This mum has recently become single and has been left with financial burdens and debt. She has young children so this flooring and paint for the hallway will really create a nice safe entrance to the family home. The rest of the home was sorted before mum's partner left. This will help make the family home safe and welcoming.
Miss A was the victim of honour based domestic abuse. Her family were forcing her into a marriage she did not agree to. She had a partner, who her family disapproved of. Her brothers saw her with her partner and attacked them both. She fled her property and went into a women's refuge. She was then moved into a safe house, from there she moved to permanent property. Miss A is also 8 months pregnant. Curtains will make her feels safe as she can close them to get some privacy at night.
This young mum has recently turned her life around and has been housed after living in a flat. Her bed base is broken and she has been sleeping on just a mattress on the floor. She is 6 months pregnant so this is particularly uncomfortable for her. She is on a low income and is hoping her children can come home once her house is sorted. Can you help her to get a bed base so she can sleep comfortably?
This young man came out of prison and totally turned his life around. He is now determined to stay off the streets and out of prison, and has been doing a lot of volunteer work. He has a massive obsessive cleaning disorder. He has a furnished flat however he just cannot afford to get carpets, and the floor boards can only be mopped so many times. He has a daughter who he wants to see more of.
This family have two children, one who now attends high school and one in year 3 at primary school. Mum has spoken to us three times since Friday evening with concerns for food and her gas and electric meters running out. She explained they have no internet in the house and also her fear of now leaving the house and being in trouble as there is a positive Covid case in her household. Her son who attends school has been unwell since Friday evening and she said she is feeling desperate.
A single mum of two daughters is needing to wean her baby. She has been an asylum seeker for the past 5 years and has no access to public funds. Life is very challenging for this family, and mum has her own health issues too. Any help you could give them towards weaning equipment would be really appreciated.
This lady is a pensioner struggling with debts that originated due to a prolonged time of her life in low income that made her struggle to meet financial commitments. Her situation became unmanageable after she had a mental health breakdown that ended up with her spending time in hospital. She now has an opportunity to address her debt by applying for a Debt Relief Order; however, she is unable to afford the £90 fees. Please could you help her to pay the fees so she can become debt free and enjoy life again?
A single mum who is struggling in debt has sought help from Christians Against Poverty. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order is her route out of debt. Please would you consider helping her raise the £90 fee by the government so she can have a fresh start? Thank you.
A member of our food pantry project has shared that their fridge/freezer has broken. Due to being on Universal Credit he does not have savings to replace his fridge/freezer. He is struggling with the cost of purchasing food daily. A replacement fridge/freezer would really help this gentleman on low Universal Credit.
R is a single mum claiming Job Seeker's Allowance, Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit, she works as a supply teacher but now as it's the summer holidays and due to the pandemic she has not had much work over the last couple of years. She needs help with a school uniform for her son, she has been able to get some hand me downs from friends whose children have outgrown their old clothes but she still has a large amount she can't afford to get herself. The school is very strict on uniform and little help is available.
C had to come out of work with a long term health condition which has really impacted not only their finances but also their mental health. They are working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who have advised a Debt Relief Order (DRO). This costs £90 to process which C doesn't have. C is getting help for their mental health, and the DRO would really help relieve the pressure they are feeling from living with unmanageable debt. They thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
This young single mum is waiting for a diagnosis for ADHD for her child. He has broken his bed and damaged a lot of his room. He is under healthy young minds. Mum is so stressed she cannot afford to replace another bed and has been advised to get a metal framed bed, which will be more expensive. Mum has had to move house because of his behaviour as neighbours were complaining.
This mum of four children suffers with severe mental health issues. The older two children are acting as young carers for younger two. All often appear unkempt in school which affects the children's well-being. The family have had to move to a new property as theirs was not suitable. Mum is struggling to keep on top of washing for the family. Could you help to provide them with a tumble dryer to make their lives a little easier?
L has recently left care and has moved into her own first home, she is determined to find employment and make her home comfortable and safe. L cannot afford to buy herself a washing machine and she is hand washing her clothes to look smart and presentable for job interviews. L would also benefit from a chest of drawers to store her clothes neatly and her documents safely.
