This lady is looking to increase her skills so that she can manage her daughter who has suffered severe trauma and therefore can be aggressive and violent at times. It's a very difficult time for this lady due to a bereavement of her partner, the child's father. They are moving to a new part of country and have very little income. The training pass will be help her to gain knowledge and strategies to support her daughter.
Safe Families are supporting a single mum in Hartlepool who is in need of some funds to get the materials for a fence to make her daughter feel safe. The little girl is currently too scared to go into the garden so spends all her time inside. Mum is working hard to save up to make the garden safe and nice for her daughter, but we would love to bless her with a contribution for fencing materials to help her get outside. Thank you so much.
This family have a child due to start secondary school and are desperately worried about the high costs of the uniform required. The family have faced difficulties over the last couple of years as father has suffered serious illness and although he has recovered he has since been made redundant due to the pandemic. They are currently relying on benefits whilst looking for work and have had to use their local foodbank. They are already struggling to meet day to day costs and the added costs of a uniform is a worry. Can you help them?
L is a single mum with three young children. She has a 7 year old, a 4 year old and 19 month old. Her 7 year old has got ADHD and autism and she is her daughter's carer. Life hasn't been easy during lockdown as the lack of routine made each day with her daughter more difficult. L is on benefits and can't afford to pay a lump sum to buy a tumble dryer. Obviously having three young children it's pretty hard for her to get clothes dry quickly enough. We met L when delivering food as part of a holiday hunger project. Any help would be so appreciated.
L has four young children and is on benefits. Their home is draughty and poorly maintained by their private landlord and it has cost them a lot to keep warm. We supported her to add thick curtains to the doors and windows which has improved things slightly, however they have now shut down two rooms as the gas bill has arrived and L cannot afford to pay it. She is terrified she is cut off. This amount will clear the outstanding bill and allow her to save over the warmer months towards winter. Thank you for any help.
M is expecting twins in 9 weeks and has recently moved out of the care system. She was unaware of the pregnancy until a few months ago and is now struggling to get what she needs for the birth and afterwards. She has recently received donations of clothing, toiletries, nappies and early years toys but she needs a twin pram and can source a clean and robust pram for this amount. This will help considerably as car seats are included in the system. The lady selling it will hold it for her. Could you help?
We are supporting a single mum and her two young boys who have experienced a lot of trauma. Mum struggles to cope with her sons' behaviours and is undergoing a therapeutic parenting course; the therapist has suggested that the boys would really benefit from a weighted blanket as well as a play tent with a sensory kit. These items would be such a huge help to this family, but they cannot afford them. Could you help us to support this family who have been through so much?
Miss C is 4 years old and is now sleeping in a child's bed. She has an old bed were the bed base and the springs are broken. This is unsafe for the child. The local council has been approached who do not help with broken beds. The child will need a good night's sleep to aid her development in life. She is sharing a bed with her mother and this is also broken.
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who has left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with clean, safe flooring?
Safe Families are supporting a young mum who left an abusive relationship and was living in a hostel with her 3 year old and 6 month old children. Mum has now secured her own tenancy and has worked really hard to turn away from poor lifestyle choices that were negatively impacting her parenting and is now doing really well. Mum has limited funds and has no underlay for flooring in her living room and her baby will soon be starting to crawl. Would you be able to bless her with the money for this?
Miss C is single parent and has a son aged two. Unfortunately she lives in a property with no radiators only small heaters which would cost a lot to keep on to dry clothes. Her tumble dryer has broken and now she has no easy way to dry clothes. Miss C is in receipt of benefits and wouldn't have the income to purchase a new dryer for a long time. With a small child in the house the amount of washing is high, can you please help?
This lady, a mum and her two children, have fled from years of domestic abuse. She has been rehomed and although she has managed to get many household items, she still needs carpet. She works part time to fit around her children and receives universal credit but it is not enough to save for expensive items like carpet. Her daughter has asthma so a carpet would make life more comfortable for them. Any help that you can give would be really appreciated.
This single mother with 4 children aged 4-10 has contacted us with a request for food for her children. It's several days till pay day. The foodbank can not help her as she has had help 3 times already this year. This lady is also suffering much pain and awaiting surgery. Can you ease her burden and help provide nourishing food for her children.
Mum has serious epilepsy. Her daughter is a young carer. The family have been referred to our family project for extra support. The house they live in has lots of work needed that we are helping to sort with the housing association however, the daughters bedroom is functional. Mum needs help to decorate high ceilings and create a space for her daughter that is homely and suitable for her age.
