The applicant is applying for support on behalf of their 6 year old son who has a physical disability. The applicant would like to support their learning and give them access to a tablet they can use for education stimulation and also leisure. This would overall significantly improve the child's physical, mental well-being and development having access to more resources at home. The family are on a very low income and are not in a position to purchase these resources themselves.
C is a single mum to 3 children. She is struggling on a low income and is using the local Foodbank for food and basic necessities. She needs some help to pay her gas and electric as we head into colder weather. She is worried her children will be cold as she currently has no money to top up her meter. Your help would make a real difference and be such a lifeline at this time.
'K' has 3 children and is currently pregnant with number 4. She is in rent arrears and is also appealing an eviction. She needs some help to top up her gas and electric meter which she has no money for at the moment. She is getting help from the local foodbank.
Our client is a single mother, recently widowed and has a son with learning difficulties and autism. He requires 24-hour care and Mum is unable to work as a result of caring for him. Her son tends to fall out of bed in the middle of the night and Mum has asked for financial support towards a specialised bed with side rails. This gift would make such a difference to this family.
Ms G has recently been through a divorce, leaving her the sole parent for a two year old. She was eager to find work and moved out of the area in search of a job, but became isolated from friends and family and moved back to be near them, but was out of work. She is now pregnant and is struggling financially. They have never lived in an unfurnished property and have not had to worry about appliances. Their new property has no cooking facilities and a microwave is an essential item for Ms G and her son as warms his milk and cooks their food this way. Please could you help them buy a microwave?
This single dad gave up his job to look after his baby. Due to the resulting reduction in income his debts have become unmanageable and he is now working with Christians Against Poverty to deal with them. He has relinquished his car as the Hire Purchase and running costs were unaffordable. He now needs a sturdier pushchair as they are walking more, and he needs to buy jumpers and a warmer sleeping bag for the child as the weather turns and energy prices rise.
J is a single dad living in rented accommodation currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. He is looking after his partner who lives in her own property and he is her full time carer. Previously J's son was living with his Nan but he has moved back to J's house due to a variety of complex issues. He came with few clothes and J has no spare income to buy any. Please could you help this family cope with this unexpected change?
A single Mum is desperately trying to provide for her young children but is barely managing to keep food on the table and pay bills. She is devastated that she won’t be able to get them any birthday gifts for their birthdays which are only 2 days apart in November. It would mean the world to her to be able to have a little extra money so that the children will have something to open on the mornings of their birthdays.
CS is a single mother of four children. She has lived on a low income long term and has no money left after paying for essentials . Her cooker has broken and she cannot get any help from the Department of Work & Pensions or the local council. Her family are unable to support her financially and she does not have anywhere else to turn to. Your support in helping C buy a cooker would be so appreciated.
C has 3 children and is currently grieving the loss of her partner who was tragically killed. His death has severely affected her mental health. C's cooker has broken which is making things even more difficult for her and she is not able to provide meals for her children. The added stress of her broken cooker is a real burden and she would be grateful for any support to be able to purchase a new cooker. Many thanks.
A family we are working with are finding life very challenging. Mum has a child who has severe additional needs. We have arranged for some therapeutic support and it has been recommended that her daughter would really benefit from some specialised sensory equipment and light changing lamps. Would you be willing to contribute to these costly items which will be of huge benefit to this family?
Our client is a lovely Mum to three children. Her washing machine has broken and the children all need uniforms washed regularly. Mum is very stressed due to the difficulties and practicalities of not having a washing machine and not being able to replace it as she has a very limited income. A laundrette is very impractical and Mum is getting upset at the thought of the children not having clean uniform. Can you help?
This lovely family with two children find themselves having to move their children into a different school as the youngest child has disabilities which cannot be met by their current school. In order to get the children to school on time, the oldest child is also having to move. They struggle with a limited income and they need help to get new school uniform for them both. Please can you help?
Miss A fled domestic abuse with her children. After living in a refuge for some time they have moved to a new property, but they were unable to take any belongings with them. Miss A has spent a lot of the money she has saved on white goods and the move itself and currently has all the children's clothes in bags as they do not have any means to store the coat. They are unable to afford any furniture and this mother would love a wardrobe and chest of drawers for the children's belongings; please could you help?
T is a single mum to two children. She is living on a very low income and her 11-year-old son has been sleeping in the same bed as her as they cannot afford to buy him his own. A new bed will really help this family to get a good night's sleep and offer some independence to this growing boy.
L is a single mother to 2 children. Her and her ex-husband went into business together many years ago. Her ex-husband mismanaged the business, and then declared bankruptcy. As all debts attached to the business were also in L's name, she has been repaying them alone ever since. This leaves her with very little every month to feed her and her children. Furthermore, her Universal Credit has just been reduced, as well as her child maintenance payments from her ex-husband. Pls help L afford food this month.
