D has had to leave her home due to violence and abuse by her husband. She has left with her adult son who has “special needs”. D has managed to get a flat for herself and her son, and is starting to rebuild her life. Unfortunately the flat they have moved into does not have any carpets and she has approached us to see if we can help towards a new carpet.
KH is a 30 year old physically disabled single parent, who lives on benefits. Life is very difficult for her as she finds it hard to make ends meet, as she is unable to work due to her disability. A small donation towards a debt relief order, helping KH into a new start, would be much appreciated.
Our client has been homeless and had serious addiction problems for over sixteen years. He has just moved into his first flat which has no proper flooring in the lounge, bedrooms or hall. He has made huge efforts to change his life and is rightly proud of how far he has come. Nonetheless he needs to stay warm and know the security of a welcoming home. Without support he will not be able to purchase the carpets he needs as he is on benefits and only just makes ends meet.
SM is a 25 year old single man with severe special needs, due to a mental illness. He cannot work due to his disability, and he gets benefits for his illness. SM got into some debt which is causing his illness to be worse due to the anxiety it causes him. We are trying to help him remove these debts so he can feel better. Please if you could help SM in any small way it would be much appreciated.
TM is a 44 year old married woman, with a 24 year old special needs son who she cares for full time. Her income is only a carers allowance, so money is very tight. TM has got some debts that we are trying to help her with so she can get her life back on track. Please if you could help in any small way to assist this lady to remove the burden she has she would be so grateful.
Christians Against Poverty are supporting a lady to manage her debts. She has been alcohol dependant for many years but has now completed a successful detox and has been sober for 5 weeks. She is now looking to the future with hope. She has no carpets in her flat and we want to raise this money so she can feel relaxed and comfortable at home.
My client has recently left her foster care placement and is now living in supported housing. She has received a welfare assistance grant, however still needs a few items to live in the property such as hoover, tv cabinet and bedding. This would really help towards building her future and living independently.
My client has no hoover due to it breaking. He has no funds to replace this, he is on Universal Credit and struggling to manage everyday items without the added pressure of replacing the hoover. He lives in supported housing to learn basic living skills.
A young man with post traumatic stress is now receiving support and has obtained a property but has nothing to furnish the home. He particularly needs a microwave, kitchen items and bedding. Would Acts 435 be able to help him with his fresh start? He would be so grateful!
A 44 year old asylum seeking woman is studying in Leeds (English and Maths). Her course requires her to use a computer, and Google classroom. She has limited use of library computers, and so would find a laptop life-changing. Please help her to acquire a used laptop for her studies and to settle in the UK well.
An asylum seeking woman living in Leeds is desperate for a computer as her very old computer has broken. She now has no means to email, go on the internet or keep in contact with others. She has found a used computer for £120. Please contribute to this request so she can access information that will help her situation and relieve her stress.
D has suffered with stomach cancer. As a result the family have been concentrating on getting her well and consequently debts have mounted. We are currently applying for a debt relief order, and they would be very grateful for your help with the fee.
D has been supporting his wife through cancer & associated health problems. Sadly they have accrued debts which means they've struggled to cope. We have been assisting them with food & finances and are ready to apply for a debt relief order for them. It would make such a difference if they didn't have financial issues to worry about during this difficult time.
M is on Universal Credit but has been ill recently and unable to work his allocated hours and it will be some time before his payments are restarted. He has been sent 2 food bank vouchers today but is concerned that fresh items are not available, which his doctor has said is a necessity if his health is not to deteriorate. He also needs assistance with his gas and electric- his illness means it is important his home is kept warm. M is also seeking help from Christians Against Poverty.
T is struggling to manage with her 4 children, due to a combination of illness which prevents her from working and the benefits cap which has reduced her income. Citizens Advice are trying to help with her benefit entitlement, but she has built up debts and can't afford the fee for a Debt Relief Order. This is making her more ill with worry. She would be most grateful for help with the fee, which would be good for her health as well as her finances.
E has been struggling with her mental health for many years since she was a victim of an attack which left her in a coma. Despite her partner working they are struggling financially and a pre-paid prescription card for her medication would be very much appreciated at this difficult time.
H, her husband and three children (the youngest aged two) live in a two-bedroom house without any carpets or floor coverings in the living room or kitchen. Both parents suffer from ill health and they are struggling with debt. A rug to cover the living room floor would mean that the children can play safely instead of on bare floors.
