We have met a large polish family where all 4 children have additional needs. Mum is essentially a single parent as Dad works away from home. Due to the additional needs of the children it is hard for the family to go out together and also to have any 1-1 time with an adult. We would like to have some money so that the children are able to attend events and have outings with volunteers which would also give Mum some time with the other children too.
D is a single man who desperately needs to go through a debt relief order (DRO) asap. This will help him to avoid an eviction, and stop all his deductions from hid Universal Credit, allow him to be moved with the Council and give him a better budget. He has health issues and has to travel on buses regularly as he lives in a village. Please consider helping him have a great fresh start and move forward
This 20 year old suffers from Miserable Malalignment Syndrome (MMS) and Patella Maltracking which causes his knee to overly invert, leaving him in considerable pain. His mobility is affected and he struggles to walk more than a few steps. He is having tests for suspected hereditary spastic paraplegia. He has a poor relationship with his mum so had to leave home and was sofa surfing until a tenancy was offered. He has a bed base but no mattress and cannot afford one as he is reliant on universal credit.
This 51 year old woman lives alone in her late mother's council tenancy and is struggling to make ends meet on universal credit. She has fibromyalgia and depression. Recently both her electric cooker and washing machine broke down and she cannot afford to replace them. A local charity has agreed to provide an electric cooker but she also needs a washing machine, as the launderette is four miles away and her mobility is not good. £120 would cover the cost of a reconditioned item.
This client has recently been discharged from prison after serving a 10 year sentence. He suffers from learning difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression and is in receipt of disability benefits. He has no literacy skills and has the functional skills of a 12 year old. He has just moved into an unfurnished tenancy and is in need of essential items which he cannot afford to purchase. He is in urgent need of a bed, so I would be grateful if you could consider helping him. Many thanks.
A lone Dad and his 4 children are working hard to improve their home conditions. The 3 girls currently share a room together, they have had it freshly decorated, now have appropriate beds and cupboards to store their clothes and toys. However they are still missing a carpet we are requesting £120 which would be a great help towards this to make the bedroom complete.
This elderly couple live in a council tenancy & their adult daughter & 2 grandchildren have recently moved in with them as they were made homeless. This is a stressful situation for the family which is exacerbated by the fact that there are concerns about whether the children are being adequately cared for. The household are in receipt of benefits and their washing machine has just broken. As they cannot afford to replace it I am hoping that you may be able to award a grant to help. Many thanks.
Miss D has recently moved into a new home with her 8 year old son. She has done a fantastic job and has managed to source lots of second hand items. The only thing she has been unable to get is a washing machine. She is currently washing her and her son clothes by hand including his school uniform. There is no launderette near by. She is on Universal credit and would be unable to buy brand new washing machine without help.
M's current washing machine leaks and she cannot use it. Her partner has seizures and wets the bed so she needs to wash bedding regularly. M has a limited amount of money as she is only on Employment Support Allowance and cannot therefore afford to buy a new washing machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
In order to stay in his home the council have requested that A has his telephone line reconnected. BT have told him that there is a £70 re-connection charge as well as a £19.99/month service charge. The telephone is essential for A to allow his safety lifeline to function. A also needs a handset for the telephone. Please help in any way that you can.
Miss J has recently moved into her first property and she would like to make it more homely. Decorating the house will allow her to make it her own and will help her to have a fresh start. She suffers severely with mental health issues and decorating her home will allow Miss J to concentrate on the property rather than her health issues. Her first Universal Credit payment has gone on buying white goods so she can cook and clean her clothes rather than relying on family members, so she would be very grateful for some help to buy the items she needs for decorating.