Through previous counselling this young child is being helped with bullying at her new school. This, together with witnessing her brother self-harming has given her bouts of severe anxiety. In her previous school she was a popular child, but finds her current situation unbearable. If we can help her finish her treatment she will be stronger to cope with the obscene practice of bullying. Thank you.
Counselling for this woman is ongoing as she addresses her past. She had a very abusive partner which led to her children being placed into a foster home, however, progress is being made and further sessions are recommended to delve deeper into her traumatic past. Her goal through all of this is to have her children returned to her, and this goal is spurring her on with her counsellor.
This client is a lone parent to 2 children. The family had to flee from a very serious domestic violence situation and are receiving support from the Police. They have been moved into an unfurnished property but do not have any belongings with them. The client is employed in a low paid role as a community support worker and is in receipt of some Universal Credit to increase her income. She does not have enough excess income to furnish her property and they are currently living in hardship.
C is struggling to bring up a daughter on her own with a low income. She has previously had to take time off work to care for her daughter who was hospitalised due to illness. Her daughter has been identified by her teachers as being talented musically and they have encouraged her to study at GCSE. C cannot afford to buy the drum kit needed for her daughter to practice, instead her daughter practices on pots from the kitchen. Buying the drum kit will help her daughter build her future.
A came to the UK on a spousal visa but the relationship broke down and he has no right to remain in his own right and has no recourse to public funds (so he can get no benefits). He is trying to maintain contact with his son and has sporadic supervised access in a town that's 25 miles away. He has to buy a train ticket at just over £25 per visit. He has relied on the good will of friends so far but they can't help anymore, however he would love to still see his son. Please could you help with 3 tickets?
This client is a lone parent with 5 children, the eldest of whom suffers from learning difficulties. She receives benefits and struggles to meet all of her outgoings. Her home is sparsely furnished as she cannot afford to replace household items when they break. The household is quite cramped and, due to limited space, two of her children are sleeping on the sofa, which is affecting their wellbeing. Please can you contribute towards the cost of a set of bunk beds. Many thanks.
D is a single parent to 3 children and an 18 year old. She has significant issues with her finances and sought assistance from Christians Against Poverty. She requires assistance with raising her fee of £90 because her budget is very tight, she will already be making sacrifices in areas in order to maintain current payments to her creditors. She is unable to return to work to increase her disposable income as she has recently fallen pregnant.
Our society has been supporting a family who moved into the Chorley area some months ago from El Salvador. They have four girls and were blessed with the arrival of a baby boy 5 weeks ago. The family is really struggling financially, having to get by on the allowance of £5.50 per person per day. We have helped the family with food and clothing and are now asking for a donation to provide a cot and push chair for the new baby. It would be great if someone could help us with this situation.
Z has 4 children, she has fled a violent relationship and is now in temporary accommodation with her children. The house has some furniture but no fridge and Z cooks in batches, which she then freezes and defrosts throughout the month to feed the children. She has made an application for benefits but doesn't have any money yet. Please help this family if you can, being able to cook and eat as a family will make it feel more normal and safe, whilst they stay in this temporary accommodation.
This little boy needs your urgent help. He is a non-speaking child and he struggles with communicating and has extremely angry outbursts because of it. He cannot build friendships so is very isolated. His mother is seeking help to provide play therapy to help him express his feelings, and provide a way of communicating. Your help is needed to provide this therapy. Thank you.
This young lady has recently suffered a miscarriage. She is grieving the loss of her baby, and at the same time struggling to cope with her sister's pending delivery of her child. She is seeking urgent help as she has been left with very little self-worth and has low self-esteem. Can we help her soon? Thank you.
This young single mum has two small children under 5, one with severe autism. She is needing a laptop to help with the day to day running of her household. She is very much tied to the home. The family are in receipt of Universal Credit with only the use of her mobile in which to fulfil the Universal Credit requirements of updating her Universal Credit journal and to keep track of benefits. A laptop at home will ease the stress.
L lives with her 6 year old son and suffers debilitating back pain. She is now reliant on benefits as she lost her job at the start of lockdown. Her home is hard to heat due to poor insulation and high ceilings resulting in large electricity and gas bills which are deducted directly from her allowance. L is also paying off the costs of moving recently. She needs a warm coat for herself and her son who has outgrown everything and would be very grateful for any help.
H is a 37 year old single mum. Her partner has recently moved out, leaving her alone with a 10 week old baby and her four and ten year old. This also means a change in circumstances for her Universal Credit so she has to wait for the new award to be calculated. H has turned to the foodbank already but is really struggling. Please donate so H can afford to look after her young family until her Universal Credit is sorted out. Thank you.
This lovely mum and her children (ranging from toddler to young adult) have had to relocate to our town away from their wider family and community and they have come to us as they were struggling to access the benefits and other help that they so desperately need. We are working with them to make the applications. With winter on the way and benefits not yet in place this mum would really appreciate help buying some essential clothing items, shoes and winter uniform. Thank you.
This single mum with 8 year old has no oil in the tank at present. Mum is struggling with debts and has recently suffered a relationship breakdown. This family would be warmer and more settled with a fill of oil, and would be able to focus on normal life. Any help you could give would be really appreciated.