W had to move house due to her daughter being harassed. The harassment was so bad that the matter went to court. The family got moved out of the area. They are in a new flat but there is no flooring. They tried to get a loan but did not succeed. They would be very grateful for any help that can be given. Thank you.
S is a lovely lady who has had a difficult time. She became an alcoholic and got into an abusive relationship where her debts spiralled. She managed to escape and spent some time in a refuge. She has now managed to turn things around with support, and has been off alcohol for over a year. She has a job but is still on a very low income and working hard to pay off her debts. A debt relief order would wipe her debts and give her a fresh start. Can you help?
A&M are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They both got into debt as a result of difficult circumstances, especially A who was struggling as a single mum. They are working really hard to stick to an incredibly tight budget. They have had to give up their car, which means M can no longer care for his granddad. They also recently suffered a traumatic miscarriage. Can you help this couple by donating to a debt relief order fee? This is the second request as DRO fees are needed for both.
M lives with her two sons, 11 and 18. She has been moved into temporary accommodation and now faces a huge energy bill; part of the bill is from the previous tenant but the energy company is refusing to clear any of the bill. £120 would help her clear a chunk of the bill and make it more manageable.
Single mum who is pregnant (due in one month) and also has a 5 year old daughter. They are in temporary accommodation due to domestic abuse, but have found somewhere to live. They need help with buying bedroom furniture such as beds, wardrobes, etc. The family has lived in temporary accommodation (bed and breakfast) for several months, and mum is struggling to keep her head above water. Now they have a chance for a new beginning.
This man has been living with his sister until he moved to his own tenancy recently. He was not eligible for any statutory help and has had no cooking equipment since moving in. He suffers with severe mental health problems & rarely goes out. He also has a long term alcohol abuse problem & has support from a number of agencies. He needs a halogen cooker to enable him to manage his life & maintain his health. He struggles to survive on benefits, and hasn't been able to save for this.
Mr W lives with his wife and has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, having treatment. He has had to give up his job due to the treatment and his wife has lost her job because of the time she has to give to taking her husband to appointments/looking after him. CAB helping her with this unfair dismissal. This is a real call for help for before Christmas - have no money at all and would love £50 for food over Xmas, £50/gas (he is having to stay in bed to keep warm) and £20/electricity.
Delays in benefit payments mean that E is unable to top up his gas and electric. He is applying to British Gas for the Warm Home Discount but this will take some time to come through and he will struggle to make it through the current cold snap. Please could you help E to keep warm.
A young male with poor mental health has moved into his own property after residing in supported accommodation. He needs decorating materials to make the home his own which will help his mental well being. Please can you help?
T and her 4 year old daughter have an old cooker where the oven has stopped working and the gas hob keeps cutting out. Fixing it would cost more than a replacement so she is looking for some help in getting a new cooker before winter really sets in and Christmas arrives.
Single mum of three young boys, recently moved to the area to escape a very difficult family situation. The family are now in need of carpets to make the home warm and welcoming - at present they are managing with rugs and odd bits of carpet here and there and we would love to give them the gift of new carpets which they cannot afford themselves. We have separately requested help towards carpets, however we would be very grateful for help towards the fitting of the carpets also.
S is working well with Christians Against Poverty but has had several stays in hospital recently due to life limiting health issues. Her cooker is broken which means she has not been eating a brilliant diet. Now home again it would be lovely to provide her with a replacement cooker to enable her and her grown up son to make healthy meals.
S needs help to pay off her debts and buy enough food for her home. She's owing on her rent and has been paying it bit by bit, but this is preventing her from buying enough food. She has collected food from the foodbank more than 7 times, which is above the usual limit she's entitled to. Presently, she's still owing £100 and she wants to pay it off for peace of mind and to be able to buy her own food.
The applicant has recently been given asylum after having to flee their own country after suffering torture for being a Christian. They now have to raise a deposit as well as a month's rent in advance in order to move into a place of their own. They currently volunteer at their church almost daily and is a joy to know.
Our client is 57 years old and struggling to buy food and heat her house. She owed debts on gas and electricity. She has since paid £200 out of £285 she owed, and this is affecting her from having enough food and heating for her house. She would be so grateful if you could help her pay off the £85 balance so she can live a normal life.
