other across the garden. This has distressed Josh to such a degree he now refuses to go into the garden. Previously he had enjoyed using his trampoline. Dad and Josh are willing to fence the garden in such a way that the top half can still be used as a thoroughfare thus not alienating theese neighbours.
single mum of three children. On low income. not able to work as helping to care for her terminally ill father. Needs a bedroom carpet for the childrens room.
B. has been in a long suffering abusive relationship and moved back to London to escape the abuse. B. is not currently in receipt of benefits but in the process of applying. B. is expecting a baby and is being supported by a DV agency but has no baby clothing or essential baby items. A donation would help her greatly until she received s her benefits..
This young family lost everything in a house fire. They have just been given a new property after months of living in temporary accommodation. Your help to purchase a double bed would be much appreciated.
After losing everything in a house fire, this young family have just been rehoused. Your help to purchase beds for the children would be much appreciated.
This young family lost everything in a house fire. Your help to purchase bedding to make the children's bedrooms a safe and bright haven would be much appreciated.
This client was previously living in a hostel, but has recently been given a housing association property as he now has custody of his 3 sons after his ex wife was deemed unfit to look after the children. He is in receipt of Income Support and child related benefits, and cannot afford to purchase beds for his children so I am hoping that you can help.
Khalid is from Sudan and has had to flee. He has lived in the UK for 2 years, but the government has not accepted his claim for asylum. He is currently destitute and is attending English classes. As a charity we are helping him with housing and food, but he really needs a bike to get to see his friends and to get to his English classes. This money would buy a second hand bike, lights, helmet and lock. It would make a big difference to his well-being
J who has type 1 and 2 diabetes cooker recently completely stopped working. This means he can't cook properly, which is detrimental to his condition. He is currently on benefits and can't replace this himself.
A's sister has died and she would like to attend the funeral in Scotland. She is on benefits and has no car. A car can be made available but there is no money for fuel or accommodation. A is a Christian and works voluntarily for a local charity.
G is struggling financially and is a CAP client. His spectacles have no arms and he has not had his eyes tested for 5 years. He needs an eye test and new glasses. Please can we help with this.
'Jane' and her two young children had to move house quickly after abuse from neighbours, including damage to their home and intimidation in the school yard in front of the children. The summer holidays are always a difficult time with more meals to provide, so the move has come at a bad time financially. They really need a bit of extra help to afford carpets to make the new house feel like a home for them all and to help the children settle in after all the upheaval.
This 45 year old woman was working as a carer until 2011 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She is now in remission but has been left with depression and incontinence. While she was working she was managing to cover her debt repayments but now her debts have increased as she cannot afford to pay her creditors from her Employment & Support Allowance. Her debt adviser from the CAB recommends a DRO as her best option but she cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you can help.
Having been left with nothing applicant needs to start over. Applicant is still trying to sort out benefits.
This client is currently homeless and is "sofa surfing". She is claiming Job Seekers' Allowance but has now found employment. However, she does not receive her first wage until the end of October. Meanwhile she needs specialist factory boots, trousers, shirts and a jacket. The estimated cost is jacket £35, specialist boots £50, 2 pairs of trousers £ 30, 2 shirts £25. Friends would make up any cost in excess of £120. Any support would be very welcome.
This young woman lived in hostel accommodation for 8 months and has just been allocated an unfurnished council tenancy. She works part-time earning a low wage and in addition is in receipt of child related benefits. She is struggling to purchase larger items for her new home as her income barely covers her essential expenditure. She has no means of preparing a hot meal for her two young children, so I am hoping you can help.
This young man has recently moved into his own flat, is currently not working but has started to engage with local services available to him. This will really help him to get a strong start to independent living in the community.
A homeless man is without income and needs help with funding a passport renewal which will allow him to claim a benefit while job seeking. Employers will also need to see a current passport to confirm his nationality
T is a single mother with 2 children living on benefits due to ill health, who will be moving from a privately rented house to a council house in the next 2 days. The privately rented house came carpeted the council house does not, with winter coming carpets are a priority for T and her family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J lives in a high rise council flat & has been on benefits for years to due ill health. J has some links with her local church & helps to put together & give out fare share food bags once a week. J's fridge freezer is in urgent need of replacement & any help given would be very much appreciated.
