R's husband has had to retire on medical grounds. She is a mother of 2 young children who can only work reduced hours for a low wage due to her own complex health problems. They have had to move out of their rented home due to the house being sold and need to refurnish their new house. Help towards buying electrical items, such as a toaster, kettle, slow cooker and pots and pans would be very much appreciated.
Vulnerable single mum (L), 2 children under 2 yrs. Eldest child has autism requiring constant care and supervision. L has worked hard to provide a safe and loving home for her children on a limited income. L’s washing machine has broken and she is unable to afford to buy a new or reconditioned one from her benefits and attending a launderette is difficult for her with the children especially in light of the special needs of the autistic child.
Young female who has lived in supported housing for 3 years is now moving into her own rented property. She has no kitchen items, and is in need of a cooker, microwave, fridge and kitchen essentials. This money will go towards this. This is a fresh start for her and would be great to see her set up well after working her way out of debt with our help.
SF is 62 year old european single man living in very poor accommodation (mice infested). He had a serious injury whilst at work, which has prevented him from being able to work for a while. He has children back in his home country and he his trying to help them by sending them money to live. SF has got into some debt trying to help his children, and we are trying to assist him to be able to feed himself and get better accommodation to live in by removing the cost of these debts from him.
M has a low income from benefits due to chronic mental health difficulties. He is in debt but is addressing this with the support of Cornerstone debt advice. M does not have a bed at the moment and if you are able to help in any way he would be very grateful.
This young person is living in our supported housing but is currently sleeping on a single mattress on the floor with her boyfriend and is 4 months pregnant. This money would enable her to get a bed frame and mattress as she is getting bigger throughout her pregnancy and is currently not sleeping and uncomfortable.
S's partner recently split up with him and took everything out of the house. He now only has a microwave for cooking, is on benefits and cannot afford a cooker. S suffers with polymyalgia. Any help with getting a cooker would be greatly appreciated.
SS is a single parent and her washing machine is broken beyond repair. She has to wash everything by hand using extra fuel and water. She is dependent on Universal Credit and is paying back Council Tax arrears. She suffers from anxiety issues and is being supported by the Ancora Help Through Crisis project in Oldham.
JT's daughter has been sleeping with Mum, but she is now 16 months and it would be better for her to be in her own bed. Sadly JT has arrears on some of her priority bills so she has to pay those off first before she could buy a bed for her daughter. Her bedroom is quite small but she could fit a cot bed in the room and so we would like to ask for money to buy a cot bed and mattress plus some waterproof bedding.
I visited a gentleman who has recently broken up with his partner of 18 years and moved out, leaving her everything as there are two children involved. He is suffering from severe depression and is in receipt of Universal Credit. Now living in a council flat, he has only one chair and an air mattress. When his kids visit, he has to put some cushions on a toolbox for his son to sit on to eat his dinner. This gentleman would really benefit from some seating arrangements for when his children visit.
P has mental ill health and needs support for daily living. Citizens Advice are helping her to claim her benefit entitlement, but in the meantime she doesn't have enough money for food and is very thin. She has had foodbank vouchers, but now she says that she often goes all day on just a biscuit or two. She would plan her meals better with a stocked food cupboard, and P would be very grateful for a kind donation to make this happen while her benefits are being sorted out.
L has been homeless, sofa surfing or on the streets for 20 months. The local Council has found him a flat which he has now moved into, but he only has a mattress and a microwave. He is on benefits as he is unable to work due to physical and mental health problems. The local Church has supplied a second hand cooker and fridge. We are seeking £120 to pay for a second hand table and chairs and a better mattress.
This seriously ill man is awaiting an operation for a tumour in his stomach and has run out of electric and his benefits have been delayed. He is unable to cook for himself and has no heating in his house. He would be very grateful for your help through this difficult time.
J lives with her three children aged 13, 6 and 4. She receives benefits and has no money to spare. Last year she moved out of her house for the council to make repairs. She has now moved back in and redecorated the areas where repairs have been done, but unfortunately her washing machine has started to leak and the temperature gauge on her cooker has broken. She has no spare money to repair or replace these items and any help you could afford would be greatly appreciated.
C and her partner and young child are really struggling financially and living in an unfit, privately rented property, with heating costing a fortune. They have just been issued a Section 21 notice to leave the property so have come in for advice on housing options. They are also expecting twins which has further added to their issues. At present they are renting a washing machine and ideally we would like to be able to purchase one for them.
In the past J has been trying to support his family with their financial difficulties and after years of trying to support everyone else J has found himself in debt. He was hoping that he would be able to pay this money back but now he is 68 years old, retired and in poor health. After seeking debt advice J has decided to do a Debt Relief Order. A donation towards the fee would mean that J could become debt free and have a fresh start in life.
This is our 1st request of 2 on behalf of K. K is having support from Christians Against Poverty and is likely, to be shortly undergoing insolvency process. K has long term health conditions which are increasingly debilitating her and she is now partially sighted. We would like to replace her rented fridge/ freezer which is due to be collected, with a purchased one, ideally of the same dimensions to assist her poor sight. This amount will significantly help with the purchase and give her peace of mind for the foreseeable future.
This is our 2nd request on behalf of K. K has been working through a debt repayment plan with Christians Against Poverty for some time and is living on a tight budget. She has long term health conditions and her sight is failing significantly. We are trying to replace her current rented TV with the purchase of a second hand one with a screen of adequate size for her needs. A suitable set has been found and reserved for her. We hope to raise the further balance needed via a local grant. Can we help secure this purchase?
