E is an extremely vulnerable young person suffering from severe mental health difficulties. Although she now has secure accommodation and is no longer homeless, unfortunately E has been struggling with a damp issue for quite some time which has led to her wallpaper being removed and damage being caused to her belongings. Due to living in poverty she is not able to rectify this herself. This is massively impacting her already poor mental health. This donation would help E to create a safe, comfortable and healthy home space for herself.
Safe Families are supporting two little boys who have complex additional health needs and sensory issues. They lost their dad two years ago very suddenly within two weeks of him having a diagnosis of cancer. Both children are currently undergoing specialist services support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. These sensory aids will really help to provide comfort and enable the boys to self soothe and regulate their feelings and emotions.
S has been granted refugee status and now has to move from Newcastle to Manchester. S lives with his daughter and wife. As asylum seekers they received £5 a day from the Home Office to live on. This was not enough to help them hire transport to move their belongings to a new city. £150 would help them cover the cost of moving city to start a new life as refugees together.
M lost her daughter to suicide last year and due to too many memories etc. in the home she was supported by us to move into a bungalow to be near friends and family to support her during this period of grief. M is in very poor mental and physical health and is limited to walking a few steps due to COPD and swollen ankles due to a heart defect. M now lives in a bungalow with a garden however due to the costs of moving she has been unable to afford to purchase any garden furniture and would love to be able to sit outside with friends and family.
L is a client working with Christians Against Poverty. She has made significant steps away from her life of drug addiction, and an abusive relationship, and is looking for a fresh start. She has unmanageable debts, some of which were taken out without her knowledge by her ex-partner. The Debt Relief Order needs a sum of £90 in order to go through, which L cannot pay as she is not working at present, and on Universal Credit.
C is a young man who approached us for help with a debt. He has a physical and learning disability, and is struggling to live independently. He has had no support and was not receiving the benefits he was entitled to, but has been paying his bills out of his Universal Credit and not eating. He is very thin and anxious - so we have applied for his correct benefits and got the foodbank organised to support him weekly. But his cupboards are totally bare so we need to restock, and he has no electric so this needs topping up too. Please help. Thanks.
A is a single parent who has 7 children, 6 of whom are at school. She has recycled the uniform down the ages but number 5 starts in September and the uniforms are threadbare. With this money, she will be able to get two school logo sweatshirts per child from the supplier and will get the remaining uniform from her local supermarket. She is grateful for any assistance with uniforms as she has stretched them out as far as they will go. She has sourced shoes and coats from a local clothes bank. Thank you.
T has two children starting high school in September but her twins need logo sweatshirts and jackets and she is unable to fund these alongside their other needs such as PE kit and shirts, ties, shoes and bags. She has tried to pick up second hand ones, but missed the swap meet, not knowing it was on. She is a single parent and is struggling to make ends meet after losing work through Covid-19. Could you help her?
C is a single young mum who has a daughter who starts school in September. She has recently been allocated a home for them both and needed items to set up, so she is struggling with uniform costs. She can get everything she needs for this amount and has calculated everything based on her local supermarkets prices. She will be very grateful for any help provided.
L is a single father with a son going into secondary school from September. He contracted Covid-19 and was unable to work, and is now reliant on benefits. He is unable to meet all the costs for his son's new school kit and uniform and is requesting this amount which is the shortfall in the amount needed. He has purchased a blazer and rugby top, pens and a bag, he has trousers that still fit - however his son needs shirts, ties and PE kit still and he is appealing for help. Thank you.
This lady has a 2 year old son and has just secured her first tenancy in June. She has been living with her parents, her and her young son sharing a room. Due to her son getting older and needing his own space and a bigger bed, mum has moved. Had she registered with the council as an ‘overcrowding’ issue, she would have been entitled to a white goods package, but she and her family did not know this at the time. She would be very grateful for any help to get a cooker.
Client R is a recovering heroin addict who lost all of his family due to his behaviour whilst at the peak of his addiction. Over the last 12 months and during his treatment R has started to rebuild his life. He is now living in a new town in a small flat and has managed to furnish it but is still in need of a used cooker to enable him to cook a hot meal. R is volunteering in a community café to build new skills and is working with a support worker to help find permanent employment.
We have a 23 year old female client who has had to move unexpectedly due to domestic violence and a mental health breakdown. She has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a debt relief order and has not got the funds to apply for this. Her ex partner got her into a lot of rent arrears. These require clearing so she can have a fresh start and opportunity for long term housing for her and her children.
This lady and her 3 children have moved house due to bankruptcy. She is facing massive financial struggles and needs help to pay her first month's rent, and to pay for electricity.