A has just moved into a new council house. The house is completely unfurnished. He has been able to obtain most of the items he needs, but has been left without a few key things such as a microwave and a vacuum cleaner. He is on a low income so will struggle to afford these items himself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
M has been accessing support from Romero due to deb difficulties. She asked if we could help buy school uniform and shoes for her two youngest children who attend primary school. M does not have any spare money and her children are wearing clothes that they have grown out of. M struggles with her mental health and this worry is adding to her stress and anxiety. We are asking if you can help us help M buy the school uniform and shoes please, she would be so appreciative.
Miss B is a survivor of domestic abuse. She has two children. One of the children is living with her maternal grandma. Miss B is trying to get back custody of this child but first she needs to show that she can care and has room for this child. She has been given bunk beds but she would also need a wardrobe for this child's clothes. Miss B is on Universal Credit and does not have the spare funds for a wardrobe.
R has accessed support from Romero for a number of years and has asked for our help to buy a bed base and headboard as she cannot afford to buy these items due to depending on benefits. R is blind and has a number of health problems and struggles to make ends meet and does not have any spare money to buy these items. We hope that you can help us enable R to buy the bed base and headboard she needs to make her bed complete so she can have a comfortable night's sleep that she needs.
R has been homeless due to difficult and unforeseen circumstances and lost all of his possessions. He suffers with depression and anxiety. He has been in supported accommodation and now has been given a council flat. However he has no savings and cannot afford to get a sofa or chair for the sitting room. At the moment the only place to sit in his flat is his bed. He would really appreciate a place in his new home to relax.
V is a single mum of two young children, she has recently been through a relationship breakdown. This ended with her partner taking the families money and some household furniture. V and her children are in desperate need for gas, electric and food. V has no friends/family to support her and she's not eligible for social grants. V has been able to secure a bag of food from a food bank but it won't go far. The family are without bare essentials until the end of the month. Please can you help?
This young family have moved from Romania and are trying to start a new life here. They used all their resources to get to the UK and are starting from scratch. He has found work on a zero hours contract but as they have young children mum is not able to work as the same time. She is looking for a job she can do when dad is at home. They really need a fridge as their small flat has no cold pantry or place to keep milk or other fresh food. Could you help?
C lives in a one bedroom flat with three children. The family have had a lot of involvement with social services, but C was recently granted full parental care and they are making a fresh start. However, C lacks essential items for the children such as furniture. Living on a very low income, ineligible for the usual government grants, C cannot afford to purchase these items himself. Please can we help this C and the children in this new start?
Our client has significant priority debts, including large rent arrears. They are at risk of eviction and the ongoing Universal Credit deductions are causing severe financial hardship. A DRO would enable our client to have a fresh start and protect them from being evicted. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Christians Against Poverty are working with a family to manage their debt repayments. They have been making steady progress but Dad has recently lost his job and Mum's low income only just covers their living costs. The two children are currently sleeping on a broken, uncomfortable double bed. Your donations would allow the family to purchase bunk beds for the children, allowing them a good night's sleep. Your kindness is so appreciated.
D has been working with Noah’s Ark after a referral from her social worker. She suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder which makes her life very difficult. Her illness is exacerbated by the fact she is in debt, for council tax and rent arrears, amongst other things. Her health professionals think her condition would be easier to manage if she was able to secure a Debt Relief Order and become debt free. Please can we help her with the DRO fee?
A is caring for his wife who is house bound because she suffers from ME. He is working but the family aren't receiving the in work benefits they are entitled to. A has very large debts including council tax and rent arrears. His landlord has served him with a notice seeking possession which prompted A to come to Noah's Ark for help. He badly needs a Debt Relief Order so we can put in place an affordable plan to pay something towards his rent arrears and prevent eviction. Please help us to keep A and his family in their home.
Safe families for children have been working with a mother and daughter who have struggled in their relationship. Recently, the ten year old daughter has taken an interest in sewing and Mum is delighted as she has sewing skills. They cannot afford a sewing machine for home, but Mum would love to pass on the skills she has and teach her daughter dressmaking, whilst spending quality time together. Please could you help them buy a sewing machine?
A is disabled and suffers from mental health issues. She has come to us for debt support and a Debt Relief Order is the most viable solution to clear close to £10k worth of priority and non-priority debt. A does not have the money to be able to pay for the DRO which is desperately needed to ensure she isn't evicted and to allow her to have a fresh start at managing her finances better in the future.
J is unable to pay his debts and awaiting on a benefits payment but this will only just cover the deficit. He suffers with lower back pain, left side sciatica, anxiety and depression. Living on a low benefit income and anticipating being massively effected by the Universal Credit reduction next month, J is unable to save for the DRO fee and would really appreciate any help to have a fresh start.
K is a young single mother to a baby boy who had to flee a relationship due to domestic violence. She had to start from scratch and got behind with her bills due to her low income. K is desperate to get back into training but her financial situation is causing her so much stress and this is becoming a barrier to her doing so. Please help K become debt free and give her the the fresh start she is hoping for.
