S is a polite, middle aged man who has fallen on hard times, with a loss of earnings and subsequent debt incurred. He has been advised that a Debt Relief Order (DRO) is the best way forward to have a fresh start financially. In addition, S is getting remarried, after a divorce a few years ago, and is wanting to be secure and settled. He is keen to get a new job and to make a new life for himself. He is unable to raise the money for DRO fees himself, and would be very grateful for your help.
H moved into his own property six months ago and has managed to get donations of furniture but does not have a TV yet. A TV would make a big difference to him as he does not like to go out the house much on an evening. Being unemployed makes it difficult to manage financially & he often relies on the foodbank.
J has just been moved into his own flat, which badly needs decorating and carpeting. He would love to be able to carpet his lounge & get curtains if possible. He is unemployed and has no finances at all.
This young single mum has been told by her social worker that if she doesn't make changes around the home to ensure her children's safety they may be taken into care. She is mum to three little boys under 5 years. Her middle child has a heart defect and she spends a lot of time at hospital appointments and admissions. She is very upset and wants to do all she can but struggles to make her money stretch. This extra expense is beyond her reach so your help would mean everything to her.
M and M have recently started working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. They live on the poverty line and struggle to clothe their teenage daughter. The daughter needs some basics- underwear, leggings and shoes. It would be a relief to this family if we could help.
We are requesting your help to pay for a debt relief order for K. She is living in severe hardship and finding her current situation very stressful, and her debt issues are making her mental health issues worse.
Our Foodbank Client is in need of some basic furniture for his newly acquired, unfurnished Flat. Previous to this he has been homeless and sofa surfing. We are able to source a bed, table and chairs and a sofa for his needs, plus some other items given by our volunteers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
This single Mum of two is having her benefits changed over to Universal Credit, but will have to wait 4 weeks for her first payment. She is accessing the foodbank to help her through, but only has £6 left on her energy gas card. She would be very grateful for your help in the interim.
M comes to us for counselling and help with her debts. She has had a troubled past with an abusive relationship and then friends stealing from her. She had been saving to move away to a new home and has nothing to furnish this property. Getting help with a cooker will mean she could move sooner than later and get away from the toxic relationships she's trying so desperately to get away from. Thank you for your kindness.
S has very poor mental health and, although she is often employed, she can't hold down a job. Two of her children no longer live with her, one having been adopted into another family, and there's another baby on the way. S hasn't had enough support and is now seriously in debt. Citizens Advice recommend a Debt Relief Order as the immediate way out and are trying to get some counselling to help S in the longer term. Help with the fee is urgent and would greatly ease S's stress level and give her some hope this Easter.
D has epilepsy and diabetes which he struggles to control. His life fell apart when his Mum died unexpectedly 5 years ago, and this has made it more difficult for him to manage his health. He has moved to a ground floor flat as he falls frequently, but he needs some new bedding due to his health problems and also curtains to give him some privacy. A kind donation of £100 would be enough to buy bedding and some charity shop curtains. D would be very grateful for the help.
M is an older man who moved into a bungalow a few years ago because of his wife’s mobility issues. The last few years have been particularly difficult, as his wife and 6 other close family members have passed away. M is asking for money to buy a reconditioned washing machine. M tries to keep himself busy and positive, getting involved in various art activities and doing gardening.
J has recently had his benefits transferred to Universal Credit. The changeover has caused him severe financial difficulties having had to wait several weeks to receive his first payment. He has accumulated debts which are now being deducted from his benefits and leaving him very little to live on. He is receiving help to manage his income but he has rent arrears which are causing particular anxiety and help to reduce this debt would greatly ease his concerns and ensure his tenancy is secure.
R has lost his Personal Independence Payments and has been fighting to get it back now that he has been diagnosed with a hernia & fibromyalgia. He worked most of his life and has his own home but is now struggling with bills due to his illness. His oven has broken and he is having to manage with just a microwave and help from family.
A has recently arrived in the UK to join her husband after fleeing Eritrea. As she has not yet received her National Insurance number, the couple have not received benefits for a month and are now in arrears with rent. We are looking for support to cover the cost of 2 weekly shops before they receive their benefits in early May.
F is a young pregnant woman who has been sofa surfing and sleeping on the streets after leaving her husband. We have managed to secure a small flat for her. however, her benefits will not come through for several weeks. We are looking to raise £70 for a week of rent to ensure she is not made homeless again.
B is a married man with two children aged 6 years and 15 months. He is an assylum seeker waiting for a decision on his application. He is not allowed to work and not allowed benefits. He depends on the food bank for food. B helps at the food bank on a voluntary basis. He has been moved into a house and he is in need of a bed and a vacuum cleaner. Most of the household items have been donated to him. Any help with donations to purchase a bed and Vacuum cleaner will be much appreciated. Thank you.
M is waiting for a universal credit claim and has had no money since November. She has 3 children to support and is really struggling to cope. M is getting support from a foodbank and any donations will help towards rent, fuel costs and food in the interim.
Just £90.00 needed for a Debt Relief Order fee for a single man with debts. TW was working but as his contract was zero hours he fell behind with his utilities and also his credit card payments.Sadly the situation worsened when he lost his job. He now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that he applies for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost £90.00 and sadly TW doesn't have enough money to pay the fee.
