J would like to request financial support to help her to purchase new clothing as she has lost weight due to cancer. She needs a warm winter coat and other essential clothing including underwear as everything is far too big for her. J has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and she is struggling financially to buy herself a warm coat and new clothes as nothing fits her. Your support would be so appreciated.
The applicant is applying for support on behalf of their 6 year old son who has a physical disability. The applicant would like to support their learning and give them access to a tablet they can use for education stimulation and also leisure. This would overall significantly improve the child's physical, mental well-being and development having access to more resources at home. The family are on a very low income and are not in a position to purchase these resources themselves.
The client contacted us after he had been made redundant and found he was struggling to make ends meet. To make matters worse, he recently received a bill for credit he had thought he had paid off over a year ago. The letter threatened him with court and debt collectors if he did not pay immediately! This has shook the client as he had worked extremely hard to pay off previous debt, and now given his situation he doesn't know what else to do. This support would help him massively.
The client, who is an ex-care leaver, has been living in hostels for the last few years. Now he has been given a new flat but has no furnishings or finances for decoration. The local council have helped with various items but are unable to support him with decoration. After the many moves this client has had we would love to be able to help him decorate his new flat and help make it a home.
The client came to us for support after being hit with a massive energy bill, unfortunately he had not locked in a price and was unaware of the upcoming energy price hike. He has been able to reduce his consumption massively since and prioritise his expenditure, however he is in desperate need of support to help pay his previous months bill before it gets out of hand. This support would allow him to keep ahead of his bills and prevent him from going into arrears. Please could you help pay this bill?
S, who was alerted to us by the Justice and Care Service, is fleeing domestic violence and resettling into a home provided in the area. She arrived with few belongings but has been able to acquire various household items. She has a microwave but no cooker. Her many complex health problems mean that having a proper cooker is essential for her get into a good healthy eating situation and would be so thankful for any support in helping her buy a cooker.
This is for a lady who recently lost her job, was then unable to pay her rent and lost her tenancy. She has now moved into another rented accommodation, and has sold most of her belongings to make ends meet. We are trying to support this lady as much as possible to help her to make a fresh start and improve her mental health, which has been severely affected by her situation. A cooker will enable her to make nutritious meals for herself, and give her back some of her self confidence.
This gentleman struggling with debt and mental health has had to deal with homelessness and addiction in the past and is now hoping to start again and get out of debt with the help of Christian's Against Poverty. At his first appointment at our Debt Centre he came with no coat and wearing flip flops on a cold day. After speaking with him he told us he had no suitable winter clothes. We would like to be able to help him getting a coat and shoes so he can manage during the winter months. Any help will be appreciated.
J is a single dad living in rented accommodation currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. He is looking after his partner who lives in her own property and he is her full time carer. Previously J's son was living with his Nan but he has moved back to J's house due to a variety of complex issues. He came with few clothes and J has no spare income to buy any. Please could you help this family cope with this unexpected change?
CS is a single mother of four children. She has lived on a low income long term and has no money left after paying for essentials . Her cooker has broken and she cannot get any help from the Department of Work & Pensions or the local council. Her family are unable to support her financially and she does not have anywhere else to turn to. Your support in helping C buy a cooker would be so appreciated.
C is in a bad place with low benefit income. They are trying to get their life back on track with support from Christians Against Poverty's help. A Debt Relief Order would free them financially but as they are on Universal Credit they cannot afford the fee whilst trying to pay towards the debts. Their income has gone down due to the recent reduction in Universal Credit. The local church have been regularly supporting them with food parcels but any help with the DRO fee would be wonderful.
This man has sought help with his debts after a prolonged time of homelessness. He has now secured accommodation and he is looking for a fresh start. He is working with Citizens Advice and they are looking at applying for a debt relief order as a form of insolvency. Would you be able to help by giving towards the £90 fee in order for this man to gain his fresh start?
A family we are working with are finding life very challenging. Mum has a child who has severe additional needs. We have arranged for some therapeutic support and it has been recommended that her daughter would really benefit from some specialised sensory equipment and light changing lamps. Would you be willing to contribute to these costly items which will be of huge benefit to this family?
