A single mother, on a limited income and with grown-up children living at home, needs a fridge/freezer to replace the one she has, which is no longer functioning. She can provide a certain amount of funding herself, but nowhere near enough to cover the cost.
M is a single mum with 3 children, the youngest of which is just 6 weeks old. Her benefits were reduced in August last year, and as a consequence she has built up multiple debts. These include large rent arrears, putting her tenancy at risk. She has been advised that her best option is a Debt Relief Order, but she cannot afford the fee. Help with this would be really appreciated and would give her the opportunity for a fresh start and would give her peace of mind, knowing her tenancy was secure.
C is struggling to buy a mattress for her son as she cannot afford a new one. He doesn't get a good night's sleep as he is sleeping on a broken mattress. They would very grateful for your help to replace this.
Z is a single father of two children under the age of 10. He is on a low income which does not allow him to save any money, he has no family or friends who could offer support, and the children need new beds which he is not able to afford.
JN has fled domestic violence. She has been living in a hostel but has now been given a new Council Tenancy, but sadly she has no furniture or possessions. She has manged to buy some second hand items but would like to be able to buy a new bed. Please could you help her to purchase one? She can get a single bed and mattress plus a duvet and cover for £120.00 including delivery. Thank you.
LD is a young person who has had to leave her family home after an altercation with her step-father. She has been offered a flat and is keen to try and make a go of living independently but she is struggling to furnish the flat. She has saved some of her benefits and has bought some second hand items, but she is struggling to buy a cooker and having to buy food that doesn't need cooking is quite expensive. Please help if you can. Thank you
JW is 34 years old and he has been homeless most of his adult life. He has now been given a tenancy but he has no benefits in place yet and it will be 5 weeks before his Universal Credit claim is complete. He has moved in and has been given a bed and a chair, but he has no cooker. Can you help him to buy a small electric oven and hob, so he can warm food? At the moment he is having to buy takeaways to have a hot meal and it's costing him too much, having his own cooker would be ideal.
This older lady is due to move into a new rental property with her mother. This property should suit their needs so much better, as it is on one floor and they will benefit from being part of a community dwelling. However this imminent move means that various new items of furniture and fittings are needed in a short space of time. Their current property has a gas cooker and they need an electric one in their new home. We would be very grateful for donations towards this.
A's family were made homeless in April when they were evicted because they were struggling to make rent payments. They have been living in emergency accommodation, but are now moving into an unfurnished council flat. A's wife is currently not able to work as she is looking after the children, and A is out of work because of mental health problems. Their income is therefore very low and is only covering food and toiletries, meaning they cannot save for any furniture. A bed would be a real help.
V is a single Mum with two small girls. She works part-time but got into debt due to a benefits mix-up and has never caught up again. She daren't open her post for fear of further bad news and is getting seriously unwell with the worry and concern for the children. She has sought help from Citizens Advice, who believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only way for V to get back on her feet again. V can't afford the fee and would be very grateful for help with this from Acts 435.
S is really struggling as her universal credit claim hasn't been sorted since before Christmas. The family are needing support from a foodbank and are seeking help from citizens advice. They need help with paying bills through this very difficult time.
R is a young mum of 4 and is struggling financially. MAST are working with the family but times are hard. Mum owes a large amount of money to the energy suppliers and they have now cut off the heating. Money is required to put the heating back on as Mum has a young baby.
A.L. was homeless last year, she moved into temporary accommodation and didn't realise that the gas meter was on a default tariff. She wrongly assumed that this gas bill would be about the same as it was at her previous address, but when her bill arrived it was much more than she had budgeted for. We have contacted the gas provider and they have agreed to reduce the total debt but she still needs to pay £120 towards the cost of the arrears.
My client, E has been struggling, but is getting on top of her debt, with the help of Christians Against Poverty. She is a young mum with with a baby and toddler. At a point when she has already been struggling with changes to her universal credit, her fridge has stopped working, after she had ordered a food delivery. She would be really grateful if you could help her replace her broken fridge as soon as possible. Thank you!
This lady has a long term health condition hence she is unable to work and she is on Universal Credit. She volunteers at a local Foodbank occasionally. Her fridge freezer is faulty and she desperately needs a replacement. She stores food that friends cook and bring for her, as she struggles to cook herself, but at present she can't have fresh food brought in for her due to not having a fridge. She is seeking assistance to purchase a fridge freezer to store her food and medicines.
B relocated to the UK from Cameroon, via a refugee camp, due to war in her home country. She has a 12-year-old son who is disabled, and is 30 weeks pregnant. Because of the trauma she has endured, she suffers from high levels of anxiety and depression which she is receiving support for. She has secured refugee status and her own accommodation. A pushchair and car seat combination will mean she can safely transport her child and baby to post-natal groups and activities.
