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£120 needed for furniture for a child's bedroom

C had a leg amputated due to serious health issues when she nearly lost her life. She moved from private rented to Social Housing after an unexpected pregnancy and the birth of her first child. She has applied for Local Welfare Provision but, as the move was planned, they have declined her application. C would urgently like to furnish her child’s room.

City:
Oldham
Age:
37
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£25 needed for a washing machine

S is a single mum of four who has just been moved from temporary accommodation into a three bedroom house. This is great news! However, the floors are bare and she has no cooker, washing machine or wardrobes. She has been given money towards paint for the walls, but little else. S would really appreciate help with funds towards a washing machine. Her youngest child is just a year old and so you can imagine how quickly the washing builds up with four children. Please help with this if you are able. Thank you.

City:
Rayleigh
Age:
28
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£75 needed for a microwave with an oven

K is a single mum who has a five year old son with behavioural and learning difficulties. She has been housed in a privately rented flat but, unfortunately, the landlord(for the past two years) will not get the oven or cooker repaired. This limits how she feeds them both so a microwave with oven and grill options would help her to give them both a healthy balanced diet. K lives on her weekly Universal Credit payments and is trying to find work but, with her son's needs, it is not easy.

City:
New Cross
Age:
44
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 3 days

£110 needed for household bills and food

My client is in financial poverty that has been caused by a change in benefits, leaving the client and her five children with no money. We have given the family some food from our Foodbank and Community shop. She was very grateful, and over whelmed with the kindness. We would like to help this client further during this transition to allow her to pay her bills.

City:
Shildon
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 4 days

£100 needed for a Debt Relief Order

This single mum of five children is on her own after ending an abusive relationship through the courts, and has been struggling financially. They have found themselves facing hard times with bills piling up and have had to borrow money to pay them. This has led them further into debt and caused sleepless nights. They are trying hard to find a solution to pay off the debt and avoid late fees whilst still putting food on the table and keeping the house warm.

City:
OLDHAM
Age:
36
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 4 days

£135 needed for counselling

This young lad has been seeing a counsellor and has shown slight signs of improvement with his anger issues. Originally, he was displaying challenging behaviour, including refusing to follow simple instructions, and has attention difficulties and angry outbursts. Can we help him to progress further with some more sessions? Thank you.

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
8
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£110 needed for counselling

P had a miscarriage a number of years ago and is still struggling to come to terms with her loss as she had no support at the time. As a result, she has anxiety and worry about her two healthy children and is missing out on the joy of parenthood. She is seeking professional help to address her anxiety and fears resulting from the miscarriage, but cannot afford the fee. Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
43
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£135 needed for counselling

This young lad has been struggling in school, since the beginning of the Pandemic, with anxiety and depression. He has a need to be with adults for safety and struggles when he is not. His parents are concerned about his long-term mental state and they have asked for help. Can we get him the help he desperately needs? Thank you.

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
6
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£135 needed for counselling

D is a young lad who still needs support as he has not responded to his family or counsellor as yet. At the outset, he had severe behavioural issues, stemming from domestic abuse, and finds the slightest deviation from his routine devastating. He is unhappy and sleep-deprived, and says he has bad things going on in his head at night. Please can we help him with some more counselling sessions?

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
9
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£125 needed for Council Tax and phone credit

D works for Parks & Gardens and is behind in his Council Tax. This could get him into trouble at work, which is causing severe anxiety. His teenage son is living with him and is having problems at school. He has been referred to an Outside Education Unit for three months. The family is struggling financially and using a Foodbank. Under the supervision of Child Support Services, it is imperative that they have twenty four hour phone access, which is currently difficult, as the mobile contract is regularly in arrears.

City:
Brighton
Age:
51
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£130 needed for a bed and mattress for a three year old

B is a young lady with a very low household income of benefits only, and she is in a constant struggle to find enough money to buy food and pay for essential bills for herself and her three year old daughter. This request is for money towards a bed and mattress for B's little girl, as they are currently sharing a bed. Please help this little girl get something all children deserve, and donate towards her having her very first bed. Many thanks.