This single mum is on benefits and has historic debts resulting in large deductions to her benefits. She is now getting help from Christians Against Poverty with her debts but is short for her monthly rent payment this month and worried about putting her tenancy with private landlord at risk. Children are 14,12 & 2. Your help is requested to enable to protect her tenancy. There will likely be a Debt Relief order shortly to clear her debts and she will then be able to afford rent.
L would greatly benefit from a hoover as she lives in a small house with little storage and she has limited funds to buy essential living and cleaning equipment. L's 1 year old daughter is mobile and she wants to be able to provide a safe clean home for her child. She is finding it hard to save for a hoover as she has little or no money left after bills and food each week. L attends a young parents group weekly to work on her parenting and development skills.
C is in severe financial hardship. He is working with Christians Against Poverty to find a solution. Due to his hardship, he was driven to pawn two rings of his recently deceased father. The reality is he can no longer afford to renew or redeem the rings and so is set to lose them to the broker. £120 is just enough to let him redeem the rings. I'm aware this may not seem like a necessity but for a man who has lost nearly everything I'd love it if we could save him this small piece of heartache.
This client was referred to us by his tenancy support worker seeking assistance towards a bed. He and his partner separated after 16 years and he found himself in a position where he was at risk of homelessness. He applied to the council and they have housed him but he has no essential household items. He receives universal credit and has no way of saving for the items himself. He would really appreciate any help to set up his new home.
This family of 5 is under extreme financial stress due to Dad's health issues after suffering redundancy. They are struggling on benefits, and their cooker has just broken, meaning that they are reduced to preparing meals on a camping hot plate. A new cooker would ensure that the family can prepare proper meals again and provide them with some hope for the future.
Mum, Dad and their 3 young children have been living and working in the UK for nearly 10 years. Last year, the father's right to work was suddenly and unexpectedly cancelled and while they wait for the Home Office to consider their appeal they have no money to provide for their family as they aren't entitled to benefits either. Their children urgently need warmer clothes for winter as well as fresh food not provided by the foodbank.
P came to us for money advice. She lost her job in December and is struggling to pay her debts which have slowly increased as her work, whilst full time, was on the basic rate. She is desperately keen to work again but is worried that she can't get out of this debt cycle. Getting a debt relief order would give her the fresh start and the hope that she craves. Thank you for any help offered.
E's family have just arrived as part of a family reunion. This has resulted in a delay in benefits payments. The family (4 members) has recently moved into private accommodation and after paying their first month's rent and deposit are left without necessities. They are asking for £100 to pay for one week's food shop to support them while they wait for their children to begin school and their benefits to begin.
W is a Chistians Against Poverty Debt Centre client who needs this top up short term to help with fuel costs this winter. W is also a Fibromyalgia sufferer and is known to the Swale Fibromyalgia Support Team. What is Fibromyalgia? Imagine the symptoms of severe flu, multiply by 100 and that is how the sufferer lives on a daily basis. Winter is particularly bad for sufferers. Your assistance to this person would be gratefully welcomed.
D is a Christians Against Poverty client who needs support to move from temporary accommodation to a rented flat in Sheerness. His deposit has already been given, the amount requested is to release his few belongings from storage and make his new flat into a home.
This lady accidentally made a hole in the bath whilst attempting to paint in an awkward corner of the bathroom ceiling using a stool to stand on in the bath. She is struggling with debt, on universal credit and is unable to afford any insurance to help. She is being supported by the local Christians Against Poverty debt centre who are also aiming to find someone from a local church to fit it free of charge if at all possible.
A has unfortunately had to leave his job due to some difficult situations and struggles due to his health. Unfortunately, as universal credit takes so long to come through, A is left without means to get through the month. Furthermore, he is coming to the end of the oil supply for heating and hot water, and he has no means to pay for this, particularly as the minimum delivery is £252. He was starting to get on top of his debt after seeking help, so it would be great to help him.
This couple came into our Centre because they had no money to top up their gas and electricity meter. They have just moved to Universal Credit and are receiving much less money than previously and are struggling to budget the money over a month. The husband had been receiving Disability Living Allowance but this has now been stopped so his wife is no longer entitled to Carers Allowance. Thank you for any help you could give to ease the transition from the old benefits to Universal Credit.
PM is on Universal Credit (UC) having lost his job due to injury. He has had no income since December and the next UC payment is due on 20th Feb. He will be off work for a long time and is not used to the benefit system. He needs £100 for food and for his electric meter during this cold weather. Please help if you can.
This mother has recently had her hours cut and her daughter who lives with her is expecting a baby next month. She needs the essentials to start the baby off. She is still coping with a bereavement from last year and the worry of trying to provide for this new baby is affecting her health. Please help if you can.
A lady who has to be rehoused due to divorce has no money for removals or mail redirection and would greatly appreciate a surprise gift towards her moving costs. She has very low income and is unable to make ends meet and feed herself properly even before moving costs. Any gift would be a great blessing to her. Currently, her partner is 'borrowing' the work van between jobs but money for a small van hire would solve this problem.
A is a single parent with two small children, one of whom has a substantial physical disability. Her benefits don't meet her care costs, and A constantly struggles to manage her debts. She has a repayment plan with her bank and feels that she can manage her other debts if she can get up to date with her gas payments. A kind donation would bring her relief from the worry of this debt and from the danger of her gas supply being disconnected.
