Our client is a survivor of domestic abuse from her family. She has recently been supported to flee the family home and has managed to secure a tenancy at an unfurnished Housing Association property. She is in the process of applying for Universal Credit and housing benefit and has no money to purchase any furniture or white goods. She is vulnerable, stressed and scared. She is getting support from a domestic abuse programme and would benefit from any support to help maintain her new life.
A young woman who has recently overcome her mental health problems has been able to get into work and move into a new property, from a shared house. She is wanting a fresh start, her new property doesn't have a fridge, or house hold items. This would really help a fresh start and new beginning for this young mother.
This lady has recently moved back to the area after many years away. She is struggling to make new friends and feels very isolated. I got to know her through a lunch club that the foodbank runs. Her husband works and she is the carer for their 2 very young children. The washing machine broke the same week as the car needed very expensive repairs and there is just no money left. She is desperate for a washing machine, new or second hand, as she is potty training her eldest.
This single mum has 4 children under 10, including a 2 month old baby. She is struggling financially but needs a pram for the baby and money won’t stretch to this, although she could put some money towards it. This would help them get out more easily as a family. Please could you help this family and alleviate added pressure?
This family of 5 have the opportunity to move to a bigger house, but they will need to replace their gas cooker with an electric one. They are currently working with Christians Against Poverty to repay their debts, and can't afford to replace the cooker by themselves. Thank you for your support.
This young mum has recently broken up with a partner who was abusive both financially and emotionally- the man has now left the young woman in rent arrears. She has spoken to the council and she cannot move from her current property until the rent arrears are paid. She has 2 small children and wishes to start afresh with her children. This would help her a lot, begin a new chapter and a fresh start in her life.
This young woman has recently moved from supported accommodation into her own flat. Gaining a new found independence, she moved with not many items and would like to start afresh, with items to make her new place a home. She is currently in receipt of Universal credit and is looking into work and volunteering in new things and ventures. This would help feel a new start has begun for her in her new adventure.
C is a single parent of 2 children and has been in an abusive relationship. She is trying to rebuild her life and looking at doing a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to clear her debts. She works part time as well. Please help her with the fees of £90 so we can progress the DRO? She has an agreement with bailiffs coming round at present, so the DRO will deal with these and release money to go to basic expenditure items.
J is a single gentleman on Universal Credit. He has £3500 debt and no way of clearing this alone, only to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). He is very depressed and we saw him smile for the first time this week when we were able to give him hope to clear his debts! Please can you help by giving the £90 he needs to go forward with the DRO?
This family - mum, dad and 10 year old daughter - are clients of Christians Against Poverty. They are going through a Debt Relief Order. They are both unemployed. Dad broke his back two years ago and is unable to get back into work, and he also has the added problem of not being able to read or write. He is having one to one teaching at present. They are on a very low income and have to top up their rent as this is quite high. Money for their daughter's uniform would be very helpful indeed.
This lady is a single parent, who of necessity can only work part time. She is in discussions with Christians Against Poverty with a view to help manage her debts. She is on a limited income and struggling with debt, so it is difficult to meet any one off expenses. Her vacuum cleaner has broken down and is irreparable. We shall be grateful for any support that can be given to enable her to obtain a new vacuum.
This lady and her partner have 6 children. Her partner has a lung disorder and cannot work. They have been through an initial discussion with our local Christians Against Poverty centre regarding finances. They do not have a telephone and find it difficult to make contact with anyone outside their immediate vicinity. It would make their lives much better if they could each obtain a cheap mobile phone on a pay as you go basis. We would welcome any support.
This woman has just moved into a new property. She currently is without electric as it is on a meter, and she has recently been transferred to Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. Her heating and cooker are both running on electric leaving her without food, other than dry food. Please can you help?
This gentleman recently left rehab and is in recovery from addiction. He has recently moved into accommodation, he has been transferred to Universal Credit and does not get paid for 4 weeks. He is currently in emergency on his electric. When this runs out this will leave him without heating or a cooker as all his appliances run on electric. Your support would help him maintain his independence and heating and continue to able to cook for himself.
