J. is a young gentleman who is on benefits and suffers from Aspergers. He has recently had his uninsured electric bike vandalised and left without a motor. He is devastated as it is the only form of transport that he is happy with. Please help this vulnerable man.
This lady struggles with her mental and physical health, and as a result has struggled to hold down various jobs. She has been waiting for a long time for a suitable bungalow to become available nearer her mum, and this has now been secured in recent weeks. She has saved to cover her removal costs, but is struggling to now equip the property. Could you please help her to fund a washing machine so her new house can become her home? Thank you.
This gentleman has recently moved into the town following his divorce. He is working with his bank to pay off considerable credit card debts, but as a result he is struggling to maintain payment of his regular bills. He is currently two months in arrears on his Council Tax, and these funds would enable him to catch up with himself completely. He would greatly appreciate your help at this difficult time.
G recently took in two of his children aged 12 & 17 as their mother refused to house them any further. This meant G applying to Purbeck Housing for assistance as the accommodation he was in wasn’t suitable for them all. G and his boys are now in temporary housing and he is receiving Universal Credit. One of the children is due to start a new school in September and the uniform, which is compulsory is unaffordable. It is very expensive as various items will be needed such as blazer, tie, PE kit & shirts.
This young couple fled from very poor and dangerous conditions abroad. They had lodgings, but he was made redundant from his hospital job and because she became pregnant they had to leave. They have now been rehoused but have nothing in the flat at all. The baby is due any day. Another charity has helped with baby items for them and bedding. They need a washing machine and there is a reconditioned one which can be delivered. They are so grateful for any help.
T is on universal credit and is struggling financially. She suffers with poor mental health and is waiting on a heart operation; her referral to Acts 435 came through her doctor. T's fridge/freezer has broken and she is in debt with her gas and electric so she can't afford to put money aside to buy a new one. Helping T buy a fridge/freezer would be one stop towards a better life and help her manage her meals.
This young couple live in a one bedroom flat. They are living on the breadline and claiming Universal Credit. They both have diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome and the adult male also suffers from ADHD. They really struggle to make ends meet and both are trying to obtain work but seem unable to do so due to their mental health issues. Currently their bed is in a very bad condition and it is causing back pain. They would be very grateful for your help to replace it.
M has one child. She is disabled so receives Personal Independence Payment and Child Benefit. She had got into debt so she is working with Christians Against Poverty to learn to manage her limited income. The social housing she has been given has no carpets and she desperately needs one for her daughter's bedroom. Please can you help her?
A is a single mum with 3 children (2 of whom are teenagers) living with her. Her ex husband has just stopped paying maintenance for the children as he quit his job and is living off his partner's wages. A has got to get new school uniforms for the children and some sports clothes too, which she can not afford. She has asked if her ex husband will help, but he has refused. Please can you help before they go back to school on the 4th September?
This man is suffering from a number of health problems. He is sometimes able to work but earns very little and doesn't get very much in terms of benefits. He has ended up with a debt issue. He's been pointed to help with benefits and debt and we have helped him with food. We'd like to be able to top up his utilities. This will enable him to focus on getting his benefits sorted as, having been self-employed, it'll take a little while.
LA needs help towards getting a fridge freezer as his one has recently broken. He has no money to buy one- he is on Universal Credit but is struggling to get by every month normally without this expense. He relies on the local food bank regularly to get food and toiletries. LA would really appreciate any help in being able to buy a new fridge freezer.
This lady has been accessing our debt relief services for some time and is doing really well. She has recently had to cope with worsening mental health and anxiety issues, but is still managing to care for her two children. The older child is due to be going to a new school in September and the cost of uniform is prohibitively expensive. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
This single lady suffers from serious mental health issues and is also facing bankruptcy. She tries so hard to do her best for her children but, at times, it all becomes too much for her. If you could lift one burden by helping her to buy new school uniform for her son who is being transferred to a special school, that would be wonderful. Thank you.
This young mother with three children, having fled from domestic violence, needs new school uniforms as they are in a different area now. She does not have any money to pay for two uniforms and feels so worried about her and the children's future. Her youngest child is not old enough for school yet. They have gone through so much and helping her with this would mean so much to her.
This Mother with young teenage children needs help buying school uniforms. They have fled domestic violence with only the black bags they could carry. As they are in a new area they need two uniforms. They have no clothes suitable for the winter either but school uniform comes first on their needs so at least they can begin to get back to a safe routine. They would so appreciate your help.
This young man is in need of lots of help. His local Citizens Advice office is helping him sort his debts out. He is a recovering addict and is now clean and looking to sort his life out. He is going to do a Debt Relief Order to help him get debt free, but he needs help with the £90 fee. He has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them as so many deductions are coming from his benefits for his debts. He has regular food bank vouchers and a is being referred for a support worker.
This young lady is having a hard time sorting her money out and coping with the deductions which are coming out of her benefits for the debts they have. She has 2 young children and is struggling to feed them. She is now in a good place for a fresh start and wants to do a Debt Relief Order to help her move forward and out of debt. Thank you so much.
This gentleman has previously been homeless and an addict but he is now clean. As part of his recovery he needs to tackle his debts and he is working with his local Citizens Advice Bureau to do this. Since living on the streets, his life has improved dramatically and he is now ready for a fresh start. He has had help applying for Universal Credit, although he is now struggling to pay the £90 Debt Relief Order fee. He would really appreciate your help. Thank you.
This lady has a joint tenancy with her partner who has now left. She works but is unable to afford the rent herself, and cannot downsize as she is already in a very small property. Until she can take her ex-partner off the lease she is unable to apply for housing benefit. It costs £50 to amend the lease which she cannot afford. She would really appreciate any help towards this cost, so she can apply for help towards her rent and stay in the property.
Our client is a lone parent with a daughter still at school. Unfortunately the family lost all their belongings in a house fire recently. Our client just about manages to balance her budget and supplements her income with a few days here and there of casual work. Whilst she is managing to slowly get life back on track after the fire and has secured new accommodation, she is struggling with large expenses and currently needs to buy new school uniforms. With the new term starting soon, can you help?
A local family, who have a child under 2, have been through a tough year and a negative spiral. They lost a family member to suicide which led to the main income earner falling into depression. The employer didn't understand, causing unemployment. Ever since, they have struggled financially and emotionally. They have a gas cooker but can't afford to get it fitted safely. All cooking is done via a camp stove, which is obviously not ideal. They manage but can't cook properly for their child. Please help?
This young mother of a 6-month-old baby was working, but her maternity pay has now stopped. While she's waiting for Universal Credit she can't afford the special (very expensive) anti-reflux milk her baby needs. The cost of this is £150 per month. This request is for 10x 800g packs to last a few weeks. This is obviously crucial to the health of the baby and so will make a huge difference to the mother and her baby.