K is a women who has suffered with addiction, and been in and out of prison for a long time. She came out of prison 4 months ago and met with Jesus and her life has completely changed. Her addiction is under control, she is a regular attendee at church, she has started the gym and just got her very own bedsit. We are looking for help to get her a fridge freezer. She has changed her life so much and continues to go from strength to strength and we would like to help make her house a home.
A mum who has recently been re-united with her 10 month old daughter and doing really well has moved into her own property. We are desperately trying to help mum make her house a home. Mum requires a van to collect some furniture which has been donated, but due to her benefits not yet being in place she is unable to fund this herself.
This young man, then aged 17, came to us through the Local Authority Homeless Protocol due to extreme issues of unresolved family breakdown. While he has lived with us, we have helped him to start to rebuild links with his family. Now ready for move onto into independent social housing, a contribution towards a his moving costs would enable him save to pay some rent in advance and get help to move his belongings to start afresh in his new home. Thank you.
This lady has suffered a traumatic time when her partner after many years left the family home suddenly and she lost her home. Now, with support, she and her children have a property with the local authority and this lady is now in a much better place mentally. With support she is making the house into her home, but has no money for the carpet for the living room of which she has decorated. Would Acts 435 donors be able to help her please?
N currently lives with her parents following the breakdown of her relationship with her partner due to domestic violence. Her ex Partner purchased goods using her details and she now finds herself in substantial debt. N would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to alleviate her situation. N is currently unable to meet the fee for the Debt Relief Order of £90.
L lives with her partner and their two young children and she suffers from significant mental health issues. L has unmanageable debt and is unable to repay the arrears upon the debt and wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order. She is living in poor housing and about to be evicted. L wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order to help her situation but is unable to afford the fee of £90.
S lives with her small child and has been suffering with her mental health and rarely leaves her home. She has been struggling with debt which has not helped with her mental health issues. S would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order but she is unable to pay the fee of £90. A Debt Relief order would help her to manage her finances and assist with her mental health issues.
B is 57 and spent most of his life in and out of jail. He has overcome chronic alcoholism and drug addiction. At his age and with his record it is difficult to find employment. He has skills gained in prison and would like to start up a furniture restoration business. He needs specific tools to start this and once he has them he can start small and get bigger. This will give him a fresh start and he can stay out of jail and rebuild what's left of his life.
S needs photographic ID to be able to open a bank account and look after his money wisely. Having spent years in prison this is a massive challenge for him. He also needs it when applying for jobs. A driving licence would be the cheapest and easiest way of getting the ID he needs and give him some hope.
This lady is, with support, applying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to address her debts. She also has rent arrears. The lady has very poor mental health and she would be really grateful if Acts 435 donors could help her clear these arrears and pay the DRO fee please.
This gentleman in Middlesbrough has mental health problems; he has prior alcohol problems but he is now with support reducing alcohol and has obtained a flat with the local authority. This is a fresh start for him and he is struggling to purchase bedroom furniture for his new home. Help to purchase a wardrobe and a chest of drawers from the local charity shop would be much appreciated.
X is working her way out of debt with Christians Against Poverty. Her cooker has broken and she is finding this very difficult as she has severe health problems. Her 8 year old son lives with her. A gift to help buy a secondhand cooker would be a great blessing to them both.
Our client, who is struggling with his mental health, has recently obtained a tenancy in an unfurnished property. He has been transferred onto Universal credit and has needed to request an advance payment whilst his benefit is being processed. He is unable to purchase white goods or furniture for his accommodation. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Our client needed to move due to his previous accommodation being in disrepair. He has shared parental responsibility for his autistic son and needs a bed and bedding so his son is able to stay over with his dad. Our client is on a low income benefit and is unable to purchase a bed and bedding. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Mum has had her child removed due to unsuitable home conditions. Mum is desperately trying to improve these to allow them to be re-united. Providing this family with a carpet would help mum to make the steps she needs to as she is unable to fund this herself.
GS has been in his council flat a long time but after they did some repair work and left a mess, he hasn't managed to pay for paint to cover it up. The amount the council gave him didn't cover it, and they wouldn't give more as he has rent arrears due to bedroom tax. He can't move out currently as he'd be fined due to the 'poor decor'. Being able to paint over the problem would literally help this man move forward.
I am a support worker for a young lady who has moved into a ground floor flat in Jarrow. She is a vulnerable young lady aged 18 who has had an unsettled period in her life since leaving her foster parents. She currently has no blinds/ curtains at her windows, and as she is overlooked from both front and back this is important to giver her some privacy. At the moment she has put up plastic sheets and newspaper as a temporary measure.
L is a 37 year old woman who has just broken up with her partner. L has two children who are both in local authority care. She has substantial debts, and the only way forward is via a Debt Relief Order. Can you help L?
N found himself living alone with very little furniture. Friends have helped out as much as they can but he hasn't been able to source a washing machine. He would really appreciate any help.
