H lives on her own and suffers from severe mental health problems. As a result, H has found paying her bills confusing and difficult. She has been working on her budget for the last few months and made some big lasting changes to her circumstances, so her finances are finally stable. The only debt outstanding is the electricity arrears. £150 towards this debt would help to give H the fresh start that she has been hoping for. Thank you for your kind donations.
Mrs K suffers from significantly poor mental health. She is not from the UK and hasn't seen her family in over a year. She has two beautiful young children, but often struggles to provide all they need due to her low mood and carrying the burdens of parenting on her own. She has been offered free counselling, except the cost of the counsellor's own clinical supervision fee. Please can you help Mrs K receive some of the emotional healing she needs?
F is a regular guest at our soup kitchen and foodbank. He has recently reached pension age, but having been too worried to ask for help with the pension form, the delay has now meant his Universal Credit has been stopped. We have now helped him to get his pension forms in, but he is looking at a time with no income. Any help you could give him for basic needs during this time would be really appreciated.
We are supporting a single mum and her two young boys who have experienced a lot of trauma. Mum struggles to cope with her sons' behaviours and is undergoing a therapeutic parenting course; the therapist has suggested that the boys would really benefit from a weighted blanket as well as a play tent with a sensory kit. These items would be such a huge help to this family, but they cannot afford them. Could you help us to support this family who have been through so much?
L is one of our clients. She is a single parent of three teenage girls. Her small self-employed business folded due to the pandemic. This has affected her mental health. She has large debts and is motivated to try to clear them. She has managed to find a low paid job but she is furloughed. L is struggling with drying laundry as her dryer is broken. £150 towards the cost of a dryer replacement would make a huge difference to L and her family and would be greatly appreciated.
J suffers with long term mental & physical health problems and does not have a table or chair at home. We recently supported J with a disability benefits tribunal and were sad to hear that he needed to sit on the floor to go through his paperwork despite suffering from chronic back pain. We would like to support J to purchase a small table & 2 chairs for his flat, he has been living on a low income for a long time due to a reduction in his benefits & has been unable to afford this himself.
H lost his job due to the pandemic. He is married with three children under 5 years old. The eldest has special needs and is awaiting a diagnosis. H is desperate to get back to work as he and his wife are hit by the benefit cap meaning their whole Universal Credit payment goes to their landlord for rent. H receives nothing. They are surviving on child benefit payments alone. H's work permit has run out. He needs to pay £138 to get a new permit. Would you be able to help this family get back on their feet?
A has lived in London for 17 years but has immigration issues and does not have the right to work. He worships with our church and is very helpful around our neighbourhood. He has no fixed abode and is currently in a temporary hostel. His vulnerable circumstances have led to some mild depression and he is occasionally the victim of verbal or physical violence. He spends much of the day on the streets and needs a fresh set of clothing to replace his existing ones which are becoming threadbare.
This single mother and her two children live on a low income. They have just moved house, but the house they have moved into is unfurnished. Her old landlord let her take some of his furniture to the new house, but a lot of it was very old and broke on the move. Your donation would go towards essential furniture, helping this family of three settle into their new home.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre, we have been supporting a single Mum, L, with her finances. L has a young child and is struggling on very low income, with no financial support from her ex partner. We have helped L get some food and clothes and also supporting her with her finances. As part of her debt plan, L would really appreciate some help from you towards the cost of the Debt Relief Order application. Thank you.
I have just spoken to the client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He does not have funds for a lawyer to reinstate his rights in the UK. He is in need of a bed as he is staying in the property of a man he was caring for who has just died. He has very little furniture and would be so grateful for your help. Thank you for reading this.
F has come to the UK from West Africa and has recently been given her right to remain. She is a single parent with children aged 8 and 9, and has suffered domestic violence. She is waiting for her Universal Credit claim to be assessed but meanwhile needs to pay some pressing bills for childcare, food and utilities. The children need to replace their clothes for when they return to school as they have outgrown their current ones. Any help towards F's current needs would be deeply appreciated.
V and her family of four children aged 27, 19, 15 and 5 years old had an accidental fire in their home on April 18th. They were able to escape alive, but they have lost all their household effects including furniture, clothes and personal items. They have now been temporarily rehoused by the council. Nothing was insured. We know this family well and along with their friends we would like to rally round to help them to buy a few essentials to ease the burden of their current situation.
C lives in shared accommodation after being homeless for some time. She has access to a communal fridge but other tenants take and use her food. She is on welfare benefits and can’t afford to keep replacing all the food items that go missing. Having her own fridge freezer will enable her to keep to her budget and to eat fresh foods and maintain a healthy diet. The ability to control her budget and food will be of great help for C to continue moving forward to a better future.
I have recently posted a request for this client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He has been caring for a man with dementia. He is in need of a bed (posted in the last request) and this request is to help with assembly of the frame which he can't do and also a mattress of course for a comfy sleep. Thank you so much if you are reading this.