City:
Peterlee
Age:
24
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£45 needed for children's bedding

Our client is a single mum with some learning difficulties. She two young children, one of whom has being going through the diagnostic process for ADHD. She is a very caring mum who has access to some support but, despite this, her property has been so badly affected by bed bugs that she needs to replace the children’s beds and bedding. As she is on State benefits, only she cannot afford to do this. Any help would be extremely welcome. Thanks.

City:
Derby
Age:
33
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for a sofa bed

T has complex special needs and struggles to sleep in his bedroom, due to sensory issues. He has been sleeping on an old, ribbed sofa in his sitting room for the last year, and it has collapsed in the middle. We have sourced a second hand sofa with the same texture for £150. Can you help? It will really help his mam and two sisters to get their much needed rest if they know T is comfortable.

City:
Bishop Auckland
Age:
16
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£130 needed for a tumble drier

J has two young children and lives in a high rise Council block. She suffers from Agoraphobia and experiences great anxiety when she has to go out. Her Tumble drier has stopped working and there is nowhere practical to hang washing in the property. One of her children is currently attending a referral school for three months and this has added a further burden on the family budget, due to bus fares. Your support to purchase a new dryer would relieve so much pressure.

City:
Hove
Age:
31
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£140 needed for a baby's cot

S is a young mother to two children aged two years and four months. Mum struggles with mental health issues; however, she is engaging with the services and doing well. Currently, her four month old baby is sleeping in a carrycot, as her mum is unable to afford a proper cot for the child. Mum is also in great financial debt due to a history of child abuse afflicted on her. S is so passionate about the children's childhood and having a cot for the baby would mean so much to her. Can we help to get this item so desperately needed?

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
23
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£145 needed for a skip

I am looking to support a mum and her two children to obtain a skip. The family are moving to get away from their dad, who has been harassing and terrorising them. They have secured a house swap but need to get rid of some of their belongings. The Housing and Local Authority have said that they are not able to assist.

City:
Wrexham
Age:
12
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£100 needed for a cooker

This middle aged father was recently given custody of his seven year old son who has autism and previously lived with his mother. He is on a very low income and the child benefit has not yet been transferred so he is struggling. His cooker has only two rings working and a broken oven and grill. This amazing addition to the household, trying to get him into a special school and sort out benefits is a bit overwhelming. Providing a new cooker would make meals more affordable, healthier and less stressful.

City:
OLDHAM
Age:
59
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 10 days

£125 needed for two children's winter coats

T is a migrant and a lone parent with five children. Her husband walked out on her for another woman when she was expecting her fifth child who is now three years old. She is in need of winter jackets for three children. This request is for two children aged seventeen and sixteen. In their home of poverty, food is a priority and not clothing. Please help reduce child poverty and put smiles on the children's faces.

City:
London
Age:
38
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£50 needed for a winter jacket

T is a migrant and lone parent of five children. Her husband walked out on her to live with another woman when she was expecting her fifth child, now aged 3 years old. She needs a winter jacket for one child aged thirteen. Her jacket is bursting because it is too small for her. T comes to our weekly Food Bank. Help us reduce child poverty and give this child some joy

City:
London
Age:
38
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£60 needed for a school uniform

This is for a family who work really hard to keep their heads above water. Both adults work, as they want to model this to their children. They are struggling to cover the costs of all the bills, but just about managing; however, their child has had a growth spurt and they can’t afford to replace the outgrown school uniform. We would love to be able to help them with this, to avoid them getting into debt.

