We met a young chap a few months ago who had been on and off rough sleeping for a long time - we put him in emergency accommodation and since then we have managed to rehouse him in secure accommodation. We have helped him with his status application, he was a heroin user, we have helped him get back on his script and come away from heroin. In the meantime he has been quite down with nothing to do as he has no benefits. We want to buy him a TV to bless him as this will be a huge benefit to him.
We have been supporting a gentleman from Slovakia who has been immensely involved as a victim of human trafficking and exploitation since he came to the UK 10 years ago. We have helped him to come out of this lifestyle by putting things in place. He currently lives in a dingy flat with no internet or television. He has recently been tested positive for Covid-19 so is isolating. We want to purchase him a TV to help him get through this period of self isolation.
Our client is a vulnerable lady who we have been helping, we have helped her to get back on her feet, she now has settled status and has starting earning benefits. We have moved her out of temporary accommodation and she now has her own flat for the first time in a very long time since being in the UK. There were no carpets in the flat - we have put some carpets in the lounge and bedroom - but the stairs were steep and needed doing badly. Our client needs support to pay for this work.
M is a single mum of one child, she has been living with friend since she got her status. Now she has been placed in a temporary accommodation which is missing some furniture. She is receiving benefits and will not be able to afford the cost of the furniture. Many thanks for your help in advance.
H has spent a long time living in hostels. She has suffered from depression and anxiety. Recently she managed to make the leap from hostels to independent living by getting a flat for herself. The flat was unfurnished, and being on employment support allowance she has found it difficult to get white goods, especially since she ended up in hospital for an emergency operation. She has scrimped and saved for a number of items, but a washing machine would complete her flat and she can't afford that.
G has fled a violent relationship, along with her children. She has a new baby and has been living with supportive family members until now, but is looking to move out and continue with her life, building a bond with her son in the comfort of her own home. She is in need of basic necessities, particularly a cooker so that she can cook for her family. She is looking forward to the chance of starting again, free from domestic violence, and a cooker would really help with that.
N has fled domestic violence, and has been staying in a temporary hostel with her baby. She is now moving into her own accommodation but has no furniture or white goods. She is being supported in her new accommodation, but some white goods would really help her to make a new start and be able to look after her baby.
L has been homeless for a while and suffers from mental health issues. He is being supported into his own accommodation, and we have provided a starter pack of household essentials and bedding, but his flat is unfurnished and he has very few possessions. A washing machine and fridge/freezer would really help him to rebuild his life and get into a healthy daily routine, meaning he can look after himself and his property well.
K has 3 children and receives Universal Credit. She is pleased to have finally moved into a council property after several years on the waiting list. However, some of the kitchen appliances in her previous property were part of the rental so she wasn’t able to bring them with her. The cost of the move has been more than expected and left her unable to afford to replace them. Her most urgent need is for a gas cooker so that she can cook properly for her family and she would be very grateful for help with the cost.
D sadly lost her husband due to Covid-19 just before Christmas. She is struggling with debt which has been made worse by subsequent changes to her benefits. She has moved into a smaller flat to try to reduce her living costs and she is seeking help with her debts from Citizens Advice. She is struggling to cover food and utility costs and has no credit on her phone so is unable to make outgoing calls. She has no family support and is feeling very isolated. Help with these costs would be much appreciated.
A is a young man who has been living in a property without a cooker for more than 2 years. He has had poor mental health for many years and is unable to work. A is currently reliant on fried and microwaved food, which has a detrimental effect on his budgeting. He would love to be able to make simple, home cooked meals, and when I spoke to him he was so grateful that people might be willing to give so that he could improve his quality of life.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she is not in a position to pay for extras. She has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for the installation of a new gas cooker.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she cannot cope with extra expenses. She also has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for a reconditioned gas cooker.
D has lived all his life with his father who sadly died last year. Since losing his dad, D has struggled to cope financially. As a result, he has fallen into debt. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty to address his debt but is unable to cover the £90 fee required for the Debt Relief Order. It would be so good if we could help him meet this cost and enable him to move forward in sorting out his debt.
E has fled a violent relationship, she is being supported by a refuge and she is safe but she has lots of debts from loans taken out in her name by her previous partner. He spent the money and E didn't realise that there were loans in her name until she tried to get a flat recently. She was so shocked and is now being helped by Citizens Advice. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order but she will need to pay the £90 fee. As she is just on benefits she is struggling to get the £90 together, could you help her?
