We are working with a single mum claiming asylum. She is currently drying clothes using heating that has increased costs, but she is on a low income that just about covers her existing costs. She would love to get a tumble dryer to dry her clothes. We would also like to help this mum and son to get out and about more to help with their mental and general well being. We have been able to give mum a bike but need a child's bike seat. Thank you for your help.
A single mum and new baby have had to relocate to a flat but have to completely kit it out. Mum is on benefits so unable to spend much to supply for all she needs. She has had help to obtain items of furniture second hand, and received a £60 donation towards kitchen equipment. The main concern is there is no safe flooring down for when the baby starts to crawl so vinyl flooring will help make the flat into a home and be safer for the baby.
This adult with children moved back in with her mother after a relationship breakdown. The family have turned to us for support. We gave them debt advice and foodbank support. Mum has mental health issues due to anxiety and worry. Help with food and utility bills to take the pressure off short term would be a real blessing for them.
This single mum has suffered a great deal due to domestic abuse but is really trying to get her life back on track. She is engaging well with all services but is finding home life hard as her ex partner took her TV away and she is not in a financial position to replace it. Consequently she feels quite cut off and isolated especially due to lockdown with Covid-19. Please could you help to contribute towards a new TV for this family? Thank you so much.
K has had to move to a new property and has had to leave behind fitted furniture and integrated appliances at her previous rental. She is a single parent with two young children, She works part time and is in receipt of tax credits. Whilst she has received some furniture via donations she is struggling to purchase a cooker for her new home. K has been referred to Acts 435 by the Keyring charity which is supporting her.
Mr W is 65 and is due to retire in May 2021. He moved to Liverpool at the beginning of the pandemic so has been unable to look for work. He receives a small pension and a small amount of Universal Credit towards his rent. He has had an accident and lost 3 of his bottom teeth, and only has 2 remaining. He is unable to pay to go to the dentist, and he gets no free treatment as the pension is above the minimum amount by about £10. We are hoping to raise some funds to put towards the treatment for a denture to raise his spirits.
Mr W is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and has very poor mental health. He has moved to a new area and used a credit card to finance his move. He is now in debt unable to afford blinds for privacy. He has no blinds or bedding and this is negatively impacting his mental health as he is being woken up very early by the light coming in through his windows and can't get a good night's sleep. We are helping him with benefit applications but any further assistance would be very welcome.
This single mum has 2 children and she has several health issues, which existed prior to her contracting Covid-19 earlier this year. They have recently moved and mum is particularly struggling to have meals without a table. Could you help to fund a tall dining table for mum to help with mealtimes as she makes a slow recovery from the effects of the virus? Thank you so much.
An 11 year boy has been reunited with his mother but their current living conditions are not ideal. Due to lack of space a sofa bed would really make a difference to the cramped space in the home and give him a bed to sleep on. Please can you help to support this family who are struggling financially? Thank you so much.
This family are living in temporary accommodation. Their cooker is only working partially and there are no other cooking devices. Having a microwave would make a huge difference to their mealtimes. Please could you help this single mum and her 2 toddlers.
We have been supporting a mum with 4 children (aged 3 -15 years) who has recently returned to the area from Wales following the breakdown of her marriage. Although social services have been able to find her a house, they can no longer provide white goods as they did in the past. This has meant that the family has been unable to move into the house and they are currently living in very cramped conditions with Mrs M’s mother. We would be very grateful if someone could help us with this situation.
Safe Families is supporting a dad with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. Dad has recently had to stop working to due his health. Their cooker isn’t reliable or safe and keeps tripping the electricity for the house. It would make a huge difference to this family if you could help towards the costs of a new electric cooker.
Safe Families is supporting a dad with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. Dad has recently had to stop working to due his health. Their cooker isn’t reliable or safe and keeps tripping the electricity for the house. It would make a huge difference to this family if you could help towards the installation of a new electric cooker.
A client is struggling to keep up with household bills after losing income from the pandemic and the lockdown. He is a taxi driver with two teenage children. He has started coming to our food pantry to help with his weekly food bill. His teenagers are also in need of new school shoes and PE trainers.
Our client's mental health has deteriorated and he is staying in the house. As a victim of human trafficking he has used the gym as a coping mechanism. He is currently seeking refugee status with the home office, but he is unable to find employment therefore he can not afford a gym membership. He is athletic and loves sport. The gym will help give routine to his days, improve his mental health and improve his sleeping.