Our client is a lovely Mum to three children. Her washing machine has broken and the children all need uniforms washed regularly. Mum is very stressed due to the difficulties and practicalities of not having a washing machine and not being able to replace it as she has a very limited income. A laundrette is very impractical and Mum is getting upset at the thought of the children not having clean uniform. Can you help?
Our Christian's Against Poverty client has moved out of damp, unsatisfactory housing into a first floor Housing Association flat. She has very few possessions and the flat is without any carpets. It would really help this house to feel like a home by providing this lady with a carpet for the lounge room. She will soon be debt free and this will be a wonderful fresh start for her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Miss A fled domestic abuse with her children. She was unable to collect any belongings and was placed into a refuge for some time. She has been trying to rebuild her life with the children in a safe environment and has been offered a new property. The cost of the move and also having to find the money for white goods has took its toll on her finances. It is important to the family to sit around the dining table to eat, and to learn and it is a real priority for Miss A to have a dining table. Can you please help?
Miss A fled domestic abuse with her children. After living in a refuge for some time they have moved to a new property, but they were unable to take any belongings with them. Miss A has spent a lot of the money she has saved on white goods and the move itself and currently has all the children's clothes in bags as they do not have any means to store the coat. They are unable to afford any furniture and this mother would love a wardrobe and chest of drawers for the children's belongings; please could you help?
This single mum of a 5-year old girl is living on Universal Credit and struggling to make ends meet. Her fridge freezer has broken but she has no way of being able to afford a replacement, which is so necessary in order to budget and keep food fresh. She would be so appreciative of support to help buy a fridge freezer so she can begin batch cooking and planning meals in advance. Thank you.
This gentleman is struggling to afford gas and electricity, and suffers from stress and depression. He lives on Universal Credit and is just managing to pay most of his bills, but due to a rise in energy bills he is struggling to pay these. Please can you help?
This single Mum of three is currently living on Universal Credit. Her three year old has severe eczema and needs special soft, anti scratch clothing. Mum does not have the extra funds in the budget to purchase good quality clothes to help her daughter's eczema, as they cost so much. Please would you help?
The Justice and Care Service have asked us for help for a washing machine for S, who has fled severe domestic violence and has been resettled in the area. She arrived with just a few belongings. Many household items are being donated, but no washing machine. She has complex health problems, which make it difficult for her to wash clothes and bedding by hand and there is no launderette nearby. A washing machine would make things so much easier for her as she begins to build her life back.
Ms H is a single mother with 3 children. She has had to skip all the beds in the family due to an infestation of bed bugs. These have now been cleared. Ms H relies on Universal Credit to pay for food, gas and electric for the family. She used to work but she lost her job when everyone was working from home, therefore the children were not coming in. She was then offered 12 hour shifts but with being a single mum she couldn't take it up.
Our client is a single person living in a housing association property. They are currently on a very low income and have moved to a new property. The client does not have any money to buy a cooker- they have approached the council for help but have not been successful. They are currently living off takeaways and very low nutritional meals. Any help towards a cooker for their property would be much appreciated.
The client was referred to us by a local hostel as he has recently moved on to his own accommodation after being homeless the past few months. He is now ready to move into his own independent accommodation, however, needs help purchasing white goods due to low income and being in debt. Your support would allow us to purchase a fridge-freezer for the client and arrange delivery of the item, while also having the broken item removed from his new accommodation.
We are supporting a mum who has been through a really difficult time and is struggling financially. She is a single parent of 2 young children and is finding it difficult to get out with only a single pushchair. Please could you help this family to be able to enjoy some time together outside?
We are working on behalf of a lady on a low income. She is moving into a new rented flat but she needs a cooker. She suffers with ill health and is struggling to make ends meet on benefits. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We are helping C with a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which will enable our client to find more suitable long term housing for themselves and their family. Help with the DRO application fees of £90 will provide an essential boost to this process and ensure C is able to move forward. Thank you in advance for your generous and much needed assistance with this cost.