N is a single parent, on benefits, with 2 young children, one of whom has special needs. She has recently moved house and had to get rid of her old sofa as it was ripped. She would love a replacement so that she and the children can sit down together, but would need help to afford this.
B relocated to the UK from Cameroon, via a refugee camp, due to war in her home country. She has a 12-year-old son who is disabled, and is 30 weeks pregnant. Because of the trauma she has endured, she suffers from high levels of anxiety and depression which she is receiving support for. She has secured refugee status and her own accommodation. A pushchair and car seat combination will mean she can safely transport her child and baby to post-natal groups and activities.
This young mother is having to move house because of extreme behaviour by males riding motorbikes and driving cars erratically in a very build up area, where front doors exit straight onto the street. There is also a drug problem in that area. She is in fear of her children's safety and has been fortunate to locate accommodation in a quieter area. A quotation for the removal is £150, and she is endeavouring to save what she can to make up the full amount.
This young family of five have been in and out of sheltered accommodation. They are now housed and have had some help from donations of other items, but they need a washing machine desperately.
This mum has found herself in financial difficulties following the sudden death of her husband. She and their two children are heartbroken by their loss, and are facing the additional worry of being unable to meet the costs of funeral expenses as well as keep up with everyday bills. Contributions towards these costs would be greatly appreciated at this difficult time.
K is a single mum to a two year old and is pregnant with her second child. Despite her difficult circumstances she is managing to continue with her schooling and to look after herself and her child. This little family has been given a place to live and K has managed to get hold of enough furniture. She doesn't have the funds for a washing machine and has to rely on others to help with this. With a two year old and a baby on the way, it's essential that we find her a washing machine.
This single dad of five children is desperate for beds for them all. His partner has a substance addiction and severe depression, and he has been awarded full custody. His children are currently sleeping in sleeping bags.
E and her partner have a 6 week old baby, they are currently drying all their clothes inside their flat which is starting to cause some damp issues. E has quite severe mental health issues and there is no launderette in the local area where they can take their clothes to dry and neither parent drive. The partner is now full time carer for her and their baby and they are struggling financially therefore unable to buy a dryer.
This family of 5 is in need of a new carpet in their hallway, stairs and landing as the old one has worked loose, causing the mum to fall a couple of times. She is especially concerned about her youngest son who is autistic and vulnerable to falling. The family would love to replace this carpet but, despite working, their low income is limiting their ability to do so.
LM's son has been newly diagnosed with autism and ADHD, he gets really boisterous and accidentally broke his bed by bouncing on it. He also wets the bed, so he really needs a new mattress too. LM is waiting for her new benefits to be paid, but at present she cannot afford to buy a new bed for her son, please could you help?
J is a single mum with three children. Her benefits were stopped five weeks ago as she was changing over to Universal Credit and she has received no money during this time. Her cooker has broken and needs replacing as it cannot be repaired. Could you please help her with the cost of a new cooker?
This couple have 4 children aged 2-7, all of whom have various additional needs ranging from autism to epilepsy, to a very rare lung condition. Mum and Dad are chief carers, operating with very little support, with mum working as a nurse a couple of days a fortnight. A while ago they made sensory bags for each of the children to aid them in the classroom, but sadly one of the bags was stolen. They would love to replace it and a few of the well-worn items in the other bags.
C is struggling to buy a mattress for her son as she cannot afford a new one. He doesn't get a good night's sleep as he is sleeping on a broken mattress. They would very grateful for your help to replace this.
Z is a single father of two children under the age of 10. He is on a low income which does not allow him to save any money, he has no family or friends who could offer support, and the children need new beds which he is not able to afford.
A 9 year old girl with severe autism and sensory processing disorder would love a trampoline as bouncing helps her to emotionally regulate and to meet her sensory needs. This would make a huge difference to her and her family who live in a crowded flat with an outdoor space. Unfortunately the family are unable to fund this themselves as they have limited access to funds due to seeking refuge.
S is a single-parent living with her 3-year-old son in rented accommodation. Her son starts primary school in September and needs a full school uniform and PE kit. S claims Income Support and is on a low income as she looks after her son full-time. She also suffers with anxiety and depression, and her son has asthma and eczema.