B has been unemployed long term and has had many interviews but has been unable to secure a job. B has learning difficulties and volunteers at her local church. She is on Job Seekers Allowance and manages well but simple things like needing identification (provisional driving licence) or a new coat throws careful management of money into chaos. B is distressed and worried due to additional complications of having grandchildren staying with her as her son goes through a separation.
Two years ago this man had to go back to live with his parents as he was diagnosed with a serious illness. His marriage fell apart at the same time. His health has been wonderfully restored and now working with Living Association he has a new house where his son can visit regularly. He has decorated it and has been given furniture to get started but before he can move in fully he needs a cooker. He would really appreciate your help with this.
My client lives with her partner and dependent child in rented accommodation, she has no savings or assets available and she has little income available. She has mental health issues and due to this her partner has been acting on her behalf. We completed a financial statement and this shows that she does not have the means to pay her creditors the amount owed and therefore after discussing her financial situation with her partner she would like to submit an application for a Debt Relief Order. We would be very grateful if you could help her pay the fee for this.
This unemployed man has been offered a job working night shifts. He currently has no way of getting to this job so needs a bicycle. He is on benefits with no money spare to buy a bike. Please would you help him with a donation to obtain a bike and accept the job offer. He is very keen to improve his situation.
G and her partner have just moved out of temporary accommodation and are now trying to set up their home before their first baby arrives in January. We are helping them with this, but they are without a cooker. This is essential to keep food costs down and to keep G healthy, as she has had a troubled pregnancy. If you could help her with this, we will get the cooker delivered and installed. Thank you so much for helping this family make a fresh start.
E has had no cooker since hers was condemned 6 months ago. She has been using a camping kitchen with two gas burners trying to feed a family of 6 in relays. She will be able to get a new cooker which can be installed for this amount, she could not afford the outlay herself due to trying to sort out her debt. She is working with CAP and hopes she will be able to get a cooker in time for Christmas. Thank you.
D lives alone following his divorce but he has been allowed to have his 4 kids for a week over the Christmas hols. He can feed them, but is worried as he can’t afford to feed them as well as put gas and electric on. He knows if there is a problem his ex wife might stop them seeing him. This money will ensure he doesn’t run out of either gas or electric during their visit, and means he will get more regular contact. He has prepared for Christmas all year, and has their presents already. Thank you.
D is a single mum with two young children on a low income. Both her washing machine and fridge have broken down and she cannot afford to replace both. She would be very grateful for your help to replace the washing machine.
A single mum of 3 is working hard to keep herself out of debt. However, her washing machine didn’t get the memo and has broken just before Christmas! This has had a negative impact on her mental health as it feels like one thing too many. It would be great to bless her with a replacement washing machine.
L is currently a Christians Against Poverty client and is working on a very tight budget to become debt free. Two years ago her husband became very ill and has only recently returned to work. She has 2 young girls. The family live in rented accommodation and their cooker blew up and it is not repairable. The family are not in a position to afford a new one and are currently borrowing a halogen oven from a friend. Please help us bless this family.
JE has three children, one is disabled and a change in benefit has meant that she has had a delay in her benefits. She has no money to buy the waterproof mattress protectors that her disabled child needs on his bed. She washes them so often that sadly they don't last long and she has to buy new ones regularly. Please help her to buy new waterproof mattress protectors for her child.
"After years of being homeless and living rough I am now accessing support at a Mental Health hospital and with support I hope to eventually move into my own supported accommodation. I suffer with mental health problems and have been the victim of domestic violence. If I am successful in my application for £120.00 I can get a copy of my birth certificate and with help apply for benefits. This will enable me to start on my road to recovery and help me gain some control over my life."
My client has multiple health conditions and has had to move into a new more suitable home. There was a cross-over in tenancies leaving her with a small amount owing for council tax on her old property. As she is on benefits and struggling with the change to Universal Credit, it would be really helpful if we could raise the funds for this debt to be paid off. Any contributions would be much appreciate to alleviate the stress it is causing my client. Many thanks.
Miss R has 3 young children who are in foster care at the moment. She has had trouble with alcohol and is now clean. She is looking to get her children back from care. She got into debt through trying to juggle her addiction and looking after her kids. Now she is clean and is looking to the future, she would like a fresh start, which means trying to sort her debts out. A DRO would mean she can concentrate on looking for work and showing that she is capable of looking after her kids.
