T suffers with mental health and low income due to not being able to work. He has been working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out his debt and due to his low income his budget is not sustainable. He only has a small debt but the only other option is to go through a full Debt Relief Order which is not ideal. The requested amount would clear his debt and give him a fresh start to be able to live in a budget and start to work on his mental health progress. Thank you so much for your support, in advance.
K is a mum of 3 on Universal Credit. She is struggling to make ends meet due to her landlord increasing her rent and there not being any social housing available. Her washing machine has broken and she can't afford a new one, can you help?
H has three young children and is struggling to make ends meet on her Universal Credit payments. Her son's bed frame has broken and he is now sleeping on just a mattress. The doors on his wardrobe have also broken and left it unusable. H has no spare money to be able to buy anything to replace it but a gift of £150 would allow her to buy a second hand bed and small wardrobe for his room.
M lost his electric top up key and does not have access to a mobile phone. He has since built up some arrears (£40) and will need to buy a phone in order to facilitate future payments. A local foodbank has helped reactivate the account but going forward M, who suffers with his mental health, will need to become more independent. The mobile will be a huge step towards this.
B is a recovering drug addict who has been seeking support through Friends First for volunteering opportunities. He needs to stay in contact with his probation officer so that he isn't recalled back to prison, therefore a phone is really crucial to helping him stay on track.
P is a single mum trying to do her best. She suffers from mental health and medical issues from a surgery that didn't go as well as expected. A near tragedy was recently averted when her daughter was stabbed in a domestic violence incident. The perpetrator is now in prison. Debts have built up during this difficult time, and P is being supported by Christians Against Poverty with these. Please could you help her with the fee to enable her to go through a Debt Relief Order?
D is on very low benefits and under the care of a supportive addiction charity helping him become more independent. Your support is urgently needed to help with gas and electric ??“ he currently has no money until he is next paid. After a support worker visited his home this morning, they found the electric and gas had been turned off for 3 days.
S is employed part time but her working hours and earnings have dropped as she is attending a 6 week IT course. S is very committed to the course and progressing well. She is now struggling to pay for electricity. S doesn’t have the money required to travel independently for overtime (weekdays she can car share) to work vital additional weekend shifts. Your support would provide security for the remaining 5 weeks of the course by providing the cost of train tickets.
B is suffering from severe anxiety and depression as her everyday life is under scrutiny by her family members. This has built up over the years, but now she feels she must seek professional help before it does permanent damage to her well-being and life. Her aim is to build up her self-esteem and resilience. The counselling she has had to date has helped her to believe in herself again. Can we help her to progress further with some additional sessions?
J is a single dad on a very low income, working long hours to support his young family. This request is made on behalf of his son who has outgrown his bed and very old mattress. He rarely gets a good night's sleep and his tiredness has been noted at the special school he attends. It has been adversely affecting his education. A new adult sized frame and a quality mattress will be a huge blessing to the family.
This lady has been left with anxiety and stress after an abusive relationship that has affected her deeply. She is seeking professional help to understand her emotions to avoid the situation she is now in and move on. Her past has left her with insomnia and a lack of self-worth. Can we help her to regain her strength?
This young girl has had attachment issues since her father left the family home when she was a toddler. She has insomnia and cannot understand why she has two homes, and two places to sleep. Her Mum has sought professional help to support her and discuss her problems. Over the years the situation has deteriorated so help is needed to alleviate further deterioration in the child's health. Can we help her? Thank you.
R has been in recovery for ten months and is now ready to leave the programme. He has renewed his faith in God and is excited that he is about to become independent once again, as well as being debt free due to the help from Christians Against Poverty. All he needs is the Debt Relief Order fee to make that happen.
N is a regular attender at our Food Larder cafes every week. He has serious mental health challenges and is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. His sleep is being seriously disrupted due to the very poor mattress on which he sleeps and the springs digging into the frame make things very uncomfortable! N receives Universal Credit and would appreciate help in purchasing a new mattress plus bedding as he is not in a position to be able to purchase one himself.
N has two boys aged seven and ten and is living on Universal Credit. She separated from her fiancé last year and lived with her mum until recently when she was given Council Accommodation. She has managed to secure white goods, but has no money left with which to purchase a double bed for herself and a single mattress for one of her sons. N is looking for work, but it will be some time before she has saved enough for this and she would be so grateful for any help
K is a young, widowed mum of two teenage children who is experiencing real hardship and worry, due to her sons extreme mental health condition which requires regular intervention and twenty four hour care. His bed has just broken and both children need new school shoes and other clothes in order to get them through. Due to a recent ID theft, K does not have easy access to her accounts and this has caused her arrears to build up as her case is investigated.
C had a difficult relationship in the past which resulted in her getting into debt. She has a two year old son and works part time, but is actively trying to find a better job to provide for her son. She has been advised to go through a Debt Relief Order, by Christians Against Poverty, so she can make a new start for them both. Please can you help C to raise the much needed Debt Relief Order fees and relieve some of her financial pressures?
