Mum of three, fled domestic violence from ex partner with her children. Struggling financially on top of Christmas to replace home furnishings as she had to leave home without any belongings. With support of family and victim engagement officer she has been able to have a fresh start in a new area away from her ex partner, but does not yet have a fridge or washing machine. We are requesting £120 to purchase her a reconditioned fridge.
This family's electric cooker broke down. They are on Employment Support Allowance and in significant debt due to ill health/ low income. Unable to purchase a replacement cooker as no spare money and do not want to get into more debt. We have supported this couple through Foodbank previously and often give food at the door. They plan to attend a free community lunch with their son on Christmas Day, but would it would be lovely to have Christmas at home with him.
B needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. He is a middle-aged single man living in Morecambe, who has built up multiple debts. Until recently he was the carer for his elderly mother, living in her house. He remained there after her death until his relatives forced him out. He has mobility problems following 2 strokes and has been re-housed by the Council because of his needs. Please can you help him sort out his debts and get back to normal life?
H needs £90 to sort out her debts via a Debt Relief Order. She is currently living in supported accommodation, receiving help to tackle her alcohol misuse. She is shortly to move into her own accommodation, but has also had long-standing mental health problems and has been unable to cope. These problems have resulted in significant debts that she now wishes to sort out with the help of Citizens Advice. Can you help her to re-boot her life?
Ms D has 4 grandchildren under 8. Her daughter, who has been in hospital, has been burgled. They did not just take things, like the kids playstations, they totally trashed her home. All crockery broken, paint poured in the airing cupboard, kicked apart wardrobes. The family are going to be re-housed and the foodbank are gathering spare towels and sheets, but money for a new cot and other essentials would help make a new home and build confidence.
This young family have a one month old baby. Mum is an EU National from Australia, so unable to get benefits here yet and their income is limited.The family have had help from friends and family but they are unable to help anymore, and they desperately need a washing machine.
The client got in touch with us after he found no one else could support him. He had been a frequent customer of the Foodbank because his benefits had recently been changed and it stopped all of his income. Now after 6 weeks he is still waiting to receive the benefits but currently has nothing to help him over the Christmas period. This funding would enable him to pay for his gas and electric and but some household essentials.
The client, who has been moving forward and making positive choices over the last year, has been dealing with a court case that has kept getting in the way of him properly moving forward. He is now at the end of the trial and is likely to be able to put the whole situation behind him and move on with his life, however he is in desperate need of travel expenses as the court cancelled the last date and did not refund him for the travel expenses he had already paid for. This would massively help him.
The client recently moved into a new home, and unfortunately after moving in found out the property had no internal doors or carpets. She was in a desperate situation so had to move in quickly. She has 2 children and really wants to sort things out asap to ensure the children can feel at home after moving around a lot over the past few years. This support would go a long way in helping this family settle in.
Mum is in her 40's and suffers with epilepsy, previous Domestic Abuse and poor Mental Health. Mum lives with her 8 year old daughter who is a young carer and has a certificate in life saving. Mum's daughter at present sleeps in the same room as Mum as her bedroom is not fit for her to be in and also she is very anxious as she is Mum's main carer. Safe Families will decorate this bedroom and make it a safe and nice place for the little girl to be in and to ease her anxiety about Mum's health.
Single Dad of two children aged 12 and 10 years old. Dad has poor Mental Health and alcohol related problems, he is trying to turn his life round and attending all relevant courses. The home is very sparse and in the corner is a television that isn't working. At present the children watch programmes on their phones in their bedrooms. A TV at Christmas would encourage the family to be together and improve relationships. The family have moved many times, but they are hoping this will be a permanent home.
This gentleman has had to move into a smaller property to avoid the spare room subsidy but has received no help with the costs of moving house. He will also need to refurnish his new house yet has very little money to do this. £100 is needed to hire a man and a van to help this gentleman move. Please would you consider giving to help this individual.
This vulnerable lady has struggled for many years and only recently became debt free through Christians Against Poverty. She is in desperate need of a new mattress and duvet covers. She is being supported by her local church and the local housing association to ensure she doesn’t spiral into debt again. Please would you consider giving to ease her situation?