A 46 year old asylum seeker is without her own home, living with her cousin. She has no benefit and relies on local charities to help her with food. Because she is living with others, she has no place to store food that is given to her. Please help her with donations for a second hand refrigerator and delivery cost of £90 total.
Debts arose when the applicant moved into a flat and later found that the landlord had not read the gas and electric meters. The first he knew of this was when he received bills for approx. £3,500. He could not avoid paying this and whilst working, paid about £600 off. However, he was ill and had to go into hospital and lost his job. He went to Citizens Advice who recommended a Debt Relief Order but he needs the fee for this. As he must have an operation he cannot look for work yet, so he would be very grateful for your help.
G had to give up work on health grounds and has physical and mental health needs which over-stretch her budget on top of normal household items. She receives Employment Support Allowance but was refused Personal Independence Payment in the past. Citizens Advice think that G should apply for this again, but in the meantime she needs a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start from the build-up of past debts. She would be very grateful for help with the fee.
'To whom it may concern, I'm in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction of which i get support with. Now htat i have some clean time behind me, i am now looking to do some voluntary or part time work with the intention of getting my own palce. It would be very helpful if you could give me support in getting a passport and driving licence as most jobs/estate agents require photo ID but i am unable to fund this myself at this time. Thank you for your help Kind Regards' - Mr F
the customer has just secured a new tenancy for her and her 6 year old daughter. The property doesn’t have carpets in any of the rooms. She wants to get her daughters room carpeted before Christmas as it is very cold and she is worried about her getting hurt whilst playing in there. Please can we help raise the funds to help her buy a carpet. Thank you.
A's wife died and he needs help with the funeral expenses as he has no savings at all. He would be very grateful with help to purchase flowers for the funeral.
Our Client from the Selby and District Foodbank has recently been moved into the area as a result of a relationship break-up. Although a place to live has been secured by Housing, she is in need of a head start with her electricity and also to buy 3 pairs of shoes for her children. Her first Universal Credit payment will not come through before Christmas and we are doing all we can to make sure this family is warm, clothed and do not build up debt before her payment arrives. Thank you.
This lady is in urgent need of a fridge/freezer as hers has broken. She has two children and and is in debt, and is currently using the foodbank to help provide food for herself and her family. She also uses our First Steps project for clothing for her children. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
This request has come via Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Swale Debt Centre. Due to the applicant's poor health and financial situation, which CAP has begun to help her with, E only has the TV as a source of entertainment and it acts as a lifeline for her, but her licence expires soon and she can't afford to renew it. Due to her financial situation, E is down sizing from a 3 bed to a 1 bed residence, as suggested by CAP.
This is a 2nd Request and a repeat of the 1st which was for the cost of private tuition fees for a 15 year old who wants to make Accountancy his profession in later life. The family were already funding it but now find they need the help of Christians Against Poverty to straighten out their finances and can no longer afford it. After the 1st donation was successful the lad had improved his grades in maths enough to allow him to follow his career choice in later life. This is for the continuation of the valuable improvements he is making.
"Due to long term mental health problems I have had to give up work and depend on benefits to support myself and my family. I worry constantly about being in debt and not having enough money to buy school uniform for my child and shoes that they desperately need. If I am able to access some support to buy school uniform for my child then this would help to reduce the amount of pressure I feel under and help me sleep better at night."
N is a 43 year old man suffering with mental health problems. He had to stop working due to his state of mind. N recently tried to take his own life as his sickness benefit was reduced after being assessed as fit to work. After visiting him in his home it was very clear that he is in no fit state to work. He has his young children visit every weekend which is what is keeping him going, but he needs to keep the house warm for them.
Mum of three, fled domestic violence from ex partner with her children. Struggling financially on top of Christmas to replace home furnishings as she had to leave home without any belongings. With support of family and victim engagement officer she has been able to have a fresh start in a new area away from her ex partner, but does not yet have a fridge or washing machine. We are requesting £120 to purchase her a reconditioned fridge.
This family's electric cooker broke down. They are on Employment Support Allowance and in significant debt due to ill health/ low income. Unable to purchase a replacement cooker as no spare money and do not want to get into more debt. We have supported this couple through Foodbank previously and often give food at the door. They plan to attend a free community lunch with their son on Christmas Day, but would it would be lovely to have Christmas at home with him.
