A gentleman who received his refugee status a couple of weeks ago, needs financial support for household items as he just got a Council house which is completely empty. He has some financial support from other sources but still not enough to buy the basic household items. It is believed that this support can help him to start his practical life in normal way after furnishing his house and make a fresh start to integrate in the local community.
C is a single mum of 2 children. She has a full time job but is struggling to pay anything but her essential bills. She came to us because of years of debt which she's "burrowed her head in the sand about " following an abusive childhood, depression and anxiety and then her youngest child being diagnosed with autism. She really is at the end of her tether and any help you can give to this hard working caring mum would mean the world to her and her family.
This man was illegally evicted from his home. He is French and is not eligible to apply for benefits in the UK. He has been homeless on and off for a few years. He is now being accommodated by a housing charity. He has no income at all and needs £10 per week to pay towards food and £10 to pay towards energy bills. We have been working with solicitors and he will get some money from the illegal eviction, but needs help while he is waiting for this to be processed.
S and A are married with a young family. Due to language issues A is finding it difficult to find work and also struggles with the benefits system. They are on a low income and are struggling with debt. They are working with Christians Against Poverty to move forward with their lives. Their oven is broken and they are struggling to cook meals for their family. They would be extremely grateful if you would donate money towards the second hand oven. Thank you.
Applicant has had a cooker for 12 years, it no longer works properly, but can't afford another one.
Applicant's washer has broken down and is not worth mending
Jess has mental health problems and poor physical mobility. She struggles to cope with her finances and has suddenly come up against a short-term crisis with her car insurance, for which she has sought help from Citizens Advice. They will try to sort out her finances, but her immediate need is to keep her car insurance going for a further month, as she will be scarcely mobile if she can't continue driving. Jess would greatly appreciate a donation for the premium.
Mother of two pre-school children whose husband walked out taking the children with him has been embroiled in a custody battle. She is supported by social services and it is expected that the children will be home after a court case next week. Before he left her husband had taken doors off inside the house and dumped them and other rubbish in the garden. She has been quoted £70 for a skip and clearance of the garden to make a safe place for the children to play.
Applicant would appreciate help in buying a second hand suite, as she currently doesn't have one.
Applicant would like to buy paper and paint, having lived with bare walls for 12 years.
H is on ESA. She was recently rehoused due to an emergency - her flat had a severe damp infestation and it was unsafe for her to stay. She lost most of her possessions. She has been relocated away from the area she knows and were her support networks are based. She relies on a phone to keep in touch with people so she feels less isolated and to make appointments. Her phone broke earlier this week and she is feeling increasingly isolated without it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J suffered a devastating house fire earlier this year. Along with many sentimental items, J and her son lost their furniture and they have been left with very little. She has recently been told by the council that she will be finally moving back into her home in a couple of weeks time and she is needing help to buy furniture - a wardrobe, a bed, drawers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
D is in receipt of ESA but has recently been sanctioned. She is struggling to make ends meet and is in debt.She is is need of new pots, pans and crockery in her flat and cannot afford to buy them from her current benefits and to also help her clear some of her debt.
T is a single mum who came to us because of old debts which she is struggling to pay. Following advice we are applying for a Debt Relief Order for her but she needs help finding the remaining £45. T's disability means she cannot work currently but spends her time being a mum for her only son who has needs of his own. Getting a DRO will mean she can put the past behind and make a fresh start for her little family. Thank you!
Jean and her new partner have 5 children and a grandchild living with them. This new household looks happy and stable, and their incomes are sufficient to feed and clothe everyone. However, Jean and her partner had both allowed the partners from their previous relationships to manage their finances, with the result that they have debts which they can't pay off. Jean's partner can just afford to pay for his own Debt Relief Order, but Jean would be most grateful for help with the fee for hers.
P's has disabilities and her daughter is her carer. Daughter was starting to get mentally stressed and depressed, at 10 years old. She was awarded a house move so came to York to be near her cousins.
A tragic story. H was bullied at school. She changed schools but the bullying continued. H's mother's appeal to the school met with little success. H began to stop eating and drinking and eventually was admitted to hospital. The lack of fluid had damaged her internal organs so she was taken to a special unit 50 miles away. Her mother, a single parent of 2, cannot work with the stress and the travel costs to see her daughter are prohibitive. This grant will make a huge difference for this family.
Jo is in very poor health, and life is a constant struggle for her. She doesn't receive much support from her family and has slid into debt and periodic homelessness. She has sought help from Citizens Advice, who are helping her on welfare benefits but also advise that a Debt Relief Order is the only way for Jo to make a fresh start. Jo would really appreciate help with the fee.
Gaby finds it hard to ask for help, but she has finally admitted to Citizens Advice that she suffers from mental ill health and hasn't been able to manage her finances. Citizens Advice believe that it's not too late to rescue Gaby from her money difficulties and that the first step should be a Debt Relief Order. Gaby hopes that kind donors from Acts 435 will help her with the fee.
Ann has profound depression and suffers frequent panic attacks. She's mostly unable to get out of the house and has been relying on her Mum to buy most of her food. Even with help from Citizens Advice, Ann hasn't yet been able to get the full benefits to which she's entitled and is therefore struggling to afford the basic necessities. A donation to help Ann stock up her food cupboard would be extremely helpful while Citizens Advice keep trying to get Ann's benefits resolved.
D has suffered with psychosis and suffers now with profound memory loss. He has made huge steps in moving away from people causing trouble and is now finally facing up to and dealing with his debt issue. We still need to track down all his debts which is tricky due to the memory loss but we are making progress. We would like to offer him a Debt Relief Order so that he can have a new start but he has no money to pay toward this. Could you help him? Thank you so much!
Jen is a cleaner, and her employer muddled her tax payments, resulting in a demand for back payments and fines. Jen became so worried that she had to be signed off sick, and her debts increased as she was unable to cope with anything. Citizens Advice are helping Jen with complaining about her tax demand but they have advised that a Debt Relief Order is the only way forward to give her a fresh start and ease her anxiety. Jen would be most grateful for help with the fee.
This man was homeless, and has been working hard to make improvements in his life. He is trying really hard to find employment and build a new life. He is not able to get to job interviews because he has very little money.
AA has fled violence and torture in Eritrea and sought asylum in the UK. He sought safety in the UK yet was violently assaulted over here suffering a severe head injury and trauma as a result in a place he thought he would be safe. He has just got a new unfurnished Housing Association tenancy and is in desperate need of a fridge freezer. Other organisations have been approached for assistance but with no luck.
Rob has just become unemployed, he has an abscess on his back tooth and has been given an appointment for emergency dentist treatment. He has no extra funds to cover this and is feeling overwhelmed with the pain and anxiety about paying for it. He would be so thankful for any donations towards this appointment.
C is a destitute Australian with no recourse to public funds and is not entitled to work. He is awaiting a tax refund before he can purchase a flight to return home where he has a job waiting for him. He is managing with food parcels but has no money for electricity for heating, lighting and cooking. This money will enable us to top his electricity card up to manage until he leaves the country.
Young Girl 22, 6 months pregnant. Just walked out of a damaging relationship and now in the process of setting up her on home ready for the birth of her child
Sam has mental ill health and can't manage his finances very well. He receives support from Citizens Advice and other organisations, and he now seems to understand the dangers of credit cards. However, Citizens Advice think that a Debt Relief Order is necessary to clear his past debts and give him a fresh start. Sam would be very grateful for a donation for the fee.