F has three children, she is currently on Universal Credit and is unable to afford to replace her sofa which has collapsed in the middle as the frame has broken. The family will benefit immensely from a new sofa so they can all sit comfortably together instead of sitting on cushions on the floor.
R has fled the family home and an abusive relationship, she has had to start all over again with nothing but her clothes. R has recently been given a new flat to start again, she is struggling to furnish it on a low income and would greatly benefit from financial support to allow her to purchase a comfortable sofa and a microwave to heat her food.
D is moving out of her family home into her first home, she has very little in the way of furniture to furnish her new home. D is on a low income and doesn't have any savings to buy furniture for her new home. Any help you could give her to get a clothes dryer, a large mirror and a coffee table would be really appreciated.
S and her children have fled domestic violence and they have recently moved into their own home. S is living on a low income and does not have the funds to purchase a cooker for the family home. S advised she will be extremely grateful for any financial support to help towards purchasing and fitting the cooker.
This young single mum on a low income is in need of three children’s bike helmets. Mum has managed to save and buy bikes for the kids but just cannot afford the helmets as well. The children want to go on bike rides but the amount of traffic where they live is too busy so safety is a big need.
This young man was previously living in our shared supported house following a relationship breakdown with his family. He has now been able to move in to his own place but is in need of help with purchasing household equipment, crockery etc. to set up his home. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
C is a single mother of two children living in rented accommodation and currently working part time claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. C is on a low income wage and has only recently returned to work due to the pandemic. She is not getting the hours needed to maintain her household and afford to buy new school uniforms for the kids. She also hasn't been able to save up due to not being able to work over the last several months, mainly due to the pandemic but also due to completing a university degree.
N is a single mother with 2 dependent children living in rented accommodation. They recently started trading on a self-employed basis claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. N came to the UK 12 years ago and has right to remain, although she has to pay fees currently to the home office to renew her visa so that she can remain in the UK, and this is eating up all her money. Her children start school in September and she needs help with their uniform for this year, the school is very strict for the uniform and she is struggling to afford this.
N had to leave her home and country, where she worked for 21 years in a hospital lab, because she was persecuted for her Christian faith. She has been in England for 19 months and lived in temporary SERCO hostels. She has recently gained asylum and her own accommodation where she now lives with her husband. She is now attending a local church. They are on Universal Credit and cannot afford a washer to wash their clothes.
This lady has a 4 year old child, and at present their bed is broken and the mattress is in very bad condition. Having a new safe, clean bed will really bless her and the family. She is living in a very unpredictable home environment so for her to get this will make a huge impact on her life.
The family consists of four young children aged under 10, the children currently have PTSD due to an ongoing court case. As well as these current difficulties the family are on a very low income due to physical and mental health conditions preventing the family from working. The family are requesting help with purchasing school uniform for the four children for the next academic year.
S is a single mother of two dependent children, she is currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S receives no help from the child's dad for looking after the children and with only benefits to rely on she is unable to pay for one off expenses such as school uniforms. This year she has not been able to save anything as the children have been out of school due to the pandemic which has increased her monthly costs for them being in the house all the time.
This single mother, L, was referred to us after she found out about our Neighbourhood Chaplains project. She does not have full custody of her daughter who lives with her grandparents. She moved here in November 2020 and still hasn't got a sofa for her living room. Her daughter wants to sit with her mum on a sofa and watch TV with her. We have identified a sofa for £40 in a second hand shop and would like to get this for her.
This family are on a very low income and are currently paying off debts. Their washing machine has broken and they have no money left over each month to enable them to buy a new one. They would be very grateful for your help. Many thanks.
This client has had to relocate to a new property due to fleeing domestic abuse. They have a 6 month old baby who they have been left to bring up themselves and they are also struggling with a significant amount of debt. The client has managed to obtain some essential items for their new property but currently they do not have access to a bed for themselves. The client has exhausted all other sources of help and would like some help towards a new bed.