This lady needs urgent help. Her young niece died in tragic circumstances and she is finding the death hard to cope with because she was at the scene when it happened. She is experiencing constant flashbacks and is in a state of permanent trauma. Can we help this lady get the help she urgently needs? Thank you.
Mr E has been homeless for a long time. Unfortunately he suffers with a disability of the spine and while he was homeless this was made worse due to rough sleeping. Mr E has now been offered a property he is asking for help to source a bed that will be suitable to sleep on with his disability. This will allow him to finally sleep comfortably and in a manner that isn't detrimental to his health any further. Can you please help?
This young woman came to Citizens Advice for help with financial difficulties that have been caused by her long-term medical condition preventing her from working, for which she receives Personal Independence Payment. She helps care for her partner's young autistic son when she can. She has no surplus income to offer her creditors and so wants to apply for a Debt Relief Order. If successful, she and her partner can start afresh.
This gentleman has been working with Citizens Advice in relation to his debts. He has been unemployed for more than 18 months, but has recently passed his 18th Edition Course. The final steps to opening up a lot of employment opportunities are to pass the the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental assessment, and gain his ECS card (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme card). He has no surplus income so cannot afford the fees. But, if he were to gain his ECS card, it would open up life changing opportunities, and enable him to move forward.
Our client is a single lady who is a high risk Domestic Violence case. She receives Universal Credit (UC), but she currently has very low funds and is unable to apply for a loan/grant from UC. She is due to move out into permanent accommodation (in 5-6 weeks) and is in desperate need of essentials i.e. cooking appliances and furniture etc as she has nothing at present.
My client fled Domestic Violence and is a high risk DV case. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and has two children, but has recently experienced financial abuse and is now experiencing affects from this. My client hopes you might be able to help with £150 to help pay towards service charge fees, travel costs to appointments/ to see family (they live far away) and clothing for the children.
A double bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to buy a bed for her. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
A triple bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to help her get a triple bunk bed for her children. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
Clothes are desperately needed for a 5 year old girl, a 6 year old girl and an 8 month old baby boy. The girls also need shoes as their current footwear has holes in or have worn down so badly they can’t walk properly. Mum has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. The kids have no toys at all and the only clothes they possess are what we have given them. She will be grateful for any assistance. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
This gentleman, A, has survived being on the streets despite having no arms. He is now in temporary accommodation and is in desperate need of assistance. He needs a microwave and toaster so his carer can prepare simple meals for him (and feed him). He needs clothing too including shoes. Any assistance you can give will have a huge effect on him. Thank you.
S is in emergency accommodation and needs a microwave. He has no facilities to cook himself a simple meal. At Warming up the Homeless our foodbank supplies frozen ready meals but currently, but S cannot use this service. We would be delighted if we could give him the nutritious food he needs.
D has moved into emergency accommodation. He has spent his money on essential items and cannot afford to put new trainers on his feet. His previous four pairs of trainers came from a charity shop and I’d like to try and get him a brand new pair. It will make a huge difference to his mental health and wellbeing. I’d be very grateful if you could assist. Thank you.
S has escaped from living on the streets to living a sober, drug free life. Now in temporary accommodation, she does not have cooking facilities. We have supplied her with the basics (all second hand) but we don’t have the other items she desperately needs in our stocks. Any assistance for this lovely lady will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
D lives alone in a bungalow after living on the streets for a number of years. She is starting to settle in but needs help to furnish the place. She is on Universal Credit and has no savings and no family so has no one else to help her. She would like the money to be able to purchase a second hand washing machine for her bungalow.
R has been given housing following a period in prison. The bedsit he has been allocated is empty and neglected and he has only a pension with which to furnish it. He has no family or links in this area and his closest relative lives in London. He is in poor health with a heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma and mental health issues. The money would allow him to buy a microwave, a large rug or carpet, an armchair and paint to repaint the bedsit and tidy it up to live in.
D has been clean for a year, but the fines still coming out of his benefits are making daily living costs very difficult, and the addiction medication he is on has caused him to gain a lot of weight. He is now ready to look for employment again but has no presentable clothes that fit, and his shoes have holes in. Please could you help provide him with some new shoes and items of clothing? Thank you.
This lady is a former victim of domestic abuse with no dependents. She is now about to move out of the refuge into a flat but has nothing to put into this new home. She suffers from mental health challenges. She has no belongings or furniture so the £150 would be spent on kettle, pots and pans, crockery, a microwave, cutlery, laundry items, and bedding ??“ a quilt, pillows, 2 bedding sets, towels, and curtains (the windows are huge!).
Our client has approached Citizens Advice for help with her finances. She has a large family abroad who look to her for financial support. She worked as a care assistant for many years and has always managed financially. She took out a large bank loan in 2018, but at the end of last year she was forced to retire after reaching state pension age. She now lives in sheltered accommodation and with just pension income, she will never be in a position to pay back the loan. A DRO is her only option.
This service is not available on the NHS and this single parent has a primary school autistic son and is needing to understand and change her behaviour to better support herself care for her son while waiting for special needs school placement in September 2021. She has funded some sessions herself which has been helpful to her well-being but is needing help to complete the 8 session programme. She is engaging with the education and social services communities to access additional support.