A young single man is need of a fridge with a freezer compartment for a flat he has recently moved into. He is vulnerable and very isolated and is struggling to get the basic things he needs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This lady has had a number of health problems which have meant she can't work and has got into debt. She has tried to claim benefits but these have been delayed. As a result she penniless, is being fed by our Foodbank and is facing eviction. She is being supported in her claim by our specialist CAB Advisor but resolving the problems takes time. She is at her wits end and very down. Your help would provide her some hope.
K is homeless living in a tent. K has nowhere to live and struggling. K also has bad infections on her legs and arms caused by insect bites from living in the tent. These infected bites are not healing properly due to the damp living conditions. K has started saving money to put towards a deposit so that she can rent a caravan but is still short by £400. This caravan will keep K warm and safe.
C is homeless and living in a tent. C is getting some benefits for food but not a lot. C needs some money so that he can move into a caravan and out of his tent that he currently lives in beside a river. The current living conditions means that C's eczema has now spread over their whole body and isn't getting any better due to the damp. C has already started saving what little he can to try and better his living conditions but needs help to reach the full amount needed.
'Cathy' is receiving help to deal with Child Tax Payment overpayments. She has a 17 year old son who is awaiting assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. C suffers from COPD so, on occasions, cannot drive him to college- he is unable to make his way unsupervised so a taxi fund is being built up to pay for a taxi when required.
Isolated, single mum of three year old twins family home is in desperate need of redecoration. Specifically the carpet in the living room which is old, stained and smelly. Mum would really love some laminate flooring as it will be easier to keep clean. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated and will have a massive impact on the family's quality of life.
I was homeless and recently secured accommodation, I receive State Pension but cannot afford to purchase the requested item. I am in poor health, and had a heart attack, I have poor circulation in both legs, walking difficulties, and have broken my back on two seperate occassions and take Tramadol daily for pain management.
I was alcohol dependant, have gone through a detox, and not used any alcohol since the detox in May 17. I secured a local authority unfurnished flat and was recently awarded a washing machine from Glaspool. I would be eternally grateful for any assistance you may be able to provide to enable me to secure the requested item.
Ben is on sick pay and ESA and personal independent payment. Just moved from one flat to another, he now needs help with finance to equip his new flat to buy tv stand and beddings.
Victoria is a very helpful community volunteer, used to work but now looks after her sick mum. Now on ESA. She has had to move out of the house the family lives and needing help with transport now that she's moved far from her known neighbourhood where she has connections.
M has been homeless for a long time and while he was in hospital recently, he lost all his clothes.
Richard & Anja are clients of Christians Againsty Poverty and are now successfully in the 4th year of a 5 year debt repayment programme having got into difficulty when Richard's work as a self employed piano restorer struggled. Their daughter has a place at University and they have to find £350 up front costs for her accomodation. They have paid £150 but repairs to family car mean they can only manage £80 of the balance. Please can you help with the remaining £120 for this Christian family?
D is on a low income on sickness benefits for his disability. He cannot afford to buy a new microwave after his old one broke down. He does a lot of volunteer work for a local charity.
S is a 34 year old mum of 3 children. They were illegally evicted from their home by the Landlord and he also illegally removed all their belongings from the house so they were left with nothing at all. They lived in supported housing for several months and have now been allocated a council property which they moved into last week. They have NOTHING. They were found to be sleeping in dressing gowns on a tiled floor, eating sandwiches as no means to cook food. Can you please help?
T has been living in poverty for years. She has just started working with CAP to help with her debts. Her cupboards are empty and any money she has she spends on her dogs. It is time to start filling her fridge with fresh food. She says she can't remember having food and is thankful to the local CAP Job Club for a hot meal once a week. T would be so thankful for this food shop.
