L is a single mum of two young children and is on benefits. She was renting privately but the landlord has requested that they leave the property, so L has had to move in with her mum in her two bedroom flat. They have now been housed by the local housing association in a flat which needs completely furnishing. We have managed to get her a sofa and microwave with help from the Salvation Army, but desperately need to get beds for her and the children. Their only income at present is Child Tax Credit & Benefit, and they have applied for Universal Credit. Please help this family.
This woman has been in a long abusive relationship and has spent years in fear. She has been abused both physically and emotionally, and has left her home, job and all her belongings as she could not take it anymore. She is in urgent need of counselling to help her get through the life she has endured and find her self-worth again.
This very young lad needs urgent help as he is struggling with his peers and teachers at school. He is extremely angry all the time but will not discuss his situation at school or his home life with anyone. He is constantly being excluded from school and sent out at break time. At the age of 8 he should not have such devastating problems and the situation needs to be urgently addressed. We hope that with counselling he can discuss his anger without repercussions.
D is working with Christians Against Poverty to deal with her debts. She has recently found employment but has no coat for the winter. As the cold approaches, it would be great if anyone felt able to contribute to helping her get to work appropriately dressed. Thank you.
A is suffering from osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vascular dementia. He and his wife are in debt and have moved into a house on our estate that they cannot furnish properly. They have also had to use the local food bank when they have had no food in their home. They have recently acquired a mini cooker, but it would be tremendously helpful to have a reliable washing machine and not to have to rely on a kindly neighbour to do their washing for them.
S is a single mum to a pre-school child and has just been moved from temporary accommodation to permanent accommodation. The council had promised to give her a cooker from another house which was empty, but someone else was allocated the house with the cooker, and now there are no funds left to pay for a cooker for S. All she has is a microwave which is not suitable for the food she has received from our food bank. She is at risk of making both her and her child ill by not cooking food properly.
A is a single mum with a 6 year old boy. She is training to be a social worker. She is struggling to manage financially at present because of a delay in receiving this term's college bursary. This is due to problems at the college she is studying, and having to find a new tutor for her course. She cannot easily work at present, to bring in income, as this would have to be at weekends and she would then have to find childcare for her son. She would be very grateful for your help with food and bills in the short term.
L and her partner are both unable to work due to autism. They live independently in their rented flat, and survive on limited benefits. L has £31 deductions each month on her Universal Credit, relating to an over payment of benefits. She also has £120 arrears on her electric smart meter, so £3 of every £10 put in gets taken to clear debt. They have no other debts, but due to these two problems they are needing to use Food banks to survive. £120 would clear their electric arrears and help them stay independent.
C and her partner have 4 children, the youngest is 5 weeks old. They live from benefit payment to benefit payment and have absolutely no spare money at all. Their washing machine is broken beyond repair and they are desperate for a replacement with all the washing needs of a family of 6. The health visitor is very concerned, they urgently need this help.
J is a single Dad bringing up his teenage daughter alone. They have finally been moved from temporary to permanent accommodation. He supports them with his part-time work and has had to find funds for all the basic needs to set up their new home. They are really struggling to pay for even the basic items and cannot afford to buy a desperately needed washing machine.
This single Mum, with a sixteen year old disabled son, has had to stop working due to mental health issues. There has been a delay in getting her Limited Capacity For Work Payments and as a result she has got into debt and can't pay her water company bills. Please could you help to clear her water bill arrears?
D is a Christians Against Poverty client and is working with them to sort out her debts. She has recently had surgery and now needs to build her muscles again before further post-op surgery. She is booked in for aqua aerobics but needs a swimming costume that will fit her altered body shape. Please consider making a donation so she can continue on her road to recovery. Thank you
H is going through a very difficult divorce and has been left to support herself and her two teenage children. The family circumstances have had a severe impact particularly on the children. There is an opportunity for one of the children to go away on a youth camp that will help address his challenging behaviour and give H some respite from the pressures of worrying about him and dealing with his difficulties 24/7. The family has absolutely no spare money to be able to fund this.
M is looking after her granddaughter full time at her house, as the mother has mental health problems. Her son (the father) is currently out of work, and the mother is not willing to share any child care benefits she receives towards the cost of her daughter. M has to find the funds for school costs, school lunches and cost of driving her granddaughter to school, which she would be very grateful for your help with.
This couple have three children and have just started claiming Universal Credit. However there have been some complications with the tax collectors, and they won't receive their first payment for this until these have been resolved. They currently have no money to pay their gas and electric bills so need some financial help, particularly as winter draws nearer.