Young mum with a teenage son, after having a past history of alcohol dependency is now in recovery and doing really well. She is working on her life style and finances so is down sizing. She is on benefits and has a move to a new flat with her son to have a complete fresh start, but she needs help with paying for a van to move.
Julie's daughter, who is 11, has been forced to change school due to bullying over her appearance. She has not been in school for 7 weeks, but now has a place at a new school. She is having counselling to help her deal with the issue. The family have also been in emergency temporary accommodation, but are due to move this week to a permanent home. The money requested would enable a new blazer and school skirt to be bought for her new school to help her fit in and have a fresh start.
M is a working single mum, with one son living with her. Her younger son (10) is living with his dad. The relationship has deteriorated, and M doesn't know where they are living and isn't being allowed regular access to son. She would like to establish regular visiting. In order to do this she is going to have to go through mediation- she has sought advice, but the initial consultation where they will work out whether she qualifies for legal aid is £100. This isn't manageable on her tight budget.
K has been in violent relationships. She is living in a women's halfway house with her two daughters, one of whom has ADHD. They have moved away from their school, church, and safe neighbourhood. K can't get onto the council housing list because of arrears in council tax, housing benefit and rent. To break out of this vicious circle she needs just £140 to clear her rent (the church will find the other £20). Thank you for your help.
This single mum of five children is sleeping on a single mattress as she has put her double bed in the boys room to accommodate two of her little boys. She is just managing on benefits and would like to return to work but as her three year old is autistic she is struggling to cope.
P is paying into the CAP budgeting scheme, however, he is short of the first month's instalment towards his bankruptcy fees. He is supporting his family of 3 children under 11 years old, one of which has special needs. His budgeting is going well but he just needs help with the first month's fee to get him going on his own.
C is a single mum, who has been forced into unaffordable private rented accommodation due to the lack of availability of council housing. As such she has been subjected to the benefit cap and has a Council Tax bill that she cannot afford to pay. She is studying as well as caring for her two children and this would release a huge amount of pressure on her.
This lady fled domestic violence from London; she accepted the first property offered to her and her son, the property had bed bugs and she lost the bed and furniture, and is struggling to obtain bedroom furniture for her young son. Would Acts 435 donors be kind enough to help her? This lady now has a new property which is a new beginning for this family.
This single Mum of 3 young children is asking for help to buy a mattress and bedding for her 2 year old child who has outgrown the cot and is needing to go into a bed. She has acquired a bed base but needs a mattress. She is in receipt of Income Support benefits but has no spare money to provide a mattress. Please can you help? Thank you.
This request is for a single mum with 5 children. The family are struggling to make ends meet and the need for a cot bed for the youngest is causing a lot of stress as mum doesn't know how to stretch the budget to cover this. As the youngest is now almost 6 months old and still in a Moses basket the need for the cot bed becomes more urgent. Any help towards this would be gratefully received and make life just a little bit easier for this mum.
A really lovely family at their wits end. Catastrophic health issues caused the loss of a job and their transport. They desperately need to buy new clothes and shoes for their fast growing family. They have so many needs but this would make such a difference to them.
This lone parent with four children has recently moved area due to suffering from anti-social behaviour from their neighbours. The children all have mattresses but they have no bed bases which is problematic as their bedroom floors are not carpeted. The client cannot afford to buy bases from her benefit income, so I am hoping that you may be able to assist.
L lives with her 3 year old daughter who attends nursery. She is in receipt of Income Support however this has been reduced due to an over payment which is causing great financial difficulty. L's daughter needs a new school uniform as she has outgrown her current one. L is finding it difficult to purchase this due to living on a low income. Please help this single mother with the cost of uniform and some shoes to ensure her daughter has a clean, smart uniform for school.
This mum of 3 young children arrived recently from France and is now an EU resident. She has managed to get some house hold items but is in desperate need of beds as they are all on the floor at the moment. She has no family here to help her and she speaks little English.
This single dad and his son who are both considered vulnerable are struggling with the cost of electricity due to the cost of Economy 7. Dad is on a limited income which he uses to support himself and his son as he is not in receipt of any other benefit to provide for the child. He is now down to £2 emergency and does not have the funds to top up his meter and is concerned that he and his son will not have electricity for tonight. We don't believe anyone should be left in the cold, Thank You.