K came to the area after fleeing domestic violence. She had been living in a hostel with her 2 young children, but now has her own flat. She is trying hard to make a home for her family but is struggling to cover basic costs. She has run out of money for food and utility bills, and also has rent arrears, which she must pay something towards or she may lose her home. She is receiving help to try to improve her benefits but in the meantime would appreciate support towards her living costs.
C has many health problems and as a result needs a lot of different prescriptions. She is currently in arrears with her rent and her daughter has just been diagnosed with depression. She is more concerned about paying essential bills and looking after her family, so she has decided not to purchase her prescriptions for the foreseeable future because she cannot afford both. A donation towards a Pre-paid Prescription Certificate would be of great benefit to her immediate health.
S & K have a 13 year old daughter currently in hospital with anorexia, her 3rd visit. S blames himself for not being at home enough. He is considering leaving his job to help care for his daughter when she comes home. In the meantime he's used all his holiday for hospital visiting and is finding money short because of the frequent journeys.
R is the full-time carer for her husband who suffers from epilepsy and is registered disabled and unable to work. They were just about managing until recently changing to Universal Credit and, with 12 days until the next payment, have no gas, electricity or money to buy food. Also they owe a final £60 repayment on a loan which they are not able to pay. An error in the calculation of their benefits will take some time to sort out, so they are now in a desperate situation until this is resolved.
S was forced to leave her hospital job when she started to have mental health problems. Her wage was just about covering her living costs but she had no savings. She now receives Universal Credit but she has rent arrears and large debts which she is unable to repay and she has been advised that her best option is to apply for a Debt Relief Order. This would considerably ease her anxiety and depression but she cannot afford the fee. Please help to give her this opportunity of a fresh start.
Our Client form the Selby and District Foodbank is in a financial and emotional crisis. She desperately needs shoes, school uniform and clothing for her family. She is receiving help for her emotional worries but we need assistance to help the family with more practical matters such as the footwear, clothing and school uniform. Thank you so much for any help you can give. The situation is dire in itself but it always seems worse as Christmas approaches, especially when children are involved.
B needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. He is a middle-aged single man living in Morecambe, who has built up multiple debts. Until recently he was the carer for his elderly mother, living in her house. He remained there after her death until his relatives forced him out. He has mobility problems following 2 strokes and has been re-housed by the Council because of his needs. Please can you help him sort out his debts and get back to normal life?
S has gone through a very difficult time in the last few months, both emotionally and financially. His partner died and then he found himself homeless for a time, and he has really struggled to make ends meet. Thankfully, things are starting to improve for him and he has managed to get back into full time work. He won't get paid until the end of the month and doesn't have enough money to cover the travel costs to and from work. It would mean a lot to him to have help in meeting this cost.
E has worked within the health and social care sector for a number of years and has recently independently paid to complete a qualification in order to be an assessor. However since this her employment has ceased and she is no in receipt of a low income. She needs support to purchase a Disclosure and Barring Check to gain employment with a health and social care agency. This costs £100. Please help this lady with the cost supporting her to gain employment and become financially stable.
C needs £90 for a DRO to help her make a new start. C is a single parent with a daughter who has mental health issues. C has debts she is unable to pay which is causing stress and anxiety. C really needs this DRO to make a new start and be able to concentrate on her daughter. Thank you!
A homeless couple need one week's emergency accommodation, plus money to pay for them to travel to and from the house. One partner had previously slept on the streets, whilst the other was in hospital. They need somewhere safe to stay whilst they consider their options, along with their support worker.
The client is an army veteran who suffers from back pain, caused by the after effects of an explosion whilst on service, PTSD and complex traumas. He was homeless until May 2018, when he settled into his own flat. He cannot sleep on the mattress provided by his landlord and is having serious night terrors as a result. He also recently moved onto Universal Credit, reducing his income, and making it harder to save for a new mattress himself.
H needs £90 to sort out her debts via a Debt Relief Order. She is currently living in supported accommodation, receiving help to tackle her alcohol misuse. She is shortly to move into her own accommodation, but has also had long-standing mental health problems and has been unable to cope. These problems have resulted in significant debts that she now wishes to sort out with the help of Citizens Advice. Can you help her to re-boot her life?