A local community is hosting a family of eight Ukranians who are due to arrive this week. They are creating a home for them in place that was used to teach English so it needs a cooker urgently. A local store has promised a discount but it is expensive. These people are so precious that they gave their own bedding, which I discovered when we turned up with bedding for the families. They know how to love and give selflessly!
This vulnerable family of eight includes an autistic son and multiple members of their family living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They currently have £100 a week after their rent and bills. We have so much admiration for this family who serve the community even though they themselves are so much in need. They may have their car taken away which will make life very difficult as they drive their son to a special school for his autism. Their washing machine has broken and they need a new one urgently.
A very brave Ukranian family have moved into the nearby Wholesome Warehouse; three generations staying with a local friend. They now have most things, which is great but, having spoken to A, who has four children (three of them are boys), she wondered if I could get her some boys/men's slippers. It would be great to buy them new ones rather than second hand ones. They are so appreciative of everything, such a great family.
F is a Christian lady who has been forced out of her marital home because the landlady decided to double the rent overnight. The only way they can reunite is to move north and start again. At present she is staying with her mum in Stoke and her husband is still working locally and staying with a kind colleague. They haven't got enough spare cash to hire a self drive van, so this gift will provide them with a new future.
A is a single working mum living with her daughter. In 2021 she had a complete breakdown due to the pressure of working as a carer, often working up to twelve hours a day. Due to a benefits mix up, she is still only receiving statutory sick pay. Consequently, she has got way behind with her bills and her mental health is suffering a huge setback. A gift would help clear her rent arrears and a great deal of anxiety.
L is a full time carer for her autistic son. His ageing cat has been very ill and has had to be put down. L was a client of Frontline Debt Advice and, although she now manages her ongoing expenditure, has no savings with which to settle the vet bill. Your support at this sad time would be very much appreciated.
This young person was facing homelessness and has found somewhere to live, but needs to pay for the cost of relocating. She is hoping to set up a gardening business from her new place. Unfortunately, she has no support systems around her, but is doing her best to organise this move with what she has.
H is a single mum of two whose son has disabilities which affect his sleep. The family are trying to make a fresh start after a failed abusive relationship and mum has given up her bedroom so that each child can have their own room. H has been sleeping for three years on an old sofa with sagging springs which is giving her back pain, although she never complains. A sofa bed would give her the much needed good night's sleep she deserves.
This young mother has been experiencing severe health issues with her two young children. One child has recently been hospitalised, meaning she is having to miss work and has also been paying parking fees for the hospital. Any extra help for this young family would be of great use.
This young lady has finally moved into her forever home, after living in temporary accommodation for many months. The flat is unfurnished so she is building it up slowly and is seeking help to get second hand cooker, washing machine and a child’s bed, as her child is too big for the bed she sleeps in at the moment. Her Universal Credit sum was used as the deposit, so she is getting her life in order. Can we help her to get the basics? Thank you.
This lady is a recent Refugee from the Ukraine who had to leave in a hurry via a Red Cross train. She is currently living with host family. Her husband died suddenly last year and she is managing as a single parent with two children. The children have a train journey to school and a twenty minute walk at either end. Bikes would make the journey to school considerably easier for them.
This gentleman, his wife and their two children are Refugees from the Ukraine and are living with a host family. They left with what they could carry in one suitcase. The family is very much in need of basics such as clothes and items for daily living.
N is on Universal Credit and was rehoused a year ago, following a marriage breakdown. The flat had nothing in it in the way of furnishings and he has spent the last year trying to get things together for himself. N has lived for a year on microwave meals and is in great need of an electric cooker. He would be so grateful if money could be given to enable him to purchase one.
This young man has severe, incurable, health difficulties and, due to a relationship breakdown, had to leave his home. He has been sofa surfing for a long period of time. The Council have now allocated him a flat, but he has no money to furnish it. Please could you help him by donating £150 for a cooker? Thank you.
G was living in temporary council accommodation following losing his home due to a mental breakdown triggered by his childhood abuser being released from prison. Whilst there, toilet waste from the flat above leaked into his bathroom and damaged lots of his personal possessions (towels, toiletry bag and contents etc.). Due to it being temporary accommodation his items are not covered by insurance and he can't afford to replace them. Can you help?
This mum lives in a multi-occupancy property with her young child who attends nursery. She is receiving very low benefits and is looking for work to increase her income. Please could you donate towards a second-hand laptop to enable her to carry out job searches more easily. Thank you.
Our client is currently homeless, living in her car. The client is surviving on a very low income of benefits.The client went through a very difficult time,which led to losing her home and becoming homeless,also leaving her with large debts. A Debt Relief Order would be a fresh start, clearing the debt would then allow the client to be added to the local housing register. Giving the client the opportunity she needs to get her life back on track.