H is a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client and mother of 6 children who is dependent on the use of her car, which has recently broken down. The car has been assessed and she now needs help with the funds for the parts and labour. The car is needed daily when her school aged children return to school but also to access her frequent diabetic clinic appointments and the supermarkets. H fled from domestic violence and now lives some distance from the children's school as her temporary accommodation was out of area.
L has just given birth to twins, she is an asylum seeker who currently gets £39 per week from the Home Office to live on. She has been given lots of things for the children and she has tried to save some money to buy other items but she cannot afford a double buggy. Please could you help her to buy a pram? She doesn't drive or have a car, so a pram will be essential. A double pram will mean she is able to take both babies out together on her own once they are older.
We are supporting a single mum with a 2 year old who has fled domestic violence and has been placed in temporary accommodation. The house has no washing machine and the landlord won't supply one. She is struggling with the launderette and the financial cost. This would really help and be something they can take with them when they are rehoused.
Miss L has 3 children, she is a single mum who previously worked full time. Her daughter has been admitted to hospital with kidney failure, and as she has to be with her full time Miss L has been unable to work and the family have no source of income. Her two sons have rapidly grown out of their clothing. Their grandmother is currently taking care of them, but she is on a low income herself. Please help in supplying a clothing voucher for them, whilst their mum takes care of their sister.
E has given birth and has lots of baby items in her home. However she has no storage for these items as she has just moved in. She has sourced a wardrobe, two chests of drawers and a storage chest at her local charity shop, who have agreed to deliver the items as the shop is currently closed to customers. They have agreed this amount for the items and delivery. E would be very grateful for any help offered towards the cost of these items.
M has just received her refugee status. Her son is in Year 6 at school and is having to work at home because of the lockdown. He does not have access to a computer and so is falling behind on his school work. M has found a computer shop which sells recycled laptops for £150. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The client has been referred to Lewisham foodbank by a Health Visiting team. Having spoken to her today she said there were many items that they needed but she would obviously be able to prioritise these if some finance is raised on her behalf. She was very unwell when we spoke as her son had coronavirus and the family were self isolating in difficult circumstances. She said thank you so much as she was not expecting anyone to be able to help them at the present time.
This little girl is having a tough time coping with anxiety. She struggles at home and school which in turn has impacted her ability to cope with just going to the park, something she used to love. Her parents are seeking professional help to enable their daughter to enjoy her childhood again. Can we open the door for a better future for this child? Thank you.