K currently lives with his partner in his mother's home. His partner is pregnant and they have recently made a claim for Universal Credit. His mother's home is overcrowded and they are both sleeping on the floor. They have managed to find a suitable property, however there is an upfront cost of £85 to secure this. Due to awaiting their first payment of benefit, they are unable to find the funds to pay this. Please help this young couple with the cost to enable them to have their own home.
This family have just moved into the area, and the kids have started their new schools. The middle child has been invited to go on a residential school trip, which is paid for, but he doesn’t have any suitable clothing. He needs a waterproof coat and trousers. The local clothes bank has provided 3 sets of clothing, wellies, a hat, scarf and gloves. Could you help him complete his clothing needs by contributing to this appeal? Any help would be very much appreciated.
J is 3yrs old, and is living with his Dad for half the week following the breakdown of his parents' relationship. Dad has set up their new home from scratch. He cannot afford all the clothing his son needs and is worried it will reflect negatively on him. J's Mum won’t send him any clothing. Would you help by contributing to the purchase of a coat, dressing gown, joggers, T-shirts, underpants, and two jumpers? This little boy's clothing needs can be met fully from the local supermarket.
B has taken her two grandchildren into her home due to their mum’s illness. Benefits are being reassessed but B needs bedding and towels as she has lived alone for 10 years. Beds are being supplied by a local charity but due to the delays in benefits and the urgency of the move, she would be grateful for this help. She needs two changes of bedding, pillows and quilts and two hand and bath towels which she can buy from her local supermarket. All help would be appreciated.
This is a request to be able to obtain some carpets for a young man who I support. He has recently moved to his first tenancy and is in the process of setting up home. His sole income is Universal Credit. Money is tight and he only just survives on the money he gets, so saving for carpets is beyond his means. He has no financial support from family members as his Mother died when he was a child and his Dad lives some miles away out of the borough. He really is doing it on his own. Thank you.
This client has not been able to pay his bills because of mistakes with his benefits, and now he has to pay most of his monies back each week. This means that he doesn’t have enough to eat, and his mental health has been getting worse and worse, so he is struggling to cope. He is now receiving help from the Citizens Advice Bureau who are trying to make things better for him. A Debt Relief Order will enable him to have more control and help him see a more positive future.
O lives with her 4 children and her husband. They are originally from Poland and are currently awaiting a decision from the Home Office regarding their right to reside. At present they are receiving no income as they have no recourse to public funds. The family is really struggling and social services are involved. Please help them with a small amount towards a food shop to enable them to top up their cupboards and have access to food during this difficult time.
The applicant is a single mother with a 3 year old girl and a baby due in December. She had to leave many baby things when she moved. No help is available for her from the benefits office. She works as a hospital volunteer but has no paid employment and would appreciate help to provide for the new baby.
This hard working mum of a 13 year old boy with Autism is struggling to make ends meet after the switch to universal credit left her without money for 6 weeks. She works part time but is crippled by debt and a very low income. Her mental health is suffering from the stress and strain of raising her son single handedly and having struggled financially for some time. Her son is wetting the bed and their tumble dryer had broken, making managing the laundry difficult.
This hard working mum with fibromyalgia is struggling with debts after the death of her mother and the related funeral costs. She is is looking to improve her home conditions for herself and her son and needs help to purchase paint. This would make such a difference to their home and lives.
This young lady with 3 children has fled anti social behaviour and has now moved to a new area of Middlesbrough. This lady has no wardrobes as in her previous home they were fitted wardrobes. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help her to buy some new ones, please?
J needs to move closer to his parents as his father has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has also been getting constant hassle from youths who have been throwing things at his window, including fireworks. It's a very distressing time for J who has also been struggling with mental health issues relating to being unemployed. He has found somewhere to move to but he can't afford the costs of the removals.
On Tuesday 14th May the partner of the applicant, and the father of their 12 year old daughter, was killed in Middlesbrough. The family was already experiencing financial difficulties before this unexpected and horrendous event, so Acts 435 kindly stepped in to help with the costs of the funeral. This request is for help to provide a lasting memorial for the daughter, to help her remember her father. Her mother feels that if she can provide a lasting memorial of the relationship her daughter shared with her father, it would go some way to easing her grief.
Mum and Dad have worked hard to get their family back. They have turned their lives around with the help of Families First and moved house to get away from the problem area. Together they have proved their commitment for over one year and now their 3 children have now been returned to them. The house move took all their savings so they are struggling to furnish their new home. They are asking for your help to get each child a set of drawers for the bedrooms.
One or our mentees would very much like to ask for some bus fare money. At the moment he is restricted to the house with just a grandparent who has hardly any food or money. He no longer has his mum to look after him. Things are slightly better when he is able to see his friends who are a bus ride away. They help him feel better about what is happening with his family in terms of his sad loss. He is still going to school but is struggling at home and in general. His mentor will budget his fares.