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£120 needed for water bill arrears

This young person came to us for housing as her father's alcohol dependency was having a massive impact on her mental health. Housing conditions were poor and she found she had to maintain the whole house as well as try to hold down a college course and be a teenager. Families First got involved and referred her to us for housing and she signed a tenancy in October. However she didn't set up her water on time and now has arrears which she is struggling to pay. This would be a massive help for her going forward.

City:
Spennymoor
Age:
17
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for council tax arrears

This is the second time we have housed this young person due to being extremely vulnerable and having some learning difficulties. He successfully moved on but the house was in poor condition with no heating or hot water so we were happy to rehouse him. However when he was in his property he didn't pay his council tax, and the debt from this has followed him. If not paid this will go to bailiff stage. I feel he deserves to be safe and secure following his upbringing and this would help him immensely in his home.

City:
Newton Aycliffe
Age:
20
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 5 days

£60 needed for a travel pass

D has a young family and has been out of work. He took a job which is 15 miles away and his travel costs are substantial. We would like to purchase a two month travel pass which will cost £200 to help this family get back on their feet after a difficult year. D can then do his CBT (Complusory Basic Training) and motorbike test so he can purchase a scooter to travel to work which will be cheaper. We have an £80 donation through Christians Against Poverty centre so this remaining amount would help meet this man’s needs.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
25
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 5 days

£75 needed for a bed and a wardrobe

J is a client with Christians Against Poverty, she has been repaying her debt. She has become ill, and it has been found she is sleeping on the floor as she has no bed or mattress. She is not likely to get well, her condition will deteriorate over time, could you help her by providing the money for a bed and a wardrobe to put her clothing in? She has not disclosed her full situation until now and we would like to make sure she is comfortable and can relax as her condition progresses. Thank you.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
50
Category:
Older People
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for redecorating

C has been returned to her flat following a period of time in hospital. She has not had anyone to check on her home and on returning has found it was burgled and what few possessions she had, destroyed. We have replaced many essential items and white goods have been generously donated, however this modest home needs redecorating due to graffiti damage and C had no contents or home insurance. This money would be used for paint and materials, volunteers will help do the work. Thank you.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
56
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for carpet cleaning

A has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and two young children, they have had to move home due to a traumatic family event. In order to get her deposit back and repay the loan she has taken for the deposit on her new home, she must have the carpets cleaned prior to landlord inspection. She is unable to do this herself and has sourced a company who will do all the carpets for £150. She has £30 towards it but moving costs mean she doesn’t have the full amount. Any help would be such a blessing.

City:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age:
37
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 5 days

£120 needed for a medical examination

B has recently been released from jail and is looking to start a new career in construction, specifically in asbestos removal from old buildings. He has the necessary qualifications but needs a medical examination to be given a guaranteed job with a contractor. This job would be the first he has had in many years and will break the cycle of crime that for so long has been his life. He is in a stable relationship and is no longer drug and alcohol dependent. He has already taken massive steps towards changing his life including bringing faith into it.

City:
Sunderland
Age:
33
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for household items

This young person came to us following an abusive relationship on a homeless referral. With very little support around her from family and being quite withdrawn, she is engaging really well and starting to open up. Her confidence is growing and she is thinking about courses and volunteering in the local community. Her property is very basic and although she has her basic items she would benefit from some furnishings, curtain poles and crockery to make the home more suitable.

City:
Eldon
Age:
21
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£50 needed for utility costs

A lives alone and has recently moved into a new property due to her old property being deemed inhabitable. She has an active benefit claim of Employment and Support Allowance, however she is on a low income. She has had to pay a bond on her new property which has left her short of finances until she receives her next payment. She doe not have support from her family or friends. Her new property has pre-payment meters and her electric and gas needs to be topped up to work. Please help this young girl with a small amount.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
21
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for living costs

A has recently moved to the area and requires constant support due to being deaf. He has been deaf since he was born and has difficulties communicating with others. He has recently just been made redundant from his job in a local supermarket and has had to make a claim for Universal Credit. He is not entitled to an advanced payment as he is currently paying back one he had previously. He has a job interview in a factory next week. Please help this gentleman with living costs until his payment.

City:
Shildon
Age:
41
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for an unexpected bill

B lives alone and has always worked until he had an accident in which he injured his back. He is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and this has dramatically reduced his income. He has received a bill for £152 due to arrears of Council Tax. His next Universal Credit payment is not due until 26th of January and this bill needs paying by 21st. Please help this gentleman with an amount to enable him to clear these arrears as it is causing a huge amount of anxiety and stress.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
50
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 12 days

£105 needed for bedding

Three girls aged 11, 8 and 6 years are without duvets, covers and fitted sheets. The family have fled domestic violence some time ago and have very limited access to funds due to difficulties with the benefits system. We would love to provide these items to keep the girls warm at night especially during the winter and cold nights.

City:
Cleveland
Age:
39
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for a sofa and a mattress

This lady in Middlesbrough has physical and mental health problems; she has had to move home for personal reasons and is on low benefits. She has no sofa or mattress for her bed and is struggling to obtain them. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help her please?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
42
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 13 days

£30 needed for moving costs

We have a tenant who has been looking for accommodation for over a year and has finally managed to secure his own flat. He has priced up a removal van for £30 to move all of his belongings. Could you help him to pay for this? He is struggling to source the money himself.

City:
Stanley
Age:
18
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 13 days