D has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Following a lengthy admission to hospital under the mental health act, D has now been offered a local authority tenancy of his own for the first time ever. He has been supported to give him skills to live independently, however he is on benefits which only allow him to save very slowly to furnish his flat. He would really appreciate a bed to sleep on whilst he continues to save for other items.
J has a toddler and is pregnant at the moment. Her partner has left her alone and she is struggling to get everything sorted out before she has the baby. Her debt doesn't seem to be too high but she is so stressed and anxious. She is going to raise £40 toward the Debt Relief Order fee but without help for the rest of it she is going to be pushed into severe hardship and so it would be amazing if you could help her get out of this situation and into a fresh start and a new life without the stress. Thank you!
J.D has been supported to apply for his Universal Credit (UC) benefit payment. Due to his immigration status issue with the home office, he is not allowed to get advance payment and is now struggling to get basic needs. The UC claim requires six weeks to process, therefore he desperately needs our support to purchase food and clothing in the waiting period.
L, who is in her late sixties, is really struggling with finances. She is having to rely on a local foodbank and is currently having to sleep on a mattress on the floor. She has no money for bedding and is really in a desperate situation so any donations will be so greatly received.
An asylum seeking man in Leeds is getting some help from a refugee charity. He sometimes needs to sleep rough and would benefit from having a tent. In the summer, he has a chance to camp. If he can find a bargain, he will also buy camping items. This will help him to stay dry and get some sleep and reduce his stress.
This lovely lady is really keen to work with Christians Against Poverty in the long run to deal with her debts which resulted from mental ill health and relationship breakdown. She is really stuck in the short term to get to a place where she is in front with payments and able to make ends meet until the end of the month. It is her son's 1st Birthday next week and so a little help to get him something would be really appreciated and would be a big weight off her mind. Thank you.
LM's son has been newly diagnosed with autism and ADHD, he gets really boisterous and accidentally broke his bed by bouncing on it. He also wets the bed, so he really needs a new mattress too. LM is waiting for her new benefits to be paid, but at present she cannot afford to buy a new bed for her son, please could you help?
Miss O has been sofa surfing and staying with friends, but has just moved in to a unfurnished flat. She does work but is on a zero hours contact and there has been a quiet period recently, so she is struggling to buy everything she needs for her flat. This request is to appeal for £120 to purchase a reconditioned fridge freezer on her behalf.
M is not working and is in need of the use of foodbanks for food. Another issue is M's fridge has broken and he now has lost the storage of fresh foods and supplies such has milk etc. M is asking for £120 to help buy a new fridge/fridge-freezer. Any help towards that will be very much appreciated as any money he has is for bills and essentials.
L and her partner came to us for money advice. They had got into debt following family illness and then having to move from their family home and change of benefits. L has mental health issues and the debt problems make them worse. The family have tried to keep on top of their debts but have ended up borrowing money to pay debts and the cycle just keeps on going. Getting a debt relief order would stop the attachments to her benefits and take a weight of her shoulders.
R and his partner came to us for money advice. They'd got into debt following family illness, moving from their family home and change of benefits. R cares for his partner who has mental health issues and looks after their 4 children. He currently can't work but hopes to in the future to set a good example to his growing children. The family have tried to keep on top of their debts but have borrowed money to pay debts and the cycle just keeps on going. Getting a Debt Relied Order would help them move on.
"I have been struggling with mental health problems since I was a child and after a relationship breakdown this has become worse and I have had to finish work and as a result of this fallen into debt. I have applied for benefits but this has taken a while to sort out and I am now in a great deal of debt. With help from citizens advice I am trying to get back on track but need £90 for a debt relief order. If I could get help with this it will relieve some of the pressure/stress I feel."
This family and 2 young children arrived in Hull 18 months ago from a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing their home in Syria. The family home has been bombed and M’s father and 4 other relatives were all killed. M’s mother and sister are being housed near to them in Hull. They have no means at the moment of obtaining essential items of furniture required to build a new home. We are hoping to purchase a washer, beds and furniture.
V is currently not working as she is suffering from depression following her marriage breakdown and the death of a grandchild. Her only source of income is Universal Credit but she is losing 40% of this to deductions being taken for various debts. She badly needs a Debt Relief Order, which will reinstate her lost income and rid her of a number of problem debts. She feels that this could be a first step towards rebuilding her life.
J is a wheelchair bound disabled lady who was referred to our service by the local Council Tax enforcement team as she has substantial council tax arrears. They are really keen to help her sort our her debt problems because they know J needs help. Noah's Ark is a specialist Debt Relief Order (DRO) service and we use them to quickly help people like J get back on their feet. Any help in funding her DRO fee would be greatly appreciated.
S lives with her partner who is housebound due to a back condition and arthritis. They rely on a foodbank for support and S is looking for a job. They need support for essential bills and a new bed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.