A is a single mum who has a 4 year old son, She has through her own hard work been accepted onto a social work course. She needs a laptop for her studies, and is trying to save up for one, but money is tight. Some help towards saving for one would be a real help to her, as she starts her course soon.
Florence is living with her 20 year old daughter (student) in rented accommodation and she claims Employment and Support Allowance as her sole income. Florence currently has custody of her two sons but is not claiming the relevant child benefits/tax credits for them as their father previously had custody and is still claiming those benefits pending a custody battle. Florence needs help to purchase a bus pass so she can continue attending a local charity which helps with alcohol addiction
James is in receipt of benefits while living in supported accommodation. He is struggling with anxiety and depression, and has come through other support services prior to our service. As part of his recovery, he is hoping to enroll with a charity providing a specialist mental health service which provides a four day sailing project specifically designed to help people deal with their mental health issues through participation in group counselling while on board.
This 32 year old man was briefly street homeless before finding a place in a hostel. He was addicted to alcohol and his life was chaotic, but he is now part of an abstinence programme and, with support, is doing very well. As a result of the very difficult circumstances he has encountered, he has lost clothing items and has very little for autumn and winter. On a low income he cannot afford to pay for anything other than the basics, and £100 for clothing would be a godsend to him
B is a single man - rent arrears are being deducted from JSA leaving him with little to live on. He is being supported through food bank and advice worker. This payment would remove a sizeable portion of debt.
Vernonica is originally from Zimbabwe however she is now living in the UK and has been granted indefinite leave to remain. Veronica is a single parent living with her two sons aged 6 and 8 and she has recently completed a business admin course at college and is claiming Job Seekers Allowance and is looking for work. Veronica needs help to purchase a British passport which she will primarily be using for identification purposes.
C is a mum on very low income, due to deductions to benefits for a [previous over payment of Child Tax Credits. Her three children (6, 11 & 12 years old) all need new school uniform and shoes. This money will help provide them.
H left her home due to domestic abuse, she has one child. Her car is her "lifeline" as she feels safe travelling by car. Sadly her insurance premium is due and she is struggling to pay it. This money will help her.
P is struggling financially - he lives alone and recieves JSA, he needs a new fridge as his old one is broken.
Our client is a mother of three young children, whose husband has just left her. She is in a very difficult financial situation as her application for Income Support is still being processed. Her tumble dryer has broken, which creates a big problem for her as she cannot dry all the family laundry in her flat, nor can she afford to take it to a launderette. We are therefore asking for a grant towards the cost of a replacement machine.
'S' and her young daughter have to move home at short notice, and need help with moving costs please. The local council do not offer financial help for moving and she is on a very low income. S has also recently been ill in hospital and is still very vulnerable. Please could you donate to help us hire a removal van? Thanks so much.
This 58 year old lady has moved from a homeless hostel to a council flat.She has no household goods and no means of purchasing them as she is dependent upon employment & support allowance. She suffers from depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & osteoarthritis causing her breathing and mobility problems. Hand washing her laundry is too much for her and she is unable to access the launderette due to her poor health. Your help with providing a washing machine would be most appreciated.
J has fled multiple incidents of domestic violence from her ex-partner requiring ongoing emotional and recovery support in fleeing the perpetrator. She is moving with her 1 year old daughter to an unfurnished but safe property in a secure location. J is determined to start a new life and have a fresh start in her new home. Having the necessary items to live comfortably will mean that J and her daughter can be settled and happy living free from the threat of domestic abuse making the home safe and comfortable for them.
G lives with her two young children. From being 18 G had never been out of employment. 6 months ago shes started a new job and last week the company made her become unemployed. G has her own home therefore she has a mortgage to pay and is struggling financially due to only being in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance. Please help this lady during a hard time whilst she is seeking employment and enable her to support herself and her children.
J has lived on her own for years and recently her adult son has had to move back into the property due to unforeseen circumstances. J was in receipt of full Local Authority Housing Benefit however since her son has moved in, this has been stopped and she is waiting for a new calculation. Her rent is due at the end of the month and as she is only in receipt of Pension Credit she is struggling to pay this month. Please help this lady with a one off payment towards her rent.
