We are supporting a mum with 9 children, 7 of whom are under 16 years. Mum is really struggling with their behaviour and to stay on top of the house. She needs to lay some flooring in the living room. We have got a quote for £210.00 to buy the carpet and get it fitted. We have been able to raise £110 from volunteers and need the last £100. This will make such a huge difference to mum, both practically and to know that people care enough to support her in this way.
Toby and his partner Jill have been struggling with their old electric cooker for years, and now it has broken down altogether. They've been living on fish and chips and sandwiches for a while, rather than asking for help for a new cooker. There is no prospect of them having any spare cash to buy one themselves, and Citizens Advice believe that they can source a new cooker with help from Acts 435 combined with another charity. A kind donation will enable Toby and Jill to eat healthily again.
A lovely family who have been working with Christians Against Poverty has been offered a free holiday. They do not have a car and the only way of getting to this break is by train. They would be extremely grateful if you could help towards the cost of transport. In anticipation, thanks so much for your help. God bless.
Simon went debt free with the help of Christians Against Poverty last year and is still on a tight budget, he does not want to go back into debt. Tragically, his 29 year old son was found dead in his bed a few days ago. He needs to find £1,000 for funeral costs and a contribution towards this would be a great help at this difficult time.
Peter is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear his debts. He has severe COPD & is unable to walk very far. His washing machine has broken & he is having to ask neighbours if they will do his washing for him. This is obviously a difficult arrangement & he would be so grateful if the money could be raised to buy him a secondhand washing machine. Thank you
A is receiving Employment Support Allowance and the lowest level of Personal Independence Payment due to rheumatoid arthritis. He is finding it hard to manage and is using the Foodbank. He really needs a warm coat, jumper, socks, pants and waterproof trainers.His arthritis flares up if he gets cold. Please can you help him.
R has a wife with multiple health issues and a young child. They only receive Employment Support Allowance and find it hard to make ends meet. They are working with Christians Against Poverty to manage their debts.Their washing machine is too old to repair. Can you please help them get another one.
This is a fresh start for this man, who has been in and out of prison, a marriage breakdown and a period of being homeless. He is desperate to make a go of things in a new flat, as he has a 2-year old son living close by, and he wants to be a better father. Moving into a new flat on your own is never easy, particularly when you have nothing. A local church and charity are helping to do what they can to support him, provide household items, but he needs a cooker if his son is going to visit.
T was kicked out of his family home in June and is now living independently. He is getting support from a family worker but following unemployment and delays in benefit payment he desperately needs help with food and heating costs. T is only young and he has passion and determination to find work as quickly as possible. Help with food and heating will mean he can focus on getting work and out of the situation he is in. Thank you.
This 37 year old lady is a single mum to a 9 year old son. She was forced to move house when the landlord sold her privately rented home without giving her any prior warning. She became homeless and had to move to a hostel until the council could offer her a suitable home. Her new flat is unfurnished and she has struggled to buy essential items as she receives a low wage for her part time work. She is still needs a washing machine and your contribution towards this would be most appreciated.
B is a leaving care child and following some bad relationships and depression he has got into debt. B is getting better and came to us for help with his finances. It became evident that he had very little money to pay for food and heating and would go without for weeks at a time. B has many skills and support from a local charity and is hoping to get back to work very soon. Help with money for food and heating would mean he could function and give 100% to finding a job.
This 55 year old man had to be moved from his last property because he was being financially exploited. He is now in supported housing, which is much safer. He is alcohol dependent but has just been through detox and is trying to get his life back on course. He also suffers from depression. His previous property was fully furnished, so he needs some basic items and a local charity has supplied him with a fridge. He would be grateful for help with a microwave and $60 would cover this.
RG has had a family breakdown with his mam and been forced to move from the family home. RG suffers with Autism and this has been a really hard transition for him. RG does have family who live 2 hour drive away; we are requesting this money so we can arrange for a removal company to bring furniture to his current address from his family that live out the county.
SA has had a horrible upbringing and was removed from the family home and fell into the wrong crowd and faced with homelessness. SA then felt the need to move in with her partner where she had to deal with DV. We have moved SA out of the property however her ex has left her in a lot of debt. We need a DRO for SA to start her new and happy life.