S and his partner are expecting their first child. S is on the spectrum and struggles with day to day tasks. They have recently moved into their first home together and have saved for all the white goods in their home. They bought a washing machine secondhand which didn't work for very long so they are now needing for a new one, as having a new baby creates lots of washing. This will save time and money as well as being a skill that S can learn to help him with his daily tasks he needs to do.
This Mum of 4 recently separated from her husband and is having to move home as she cannot afford the rent and does not have a guarantor. The family are facing huge debts and really struggling. Mum has fibromyalgia and is dealing with a great amount of stress which is impacting her mental health. She needs a wardrobe and 2 sets of draws to support her to get back on her feet, which she could purchase at a local furniture scheme.
This family with 4 children at secondary school have problems with their presentation at school. They have to have a school blazer with the school logo, which have to be bought from the school costing £25 each. They are all on the child protection register but are desperate to function as a normal family again. New to the area, Dad has applied for 500 jobs. Mum works 16 hours a week on minimum wage. Families First are working with them to access benefits. Family members have been helping too.
C has been diagnosed with prostate and bladder cancer and is undergoing treatment for this. He has a lot of hospital appointments and is feeling extremely unwell. He rents his home from the Local Authority, and as part of his tenancy he is to maintain his garden ensuring this is tidy at all times. At present, he is struggling to keep on top of this as he is physically not capable to do so. Please will you help this gentleman with the cost of a local gardener who will clean and tidy up his garden for him?
A has recently escaped domestic violence and moved to a completely new area for a fresh start. As a result of her past she suffers with mental ill health which is under investigation. Due to the recent move, she has had to make a new claim for benefits (Universal Credit) and she is not due her first payment until the end of August. She is struggling to meet day to day financial demands which is adding extra stress and anxiety to her every day life. Please help this lady purchase food and electric?
H, her husband and three children live in a basement, rented flat which was recently flooded from the unoccupied flat above. She had no contents insurance, and through hard work has managed to clean and reuse furniture. However their bedding was saturated, contaminated with fibres from the ceiling boards and quickly developed mould spores. This money will replace the bedding that was destroyed, the beds and mattresses have been replaced via a local scheme as have the carpets.
My client has previous experienced homelessness and this new tenancy represents a fresh start. We have managed to get other items of furniture however flooring is more difficult to obtain therefore we are asking for your support to help her make her tenancy more homely and warm. Once this has been completed my client will be attending college to complete her level three qualifications and put the difficulties she has had with homelessness and mental health behind her.
A has recently moved to the area due to issues with his previous accommodation. Due to the move, he has to make a new claim for Universal Credit and he is awaiting his first payment. He is unable to access an advanced payment as he is currently paying back previous budgeting loans. He is struggling to top up his gas and electric meters due to this. He is receiving support from a local food bank for food. Please help this gentleman to top up his meters during this difficult time.
L has recently moved many miles from his home due to racial abuse in his home town. This caused him severe mental health problems and a feeling of isolation. He has been unable to deal with his financial situation, due to his mental health, and his finances have become out of control. He is seeking a Debt Relief Order so that he can make a new start with his finances, now that his mental health is starting to improve.
My client has recently moved to a new property after her previous tenancy had severe issues with damp which had permeated all her furniture and clothes destroying them. Particularly effected was her son's bedroom, and these are the items we are requesting funds to replace. This has been a particularly stressful period for the family which has impacted upon their physical and mental health. I hope this contribution will help make their new house a home and put the experiences they had behind them.
Our client has moved into an unfurnished property from temporary accommodation. He has been the victim of harassment which has affected his already poor mental health. He is unable to afford household essentials for his new accommodation and is currently sleeping on a blow up mattress. Please can you help him to buy a bed?
My client has recently moved into supported housing and has little to no furniture. I am looking to purchase a sofa and TV stand for him. This move is following a period of youth homelessness and anything will help to settle him into his home.
S has a 7 week old son who was born with a cleft lip. She has recently had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment, which could take up to 6 weeks. Her son has numerous upcoming doctors and hospital appointments and she is struggling find the finances to attend these. She is also finding it difficult to purchase baby milk due to awaiting a payment. Please help this young mother with a small amount to purchase milk and be able to attend appointments with her son.
D is a single mother of two children aged 8 and 2 on Universal Credit. She suffers from mental health issues and has been the victim of domestic violence. Her children have just now moved back in with her, previously they were both living with their grandmother. She has struggled alone with her debt problems, but she has now sought help. She needs a Debt Relief Order because she has substantial debts and a very low income. Can you help?
Working with a hearing impaired client who lives alone in private rented accommodation. His landlord has fitted smoke detectors, as required, but as these are alarms he would not be able to hear it if there was a fire due to his hearing impairment. We are seeking funding to purchase for him a suitable fire alarm with strobe light and vibrating pads and a carbon monoxide alarm similar. Any help towards ensuring this vulnerable gentleman is safe in his home would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
We have a young mother moving into one of our properties and she is not eligible for a grant from the local authority. She has no access to any other funds to get the essentials she needs to move in. The items she is needing are a sofa, pans, plates, cutlery, toaster and kettle. Please can you help?