Julie suffers from ME/Chronic fatigue. She has to be very careful to control her activity as just one event can result in bed rest for several days. She relies greatly on her car to get her about and expend the minimum of energy especially as she tries to support her elderly mother who still lives independently but has dementia. Her car recently needed some repairs which cost more than expected. Julie is on a low income and a donation from Acts 435 would be extremely helpful. Thank you.
Shaun has recently had to have some dental work. He is employed but the hours are variable and so his income also varies. He has struggled to pay the dentist's bill and, because a fine has been added due to late payment, it now totals 156 pounds. He has other debts for rent, water and council tax. A donation from Acts 435 would be very helpful. Thank you.
This couple have been clean from drug abuse for quite a while now and he works as a volunteer substance abuse counsellor at Turning Point to help others. They now have their teenage daughter back at home and have been moved from a one bedroom flat into a council house. They have decorated but need help with carpeting some of the rooms.
Janet is about to be evicted because her landlord wants to sell the flat. She is struggling on a low income and has accrued debts including rent arrears, gas and electric. She also has heart problems which are not helped by the stress of debts and losing her flat. Please would you help her with an Acts 435 donation. Thank you.
Anna is a single mum of 4 girls. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and they have recommended a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. It would take Anna a long time to save the necessary fee, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Fred is 22 and is in assisted living accommodation. He has just returned to do his second year at college studying practical horticulture. He survives on a very small income and cannot afford heating. He really needs a warm, thick duvet on his bed to ensure he gets a good nights sleep so he is ready to study the next day.
Chloe is a single mum to two children of her own plus she has custody of another family members son. She is really struggling financially and the Foodbank has been assisting her and her family. She started a new job at the start of the new school year (September) but just one week into the job her car broke down and is off the road. She really needs to get her car back on the road asap before she loses her job, which she really needs and likes
Client has several debts and is unable to work due to serious health issues which affect mobility and leave client in constant severe pain.
The client came to us after being referred by a local resident. He has been homeless for a year, rough sleeping and occasionally sofa surfin. We where able to offer him a room in our supported accomodation but he needs further support. He had a head injury a year ago and now has brain damage which effects his day to day life, he has also been refused leave to remain in the UK even though he has children here. We are now appealing this. The funding would really help with his living costs.
The client who came to us after living in a hostel has been with us for a while now living in our supported accomodation. In the time she has came to us she has moved forward so much learning life skills, how to budget and is now enrolled in education doing and NVQ. The funds are needed to pay for much needed work clothes to help with her NVQ as well as photographic I.D. which is neccesary to properly enroll onto the course.
The client who has been volunteering with us for a while and who we where able to find accomodation and furniture for is in desoerate need of help with debt, he is in the process of paying off the rest of his bills and this urgent bill will be his last. The funding will help relieve pressure and enable him to properly budget.
D, a single mother with two teenage sons, both with learning difficulties, was made homeless because of rent arrears and offered temporary accommodation, but will have to move again soon. Her benefits are in confusion as her younger son refused to go to school so his benefits were stopped. Although he has now gone back to school, D has benefit arrears owing her so she is struggling with the cost of the move and other expenses. Her current benefits barely cover the familly's food and heating.
Mrs K needs help. She works but her husband is now unemployed. They can't claim benefits because she works too too many hours. Her wage can't cover everything though. They are behind with their rent & now to make things worse the cooker is unsafe to use. Mr K is applying for jobs but things are getting on top of them. Can you donate anything towards a cooker please? Any help would be gratefully recieved - please help take some pressure off this couple whilst they try sort themselves. Thank you.
This young couple whose third baby is due in a few days time need a wardrobe. Dad is working but on a low income and they are just managing but with nothing to spare.
Recently employed client seeking travel costs as no money has come in yet and he is struggling to make it to work and move back in to a stable lifestyle.