G has a 4 month old daughter who requires an operation on her hips due to displacement. G is currently on maternity leave and is in receipt of a low income during this time. The hospital have suggested that G needs to buy a large amount of nappies in different sizes and loose fitting clothing to accommodate her daughter after the operation. G is struggling to do this due to having a low income currently. Please help the mother with the cost of these items to ensure her daughter is comfortable.
S has recently moved to the area due to a relationship breakdown with her parents. This is the first time she has lived alone. She suffers from ill mental health and is finding the move quite difficult. Due to the move in area, she has had to make a new claim for benefit therefore she is struggling financially. She is in need of a single bed base (currently sleeping on floor) and a washing machine. Please help this young lady with a small amount towards these well needed items
V recently lost her job and due to this a small amount of council tax arrears has occurred (one month payment). She lives with an 8 year old boy due to him being placed under her guardianship. She has made a claim for Universal Credit however it could take up to 4 weeks for her first payment. V has always worked and this is affecting her mentally. The Local Authority have threatened bailiff action if no payment is received. Please help this lady to clear these arrears.
L usually lives alone however he has had care of his three young children over the past few months due to their mother becoming ill. This has impacted upon him financially and some rent arrears have been accrued. This is due to ensuring his children were eating and had electricity, hot water and heat. He is on Universal Credit therefore lives on a low income. Please help this young gentleman pay off his rent arrears to decrease the risk of him losing his home.
This lady took out a budgeting loan to replace the beds of her 2 children; one was broken, the other an outgrown cotbed. She is still paying off the loan regularly from her benefits but then her own bed broke and she has had to sleep on her mattress on the floor. A spinal problem makes this difficult for her so she has asked for help.
W, 39, needs his provisional license in order to help support him into employment. He is due to start work in a month working on a building site, but is hoping to pass his driving test, so that he can drive himself and access much more employment opportunities - whilst also driving his 6 kids to experiences around the North East. W has been working with Junction 42 for a few months to get back into employment. Please support him in overcoming this barrier to employment!
Over a long period the applicant kept falling behind with payments and didn't realise how they were spiralling out of control until he found his outgoings exceeding his income. He was at a loss of how he could deal with this until he sought help from Citizens Advice. They recommended a Debt Relief Order to enable him to get control and once this was done to establish a manageable budget, however, he needs help finding the fee for the order to begin to tackle his problems.
The applicant's problems started after her partner died and she had a severe grief reaction. She then developed a mental illness and things started to go wrong. Eventually she realised she had to do something and now has several agencies helping her. She worries excessively about her two children, even though she makes sure she is caring for them well. Debt is part of her problems and a debt relief was recommended to take care of this but she needs the fee to obtain this.
D, 24, struggles with his weight, which is a big health problem for him. However, he is incredibly motivated to begin exercising and losing weight and has joined a gym. However, he is unable to afford any sportswear to be able to attend, which is holding him back from addressing this huge area of his life. D is making really big steps in his life to move forwards and into employment and a healthier lifestyle. Please support him with this small thing to equip him. Thank you!
B has just set up her own beauty shop in the town after studying and gaining qualifications whilst working full time in a small shop. Having her own business has always been her dream and this is gradually coming true, however she needs support to purchase a sign for her premises in order to advertise. Due to just starting up the business, she is struggling to find the funds to pay for this. Please help this young lady with the cost towards a sign and give her the best start with her new venture.
S, 34, was an ex-offender; he passed away in tragic circumstances on Saturday. He had been working with a Christians Against Poverty job club, taking steps to move away from his past and get free from the drugs that have put him in and out of jail for more than half his life. We prayed with him on a number of occasions and his aunt, the church caretaker. He leaves a young daughter and a devastated mum who has no means of meeting funeral costs - this would fill the gap left from the aunt’s church’s kind donation.
The applicant has received complete training in the 'Caring' sector, and needs to be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) DBS certified. She has also got the offer of work and needs work type clothing. This young woman is desperate to get to work, at present she is on Universal credit and left with very little at the end of month. She would be most grateful for any help offered.
This applicant had to re-locate from Whitehaven to North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and has some personal effects to be collected and moved from her former home to her present home in North Ormesby.
This young mother is having to move house because of extreme behaviour by males riding motorbikes and driving cars erratically in a very build up area, where front doors exit straight onto the street. There is also a drug problem in that area. She is in fear of her children's safety and has been fortunate to locate accommodation in a quieter area. A quotation for the removal is £150, and she is endeavouring to save what she can to make up the full amount.
M has just separated from his partner following domestic abuse. He is now living in a property with no fridge and as the weather is getting warmer he has nowhere to store milk and other cold food items. He would appreciate some assistance to purchase a fridge to enable him to store food.
S is a 26 year old single mother of three who feels that life is is conspiring to crush her. Unable to cope, one of her children is living with her father, another of her children is the subject of an acrimonious custody battle between her and an ex partner. As her Debt Adviser I feel that a Debt Relief Order would give her the opportunity to make a fresh start and relieve her of some of the stress she is experiencing. Can you help?
K has been working to sort out her financial situation and it has been identified that a debt relief order is her only option. In order to make this happen quickly, so the stress levels in her life are reduced, she is asking for help with the £90 fee. The debts have been caused by delays and sanctions with Universal Credit, following illness, and K is determined to sort everything out and hopes to return to work in the new year. Thank you.
L started working for a care company, relying on her car to travel extensively to do the home care she is booked for. She currently works 16 hours, hoping to go full time when she has shown she is reliable. However, her car has been checked prior to her mot being due and it has been identified it needs some work. The garage have quoted £100 for parts and labour. L doesn’t have this money with just starting this job, and changes being made to her benefits. She would be grateful for this help.
D is a young man who has managed to turn his life around after prison and taking drugs as he wasn't coping with society. He is now working to get himself training to start his life again and be a good role model to his children. He needs photo ID to start the process. He is very motivated and engaged. He is one of the many who have undiagnosed ADHD so fell through the cracks and didn't engage at school. He is ready for a fresh start.
DB has been an entrenched rough sleeper for many years and has health and mental health problems. The good news is that we have helped him to finally get his own flat. The flat is completely unfurnished and DB has no bed. He'd appreciate donations to buy him a bed as well as bedding to put on the bed.
GS has his own council flat but has struggled to manage the rent due to previous debts. He's on benefits but now working hard to get into employment and manage money well. He's not been able to access any funding or help from the council due to his debt, but the flat he's living in hasn't been painted since building works have been done, and is in a poor state. Your donation towards paint and rollers would help GS make his house a home and take the pressure off.
M is a female ex offender fighting unfair dismissal on grounds of discrimination. She has been granted a form of legal aid as she seems to have a case and we vouch for her having her day in court. She is very hard working and really needs some financial assistance to cover travel for the help she needs to enable her to see this case through. The whole process of constructive dismissal has been very traumatic for her and she has needed a lot of our physical & prayer support. She has moved to a new part in the country which is why the costs are so high for travel back for the case and to access the legal support she needs.
A 9 year old girl with severe autism and sensory processing disorder would love a trampoline as bouncing helps her to emotionally regulate and to meet her sensory needs. This would make a huge difference to her and her family who live in a crowded flat with an outdoor space. Unfortunately the family are unable to fund this themselves as they have limited access to funds due to seeking refuge.