84 year old widower moving to sheltered housing association flat from private rent. Signed for new home but forgot to give notice on old flat to quit and so has to pay circa £750 of rent not covered by Housing Benefit and this with removal costs has used up nearly all his savings. New flat has underlay but no carpet and wants to get basic carpet down before moving in - cost down to £300 by finding firm with offcuts and needs £120 to supplement his own savings to enable to proceed.
J and her husband live off benefits as her husband is a full time carer due to J's mental and physical health. Due to a mix up their benefits have been stopped for 6 weeks. They have got into arrears with the TV license and are scared they will also be fined. This is their main source of entertainment for the family (girls 1 & 3 yr old). We are helping with food parcels whilst they wait for the benefits to start up again. The arrears are £147, but £120 will go a long way towards this.
Young mother of two very young children on benefits. Referred by Christians Against Poverty who helped her with debts last year and now part of local Church. Cooker oven is unsafe to use and hoped to save to replace, but youngest child's buggy has also now broken and she has had to buy a replacement. Trying to keep out of debt and manages well. This request will help her get replacement and stay on budget.
This retired gentleman and his Wife are struggling to live on a low income . They both have learning difficulties and dyslexia which makes budgeting difficult for them, as well as coping with ill health. On state pension plus 3 small monthly occupational pensions totalling. Council Tax and rent arrears from 6 previous addresses. Their washing machine has broken down and they have no money to buy another one. Please can we ask for £140.00 so that they can buy a washing machine.
This single mum who suffers from anxiety and depression, has 2 Sons living at home with her. She lives on benefits (ESA, CTC & CB) Her eldest Son of 19 has serious mental health problems but would not accept any help and consequently has no income. This has made things financially difficult for the family. Mum's depression is being exacerbated due to the home being in a bad state of disrepair. Requestingfor £120 to help with the cost of materials top make some repairs
Mary is a widow who lives with her son , and receives benefits . She has been coming to church since her husband died .She struggles to pay bills , and we help her access the Foodbank when needed . Her hoover is on its last legs , and she would love a new one . She has seen one in Argos for £79.99