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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.