This mum suffers from poor mental health and her son displays challenging behaviour, including causing criminal damage in the home. He punches walls when he is angry. The damage to the house really impacts mum's emotional well being. She cannot afford for the repairs to be completed. She would love some help to purchase plaster board, plaster, paint, and wood etc. The idea is that her son will help mum with the repairs to repair the harm and apologise for causing the damage.
Mr A has been rehomed as an emergency due to being a victim of domestic abuse which was both physical, financial and psychological from other members of his family. The abuse was so bad that he has left without any items of clothing or any furniture. He is afraid of what may happen should he return to collect anything. We are assisting with furniture but he literally has no clothing other than what he is wearing. We ask for assistance with a change of clothing, sleepwear, underwear and shoes.
As a Christians Against Poverty client this lady is working hard to address problems within her family that have lead to significant debt. Managing a household and working full time is a considerable challenge and resolving the historic debt through a bankruptcy will greatly ease the burden. She is saving up the majority of the fee but this application will provide an invaluable contribution towards the overall cost of £680 and help get her over the line.
The client was found to be in need of a fridge/freezer after he mentioned to his support worker he has been leaving food in bags on his landing and in the garden to keep cold. The client who is 65 currently lives in a supported accommodation apartment but struggles to cook and clean for himself. This has been made worse recently when his fridge/freezer broke. This support would enable him to purchase a fridge/freezer and ensure he is able to buy proper food for the week and help him eat better.
The client who moved into his accommodation 3 months ago is currently sleeping on the floor which has started to lead to back problems. The client had to leave his old place as it was infested with bed bugs meaning he had to leave all of his furniture behind. Originally he was glad to just be out of there but he has still yet to be able to purchase a bed because of his low income. This support would allow him to purchase a bed and bedding to go with it so he can finally have a good night's sleep.
This client came to us feeling extremely stressed with their financial situation. They had been in £5,000 worth of debt over the past few years and finally 6 months ago they managed to pay it off. However due to an unexpected bill they are fully back into their overdraft. This has brought back stress and anxiety and with a large amount of interest they cannot see the end. This support would allow them to pay a lump some and get their finances in order, bringing some peace and hope to them.
This client came to ask for support as he had recently changed energy suppliers with the promise of better prices. However after just 6 months with his new supplier they have doubled his direct debits and he has found himself in arrears. He plans to change to a cheaper tariff but is now liable to pay the arrears that have been accrued. This has brought quite a lot of stress and anxiety to him and has added to his isolation. This support would pay this off in full and allow him to change supplier.
This Christians Against Poverty client has 3 small children and has just moved into a new home (socially-rented). She has managed to pay for a carpet for the front room but needs a carpet for one of the children's bedrooms. £100 will enable us to purchase a carpet for her and she is then happy to get this fitted. This would be a great help to allow her to have this fresh start.
This is the second time posting for a fridge for this family due to them moving house and needing a bigger one now. (The original donation will be added to this one.) They have had an extremely difficult time so we are hoping this new move will enable them to settle well and the 3 children and the grandson will benefit from some good meals. The mum suffers with her mental health so the older children often need to step into a caring role to help out with younger two.
This client came to us for support originally with heating costs as his house was extremely cold and he found he was paying a lot to keep it heated. After chatting, he told us how his bedroom did not have any carpet in and he thinks this is contributing to the coldness in the property. Due to the cold his expenses are going up and they are adding pressure on him and the cold is starting to affect his health. This support would allow us to source carpet for his bedroom and help reduce costs.
The gentleman came to us after sharing he had been moved into a flat after spending hte last year in hostels due to him being an asylum seeker. He has found his time here quite hard but finally managed to have a place of his own, unfortunately it came unfurnished and he is in desperate need of a cooker. Without a cooker he is finding it hard to prepare meals as he does not have anything else to cook with, this support would enable him to purchase a cooker an have it delivered and fitted.
In June 2020 this lady was struck down with peripheral nerve disease affecting her mobility and causing almost constant pain. She was housebound in the flat she shared with her partner. The relationship has broken down, so she has moved into an assisted living facility. The flat is bare and she has no income due to benefit delays. Her sister is helping with food and household items, but cannot afford a fitted living room carpet, which would make such a difference to her comfort in the flat.
In June 2020 this lady was struck down with peripheral nerve disease affecting her mobility and causing almost constant pain. She was housebound in the flat she shared with her partner. The relationship has broken down, so she has moved into an assisted living facility. The flat is bare and she has no income due to benefit delays. Her sister is helping with food and household items, but cannot afford a fitted bedroom carpet, which would make such a difference to her comfort in the flat.
This single mum of 3 young children is struggling at the moment. Her youngest was born in December 2020 and her other children are 1 and 3. She has recently had problems with her accommodation and repairs have had to be made, therefore she has been staying at relatives' houses. She needs help with nappies and baby things.
SEPARATED FROM HUSBAND DUE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JUST BEEN RE-HOUSED BY THE COUNCIL BUT LACK WHITE GOODS. WASHING MACHINE BEING OF MOST IMPORTANT.