S and his wife both need funding for Debt Relief Orders. S is unable to work because of severe mental health issues. J works part-time, and acts as S's carer. They have several household needs, which will also be addressed, but their debts are the most urgent. They are working with Christians Against Poverty, but their income is insufficient for even basic needs. The amount requested will top up some funds already raised.
L's come to us in extreme panic and worry - she is being evicted on Friday. Years of emotional and financial abuse by her son who was living with her and then leaving the property in a mess and with massive rent arrears means she has to move. Getting a debt relief order is possibly her saving grace and she will be allowed to stay. Thankfully a friend who wasn't aware of her circumstances is helping to make the property right again and supporting her mentally however she has no funds for the fee.
Mr W was living with family members until their relationship broke down. In the process of trying to start his own business he has got into a lot of debt. Mr W is looking for help with a fridge so he can move from his friend's sofa into his new home, with somewhere to store his food and keep it fresh. It has been hard to find him support as he is a single male with no children and no disabilities, just down on his luck. Please could you help him?
Our client, A, is struggling in debt and living solely off of benefits. Her washing machine has broken and she has a number of health problems, which means she struggles to wash everything by hand. Your support to buy A a replacement washing machine will help relieve the stress and physical activity each time she needs to do her washing. She would so appreciate your donations.
Romero have been supporting N to look for accommodation for herself and two children due to the rented property she current lives in being sold. N has found another property to move into but it is unfurnished and she needs to buy a carpet for her children's bedroom. N cannot afford to do this out of her benefit and does not want get into debt by taking out a loan. We are asking if you are able to help us support N to buy the carpet she needs to make a fresh start with her children.
This single dad has learning difficulties and struggles to cope with day to day tasks. He cares for his 16 year old son, who also has learning difficulties and does not go to school as a result. They had to leave their house as it needed extensive repairs and cleaning. The state of the house was so bad most of their foodstuffs had to be thrown away, which means they are starting from scratch. They have support from food bank but grocery vouchers would allow Dad to stock up and begin feeding both him and his son properly again. Thank you.
Our client is a 45 year lady from Zimbabwe, working as a volunteer at Open Doors charity in Hull. She has asked for help to pay for her return coach fare to London as she needs to travel down to collect some essential items. She receives £10 a week from Open Doors every week along with basic food items, but she is not entitled to any public benefits, nor can she seek employment. She has no family to support her in UK. She would be very grateful for any help received.
M just moved to new property with her child. The house is completely unfurnished, and she only received got her status giving her permission live in the UK, so she has no funds yet and her benefits have not yet come through. She needs a hoover, microwave, bedding, baby items and kitchen equipment such as pots and pans and utensils. Please can you help?
A is a loving and caring parent to 2 children and is grieving the loss of her baby last year. She struggles with severe mental health an anxiety but still manages to work part time to support her children. She doesn't have any other family to support her. Her washing machine recently broke and it's not repairable, but she just doesn't have any savings to be able to replace it. The stress of not being able to do her families washing is adding to her anxiety. Can you help?
J suffers badly with various mental and physical health problems. She has 2 older children at home and the fridge freezer has broken and she has struggled to be able to get enough money together to get a new one. She has managed to save a little and if we could give her £140 then this would enable her to afford a new one with the delivery which would be amazing for her! Can you help? Thank you!
R has two young children who need clothes washing frequently as they don't have very many. She has only been able to afford one set of school uniform as well and so really does need the washing machine. She has just moved from Scarborough to Kirbymoorside and is only on Universal Credit and no support around her. We would love to help her with a washing machine. Could you help? Thank you!
S is disabled and struggles to get out. He therefore finds using the laundrette almost impossible. He is now a long walk from one and so is feeling quite desperate for a washing machine. He has tried to save but he is on such a low income at the moment. Would it be possible to help him get this washing machine so that he can feel he has some dignity back? Thank you for your help!
An asylum seeking family from Kuwait have recently moved to Leeds and are developing their English language. The father and mother keen to start an ESOL course and the daughter has started school. The family have no means to purchase a refurbished laptop to help with school work and English lessons. Please help them with £150 for the means to purchase a laptop they have seen and help them settle and have what they need.
A 47 year old refugee from Iran is asking for help to purchase a refurbished laptop for ESOL at college in Leeds. He is struggling this year to save while living on less than £6 a day, but has an opportunity to start an english language course and needs a laptop to study. Please help him to purchase a laptop and settle well in Leeds - he feels this will make a big difference towards his gaining employment.
A 44 year old Iranian asylum seeker has arrived in Leeds and has an offer to start college to learn English. He receives less than £6 a day to live on so is desperate for help to purchase a laptop. He explains that there is very little he can do and he is desperate to study and learn. Please help him to have the resource he needs to settle well and learn English so he can hope to gain leave to remain and use his profession in the UK.