SF is 62 year old european single man living in very poor accommodation (mice infested). He had a serious injury whilst at work, which has prevented him from being able to work for a while. He has children back in his home country and he his trying to help them by sending them money to live. SF has got into some debt trying to help his children, and we are trying to assist him to be able to feed himself and get better accommodation to live in by removing the cost of these debts from him.
JT's daughter has been sleeping with Mum, but she is now 16 months and it would be better for her to be in her own bed. Sadly JT has arrears on some of her priority bills so she has to pay those off first before she could buy a bed for her daughter. Her bedroom is quite small but she could fit a cot bed in the room and so we would like to ask for money to buy a cot bed and mattress plus some waterproof bedding.
I visited a gentleman who has recently broken up with his partner of 18 years and moved out, leaving her everything as there are two children involved. He is suffering from severe depression and is in receipt of Universal Credit. Now living in a council flat, he has only one chair and an air mattress. When his kids visit, he has to put some cushions on a toolbox for his son to sit on to eat his dinner. This gentleman would really benefit from some seating arrangements for when his children visit.
P has mental ill health and needs support for daily living. Citizens Advice are helping her to claim her benefit entitlement, but in the meantime she doesn't have enough money for food and is very thin. She has had foodbank vouchers, but now she says that she often goes all day on just a biscuit or two. She would plan her meals better with a stocked food cupboard, and P would be very grateful for a kind donation to make this happen while her benefits are being sorted out.
P came to us for money advice. She lost her job in December and is struggling to pay her debts which have slowly increased as her work, whilst full time, was on the basic rate. She is desperately keen to work again but is worried that she can't get out of this debt cycle. Getting a debt relief order would give her the fresh start and the hope that she craves. Thank you for any help offered.
E's family have just arrived as part of a family reunion. This has resulted in a delay in benefits payments. The family (4 members) has recently moved into private accommodation and after paying their first month's rent and deposit are left without necessities. They are asking for £100 to pay for one week's food shop to support them while they wait for their children to begin school and their benefits to begin.
This lady accidentally made a hole in the bath whilst attempting to paint in an awkward corner of the bathroom ceiling using a stool to stand on in the bath. She is struggling with debt, on universal credit and is unable to afford any insurance to help. She is being supported by the local Christians Against Poverty debt centre who are also aiming to find someone from a local church to fit it free of charge if at all possible.
A has unfortunately had to leave his job due to some difficult situations and struggles due to his health. Unfortunately, as universal credit takes so long to come through, A is left without means to get through the month. Furthermore, he is coming to the end of the oil supply for heating and hot water, and he has no means to pay for this, particularly as the minimum delivery is £252. He was starting to get on top of his debt after seeking help, so it would be great to help him.
PM is on Universal Credit (UC) having lost his job due to injury. He has had no income since December and the next UC payment is due on 20th Feb. He will be off work for a long time and is not used to the benefit system. He needs £100 for food and for his electric meter during this cold weather. Please help if you can.
A is a single parent with two small children, one of whom has a substantial physical disability. Her benefits don't meet her care costs, and A constantly struggles to manage her debts. She has a repayment plan with her bank and feels that she can manage her other debts if she can get up to date with her gas payments. A kind donation would bring her relief from the worry of this debt and from the danger of her gas supply being disconnected.
F is a middle-aged single woman on job seekers allowance who is trying hard to find work, including doing re-training. She counts every penny and has avoided going into debt, but there is absolutely nothing left after essentials and her cooker has broken down. £120 would buy a second-hand refurbished cooker and have it delivered and installed. She says, “To cook something in an oven would be fantastic- I can’t believe you are doing this for me- maybe my bad luck is coming to an end.”
L can't hold down a job for long due to mental ill health. She became homeless and then took on a joint tenancy with a man who absconded, leaving L with debts which she will never be able to clear. She is now in a hostel and gets support from the hostel and a health worker but needs relief from her debt which is causing her great distress. A kind donation for the fee for a Debt Relief Order is the only way out of this unhappy mess, and L would be very grateful.
