R has been suffering with ongoing health issues and suffers with anxiety, he is currently working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Job Club to obtain employment and is also receiving support from CAP with his financial issues. CAP believe the best solution for R for a fresh start is to go for Bankruptcy, or a Debt Relief Order. R needs help to raise funds to start the process with the help of CAP.
This 38 year old woman and her three children have been in emergency accommodation for over a year. They were evicted from their previous property and became homeless. The mother has now been offered a council tenancy but the family have to vacate their present tenancy immediately. They have nothing to furnish it with, but a local charity has agreed to supply beds to the children. One more bed for the mother is needed and any help would be of enormous benefit.
S came to our foodbank this week, she explained she has a gas cooker which is slowly running out of rings. It just has one working ring and the gas oven is just about working. She was donated the cooker many years ago by family and it is now on its last legs, it is unlikely it will still be working at Christmas. She isn’t looking forward to Christmas this year as is it will be the first Christmas since a family member's death on 28th December last year. Your kind generosity to provide a new gas cooker for her would make a huge difference.
B is a single parent who has over £18,000 worth of debts from various abusive relationships. She now finds herself unable to clear the debts without going through a Debt Relief Order. Please consider helping her with the fees so we can deal with her debts and help her concentrate on being a parent and building her new home with her children.
This 53 year old man had to flee to the UK after experiencing a traumatic event in his native country South Africa which put his life in danger. He now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and extreme anxiety. He has spent many months homeless and has become alcohol dependent. He has now been offered help with his addiction and is responding well. He has moved into a new home and needs help furnishing it. He is in receipt of Universal Credit so cannot afford all the items he needs.
This lady has fled domestic abuse with her 4 children but her soon to be ex husband has stopped paying child maintenance (again) just before Christmas. She is now unable to pay her gas or electricity bill for December. She is doing so well and budgets so carefully but she cannot cope financially without the child maintenance payments. If you could help it would make such a difference - she is very proud and it took a lot for her to ask for help. Thank you.
Miss L was previously in a private rented property which was damp and inhabitable. She has just recently had a baby that was born in August. Please can we help her set up her new home? She has struggled to pay for everything for her new home and is still without a cooker. It would help her so much to be able to cook healthier meals for herself, and even more so as the baby gets older.
We are looking to help a lady who has 5 of her own children and also currently has 2 children from her extended family. This is following their Mum dying and their Dad going to prison. She is entitled to a new home and we are helping her to prepare for this. A donation of £120 would pay for a skip which would enable them to remove the rubbish that has accumulated in the garden so that they can apply for a larger house.
P was homeless, then got into a hostel and now has his own flat. He has become a Christian and has furnished his flat with most things but just needs carpets. There is nothing on the floor at present in any of the rooms. We have sourced a carpet someone is getting rid of and £120 will help us to get carpets in the rest of the flat. Please help this lovely guy who has turned his life around get the final furnishings to make his new home complete. He is on Universal Credit so cannot afford to save.
B is on Employment Seeker's Allowance and Personal Independence Payment benefits. She is 60 years of age and has had to move from her 3 bedroom house to older person's sheltered housing. B was not able to take her cooker as it was built-in, which means that she has no means of cooking for herself and her 8 grandchildren who regularly visit. She would really appreciate any help that can be given to her.
L is currently on Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit. He has recently been rehoused by the council and on moving his cooker was condemned. He cannot afford to replace it. L is well known at the local food bank and at the church. Please help if you are able. Thank you very much.
This lady is a client of Christians Against Poverty. She has a 4 year old child, is heavily pregnant and has other medical complications which are monitored by the hospital. Recently, her brother's partner died tragically and suddenly leaving 2 children behind. The young couple have been supporting the brother through the bereavement and have had to employ taxis as the young lady is heavily pregnant. They also need help towards gas, electricity and a suit for the funeral. We earnestly request support for this couple.
A is a client of Christians Against Poverty and is currently working towards becoming bankrupt. He struggles with mental health issues - he has ADHD and anxiety. He has 3 children who stay with him every other weekend. It has been impossible to save for Christmas and he has nothing to give them as presents. He feels very inadequate over this, so any donation would make a huge difference to his relationship with his children.
O is a young man in the last stage of his rehabilitation programme for alcohol addiction. When he finishes early next year, he hopes to start work again and make a fresh start. But over the last few years he has got into serious debt - the interest continues to grow and it will be highly unlikely he could ever finish paying it back. Bankruptcy is the best option for him as he could move forward concentrating on his recovery rather than being burdened by debt, but he has no money to pay the fees.
Our client has an urgent need to appeal the adoption process of his grandson. He only has until December 19th to put the forms in and there is a cost of £235. They have not taken into account that the family can look after the son and if he doesn't get the appeal in they will loose the grandson forever. We have £30 already for him and £120 would mean that he will only have to pay £85. He is on benefits so this will be a big stretch for him. There seems to have been a huge injustice in this case so far.