Richard & Anja are clients of Christians Againsty Poverty and are now successfully in the 4th year of a 5 year debt repayment programme having got into difficulty when Richard's work as a self employed piano restorer struggled. Their daughter has a place at University and they have to find £350 up front costs for her accomodation. They have paid £150 but repairs to family car mean they can only manage £80 of the balance. Please can you help with the remaining £120 for this Christian family?
This client was referred to us by a Children's Services Practitioner. She has ME, fibromyalgia, and anxiety. She is sometimes exhausted and in pain. She has to pace herself even during periods of feeling well as doing too much causes a relapse. She has 4 children and struggles with day to day things like housework and cooking. Her washing machine barely works and she cannot keep on top of her washing. She is in receipt of income support and child related benefits so cannot afford to replace it.
N has suffered poor health since having her daughter nearly 2 years ago and is unable to get out without her wheelchair. Her husband is her carer as well as main carer for their daughter and as they are on a very low income have built up some debts but are now working with Christians Against Poverty. They would love to take their daughter on a day out but don't have any spare money. They would love to take her to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and to buy her some fresh clothes. Thank you so much.
C had to leave home through no fault of her own and was forced into homelessness. She now lives in a Young Women's refuge. She is not able to live independently and has no financial support. In order to continue her studies she needs supplies to help her through the next year of college. She needs shoes, a winter coat, some stationery and a bag for her books. She is studying a course in which she can show compassion and care. Can you help her to continue to do this despite her situation?
E has had to move and live with various family members in her short life and has ended up in a Young Women's refuge. She is moving on to study at college and needs help to purchase things that other children her age would take for granted. She needs jeans, a winter coat and shoes. She also faces a 4 mile walk to college unless she has the funds to catch the bus. She has no financial help and cannot rely on her family. Can you help her to start college in the right way?
this single mum manages her three boys and goes out to work. She is in low paid employment and has some needs which are difficult for her to meet. Currently two of the boys are sharing a bed and one of them sleeps with her. She really would like to get them all in their own beds and bedroom.
We have been working with this lovely young single parent family since the partner was removed from the household following domestic violence. This young single mum has been struggling to raise her two young children on very limited funds and has lived on a very tight budget to ensure that she has kept a roof over their heads very successfully, however she is unable to find the necessary funds to pay her electric and gas bill. Your help would be very much appreciated.
This single mum with 3 children has been the victim of horrific domestic abuse and has recently moved into the local area. She has somewhere to live but this is a totally unfurnished property and she has no cooker, carpets or curtains. Your help will enable this lady to make her house into a safe haven for her children.
This single mum has been the victim of horrific domestic abuse. She has been able to secure a property but desperately needs assistance to make this into a safe haven for her and her children. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
This single mum has been the victim of horrific domestic and has been relocated into the local area. She has secured a property but this is unfurnished and she has no carpets, curtains or cooker. Your assistance to help her turn this property into a safe haven for herself and her children would be greatly appreciated.
This lady is a single mum of two, one of which is a baby who was born prematurely. She is awaiting maternity allowance and is struggling to keep up with her bills so this request is for some money to put on her electric key card to help her manage in the meantime.
S is a single mother recovering from an operation, is a non-driver and is unable to walk her child to school. She works one day a week currently due to health issues and cannot afford the bus fare to ensure her child attends school regularly. Her child has not always had good school attendance and this financial hardship could cause her attendance to deteriorate. Assistance to buy a bus pass will remove this anxiety.
After moving into new accommodation following a marital breakdown, a mum's promise to furnish and decorate her children's bedroom may now be broken. She has saved hard for this over the last 12 months but has now had to use the money saved to purchase a new fridge-freezer. Making ends meet is a constant struggle, and support from Acts 435 to help her fulfill her promise would really make a difference.
We are supporting a mum with 4 children. She is a historical drug user and has had mental health issues but is currently clean and stable. She really struggles to stay on top of the home and recently everything has got on top of her. We have volunteers who are helping her declutter and get all the washing clean. However so that she can stay on top of this herself in future she has asked us to help her get a tumble dryer. We have a volunteer who has contributed the rest of the money needed.
J is a recovering alcoholic. She has recently moved home and has access to her two young sons on a weekend, however they are unable to stay over as she is struggling financially and has not got the funds to purchase 2 mattresses for their bed bases. J is doing fantastic with her recovery and would love to be able to have her sons over to stay. Please help with the cost towards two mattresses enabling J to spend quality time with her children.
Single mum of 4 children with a baby due any day, needs support to pay a school absence fine for her son, which relates to a period of time when he was not in her care. She has challenged the fine but has been told she still has to pay it. She is on a very low-income and cannot afford it. Any help towards this would be hugely appreciated.
Single unemployed dad caring for Josh, his15 year old son who has autism. The neighbours on either side of this little family are related and cross backwards and forwards to each other across the garden. This has distressed Josh to such a degree he now refuses to go into the garden. Previously he had enjoyed using his trampoline. Dad and Josh are willing to fence the garden in such a way that the top half can still be used as a thoroughfare thus not alienating theese neighbours.
single mum of three children. On low income. not able to work as helping to care for her terminally ill father. Needs a bedroom carpet for the childrens room.
Applicant is a single parent of 3 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. They hope to join a visit to London, costing £60 each, to include the Natural History museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is by return train to London, and underground there. These will be new experiences for the children, 2 of whom have health problems; partial sightedness and type 1 diabetes. Apart from family bonding, it is hoped the visit will improve schoolwork and relationships there.
Applicant is a single parent of 4 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. She recently lost her mother, who helped support the family. They hope to join a visit to London, to include the Natural History Museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is return train to London, and Tube there. These will be new experiences for the children, especially the eldest, with behaviour problems related to Asbergers. He in particular will love the Museum visit, but all the family will benefit.
Applicants have 4 children, dad is unable to work due to ill health, mum works full time. She is a volunteer with the Scouts, and the eldest child is now a trainee Young Leader with the Scouts; and is at College learning hairdressing. 2 of her siblings have followed her into the scout group. The whole family would like to join the trip, which will be an amazing experience for them all.
B. has been in a long suffering abusive relationship and moved back to London to escape the abuse. B. is not currently in receipt of benefits but in the process of applying. B. is expecting a baby and is being supported by a DV agency but has no baby clothing or essential baby items. A donation would help her greatly until she received s her benefits..
This young family lost everything in a house fire. They have just been given a new property after months of living in temporary accommodation. Your help to purchase a double bed would be much appreciated.
After losing everything in a house fire, this young family have just been rehoused. Your help to purchase beds for the children would be much appreciated.
This young family lost everything in a house fire. Your help to purchase bedding to make the children's bedrooms a safe and bright haven would be much appreciated.
'Jane' and her two young children had to move house quickly after abuse from neighbours, including damage to their home and intimidation in the school yard in front of the children. The summer holidays are always a difficult time with more meals to provide, so the move has come at a bad time financially. They really need a bit of extra help to afford carpets to make the new house feel like a home for them all and to help the children settle in after all the upheaval.