SS is a single parent and her washing machine is broken beyond repair. She has to wash everything by hand using extra fuel and water. She is dependent on Universal Credit and is paying back Council Tax arrears. She suffers from anxiety issues and is being supported by the Ancora Help Through Crisis project in Oldham.
J has nothing to his name. He has just moved back into the area after 20 years of rough sleeping in London and Paris. He has been provided with basic accommodation but he is waiting for his Universal Credit to come through. He needs basic supplies like toiletries, underwear and fresh food (he has access to the Foodbank, but needs bread, etc).
Although previously employed in a hospice this lady became homeless when she was threatened and attacked in her previous home. She spent time in a women's hostel where she became unwell and was no longer able to work. She has now been given a flat, but due to the circumstances of leaving her previous flat she has no furniture. She is on Employment Support Allowance, but due to her low income she can no afford furniture. We are requesting support to buy a bed and bedding as part of a fresh start.
Young mum with a teenage son, after having a past history of alcohol dependency is now in recovery and doing really well. She is working on her life style and finances so is down sizing. She is on benefits and has a move to a new flat with her son to have a complete fresh start, but she needs help with paying for a van to move.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in order to become debt free. She has the chance to go on a free weekend away with CAP, we just need to raise money for her petrol costs. She has complex health and social needs and rarely has the chance for a break away.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free. She has a very troubled past including domestic abuse. She has significant health problems also. She has just been offered a new flat which is in the right area and ground floor. We want to bless her with some household items for her new flat. She has waited a long time for the opportunity for a fresh start.
This young man is coming out of homelessness due to a relationship breakdown. He has just received his flat and he is moving in in 3 days with his son aged 6. He desperately needs a washing machine as it is costing too much at laundry, and he can't afford washing machine himself.
Asylum seeking family from Egypt have been in this country for seven years, living in appalling conditions. They have now got permanent residence and a home. The young woman was parted from her husband when fleeing the country and she has no idea if her husband is alive. She is in desperate need of a washing machine- she has been washing her clothes by hand which takes her hours to do. A carpet for one room would also enable them to all sit together as a family in relative comfort.
This family, with two children, have found benefit changes quite difficult but were managing until the fridge broke. They are finding it hard to save for a fridge freezer due to spending more money on food due while without one. They would be very grateful for your help.
This young mum has mental health issues due to fleeing domestic violence; police and social services are involved. She has two adult children who have complex needs and cannot live independently so they are still at home Her other children are living with their paternal grandmother. Due to the abuse they all suffered she got rid of the mattresses and has been sleeping on the sofa. This very brave and lovely lady is in need of a good night's sleep, and would be grateful for your help to purchase a new mattress. ,
This mum of 3 young children arrived recently from France and is now an EU resident. She has managed to get some house hold items but is in desperate need of beds as they are all on the floor at the moment. She has no family here to help her and she speaks little English.
This young woman comes from a broken background and got into sex working on the streets from the age of 15, which has left her unstable and with mental health issues. She is trying to get out of it and put her life back together. She has a house that she hasn't been staying in but has gone back home and is trying to piece her life back together. She currently has no gas and they wont switch it back on until she pays the bill. She is living without heating at the moment, please help.
"I am in recovery after 28 years as an alcoholic and drug addict. For the last 3 years, I have been sober and out of jail. For the last year I was living in a house where people go after rehab, and now I am ready to go and live on my own. I need to buy everything as I need to set up my house and my new life. I will enjoy this new opportunity that God is giving me."
This mum of two is waiting for an operation and has subsequently had to take a lot of time off work lately because of the amount of pain she is in, meaning less income for her family. This month she has found herself without enough money to buy food, which is particularly a difficulty over half term. She would appreciate funds to help to bridge that gap.
The client came to us to use the Foodbank and while here told the workers how he was struggling with stress and anxiety, all made worse by the fact he will not be receiving any payments until March. He is struggling to pay his bills and even to afford food and pay basic living expenses.
The client came to us after having all oh his money stopped for 6 months. He missed his appointment due to illness- he showed a doctors note but he was still sanctioned. He is currently in the middle of an appeal which he has been told can take up to 4 weeks and may still result in a sanction for shorter time. This money will help pay bills and keep above water until his finances are back in order.
Our client is in desperate need of support; he currently struggles with anxiety and depression due to the mountain of debt he has been paying off for the past 4 years. He is about 5 months from the end of paying everything off, however his income has just been reduced and he is struggling to make ends meet. This money would go a long way in helping him stay afloat and continue to pay off debt as he moves forward.
This lovely family of four have finally been given a house and UK citizenship after many years of waiting. They need a bed for their teenage daughter to sleep in as she is on the settee at the moment. They have a few things but are in need of many others, but this is the priority.
T lost his wife to cancer 7 years ago and since then has been struggling financially. He is his disabled son's carer and is on Universal Credit. He has lots of bills to pay but a specifically urgent one is from Stockport Crematorium and Cemetery for the renewal of his wife's dedication plaque. He has to pay £264 to renew it for 10 years otherwise it will be removed and he is in really in distress because of that. With your help he will be able to pay some of the bill and split the rest into payments.