M has been a victim of domestic abuse. She is working part time and training to become a chef. Due to the violence of her ex-partner most of her furniture has been destroyed. One of the things that she really needs are new chairs to sit on. A kind donation towards these would be so gratefully received and give her some comfort at home.
Mr G suffers from mixed personality disorder. To compound this he feels isolated as he recently lost two close members of his family and broke up with his girlfriend. He is signed off by his GP as not fit for work at the moment and is currently homeless. His only source of income is the basic level of Universal Credit but this is reduced by nearly 35% deductions due to his debts. A Debt Relief Order would reduce these deductions substantially and help him pay for just his basic needs.
B has just set up her own beauty shop in the town after studying and gaining qualifications whilst working full time in a small shop. Having her own business has always been her dream and this is gradually coming true, however she needs support to purchase a sign for her premises in order to advertise. Due to just starting up the business, she is struggling to find the funds to pay for this. Please help this young lady with the cost towards a sign and give her the best start with her new venture.
A is in financial difficulty and is currently getting debt advice. She has been engaging with our budgeting services and has just enough money to pay for her essential bills. Due to health issues she needs regular prescriptions but she cannot afford them. A donation towards a pre-paid prescription would mean that she can buy all the prescription that she needs. This will greatly improve her quality of life.
J has recently come out of prison, and he is determined to get life back together again for his wife and 2 kids. They've been really up against it with water, electric and gas bills etc whilst he wasn't around but they're now being really careful with their budgeting. He tells me he wants to pay for his own food rather than relying on foodbank, and when he gets some money he wants to buy a bible for his wife, as they've started going to church as a family.
N is a single parent, on benefits, with 2 young children, one of whom has special needs. She has recently moved house and had to get rid of her old sofa as it was ripped. She would love a replacement so that she and the children can sit down together, but would need help to afford this.
This single mum with a diabetic son has had a sudden move to more long term accommodation. She has had help from us before with fridge to store her son's insulin, but now needs furniture for her new home. Having had to live in a hotel for some months, she has nothing to store her, or her children's, clothes. We would love to help her out and provide her with wardrobes for her new home.
This 51 year old woman lives alone in her late mother's council tenancy and is struggling to make ends meet on universal credit. She has fibromyalgia and depression. Recently both her electric cooker and washing machine broke down and she cannot afford to replace them. A local charity has agreed to provide an electric cooker but she also needs a washing machine, as the launderette is four miles away and her mobility is not good. £120 would cover the cost of a reconditioned item.
G has recently lost his job. He came into this country on a spousal visa so is not entitled to any benefits or other public funds. He has been trying really hard to get another job but his money has run out and he does not have any money left to travel to interviews or look for work outside of the city. Any help you could give him to enable him to get a job would be much appreciated.
S, 34, was an ex-offender; he passed away in tragic circumstances on Saturday. He had been working with a Christians Against Poverty job club, taking steps to move away from his past and get free from the drugs that have put him in and out of jail for more than half his life. We prayed with him on a number of occasions and his aunt, the church caretaker. He leaves a young daughter and a devastated mum who has no means of meeting funeral costs - this would fill the gap left from the aunt’s church’s kind donation.
Kitchen ware essentials needed to help homeless man move into unfurnished new studio accommodation in South London. Needed are cleaning materials, sets of pots pans/ plates, cutlery, rice steamer and microwave priced and sourced at local argos.
B relocated to the UK from Cameroon, via a refugee camp, due to war in her home country. She has a 12-year-old son who is disabled, and is 30 weeks pregnant. Because of the trauma she has endured, she suffers from high levels of anxiety and depression which she is receiving support for. She has secured refugee status and her own accommodation. A pushchair and car seat combination will mean she can safely transport her child and baby to post-natal groups and activities.
D has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Following a lengthy admission to hospital under the mental health act, D has now been offered a local authority tenancy of his own for the first time ever. He has been supported to give him skills to live independently, however he is on benefits which only allow him to save very slowly to furnish his flat. He would really appreciate a bed to sleep on whilst he continues to save for other items.
This client has recently been discharged from prison after serving a 10 year sentence. He suffers from learning difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression and is in receipt of disability benefits. He has no literacy skills and has the functional skills of a 12 year old. He has just moved into an unfurnished tenancy and is in need of essential items which he cannot afford to purchase. He is in urgent need of a bed, so I would be grateful if you could consider helping him. Many thanks.
This applicant had to re-locate from Whitehaven to North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and has some personal effects to be collected and moved from her former home to her present home in North Ormesby.
This young mother is having to move house because of extreme behaviour by males riding motorbikes and driving cars erratically in a very build up area, where front doors exit straight onto the street. There is also a drug problem in that area. She is in fear of her children's safety and has been fortunate to locate accommodation in a quieter area. A quotation for the removal is £150, and she is endeavouring to save what she can to make up the full amount.
A lone Dad and his 4 children are working hard to improve their home conditions. The 3 girls currently share a room together, they have had it freshly decorated, now have appropriate beds and cupboards to store their clothes and toys. However they are still missing a carpet we are requesting £120 which would be a great help towards this to make the bedroom complete.
S is a single mother of a thirteen year old child.She receives Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and low rate Disability Allowance. She had a flood in her council property in the heavy rains due to an ill-fitting door. She had to replace carpets and sofa and now the washing machine too has broken down. She has no money left to replace it and could not afford insurance on her income.
M. was in prison for 4 years and was released a bit less than a year ago. He is homeless at the moment and is struggling to cope with life outside prison. He needs help for clothes and food as he starts the process to find permanent accommodation.
M had her benefit changed and is not receiving any money at the moment because of the changes in the universal credit. She would be very grateful for your help to pay for her gas and electric in the interim period.
This gentleman is struggling with mobility issues and has been housed in a new area after the difficult breakup of his family. He has no white goods in his new accommodation and is in urgent need of a cooker and a fridge.
J.D has been supported to apply for his Universal Credit (UC) benefit payment. Due to his immigration status issue with the home office, he is not allowed to get advance payment and is now struggling to get basic needs. The UC claim requires six weeks to process, therefore he desperately needs our support to purchase food and clothing in the waiting period.