K has just got a one bedroom place. She works and has £14k of debt and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order. She is very keen to deal with her debts and move forward with her life. All her children live with their Father and she has been through a lot to get to this point. Thank you.
J has three children at school, one of whom is disabled. She is on benefits and her debts mean that she has no spare money to buy the children their school uniforms. Please help this family if you are at all able.
This 36 year old man suffers from severe anxiety and depression which was triggered by the breakdown of a long term relationship. This came at a time when he lost his job and he has been deemed unfit for work ever since. He is reliant upon universal credit and has been unable to maintain his debt repayments which is exacerbating his anxiety. A Debt Relief Order has been recommended by his money adviser but he cannot afford the fee. Your help would give this man an opportunity for a fresh start.
C is a single parent who works nights which she finds hard. She has £11,000 worth of debt so needs to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). She has a large sense of shame and sees no light at the end of the tunnel. We have been able to tell her that she has no need for guilt or shame, she is a hard working woman who life has thrown some hard blows to but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with a DRO. Please could you help by donating the fees for this fr her?
G has had a huge alcohol problem for at least the last 10 years. Many services have tried to help him over the years and he is now at a place where he wants help. We are helping him deal with his debts again and a Debt Relief Order would free him from £10,000 worth of debt. He will then just be left with a court fine to pay. He broke down crying at the thought we would help him again. This is a testimony of God at work in this man's life and we're excited to be able to help him again.
Dad is trying to prioritise making his home a cleaner and nicer place to live for himself and his teenage daughter. Their washing machine has recently broken which is not helping with their efforts to maintain their home. Can you help towards the cost of a washing machine?
This man finds himself in desperate circumstances. He has just been released from prison and has nothing. No support has been given to him and he is now making a claim for universal credit, which means he is not eligible for a welfare grant until the benefit is in payment. A local charity has provided him with an electric cooker, but at the moment he is sleeping on the floor. He desperately needs a single bed and can get one for £120. Any help with this would be really appreciated.
This 35 year old woman has been the victim of severe domestic abuse. Despite moving home she was found by her ex-partner and assaulted earlier this year. He is now in prison and she has moved to yet another home with her 4 children, all of whom are suffering from anxiety at the thought they will be found again. Their mother is working hard to set up their new home but they have lost many belongings during their moves. She would love some rugs for her children's rooms as the floors are concrete.
Our client has recently moved into her property, after living in a Refuge in Derby. She is a single parent with a 9 month old baby. She has suffered from Domestic Violence. We have helped her with claiming housing costs on her Universal Credit claim, and we have also helped with household goods, kitchen essentials and a fridge freezer and beds. She only had a blow up bed and blankets and was giving her baby cold milk. She is still in need of a washing machine, as she is currently hand washing everything, and she would be very grateful for your help with this.
K is on Job Seekers Allowance and there are a number of deductions coming out every fortnight. K has also got a number of other debts and arrears. He has started to get help with the debts, but he has no savings and is living hand to mouth. He regularly attends the job club looking for work. He is in need of some curtains and also a vacuum cleaner. Any help would be gratefully received.
C has an eating disorder and suffers from extreme anxiety. He is trying to get back on track and has people around him supporting him. At the moment he has only one ring on his hob, no grill, no oven and no microwave. He would like help to obtain an electric cooker to help him start cooking and eating properly. Any help would be appreciated.
P's fridge freezer has broken down and it is not repairable. P has no funds to replace it, and has lost a considerate amount of food when it broke down. P relies on frozen food to manage food costs economically. He is also currently supporting a homeless relative. He is in desperate need for a replacement fridge/freezer. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
This client is a lone parent to a 5 year old who is still sleeping in a toddler bed. The client has learning disabilities and mental health needs, and she is pregnant with her second child (due November). The client is a care leaver and was in an abusive relationship with her daughters father (he is currently in prison). She is struggling with her low income from Income Support and Child Benefit and repaying a Budgeting loan used to buy essential items for her unfurnished property. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a single bed for her 5 year old.
This request is for a washing machine for a family whose machine has broken down. The father has disabilities and cannot work, the mother works part time on flexible hours and so is on a low income. They have a 5 year old daughter.