BF became homeless at the age of 18 due to a family breakdown, BF is now housed with Moving On Durham. Unfortunately because BF did not declare herself as homeless to housing solutions so welfare assistance are refusing her a grant. This is a new rule that Moving On Durham were not informed about. Moving On Durham has supplied BF with a mattress and as many donations we possible could. BF is requesting this money from ACTS so she can buy curtains, a small chair for the
This lady is being chased for a bill that is not hers and for which she is seeking help from her MP and ombudsmen. In the meantime, her low income, combined with some unexpected bills + benefit delays, means she needs help to get through the next 2 weeks until her payments come through. The court case and other issues are causing great distress as it's for something for which she wasn’t responsible. Topping up her electricity will help her with heating and cooking.
K is a single mum with 2 year old twins. She is a CAP client and when we visited her she told us she had lost her keys and she was having to climb in and out of the window to get into her property as she had lost her keys and she did not have sufficient money to pay for a locksmith to change the lock. As she is a single mum with 2 year old twin boys this was extremely difficult for her. We sorted out the locksmith immediately but would be grateful if you could help with the cost of this.
C lives with a disability -she has severe arthritis and fybromyalgia, and is currently appealing against the decision to stop her disability payment, which is causing her lots of stress. Her oven door is now broken, and its not worthwhile spending out on a repair as the oven is quite old so she's now looking out for a good second hand one. Any help would be greatly appreciated by C. Thank you!
young couple with a new baby are unable to afford a new cooker and theirs has only one ring working on the hob and the oven is not working either. Dad is working but is on a zero hours contract and doesn't always get full time hours.
This family on low income have been working with Social Services since September following a serious infestation of their property. Every item in the house had to be disposed of so they are now starting from scratch to furnish their home. Some essential items have been provided by agencies but Mum and Dad are without a bed and sleeping on the floor. Please can you help them in this fresh start and provide them with a double bed so they can have a good night's sleep.
This young man has Asperger's Syndrome and has left an abusive relationship. As he is now on his own, his benefits have been cut and he is struggling to pay rent, and outstanding bills and debt. He has been living off Foodbank and needs to stock up his kitchen cupboard with fresh fruit and food. He is anxious to get everything back in order as he cannot cope well with change and is trying so hard day by day. He has frequent visits to his surgery which involves travel expenses.
B has been paying a high amount for her council pack, & by replacing it with goods from a local recycling shop she can save £24 a month. She has 4 children & this money will be better spent on other needs. She is working with us to address her income and outgoings and would be grateful for help in buying 3 chest of drawers, a table and chairs and 2 wardrobes. She has been clearing her debts and working towards managing her finances so the family aren't reliant on credit. Thank you for any help.
I is a very vulnerable recovered addict. He cannot work due to Epilepsy and Emphysema. He is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance. He has been given a council bungalow but is finding it very hard to manage on ESA. I have referred him to Christians Against Poverty for help. He is very frightened of being made homeless and having to return to the streets among addicts, Can you please help him with essential bills whilst we try and help him manage his low income.
you homeless man in need of help with a deposit to move from nite shelter into a shared house with his own room
A is a single mum who's expecting her baby in December. She is struggling to pay for food and heating because of delays in universal credit. The anxiety is causing her to be unwell - please could you help this vulnerable lady
A is a single mum who's expecting her baby in December. She doesn't have any family near by and is struggling on her own. Also because of delays in universal credit payments she is struggling to pay for the simplest of things and would love to buy some basic baby clothes, bedding and nappies but cannot afford this "luxury" and is worried she won't be able to do so until the baby is born. Please help this mum to be. Thank you.
G has been working well with budgeting, and is very grateful for the washing machine we have been able to order for her but just needs some extra money to pay for the delivery and fitting.
KP is a single parent, on a low income. Her washing machine broke down. She cannot afford to repair or replace it. She spends a lot of time volunteering, for which she has a uniform and her son is of school age and needs to wear uniform too. She is struggling to manage having to wash everything in the sink. She has no family support and cannot afford weekly visits to launderette. Any help towards a new washing machine so she can avoid buying one on credit would be greatly appreciated!
Paul faces eviction, as he's unable to pay his rent arrears. His physical and mental ill health have been difficult to manage, and he has therefore been unable to hold down jobs for very long. His girlfriend has her own disability problems and can't support Paul as much as she would like. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only way for Paul to get his finances in order and avoid eviction. He would be very grateful for help with the fee.
MM has had a family breakdown with his Mum and has been forced to move from the family home. MM suffers with Autism and this has been a really hard transition for him. MM does have family who live a 2 hour drive away; we are requesting this money so we can arrange for a removal company to bring furniture to his current address from his family that live out the county.