L, who is in her late sixties, is really struggling with finances. She is having to rely on a local foodbank and is currently having to sleep on a mattress on the floor. She has no money for bedding and is really in a desperate situation so any donations will be so greatly received.
This lovely lady is struggling with debts. She has been to her local Citizens Advice office many times, and never followed through with advice. She is now trying to tackle her debts with their help and move forward. She is going to do a Debt Relief Order as a fresh start. She is worried about bailiffs knocking at her door. She has struggled with her ill health for years, but is now feeling strong enough to tackle her debts and move forward.
This young family of five have been in and out of sheltered accommodation. They are now housed and have had some help from donations of other items, but they need a washing machine desperately.
This lady is trying to make a fresh start, the flat she has moved into is not in a good state, but she has been working hard trying to make it homely. It is not equipped with anything so your donation would go to buying a cooker. Thank you.
This mum has found herself in financial difficulties following the sudden death of her husband. She and their two children are heartbroken by their loss, and are facing the additional worry of being unable to meet the costs of funeral expenses as well as keep up with everyday bills. Contributions towards these costs would be greatly appreciated at this difficult time.
This lady has 2 sons, a 5 year old and a 14 year old. She is really struggling to make ends meet. She receives Universal Credit payments but a large amount is being taken out to pay back an advance which she needed to survive the initial wait for her benefits. She is in debt and would really appreciate some help. Thank you so much.
This man has no washing machine- only a spin drier! He has managed up to now by hand washing his clothes. However his daughter and granddaughter have recently been evicted from their home and are now living in a hostel with no washing facilities. He wants to support them as much as he can so would appreciate help to obtain a washing machine. He is on a low income so has no spare money to buy one. Neither can afford to go to launderettes. Please would you help him to help his family. Thank you.
K is a single mum to a two year old and is pregnant with her second child. Despite her difficult circumstances she is managing to continue with her schooling and to look after herself and her child. This little family has been given a place to live and K has managed to get hold of enough furniture. She doesn't have the funds for a washing machine and has to rely on others to help with this. With a two year old and a baby on the way, it's essential that we find her a washing machine.
This young man is in need of help to purchase clothing and bedding. He is now in shared accommodation after living on the streets for some time. Unfortunately he has no family to help. He is being assisted by the foodbank for food.
This single dad of five children is desperate for beds for them all. His partner has a substance addiction and severe depression, and he has been awarded full custody. His children are currently sleeping in sleeping bags.
This elderly couple live in a council tenancy & their adult daughter & 2 grandchildren have recently moved in with them as they were made homeless. This is a stressful situation for the family which is exacerbated by the fact that there are concerns about whether the children are being adequately cared for. The household are in receipt of benefits and their washing machine has just broken. As they cannot afford to replace it I am hoping that you may be able to award a grant to help. Many thanks.
This family have fled a situation elsewhere in the country and are in need of money for their rent to pay for temporary accommodation. They will be housed by the council in a couple of weeks so this money, added to what has already been given, will pay for their rent this week.
This young single mum is in need of financial help. Her car is due an MOT in 2 weeks, but she doesn't have enough to cover the cost. She needs the car for her community care work but due to irregular hours & low income, she can't make ends meet. She is seeking help from Christians Against Poverty. She has had a very tough upbringing, an abusive ex-partner & is trying to make her own way. She's not closed to God, is open to prayer & idea of church, but due to her past, it's not easy- Acts 435 would be a great testimony of love.
S is a 26 year old single mother of three who feels that life is is conspiring to crush her. Unable to cope, one of her children is living with her father, another of her children is the subject of an acrimonious custody battle between her and an ex partner. As her Debt Adviser I feel that a Debt Relief Order would give her the opportunity to make a fresh start and relieve her of some of the stress she is experiencing. Can you help?
This young family are just about managing with the dad obtaining temporary work where he can, whilst mum suffers from epilepsy. Sadly, their tumble dryer has just packed up and they simply do not having savings they can use for this. They would be most grateful for any assistance. Thank you.
K has been working to sort out her financial situation and it has been identified that a debt relief order is her only option. In order to make this happen quickly, so the stress levels in her life are reduced, she is asking for help with the £90 fee. The debts have been caused by delays and sanctions with Universal Credit, following illness, and K is determined to sort everything out and hopes to return to work in the new year. Thank you.
L started working for a care company, relying on her car to travel extensively to do the home care she is booked for. She currently works 16 hours, hoping to go full time when she has shown she is reliable. However, her car has been checked prior to her mot being due and it has been identified it needs some work. The garage have quoted £100 for parts and labour. L doesn’t have this money with just starting this job, and changes being made to her benefits. She would be grateful for this help.
E and her partner have a 6 week old baby, they are currently drying all their clothes inside their flat which is starting to cause some damp issues. E has quite severe mental health issues and there is no launderette in the local area where they can take their clothes to dry and neither parent drive. The partner is now full time carer for her and their baby and they are struggling financially therefore unable to buy a dryer.
D is a young man who has managed to turn his life around after prison and taking drugs as he wasn't coping with society. He is now working to get himself training to start his life again and be a good role model to his children. He needs photo ID to start the process. He is very motivated and engaged. He is one of the many who have undiagnosed ADHD so fell through the cracks and didn't engage at school. He is ready for a fresh start.
An asylum seeking man in Leeds is getting some help from a refugee charity. He sometimes needs to sleep rough and would benefit from having a tent. In the summer, he has a chance to camp. If he can find a bargain, he will also buy camping items. This will help him to stay dry and get some sleep and reduce his stress.
This family of 5 is in need of a new carpet in their hallway, stairs and landing as the old one has worked loose, causing the mum to fall a couple of times. She is especially concerned about her youngest son who is autistic and vulnerable to falling. The family would love to replace this carpet but, despite working, their low income is limiting their ability to do so.
This single gentleman recently moved back to Cornwall to support his daughter who suffers from mental ill health. He is on Universal Credits and understood they would cover his moving costs. He spent all his savings to move but was unable to receive extra money from his benefits. He needs electricity for heating and cooking as well as the bus fare to visit his daughter. His benefits are delayed due to review.
