E has 2 school-age children, one of whom is receiving Disability Living Allowance and needs more attention than other children of his age. She is unable to work and depends on benefits. She has mounting debts and has sought help from Citizens Advice. A Debt Relief Order will give her a fresh start and some hope for the future. E has no money for the fee and would be grateful for help with this from Acts 435.
Y has recently moved into an unfurnished property. He claims UC and so is on a very low income. He needs to purchase furniture and white goods. A fridge-freezer is his priority. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
A 48 year old destitute asylum seeker was offered a room in a family member's home, but the room is without a bed/mattress. Instead, she is on the floor on an air mattress, which is causing health issues. She has no benefit or support and asks for the £150 funds to have a used bed/mattress purchased to help with the upcoming winter weather. Please help her to manage her health and have a comfortable bed to spend get good sleep.
A 22 year old asylum seeking young woman has a serious health background and with the pandemic has had to self-isolate in her shared accommodation. This has meant that she is unable to take up the offer of college in Leeds. She has an opportunity to do an alternative online course but this requires a laptop. She has found a used laptop and with her limited savings she is asking for £150 to purchase the laptop and make a huge difference in her life.
J has come to us for help with his debts. Following the death of his ex he has given up work to take over the care and upbringing of his three children. He has historical debts and is now desperately struggling to manage with every day bills and payments. He has no-one to turn to for help. Getting a Debt Relief Order would get rid of his old debts so he can focus on the present and being the best parent he can be. Thank you.
E has managed to find a private landlord who will offer him a tenancy for a flat, he became homeless when his previous relationship broke down. He is delighted to now have a home but it is unfurnished and he has nothing to move in with. He is going to try and save a bit out of his benefits each month to buy some of the things he needs but this will take months and he really could do with a bed and a small cooker for when he moves in. Please help if you can. Thank you.
G was taken into hospital with suspected Covid-19. She was in hospital for 3 weeks, and unfortunately whilst she was in hospital someone broke into her home and took many of her personal belongings as well as her sofa and cooker. The police are involved and someone has been arrested. Sadly G wasn't insured and cannot afford to replace the items that were stolen. Her friends and family have helped her but she doesn't have a cooker. Please help her if you can, she really deserves some help.
B has just been granted 50% custody of his daughter. She will be staying with him from Friday to Monday each week. One of the things he needs to provide is a bedroom for his daughter to stay in. He has saved up out of his benefits to buy her a bed and put some carpet down, but he cannot afford furniture for her. He would like to get her a small wardrobe and a bedside drawer unit, so that she can put some of her clothes at her dad's house. Please help this family if you can, thank you.
K has come to us for debt advice. In March she was let go from her job and until recently hasn't been able to find work. Thankfully she is now working but the debts she incurred during this six month period are beyond managing, plus she has debts from a previous abusive relationship which are causing her much anxiety. She is so worried - she is struggling to work effectively. Getting a Debt Relief Order would take that anxiety away allowing a fresh start and the ability to enjoy working again. Please can you help?
J lived with a friend for several years but suddenly found himself homeless when he was unexpectedly asked to leave. He lived in temporary accommodation for around 3 months but has recently been offered his own property. He has no furniture of his own and he would really appreciate help in getting a bed. He is currently having to make do with pillows and cushions on the floor, and a bed would be a great start in helping him feel more comfortable and settled in to his new home.
K had an abusive partner and is now a single Mum with 4 young children. She receives support from social services and Citizens Advice but struggles to manage her finances and worries constantly about everything around her. Citizens Advice believe that she needs a Debt Relief Order to sort out her finances, and this should also help her state of mind. K would really appreciate help from Acts 435 with the fee.
A lady has come into our foodbank, she has just had a new baby. She has a new house with a housing association but it isn't furnished, there is no carpet and no equipment. They have a cooker but it needs to be fitted by a gas engineer. They also need some carpet as the baby can't crawl on bare concrete.
S was working as a bar manager before Covid-19, he was laid off and even though he qualified for benefits he quickly got into debt. He doesn't have any savings and the drop in income has affected his ability to pay his outgoings. He has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but the admin fee is £90 which he cannot afford. Your help with this will allow him to make a fresh start and pay an agreed amount to his creditors. Please help S have a fresh start - thank you.
A lovely family of husband, wife and two children aged 11 and 7 are here in the UK after claiming asylum after leaving Zimbabwe in danger. Social services are now helping them with their immigration claim and have housed them. In the meantime they have no access to public funds. They can't claim benefits and the new house they have been placed into doesn't have any furniture. Social services have provided some things, but they now need a hoover, a microwave and an ironing board. Any help you could provide would be really appreciated.
D has unaffordable debts that he cannot pay and it's causing his mental health to decline. He ran up the debts when he had a long term partner and they went into debt to buy things for their home. Sadly the relationship broke down and D moved out. As the debts were in his name he has tried to continue paying them but realistically he cannot afford to do this with just his benefits. Please help him to pay the £90 admin fee for a Debt Relief Order so he can make a fresh start with his finances. Thank you.