L was looking after his mother, who had dementia, for a long time. Last year she passed away and he has now had to move into a council rented flat which does not have a cooker. L has been trying to get a job but due to lack of experience is finding this very difficult. He is on job seekers allowance and therefore a very low income. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
C came to us for help with her debts which had escalated after leaving a job where there'd been harassment. Her partner left her and their three children and she is desperately struggling to manage on the small income she has. We are doing a debt relief order for her, so soon she will be debt free but the sofa bed will have to return to the suppliers. As her home is small one of her older children sleeps on the sofa bed and she urgently needs a replacement. Thank you for your help!
Ms D has 4 grandchildren under 8. Her daughter, who has been in hospital, has been burgled. They did not just take things, like the kids playstations, they totally trashed her home. All crockery broken, paint poured in the airing cupboard, kicked apart wardrobes. The family are going to be re-housed and the foodbank are gathering spare towels and sheets, but money for a new cot and other essentials would help make a new home and build confidence.
These loving grandparents have recently been awarded the care of their two primary-aged grandchildren and their 17 year old sister. After continual disruption caused by their parents' drug use, the 17 year old girl had tried to take her life twice. She is now, thankfully, more settled and studying at a local college. The local Parent Support Worker would love her to undertake an equine therapy course at a local centre staffed by qualified counsellors/ therapists. Could you help please?
Relief from an unaffordable debt burden is needed for a divorced single parent. She had a breakdown following the divorce, became ill for some time and was unable to deal with the many problems that arose from the divorce. Remarkably she managed to look after her little boy through all the difficulties, but her finances suffered, and Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only solution. A kind donation for the fee would be greatly appreciated.
This single woman suffers from depression and health problems, and has massive issues with going outside. All of these mean she is unable to work, and struggles financially. Her brother does help out practically but is not able to help financially. She currently does not have a fridge freezer, and would be very grateful for help to purchase one.
Young single lady of 22 years old is pregnant and moving into supported housing after being sofa surfing for some time. She has put in a claim for Universal Credit and is waiting payment, and has spent all the money she has moving in. However, she still needs food, gas and electric and some soft furnishings to make the place homely. It's a new start for her and it will make all the difference to her to have a nice warm place to live.
This middle aged single man, moving into a new flat after difficult times, has used all his money on moving in and is struggling to manage. He has been helped by the local food bank, but has no means of cooking. He says he would manage with a microwave and a halogen cooker- he doesn't need a full sized cooker on his own. It would make such a difference for him to be able to prepare hot food, especially as the weather gets colder.
N is a single mum of 2 with a severely autistic child. Her fridge freezer is not working properly which is a bit of a health hazard. I have managed to source a good quality one for £50 and it would be lovely to be able to sort this problem for her.
P is 72. She has suffered abuse from her son and recently changed the locks to prevent him returning. But she can't move back in as he had dumped his possessions and there is not even room to sleep. She can arrange for a Bulky Waste Collection to collect the large furniture items, costing £65. Her sole income is her state pension and her abusive partner coerces her into giving him money to buy alcohol. She will move without him and her daughter will deal with money for waste removal.
This 56 year old man was homeless for a while but now has a council tenancy. He is receiving universal credit. He has back problems and diabetes, and needs to regulate his diet because of the latter condition. On a low income, he cannot afford to buy a cooker, so a local charity has provided this item. He is also in need of a double bed, as he is a big man. He has seen one for £120 and any help with this amount would really be appreciated.
A young mum with diagnosed mental health problems, has had her benefits sanctioned. She has had a broken oven for over a month now, with mounting debts and struggling to pay bills she has no hope of replacing this herself. Would you help, please?
A gentleman has recently come out of work and has had to apply for universal credit. He has 2 young children, and is on a pay as you go meter. This has left him constantly choosing between electric or food for him and his children and at times going without electric for a day or so. This request is to help him for the next few weeks toward electric and food bills for him and his family as they struggle through this time.
This young man been given a flat, but it is unfurnished. He has suffered from depression and anger issues, but has a chance at a fresh start in life. He has no money until his benefits are sorted out. Church are helping with food, but he would be very grateful for your help to purchase a cooker.
This client is a lone parent with three young children. She has recently had to move out of her council tenancy due to a burst water main. She has been temporarily housed into an unfurnished property and is struggling to source essential items. Her children are in urgent need of beds but she can't afford to buy them from her benefit income. Please can you consider donating for a cot bed for her youngest child. Many thanks.