We have been supporting a mum with 4 children over the last 18 months. Three of the children have complex health needs and mum is really struggling to make ends meet. She is doing an amazing job but had another blow this week when the fridge broke. We have found a replacement for £105 and would love your support to help make her life that little bit easier.
F is a middle-aged single woman on job seekers allowance who is trying hard to find work, including doing re-training. She counts every penny and has avoided going into debt, but there is absolutely nothing left after essentials and her cooker has broken down. £120 would buy a second-hand refurbished cooker and have it delivered and installed. She says, “To cook something in an oven would be fantastic- I can’t believe you are doing this for me- maybe my bad luck is coming to an end.”
J has nothing to his name. He has just moved back into the area after 20 years of rough sleeping in London and Paris. He has been provided with basic accommodation but he is waiting for his Universal Credit to come through. He needs basic supplies like toiletries, underwear and fresh food (he has access to the Foodbank, but needs bread, etc).
Although previously employed in a hospice this lady became homeless when she was threatened and attacked in her previous home. She spent time in a women's hostel where she became unwell and was no longer able to work. She has now been given a flat, but due to the circumstances of leaving her previous flat she has no furniture. She is on Employment Support Allowance, but due to her low income she can no afford furniture. We are requesting support to buy a bed and bedding as part of a fresh start.
L can't hold down a job for long due to mental ill health. She became homeless and then took on a joint tenancy with a man who absconded, leaving L with debts which she will never be able to clear. She is now in a hostel and gets support from the hostel and a health worker but needs relief from her debt which is causing her great distress. A kind donation for the fee for a Debt Relief Order is the only way out of this unhappy mess, and L would be very grateful.
We have a lovely mum in the Netherton area who thought that she was being kind when she took in a rescue cat. Unfortunately, the cat had fleas which infested the property. Mum has had the cat rehomed and realises that it wasn't a great idea. Her 3 year old cannot go to nursery until the fleas are cleared and this will have a huge impact on him. Mum is not going to be able to manage fumigating the flat herself and so Dudley Council will organise this and we're looking to cover the cost.
A gentleman has moved into his own property after coming out of rehab. He needs furniture and white goods as the accommodation is unfurnished and he has limited funds to purchase these things for himself. Please can Acts 435 help?
"I am currently living in supported accommodation and am looking to get a new job. I have just enrolled on a course to get my Support Worker credentials. I have no access to a computer to complete my essays and attend web seminars. Therefore I am asking for help towards buying a laptop. I have saved up a small amount from my benefits but need help to fund the rest. Thank you for considering my request. God bless you." - Mr P
W is retired. He suffers with arthritis in his knees. This means that his mobility is poor. His washing machine, which was twelve years old, recently broke and cannot be repaired. Travelling to the launderette is a huge effort for W given his health issues and is expensive to pay for. A generous donation towards a new washing machine would take a lot of stress away from him.
C has recently found a home, with support, after finding himself homeless. He had previously lived with his father until he was diagnosed with cancer and had to reside in a care home. He has nothing in his home apart from a couch and TV which was given to him by a friend. He is on a low income and is struggling to purchase the essentials for his kitchen. Please help this gentleman with a small amount to enable him to purchase a second hand fridge and washer for his new home.
Young mum with a teenage son, after having a past history of alcohol dependency is now in recovery and doing really well. She is working on her life style and finances so is down sizing. She is on benefits and has a move to a new flat with her son to have a complete fresh start, but she needs help with paying for a van to move.
S is a single Mum with two children and has just left a controlling relationship so all their clothes are in bags as she has little furniture. She needs something to place the clothes in so as to start making a real home for her and the children.
E has 2 young children and lost her job 12 months ago. Since then she has been trying to manage on Universal Credit but has rent arrears and other debts which she can't afford to pay. When she came to us she had no food left and there had been no credit on the gas for over a week so she had no heating or hot water. On top of this, her mother is terminally ill in hospital and she is really distressed that she has no money for the bus fare to go and visit her. She would be grateful for your help.
This dad of a 1 and 3 year old is off sick at the moment and living off a very low income. He's trying to get more benefits sorted but needs some help to get through in the meantime. They were cold and hungry; we've given them food and this request is for topping up his electric card so he can heat the home.
A gentleman suffering from epilepsy and severe anxiety has obtained a tenancy after residing in temporary accommodation and has nothing to move in with. Please can Acts 435 donors help?
Julie's daughter, who is 11, has been forced to change school due to bullying over her appearance. She has not been in school for 7 weeks, but now has a place at a new school. She is having counselling to help her deal with the issue. The family have also been in emergency temporary accommodation, but are due to move this week to a permanent home. The money requested would enable a new blazer and school skirt to be bought for her new school to help her fit in and have a fresh start.
M is a working single mum, with one son living with her. Her younger son (10) is living with his dad. The relationship has deteriorated, and M doesn't know where they are living and isn't being allowed regular access to son. She would like to establish regular visiting. In order to do this she is going to have to go through mediation- she has sought advice, but the initial consultation where they will work out whether she qualifies for legal aid is £100. This isn't manageable on her tight budget.
K has been in violent relationships. She is living in a women's halfway house with her two daughters, one of whom has ADHD. They have moved away from their school, church, and safe neighbourhood. K can't get onto the council housing list because of arrears in council tax, housing benefit and rent. To break out of this vicious circle she needs just £140 to clear her rent (the church will find the other £20). Thank you for your help.