EV has been with Moving On for a year and moved on in to her own private rented property with our support, however, her housing benefit claim was rejected. It has taken two months to appeal this, therefor she has to pay back 2 months worth of rent which totals to £800. We are requesting help to put towards these rent arrears to prevent her and her son being evicted.
SA became homeless at the age of 18 due to a family breakdown, SA is now housed with Moving On Durham. Unfortunately, because SA did not declare herself as homeless to housing solutions, welfare assistance are refusing her a grant. This is a new rule that we were not informed about. Moving On Durham has supplied SA with a mattress and as many donations we possible could. SA is requesting this money from ACTS so she can buy curtain and a small chair for the living room.
Through having to retire early due to ill health, L totally relies on her Pension, currently the bills are piling up and have exceeded her income. Having vet, car repairs and now dental work. This essential and will help prevent further cardiac problems which she has had for the last 5 years
This 36 year old lady was living with her mother until being forced to leave when she had a baby. She had been employed as a care assistant in a nursing home so had no savings and was only in receipt of a small maternity allowance. She went to live at a hostel for homeless mothers and children and has now been offered a council flat. She has no money to furnish her home so the Salvation Army have been helping he. She still needs a fridge freezer and your donations would be most appreciated.
Mum and her three children were re-located to Walsall from London due to domestic abuse. She suffers with low mood, and her property has unresolved issues. We have been able to provide a volunteer to offer emotional support, and some goods which have made their house more homely. She now needs a washing machine. She had one sourced by her land lord's agent but this caught fire and she has been told there is nothing they can do to replace it.
N is working with Transformation CPR Debt Advice Centre to begin to take control of her debt issues which began when her ex-husband racked up debt in her name. She had a breakdown and tried to kill herself. Six months later she took out a loan of £5000 with Omigo Loans which has now increased to £7091, and with her daughter as named guarantor, this is very stressful. N works part-time as a heart condition prevents her doing more hours, and she simply cannot manage. Can you help please?
KF is a Christians Against poverty Debt Centre client. She has a very low inocme and she cant clear the debts that she has. She therefore needsa Debt Relief Order but does not have the money for the fee.
C a young single mum with a 3 year old daughter needs help to clear a debt while she waits for benefits to come through.
An unemployed man of no fixed address is applying for work in a hospital and needs to pay for a DBS check (safeguarding vulnerable adults) to gain a full time and permanent position as a cleaner. The employment will help him earn and income to secure accommodation in the near future. At present he has no savings and i not in a position to afford the fee from the benefit claim he has made.
A church winter night shelter guest is seeking employment and accommodation and he needs to have a current an valid passport to prove his nationality and status to secure both to help with move on from the shelter He has no savings nor can afford to make payment from his current benefit claim
D is a 68 year old lady, who arrived in Chipping Norton homeless. As she was waiting for her paperwork she had no recourse to public funds. Wonderfully, as a church, people have taken her in & given her board & lodgings for 6 months - truly sharing the love of Jesus, who she now recognises as her Lord! This week she has been housed, & tomorrow we help her move. £120 will help D to buy curtain poles, paint & rugs (otherwise the floor is concrete) to start to make her new home. Thanks
A has had to fight for the custody of 2 of her children, which she won. During the 7 months of not being their primary carer, she had much of her benefits removed as well as having to pay bedroom tax. As the Court Case dragged on she went further into debt, unable to meet rent & bill payments, so is now in considerable arrears. We are working with Christians Against Poverty to help her with these, but £120 help her to start paying for her gas & electric whilst she waits for the benefits office to reassess her.
M is caring for a mother & baby that Social Services have placed with her. She feels that the mother has issues with parenting & relationships & needs to develop a sense of confidence in herself to keep herself from risky relationships, & exposing her baby to potentially dangerous situations. She'd like to arrange for the mother to have some counselling sessions helping with these issues & enabling her to take the next steps in caring for her baby. Social services don't cover this cost.
J moved back to England from America with her young daughter in October 2017. She has been informed that as she has been out of the country for more than 2 years she is not entitled to any benefits and as a result she has no funds to support her daughter and herself. She is working with the local MP to see what help is available, but at present she is in crisis and would be grateful for any help she can get. J requires funds for food, clothing and to help cover any other day to day costs.
NT came to Moving On Durham 2 months ago and has been under the care of social services all his life. NT got a grant from social services for a bed and couch. However NT needs a hoover and curtins and only recived 59pound per week.