City:
Walsall
Age:
31
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£140 needed for train costs

This young lady is a single mother who has secured work on a zero hour contract with an immediate start. Having survived on a very low income for the last few months, she needs help to fund her transport costs to get to the employment for the first month. A monthly train ticket is £140.60 and she will be able to self finance her commute costs once she has received her first salary at the end of February.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
23
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£40 needed for family bus passes

This lady is mum to three young children. The family were placed in temporary Bed and Breakfast accommodation two months ago, having had to flee threats from her private rented Landlord. The family are staying in one room and struggling to make ends meet, due to only having a kettle and therefore having to buy hot food from cafes etc. Mum is trying to maintain some stability for the children by keeping them in their existing school, but this means that she is also incurring transport costs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
32
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£50 needed for a tall stairgate

A seven year old boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism, who is non-verbal, is climbing over the current normal height stairgate on his bedroom door in the middle of the night. His bedroom is by the stairs so he is in danger of falling down the stairs. A tall stair gate is needed to maintain his safety and help mum to sleep without being worried in the night.

City:
Wallasey
Age:
33
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£140 needed for a bed with a mattress

A maternal grandmother cares for her three grandchildren following their removal from their mum. This little girl has recently been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and has been through an emotionally difficult time. Her bed is broken and nan will struggle to replace it due to having only a minimum income. The child also needs the mattress replacing due to bed wetting. No headboard is needed as the child will bang her head on it.

City:
Halewood
Age:
66
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£50 needed for a handling belt

A three year old boy with additional needs will run off in the community as he has no awareness of danger. His mum suffers with severe Postnatal Depression and rarely leaves the house with her son. His father works full time and keeps losing jobs as he needs to go home to help mum out. To maintain child safety, enable mum to get out with the child and support of a volunteer, and improve her mental health, could you help to provide a handling belt?

City:
Wallasey
Age:
34
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£100 needed for a bed with a mattress

Please can you help this child to have a comfortable bed and mattress to sleep on as he is too big for the cot he currently has. Mum also has a three month old baby and needs this cot for the baby to sleep in. The family live in Supported Accommodation and have little resources. Having a toddler bed for the child will provide a proper place for both the toddler and his baby brother to sleep and help Mum with night time routines and sleeping for the children.

City:
Prescott
Age:
24
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£130 needed for two single mattresses

These are for a single mum who is moving home with her two daughters aged seven ande three. The family have been through significant trauma, and the girls' mattresses are very old and are triggering very traumatic memories for them at bedtime. We would like to purchase two new mattresses for these girls so that they can sleep well in their safe new home. We hope you can help!

City:
Wells
Age:
37
Category:
Children
Expires:
Monday, 7 February

£5 needed for Carpet & Fitting

M served a lengthy prison sentence and was released 18 months ago. Adjusting back into the community has been challenging but he's done very well and found himself a partner who is now pregnant. They have moved into a new flat together and have been decorating and preparing for life with a new baby. M would appreciate support to help them carpet the nursery, they've been quoted £130 for the carpet and fitting. Many thanks.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
40
Category:
Children
Expires:
Monday, 7 February

£150 needed for Fixing broken key in ignition of car

M is a grandmother of K who comes to stay with her each weekend. She relies on her car to transport K, but the key has recently snapped off in the ignition. This means she cannot currently use her car. She tried to get some one to come and fix it, but they will charge her around £200 to come An Acts 435 would help M afford to get her car fixed, so she can use it again. She also has a painful back for which she might need an operation, so it is difficult for her to walk or use other means of transport.

City:
Oxford
Age:
62
Category:
Children
Expires:
Monday, 7 February

£150 needed for clothes and shoes

N came to the Centre for advice regarding so many things. She'd just found out her husband hadn't been paying the rent and council tax but gambling the money away. She was beside herself didn't know what to do. She had to find the rent and to avoid bailiffs make an agreement. Ns son has grown out of his school shoes and has not winter coat or clothes. We can help with the debts but she really needs help with clothes for her son.

City:
Halifax
Age:
44
Category:
Children
Expires:
Monday, 7 February