K got a house with us over six months ago. She had no furniture or household items when she came and little family support. She has now secured a tenancy with a local housing authority for a flat in Seaham which she is very positive about. Moving on will pay her upfront costs but K still need financial help with moving and also buying a new bed if possible
This single mum of five children is sleeping on a single mattress as she has put her double bed in the boys room to accommodate two of her little boys. She is just managing on benefits and would like to return to work but as her three year old is autistic she is struggling to cope.
R moved into one of our properties a few months ago although came to us with some debt. She had previously worked part time in a shop but was signed off due to mental health & health issues (anxiety/depression and diabetes). She has no family support in the area. R is managing living costs and paying bills but still has very little in her home furniture or household belongings and would like a grant to buy a hoover cleaning items
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in order to become debt free. She has the chance to go on a free weekend away with CAP, we just need to raise money for her petrol costs. She has complex health and social needs and rarely has the chance for a break away.
Pam is a 47 year old mother of two who has suffered from domestic abuse. She is making a fresh start in temporary accommodation in a new area. Her flat has no furniture or white goods. She is keen to obtain a fridge freezer, washing machine and bed bases for the children, which she will be able to obtain from a local reclaim centre. Please help this lady begin again in a safe place. Your support would mean so much to her.
C is a single mum, who has currently been forced into un-affordable private rented accommodation, due to lack of availability of council housing. As such she has been subjected to the benefit cap and has a Council Tax bill that she cannot afford to pay. She is studying as well as caring for her two children and this would release a huge amount of pressure on her.
F and his wife are Christian Against Poverty (CAP) Debt clients. He has not been able to secure permanent work. He has had agency work but this has not been continual. He is desperate to get a job. He wants to train in security but this costs nearly £220. They are going through debt repayment with CAP and are doing really well with that, but they have a tight budget and only living on one wage for a family of 4. To be able to train and get his security qualification would be a huge help. F's wife is due to receive a work bonus soon and will be able to fund the rest of the amount for his badge, but they would be very grateful for your help with some of the cost.
U and her husband have just moved out of temporary housing and have worked really hard to source furniture etc for the new place. They both work, but funds are so tight there isn't a penny to spare. They have managed to find a second hand washing machine but cannot find a way to save/afford it. They have 2 small children and have managed to support themselves so far without claiming any benefits. They work so hard and would be so grateful to receive the funds for the washing machine.
This lady fled domestic violence from London; she accepted the first property offered to her and her son, the property had bed bugs and she lost the bed and furniture, and is struggling to obtain bedroom furniture for her young son. Would Acts 435 donors be kind enough to help her? This lady now has a new property which is a new beginning for this family.
J is a 52 year old single man living in a rented flat, unable to work due to ill health and living on benefits. He has a support worker helping him. J has fallen into debt without any chance of being able to pay the debts off- we are assisting him to apply for a debt relief order, we would be grateful if you could help us to give J a new start without the burden of debt.
J is a 33 year old single parent with a child, who has recently been transferred to the Universal Credit benefit system. The time taken to get her some money has put her into debt as she did not receive any benefits for 8 weeks. J is 7 months pregnant and the worry and stress of this is having an impact on her fragile mental heath. Please if you could assist us in helping this young vulnerable woman we would be so grateful.
This single Mum of 3 young children is asking for help to buy a mattress and bedding for her 2 year old child who has outgrown the cot and is needing to go into a bed. She has acquired a bed base but needs a mattress. She is in receipt of Income Support benefits but has no spare money to provide a mattress. Please can you help? Thank you.
T is a 40 year old single mother with dependent children who suffers from bipolar and is unable to work due to her illness. Her partner left her with debts that she is unable to pay as she lives on benefits due to her disability. Please could you assist us in getting a debt relief order for this very vulnerable woman, and help her to overcome this traumatic time in her life.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free. She has a very troubled past including domestic abuse. She has significant health problems also. She has just been offered a new flat which is in the right area and ground floor. We want to bless her with some household items for her new flat. She has waited a long time for the opportunity for a fresh start.
This gentleman has recently lost his job and is now struggling on Universal Credit. He has had to take an advance to pay his rent and now is struggling on his lower income. He wants to do a Debt Relief Order so he can have a fresh start and not worry about his debts and bailiffs any more.
This request is for a single mum with 5 children. The family are struggling to make ends meet and the need for a cot bed for the youngest is causing a lot of stress as mum doesn't know how to stretch the budget to cover this. As the youngest is now almost 6 months old and still in a Moses basket the need for the cot bed becomes more urgent. Any help towards this would be gratefully received and make life just a little bit easier for this mum.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough, with support, is moving to a new property. The mattress that he has is very very old and not suitable for him. He has no means of purchasing another mattress and would be so grateful if Acts 435 donors could help him. This is a fresh start for him the gentleman has learning difficulties and is quite vulnerable.
K is requesting help to get a tumble dryer. She is a pensioner and in receipt of pension credit. K has no funds available to get a dryer. She is a much valued volunteer for Hope Nottingham.
B has two young children and is expecting a third. She has recently escaped an abusive relationship but has been left with debts which need to be written off through a debt relief order. This will free her to look after her family on her low income. She is not able to pay the £90 fee herself - please support B as she begins this new chapter.
W is a lovely lady who fled a domestic violence relationship following an assault in 2016. She left with two young children and had to start again. Her partner had stopped her working to make her dependent on him, so she got into debt. She is now working well with Christians Against Poverty. The lock on her front door has broken and needs repairing urgently to keep her home secure. She is especially worried that her ex partner's restraining order finishes in March.