L suffers from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He was working regularly until 5 years ago when, as a result of a serious road accident, he was forced to give up work. Debts started to mount and he became homeless. He now has a starter tenancy and hopes to make a fresh start by clearing his debts. He asks for £90 for a Debt Relief Order.
George recently attended Citizens Advice regarding his debts and after much discussion we determined that a Debt Relief Order would be the best course of action to resolve his issues and give him a fresh start. Andrew is currently claiming state benefits from which deduction are being made and finds himself in need of assistance with the DRO fee.
Daisy recently attended Citizens Advice regarding his debts and after much discussion we determined that a Debt Relief Order would be the best course of action to resolve her issues and give her a fresh start. Daisy currently has a joint ESA claim with her husband that is subject to multiple deductions. As such she requires assistance with the DRO fee.
S has been in a abusive relationship and she has had to divorce her husband for the safety of her young children. The father and grandfather have been abusive towards her children. The money from ACTS 435 will pay towards the cost of her divorce.
P is in his 30's and a single parent of 2 children of 11 and 7 years old, he has been unemployed for a long time and consequently struggling to replace any white goods or large items in the home. P is in debt but has decided to seek help in dealing with this. Getting P a second hand washer would help him practically & be an encouragement in knowing there is help to be had and a way to sort out the difficulties in his life. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This 39 year old lady is a single mother who has worked as midwife for the past 7 years. She is currently on sick leave due to the stress of a marriage break down and not being able to maintain her debt repayments. Her son suffers from ADHD and she finds him difficult to cope with alone. She has sought professional money advice and a DRO has been recommended as it would free her from debt worry and aid her return to work. She cannot afford the fee required so your help would be most appreciated.
M is a pregnant mum suffering from SPD (Symphysis pubis dysfunction) and is currently changing over to the Universal Credits system; she has been receiving Job Seeker's but can no longer work due to SPD. M has been managing well making ends meet but due to the 6 week waiting time for UC payment, she has no money left for Gas (cooking) & Electric (heating). M has a 5 year old boy also and would very much appreciate this money to keep her family warm and fed. Thank you.
Lisa is a single mum of a 4 year old and 12 year old. She recently split up her partner so lost childcare for her son. She had to give up work as she could not afford to pay for extra childcare. She is waiting for benefits to come through. Debts are building up and she is very anxious. A donation from Acts 435 would help her greatly. Thank you.
Shelley is a single mum who is struggling to hold down a job and bring up her girls. Her eldest daughter is due to go into hospital soon. She desperately needs some new clothes to help her to feel more grown up. Please would you help Shelley to buy some clothes for her daughter and cope better. Thank you
Emma has recently escaped from domestic violence. She needs support especially for school uniforms and shoes for her 2 children. Their school requires them to have specific blazers. Please would you help Emma to buy these items and make a fresh start for her family. Thank you
The client came to use our Foodbank and explained how they had been homeless for quite some time. THey have now got their own place but unfortunately don't jhave any clothes. This funding with enable them to go to some charity shops and local stores to buy a new wardrobe.
The church planters who worked for the church had been travelling around the world and have now came back to Liverpool. They have found themselves in desperate need of support to pay off some debts that had accrued while they are away. This funding would help pay off the main bulk of the debt.
The client came to use the foodbank and while here chatted about how they where struggling to oay off their bills. This funding would help completely pay off the debt accumulated from the gas and electric bills.
The client who has been struggling with debt for a while is in need of financial support. His mother is coming to live with him, and he has decided to become her full time carer but needs initial help to pay off his debt.
The client who came to use the foodbank mentioned how she was currently inaundated with debt. Each month her expenditure was just £10 short of the income meaning after she had paid all her debt she had nothing for food. This funding would help pay off one debt completely which would then allow her to go forward with less debt enabling her to start paying everything off properly.
The client came to us in desperate need of support when her kitchen flooded and ruined the carpets in her living room and dining area. They had to be removed and now the floor underneath is clearly stained and needs covering asap. The children are upset and embarrased to bring any friends around. THis funding would help pay the remainder of the balance to ensure the carpet is bought asap.
The client who was referred to us by the national career service is in need of support to help pay professional fees related to her role. The client is currently looking for a job in her specific feild, she achieved a PHD, but since then has found it very hard to find a job and has had to use foodbank having absolutely no support at all. This funding would enable her to register to the relevant bodies allowing her to then apply for jobs she is likely to get.
V is a young, single mum who has just moved into new accommodation with her baby. She currently has no cooker and would be very grateful to receive one.
