S has struggled with debt for years but things have continued to build up and get worse. It's now at the stage where there are bailiffs knocking on the door, threatening to remove the little he has. He knows he needs to go bankrupt as there is no way to repay his debt - this is his only hope at a fresh start and freedom from the anxiety it is causing him and his family. He can't afford the total bankruptcy fee but £150 will complete what he has already raised from elsewhere enabling him to go ahead.
F is a single parent on benefits. She has lost two of her four children to a congenital condition, the last one about 4 years ago. Her oldest son, who had learning difficulties, died of Covid-19 in January. The loss of the disability benefits has meant a huge drop in her income. She is having to support the son's wife, who is in the UK on a spouse's visa and does not have recourse to public funds. F is very worried about her old gas stove not being safe. Can you help her to get a replacement?
L is a single mum with three young children. She has a 7 year old, a 4 year old and 19 month old. Her 7 year old has got ADHD and autism and she is her daughter's carer. Life hasn't been easy during lockdown as the lack of routine made each day with her daughter more difficult. L is on benefits and can't afford to pay a lump sum to buy a tumble dryer. Obviously having three young children it's pretty hard for her to get clothes dry quickly enough. We met L when delivering food as part of a holiday hunger project. Any help would be so appreciated.
This mum is struggling with her mental and physical health and suffers from fibromyalgia. Mum needs some help to make the necessary changes to her home environment, which is adding to her anxiety. She needs a skip to clear the clutter in her home. We are requesting £150 towards a skip to support her.
This lady, a mum and her two children, have fled from years of domestic abuse. She has been rehomed and although she has managed to get many household items, she still needs carpet. She works part time to fit around her children and receives universal credit but it is not enough to save for expensive items like carpet. Her daughter has asthma so a carpet would make life more comfortable for them. Any help that you can give would be really appreciated.
We are supporting a family with 2 young children who are desperate to move because of antisocial behaviour from their neighbours. However, due to some rent arrears they are unable to be moved. They are working incredibly hard at paying the rent arrears off but we would love to speed this up for the family due to the devastating toll it is taking on the mental health of the adults in the household.
F is a single mum with 2 children. She's just enrolled on a course to gain a teaching assistant qualification but needs a particular book for her studies. She has not worked for over 13 years, having suffered from various physical and mental health issues, but is now feeling positive about the future and wants to support herself and her children. We believe that she can achieve everything that she has set out to do and we want to encourage her!