Miss D has recently moved into a new home with her 8 year old son. She has done a fantastic job and has managed to source lots of second hand items. The only thing she has been unable to get is a washing machine. She is currently washing her and her son clothes by hand including his school uniform. There is no launderette near by. She is on Universal credit and would be unable to buy brand new washing machine without help.
This lady is a recovering addict with a range of mental health issues. She is currently claiming Employment Support Allowance and waiting the outcome of a Personal Independence Payment claim. Her 19 year old son lives with her but he has had his benefits sanctioned due to not carrying out everything he had been asked to do. She is also paying off her rent arrears so has very little money for the 2 of them to live on. Her next payment is on 25 June and she needs money to pay bills until then.
LM's son has been newly diagnosed with autism and ADHD, he gets really boisterous and accidentally broke his bed by bouncing on it. He also wets the bed, so he really needs a new mattress too. LM is waiting for her new benefits to be paid, but at present she cannot afford to buy a new bed for her son, please could you help?
DB has been an entrenched rough sleeper for many years and has health and mental health problems. The good news is that we have helped him to finally get his own flat. The flat is completely unfurnished and DB has no bed. He'd appreciate donations to buy him a bed as well as bedding to put on the bed.
GS has his own council flat but has struggled to manage the rent due to previous debts. He's on benefits but now working hard to get into employment and manage money well. He's not been able to access any funding or help from the council due to his debt, but the flat he's living in hasn't been painted since building works have been done, and is in a poor state. Your donation towards paint and rollers would help GS make his house a home and take the pressure off.
Please could you help this lovely gentleman with his £90 Debt Relief Order fee? He is in recovery and is now making a new start in his life. He would love some help to get rid of his debts and have a fresh start. Thank you so much.
This man has come to his local Citizens Advice office for help with his debts. He is looking to take steps to get debt free so that bailiffs won't keep coming round and he can move forward and take steps to have a fresh start. He struggles with his anxiety and depression and can't really leave the house. He has got into debt by burying his head in the sand and ignoring his debts. Please could someone help him move forward.
Miss O has been sofa surfing and staying with friends, but has just moved in to a unfurnished flat. She does work but is on a zero hours contact and there has been a quiet period recently, so she is struggling to buy everything she needs for her flat. This request is to appeal for £120 to purchase a reconditioned fridge freezer on her behalf.
This lady's fridge freezer has been damaged in a kitchen fire. She has numerous health issues and some of her medication needs to be kept in a fridge. She has to carefully budget with her small benefits and found the freezer part helped immensely when trying to make the most of her money.
D has had mental health difficulties for a while and has sofa surfed and struggled with housing. She is now in a lovely home but due to her income being so low she is struggling with the rent. £120 would give her some breathing space whilst she sorts out her budget and debt. She is working with Christians Against Poverty towards finding a solution out of debt. She would be extremely grateful for any support you can give her. Thank you.
Our client S is an 80 year old widow, with several issues; arthritis in multiple joints which affect her ability to wash & bathe, to cook, to dress & undress, etc. In addition client has breathlessness & incontinence which take a lot of time to manage & cause distress. The products needed for her incontinence cost £40 per month alone. She has had a pension over payment due to a clerical error, which the DWP recovered direct from her pension in 2 lump sums, which has caused severe hardship.
This single young man has been homeless and then living in a hostel. He is currently in rehab with our drug and alcohol charity and is in desperate need of clothing as he currently only has the clothes he wears. He is trying very hard to rebuild his life and is glad of the help he has received so far.
M is not working and is in need of the use of foodbanks for food. Another issue is M's fridge has broken and he now has lost the storage of fresh foods and supplies such has milk etc. M is asking for £120 to help buy a new fridge/fridge-freezer. Any help towards that will be very much appreciated as any money he has is for bills and essentials.
L and her partner came to us for money advice. They had got into debt following family illness and then having to move from their family home and change of benefits. L has mental health issues and the debt problems make them worse. The family have tried to keep on top of their debts but have ended up borrowing money to pay debts and the cycle just keeps on going. Getting a debt relief order would stop the attachments to her benefits and take a weight of her shoulders.
R and his partner came to us for money advice. They'd got into debt following family illness, moving from their family home and change of benefits. R cares for his partner who has mental health issues and looks after their 4 children. He currently can't work but hopes to in the future to set a good example to his growing children. The family have tried to keep on top of their debts but have borrowed money to pay debts and the cycle just keeps on going. Getting a Debt Relied Order would help them move on.
J is a single mum with three children. Her benefits were stopped five weeks ago as she was changing over to Universal Credit and she has received no money during this time. Her cooker has broken and needs replacing as it cannot be repaired. Could you please help her with the cost of a new cooker?
M is 68 years old and lives by herself on a narrow boat. She is on a very low income and receives Pension Credit. The shower pump on the boat has broken and she cannot afford to replace it. Your help in replacing the shower would be really appreciated by her.
"I have been struggling with mental health problems since I was a child and after a relationship breakdown this has become worse and I have had to finish work and as a result of this fallen into debt. I have applied for benefits but this has taken a while to sort out and I am now in a great deal of debt. With help from citizens advice I am trying to get back on track but need £90 for a debt relief order. If I could get help with this it will relieve some of the pressure/stress I feel."
This couple have 4 children aged 2-7, all of whom have various additional needs ranging from autism to epilepsy, to a very rare lung condition. Mum and Dad are chief carers, operating with very little support, with mum working as a nurse a couple of days a fortnight. A while ago they made sensory bags for each of the children to aid them in the classroom, but sadly one of the bags was stolen. They would love to replace it and a few of the well-worn items in the other bags.
J is a young man who recently moved out of his family home to escape abuse. He is working hard to finish college and find an apprenticeship, and he’s also trying to find part-time work now. His benefits are delayed while his immigration status is being sorted out, so he urgently needs help paying for food and basic necessities.
M's current washing machine leaks and she cannot use it. Her partner has seizures and wets the bed so she needs to wash bedding regularly. M has a limited amount of money as she is only on Employment Support Allowance and cannot therefore afford to buy a new washing machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
In order to stay in his home the council have requested that A has his telephone line reconnected. BT have told him that there is a £70 re-connection charge as well as a £19.99/month service charge. The telephone is essential for A to allow his safety lifeline to function. A also needs a handset for the telephone. Please help in any way that you can.