Mum and Daughter have had to leave their family home due to mental and physical abuse. They managed to find a property which took ALL their money, and the property has been partly furnished through local furniture bank and freecycle. They still need a few items, bedding towels, toilet brush, a desk for her studies etc. What a huge blessing it would be at this sad difficult time for them both if you could help them to have a fresh start.
A lovely couple, new to the faith, are dealing valiantly with the pressures of a busy family life on a limited budget. Keeping their marriage healthy is one of the best ways for them to love both their children and themselves, but Christian counselling is expensive at £20 a session. The local church is able to pay for an initial consultation (£20) and 3 sessions. A donation from ACTS 435 could more than double the help this marriage could receive. Thank you.
P is requesting help to buy school uniforms for her 2 children aged 5 years and 9 years old respectively. Her children have outgrown their current uniforms. P is waiting for an asylum decision and has no recourse to public funds and is not allowed to work, therefore financing new uniforms is difficult for her. P is receiving food through food bank. P would be grateful for your help.
This young lady is just 14 and is in need of a new mattress and if possible a new bed frame due to her current one needing renewal. She is moving house with her family and making a fresh start and will need a new bed as her other one is no longer suitable.
C is unemployed and trying to provide for her family. J aged 9 would like to go on a school residential with the rest of his class, but the family cannot afford to send him. It would be wonderful to help this family and give J an opportunity that he would otherwise not have.
C is a young mum with one small child and she is now expecting twins. We'd like to help her with a washing machine but we will need also to cover delivery and installation.
JT's daughter has been sleeping with Mum, but she is now 16 months and it would be better for her to be in her own bed. Sadly JT has arrears on some of her priority bills so she has to pay those off first before she could buy a bed for her daughter. Her bedroom is quite small but she could fit a cot bed in the room and so we would like to ask for money to buy a cot bed and mattress plus some waterproof bedding.
L is a single mother to 7 children and is seeking help to obtain a debt relief order to make a fresh start. L is seeking help from professional counselors following years of abuse and as a result has built up several debts which are preventing her from focusing on her children fully. L is desperate for a new start and with your kind donations will be able to get the debt relief order she is so in need of. Thank you
This Mum separated from her partner in 2007 due to domestic violence. A court order granted in 2014 gave Dad access to their son, now aged 14 ,once a week. Sadly Dad often doesn't turn up for months at a time or is late. This is impacting their sons mental health, leading to OCD and trauma from the historic domestic issues. He is under children's community mental health. Mum, a part time NHS employee, feels she now needs to be brave and go back to court to review the contact arrangements for the sake of their son's mental health.
This 27 year old single mum of a two year old has just given birth to a baby girl. She does not have a pushchair and can't manage to go out until she gets one. She feels anxious as she wants to register her baby but the town is about 5 miles away. A double buggy would enable her to go out either walking or by bus. She has no support from a partner or parent but generally manages on her own. Your help would mean she could cope with everyday activities.
J lives with her three children aged 13, 6 and 4. She receives benefits and has no money to spare. Last year she moved out of her house for the council to make repairs. She has now moved back in and redecorated the areas where repairs have been done, but unfortunately her washing machine has started to leak and the temperature gauge on her cooker has broken. She has no spare money to repair or replace these items and any help you could afford would be greatly appreciated.
C and her partner and young child are really struggling financially and living in an unfit, privately rented property, with heating costing a fortune. They have just been issued a Section 21 notice to leave the property so have come in for advice on housing options. They are also expecting twins which has further added to their issues. At present they are renting a washing machine and ideally we would like to be able to purchase one for them.
A young lady is struggling to buy furniture after needing to move home. She has been through an eviction due to the benefit cap and has multiple debts including rent/council tax arrears. She is trying to change her life around after struggling with addiction. She has now secured accommodation and needs stability in order for her children to be returned to the family home. Please can Acts 435 help.
B is a mum of 2 young boys. She is currently working part time to support them but as she's in a privately rented house with a high rent, life is difficult ensuring bills are paid and children are fed, clothed and kept warm We would like to help her with her utilities.
M is a Mum of 3 children who desperately needs to go through a DRO to clear her £10,000 worth of debt. She has a suspended possession order on her rent arrears and is very keen to get a fresh start for her family, recently she ahs had to reduce her working hours due to childcare issues. Please do consider helping this lovely couple
S is a Father of 3 children and needs to clear his £17,000 worth of debt. His partner is also going through a DRO and this will stop any further action for the rent arrears and all his other debts. They are now sticking to a budget and really want to DRO 's to give them that fresh start they need as a family. Please consider helping this lovely family have a great 2019