S was furloughed and lost his employment in January 2021, he has previously suffered a stroke and has weakness down one side of his body. Universal Credit included his last wage within the assessment period which nulled his entitlement to Universal Credit on the 6th March. He had to cancel all direct debits and has now fallen behind on his rent and council tax and this is affecting his health. He has always kept up to his bills until this happened. Please help him with these arrears, thank you.
T has been in the UK for 4 years, she has worked full time and never claimed benefits. She became ill with Covid-19 and had to stop work, she is still not well and is struggling to manage. During this time she was unable to pay her rent and although her landlord knows the situation she is under pressure to pay or move out. T cannot cope with the stress on top of being ill and so we are asking if you can help her to pay off this debt and then hopefully she can get well and back to working? Thank you.
S cannot work due to ill health. Her Citizens Advice worker has suggested she proceed with a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. S has direct deductions from her Universal Credit which are causing her to struggle with her monthly living costs for her and her children. She has rent arrears amongst other priority and non priority debts. She is not in a position to pay for the £90 Debt Relief Order fee due to the deductions from her Universal Credit, so I advised her that I could make a request to see if you could help her. Thank you.
D took his bike to a pawn shop 10 months ago on an extended ticket. He has extended it four times since. Now lockdown has lifted the pawnbroker has pulled it out and put it up for sale for £138.90. This bike was put together for D and paid for by his sister. It is a one-off. D needs it for his mobility. He has had pneumonia 5 times and has a collapsed left lung with scar tissue. He is also waiting for 2 knee operations. He can walk but gets painful like pins and needles. He is on Universal Credit and is a Christians Against Poverty client.
S moved into her own flat 3 months ago and gave birth to her daughter shortly after. She Is being supported by a local family welfare organisation to build up her confidence and parenting skills. She receives Universal Credit but is struggling financially and only just managing to cover her everyday living costs. She has managed to get together most of the things she needs for her flat, but doesn’t have a cooker. She is managing with a microwave but would really appreciate help to buy a cooker so that she can start to cook properly.
B has recently moved into a flat following a 6 month prison sentence. He suffers with anxiety and struggles to get about because of blood clots in his legs. He has applied for Universal Credit but expects to have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks for his first payment. He has run out of money, has very little food left and doesn’t have any gas so has no heating or hot water. He would be very grateful for help with his food and energy costs and also to buy curtains for his bedroom to give a little privacy and help him sleep.
HK and her family are refugees who are experiencing a period of financial hardship and require your support in buying food. They have been given food parcels in the past, however these have not contained items that are suited to their dietary requirements. As such, the family require £70 in order to purchase food themselves. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
MH is a single mum refugee who moved to an unfurnished new property at the end of last year. She is facing financial difficulties and struggles to meet her needs and those of her child. She needs help to be able to purchase some essential household items. Any support would be much appreciated.
L is a single mother to a 9 month old baby girl. L suffers with severe mental health which has prevented her from keeping on top of her bills. She lives in a one bedroom flat with her daughter and is desperate to move but unfortunately her debts are holding her back. Please help L become debt-free and give her the fresh start she hopes and wishes for.
E arrived in the UK 6 months ago from his home country Eritrea to seek asylum. He has applied to study at Leeds City College so that he can improve his English. So that he can study at the college, he needs to purchase a laptop. As an asylum seeker, he is living on asylum support payments of £37 per week and so can't afford to buy this for himself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
Mr F has been previously street homeless and he has moved into an unfurnished property. He has dizzy spells due to his mental ill health. From this he has fallen and banged his head in the past. Having carpet will lower his anxieties that if he falls he is less likely to hurt himself. Mr F has only recently gone onto universal credit. He is slowly getting used to a monthly income. He has also debts he is paying back and he is getting help from his social worker.
CF fled her family as there were threats of violence and she felt unsafe in her home country. She had to borrow money in order to make the trip and she has now gotten in debt by paying off this loan rather than her bills. She cannot work at the moment due to anxiety. She didn't realise how much of a mess her finances were in until she spoke to Citizens Advice, they advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order but this costs £90 which she doesn't have. Please help her to have a fresh start - thank you.
DL was working and was able to pay his bills, and he has a mobile phone with O2. He lost his job before Christmas due to Covid and has been struggling to pay his bills from his benefits. He has fallen behind with his mobile phone payments, but he needs this to be able to keep in touch with DWP and also to apply for jobs online. They are asking him to clear £150 off this bill in order to maintain the service to his phone and he is desperate for help to do this. Please help if you can. Thank you.