K works for a company that has recently been placed in to receivership. The company has now been taken over and her job is safe at the moment however this has caused huge problems with her Universal Credit claim. She won't receive any help this month or next. She really needs a financial fresh start; she has a number of debts and her recent money problems have made it impossible for her to keep on top of these. A Debt Relief Order will help her get back on track.
S has struggled to manage her money since giving up work due to ill health. She has accrued council tax arrears and the local authority have instructed bailiffs to recover the debt. This is causing S acute stress and anxiety. Any help offered towards paying for a Debt Relief Order would be greatly appreciated.
J is a client of Christians Against Poverty(CAP), who are helping him clear debts resulting from a marital split and mental health problems. He lives with his mother and brother- none of whom are able to work due to health issues. His father died recently and J does not have the fare to get to the funeral in Croydon on 25th Feb, nor does he have a suit to wear. He is engaging well with CAP and also now regularly attending local Alpha Course. He says that the suit will also help him apply for work.
A really lovely family at their wits end. Catastrophic health issues caused the loss of a job and their transport. They desperately need to buy new clothes and shoes for their fast growing family. They have so many needs but this would make such a difference to them.
This woman, her partner and her child have been living in a homeless hostel for a year. They have both been in care so lack any help from family and neither are able to work due to their poor mental health, therefore they are struggling to clear the last part of their rent arrears. They have worked really hard and cleared most of their arrears but still have £75 left. Once the arrears are paid, the family will be able to move out of the hostel and into their own accommodation.
This single lady, working with Christians Against Poverty to repay her debts, is looking to fund essential car repairs so she can continue working in her care role in the community. Without these car repairs, she will not be able to work.
G is a single man receiving Employment Support Allowance. He is having real difficulty meeting the costs of heating over this winter period. Your support would help him greatly as he is having to attend a food bank to receive support.
Our client is going through an insolvency and is on Universal Credit and in financial hardship. His hoover has packed up and he needs a new one. Please help.
This young man is coming out of homelessness due to a relationship breakdown. He has just received his flat and he is moving in in 3 days with his son aged 6. He desperately needs a washing machine as it is costing too much at laundry, and he can't afford washing machine himself.
Asylum seeking family from Egypt have been in this country for seven years, living in appalling conditions. They have now got permanent residence and a home. The young woman was parted from her husband when fleeing the country and she has no idea if her husband is alive. She is in desperate need of a washing machine- she has been washing her clothes by hand which takes her hours to do. A carpet for one room would also enable them to all sit together as a family in relative comfort.
This family, with two children, have found benefit changes quite difficult but were managing until the fridge broke. They are finding it hard to save for a fridge freezer due to spending more money on food due while without one. They would be very grateful for your help.
M is a 51-year-old single lady who suffers from osteoporosis, degenerative crumbling of the spine and sciatica and is therefore unable to work and is on benefits. She urgently needs to replace her orthopaedic mattress and is currently sleeping on the floor which is not helping her medical problems. As she is unable to work there is no spare money to replace the mattress and she is asking if you would be able to make a donation towards this much needed replacement.
C is in significant financial hardship due to benefit cuts. After a change in circumstance he had to downsize significantly and place his things in storage. He is no longer able to pay the storage costs and is therefore at risk of losing all his goods. Through working with Christians Against Poverty, the warehouse have offered a settlement figure of £75 to release the goods. This is a great offer and would allow C to access and sell goods to alleviate some of his hardship and move forward.
This young woman is a lone parent with two young children. She has recently fled an abusive relationship and has been rehoused into an unfurnished tenancy. She is in receipt of benefits and has limited means of purchasing items for her new home. Without a fridge she is having to shop daily to avoid wasting food, but this is expensive. I would be very grateful if you could consider contributing towards the cost of a fridge.
S is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts, and is at the beginning of a long repayment plan. She's opened up her coal fire to try and save heating costs, but she needs £50 to have the chimney swept and some money for coal, and a cowl to go on top of the chimney. It would be great if we could help. When I explained about Acts 435 she couldn't believe that people might help her.
K works full time at a local prison however she is currently on Statutory Sick Pay due to being attacked whilst at work. Her husband suffers from a progressive illness meaning he is unable to work. They have 4 young children. The household income had reduced dramatically due to her being signed off work. Recently the boiler has stopped working and they are without heating and hot water. Please help this family with a small amount to enable them to get the boiler repaired ensuring they have heat and water.
M. has been on long term sick leave and is unable to return to work due to complicated mental health issues. Since her sick pay finished at the beginning of December 2018 she has only received £42 in benefits. As a result she is in arrears with paying her water rates. A gift towards this would help her immensely, and remove some of the mental anxiety.
S has been coming to Church on and off for a few years. He has been offered a free holiday, but needs the petrol to be able to attend. He is working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help and is currently unemployed.
This lone parent with four children has recently moved area due to suffering from anti-social behaviour from their neighbours. The children all have mattresses but they have no bed bases which is problematic as their bedroom floors are not carpeted. The client cannot afford to buy bases from her benefit income, so I am hoping that you may be able to assist.
This gentleman is in his late 50’s. He has not been able to find work since March 2018. He receives benefits but has fallen behind with bills and so now has many debts. This resulted in a recent visit by a bailiff. He cannot make the required payments and now he potentially faces losing his flat. In order to remove the stress caused by the debts he would need a Debt Relief Order and seeks help with the £90 fee. He is very grateful for any help you are able to give. Thank you
This gentleman has recently started work and has now been taken off benefits, but needs to work for a month before he gets paid. He has 2 children and a wife. During this time he needs electricity and gas to see him and his family through the month period- their meter has been in arrears for which they have set up a payment plan with the company.
