This lady is a single parent to three children, two teens and an eighteen month old. She has no-one else to assist her and she does not currently work, due to having a toddler. She does not receive help from North Somerset as they have helped her previously with school uniforms for the teens. She would appreciate some shopping vouchers to help towards buying a new fridge/freezer for her family, as her old one no longer works properly.
This gentleman has fallen behind in paying his bills due to unemployment and is therefore struggling to buy food. He would appreciate some shopping vouchers to allow him to stock his cupboards again, and take away the worry of where his next meal is coming from. This will allow him to focus on getting his life back on track.
This lady is single and has a three year old daughter. She is struggling financially, due to only working sixteen hours a week in a hotel on a low income, and receiving Child Benefit. She would appreciate some shopping vouchers to help with food and essentials for herself and her young daughter.
This lady is single and over the Christmas period she had a small part-time job in a local supermarket. Due to a mix-up with her wages, she is now struggling financially and would appreciate some supermarket vouchers to enable her to put food on the table until the mix-up has been resolved and she has been paid.
A young man who lost everything overnight due to circumstances, has been sleeping rough for the last six months, and surviving on handouts of food and in a hostel for the last month. He has been deemed as vulnerable and has kept away from drink and drugs, despite the temptation. He has now been placed in suitable accommodation with a support worker for his mental health needs. He has nothing to furnish the flat and urgently requires bedding plus towels, toiletries and kitchen utensils.
C is a thirty four year old single lady with significant physical (only a quarter lung function following pneumonia) and mental health needs. As a result of this, she found herself homeless and spent some time in a homeless hostel. C has engaged with support services and recently secured her own flat which she is making into a comfortable home for herself. This is a difficult time, due to her limited income of benefits, and C desperately needs a fridge freezer to help maximise her food budget and eat healthily.
This lady has struggled with a number of debts for a few years. She has poor physical health and is looking for a way to become more financially stable. A Debt Relief Order would clear her debts and give her a fresh start. Due to her low income, she is unable to afford the fee.
This gentleman is looking to become bankrupt. He has several unaffordable debts which have been dragging him down for a number of years. Bankruptcy would be a fresh start for this father of four, and help him to become financially stable once again. He has managed to save the rest of the fee towards bankruptcy but cannot afford the final £150.
This lady is making a fresh start in supported housing. She has to pay a weekly sum to cover utilities and maintenance of the communal areas. Due to the usual delays in receiving Universal Credit, which is a lower amount than expected, she is £140 in arrears. This is a great worry after just finding her feet again. Please can you help her get out of debt and make a new life for herself?
A new client is attending our Anxiety Management Coaching sessions. He suffers with M.E. and his anxiety levels are high due to Covid restrictions. He is able to get a taxi to our centre for £7 and we can give him a lift home. Please consider covering this expense for twelve weeks? There is no direct bus route, and he is not able to walk this short distance due to fatigue. He has engaged well with his first session and we are confident he will benefit greatly from the support.
This lovely gentlemen only receives pension as his income. He has struggled financially and wants a fresh start. His local Citizens Advice office is helping him and he is going to do a Debt Relief Order so he can enjoy his elderly years without worry of bailiffs and all his pension will be able to be spent on him, not debts. However, he needs help with the £90 fee. Thank you for reading.
This young lady is at college but sadly her mother (her sole parent) recently died. As a result of various issues, which we are trying to help her with, she has been left homeless with a younger sibling. They are temporarily at a friend's house but that's in a different town so she needs a bus pass to enable her to get to college each day which is pretty expensive in this rural area. This pass will ensure she can continue her education while we try to resolve the other issues.
This lady has been working with us at Christians Against Poverty for over two years. She has just moved to a flat where there are no carpets, having been moved several times in the past for safety reasons. We are expecting this to become her permanent residence. We would love to bless her with help towards new carpets for the front room and her bedroom. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
This lady lost her husband very suddenly before Christmas. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to manage her debts. She has no carpet in her living room or anywhere to store her son's clothes, but cannot afford these things at present. Please can you help?