This single mother of a 1-year-old baby has a lot of debt but is now working to get her life back on track and pay off her debts. She has just moved into a rented flat but it needs equipping and furnishing. Her greatest need is for a washing machine. She was very nervous about asking for help (suffers with anxiety and depression) but was so happy to know we might be able to help. The money would top-up for a new one or we’d find a good second-hand one.
'Cathy' is receiving help to deal with Child Tax Payment overpayments. She has a 17 year old son who is awaiting assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. C suffers from COPD so, on occasions, cannot drive him to college- he is unable to make his way unsupervised so a taxi fund is being built up to pay for a taxi when required.
M has been homeless for a long time and while he was in hospital recently, he lost all his clothes.
James is in receipt of benefits while living in supported accommodation. He is struggling with anxiety and depression, and has come through other support services prior to our service. As part of his recovery, he is hoping to enroll with a charity providing a specialist mental health service which provides a four day sailing project specifically designed to help people deal with their mental health issues through participation in group counselling while on board.
Anna is a single mum of 4 girls. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and they have recommended a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. It would take Anna a long time to save the necessary fee, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.