W is a single lady who has learning difficulties. She is having to move house as a place of safety due to an abusive relationship which is causing her to feel frightened and vulnerable. She is waiting for finalisation of a house swap with social housing to be nearer her family. She is on benefits but they are being reviewed so she is living on very little and cannot afford the moving costs.
Miss J has recently moved into her first property and she would like to make it more homely. Decorating the house will allow her to make it her own and will help her to have a fresh start. She suffers severely with mental health issues and decorating her home will allow Miss J to concentrate on the property rather than her health issues. Her first Universal Credit payment has gone on buying white goods so she can cook and clean her clothes rather than relying on family members, so she would be very grateful for some help to buy the items she needs for decorating.
J suffers from ill health and has fallen into debt. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty who have advised that she needs a Debt Relief order to clear her debts and make a fresh start. Help towards the £90 fee would be greatly appreciated.
M is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort his finances, and is on track to have his debts written off. He is on a very low level of Universal Credit, and there are quite a few deductions from this before he receives his monthly income. He lives in a remote village, and his budget doesn't even allow for bus fares into the job centre. I've referred him to our foodbank, but he has no chilled, frozen or fresh food currently. We'd love to be able to help with these basic needs.
C is struggling to buy a mattress for her son as she cannot afford a new one. He doesn't get a good night's sleep as he is sleeping on a broken mattress. They would very grateful for your help to replace this.
Z is a single father of two children under the age of 10. He is on a low income which does not allow him to save any money, he has no family or friends who could offer support, and the children need new beds which he is not able to afford.
V is currently not working as she is suffering from depression following her marriage breakdown and the death of a grandchild. Her only source of income is Universal Credit but she is losing 40% of this to deductions being taken for various debts. She badly needs a Debt Relief Order, which will reinstate her lost income and rid her of a number of problem debts. She feels that this could be a first step towards rebuilding her life.
J is a wheelchair bound disabled lady who was referred to our service by the local Council Tax enforcement team as she has substantial council tax arrears. They are really keen to help her sort our her debt problems because they know J needs help. Noah's Ark is a specialist Debt Relief Order (DRO) service and we use them to quickly help people like J get back on their feet. Any help in funding her DRO fee would be greatly appreciated.
This older lady is due to move into a new rental property with her mother. This property should suit their needs so much better, as it is on one floor and they will benefit from being part of a community dwelling. However this imminent move means that various new items of furniture and fittings are needed in a short space of time. Their current property has a gas cooker and they need an electric one in their new home. We would be very grateful for donations towards this.
A 9 year old girl with severe autism and sensory processing disorder would love a trampoline as bouncing helps her to emotionally regulate and to meet her sensory needs. This would make a huge difference to her and her family who live in a crowded flat with an outdoor space. Unfortunately the family are unable to fund this themselves as they have limited access to funds due to seeking refuge.
After being homeless for nearly a year, this single mother now is going into her own accommodation with her children. She needs a cooker as there are no cooking facilities there. She is unable to work due to depression and epilepsy. Stress can induce the seizures and she is trying so hard to lessen her stress because of this. This is a real turning point for this young family to make a new start.
F lives with her partner and two children, aged 7 and 16, in rented accommodation and they claim Universal Credit. F's partner is unable to work as he is recovering from cancer treatment and their low income has led to their debts becoming unmanageable. F and her partner are working with our 'Better Off Finance' project which teaches budgeting/financial capability and they have identified a Debt Relief Order as being the best option for dealing with their debts, to give them a fresh start.
K has recently moved to the area following her relationship breakdown, and is struggling to manage to pay her debts. She is suffering from mental health problems following a family tragedy and struggles to leave the house. K is seeking a Debt Relief Order which would alleviate her debts and this would assist her recovery.
We are currently supporting a young male who, in the grips of addiction, has lost all his possessions and self worth. He has been through detox and spent six months in rehabilitation and has been drug free for several months now. He is attending groups and learning to live his life substance free. He is in desperate need of clothes that fit him as he came to us with only the clothes he stood up in. Any donation, however small, would further help this gentleman regain his dignity and self worth.
S is a single-parent living with her 3-year-old son in rented accommodation. Her son starts primary school in September and needs a full school uniform and PE kit. S claims Income Support and is on a low income as she looks after her son full-time. She also suffers with anxiety and depression, and her son has asthma and eczema.
This young man is the sole carer for his younger brother since they became separated from their parents during their escape from violence in Iraq. He is managing on their small allowance but would like to try to get a bike so he can get around better and carry food from the market which is about two miles away. The boys will share the bike when necessary.
We met a lovely lady last week who is a single parent. Her washing machine of 20 years has finally died. She is on universal credit so has no way of buying one. Being on such a tight budget, she would not be able to pay all her bills if she took out an advance loan. She also has a drain in her flat which constantly leaks so we are helping her deal with the housing association to repair this issue once and for all. Please consider helping her at this time of need.
P lives alone in a rented flat. He is diabetic and this has led to other serious health problems, leaving him unfit for work. Meeting his financial commitments is a real challenge, leaving him depressed and anxious about the debts which are building up. He is particularly worried about his large rent arrears. Contributions towards this are deducted from his benefits each month leaving him with less to cover his everyday bills. Help to pay off this debt would lift a big weight off his mind.
This 52 year old woman has just moved from furnished, supported accommodation to be near her family. She has depression, is profoundly deaf and is blind in one eye. She has a consultant psychiatrist for her depression and is treated with medication. Her new Housing Association flat has no white goods. A local charity will supply her with an electric cooker, but she is in need of a washing machine. She has seen a reconditioned model for £120, your support to meet this amount would be of great help to her.
As with so many, M had major problems with her universal Credit - they made a significant error which has left her with over £1000 of rent arrears and despite it being their error they will only pay half of it. As a result of the same error she has council tax and water debt too. She has always worked and is a lovely lady, disabled, desperately trying to sort this out. She can only manage to pay £10 toward the fee as she has nothing at the moment. Would you be able to help her get a fresh start?