E has 2 young children and lost her job 12 months ago. Since then she has been trying to manage on Universal Credit but has rent arrears and other debts which she can't afford to pay. When she came to us she had no food left and there had been no credit on the gas for over a week so she had no heating or hot water. On top of this, her mother is terminally ill in hospital and she is really distressed that she has no money for the bus fare to go and visit her. She would be grateful for your help.
K has been in violent relationships. She is living in a women's halfway house with her two daughters, one of whom has ADHD. They have moved away from their school, church, and safe neighbourhood. K can't get onto the council housing list because of arrears in council tax, housing benefit and rent. To break out of this vicious circle she needs just £140 to clear her rent (the church will find the other £20). Thank you for your help.
This single mum of five children is sleeping on a single mattress as she has put her double bed in the boys room to accommodate two of her little boys. She is just managing on benefits and would like to return to work but as her three year old is autistic she is struggling to cope.
J is a 52 year old single man living in a rented flat, unable to work due to ill health and living on benefits. He has a support worker helping him. J has fallen into debt without any chance of being able to pay the debts off- we are assisting him to apply for a debt relief order, we would be grateful if you could help us to give J a new start without the burden of debt.
J is a 33 year old single parent with a child, who has recently been transferred to the Universal Credit benefit system. The time taken to get her some money has put her into debt as she did not receive any benefits for 8 weeks. J is 7 months pregnant and the worry and stress of this is having an impact on her fragile mental heath. Please if you could assist us in helping this young vulnerable woman we would be so grateful.
This single Mum of 3 young children is asking for help to buy a mattress and bedding for her 2 year old child who has outgrown the cot and is needing to go into a bed. She has acquired a bed base but needs a mattress. She is in receipt of Income Support benefits but has no spare money to provide a mattress. Please can you help? Thank you.
T is a 40 year old single mother with dependent children who suffers from bipolar and is unable to work due to her illness. Her partner left her with debts that she is unable to pay as she lives on benefits due to her disability. Please could you assist us in getting a debt relief order for this very vulnerable woman, and help her to overcome this traumatic time in her life.
K works for a company that has recently been placed in to receivership. The company has now been taken over and her job is safe at the moment however this has caused huge problems with her Universal Credit claim. She won't receive any help this month or next. She really needs a financial fresh start; she has a number of debts and her recent money problems have made it impossible for her to keep on top of these. A Debt Relief Order will help her get back on track.
S has struggled to manage her money since giving up work due to ill health. She has accrued council tax arrears and the local authority have instructed bailiffs to recover the debt. This is causing S acute stress and anxiety. Any help offered towards paying for a Debt Relief Order would be greatly appreciated.
This woman, her partner and her child have been living in a homeless hostel for a year. They have both been in care so lack any help from family and neither are able to work due to their poor mental health, therefore they are struggling to clear the last part of their rent arrears. They have worked really hard and cleared most of their arrears but still have £75 left. Once the arrears are paid, the family will be able to move out of the hostel and into their own accommodation.
G is a single man receiving Employment Support Allowance. He is having real difficulty meeting the costs of heating over this winter period. Your support would help him greatly as he is having to attend a food bank to receive support.
M is a 51-year-old single lady who suffers from osteoporosis, degenerative crumbling of the spine and sciatica and is therefore unable to work and is on benefits. She urgently needs to replace her orthopaedic mattress and is currently sleeping on the floor which is not helping her medical problems. As she is unable to work there is no spare money to replace the mattress and she is asking if you would be able to make a donation towards this much needed replacement.
S has been coming to Church on and off for a few years. He has been offered a free holiday, but needs the petrol to be able to attend. He is working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help and is currently unemployed.