L lives with her 3 year old daughter who attends nursery. She is in receipt of Income Support however this has been reduced due to an over payment which is causing great financial difficulty. L's daughter needs a new school uniform as she has outgrown her current one. L is finding it difficult to purchase this due to living on a low income. Please help this single mother with the cost of uniform and some shoes to ensure her daughter has a clean, smart uniform for school.
Our client suffers with depression and is a recovering alcoholic and also has diabetes. He was working 10 months ago but ended up living on the streets until he got a place at a hostel and then got a property with us. He has had help with getting his property furnished. He has also managed to get a cooker and washing machine. However, he is really struggling to get the money together to get his cooker installed so at the moment has a cooker but is not able to use it.
This young mum has mental health issues due to fleeing domestic violence; police and social services are involved. She has two adult children who have complex needs and cannot live independently so they are still at home Her other children are living with their paternal grandmother. Due to the abuse they all suffered she got rid of the mattresses and has been sleeping on the sofa. This very brave and lovely lady is in need of a good night's sleep, and would be grateful for your help to purchase a new mattress. ,
This mum of 3 young children arrived recently from France and is now an EU resident. She has managed to get some house hold items but is in desperate need of beds as they are all on the floor at the moment. She has no family here to help her and she speaks little English.
G had to have her elderly dog put to sleep due to ill health. The dog has been her companion over the past 12 years. G is disabled and has a disabled son and has limited income. Your donation would help to pay the vet fee.
Citizens Advice are currently assisting this single lady in her forties with benefits claims. She suffers with severe mental health issues which are disrupting her daily life. They have asked us for help because she has hardly any furniture or white goods in her house which is also in need of repairs. She is particularly vulnerable and in need of support. Just having a fridge to start off with will make a big difference in her mental health and well-being.
This 53 year old lady has neuropathy and poor mobility. She has been in hospital for 6 weeks and has been discharged home with support. Her standard rate of care has been stopped on personal independence payment and her husband's carers allowance has also ceased due to being in hospital. As a result they have no money as the universal credit recently received has been used up. They have no gas or electric on the meter and would be most grateful for any support to top up so that they can keep warm.
This vulnerable adult who suffers from mental health issues has recently befriended a lady who started exploiting him financially and ruling over him both physically and emotionally. During this time his mental health and management of both his home and finances has deteriorated into crisis point. The lady has been removed, and subsequently he had his washing stolen off the washing line (crime reported) leaving him with very few clothes. It would help him greatly to have some warm winter clothes.
This single dad and his son who are both considered vulnerable are struggling with the cost of electricity due to the cost of Economy 7. Dad is on a limited income which he uses to support himself and his son as he is not in receipt of any other benefit to provide for the child. He is now down to £2 emergency and does not have the funds to top up his meter and is concerned that he and his son will not have electricity for tonight. We don't believe anyone should be left in the cold, Thank You.
This single lady moved out of supported housing a year ago. She is working, so isn't in receipt of benefits. She moved to an unfurnished property and was saving up to get carpets for the property. Sadly her Mum passed away very unexpectedly and she has had to pay the funeral bill (which she is still paying off). This means she hasn't been in a position to pay for any carpet- any help towards this would be very gratefully received and helpful at a difficult time.
T, who struggles with long term anxiety, is struggling to pay her winter fuel bills and other priority bills. A donation would really assist her to get back on her feet.
O has recently been burgled and she has no house insurance due to money issues. A donation through Acts 435 will help to replace the items that were stolen.
M is a member of our local street community and has been known to Hastings Street Pastors for 8 years. He has managed to beat previous drug addiction but is still battling alcoholism. He has a dog who is now getting old- he is worried about the dog but cannot afford the £40 to get the dog checked at the vets. He wants to go for detox r.e. alcohol but will not commit until he knows that his dog is ok and can then leave dog with a friend. We will ensure funds are payable directly to the vets.
Mum and Daughter have had to leave their family home due to mental and physical abuse. They managed to find a property which took ALL their money, and the property has been partly furnished through local furniture bank and freecycle. They still need a few items, bedding towels, toilet brush, a desk for her studies etc. What a huge blessing it would be at this sad difficult time for them both if you could help them to have a fresh start.
My project works with young people who have experienced homelessness and are working towards their own independence. This request is for a young lady who is getting her first tenancy and is hoping to make it a home. We are requesting help with flooring to help her to achieve this aim. She is currently applying for work in social care. I feel that any assistance provided will help to give her a firm base from which to launch herself towards her goals.
This young woman comes from a broken background and got into sex working on the streets from the age of 15, which has left her unstable and with mental health issues. She is trying to get out of it and put her life back together. She has a house that she hasn't been staying in but has gone back home and is trying to piece her life back together. She currently has no gas and they wont switch it back on until she pays the bill. She is living without heating at the moment, please help.
JB has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is JB could have a fresh start.
G. has been experiencing abuse from her son. He has been verbally abusive & caused criminal damage to her door. She needs to have it repaired as it is not secure. The son no longer lives with her and has been reported to the police and interviewed. G. is in receipt of universal credit but needs this basic money for her bills and essentials such as food. She would be very blessed with some help to repair her door, so she can feel secure again.
T. and her 7 year old daughter are British and fled domestic violence in USA. She has sought help from housing and children's social services but she is not entitled to benefits until she has been living in the UK for 3 months, so has no money and no home and is relying on charities for food and on friends to house her. Her child is not at school because T. has to keep moving. Any gift will help her to buy some essentials and help to pay for travel from friend to friend.