S is waiting for her Universal Credit claim to be approved and has not had any gas or electricity for a number of weeks. Please could you help S and her elderly father purchase some energy for their flat?
E and his partner were robbed and are in desperate need of beds and bedding as the people they took in for a few weeks took everything from their flat. Please could you help them purchase something to sleep on?
S has been on benefits for several years due to ill health. Her washing machine is irreparably broken and she therefore needs a new one. S can afford something towards it but it is very difficult to afford white goods on benefits. She would be very appreciative of any help towards getting a new machine.
This lovely young lady has £32k of debt. She left a marriage and got left with the mortgage debt and various other debts. Her ex husband was sneaky and put everything in his wife's name. She is now trying to get her life back on track, with her 4 young children. She has saved up the bankruptcy fee and been given some of it from her family. She now just needs £115 to process the bankruptcy and move on with her life. Thank you so much.
This young person is ready to move on following a successful period in our supported housing project. She has had a baby boy and is managing well but unfortunately had some arrears from some time spent in a hostel which is stopping her from accessing social housing. We feel this would be the best route for her due to being safe, secure and affordable.
This young person came to us following an over crowding in the family home after she had given birth at 16 years of age. She has lived within our supported housing project and done extremely well and now wishes to return to another area to be closer to her Mum for support. She has now been matched to a property with a social housing provider in her chosen area but needs help with moving costs. Her young daughter is also crawling now and safety equipment is needed for the new house.
S lives with her partner who is housebound due to a back condition and arthritis. They rely on a foodbank for support and S is looking for a job. They need support for essential bills and a new bed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
This man is really struggling with financial and health issues. He struggles to make ends meet and has no spare money. Now his cooker has stopped working and he needs to buy a second hand one. Please would you help him with a donation so that he can cook food properly again. Thank you.
This lady struggles financially to make her Universal Credit last for a month. Unfortunately she had a purse containing £250 either lost or stolen while on a trip to visit relatives. The family are in desperate need of help to survive an already difficult situation made worse by this loss of money. Please would you help them with a donation. It would make a huge difference for them. Thank you.
Our client has recently become a single mother and has been left with huge debt and high costs including legal fees and rent. She has settled these bills, but now has no excess funding and her washing machine has broken down. She has been able to locate a good reliable second hand machine and is seeking support in purchasing same. She has a young daughter and going through a very difficult time - this latest issue has compounded an already stressful time. Your help will make a huge difference.
Our client has recently become a single mother and has been left with huge debts and high costs including legal fees and rent. She has settled these bills, but now has no excess funding to meet recent utility bills or buy food. She has a young daughter and they are going through a very difficult time. Your help would make a huge difference.
I was referred for specialist debt advice by his local council tax enforcement team after he was bullied into a payment arrangement by an over zealous bailiff. He is severely disabled, struggles with financial matters and has not been claiming his full benefit entitlement. His Council Tax arrears are so large that he will never be able to repay them. His Universal Credit is also significantly reduced because of debt deductions. A Debt Relief Order is the only answer for him. Any help would be gratefully received.
This young person has care leaver status and very little support around her. With suspected learning difficulties we are looking for some additional funds to try and get her the rest of her home-ware items to enable her to live independently in our supported housing property.
This single mum with 6 children in Cumbria, receiving benefits, would like to get some outside play equipment for her children. One of her children has ADHD and has a lot of energy. Having some play equipment in her garden will be a huge help and make a real difference to the children as it will allow them to burn off some energy in a safe environment. Her children range in age from 2-10 years and it is difficult to take them all out at the same time.
A. is unable to work due to mental health issues but has worked hard to bring up her two children, one of whom also has a mental health issue. She is not good with money and hasn’t claimed the benefits she was entitled to. She took out high cost loans to meet household and school uniform costs. Our Debt Advice centre has been helping her and we are recommending she applies for a debt relief order. She has no available funds for the fee so she would be extremely grateful for any help to pay this.
R is a working single mum with a 3 year old daughter. Her daughter's father was abusive when they were together and was recently arrested for threatening R with a knife. R receives no financial help from her ex, and in May also had to take a lower wage. She would love some help paying for her bus pass to get to work, and with her current water bill.
T is the sole carer for her 9 year old daughter. She has had a recent drop in benefits and is really struggling to manage. She has also just been transferred on to a prepayment meter for gas and electricity and she hasn't any spare money to put on it. Her daughter is also in need of some new school uniform, so any help given would be greatly appreciated. T is getting support from citizens advice and a local foodbank and is desperate to try and get back on her feet.
G is on benefits and lives with his daughter. Recently the council did a gas service check and has condemned the cooker so he needs help to purchase a new one. G is having to use a local foodbank for support as he is really struggling on benefits.
The applicant is a lone parent in low paid full time employment, living with mental illness. She has two boys, one who is just about to begin college and another who is about to start at high school. Mum has managed to buy all the equipment for her eldest son’s course, but is struggling to get the funds together to provide for her youngest. Any help given will relieve stress in this family. Thank you.
This family in Cumbria would really appreciate support to help with the removal of an old broken cooker and the fitting of a new one. This is a family with 3 children and mum is a single parent. They need a gas safe engineer to ensure that the gas is disconnected from the old one. The family do not have the resources to pay for this. The family would be very grateful for any help. The family have not had a working cooker for some months and having one would enable her to cook healthy meals.
P has just come out of prison and is being supported by one of the agencies who have helped him find accommodation. He is looking forward to making a fresh start, but hee is in need of a microwave and needs help to be able to afford one.
This young mum is recovering alcoholic. She is doing really well, but is struggling with her washing as her washing machine has broken and she doesn’t have any extra money to buy one. Please can we help?
The client came to use one of our projects and after chatting to our support staff mentioned how she had lived in her current property for the last 6 months without much furniture. She did not have the funds to furnish her home and has been trying to save up since, but due to bills and low income she has yet to be able to buy anymore furniture. This funding would enable her to buy much needed living room furniture and allow her to feel more comfortable in her home.
We have met a large polish family where all 4 children have additional needs. Mum is essentially a single parent as Dad works away from home. Due to the additional needs of the children it is hard for the family to go out together and also to have any 1-1 time with an adult. We would like to have some money so that the children are able to attend events and have outings with volunteers which would also give Mum some time with the other children too.