This gentleman is in his late 50’s. He has not been able to find work since March 2018. He receives benefits but has fallen behind with bills and so now has many debts. This resulted in a recent visit by a bailiff. He cannot make the required payments and now he potentially faces losing his flat. In order to remove the stress caused by the debts he would need a Debt Relief Order and seeks help with the £90 fee. He is very grateful for any help you are able to give. Thank you
G had to have her elderly dog put to sleep due to ill health. The dog has been her companion over the past 12 years. G is disabled and has a disabled son and has limited income. Your donation would help to pay the vet fee.
T, who struggles with long term anxiety, is struggling to pay her winter fuel bills and other priority bills. A donation would really assist her to get back on her feet.
O has recently been burgled and she has no house insurance due to money issues. A donation through Acts 435 will help to replace the items that were stolen.
JB has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is JB could have a fresh start.
LG has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is LG could have a fresh start.
C has been homeless for the last 3 years. Mostly she is able to stay with her parents, but they both suffer from ill health and she often has to resort to staying with friends. A sexual assault a few years ago left her with mental health problems and she has since been involved in an abusive relationship. She receives Universal Credit but has large deductions leaving her little to live on. Support from Acts 435 would be a real help, and would give a boost to her confidence and self-esteem.
"I have been out of work for long time. I live alone and have lost 4 close members of my family over a short period of time. I suffer from depression and have been very ill after contracting Sepsis. This has impacted on my ability to manage my day to day life which has resulted in me getting behind with bills etc and I am now in debt. I have visited my local Citizens Advice Bureau for help, who have advised that a Debt Relief Order would be the best way forward, but I cannot afford the fee."
N is single and working with Citizens Advice to get his life back on track with the help of a debt relief order (DRO). N has had mental health problems for a number of years and is interacting with specialists to help with this- N has several large and numerous small debts and has also recently been evicted. N really needs a DRO to help make the new start he desperately needs. Thank you!
P is requesting help to buy school uniforms for her 2 children aged 5 years and 9 years old respectively. Her children have outgrown their current uniforms. P is waiting for an asylum decision and has no recourse to public funds and is not allowed to work, therefore financing new uniforms is difficult for her. P is receiving food through food bank. P would be grateful for your help.
WS has a bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol. He now has a support worker and each illness has it's own treatment plan. He is trying really hard to get better but doesn't have a cooker or kettle and therefore cannot make hot meals. His support worker has recommended that he improves his diet but he cannot afford to buy either item, as he has direct deductions taken from his benefits making it very difficult to budget. Your help would make a huge difference.
LF has been homeless for 6 months, he is estranged from his family and has no support around him, as he has chosen to move away from previous friends as they all took drugs. He is now trying to keep away from drugs and make a new start. He has been given a bedsit but has no cooking facilities, he has saved up and bought a kettle but doesn't have enough money to buy a hob. Your help would mean he would be able to cook hot meals.
One of our tenants has just moved out of our supported housing and into his own flat three weeks ago. He is really pleased with his flat, but it is in great need of carpets. On the income he receives it will not be possible for him to buy any for a couple of months until he has saved up, and in the meanwhile the bare floor looks horrible. If he could have some help towards setting up his new home that would be really wonderful.
G is a 28 year old asylum seeking woman who does not yet receive any support to live on. She loves to cook and wants to eventually cook for a living. She needs a microwave to practice preparing her cultural dishes. Please help her to get what she needs and this will also help her to manage her stress by doing something she loves.
C is unemployed and trying to provide for her family. J aged 9 would like to go on a school residential with the rest of his class, but the family cannot afford to send him. It would be wonderful to help this family and give J an opportunity that he would otherwise not have.
This client; P's cooker has broken down and due to her circumstance she can not afford to buy a replacement cooker. P is Carer for her son with learning disabilities and is unable to work. Currently, P is using a microwave to cook food or no cooking at all which is putting her under huge emotional strain sustaining her family. P volunteers for food bank as she loves helping others. Any donations towards buying a replacement cooker would be much appreciated. Many thanks.