This lady has recently moved after a marriage breakdown. She is disabled with an illness that causes her joints to dislocate many times a day. She needs carers to attend everyday. She desperately needs a fridge freezer to replace a small fridge which she struggles to get to because of her painful joints. She also has 2 children, one of which is hyperactive. Your help to buy a fridge freezer would help her life to be a little easier. Thank you.
This client has ongoing health needs and is also a carer to her son who has a diagnosis of autism. She has recently moved into a new place, and has had to furnish the entire home. She has bought most of the new items she needs, but requires assistance to purchase an under the counter freezer.
C is a single gentleman living on his own. He is unable to work due to a skin condition which stops him going out in any kind of sunlight. This is so severe that in the Summer he has to have his skin completely covered including his head and face. Over the years he has not been able to pay off his debts and they are now causing him a lot of stress and anxiety. This has an effect on his health as well, as it is making his skin become irritated and inflamed. Being able to clear his debts would really improve his standard of living.
This lady is on Universal Credit and has five children to support. Her partner has lots of issues and isn't supporting her at present, and we suspect there is a history of domestic violence. The home is heated by oil and K has struggled to find the funds for a delivery. We have managed to get some funding to order some oil but £65 is still needed. She has also been supported by the foodbank.
M was homeless and came in to the foodbank for help. He has since been accommodated but has no bed to sleep on. He has recently applied for work but until a wage comes through he cannot afford to buy a bed himself. We would really like to buy him a bed which he so badly needs.
K's son became very ill and spent a long period in hospital. The family were running their own business but had to take so much time out supporting the ill child and his two siblings that the business folded. This has left them with some debts. The family are trying really hard to get on top of things but amidst it all K still needs help with a new pair of glasses which they just cannot afford to buy.
This lovely couple are expecting a baby in the next month. The mother is in need of a breast pump and some baby bottles. The father recently was made redundant and they are struggling to pay bills and provide food whilst waiting for benefits to be sorted. He is also searching for work. Please help this couple as they strive to give their new baby a good start in life by providing the nutrients it needs. Thank you.
This vulnerable man had to move out of his flat while it was being fumigated because of bed bugs. He has now returned to the flat but it has been cleared of most of his possessions - he has nothing to cook on. We have helped with some items such as crockery, cutlery, pans etc but a microwave would help him to have some hot food. Please would you help him. He has some mental health issues that make him vulnerable to bullying. I am concerned that he will become depressed and reclusive without help.
This man has been homeless for some time. He was sleeping on friends' sofas but has been living in a tent over the summer. As it is getting colder and it rains more, he is very keen to have a place of his own. He is on benefits and has little spare money for a deposit. Please would you help him to make a fresh start with a donation. It would make a huge difference to him and will show him that he is cared for and not abandoned. Thank you.
This man is on a low income. He is in debt and would like help to pay some bills. He has also been asked by the Housing Association to repaint his flat. He receives only £300 per calendar month on Universal Credit so struggles to make ends meet. (This is half of what he received previously when on Employment and Support Allowance.) He has nothing spare to buy paint or clear his debts. A donation would really help him as he does not want to risk losing his flat. Thank you.
K is a lovely young lady with mental health problems who got into debt when an ex partner took out credit in her name which she knew nothing about. When she moved in with a new partner they were both unwell and were unable to pay the rent so got into more debt. Having recently lost both parents, she is now living on her own and decided to come to Christians Against Poverty to get help for her debt. Your donation to a Debt Relief Order would help her mental health and help make a fresh start.
Having worked with Christians Against Poverty to clear their debts, this lady and son had to make an urgent house swap. The new house was not fully equipped and the oven needs to be fitted. With only a low income, support from Acts would enable her to get the oven fitted and to purchase one or two other basic household items.
J is currently unemployed and has recently moved into Social Housing. He is yet to receive any benefits, so he has no income at present. He has accessed the foodbank, so he does have food to eat, but he is in need of help to purchase basic items for his new home such as a kettle, plates and other essentials.
This 9 year old girl had to change schools when her family moved house recently. She has to have uniform with the school logo which costs a lot - the cardigan and tie alone cost £20. The family receive Universal Credit but have debts and bills to pay. She is also prone to getting headlice. The lotion for this costs £20-25 as they have to treat all 4 in the family. They would really like to use a preventative lotion but this is also more than they can afford. Please help them.
J struggles with severe mental and physical health issues. When we visited we found the house in a bad state and the lady was not eating properly. We have taken food to her and started looking at her debts and how else we can support. This lady needs help in buying her own cooker.
This 50 year old gentleman with disabilities is needing support to access funds towards his heating costs. He needs to pay for heating oil in preparation for Autumn and Winter. We are requesting help now as he may be able to purchase the oil at a reduced price before demand rises. Any help would be gratefully received.