The client came to use one of our projects and after chatting to our support staff mentioned how she had lived in her current property for the last 6 months without much furniture. She did not have the funds to furnish her home and has been trying to save up since, but due to bills and low income she has yet to be able to buy anymore furniture. This funding would enable her to buy much needed living room furniture and allow her to feel more comfortable in her home.
D has just moved into rented unfurnished accommodation and she is a single-parent living with her 16-year-old daughter. D claims Universal Credit and she has depression and diabetes and they are being supported by Social Services. There are no carpets in the property- we are applying to a different charity for the carpets. D would like to get the home decorated before the carpets are put in. Every room except the kitchen needs decorating as it's in a state of disrepair from previous tenancy.
P lives with his partner and their two children aged 7 and 16 in rented accommodation and they claim Universal Credit. P is currently unable to work as he is recovering from cancer treatment and their low income has led to their debts spiralling out of control. P is working with our 'Better Off Finance' project which teaches budgeting/financial capability and they have identified a Debt Relief Order as being the best option for dealing with his debts, as he has no money to repay them.
This young single man is living on Employment Support Allowance. He is in recovery, but he is going to regular groups and coming to church and turning his life around. He needs a washer as his 8 year old washer has broken and he can not afford the launderette or to replace it. It would hugely reduce his stress if we can help him.
This homeless young man was working for Jeremy Kyle on research, and as we know it was shut down so he lost his job and home overnight and is now in a homeless hostel. He is suffering with bad anxiety and not coping well with the situation, please can we help with a gym pass to help his mental health?
This young couple are both homeless and awaiting accommodation. They have a baby on the way, and they are in need of a baby steriliser, bottles, a baby bath and toiletries. Please can you help? We are helping them with accommodation and other items.
This middle aged man just moved into permanent accommodation from a Homeless hostel and is in need of a cooker. This would really help him to cooker cheaper and healthier meals rather than living off microwave and take aways.
This middle aged Romanian homeless man is currently living in a shelter. He is suffering with his health and is over weight. He has been advised to go to the gym by medics but he cannot afford it as he has no benefits in place yet. He is really struggling with his mental health, if you could help he would be so grateful.
This client came in after receiving support last year when they where in a desperate situation. This time they were referred by local social services as their children had been put into care for the time being as they have no food, heating or electricity in the property. The family have had multiple issues with benefits over the last few weeks and now as they start to sort them out they require support in getting back on their feet. This funding would help them until their benefits are sorted.
C is a 40 year old woman with a genetic disorder that has caused learning difficulties and physical and mental health issues. She has recently been moved onto Universal Credit and is receiving less money than before. She is having difficulty managing on her new budget and needs help to pay for gas, electricity and food while she adjusts.
J is a single man living alone in rented accommodation. He receives Industrial Injuries Disablement benefit and a small private pension. J had been sleeping on his couch for several months as his bed was in a state of disrepair. He has managed to obtain a new mattress and a bed from a friend. J is on a very low income and after he has paid his household bills he has no money to buy bedding.
M. was in prison for 4 years and was released a bit less than a year ago. He is homeless at the moment and is struggling to cope with life outside prison. He needs help for clothes and food as he starts the process to find permanent accommodation.
M had her benefit changed and is not receiving any money at the moment because of the changes in the universal credit. She would be very grateful for your help to pay for her gas and electric in the interim period.
This young family of five have been in and out of sheltered accommodation. They are now housed and have had some help from donations of other items, but they need a washing machine desperately.
This lady is trying to make a fresh start, the flat she has moved into is not in a good state, but she has been working hard trying to make it homely. It is not equipped with anything so your donation would go to buying a cooker. Thank you.
This young man is in need of help to purchase clothing and bedding. He is now in shared accommodation after living on the streets for some time. Unfortunately he has no family to help. He is being assisted by the foodbank for food.
This single dad of five children is desperate for beds for them all. His partner has a substance addiction and severe depression, and he has been awarded full custody. His children are currently sleeping in sleeping bags.
This lady's fridge freezer has been damaged in a kitchen fire. She has numerous health issues and some of her medication needs to be kept in a fridge. She has to carefully budget with her small benefits and found the freezer part helped immensely when trying to make the most of her money.
WD is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. He has a very tight budget and often can't afford to buy food. He also has debts he can't afford to pay. He would be very grateful for any help to pay the fee for a Debt Relief Order which would clear his debts.