This Mum with 3 children has recently split from her partner and is moving house. Two of the children have additional needs and will find the transition difficult. The new council property has not been left in a great way by previous tenants and the family would really appreciate financial support to decorate it to make it homely for the children.
W faces the prospect of homelessness in the next couple of weeks, just a month before he starts his new job. Please help provide the money for a security deposit to secure a private tenancy. W was made homeless 6 months ago after a relationship breakdown and has been living in hostels and supported accommodation since, but is unable to live there whilst working. This helps provide W with a new home as he starts his new life in his new job. Thank you for your support.
S lives alone however he does have access to his little girl on weekends. He has recently had to stop working due to depression and anxiety. This is due to losing his father recently. S has been working since he left school and this is the first time he has had to claim a statutory benefit. This has affected his income dramatically and he is struggling to top up his gas and electric meters. Please help this single father during this difficult, cold time.
K has 3 young children and they are living in a damp, draughty property. Action is being taken to make the landlord do repairs, but this family are sleeping in one bed to try and keep warm at night. She would like to buy thermal blankets for the beds so everyone can be in their own beds. She will also buy thermal fleece fabric which she will hand sew to make liners for each child’s bed. But she needs help to buy the fabric. Can you help? She would be very grateful.
D lives in a flat that is on the outside edge of the building with little protection from the weather. The flats only have electric and he is frightened to put his heating on due to the cost. He works 30 hours a week and is on a debt repayment plan and has no extra cash to build up fuel for over the winter. This money will go straight onto his electric metre so that he can be warm over the winter months. He would appreciate any help and looks forward to a warm winter.
V is a 42 year old lady with a learning disability. Her two children live with her mum and she has recently secured a job working 10 hours a week. Unfortunately this has resulted in her benefits being moved to Universal Credit and she is now waiting for it to be sorted out. She is living on food bank supplies and friends inviting her for meals and is now upset because further delays means she has no presents for her sons or food or heat. Any help would be really gratefully received.
D and S have health issues and are currently applying for Personal Independence Payment having asked for help from Christians Against Poverty. Their washing machine has been broken for 3 months. A neighbour has been helping them out but she doesn’t want her washer being over used. Applications were made for help, but as they don’t have children they weren’t successful. Would you be able to help this couple to purchase the washing machine they need?
K and D along with their 5 year old daughter moved into their home 6 months ago and managed to source carpets for every room except their own via freecycling sites. They haven’t been able to find one for their room, and their car has had to go so they can’t travel to pick up any offered for free. Their home is cold and not easy to heat and with no carpet their bedroom is bitterly cold. A carpet would help insulate against the cold. Could you help?
B has recently been signed off from work due to issues with his back. He has always worked and has never found himself in this position. He has had to make a claim for Universal Credit and could be waiting up to 6 weeks for his first payment. He has no support from family. He is finding it difficult to cope awaiting his first payment. He has no funds for food or to top up his gas and electric. Please help this gentleman with a small amount during this difficult time.
This lady has severe mental health problems and is on basic Employment Seeker's Allowance. She is currently living in a flat on her own which is heated by storage heaters. She is using a lot of her money to keep the flat warm and is now in debt. She has had to be sectioned 5 times in the last few months and is surviving on food vouchers. Please could you consider helping this lady with her arrears as they are causing her anxiety that she may get evicted. She would be so grateful.
A mum and her two young sons have been through a very difficult time and are trying to make positive, sustainable changes to improve their living conditions. The children currently have no carpet in their bedrooms and as a result are living in very poor conditions. Being able to provide flooring for their rooms would make this a more comfortable, clean and happy environment for them to sleep in.
This client's partner was sent to prison early this year. She was left with 3 children and had to give up her job because of stress and depression. Eventually she had to move because of problems caused by the partner's behaviour. She got into debt and eventually went to Citizens Advice. They have really helped her and recommended she get a Debt Relief Order, but to do this she needs the fee before she can move forward.
C is a middle aged man who’s struggling to find employment, he has engaged on our job club programme every week. After struggling for years on and off with alcohol and weed addiction he has been clean of alcohol for 2 years and weed for 6 months. C lives in Scotland in a private rented flat and has over the past year made numerous phone calls to his landlord and he hasn’t came to fix either his cooker or his heating. Because of this we are trying to raise money to get him a hot plate and a fan heater for his flat.
A is only 16 and is living in supported accommodation. She can't claim Universal Credit as she doesn't have access to her national insurance number because she is estranged from her family. She needs to secure her tenancy by paying £40 rent, but is unable to do this until she can get benefits. Please help her to keep her flat until the issue is sorted.
B is a young gentleman in supported living, estranged from all of his family and is living on a very low income. He is trying to maintain a tenancy and is left with very little after paying all of his bills. He is accessing food banks for support with food. He is in desperate need of clothes as he is currently wearing the same outfit over and over again. Please help this young gentleman with a small amount to enable him to purchase some second hand clothes.
A has become a full time carer for his elderly father who had a heart attack this summer. They both were living in their own 1 bedroom flats. Since becoming his full time carer, the local authorities have re-located them into a 2 bedroom home. They are both vulnerable with learning needs and still struggle living off benefits. They need help with moving the contents of their homes and the installation of a gas cooker.