C is a young man with learning difficulties. He has lived with his mum who has cared for him and has supported him to the point of independence. He has recently moved into his first property but, due to family debts from a previous relationship, C's mum can't afford to buy a fridge freezer for his new property. C has almost everything else he needs just no way to safely store his food. Please help to provide a fridge freezer for someone in need.
J has been unfortunate in seeking work opportunities during the pandemic and has returned to live with his parents. Prior to this he built up debts while unemployed, and his parents can't afford to help him repay the debts while they are also providing him with accommodation. After discussing his options with Citizens Advice, J accepts that a Debt Relief Order is the only way forward, and he would be very grateful for help with the fee.
A's wife and children have recently come to join him in the UK. They are currently waiting for his wife's National Insurance number to come through before they can receive any benefits. This means that they are destitute, with no income at all. They are unable to afford food and bills and are having to rely on friends. Any support with these costs would be greatly appreciated.
K arrived in the UK 6 months ago from his home country Eritrea to seek asylum. He has applied to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) so that he can improve his English. So that he can study, he needs to purchase a laptop. As an asylum seeker, he is living on asylum support payments of £37 per week and so can't afford to buy this for himself. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
S and her partner have 2 young children and are receiving parenting support from a local family welfare organisation. They receive Universal Credit but are really struggling financially. Their 2 year old daughter has outgrown her cot and is in need of a bed but there is no way they can afford it. They would be really grateful for help to purchase a bed, bedding and toddler bed-guard for her so that she can be comfortable and safe in bed.
12 months ago, C had a good job in engineering and life was going well. Then Covid-19 hit, and by October he was unemployed and struggling with debt. He is doing all he can to get back into work but, so far, without success. He is now receiving Universal Credit and has managed to negotiate reduced payments with his creditors, but has council tax arrears for last year which he is unable to meet. He is reluctant to ask, but help to pay off his council tax debt would be a real blessing and would be a great weight off his mind.
E split from his partner 12 months ago and has been a single parent to his 2 children ever since. The break-up left him with mental health problems and he has been off work for much of the past year, unable to cope with his job. He receives sick pay which he uses to cover his rent, and also a small amount in Universal Credit but he still struggles to cover his living costs. This month has been especially difficult and he has over 2 weeks to his next payment. He would really appreciate help with food and fuel costs to tide him over till then.
G is currently in temporary accommodation following a period in prison. He has submitted a claim for Universal Credit but has now been waiting several weeks to receive his first payment. He has had problems with drugs in the past but is now clean and determined to get his life back on track. He has no money left for food, gas and electricity. He also has regular appointments which he is expected to keep but doesn’t have the fare to get there. He would be so grateful for help with these costs while he waits for his benefits to come through.
J has really struggled since coming out of prison and sometimes, it all gets too much, and he feels he was better off inside. He receives Universal Credit but has large deductions and struggles to manage on the amount he has left to spend each month. Besides his usual living costs, he has appointments which he must attend, and without credit on his phone he has difficulty keeping in touch with support workers. This month has been especially difficult and help with food, energy costs, bus fares and phone credit, would be much appreciated.
This young man has been granted asylum due to the dangerous conditions in Sudan. He is now rehoused and is getting his home together with the help of a local church. He is managing every day living costs on his benefits and is actively seeking work and also a college course. He has no carpets or rugs to cover the floor boards in his living room. Your help would be a great blessing for him as he integrates into a new life.
CB lives in supported accommodation, his rent is paid by his benefits but the service charge of £50.00 has to be paid by CB. He has deductions out of his benefits which are causing him hardship and he is in arrears. He cannot pay these arrears and is so stressed by the situation as this has put his tenancy in jeopardy. We have spoken to DWP and the landlord and have come up with a plan to help him from now but he really needs £175.46 to pay off these arrears. Can you help towards that total amount?
N is an extremely vulnerable adult who is currently in recovery from substance misuse. N has recently left prison and is desperate to start again putting her past mistakes behind her. A barrier is her debt problems as she can't keep on top of payments and she is worried she could slip back into old habits due to the stress this is causing her. Please help N become debt free and the chance to start a fresh.
C is a single parent to 3 children, and she is losing a lot of her benefits due to debts being deducted before she is paid. This is leaving C in severe hardship and she is struggling to make ends meet. She is having to use food banks to feed her family and this is having a huge impact on her mental health as she feels she is failing. Please help C become debt free and start afresh.