This client and her husband have 3 young children and are currently both unemployed, although they are both actively seeking work. The drop in their income has become increasingly problematic as they can no longer manage their debts as their benefit income barely covers their essential outgoings. As they have debts of over £18000 they have sought debt advice and a Debt Relief Order has been recommended as their best option. However, they cannot afford the fee so I am hoping that you can help. Thank you
This gentleman is on benefits due to chronic arthritis. His teenage daughter visits him at weekends but he desperately needs a new cooker as the existing one only has one working ring. He is going through a rough period at the moment having had a water leak from an upstairs flat and a broken washing machine. Please help him offer proper meals to his daughter and let him know that he is not alone.
This young lady with mental health issues has been without a fridge for six months, consequently her diet has suffered as she has no way of storing fresh food. Her illness prevents her working and because of a problem with her benefits application hasn't received all she is due. A fridge freezer would mean she would be able to store food, which would save her money, ease her anxiety and she could eat healthy meals. She is very grateful for any donations.
LG has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is LG could have a fresh start.
"I am in recovery after 28 years as an alcoholic and drug addict. For the last 3 years, I have been sober and out of jail. For the last year I was living in a house where people go after rehab, and now I am ready to go and live on my own. I need to buy everything as I need to set up my house and my new life. I will enjoy this new opportunity that God is giving me."
A lovely couple, new to the faith, are dealing valiantly with the pressures of a busy family life on a limited budget. Keeping their marriage healthy is one of the best ways for them to love both their children and themselves, but Christian counselling is expensive at £20 a session. The local church is able to pay for an initial consultation (£20) and 3 sessions. A donation from ACTS 435 could more than double the help this marriage could receive. Thank you.
Please would you help this lady and her family. They are struggling to pay bills especially a gas bill. She receives Universal credit benefits but finds it difficult to make the money last for a month partly because of bank charges due to an overdraft. They are beginning to work with Christians Against Poverty to reduce the debt but need help in the meantime. Please would you help them with a donation? Thank you.
This man has been living in a house owned by a charity Hope in Action. He now needs to move to independent living. He is on benefits and needs help to pay an admin fee in order to move. Please would you help him to make a fresh start with a donation. Thank you.
ED worked as a teaching assistant and had to give up work due to ill health. She has recently been rehoused into a small bungalow rented from the local council. She has accumulated some debts which are slowly being repaid but has no money to furnish the bungalow and is suffering from having a solid concrete floor throughout. Donations to provide flooring would make a great difference to her, especially in this cold weather. Thank you.
C has been homeless for the last 3 years. Mostly she is able to stay with her parents, but they both suffer from ill health and she often has to resort to staying with friends. A sexual assault a few years ago left her with mental health problems and she has since been involved in an abusive relationship. She receives Universal Credit but has large deductions leaving her little to live on. Support from Acts 435 would be a real help, and would give a boost to her confidence and self-esteem.
"I have been out of work for long time. I live alone and have lost 4 close members of my family over a short period of time. I suffer from depression and have been very ill after contracting Sepsis. This has impacted on my ability to manage my day to day life which has resulted in me getting behind with bills etc and I am now in debt. I have visited my local Citizens Advice Bureau for help, who have advised that a Debt Relief Order would be the best way forward, but I cannot afford the fee."
The applicant moved into a flat after the breakup of a relationship but both his fridge and washer broke down. He managed to get second hand replacements but then other bills started coming in and he tried to negotiate smaller payments. These were not accepted and he was left with no money for food etc. He went to Citizens Advice who advised him to seek a Debt Relief Order but he does not have the fee for this.
N is single and working with Citizens Advice to get his life back on track with the help of a debt relief order (DRO). N has had mental health problems for a number of years and is interacting with specialists to help with this- N has several large and numerous small debts and has also recently been evicted. N really needs a DRO to help make the new start he desperately needs. Thank you!
S lives alone and is in receipt of a low income. He is actively seeking work however is finding it difficult due to lack of public transport links in the town where he lives. He has recently moved into a property and been supported with donated furniture although has no storage for his clothes. Due to lack of finances he is unable to purchase these items. Please help this gentleman with a small amount to enable him to store his clothes in his new home neatly.
This mum of two is waiting for an operation and has subsequently had to take a lot of time off work lately because of the amount of pain she is in, meaning less income for her family. This month she has found herself without enough money to buy food, which is particularly a difficulty over half term. She would appreciate funds to help to bridge that gap.
The client came to us to use the Foodbank and while here told the workers how he was struggling with stress and anxiety, all made worse by the fact he will not be receiving any payments until March. He is struggling to pay his bills and even to afford food and pay basic living expenses.
The client came to us after having all oh his money stopped for 6 months. He missed his appointment due to illness- he showed a doctors note but he was still sanctioned. He is currently in the middle of an appeal which he has been told can take up to 4 weeks and may still result in a sanction for shorter time. This money will help pay bills and keep above water until his finances are back in order.
Our client is in desperate need of support; he currently struggles with anxiety and depression due to the mountain of debt he has been paying off for the past 4 years. He is about 5 months from the end of paying everything off, however his income has just been reduced and he is struggling to make ends meet. This money would go a long way in helping him stay afloat and continue to pay off debt as he moves forward.
P is requesting help to buy school uniforms for her 2 children aged 5 years and 9 years old respectively. Her children have outgrown their current uniforms. P is waiting for an asylum decision and has no recourse to public funds and is not allowed to work, therefore financing new uniforms is difficult for her. P is receiving food through food bank. P would be grateful for your help.