V is a young single mum who has recently moved into new accommodation with her baby. She hopes to get a new cooker but needs help to pay for its delivery and installation.
young woman with a medical condition in need of a cooker to help her as she is now in her own accommodation from social housing instead of private rent
Vicky lost her baby boy on 6/12/2016 and a part of her grievance she wants to make a headstone in remembrance of him. The money will help to pay for it.
'Luke' and his partner are struggling to heat their home and water. 'Luke' has recently been ill with suspected viral encephalitis (seizures) and is not fully discharged from hospital and is unable to work; and his partner has a long term sickness. They are behind with their rent and electricity. Citizens Advice are helping them manage their income and have been providing food vouchers. Any donations to help this couple with be very much appreciated. Thank you.
'Liz' is 34 years old and unemployed as she is a single mother of 2, and has come to Citizens Advice for money advice and management. 'Liz' has severe memory loss issues and suffers with OCD, anxiety and depression. 'Liz' has a support worker, but is trying to manage on her own. Any donations towards a Debt Relief Order will help 'Liz' as she has a large amount of debts to pay. Thank you.
S has three children. She is struggling to pay bills, debts and make christmas special this year. It would be lovely to take her christmas shopping and help her to choose presents for her children. She is being supported with her parenting at the moment and suffers with poor mental health. Your gift could make a real difference.
V is unemployed with a bad back. She would like to learn to drive as this would increase her chances of finding work. It would be great to get her started!
S has a garden which is out of hand. She is working with CAP for her debts, but the council are asking her to clear all the rubbish from her garden. She is struggling with poor mental health and this seems an enormous task. It would really help if S could pay the council to remove the rubbish from her garden.
P has had his benefits stopped and is in the process of appealing. He is being supported by our food bank. He has no cooker and cannot afford even the basics at present. Any support at all would be greatly appreciated.
B is on universal credit and has a very low income from a part-time job which pays the minimum wage. As a result he is struggling with day to day living. He has to pay rent even though he does not earn enough to pay tax. He is working hard at our job club as he wants a full time job. He does not have the money for a freezer and any help would be appreciated.
A is on a very low income. She has 4 children - boys aged 10 and 6 and girls aged 12 and 6. Money is very tight and there is nothing spare for Christmas gifts for the children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I is a refugee who has recently acquired her own accommodation. She has no white goods at all and is relying on charities to furnish her home. The only money she has is her child benefit and income support. Any help to buy a cooker would be very much appreciated.
E has 2 small children, struggling with spiraling debts, we have arranged a debt relief order, E's dryer broke down recently , her 1 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with bronchiolitis. Any help to replace the dryer to ensure the air in the house is kept dry healthy throughout the winter would be much appreciated.
C currently seeing Noah's Ark for help with a Debt Relief Order, she has 3 dependents who are all growing out of their clothes she is struggling to replace them and her young son aged 11 is in need of a new pair of football boots Any help would be appreciated.
The applicant 'went off the rails' and accumulated debts for a period. He has since become a Christian and is now trying to sort out his life and deal with the debts. Citizens Advice Bureau have advised him to apply for a Debt Relief Order which will enable him to move on but in order to do this he needs the £90 fee and would appreciate help with this.
J has recently left prison. He is determined to turn his life round and has good friends for support.He is not receiving benefits . He has a job fitting septic tanks but cannot get to isolated homes without his van. He has no funds to pay for the MOT. Please help him be independant and succeed in his new start
J has recently left prison. He has a little work. He has been given a council flat but has not been able to get housing benefit yet. He is going into rent arrears and is afraid he will be evicted. He has a good friendship support system and is determined to turn his life round. Please will you help him keep his home.
C is working with Christians Against Poverty, but when she moved into her house at the start of the year, she was not aware that her energy supplier had been changed by the housing association. Also, the housing association did not let them know she had moved in. Since then her health has taken a dramatic decline, each day is a struggle to breathe and move. The stress from the outstanding electricity debt is causing her health to deteriorate quicker.
C suffers from severe anxiety, depression and is isolated by her health. Her debts have made her symptoms escalate and now she does not leave the house in case people look at her and know she has debts. She is working with us at Christians Against Poverty and helping to clear her debts with giving her back her freedom, and her home will stop being a prison for her. She is looking forward to taking her grandchildren to the park someday.