A is struggling financially and is having to cope with at least one of her children being in isolation at home because of the Coronavirus. Her television is broken and, especially at this time, it is hard for the children when they can't go out or meet up with friends. A can't afford to buy a new TV and it would be a great help if financial support could be found for her.
We really want to help this single mum aged 19. She was kicked out of her family home and ended up roaming the streets. During this time she met her boyfriend and subsequently gave birth to one child, now aged 2, and has another on the way. For a while she lived with the father's family and following that a hostel. She now has a permanent flat and has worked hard equipping it, but needs help to buy an electric cooker. Any help towards this would be wonderful and make her day.
A single mum aged 19 is working hard to equip a flat which she has been very fortunate to secure. The last two years have been extremely difficult, she was kicked out of her home, and spent some time on the streets and in a hostel. She has one child aged 2, and another due very soon. We have already supplied a tumble dryer and we are now hoping to provide and install an electric cooker. Any help towards installation costs would be really appreciated by her and us and enable her to relax a little before the new baby comes along.
C is an unemployed dad of a child with special educational needs. The family have been struggling with finances recently, especially since lockdown, and their landlord has just increased their rent. They have been struggling to put food on the table and to pay the bills. Their child has specific dietary requirements and mum has an eating disorder. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P is 76 years old. He has an 8 year old daughter living with him whilst his wife is overseas. P has received no help for bringing up his child and is currently awaiting the result of a child benefit claim. He now needs to buy essential clothing, school uniform and shoes for his daughter.
After living in this area near her father, the applicant cared for him until his death a few months ago. She now wants to move back to West Yorkshire with her three children to be close to other members of the family. With no other family here at all, she is finding life very lonely and is concerned for her mental health, and for the effect that this is having on her children. Any help you could give her with moving costs would be really appreciated.
A family in Northumberland are struggling with a build up of items in their garden. This has become unusable for their children. Dad is doing his best to do tip runs but along with working full time and helping look after 5 children, this is proving difficult. The family would be very grateful for a skip to help clear this away and create some outdoor space for the children to enjoy. The family are struggling financially as dad has a low paid job and 5 children to provide for.
J has been sofa surfing with her child (staying with various friends) after the end of her relationship, she now has a flat but no cooker. She had to leave all her belongings behind due to the situation with her ex-partner. She has applied for benefits but will not get any money for 5 weeks. She really needs a cooker so that her child can have hot meals, please help her if you can. Thank you.
We have a mum of 3 who has had a really challenging time. Her children would really benefit from having some fun during half term and we would love to apply for a bursary from the YMCA for the children to access their wonderful holiday club. We are also requesting help towards paying for transport to get the mum and children there and back each day. This family would really benefit from this service. Thank you.
I have a young mum who needs a fridge desperately. She has recently been housed in a social housing property. There is no money spare after furnishing it with essential items as they are on benefits. Her fridge is faulty. This would greatly benefit them as she would be able to buy fresh food, store and then cook healthy meals for herself and her 1 year old son. She is also is pregnant so healthy eating is a priority for this young mum. She also plans to breastfeed and will need to store her breast milk.
An urgent washing machine repair is needed by this mother, who is the sole carer for her two primary school aged children. It looks like it needs a new control circuit board. She was made redundant earlier in the year and having been unable to find new work is barely managing on basic state benefits, hence the request for help. She also asked for prayers for her and her family during this difficult period, as she is finding it really hard to cope on her own at home all day.
This young man has recently been troubled with mental health. He lives in a hostel but soon will get keys to an empty flat. His low paid job means he has little spare money, but is trying to plan for his 3 children, who will be staying at weekends. He needs a washing machine. His ex partner says he is very proud and won't reach out for help, so she is asking on his behalf because, she says, he is in a very bad situation and needs help.
This young mum is in a women's refuge with her 5 month old son having fled domestic violence during her pregnancy. She has no contact with her ex partner and wants a safe and happy life for her son. She is soon being given a home but has no belongings. A cooker would enable her to prepare healthy food as she starts to ween her baby. She wants to give him the best start in life and would be very grateful for help to achieve this.
This young mum is in a women's refuge along with her 5 month old son having fled domestic violence during her pregnancy. She has no contact with her ex partner and wants a safe and happy life for her son. She is soon to be given a home but has no belongings. A fridge/freezer would enable her to budget by batch cooking and freezing healthy meals for her baby, and to keep his milk and food cool. She wants to give him the best start in life and would be very grateful for help to achieve this.
The family, who has no status, with young children, requests if they can get some financial help as they have to buy their children's clothes, and shoes in relation to their school. They are not allowed to work and have not family support network. They believe that the support will help them to have their needs met and worries/stress. reduced and will make our children happy.
Cheryl is a very young parent who despite a difficult childhood/teens has got herself on the straight and narrow and is now in a steady relationship with someone. She has two young children (5 & 2) and lives in rented Council accommodation. She is on benefit and her partner is trying really hard to get work but can only find intermittent agency work. Their vac has just broken and they have no spare money to buy a replacement. Please can you help? It would be really appreciated.