B had to give up his job due to health problems and then lost his home following the breakup of a relationship. The stress and anxiety caused him to neglect his finances, building up large debts. He is now keen to get his life back on track and is getting help in managing his money. He is moving into a flat which is mostly furnished but he needs a vacuum cleaner, iron/ ironing board and other household items which he is not able to afford. He would be really grateful for any help.
N has come from Sudan with her 3 young children (aged 8, 6, and 3) to join her husband in the UK. Since arriving in February her husband's benefits have stopped due to the changeover to a joint claim on universal credit. They are all currently sharing one bedroom in a shared house and have no money for food and clothes for the children. They are in desperate need of help to tide them over the next 4 weeks before they receive benefits. They would greatly appreciate any help.
"I have four young children and my husband and I are both currently unemployed and awaiting our first payment from Universal Credit and are unable to access any money to buy a washer as mine has broken. I am washing my clothes by hand which is causing my hands and skin to become very sore and red and desperately need help to buy a replacement washing machine. I worry about how we will manage as a family on benefits and do not have any spare money to buy a washer and would welcome any help available."
C came to us for money advice. Last year she split with her partner who had got lots of debt in her name leaving her and their young child in massive debt. C's child had been really poorly with pneumonia and mum had been focusing on getting her child well. Now she is ready to move on but is struggling to find the fee. Getting this help will mean the world to her and give her the chance to move on with her life.
V is desperately in need of help. She came to us for money advice as she's 'drowning' in debt. Her debts started when she became really poorly and had to change medication meaning she wasn't able to look after herself never mind her home. She is getting support now but the debts won't go away unless she gets a debt relief order. Her mental health is suffering and she cannot see a way forward - by getting a debt relief order she can move forward. Thank you for any help offered.
Citizens Advice are working with T who is a single mother looking to get out of financial difficulty with a debt relief order. T works part time around school commitments and is struggling to survive on the wage she gets. T has fallen behind on her bills and is desperately seeking a new start to focus on her child and finding work. Please donate to T to make this new start a reality. Thank you!
J is a single mum with 2 children in education. She is registered disabled, but her disability allowance was withdrawn 9 months ago, causing £900 income loss pm. Her appeal is pending, but she is Struggling to make ends meet, relying on Foodbank items, and large utility bill to pay. Their cooker has been out of action for over 3 months; she has no means to replace it, and repair is not viable. Her children would love to have an oven cooked meal again. Any help you can give would be very much appreciated.
S is a single mum struggling with problem debts and the introduction of Universal Credit. She isn't receiving her full benefit entitlement because 40% of it is being taken from her to pay debts. A bailiff (concerned about her well being) acting on behalf of a creditor referred her to Noah's Ark for specialist debt advice. This lady desperately needs a Debt Relief Order to give her a financial fresh start.
This is a request for a man from Sudan. He had to flee Sudan for his own safety as it is a war torn country. Unfortunately the UK government has refused his asylum claim and he is currently sleeping on the streets. Hope Housing is trying to help him with accommodation but he needs emergency bed and breakfast to get out of the cold while we try to find a longer term solution.
R recently became homeless and is experiencing mental health difficulties. She has been staying at a hostel and is now moving into accommodation with her 2 children. We have supported her with some household items, but some extra bedding and some curtains would transform their home and help them settle into their new home after this particularly difficult time.
R and his partner have just moved to a new unfurnished house. R has health problems and is unable to work and his partner has no income either. They are currently waiting to hear whether a benefits claim will be successful. We have supported R with an emergency food parcel and household items, but they have no washing machine and no money to purchase one. If they can find a machine cheap enough, they would also like to buy some towels and bedding.
NS has just had her 2nd child. She has done so well to get some baby clothes and a 2nd hand cot for the child, but she needs your help to get a mattress for the cot. Sadly she has some issues with her benefits at the moment and she is really struggling to manage, your help would really make a great difference to this little family- thank you.
L is a mum of one who sadly in the last year lost a second baby. After years of substance abuse (she stopped when she got pregnant 2 years ago), she managed to turn her life around. A mental health condition prevents her from work but she is determined to stay clear from narcotics. She had to pay in advance for the flat she will be renting in a months time, meaning that she spent all of her Employment Support Allowance already. She has little subsistence and also requires a fridge/freezer for her new place.
D has just been transferred on to universal credit and is having to wait at least 5 weeks for her first payment, which is putting her into debt and is also making her very anxious. She lives with her son who has a disability and both of them need support. D is getting support from Citizens Advice Bureau and a local food bank, but would be grateful for your added support to pay for living essentials and bills while she awaits her first payment.
K came to us for debt advice. She's a single mum who has escaped an abusive relationship and is desperate to make a new life for herself and her child. She is currently at college where she hopes qualifications in care could better her changes of working. However, past debts are causing her anxiety which are affecting her studies - she believed she should just give up but getting at a debt relief order would allow her to carry on! Please can you help?
"I am a single mum with 2 young children and due to relying benefits I struggle to make ends meet and I constantly worry about being in debt. I desperately need to buy a replacement fridge so that I can keep my food fresh. The worry of not be able to afford a Fridge is keeping me up at night and this is contributing to my health problems. If I can get some help to buy a Fridge then this will help to relieve some of my worries."