This gentleman’s wife has died, leaving a 8 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. The couple had separated and now the father has sole charge of both children. He is living in temporary accommodation which has nothing furniture wise, not even saucepans, cutlery or crockery. He needs carpets urgently for the children’s bedroom. The room is very cold and he can’t afford the fuel to heat it. Carpeting will make a huge difference. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This single Mum of three is currently living on Universal Credit. Her three year old has severe eczema and needs special soft, anti scratch clothing. Mum does not have the extra funds in the budget to purchase good quality clothes to help her daughter's eczema, as they cost so much. Please would you help?
This single mother has a 2 year old and an 8 week old baby. Their fridge/freezer has broken and is leaking onto floor. She is receiving Universal Credit but has no other income and cannot afford to replace large appliances like this. Please could you help her?
M is currently in a refuge with her three children due to fleeing domestic abuse. M left with nothing and really needs some clothes for her children. M is currently being supported by her local foodbank. Any help you could give M to be able to get some clothes for her three children would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This single parent, with an 8 week old baby and a 2 year old child, is in need of a replacement tumble dryer. They had a donated one which broke down and has left the mum with huge amounts of clothes to dry in a small flat. A replacement dryer would save money on heating, save space and save the mum time and energy.
This young girl is working well with her counsellor and has opened up as to why she self-harms. She is a gentle child but has acute shyness and anxiety, so much so that she struggles to leave her Mum at the gate and this is causing her to not want to attend school. The counsellor would really like to work on helping her with her self-esteem, to be able to feel confident in herself. Can we help her to achieve this so her future becomes brighter? Thank you.
Through the help of his counsellor, this teenager is finding a way through an identity crisis. They are exploring the question of gender and need someone they can talk to as they seek to find their way, without being judged or upsetting the family, As the counselling has gone on, being able to associate with and talk through the situation is helping enormously. Can we help this teenager to resolve the crisis that is causing so much anxiety?
This mum of six has recently lost her job as a carer. Her husband was the main child carer and house-husband so has not been working. Both of them are now seeking work. Mum has always paid for her children to go on school trips but is unable to afford the upcoming residential trip for her 10 year old son. The school social worker has told me that this child would benefit from the trip so your help would be a real blessing.
Ms H is a single mother with 3 children. She has had to skip all the beds in the family due to an infestation of bed bugs. These have now been cleared. Ms H relies on Universal Credit to pay for food, gas and electric for the family. She used to work but she lost her job when everyone was working from home, therefore the children were not coming in. She was then offered 12 hour shifts but with being a single mum she couldn't take it up.
This client is a lone parent to a 1 year old and 3 year old. She is in receipt of a low income of Universal Credit and Child Benefit, which means that she has very little spare income every month after paying for essential costs. She does not have a washing machine which she so desperately needs as 2 very young children create a lot of washing daily basis. She struggles to do it all by hand and this is very costly at a launderette, so would really appreciate any help to buy a washing machine.
T is a single mum who has recently moved to the area following several months in a refuge. After settling her 5 year old into our church school the council sadly moved them from their temporary accommodation into more permanent housing a 30 minute train journey away. We would love to be able to help her with a rail pass as this is a taking a large toll on their finances.
We are supporting a mum who has been through a really difficult time and is struggling financially. She is a single parent of 2 young children and is finding it difficult to get out with only a single pushchair. Please could you help this family to be able to enjoy some time together outside?
This single mum is a Christians Against Poverty client in Wharfedale and Aireborough, and she is in need of a new vacuum cleaner. She is currently having to sweep the floors and carpets throughout the house to keep the house clean which is making things very difficult for her and the children. On her tight budget she cannot afford to buy a vacuum cleaner- please could you help?
G. has asthma and is unable to work. He lives with his wife and children in a one bedroom flat. He is struggling financially and has accrued fuel debts. His support workers are working alongside the family to bring stability, but would just like to clear this debt for them.
K has been working well with Christians Against Poverty for over a year - gradually paying off her debts. She and her 2 children have just been rehoused and this has led to changes in her expenses etc. It is her daughter's 13th birthday this week and she would like a tablet for her homework as the screen on her laptop has broken.
J is a single mother to 2 children. She has lots of crippling health issues including scoliosis, depression, anxiety, stressed bladder incontinence, and neuralgia. She is unable to work but was refused Personal Independence Payment (PIP) last year. PIP admitted that her refusal was a mistake, and informed her that her application would be reconsidered. Over 1 year later, PIP have still not come to a decision on her application. She is really struggling to support her children on such a low income. Please help J feed her kids.
Mr I is unemployed and he has a low income. He has 3 children- two in primary school and the youngest is only 1 year old. He is living in a highly stressful situation because he can't afford to provide the essentials for his family. He asked for some help to buy a pushchair for his baby, as the pushchair that he used to use has broken and he can't afford to buy a new one. I would really appreciate it if you could help him to reduce the stress. Many thanks.
A's daughter has had a sudden mental health breakdown and is not able to look after her children, which has meant that A now has the sudden responsibility for two young children for an unknown amount of time. A and her partner are both currently not working and live on state benefits and this money doesn't go very far. The children have come to her with little clothing and the urgent priority of feeding the family has had to come first with great difficulty.