This request has come through Christians Against Poverty working with a lady who has problems with debts and a very bad back which is ongoing. She would like help to purchase a sofa that will give support to her back and enable her to invite her daughter to her home without feeling the constant distraction of not being able to relax and give quality time which is much needed.
This 42 year old client of Sue Lambert trust has significant physical disabilities and mental health problems. She is looking for funds to help towards the exhaust being replaced on her car. A main dealer cannot mend it as it was custom made to fit a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, and this may need to be done again. Without it she is not able to use her car or get to hospital appointments etc, and is very isolated. She is unable to work, in receipt of benefits and supporting her daughter who is unwell also.
C is fleeing domestic violence and has been housed in an unfurnished flat. As it is temporary accommodation she is not eligible for most grants to provide some of the basics to allow her to live there. There are concrete floors and she has very young children and no appliances in the kitchen. We would like to be able to buy them a cooker from a local furniture project to enable them to cook meals.
C is a mum of a young child and has just been newly accommodated. The house they've been given had previously had fire damage. The family have had to do a lot of work and pay a lot of money to get the house ready to live in. They need some extra help with flooring in the bedrooms.
This 22 year old man is a client of Sue Lambert trust and he needs money to help pay for a Debt Relief Order. He has had to give up his tenancy due to rent arrears and go back to live with his Mother, which is not ideal due to him suffering previous domestic abuse. He does not have enough money to pay for his Debt Relief Order having had to use previously saved money to buy food and fuel for his car. It is vital that R is able to pay for this as it will enable him to move away from his Mother to a safer situation.
This lady has been the victim of a sexual assault which has caused severe mental health problems. She has 3 children to look after and is being supported by a specialised support worker who has noted that there is no flooring in the house. We would really like to be able to help this family.
We first met M shortly after he had considered suicide. It's taken a long time to work with him and support him so that he now trusts us. We've supported him with the foodbank and have now finally managed to work with M through his debt issues. We would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order for him so that he can have a fresh start.
This 49 year old female is a client of the Sue Lambert trust. She has been struggling without an oven for some time and would like to be able to cook her daughter a Christmas lunch. She is a lady who has experienced significant trauma in her life and struggles with her mental health. She is in receipt of benefits and has struggled for several months trying to appeal a lesser award and a sanction, which has left her on a very low income and a great deal of stress. Any help would be much appreciated.
O was living in a house with her partner, her mum invested a lot of money into the house they owned. O realised a few years later that her partner had been telling her a lot of lies and taking out credit behind her back. They split up and without her name on the deeds of the house he was able to throw her out, she was on the streets for 2 weeks. She is now finally moving to her own property in another town to escape her ex. A donation to a Debt Relief Order would help O have a fresh start.
N has recently been the victim of domestic violence. It has been difficult for her and the three children to get their lives back on track. Finally she has sorted out her benefits and has now been offered a new accommodation. She will however, need some help with moving costs.
This client suffers with severe depression, a mental disorder and struggles to leave his flat at any time. We have supported him over the last couple of years and finally he has agreed to move forward with a Debt Relief Order. This will take the pressure off him from receiving non stop telephone calls and worrying about how he will pay these debts off. Finally, obtaining this Debt Relief Order would be a huge step in the process of his recovery and would take a great burden off him. Thank you in advance for your contribution!