E and C are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They have a lot of debt, mostly through the DWP. E was receiving sick pay long term, when the DWP told him he was fit for work, and he was made to pay back £30,000. C also was told she owed thousands after working two more hours on her job, and it was ruled fraudulent. They are working hard to pay back their debts. They have enough to pay for their insolvency fees except the last £100. Can you help them with this last hurdle?
This man has accrued many debts, especially for Water and Council tax. He receives Universal Credit but struggles to make ends meet. He is now caring for 2 grandchildren as his daughter is not coping. This has put further strain on his finances. He is unable to look for work as he has young children to look after. A gift from Acts 435 donors to cover his debts would be a great help to him and give him space to care for his grandchildren. Thank you.
This young lady has been temporarily living with a friend since becoming homeless. She is now getting her own place but needs help with the first month's rent that she has to pay up front. She works as a carer but does not have enough spare for the rent in advance. Some help towards this via Acts 435 would be really useful as she is keen to have her own place. Thank you.
This gentleman lives in a remote area and is unable to work. He is self isolating as he has recently had treatment for cancer and has no immune system. We are supporting him with his mental health issues and with his benefits/finances. We are seeking help please with the payment of the costs of heating his rented home for the coming months. We are also seeking alternative accommodation for him, however this is taking longer due to the Covid-19 situation. Thank you for any help you can give.
This young single mother was moved to Cambridge due to domestic abuse, but she now has the offer of a council home closer to family and friends to make a fresh start. She does not have the finances to fund the move herself so is asking for help towards the removal costs. Her support worker is seeking grants from other sources to fund items for her daughter and other needs.
One of our residents who has lived with us in supported housing for two years is moving into a council provided property. They are estranged from their family and quite isolated. Through donations we have been able to provide many items but we are still in need of the following to help them settle in: a hoover, a mop, rugs, curtains, kitchen essentials, a TV stand, a sofa, a wardrobe, drawers, and some bedding. Most will be bought through the facebook market or second hand. Help with these would be greatly appreciated.
This young lady fell pregnant in December; she was living with the father-to-be but the relationship fell apart during lockdown and she had to move out. After sofa-surfing she was granted a housing association flat just before her due date. Whilst she is pleased to have a secure home, the flat is unfurnished and lacks any flooring outside the kitchen and bathroom. She would very much welcome a contribution of £150 to help carpet the lounge so that the baby will have somewhere comfortable to play.
This single mum with 3 children had to flee from abuse, leaving their belongings behind. Following temporary accommodation, she has now been given social housing but this lacks bedroom carpeting. As one child is now beginning to crawl she would like to be able to carpet these rooms and is asking for £150 towards this. Her support worker is seeking grants from other organisations to go with this. Given her physical disability, anxiety and child caring she is unable to work to provide for herself.
This young man has just moved into unfurnished council accommodation is in need of a new a bed and furniture to put in the place. He is unable to work due to a medical condition and has no funds of his own to make this purchase. Therefore anything that you could contribute would make a real difference to him.
This man was found sleeping in his car at a local park. He was starving and hadn't slept for days. He is a family man with 3 children and due to Covid has lost his job and now had a break up with his wife. We have been able to put him in a B&B until we can map out a plan for him.
This lady was found on the street and was in a very poor way. We were able to get her straight into a B&B and provided medical aid. She is very thankful for finding her as she feels she would have died if we hadn't found her. She is now getting support from a counsellor and feeling that she is making small steps. She is very grateful for your support.
This man is living in a rom that has no electricity or gas. He has a cooker with a gas bottle. He is desperate to get a place that is more suitable. WE are trying to give him some temporary accommodation. We are working on getting him settled in England by filling out the paperwork. Also, we are trying get him to complete his universal Credit paperwork. We hope to have a plan for him in the next week. He is grateful for your support.