D suffered a complete breakdown 2 years ago, and subsequently went on a long spell of depression and suicidal thoughts. Each day is a struggle to keep on top of general life, and he struggles to even keep on top of his flat. His debts have built up and he gets anxiety and panic attacks each day when letter come through the post. He is working with us at Christian Against Poverty, and with his debts being controlled, he is starting to see there is a way forward for him.
'I have been living in supported accommodation for a couple of years and have now managed to find my own flat. I am on benefits and through saving i have managed to pay the deposit and first months rent up front. I am however struggling to get the full amount needed for the admin fees of the estate agents i am renting it from. I am asking for any help you can give me towards this last step in securing the flat. Thank you' - Mr T
This woman is deaf and has just moved into an unfurnished council tenancy following a relationship breakdown and a few months of living in a hostel. She has few personal possessions and is struggling to purchase household items and appliances from her benefit income. She needs a fridge freezer as she is only able to shop once a week, so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
To buy new carpet or lino to replace temporary old carpet to make new flat, which client moved into in August from temporary living in St Petrocs (which provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall), safe for 3 year old son's visits.
N has recently been signed off work due to a torn retina. He lives with his wife and two children and is struggling financially due to the reduction in income. He is expected to be out of work until January 2018 due to this problem. As the household income has lowered, the family are finding it difficult to pay bills and purchase food. Please help this family with living expenses to support until their circumstances and N's health improves.
This client was referred to us by a hostel manager for help with a cooker. He was made homeless when his grandparents passed away and was in a hostel who helped him find a property, which he moved into 2 months ago. He was given a budgeting loan which he used to buy some essential items, but he still needs a cooker. He does not have any family members to help and he is trying to look for work, but is currently in receipt of JSA and is struggling with his situation, so would appreciate any help.
Alan is currently unemployed having lost his job at locasl hospiutal and is wwaiting the 6 weeks to receive his first universal credit payment. Seeking further employment but not much around at present. Lives with his disabled daughter. Has own home and had to call in plumber to repair water leak in toilet. Has been billed £70 but no funds to pay this due to current financial situation. Trying to satay out of debt but very difficult.
Recently widowed mum of 2 boys aged 1 & 2, suffering from Bi-polar and consumed with grief following husbands sudden death. Struggling financially due to recent bereavement expenses and benefit delays. There is no local laundrette and mum is finding wet washing too much to deal with at the moment. A drier would be a small step in helping to take some of the burden from her.
Louise & her partner have been homeless for 5 months but have now got a flat to move into in November, but after deposit/rent up front, etc cannot afford to furnish. On Universal Credit - both Louise and partner have mental health issues that prevent them from working. Requesting £120 to get bed and wardrobe from good local 2nd hand suppliers.
K has moved into the area recently, and is a single mother to 4 boys under the age of 8. She left last property as the children were witnessing domestic abuse. We have managed to get a cooker, beds, and other furniture items for the family, but they desperately need a washing machine, and have no financial means of obtaining one. Finances are stretched at the moment, and coming up to Christmas it is going to be a difficult time for the family. Karen would be appreciative assistance given.
J is a young man who has recently moved into shared accommodation. Unfortunately he is still awaiting his benefit payment to come through. He is currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor only and is in need of a bed base.
A lady who is having breast cancer treatment is struggling with debt and needs a washing machine. Would you be able to help ease her situation by giving towards the cost of a new machine?
This person is self employed but their work has dried up and they are struggling to heat their home. £50 will ensure that this person has gas and electricity over the next couple of weeks. Please can you help?
A family who are struggling in debt with a premature baby are in dire straits as they have a delay in receiving their benefits. Their electricity and gas are now in arrears, please can you help them to get through the next two weeks until their benefits arrive?
"J" is a young manwho has Asperger's Syndrome. He has left an abusive relationship, taking on some of his ex partners debts. As he is on his own, his benefits have been reviewed and cut back meaning he can only pay for rent and paying towards the debt. He has outstanding bills to pay. Because of his condition he finds this new experience extremely difficult to understand as he cannot cope well with change. He is very anxious and fearful for his future
Tony has serious health problems and had to stop work. He has used up his savings and finally admits that he can't continue without welfare benefits. Citizens Advice are helping him to apply for these but in the meantime have found out that he can't afford essential food, without which his health will get worse. Citizens Advice believe that £100 to stock his food cupboard will tide him over until he receives benefits, and Tony would be most grateful.
This 62 year old man has been self employed for most of his life but in recent years his work reduced and he is now unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance. He accrued debts when his small business started to fail and now that he is in receipt of benefits he cannot afford to meet his creditors' minimum repayments. He has sought debt advice and a DRO has been recommended as his best option but he cannot cover the fee. Please can you help.
