W currently lives on his own. He has a low income and some serious physical and mental health issues. His fridge-freezer has stopped working. He is also without a washer and is relying on neighbours to wash clothes for him. Having a working freezer would mean that he can budget better on the small amount of income he receives. He would also gain more independence by not relying on neighbours to store food in their freezer or wash his clothes with the risk of spreading Covid-19.
L returned to her home after an appointment and discovered that her freezer had stopped working. All the food she had bought for herself and her three children had defrosted and had to be thrown away. Being on a low income, she cannot afford to buy a new freezer as she had to spend the last of her money on buying more food. Having her children at home all day during the last few months has already meant extra expenditure. Could you help her with the cost of a new freezer?
A has recently been rehoused in Morecambe and needs £150 for a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. She lives alone and has moved from furnished to unfurnished accommodation, but the new kitchen has neither a washing machine nor fridge freezer. She is unemployed and just about survives on Universal Credit, but has no savings. We should be able to buy used items in good condition to help her in her new flat. Can you help get her the £150 that will make this possible?
This single mum of two children under age three has recently split from her partner, leaving finances really tight. Now her washing machine has broken, with no money to replace it. This is especially difficult because her youngest has health needs, which include severe reflux, causing her to be sick multiple times a day. A replacement washing machine would make a huge difference to her family life.
S is a 33 year old lady who lives with her husband and sons (aged 13 and 6). S suffers with a serious medical condition and is on long-term palliative care. She has to use an electric wheelchair to mobilise. Her eldest son has brittle bone disease. The family spends a great deal of time at home as a result. Their council house has never been decorated and this is upsetting S a great deal. They would benefit from some paint and wallpaper to decorate their home, especially the boys' rooms.
A Dad to 7 children has been turning their new house into a home. The children are aged 6 months, up to 16 years old. The blinds in the children's bedrooms need replacing. Would you be able to help to fund towards replacing the broken blinds? It would make a huge difference to the younger children, particularly with the sun rising earlier at this time of year.
A Mum and her 4 year old daughter have been living in temporary accommodation and are in the process of being rehoused imminently. They have very little to move with them. Would you be able to help fund these items that they urgently need: a kettle, a toaster, a microwave, and a high backed chair, as mum has curvature of the spine and is in a lot pain. Thank you.
Safe Families is supporting a family with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. The family are on Universal Credit. Both parents have learning difficulties. They are trying really hard to provide a home for their children. They have just had to pay for a new tumble dryer and now the fridge freezer has stopped working. It would make such a difference if you could help towards the costs of a new freezer chest as they rely on frozen food.
A needs £130 to buy a bed and a wardrobe for her son. She is a single mum who lives in Morecambe and suffers from occasional bouts of mental illness. During a recent acute episode her children went to live with their separated father, who had been violent to A in the past. The children are now back with her, but she needs a wardrobe and a bed for her son, so that the children feel they are at home and not just camping temporarily. Can you help provide the £130 that will be needed?
P is a single man living in a house in multiple occupations. He is struggling with his mental health, made worse as result of the Covid-19 restrictions. His TV has broken beyond repair and this is adding to his sense of isolation. He would therefore like help to buy a new TV / DVD player. He is being supported by the Salvation Army.
T is a single mother with 3 children under 10. She is on benefits and manages her money but has no reserves if anything goes wrong. T was helped with a second hand cooker in 2018 but this has now broken and is unsafe to use. She is having to use a microwave and chip pan to feed her children. This is far from ideal as she is trying to ensure that the children have a healthy diet. She is an independent lady but she has had to ask for help getting a cooker.
This client is troubled soul, made worse when his mum died of Covid-19, and younger brother was taken away into care. This 22 year old is now being housed in an unfurnished bedsit. Apart from Universal Credit (which he's still awaiting), he doesn't have a penny to his name or any family to help to furnish his flat. He is receiving support for his mental ill health and food parcels, but needs the basics of a home in order to get on track.
R is living with two grandchildren and struggling to provide for them. R has disabilities and cannot work to provide for her grandchildren. The children's mother has passed away and R is their guardian. R is trying to manage her finances whilst paying for bills and food. Any help received would contribute towards outstanding bills and getting food items for them.
C is a single mother of 2 and is financially struggling as unable to work. Since Covid 19 and the lack of childcare provision, C hasn't been able to gain employment. C has no family she can rely on and is trying to cope on her own looking after her 2 children. C is not in contact with the father of her children nor does she receive any support from him. C is behind on her essential bills and could use any support. Any help received would contribute towards getting food items for C and the children and utility bills
The client was referred to us recently after he was made redundant in the role he had worked for the past 3 years. Because of the current pandemic his employer could not afford to keep him on. Since he was made redundant his bills have started to pile up, and as he awaits a benefit decision he has completely gone through his savings and is finding it hard to provide the weekly basics. He has recently contacted a family member who is helping him pay for some things, but he still needs some help.
This mother of 3 who has been struggling for quite some time has recently had her benefits changed when she was reassessed for her claim for Employment Support Allowance. Because of her illness she is unable to work, but now this lack of money is having an adverse impact on her health and her finances. As she awaits her finances to get back to normal which could take up to a month, she is desperate for support to help with day to day costs, food and energy bills.
This client has recently started to have issues with her car which she relies on to get her to and from work. She works in a packing centre and unfortunately traveling by public transport would cost too much as she has been quite badly affected by the current pandemic and has no savings. She has borrowed a car for 2 weeks, however if she cannot go to work they will end her contract and she will start to fall into debt. This support would enable her to fix the issue and prevent job loss.
This client has recently had to move home after being evicted from her previous property due to debt and arrears. The client is ready for a fresh start and was told she had to select the first property that became available otherwise she would be at risk of homelessness. Unfortunately the property she picked currently does not have any carpets on the stairs or upstairs landing. This support would enable her to carpet her new home and have a fresh start.
This client came to us when referred by the council's social services. He had been living in his home for a number of years and his refrigerator had broken about a year ago. Unfortunately due to a low income and no savings the client was unable to purchase a new refrigerator and has been spending a lot more money on takeaways or perishable food, leaving it outside at times. This support would enable us to purchase a new fridge/freezer for the client and have it delivered.