This young family have a one month old baby. Mum is an EU National from Australia, so unable to get benefits here yet and their income is limited.The family have had help from friends and family but they are unable to help anymore, and they desperately need a washing machine.
My client is engaging really well with our service, but having his own phone would enable him to get in touch with me when he is having a bad day with regards to his mental health and for me to get in touch to advise of appointments.
KL has been granted leave to remain in the UK having applied for asylum. She now has a small flat and is waiting for her benefits to come through but she has no bed or mattress. Please help her to get this essential piece of furniture. Once she is settled she hopes to continue her education and eventually become a support worker, working with asylum seekers.
This client has just been housed with us following years of street homelessness, sofa surfing and living in a caravan. He has been awarded a grant for household items but unfortunately only has one set of clothes that are extremely worn. This money would enable him to do a supervised spend around some charity shops with his support worker and complete his new home life.
K is in need of funds for a winter coat, shoes and wellingtons for her growing teenager. She has recently come out of hospital after emergency surgery and the result of this is that she will not be able to work for at least 6 weeks which means that she will not be receiving the money she would normally expect. She was working part time and will struggle financially due to the universal credit changes.
Amazingly A has found a cheap rental house to move to in Exeter, despite having poor credit, but she has no funds to pay for a man/van to move the larger items to their new home and needs to do so at the beginning of January. She's a single mum with 4 daughters, and although she recently went debt free working with Christians Against Poverty her budget is limited. I'm so hopeful we can help her.
MR was homeless but has now been given a flat. He has learning difficulties and OCD, so he likes clean clothes and bedding and he currently goes to the launderette a couple of times a week and this is working out very expensive. If he had his own washer he could maintain the standards of cleanliness that he needs to keep his OCD in control without it costing so much- Thank you.
D is just 28 years old, but over the last 18 months his diabetes has led to the amputation of toes & the loss of his sight. He is now unable to work and enjoy many of the things in life he used to. Meanwhile, he fell into debt with his motorbike that he bought on hire purchase, and on his water bills. With his partner, he brings up two young children, one of whom also has serious health issues. A Debt Relief Order would mean he can clear his debts & be free of the added anxiety that this causes.
Please can you contribute to help this family have some good mealtime routines? Dad is working really hard to care for his 5 young children, since Mum has taken unwell with her mental health. He is working hard at establishing regular meal times and good habits. They have a table in their kitchen but do not have any seats for them to sit at it. Dad would really like our help in getting two benches so he can begin to have meal times together at a table.
A gentleman previously homeless has moved from a fully furnished into an unfurnished property through no fault of his own but due to his previous landlord requesting the property back. Our client has no bed, sofa or white goods. Please can you help?
C has been unable to work due to ill health and she has had to apply for benefits. She had to make a new claim for benefits recently and apply for Universal credit, when she made the application she then had to wait a month to receive the payment, As a result she has incurred rent arrears and she is becoming worried that her landlord will take legal action against her.
The client got in touch with us after he found no one else could support him. He had been a frequent customer of the Foodbank because his benefits had recently been changed and it stopped all of his income. Now after 6 weeks he is still waiting to receive the benefits but currently has nothing to help him over the Christmas period. This funding would enable him to pay for his gas and electric and but some household essentials.
The client who has been moving forward and making positive choices over the last year has been dealing with a court case that has kept getting in the way of him properly moving forward. He is now at the end of the trial and is likely to be able to put the whole situation behind him and move on with his life, however he is in desperate need of travel expenses as the court cancelled the last date and did not refund him for the travel expenses he had already paid for. This would massively help him.
The client recently moved into a new home, and unfortunately after moving in found out the property had no internal doors or carpets. She was in a desperate situation so had to move in quickly. She has 2 children and really wants to sort things out asap to ensure the children can feel at home after moving around a lot over the past few years. This support would go a long way in helping this family settle in.
Mum is in her 40's and suffers with epilepsy, previous D/A and poor Mental Health. Mum lives with her 8 year old daughter who is a young carer and has a certificate in life saving. Mum's daughter at present sleeps in the same room as Mum as her bedroom is not fit for her to be in and also she is very anxious as she is Mum's main carer. Safe Families will decorate this bedroom and make it a safe and nice place for the little girl too be in and to ease her anxiety about Mum's health.