RW has been released from prison but all his belongings have been disposed of including his clothes and shoes. He had arranged for them to be stored but now he literally has nothing. He knows that he needs to take responsibility for his actions and has come out of prison with a different attitude, he wants to improve his life and stay away from trouble but this has set him back. Please help him to make a fresh start, so he can buy underwear, clothes, a coat and shoes. Thank you.
This lady is being forced out of the family home by her abusive ex-husband. He is violent and is refusing to allow her to take anything with her and she is distraught. Her divorce solicitor has been unhelpful. She has found a flat to rent but as she works a zero hour low paid job and so she will struggle to meet the rent and daily living costs. We have managed to get beds for her and her two year old son and the landlord has provided a cooker and fridge. She needs a washing machine as a priority.
Mr A is working as a volunteer in several places. He is an asylum seeker with very limited money. He can't afford to get a bus every time he needs to travel. He asked for support to enable him to buy a bicycle so that he can go to any place easily. He would so appreciate the support. Many thanks.
Mr I has recently received Leave To Remain. He has 3 children and the name of one of them was written incorrectly on the documents. The papers were sent back so he needs to have it corrected in order to fully receive the Leave to Remain for his daughter. The cost of the correction is very high, so he can't afford it. He would so appreciate it if he could get this support.
L is 45 and has spent much of his adult life in prison. Through engaging with Junction 42 and the work of the Holy Spirit, L is experiencing the removal of those things in his life that caused his delusion of separation from God. He is now beginning to understand who he was created to be and how he his called to live in a relationship with his creator. He is currently living in a a hostel but we have found him a small bedsit that would be the first ever place of his own. He needs to find £100 deposit to secure this new accommodation.
A single gentlemen who has had an incredibly hard life has a new opportunity in a new flat for a fresh start but he is moving in without any furniture, white goods or cooking facilities. Our Church is working with him closely and is helping to source the right items that he needs. Any gifts that you can give would make a huge difference. Thank you so much for your generosity.
S lives with her daughter in a damp and mouldy Incommunities property. S is on Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Income Support. She is in debt for her water bill and Council Tax. Christians Against Poverty has just started to help her but her financial situation in the short term is poor. They are living on tins of spaghetti hoops, peas, baked beans that they get from Asda or Morrisons. Although they have the means to cook they don't have much to cook! £150 will buy food for about 3 weeks. Thank you.
S suffers from anxiety and insomnia for which he takes medication. He used to be a landscape gardener before the pandemic and hopes to be again. He is in debt and is getting help from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Debt collectors and demanding letters are worrying him a lot. CAP has advised him to apply for insolvency - he needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. This will get him out of debt, give him a fresh start and take pressure off him. He is particularly worried at the moment because his grandad and best friend are in hospital.
J is a softly spoken young man who was helped last year by the charity when he needed a laptop. When I spoke to him today he said the laptop had made communication so much easier. J didn't know he had to pay council tax when he was in temporary accommodation and has ended up with a debt he cannot pay. His support worker explains that J engages well with outside services and works hard to improve his mental health and employability. Please can you help J clear this debt?
S lives with his father and is his carer. He was receiving Universal Credit but found a part time job and, thinking he was no longer entitled to it, cancelled his benefits. This has led to him being unable to keep up with his bills and he has fallen into debt. He is now getting help to re-apply for the benefits he is entitled to, and to get back in control of his finances. He is in arrears with his rent and needs to pay off £150 to enable a repayment plan to be set up for him. He cannot pay this himself and would appreciate your help.
T is a 19 year old vulnerable girl who has been rehoused with a social landlord. Due to events in her childhood she suffers with anxiety but manages well and is really keen to live independently. She has been supported in finding reconditioned electrical goods but is struggling to find a bed and mattress, currently sleeping on a blow up bed. She is wanting to find work but because of Covid-19 it's taking her a long time to secure work and it will take so long to save. Please can you help?
J is a single mum with 3 young children. She receives Universal Credit and is struggling with debt. She is desperate to move home after suffering abuse and violence from a former partner but is not eligible due to having large rent arrears. Her family support worker is advising her and helping her to apply for a debt relief order, but she cannot afford the fee. She would be so grateful for help with this as it will enable her to make a fresh start in a new home and move forward with her life.
Mr I is asylum with very limited money and no support. He couldn't afford to take public transport every day to travel as he lives far away. He has to walk for a long distance to get what he wants. He will be grateful to get a support which enables him to travel easily. Many thanks.