This elderly gentleman has recently been housed by the council after a time of homelessness. He became homeless after his retirement from the NHS where he was living in hospital accommodation. His new flat is unfurnished and our Church is sourcing household items to equip him with the essentials. The floors are bare and would benefit from some carpet to keep the flat warm. It's estimated that £300 would cover the cost of new carpets. Our Church would match fund the extra £150. Thank you.
S & her young son were living in a caravan and have literally just been kicked out of their home. The local authority were able to house them in a local motel for a few days and have now placed them in temporary accommodation. The problem is they have no fridge, cooker or beds. We are looking at ways to support them as well as food from our foodbank but would ideally like to purchase a fridge for them. They would really appreciate some help and support at this time.
This client is a trained forklift and powered pallet truck (PPT) driver and is currently looking to get back into work again. Much of the work he is being offered is at least an hour walk away so he would really benefit from a bike to be able to get to work more easily and give him more freedom and opportunity!
B has mental and physical health issues that have led him into debt. He has a history of alcohol and drugs but has now been clean for 8 months and is desperate to start a new life for himself. B is working with Christians Against Poverty to help him find relief from his debts, and he has a good support network. Please could you help him with the fee for a Debt Relief Order?
We have recently supported this client to move to her own flat, away from areas her abuser frequents. There is a delay in the issue of one of the key benefits she needs in order to sustain living there however and we are currently helping her pursue this with the DWP. Some interim funding would be hugely useful in ensuring bills can be paid until the longer term financial support is in place.
This lady is struggling to manage on her pension. She lives with, and cares for, her autistic daughter and is herself being treated for bowel cancer. Her illness means she needs to bathe and do washing daily, but her washing machine has broken down. She is receiving help from her local church and the Foodbank, but hates having to ask. She has brought up seven children alone after being widowed and never thought that she would be worse off as a pensioner. She would be so grateful for your support.
We are friends with a lovely family; a young mum with three small, very polite children. Mum is struggling to pay the bills as dad left them after many years of coercive coercion on the family. The change for the family is a joy to see in their mental health, but the financial situation is causing problems at the moment. Mum has a part time job and we deliver a food parcel once a week until they are back on their feet. Please can you help them to pay for their electricity and gas?
A thirty two year old client of the Sue Lambert Trust is an unpaid live-in carer for her aunt who suffers from dementia. She is unable to work as a result of poor mental health and caring responsibilities, is in receipt of benefits and existing on a low income. She is in need of a small freezer which she can put her own food in, as her aunt's freezer is only big enough to be stocked with her own food. As she is unable to afford this herself at the moment, your help would be greatly appreciated.
S is eight months pregnant and has been referred to us by her Health Visitor. She has lived in her property for two years and never had a proper cooker in all that time. We would appreciate your support in helping to purchase a cooker. Many thanks.
J has had a traumatic life, having been a victim of sexual assault, held at gunpoint with her two young sons during an armed raid, and suffering violent relationships. Her mental health has suffered greatly due to this. Both her parents have passed away and, more recently, her best friend was killed following a vicious attack. Jane understandably suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which has only been exasperated by all of this. We believe that bereavement counselling will hugely benefit her wellbeing.
S and S are a lovely couple, working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who met when they were quite young and lived with parents. In their words they were careless with money and took out payday loans, but this quickly spiralled out of control. They then moved into a home together, had children, saw their debts grow and become overwhelming, and they buried their head in the sand. They finally reached out for help to CAP and since then they already feel life has turned around. Can you help them with a fresh start?
R and her two young boys fled domestic violence and were moved into temporary furnished accommodation a couple of years ago. They have now been moved into permanent accommodation and do not have a cooker and cannot afford to purchase one. Please can you help support them to be able to cook health meals for two growing boys? Many thanks for your support.
M has been homeless for seventeen years, has worked his way through supported living and now has a permanent property to live in independently. He moved in last year and has worked hard to decorate and furnish it, but cannot afford carpets. He would really appreciate your support with helping purchase a lounge carpet for him. Many thanks for your support.
This gentleman was released from prison and is homeless. He is vulnerable and unstable, due to mental health issues, and has medication to ensure he is stable. He also has physical pain all the time which is physically and emotionally draining. To keep this gentleman in a comfortable and stable mental state at his most vulnerable, we wish to put him into Bed and Breakfast accommodation for three nights and provide him with some clothes.
My client, who is a care leaver, has got a job working as a Landscape Gardener. His boss is asking that he learns to drive so he can drive the work van and have more responsibility. He is on quite a low wage at the moment so is struggling to afford driving lessons. He would really benefit with some money for a starter package so he can begin the lessons. He really enjoys the job, and it has been brilliant for his mental health, so this would give him more freedom and confidence.
A is 62, has cancer and is undergoing a course of chemotherapy. Due to the severity of the treatment, she is only able to effectively communicate every other week when the effects of the chemo have worn off. She is working well with Christians Against Poverty who are organising a Debt Relief Order for her, as her income has dramatically fallen due to her inability to work at the moment. A is understandably not coping with day to day living particularly well and knowing that some kind person is willing to help her out would lift her spirits.
This lovely young family are really struggling in these very difficult times The young mum and her four children put a very brave face on things. Unfortunately, their fridge freezer packed up yesterday and the quote for the repair was astronomical. To make things worse they lost lots of food. Any help would be a godsend. Two of the children are disabled, which adds further to their plight but they are always so happy.