L has been regularly attending the Christians Against Poverty Freshstart Course to help her deal with life controlling addictions. She is currently working full time in low paid work in connection with local tourism and is paying off debts as well so her budget is very tight. L desperately needs some dental treatment including a tooth extraction which she just can't afford on her current income, and she'll have to pay to travel to a dentist taking NHS patients.
WS has a bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol. He now has a support worker and each illness has it's own treatment plan. He is trying really hard to get better but doesn't have a cooker or kettle and therefore cannot make hot meals. His support worker has recommended that he improves his diet but he cannot afford to buy either item, as he has direct deductions taken from his benefits making it very difficult to budget. Your help would make a huge difference.
LF has been homeless for 6 months, he is estranged from his family and has no support around him, as he has chosen to move away from previous friends as they all took drugs. He is now trying to keep away from drugs and make a new start. He has been given a bedsit but has no cooking facilities, he has saved up and bought a kettle but doesn't have enough money to buy a hob. Your help would mean he would be able to cook hot meals.
One of our tenants has just moved out of our supported housing and into his own flat three weeks ago. He is really pleased with his flat, but it is in great need of carpets. On the income he receives it will not be possible for him to buy any for a couple of months until he has saved up, and in the meanwhile the bare floor looks horrible. If he could have some help towards setting up his new home that would be really wonderful.
P is a pensioner who has been without a washing machine for over a year after it was condemned by a council worker. She has been struggling to take her washing to a launderette due to ill health. Her doctor has advised against this. Any help towards obtaining a washing machine would be really appreciated, thank you.
G is a 28 year old asylum seeking woman who does not yet receive any support to live on. She loves to cook and wants to eventually cook for a living. She needs a microwave to practice preparing her cultural dishes. Please help her to get what she needs and this will also help her to manage her stress by doing something she loves.
C is a lovely lady who has been through a very difficult time. She was in a controlling relationship. Her dad died, and then she had her third child. After the birth she became ill with a condition paralysing her in one arm. Her relationship broke down, leaving her with three children and unable to work due to illness. She was unable to cope and her debts spiralled. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty. A debt relief order would wipe her debt and allow her to start fresh
This lovely family of four have finally been given a house and UK citizenship after many years of waiting. They need a bed for their teenage daughter to sleep in as she is on the settee at the moment. They have a few things but are in need of many others, but this is the priority.
Our client has an offer of his first independent tenancy following an 8 month period of homelessness. He does not yet have the necessary items to make this sustainable therefore I am making this request to buy household items such as bedding (including duvets, cover and pillows), bath towels, kitchen towels, cutlery, crockery, pans, cooking utensils, microwave and cleaning materials. Any remaining funds will be used to buy small furniture/ electrical items i.e. bedside cabinet, lamp or table.
T lost his wife to cancer 7 years ago and since then has been struggling financially. He is his disabled son's carer and is on Universal Credit. He has lots of bills to pay but a specifically urgent one is from Stockport Crematorium and Cemetery for the renewal of his wife's dedication plaque. He has to pay £264 to renew it for 10 years otherwise it will be removed and he is in really in distress because of that. With your help he will be able to pay some of the bill and split the rest into payments.
This young lady is just 14 and is in need of a new mattress and if possible a new bed frame due to her current one needing renewal. She is moving house with her family and making a fresh start and will need a new bed as her other one is no longer suitable.
C is unemployed and trying to provide for her family. J aged 9 would like to go on a school residential with the rest of his class, but the family cannot afford to send him. It would be wonderful to help this family and give J an opportunity that he would otherwise not have.
M has been working with us for a number of years after being released from prison but currently has a lot of debt from unpaid utility bills which she is unable to pay as she is out of work. M's life has completely turned around since becoming a Christian in prison and she is now going back into the same prisons she was once in to work alongside the men and women to help break down the barriers people have to employment. Please support her in this journey of helping others break the prison cycle!
This 43 year old gentleman has been living in a homeless hostel with his 11 year old son since his marriage broke down. He has now been offered an unfurnished flat and is working hard to source the items needed to set up his new home. He is in receipt of universal credit which barely covers his essential costs. He is in desperate need of a bed for his son and would be most grateful to the donors if help could be given for this.
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 a baby on the way and are struggling to cope with a broken cooker. Can you help us to provide this and lift the burden of worry for this couple?
C is a young mum with one small child and now expecting twins. We'd like to help her with a washing machine but will need also to cover delivery and installation.
L is a lady we've been supporting for a while. She struggles daily with mental health problems and has recently lost her claim for Personal Independence Allowance and is awaiting an appeal process. In the meantime her microwave has broken and we would love to help her with a new one.
This client; P's cooker has broken down and due to her circumstance she can not afford to buy a replacement cooker. P is Carer for her son with learning disabilities and is unable to work. Currently, P is using a microwave to cook food or no cooking at all which is putting her under huge emotional strain sustaining her family. P volunteers for food bank as she loves helping others. Any donations towards buying a replacement cooker would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
SJ is a single mum of 7 & 5 year old children - she had seasonal work cleaning on a caravan site but it is now down season and she is on benefits. SJ is dyslexic, struggles with forms and missed one journal entry and so her Universal Credit (UC) was suspended for 3-4 weeks. Her only other income is child benefit. Her sisters are currently helping her to feed the family but they have their own families and this is putting them under pressure also. We are seeking £120 to help with food and heating pending her UC restarting.