Single Dad of two children aged 12 and 10 years old. Dad has poor Mental Health and alcohol related problems, he is trying to turn his life round and attending all relevant courses. The home is very sparse and in the corner is a television that isn't working. At present the children watch programmes on their phones in their bedrooms. A TV at Christmas would encourage the family to be together and improve relationships. The family have many moves but they are hoping this will be a permanent home.
This lady has physical and mental health issues. She worries about providing healthy well cooked meals for her children instead of junk food. They just about manage on her benefits for normal living costs but when her cooker broke she was unable to replace it and had to rely on just a microwave. Family members used to visit for Sunday lunch each week but this is not now possible. A cooker would enable her to regain self worth as well as being able to cook meals for them all
M is an asylum seeker who escaped abuse and has made a home for herself and her daughter in Yorkshire. She is an anxious lady who doesn't have any family in the UK but is being embraced by the local church. She came to us for help with debts but she desperately needs warm winter clothes and boots for her four year old daughter who is growing so fast! Mum didn't ask but she needs a winter coat too! Thank you for any help offered.
K has been suffering from depression for many years. He also suffers with epilepsy, cellulitis, sleep apnoea and recently had a heart attack. K's flat is in a state of disarray and he is struggling with daily living. K has been offered a continuous positive airway pressure device for his Sleep Apnoea. However his bedroom is cluttered with a very old carpet and he's been told to first clear the room and replace the carpet. He cannot afford to do this on universal credit. Could you help?
S was widowed 2 years ago when her husband died following a long battle with cancer. Her benefits are being transferred to Universal Credit and she is currently living on a very low budget. Her sofa is literally falling to bits and she would like a rug to cover an unpleasant patch on her carpet. I would also love to bless her with a couple of Christmas presents as she cannot afford to celebrate this year.
Our client is a single mum with 3 young children who is struggling to make ende meet and needs money for the meter so that she can heat her house. Please help.
My client is living in supported living, he was moved due to a risk from others and is currently in need for gas electric and food due to this to make him able to live in his new property. my client was referred to our organisation as a care leaver and was homeless after needing to leave supported lodgings. any help would be much appreciated.
This lady is very poorly and coping with 3 children and trying to find the courage to end her relationship that is not working. She needs to go through a DRO to clear her debts which will release more money to her each week when deduction stop and help her to move forward. Please consider helping this lady get a fresh start
the customer was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD also Oppositional Disorder since he was a young boy. He struggles with social interaction and is very isolated. When he lived at home he was very controlling and demanding with his mum. mum became depressed and even called the Police to have him removed from the house. Social Worker advised customer to get another flat as the relationship had broken down and they were unable to live together. he is struggling for money to fund a cooker.
AK and her 3 children, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in a very difficult financial situation. Because of an unusual and little known issue with the Child Tax Credit system AK has is not currently allowed to claim tax credits for her children. This issue has been raised with the local MP, who in turn has raised it with HMRC but apparently nothing can be done and AK cannot not apply for tax credits for her children until April 2019. Please help this family.
AK and her 3 children, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in a very difficult financial situation because of an unusual and little known issue with the Child Tax Credit system which means AK has is not currently allowed to claim tax credits for her children. This issue has been raised with the local MP. AK's finances are a mess and she has got in to debt. A debt relief order will help this family greatly.
Mr G has just got his first property, he has autism and this is a big step for him. He’s getting help from his parents but they can’t help get everything to furnish the property that he still needs. He is struggling to find the funds for a cooker. This appeal is for £120 towards a cooker.
This lady has ME and her son has autism. The husband is carer for them both. They paid for work to their car to get it through the MOT. A week later it broke down and they could only get scrap value for it. They had to borrow money to get a car as they live in a village in the countryside.
E escaped domestic abuse and then an old benefit overpayment caught up with her from 1999 which she disputes but has no evidence.She has been having 40% of her wages docked to recover it leaving her in a position where she can't eat or heat her home - she has enough for the rent and council tax and nothing else. It is a dire situation. She can't raise anything toward the fee for a Debt Relief Order but if you could help you will transform this lovely Christian lady's life.
This client came to us after being referred by a local council One Stop Shop. He has recently had his benefits stopped as he started a new job, but they stopped his housing benefit by mistake. The client has had to take out various loans to ensure his bills are paid, his heating and light is paid and he has food for the month. This funding would help him to pay off the loans and the interest and ensure he does not go further into debt.