K and her long term partner recently separated, leaving K struggling financial with 3 children and significant financial problems, her washing machine stopped working. K is currently using a launderette which is expensive and time consuming as K works full time and its hard to fit it in around her work commitments. Any donations will allow her to to replace her washing machine.
K and her long term partner recently separated, leaving K struggling financial with 3 children and significant financial problems. Her debts have mounted over the last 12 months and she has used multiple payday lenders to make ends meet. In need of a tumble dryer, K is currently using a launderette which is expensive and time consuming as K works full time and its hard to fit it in around her work commitments. Any donations will allow her to replace her dryer.
RK and her partner are Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre clients. They have a very small income and both in debt. They are in debt as a result of being moved over to Universal Credit. Their best way of getting out of debt is a Debt Relief Order but they can't afford the fee.
F is a single mum of 2. Because of past anxiety she is on ESA but hopes in the near future to start to volunteer/work. Her eldest daughter is very poorly and as the cold nights are drawing in she is struggling to keep the house warm which affects her daughters condition. Please help this mum to provide for her small family.
F is a single mum of 2 daughters. She has come to us for help with her debts and it became apparent that she doesn't have any money to buy a winter coat and shoes for her daughters, especially as they are growing and cannot fit in last year's. Having a new coat would mean the girls wouldn't be cold and stand out in when they go to school and the hospital. Thank you for any help you can offer.
F is a single mum of 2 daughters. Her eldest daughter is very poorly and needs regular visits to hospital in Leeds. Mum sometimes gets helps with lifts but when she has to use public transport gets anxious because she doesn't know where the money will come from and has to do without basic essentials to make sure she gets there. Help with travel costs would mean F wouldn't have to worry about the next trip to the hospital and focus on caring for her daughter. Thank you for any help you can give.
Can you help a couple who are on an extremely low income furnish their bedroom? Wife struggles with depression, and husband has mild learning difficulties. They do well to live off their benefits, but have nothing left for items such as carpets and furnishing. Their church is helping with carpet, and they eagerly need a wardrobe and chest of drawers to store their clothes out of the damp.They work hard to make their home a "safe place" for them both, and this would help greatly,
F is an asylum seeker following domestic violence which she fled. She has come to the centre for counselling but it has become apparent that she doesn't have any money for winter coat and boots for her young daughter and herself. Please help this mum provide her daughter with a coat and boots that fits and then for mum to get get one too! Thank you.
Young parents with 4 children are struggling to keep on top of their home. Mums health has been poor and while she has kept the downstairs OK the children's bedrooms need to be decluttered. Mum is really willing for the support and is not attached to anything, but just hasn't physically been able to do it. We have some volunteers ready to help her and so just need the support to hire the skip.
Mum 3 children (12, 3 and 2 years) need support for a new floor in their dining room which is currently just concrete. This is the only space in the house the children have to play in but it is currently not useable. We have supported mum with a volunteer who has helped to encourage her and build her confidence. Mum is now leaving the home and building other friendships in the community. We are really keen to be able to support the family in this practical way.
We are supporting an older mum and her family. They would really like to get a desk for their 11-year-old son. Family life has historically been quite chaotic but he finally has his own bedroom and we are keen to help him create a sanctuary for himself. He is very studious so we are hoping to be able to gift him a desk so he has a tidy and quiet space to do his homework.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough with very poor mental and physical health who has recently lost his daughter has moved into a flat his items for the kitchen were very very old and needed to be renewed. Would Acts 435 be able to help him.
A young man in Middlesbrough has secured a property with the local authority, who had been sofa serfing for 2 years, so this is a really important time for him; and it is a positive fresh start that he wants to succeed. He would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him.
B was working until May this year when she broke her foot in a fall. The foot had to be pinned and is slowly healing. B has an operation later this month to remove the pin Her job entails standing so she cannot return to it until her foot is fully healed. The DWP have said she is fit for work, reduced her benefits and she is waiting, as many are, for Universal Credit. It will be a struggle this year to buy presents for her two children. This grant will help hr family have a happier Christmas.
Janet has no floor coverings at present and is need of some carpet to make her main room habitable and warmer especially for the winter setting in. Janet has suffered with poor mental health for a number of years and is working through our Christians Against Poverty debt centre to help sort her finances out.