G has fled domestic violence with her son, she has found a property but it needs decorating as it really is in poor condition. She cannot afford to buy the wallpaper or paint herself as she is on benefits, but she is happy to do the work herself. She is looking forward to making this property into a home for her and her son. Along with paint and paper, she will also need to buy two curtain poles for the main room. Please help her to get back on her feet, she has been through so much - thank you.
D has been referred to us for help. He has moved from supported living into his first flat which has no furniture at all. He has had a very chaotic life for a number of years, due to being abused as a child. He suffers with depression and severe anxiety. D has spent some time living on the streets. The new property will be his forever home, it would be good if we could make this as comfortable as possible for him.
S lives alone and moved to the area a year ago after her ex-partner abused her children and they were taken into care. Not surprisingly, she has needed help with mental health problems ever since and she also suffers with arthritis in her knees, sometimes making it difficult for her to get out and about. Unexpected bills have left her short of money this month and, with 3 weeks to go to her next benefits payment, she would be grateful for help to get her gas and electric back in credit and also help towards food costs.
S is vulnerable, he lives on his own but is supported by his mum who lives nearby. He likes his independence but recently he was befriended by someone that took advantage of him and stole money from him and then assaulted him. He eventually disclosed this to his Mum and the police are now involved. Last week his freezer broke and he now has no savings to be able to replace it. He relies on freezer meals that he microwaves, so he really needs a freezer. Please help him if you can. Thank you.
L has moved into a ground floor flat, she is delighted because it has a garden and she has a young baby (8 months old). Unfortunately the flat has no carpets and that means she cannot let her daughter crawl on the concrete floor. L has bought a couple of rugs to make the flat less dusty and cold from the floor, but ideally she would love to get a carpet for the living room. Sadly she is only in receipt of maternity benefit and cannot afford to buy the carpet she needs - please help if you can.
R has come to us for money advice. She's a single mum of two and because of depression following a family loss she's stuck her head in the sand and is now drowning in debt she has no hope of paying. Because of her illness she's unable to work but wants to provide a secure home for her children. She has no-one else to ask for help.
G has poor mental health and anxiety. This has been made worse by the Covid-19 situation. She hardly goes out and is struggling with her debts. She came to Christians Against Poverty a few months ago and is so thankful for our debt help. She always loves to be prayed for over the phone and is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Your help could mean that in a few months G is debt free and able to move on from her past. Thank you.
L is disabled and has a memory problem. He has been advised that for his own safety he needs to buy a replacement gas cooker that has a glass lid and an automatic burner cut off when the lid is closed, having had a small fire caused by leaving the cooker on. He cannot afford to buy this due to his limited income and debts. He wants to remain in his own home and with support live independently, however he will need additional safety equipment, including this cooker. Please help - thank you.
A 39 year old living in Leeds has suffered with mental health issues over a 10 year period with further complications with his tenancy. He was unsupported during this time but is now getting housing support and help from Engage in Leeds and wants to make a fresh start with £140 towards carpet for his accommodation. He is unemployed and feels it will make a big difference to have his home warm and carpeted and asks for your help to make this happen.
A 31 year old single parent with a 3 year old and a young infant is asking for help to purchase a refurbished laptop to take up an online college course offer. She has a traumatic history but is making a fresh start with her learning. The family is getting some support from Meeting Point for food and other needs and to access the laptop. Please help to make this big difference in their lives.
A is a single Mum with 3 young children, 2 of whom have serious health problems. Their father pays no maintenance, being mostly unemployed, leaving A to manage on benefits. A would like to work once the children are all at school, but in the meantime she is struggling financially and piling up debts. A Debt Relief Order is the only way to give her a fresh start, and she would be very grateful for a kind donation for the fee.
S is a refugee. She has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from her home country. She has been desperately looking for work here in her field but hasn’t got anywhere. She is interested in taking a 6 week course at Wolverhampton University which will improve her employability. However, her family are claiming UC and she is unable to afford the travel costs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
R. suffers from debilitating pain due to severe osteoarthritis. After a recent operation in hospital a scan revealed she has nine fractures in her spine. Her pain is in her back and femur bones. She is already on several painkillers but her doctor advised her to obtain one of these devices that the NHS no longer provides. Her and her husband's financial position is poor because of two recent floodings leaving them in serious debt. They are Christians Against Poverty clients.
M is a new mother and international student that has become trapped in the UK after finishing her studies due to COVID 19. She had her baby just before lockdown and being separated from her friends and family and also not being able to work M has had a really tough time. M's ticket for her flight home is covered by the commonwealth but unfortunately, her baby's ticket isn't. She would be incredibly grateful if you could help her. and her son get back home to her family as soon as possible.