Barbara has issues with short term memory and has weakness on her left side which causes mobility problems. Her speech is impaired and she suffers from Fibromyalgia. She is struggling on benefits and has lost her Personal Independence Payment which the Access Dorset agency are working to get reinstated. All this has caused depression and she has fallen behind with her rent which means she could face eviction.
JN has fled domestic violence. She has been living in a hostel but has now been given a new Council Tenancy, but sadly she has no furniture or possessions. She has manged to buy some second hand items but would like to be able to buy a new bed. Please could you help her to purchase one? She can get a single bed and mattress plus a duvet and cover for £120.00 including delivery. Thank you.
LD is a young person who has had to leave her family home after an altercation with her step-father. She has been offered a flat and is keen to try and make a go of living independently but she is struggling to furnish the flat. She has saved some of her benefits and has bought some second hand items, but she is struggling to buy a cooker and having to buy food that doesn't need cooking is quite expensive. Please help if you can. Thank you
P lives with his partner and their two children aged 7 and 16 in rented accommodation and they claim Universal Credit. P is currently unable to work as he is recovering from cancer treatment and their low income has led to their debts spiralling out of control. P is working with our 'Better Off Finance' project which teaches budgeting/financial capability and they have identified a Debt Relief Order as being the best option for dealing with his debts, as he has no money to repay them.
JW is 34 years old and he has been homeless most of his adult life. He has now been given a tenancy but he has no benefits in place yet and it will be 5 weeks before his Universal Credit claim is complete. He has moved in and has been given a bed and a chair, but he has no cooker. Can you help him to buy a small electric oven and hob, so he can warm food? At the moment he is having to buy takeaways to have a hot meal and it's costing him too much, having his own cooker would be ideal.
D has been out of work for over 12 months and is now struggling to keep on top of his finances. He has accumulated rent arrears and is unable to meet his utility bills and food costs. He is trying hard to get back into work, and is doing training courses to improve his job prospects. Help from Acts 435 would be really appreciated and would help to boost his spirits and keep him positive at this difficult time.
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but has no furniture. She has managed to source some basic items but doesn’t have a fridge/freezer which would be a big help in keeping food fresh, and being able to stock up on frozen food would also help reduce her food bills.
E is a single mother who lives in Cornwall. Her 23 year old only child who also lives in Cornwall was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and has undergone several cancer treatments locally. He has now been offered clinical trials in Glasgow and E would like to request help with transport costs to travel to Glasgow to visit him.
This homeless young man was working for Jeremy Kyle on research, and as we know it was shut down so he lost his job and home overnight and is now in a homeless hostel. He is suffering with bad anxiety and not coping well with the situation, please can we help with a gym pass to help his mental health?
SC lost his job earlier this year and his benefits were delayed which has put him in arrears with several providers. He has now started to receive benefits but his car needed an MOT & it failed. SC needs his car to get to job interviews, appointments and the food bank etc. To help him in his search and transition back in to work we are asking for help to pay his car MOT and the additional work that is required for it to pass. Thank you in advance.
A's family were made homeless in April when they were evicted because they were struggling to make rent payments. They have been living in emergency accommodation, but are now moving into an unfurnished council flat. A's wife is currently not able to work as she is looking after the children, and A is out of work because of mental health problems. Their income is therefore very low and is only covering food and toiletries, meaning they cannot save for any furniture. A bed would be a real help.
This middle aged man just moved into permanent accommodation from a Homeless hostel and is in need of a cooker. This would really help him to cooker cheaper and healthier meals rather than living off microwave and take aways.
T has moved into his own flat having lived in supported accommodation. The move has worked out well for him, and he is enjoying his new flat and still in contact with us for support as needed. T needs to finish carpeting his flat to help it feel like a home, as parts still have exposed floor boards. He needs approx. £115 in order to do this, as he is on benefits. The supported housing project will help him find, deliver and fit the remaining carpet. Thank you for your help.
N is working with Christians Against Poverty and is working towards bankruptcy. He's been living on a low level of Universal Credit, with many deductions so some weeks he can hardly afford to put money on his electric meter. Happily he has just secured some work cleaning, but he won't get paid for over a week, and has to pay to travel to the job. We're looking for help with electric top up money for his flat, and also the train fare for getting to work. Many thanks.
K is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and is on an insolvency route. She has got very behind with her TV licence, and as she doesn't go out hardly at all the TV is a real lifeline for her. We'd love to help her get the arrears up to date so its not such a struggle to pay the weekly bills. Thank you.
R and T were recently involved in a serious accident where their car was written off, seriously injuring their 9 year old daughter. K has just been released from hospital for home convalescence. Paying the Insurance for the replacement car, to enable this rural family to transport their daughter to appointments and assist daily living has caused hardship. £115 towards the cost would make such a difference!
This lady took out a budgeting loan to replace the beds of her 2 children; one was broken, the other an outgrown cotbed. She is still paying off the loan regularly from her benefits but then her own bed broke and she has had to sleep on her mattress on the floor. A spinal problem makes this difficult for her so she has asked for help.
A is a 58 year old lady who has struggled with anxiety for a number of years. An ex-partner racked up large debts in her name but A worked hard at clearing them. Recently she has been off sick and has accrued more debts and we really would like to see this lady be finally free of financial worries. We would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which will make a vast difference to her well being.
My client, E has been struggling, but is getting on top of her debt, with the help of Christians Against Poverty. She is a young mum with with a baby and toddler. At a point when she has already been struggling with changes to her universal credit, her fridge has stopped working, after she had ordered a food delivery. She would be really grateful if you could help her replace her broken fridge as soon as possible. Thank you!
D has a severe mental illness and his marriage has broken down. He has to be out of his current flat by 29th June. He does consultancy work, so a stable home enables him to carry out his work. He can finance himself with help from housing benefit. He currently has no savings due to the marital difficulties. He works weekly with Probation. We have successfully raised the rest of the required amount for the deposit and just need this last £45 for the place he has found.
Our client had to be moved from his property after abuse. His furniture, bed settee and mattress was put in storage for some months and when he got it back it was dirty. He has had a quote to get it cleaned but does not have the money to do so, with other important bills that have to be accounted for.