This lovely young lady has £32k of debt. She left a marriage and got left with the mortgage debt and various other debts. Her ex husband was sneaky and put everything in his wife's name. She is now trying to get her life back on track, with her 4 young children. She has saved up the bankruptcy fee and been given some of it from her family. She now just needs £115 to process the bankruptcy and move on with her life. Thank you so much.
This young person came to us following an over crowding in the family home after she had given birth at 16 years of age. She has lived within our supported housing project and done extremely well and now wishes to return to another area to be closer to her Mum for support. She has now been matched to a property with a social housing provider in her chosen area but needs help with moving costs. Her young daughter is also crawling now and safety equipment is needed for the new house.
T is the sole carer for her 9 year old daughter. She has had a recent drop in benefits and is really struggling to manage. She has also just been transferred on to a prepayment meter for gas and electricity and she hasn't any spare money to put on it. Her daughter is also in need of some new school uniform, so any help given would be greatly appreciated. T is getting support from citizens advice and a local foodbank and is desperate to try and get back on her feet.
The applicant is a lone parent in low paid full time employment, living with mental illness. She has two boys, one who is just about to begin college and another who is about to start at high school. Mum has managed to buy all the equipment for her eldest son’s course, but is struggling to get the funds together to provide for her youngest. Any help given will relieve stress in this family. Thank you.
We have met a large polish family where all 4 children have additional needs. Mum is essentially a single parent as Dad works away from home. Due to the additional needs of the children it is hard for the family to go out together and also to have any 1-1 time with an adult. We would like to have some money so that the children are able to attend events and have outings with volunteers which would also give Mum some time with the other children too.
"Due to depending on benefits to support my children I do not have any money to help with travel costs and visas that they need to enable them to travel to Turkey. My children's grandparents are quite frail and they have not seen them for over 4 years and have offered to pay for the majority of their travel costs if I can pay the rest which is approximately £120 which I am struggling to find. If I was successful in my application then this would mean the world to both myself and my children."
This family have recently moved properties from a deprived area with lots of anti-social behaviour, to an area where the community is a much better place to make the best life for their child. Mum is working part time and father is living with mental health issues which won’t allow him to leave the property. Mum has no support around her to collect her child from school on a Friday for the next 4 weeks, and the above amount will allow the child to access chaperoned transport until the end of term.
K and her two daughters, W and A have been attending church for over 3 years now. K has a background of addiction and after recent struggles in this area was supported to become debt free through the work of CAP. However, this entailed going through a bankruptcy process, meaning she has very little available money. The church will be contributing money for K but won't have sufficient funds for K's daughters. We would love to ask for funds so that W could attend this holiday.
We are supporting a single Mum of 4 young children aged 7, 5, 2 and 8 months old. Her 2 year old son is being assessed for developmental issues and is behind with speech and language, Mum is struggling to manage. Her son's bed has broken various times, she has tried to mend it but with no luck. Mum has looked at replacements but has little resources she has been unable to find a bed which is suitable. Please can we help this little boy have a proper nights sleep and ease Mum's worries.
We are supporting a single Mum of 2 children aged 8 and 2 years old. Mum suffers with poor Mental health and has been very ill, spending some time in Intensive care late last year. Mum has suffered previous D/A and is struggling to manage with little support. Their home has no doors downstairs at present as the although Mum has brought doors they need planing. Please can we help the family by getting a joiner to plane the doors, helping Mum to keep the children safe and improving the property.
S and her son B arrived in the UK a year ago and have recently come through the Asylum Claim process and have been awarded leave to remain. This has been a very harrowing and draining time for the family. They have however found huge support from the church and recently we baptised S who gave her life to Jesus after experiencing the depths of God's love for her! We are really keen to enable them to attend our national church holiday and need help to part-fund a place for her son 'B'.
L has just moved into the area, a single parent on benefits with an 8 year old child who is starting at a new school and urgently requires a school uniform. L is entirely reliant on benefits.
D and his mother have been in the UK for 4 years now and recently had all their support stopped. We have helped them apply for a fresh asylum claim but this has been a very stressful period of time for them. Through it all however they have remained faithful in the church and we'd love to support them to attend our annual church holiday to bless them at this difficult time.