A couple who have 5 children, from 6 months to 15 years old, have had both their washing machine and dishwasher break down. They have replaced the washing machine but would appreciate help towards a dishwasher. As you can imagine keeping 5 children fed, clothed, educated and entertained requires quite an effort, without having to wash dishes by hand. Your help towards this would really be appreciated.
A big sister and her partner have taken on caring for and raising three of her younger siblings. They currently live in a small house with no space for airers and their tumble dryer has just broken! Please could you help make life during lockdown easier for this family?
A young isolated mum with three small children has had a traumatic upbringing and is trying to make it on her own. She currently lives in a small house and her tumble dryer has just broken. Can you help make her life a little easier in this very practical way?
This single Mum, who has struggled with clutter and mess, has found the motivation in lockdown to get on top of her home and is in need of £150 for a skip to get rid of the things she has ‘sorted’. She hopes in turn that this will mean a closure to the support she has needed from social care.
C has had to move out of his home due to domestic violence. After a spell of sleeping rough he has been rehoused by a housing association into an unfurnished flat. With help from the local residents' association he has managed to obtain some furniture, but needs money to pay for carpets for the flat. As he has two children aged 9 months and 2 and a half years who stay with him at weekends, C would like to be able to provide a safe and pleasant environment for them. Please help in any way that you can.
A 26 year old mother and father living in Leeds with 3 children are part of Meeting Point at Christ Church Armley. The father's work has been affected by Covid-19, but he can still use a car for work and transporting his family. The three children have all grown out of their carseats. Please help them when their savings are depleted to have what they need to keep their children safe.
E has just moved into his first home, having been homeless for many years. His current phone is unreliable making it difficult for support workers to contact him; maintaining contact with those supporting him is very important to a successful transition. A reliable mobile phone will also enable him to stay in touch regularly with his young son. Being on low income, he is unable to make such a purchase himself.
P, a single mother with 4 young children, suffers from postnatal depression and psychosis. Covid-19 has exacerbated her mental health issues. A victim of domestic abuse, her partner left her with huge debts ??“ she is unable to pay her rent and has bailiffs knocking on her door with debts accumulated in her ex’s name. P is too frightened to leave the house and is very isolated. The children have a basic food allowance but are unable to access any education online. A computer would change their lives.
This woman is feeling guilt over her son who was being sexually abused by his father. These indications have been discovered through a play therapist. She did not realise this was actually happening. On realising there is no easy answer, this woman is seeking help to find a way through the current situation, and is so anxious she is seeking professional help, as she knows it is required.
This client is a lone parent to 2 children aged 6 and 4 years old. The client is on a low income, in receipt of Child Tax Credit, Income Support and Child Benefit. The mum has been diagnosed with depression and her 4 year old has speech and language issues and is being assessed for ADHD and ASD and must be supervised constantly to remain safe. The family only have one double bed which they are all sleeping in which is not fit for purpose, mum can't afford to buy beds on her limited income.
H came to the UK to escape extreme violence in her community in Uganda. She is preparing an application to stay but currently has no support. H is living with a friend who was helping with food and essentials but since the pandemic the whole household is running out of supplies. H needs to replace her small fridge so that the little food she gets can be preserved. She would also love credit to call her children in Uganda who she was forced to leave behind when she fled here.
S has recently given birth at the same time as the country went into lockdown due to Covid-19. She took up the offer of accommodation for her and the child and has had to move in without a cooker and other items. As she is currently on maternity allowance this does not enable her to purchase a cooker herself. Please can you help?
This single mum works part time but she also receives some benefits as her wages are so low. She has a small child who now keeps climbing out of their cot as they are too big for it. She is really in need of a single bed with a bed guard, but she has no one else she can ask for help and she can't afford it. She can buy the bedding herself but that’s all. She would be so grateful for your help.
Single mum who has now just left a relationship that was abusive and is waiting for her ex partner to be sentenced again. She is working with an independent domestic violence advocate who is in regular contact with me and was advised by her that we may be able to help with a washing machine. Her machine has broken down, and she is having to take washing around to her family, which is not ideal in the current circumstances especially. We're hoping to get a washing machine for her, if you can help- thank you.
L had been receiving food parcels for her family during lockdown but realised during a discussion she was in debt and had always struggled to provide for them. L's partner had manipulated her and used her identity to get lots of debts - she was still trying to sort them out. Getting a debt relief order would free this anxious mum of the debt and give her a fresh start to provide for her family. Please can you help?
Ms C will be a single mum in July. She had to finish work much earlier than expected (in March 2020) due to having to shield because of Covid 19. This has meant that she has experienced a loss of income that she was going to put towards baby items. She didn’t qualify for the government furlough scheme so was forced onto benefits. She is struggling making ends meet since March and is now struggling to buy essential items for new baby due in July. She requires a cot and bedding, and would be very grateful for you help.