This asylum seeker has a bad back and is in need of a small suitcase to transport items from the shops and for times she has appointments and needs to carry documents. She would really benefit from any help you can contribute.
Miss W lives with her son who is a student. She has been in and out of work for the past 6 months, but recently has suffered a back injury and is claiming Universal credit. Her fridge freezer has broken and her insurance have paid her £100 towards a new one but the cheapest she has found is in Currys for £160.00 plus £20 for delivery. She has no spare income to cover this, so would be very grateful for your help.
Mr and Mrs B had to have some maintenance work done in their property and now their cooker is no longer compatible with the new circuit board. They can't afford to get a new one, as they are both pensioners in poor health. Mr B has inflammation of the stomach and has a special diet; they have a working hob, but they need a cooker to cook fresh food. They have a working hob but are in need of a cooker.
A, 32, recently got out of prison and has been relocated to an area far away from his family and his support from us, Junction 42. Please help us raise this money for a week's metro pass which allows him to daily engage with us, his church and a local charity where he is hoping to start a traineeship in catering. He has never worked but is highly motivated to stay out of prison and move forward with his life.
The applicant is a lone parent seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. She is fleeing persecution due to her being a Christian and has been an integral part of the Church Community. On a recent visit to the border agency she was told she would be deported even though her 11 year old son has lived in the country for the past 7 years. This application is to pay for a train ticket to London and overnight accommodation so that she can meet her solicitor in person to help resolve the situation.
A refugee woman has been given an accommodation in Leeds without any furnishings and has some help from a refugee charity. She is in need of a fridge freezer for the food she is given. Due to a flood in the accommodation much of what she has been given has been destroyed. Please help her to get a used fridge freezer and reduce her stress.
K has struggled with mental health issues especially after recently losing his dog. He currently rents a washing machine but we would like to ensure he has adequate money to live on and so far donors have been so very generous in funding towards his own washing machine but we need help with delivery & fitting costs.
This lovely gentleman has been struggling to cope with his finances as he has no help or friends. He has come to his local Citizens Advice for help and he is now getting the help he needs. He wants to do a Debt Relief Order to get his debts written off so he can start afresh and fully be in control of his finances. He would love for you to help him with this. He receives very little benefit money but is now mentally in a stronger position to help himself. Thank you so much for your help.
An asylum seeking family in Leeds has an appointment in August for their fresh asylum claim in Liverpool. The father has a disability and sitting for long periods on a coach is not possible. Please consider contributing to the purchase of a ticket for this family to attend their appointment, as they have no funds to pay for travel.
C came in today in a terrible state with the small income she is in and v anxious that if she gets the same deductions from her universal credit next Friday then she won't survive next month. She is very vulnerable, has several support workers and has just fled domestic violence from another city. We desperately want to get this debt relief order through for her to clear her debt and deductions from benefit and then we can help her put her life back together. Can you help? Thank you so much!
This lady has to get the bus to and from college everyday. Unfortunately this means that she has to spend a lot on transportation, money which can be spent on her education instead. Therefore she asks for a bus pass worth £50 to cover the cost of travelling to college.
"Due to depending on benefits to support my children I do not have any money to help with travel costs and visas that they need to enable them to travel to Turkey. My children's grandparents are quite frail and they have not seen them for over 4 years and have offered to pay for the majority of their travel costs if I can pay the rest which is approximately £120 which I am struggling to find. If I was successful in my application then this would mean the world to both myself and my children."
Applicant is in need of a tumble drier as she is really struggling. She lives in a top floor flat with no outside drying space. She has been left incontinent after having cancer treatment and needs to do several loads of laundry every day. She also has a teenage son at home and she doesn’t want to rely on him too much.
This couple were homeless, but are now making a new start in rented accommodation. They have very little but requested help towards a microwave so they can cook for themselves and not have to rely on takeaways to get something hot to eat.
J is a single mum of one and has recently fled a relationship were she was the victim of domestic, emotional and financial abuse. J's abuser controlled the household finances and built up several debt's in J's name, for which several are now being collected by enforcement agents (bailiffs). J is looking for a fresh start and we have identified that a Debt Relief Order would resolve the debt issue. Unfortunately she is unable to afford the £90.00 fee.
Young woman on universal credit just got a job with a security company and has to buy her own Trousers Shirts and waist coat but can not afford them please can you help she Needs to have to start work this a lis a great opportunity for her
This family have recently moved properties from a deprived area with lots of anti-social behaviour, to an area where the community is a much better place to make the best life for their child. Mum is working part time and father is living with mental health issues which won’t allow him to leave the property. Mum has no support around her to collect her child from school on a Friday for the next 4 weeks, and the above amount will allow the child to access chaperoned transport until the end of term.
We have been working with this family for a number of months and they have shown some progress. Parents are trying to sort out their garden and have been referred to a local church for help in clearing this. They do need some slabs and I would very much appreciate some help towards the cost of this work. I would like to apply for £120 so that these can be ordered and the work can begin to improve the garden in time for the summer holidays.
B had to flee her home with a young child due to domestic abuse. She has been re-housed but still requires curtains/blinds for the windows. She would be really grateful if you could help. The last year has been considerably difficult for her but she is an amazingly strong woman, moving forward with her life to ensure that she is a positive role model for her child.
K and her two daughters, W and A have been attending church for over 3 years now. K has a background of addiction and after recent struggles in this area was supported to become debt free through the work of CAP. However, this entailed going through a bankruptcy process, meaning she has very little available money. The church will be contributing money for K but won't have sufficient funds for K's daughters. We would love to ask for funds so that W could attend this holiday.
This foodbank client has had many difficulties in her life. She is only 49 but looks a lot older. In the past she has been a victim of domestic and sexual violence and and now, though happy with her partner of 20 years, has many health problems and mental health problems. She struggles to eat and her partner and carer manages to tempt her usually by preparing food she can pick at in their fridge. Her fridge has broken and she needs a replacement asap to prevent her losing any more weight.
B A is living with Vascular Dementia and is struggling with time awareness. This is having an effect on his day to day life. He is in desperate need of a dementia clock which states day and night time to allow him to keep to a much needed routine.