Single parent of a 7 year old boy had to flee a difficult family situation and move to a completely new area. The house she was moved into has very little carpet. Mum has raised some funds to get some of the rooms carpeted but still needs hallway and stairs doing. Mum would be so grateful if she could have home ready in time for Christmas.
Family of five recently granted political asylum from Azerbaijan and given a council house have no cooker, washing machine or many other household items. They are managing very well but a cooker is a basic priority. Dad is looking for work but has been suffering from depression.
HT is a girl Moving On Durham has just houses, she was forced to leave her home in Sunderland due to anti social behaviour in her street and couldn't cope with it anymore. With HT being from Sunderland and moving to County Durham she has been rejected for a welfare assistance grant. Moving On has supplied HT with a bed and also a large amount of donations we had in stock. HT is applying from ACT for a Bed, HT is currently sleeping on an air bed and this is affecting her sleep.
Single young man with "Williams Syndrome" starting out on his own for the first time and is in social housing. He needs a washing machine and fridge/freezer as there are no appliances there. He is on Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance and so has no extra money to pay for these things. He is looking forward to making himself a real home to call his own.
Young mum with 2 children needing wardrobes had to leave home due to domestic violence and start again. She is now in a safe place and needs help to settle and set up a new home for her children.
C is a single mum looking after her severely autistic son (6). His condition has lead to them both being housebound for 4 years. He has continually soiled in the Mum's bed to the point it is unusable. C does not have her own bank account, so was using her adult daughters account, but the daughter's partner has stolen all the money leaving them with nothing. This is a desperate situation that needs intervention and providing a mattress will take a small amount of stress off her shoulders.
Louise has a responsible job, but sadly she had a breakdown in August & was admitted to hospital. As a result of this, she was registered homeless. She has now secured a place to live & moves in this week. She has had a number of items donated, but she is desperately in need of an electric cooker. Please can you help Louise with this new start?
Lee was in well paid physical work until he had an accident and broke 2 vertebrae which left him in a lot of pain and wearing a back support. He is on a low income (Employment Support Allowance) but his financial commitments are high, and creditors have been very persistent. He is working with Christians Against Poverty who have advised a bankruptcy route, but the fee is £680, a tricky one for Lee - happily his mum is able to give some savings to help out. Any contributions much appreciated
A has been working with Christians Against Poverty for several years to clear the families debts. She is a full time carer and on a very low income. Her home (and other neighbours) suffer from damp on the north side. She suffers with COPD and the mould spores cause her great difficulty with her breathing. She would like to be able to use a dehumidifier to relieve the damp in this room, which would improve her health
M and his partner have combined debts and payments taken from his low wages this leaves very little money to pay for rent and food. They have children age 5 years and six months old. Other debts are mounting up fast.They are working with Debt Advisors to try and manage what little money they have, and are hopeful that a Debt Relief Order will enable them to have a new start with finances and lift the heavy burden of debt. Please if you are able to help, they would be very grateful. Thank you
P and her partner have a great many debts, payments are recovered from her partner's low wages this leaves very little money to pay for rent and food.They have two young children and P suffers from anxiety and depression.They are both working with Debt Advisors to try and manage the little money they have and are hopeful that a Debt Relief Order will enable them to have a new start with finances and lift the heavy burden of debt. Please if you can help they would be very grateful. Thank you
David is an elderly gentleman struggling with learning difficulties & surviving on a low income. David first came into the food bank a few months ago when it became apparent that he has been struggling to keep his flat clean. He would love to be able to clean his flat himself but hasn't been able to afford a vacuum cleaner. Having a vacuum cleaner would enable David to clean his flat himself which, as well as making his home a cleaner space, would also help him to feel more independent.
FH is a refugee who is apl,ying fro leave to remain in United Kingdom. However he doesn't have enough money to pay the necessary fees.
Applicant is starting out again and is in need of a cooker and fridge
S works 26 hpw as a care worker but has been homeless for 3 months and is living in her car. S now has a temporary flat but it's 10 miles from work. Her 5 children stay with her ex husband at night and she has them when they are not at school during the day. As they stay at dad's she is classed as single and so not eligible for the usual benefits. She is falling through the gaps and cannot afford the extra cost of petrol while she sets up her new flat. Can you help her get back on her feet?
B has two boys aged 5 and 11. He is a single dad separated from his wife who has poor mental health. B is struggling on Universal credit and not well himself. His boys need new school shoes, sports shoes and clothes. One of the boys plays Rugby for a local team and B is not able to afford all this demands. It would be wonderful to help this family survive the winter.