C is unemployed and his benefits have been cancelled, though he is seeking reinstatement. He has housing benefit but no other income, relying on friends and the foodbank. He has mental health issues which are preventing him from working. He has no money for gas and has other bills. He would very much appreciate your help.
M has recently been abandoned by her husband and is trying to set up a new home for herself and her 3 children. She has significant debts (more than £5,500) which we are helping her with and she is in a low wage part-time job. She is struggling to make ends meet and does not have sufficient funds to buy a table for herself and the children to eat and work at. It would make her feel that her family are more together if she could have somewhere where they could all eat and work.
S is on a very low income and is married with four children. As a result of her husband's monthly income changing regularly, the benefits that she is entitled to often change. As a result, she keeps her expenditure very low. Even with this careful planning she is not able to afford to replace the washing machine that has recently broken. Launderettes are expensive and very time consuming. A donation towards a washing machine would be greatly appreciated during this difficult time.
N was referred for help by the police following a serious domestic abuse incident. She has a son and is pregnant. N.has separated from her partner in order to protect herself, her son and unborn child. Finding herself as a single mother has been a big struggle financially. She is paying her bills alone; she has applied for benefits but has not yet received any. N is on early maternity leave due to complications in the pregnancy. Baby is due any day and N has been unable to afford baby items.
A is experiencing abuse from the father of her youngest daughters. He threatens to take her daughters back to Pakistan. He has been charged by the police and is awaiting his first hearing. A has taken out a non-molestation order against him, but now needs a prohibited steps order to stop him from taking their daughters abroad. This costs £214 and she simply cannot afford this alone. Any help towards these costs would be such a blessing for her in her stressed state.
O. has just come out of prison and is trying to turn his life round. He has been housed in a flat but there is virtually nothing in it (it has a bedstead but no mattress). He has to wait 5 weeks for Universal Credit and has no money to buy anything. He is more than happy to get items second hand and feels such support will be of great benefit to his rehabilitation. Help to buy some items will be a blessing to him
This 79 year old client has lived in her housing association property for 23 years. She hasn’t decorated in this time and the property is in need of re-doing as it has become quite run down. She is struggling financially so any help towards the cost of paint and wallpaper would be much appreciated.