We are supporting a single Mum of 4 young children aged 7, 5, 2 and 8 months old. Her 2 year old son is being assessed for developmental issues and is behind with speech and language, Mum is struggling to manage. Her son's bed has broken various times, she has tried to mend it but with no luck. Mum has looked at replacements but has little resources she has been unable to find a bed which is suitable. Please can we help this little boy have a proper nights sleep and ease Mum's worries.
We are supporting a single Mum of 2 children aged 8 and 2 years old. Mum suffers with poor Mental health and has been very ill, spending some time in Intensive care late last year. Mum has suffered previous D/A and is struggling to manage with little support. Their home has no doors downstairs at present as the although Mum has brought doors they need planing. Please can we help the family by getting a joiner to plane the doors, helping Mum to keep the children safe and improving the property.
This 20 year old suffers from Miserable Malalignment Syndrome (MMS) and Patella Maltracking which causes his knee to overly invert, leaving him in considerable pain. His mobility is affected and he struggles to walk more than a few steps. He is having tests for suspected hereditary spastic paraplegia. He has a poor relationship with his mum so had to leave home and was sofa surfing until a tenancy was offered. He has a bed base but no mattress and cannot afford one as he is reliant on universal credit.
Mr J was admitted to hospital following an overdose in March 2018, he was then discharged in September 2018 and has lived in a hostel since then. Mr J suffers from mental health issues and also has a back injury. This is Mr J's first property and a fridge would help him keep his food cool and fresh. Eating healthy food would also help his mental health. Mr J is currently receiving help getting his Universal Credit correct and hence cannot afford a fridge himself.
A.L. was homeless last year, she moved into temporary accommodation and didn't realise that the gas meter was on a default tariff. She wrongly assumed that this gas bill would be about the same as it was at her previous address, but when her bill arrived it was much more than she had budgeted for. We have contacted the gas provider and they have agreed to reduce the total debt but she still needs to pay £120 towards the cost of the arrears.
This middle aged Romanian homeless man is currently living in a shelter. He is suffering with his health and is over weight. He has been advised to go to the gym by medics but he cannot afford it as he has no benefits in place yet. He is really struggling with his mental health, if you could help he would be so grateful.
W, 39, needs his provisional license in order to help support him into employment. He is due to start work in a month working on a building site, but is hoping to pass his driving test, so that he can drive himself and access much more employment opportunities - whilst also driving his 6 kids to experiences around the North East. W has been working with Junction 42 for a few months to get back into employment. Please support him in overcoming this barrier to employment!
Over a long period the applicant kept falling behind with payments and didn't realise how they were spiralling out of control until he found his outgoings exceeding his income. He was at a loss of how he could deal with this until he sought help from Citizens Advice. They recommended a Debt Relief Order to enable him to get control and once this was done to establish a manageable budget, however, he needs help finding the fee for the order to begin to tackle his problems.
The applicant's problems started after her partner died and she had a severe grief reaction. She then developed a mental illness and things started to go wrong. Eventually she realised she had to do something and now has several agencies helping her. She worries excessively about her two children, even though she makes sure she is caring for them well. Debt is part of her problems and a debt relief was recommended to take care of this but she needs the fee to obtain this.
S's marriage has just broken down and she has got into debt. She is now a single parent, with several children, who works part time. She has recently started working with Christians Against Poverty but is so hard up that she has had to borrow money from her children. Please could you help her pay some of her priority bills while she starts to get her life sorted.
R is working with Christians Against Poverty. She took time off work to look after a very sick friend for 3 months and although she informed her workplace it was not passed to the relevant department. Her work are now claiming back the payment for 2 of the months she took off and she has got into debt. Please could you help her to pay for living expenses while she gets her finances sorted out.
This lady has a long term health condition hence she is unable to work and she is on Universal Credit. She volunteers at a local Foodbank occasionally. Her fridge freezer is faulty and she desperately needs a replacement. She stores food that friends cook and bring for her, as she struggles to cook herself, but at present she can't have fresh food brought in for her due to not having a fridge. She is seeking assistance to purchase a fridge freezer to store her food and medicines.
J is a 66 year old lady who has recently been accommodated in her own place after living with her daughter. She currently receives a pension but needs to buy white goods for her new home. Without savings this is proving very difficult and we would really like to help her.
C struggles with severe back pain and is now falling out of her single divan, which is the only bed she has. She has a history of domestic abuse which has caused anxiety. We would like to be able to help her have a decent night's sleep in a proper bed.
C is a 40 year old woman with a genetic disorder that has caused learning difficulties and physical and mental health issues. She has recently been moved onto Universal Credit and is receiving less money than before. She is having difficulty managing on her new budget and needs help to pay for gas, electricity and food while she adjusts.
S and her son B arrived in the UK a year ago and have recently come through the Asylum Claim process and have been awarded leave to remain. This has been a very harrowing and draining time for the family. They have however found huge support from the church and recently we baptised S who gave her life to Jesus after experiencing the depths of God's love for her! We are really keen to enable them to attend our national church holiday and need help to part-fund a place for her son 'B'.
S arrived in the UK a year ago and has recently come through the Asylum Claim process and has been awarded leave to remain. However this has been a very harrowing and draining time for her and her son and we are really keen to enable them to attend our national church holiday and need help to part-fund a place for her. S has been greatly impacted by the love shown to her in the church and by other Christian Asylum Seekers, and recently we baptised her!
L has just moved into the area, a single parent on benefits with an 8 year old child who is starting at a new school and urgently requires a school uniform. L is entirely reliant on benefits.
D and his mother have been in the UK for 4 years now and recently had all their support stopped. We have helped them apply for a fresh asylum claim but this has been a very stressful period of time for them. Through it all however they have remained faithful in the church and we'd love to support them to attend our annual church holiday to bless them at this difficult time.
A has been attending our ESOL classes and church for some time now - recently she was told that her support was being stopped. We have managed to find a new lawyer to put in a fresh claim for asylum but this has been a very stressful and upsetting time. We would love to enable her and her son to attend our annual church holiday for a break and to bless them. We have some funding in place but really need additional funding to even meet the significantly discounted places.