We are supporting a family with 2 young children who are desperate to move because of antisocial behaviour from their neighbours. However, due to some rent arrears they are unable to be moved. They are working incredibly hard at paying the rent arrears off but we would love to speed this up for the family due to the devastating toll it is taking on the mental health of the adults in the household.
S and her partner have 2 young children and are receiving parenting support from a local family welfare organisation. They receive Universal Credit but are really struggling financially. Their 2 year old daughter has outgrown her cot and is in need of a bed but there is no way they can afford it. They would be really grateful for help to purchase a bed, bedding and toddler bed-guard for her so that she can be comfortable and safe in bed.
My client fled Domestic Violence and is a high risk DV case. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and has two children, but has recently experienced financial abuse and is now experiencing affects from this. My client hopes you might be able to help with £150 to help pay towards service charge fees, travel costs to appointments/ to see family (they live far away) and clothing for the children.
This single mother and her two children live on a low income. They have just moved house, but the house they have moved into is unfurnished. Her old landlord let her take some of his furniture to the new house, but a lot of it was very old and broke on the move. Your donation would go towards essential furniture, helping this family of three settle into their new home.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre, we have been supporting a single Mum, L, with her finances. L has a young child and is struggling on very low income, with no financial support from her ex partner. We have helped L get some food and clothes and also supporting her with her finances. As part of her debt plan, L would really appreciate some help from you towards the cost of the Debt Relief Order application. Thank you.
S is a single mum with 2 dependent children, living in rented accommodation and currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S is currently only able to afford the basics in the house. Now the children have to go back to school in the next week and she cannot afford to get them the needed uniform, and she has no relatives that can help her. This would be a great help for her and her children otherwise she doesn't know what she will do to get their uniforms.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on when they left as they had to leave quickly. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help to buy them a fridge freezer as well as some pots and pans?
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support nearby, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help us to purchase some bedding and clothes storage for them? Thank you for all your lovely help and such kindness.
Clothes are desperately needed for a 5 year old girl, a 6 year old girl and an 8 month old baby boy. The girls also need shoes as their current footwear has holes in or have worn down so badly they can’t walk properly. Mum has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. The kids have no toys at all and the only clothes they possess are what we have given them. She will be grateful for any assistance. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
J lives in Lancaster and needs £120 to buy school clothes for her 6 year old son who attends a local school. She separated from her partner after domestic violence and he refuses to help with money. This will probably be sorted out in the long term, but she needs money now because the boy has outgrown his previous clothes, including shoes. She lives on Universal Credit and has no savings. Please can you help with the £120 needed? Thanks.
A is struggling with low income and having to pay bedroom tax. He has an eleven year old son who lives with him half of each week. He currently has no money to pay for food, gas or electric. He is receiving food parcels from the local foodbank but is unable to put any money into his prepayment gas and electric meters. £60 will enable him to top up his meters for one month and will make a difference to improve his mental health.
young mum with 3 children came to food bank whos partner walked out on her when she was 2 months pregnant leaving her with no money or any help or support there has been no support since he left the baby is 7 months and over the year mum has struggled to survive financially she got inl debt with her council tax and rent which she is paying off and she is also struggling to buy new beds for her children whos bed is broken she only has one bed between them please can you help me
P and her children currently use duvets and sleeping bags to sleep on which were donated when she left the hostel. P would appreciate 2 double bedsshe would share with her chidlren giving them a comfortable dignified good night sleep. Considering the home hasn't got any flooring, they are prone to catching colds sleeping on the floor on duvets and sleeping bags. Being able to get these 2 beds and kettle would mean so much to the family. They will also be able to use hotwater bottles.
Family of 6 recently moved home due to overcrowding. Finding money for basics in house been difficult. They struggle financially as Dad is unable to work due to serious mental health issues made worse in Covid. They have been able to carpet one child's bedroom but are unable to find the finances for the others. The floors are unsafe and need covering for warmth as well. This family have been supported for a long time with us and are engaging really well, would love to bless them with a carpet!
This service is not available on the NHS and this single parent has a primary school autistic son and is needing to understand and change her behaviour to better support herself care for her son while waiting for special needs school placement in September 2021. She has funded some sessions herself which has been helpful to her well-being but is needing help to complete the 8 session programme. She is engaging with the education and social services communities to access additional support.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on as the had to leave in a hurry. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support network, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out- please could you help top buy them some beds? Thank you.