G has just moved into his new flat. He has already kindly received some financial support fairly recently to go towards his carpets, which he is absolutely thrilled about. Over the past month, G has been spending a lot of time and care into getting his new flat looking and feeling homely. He put the carpets down himself and he painted and wallpapered himself. He already has a mattress and is in need of a bed frame as the final thing in his flat before it is complete. Can you help with this?
Safe Families are supporting a single mum in Hartlepool who is in need of some funds to get the materials for a fence to make her daughter feel safe. The little girl is currently too scared to go into the garden so spends all her time inside. Mum is working hard to save up to make the garden safe and nice for her daughter, but we would love to bless her with a contribution for fencing materials to help her get outside. Thank you so much.
S was working in London through a construction agency, but had to stop when Covid-19 hit. He returned to his flat, but his friends in the industry were scattered across the UK. He struggled with isolation - his mental health deteriorated and his savings were soon swallowed up in living expenses. He applied for Universal Credit and his financial situation reached rock bottom. He contacted Christians Against Poverty and we identified his cooker had stopped working some time ago. He cannot afford to replace it, could you help? Thank you.
L has four young children and is on benefits. Their home is draughty and poorly maintained by their private landlord and it has cost them a lot to keep warm. We supported her to add thick curtains to the doors and windows which has improved things slightly, however they have now shut down two rooms as the gas bill has arrived and L cannot afford to pay it. She is terrified she is cut off. This amount will clear the outstanding bill and allow her to save over the warmer months towards winter. Thank you for any help.
M is expecting twins in 9 weeks and has recently moved out of the care system. She was unaware of the pregnancy until a few months ago and is now struggling to get what she needs for the birth and afterwards. She has recently received donations of clothing, toiletries, nappies and early years toys but she needs a twin pram and can source a clean and robust pram for this amount. This will help considerably as car seats are included in the system. The lady selling it will hold it for her. Could you help?
S is a recent prison leaver who is engaging in our Workout programme. He is really keen to get into training and employment, however a barrier to this is being unable to access emails and search for jobs online. He would also like to be able to access his CV and attend online training courses. We have recently supported S into new accommodation and worked on his CV and disclosure, he is keen to transform his life and get into employment.
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who has left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with clean, safe flooring?
T has recently moved into a council property but does not have any flooring in her living room. She is looking for some flooring for her living room so that the property is warmer and more comfortable. T doesn't have any other funds available, but we have been informed by a local carpet shop that the amount requested would cover the cost of her living room.
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no underlay for flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with the money for this?
C has recently lost her mother to cancer, her brother to suicide and her marriage has broken down. She has found a new property to move into with her two children however she has had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. She is suffering from high levels of anxiety and is very depressed. Please help this lady purchase second hand furniture for her new home throughout this very difficult period.
We have been working with K since early March and he has engaged brilliantly with us. We have completed all our contracted outcomes with him. We are hopeful he will get a good job in the near future. K lives with his wife and his 2 young twins who are 2 years old. It would be great to set them up with a brand new carpet to replace the old damaged one they currently have. The whole family would benefit from this, especially the twins who are into everything.
M has just left prison after 25 years. He was a churchgoer prior to conviction and engaged with faith groups in prison. He wants to continue to engage with faith groups which would be possible online with a 'Connect' group in the northeast but he needs a smartphone and we would like to buy one for him as It is important for his faith and mental health to keep connected.
S has no contact with with her birth parents and now she has turned 18 she is able claim benefits in her own right however she needs the correct identification to open her own bank account. She has been supported to source her National Insurance Number and purchase a replacement birth certificate however she still requires photographic ID. Please help this young girl with the cost of a provisional driving licence in order to support her to open a bank account.
K is a young mother who has just found out she is expecting her second child. This has caused her extra stress and anxiety due to the fact that she now has to move home and area to get the support she needs from her family. This has left her struggling both mentally and financially, and due to her growing baby she no longer fits into any clothes and has no money to buy any as she needs every penny for her new home and new baby.
D has been in the prison system since the age of 15, struggling with basic life skills such as reading and writing, he was also addicted to drugs. For the past few years he has managed to stay out of prison, quit drugs and is really wanting to change his life. He is willing to go on Maths, English and training courses to help him get employment, however he needs his ID replaced to enable access to some necessary courses to help him make a new start in life.
N has recently moved into a flat after an extremely chaotic few months. She is just using a microwave at the moment. N has struggled with severe mental health problems for many years, leading to alcohol addiction issues. Since working with Junction 42 she is accessing the correct support and mental health care for the first time, consistently, in her life. She moved into her own flat after leaving an abusive relationship. It's great to see her gaining greater confidence and belief that she can make a new life for herself. Any help to get a cooker would be really appreciated.
Junction 42 would like to run a 6 week course for some of our recent prison leaver women. A local supported housing accommodation would like us to run the course, showing The Chosen series based on Jesus' life. We would spend an hour before the group preparing food with a couple of the women and watch the episode together. Costs DVDs of 1st series £40 DVD player £20 Food @£15 per week for 6 weeks £120 Total - £150