N is an asylum seeker and has no recourse to public funds. She lives in shared accommodation and has no access to a fridge or storage to put her stuff in. N is suffering from isolation so getting a fresh start and adding some normality to her daily life will immensely help her. Any help to be able to get her this small fridge will be really appreciated.
I has had to stop working due to a wrist injury and is struggling to maintain her day to day living expenses. She lives alone and has no family nearby to support her financially and physically. I is currently struggling to maintain her gas and electric bills and any support received will go towards topping up her utilities in these colder days. Any help is appreciated.
The gentleman came for advice after finding his washing machine had completely broken. Over the past month it had been working on and off, at times he would have to use his sink to wash clothes but now it has broken fully. He recently received local council support and has been told he is unable to access any further support. The client suffers from anxiety and stress and this has become a big worry for him, this would help him purchase a much needed washing machine and put his mind to rest.
The client has recently been made redundant and because of this has had to start claiming benefits until he finds another job. Unfortunately the benefits have a wait time of up to 6 weeks and he has a number of bills that have already started to come out. The client had been paying debt off for years and was close to an end, but without any income this will go back up and push the client further into debt. This support would help the client pay his bills and help him avoid further debt.
The client came to us after finding himself in desperate need of help. He had been struggling for the past few months due to Covid-19, and after being made redundant in his job was moved to benefits. As the benefits only covered a percentage of his outgoings he had been using savings and has ended up spending all he had built up over the past 2 years. Thankfully he starts a new job in November, however he is now struggling to make ends meet. This support would cover him until he starts his new job.
This family need a bike to allow their teenage daughter to commute to and from school due to Covid-19, which has increased her level of anxiety, and she no longer wishes to use public transport (currently she has to get 3 buses, due to the distance). Having a bike will provide reassurance to both the daughter and the mother who is shielding, as this is a safer form of transport allowing her to continue to attend school.
Safe Families is supporting a mum in Cumbria with 2 young children under 3, who would really appreciate support. They are on Universal Credit. Mum has recently fled domestic abuse and is staying in temporary accommodation. She is trying to make a fresh start in a new home, and it would make a huge difference if you could help towards the costs of a new electric cooker. Mum would really appreciate this as she is already buying a lot of basic essentials for her new home.
J has removed herself from an abusive relationship with her ex-partner. Her property has been damaged whilst she was in the relationship and therefore she would like to repair as much as she can. Unfortunately she has lost a large amount of her benefits and therefore does not have the funds to do the jobs that she would like to do. In particular she would like help to obtain some form of flooring in her property as she is currently walking on cold floors.
We have been supporting a struggling Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client with weekly food bags for months and recently the electrics went in her house. The cause was the freezer defrosting and leaking. The client struggles with bipolar and this intermittent problem is causing distress. We have sourced a local second hand fridge/freezer for her as she has had no power downstairs in her house all week. This should resolve the power problem and wasted food, plus help her mental health issues.
A plea for food for a depressed, isolated man on benefits, led us to hear of mounting debt and no cooking facilities. An appointment made with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and a donated microwave have helped, but now reconciled with his partner, they would love a cooker. We have sourced a local, good second-hand one, with instructions. This, with our weekly food bags, promise of a way out of debt with CAP, plus our prayers, led L to say, I've remembered how to smile and now we have hope.
Mr L is a single father, who has just been given his first tenancy, and gained sole custody of his child. He has no furniture as he was previously homeless and has no family to help. We are applying for benefits now he has custody of his child but these will take weeks to come through and he is currently appealing to buy curtains for privacy for his child, and also essential items like a kettle and toaster. Emergency help is not available from his local authority for at least 6 weeks.
Mr L is a single dad to a 3 year old child with sole custody - he has simultaneously gained a tenancy along with custody and has little to no clothing. His benefits will take weeks to come through due to the changes and he has very few items of clothing for himself or his child. He is appealing for help with a £150 voucher for clothing for his child. Any help would be very much life changing and appreciated.
Our society has been supporting a family who moved into the Chorley area some months ago from El Salvador. They have four girls and were blessed with the arrival of a baby boy 5 weeks ago. The family is really struggling financially, having to get by on the allowance of £5.50 per person per day. We have helped the family with food and clothing and are now asking for a donation to provide a cot and push chair for the new baby. It would be great if someone could help us with this situation.
E is an assylum seeker and a mother of 2 who has no recourse to public funds. E fled Egypt as it was difficult for her to practise her faith with her family. As a Christian, she decided to find a better life for her family here in the UK. Unfortunately, she has no support from the home office and relies on the community's help to support her 2 children. Help received will go towards getting food and baby necessities for the children and a small storage cabinet to store her children's things.