Families First are working with this mother and child after the removal of the father from the home. He left them with a mess to clear up and financial difficulties whilst a new benefit claim is made. She has made great strides in cleaning up and sorting out the home but has no table or chairs for meals or homework etc. She has scrubbed all round but needs a vacuum cleaner to do the carpet properly.
N is a young mother with a 20 month year old son. N has recently moved house and has no money to afford a washing machine. N is struggling to find money to pay for food and is relying on food banks to support herself and her son. N’s mental health following the move is poor and she is worried about being unable to meet her son’s needs. Please help us raise this money so that N has one less worry and can make a positive step forward for her and her son.
G is a single parent who is working with Wild young Parents project. G has two young children and is struggling to manage to keep on top of housework. G cant afford a hoover and so the mess that is accumulating on her floors is becoming a hazard for her crawling baby. G wants to get on top of the mess so that she can provide a safe space for her children to play in. Currently she is using a dustpan and brush. Please help us raise this money for a vacuum so that G can efficiently manage her house.
C would greatly benefit from a hoover as she lives in a small flat with little storage and she has have limited funds to buy essential living and cleaning equipment. C's 8 month old daughter is nearly mobile and she wants to be able to provide a safe clean home for her child. She is currently receiving some benefits and finding it hard to save for a hoover as she has little or no money left after bills and food each week. C attends WILD Young Parents weekly to work on her parenting and development skills
This young single mum has been told by her social worker that if she doesn't make changes around the home to ensure her children's safety they may be taken into care. She is mum to three little boys under 5 years. Her middle child has a heart defect and she spends a lot of time at hospital appointments and admissions. She is very upset and wants to do all she can but struggles to make her money stretch. This extra expense is beyond her reach so your help would mean everything to her.
M and M have recently started working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. They live on the poverty line and struggle to clothe their teenage daughter. The daughter needs some basics- underwear, leggings and shoes. It would be a relief to this family if we could help.
This family lives on benefits; the eldest child has special educational needs and mum has a new baby. The father is supportive but he is unable to work to mental health issues, as he has schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD and suffers from depression. They have bought bunk beds for the children but are finding it difficult to buy the mattresses. They have other needs, and another request with Acts 435 for a cooker, and are being supported by a local charity and a number of agencies, and need all the help we can give them. Thank You.
This young family recently moved into a new home after living in supported housing. They have 3 children under the age of 4, and the middle child has just started toddling around. The floor is bare concrete; the cheapest flooring option is around £100 and they have no disposable income at present. One child has fallen on the concrete floor a couple times and parents are concerned he might really hurt himself, and also the other children are walking on the concrete which is hard to keep clean.
'D' has five children, including twins, who need new coats and shoes. She and her husband are struggling to pay bills since she has had to give up her work to care for two of her children who have special educational needs. Her husband is in paid employment but the income is low. The social worker is trying to arrange increased benefits but this is uncertain. She would also like to use some of the money towards heating bills.
M needs help with car repairs which are urgently needed so she can get her 2 primary children to school in the new term. Her car is not a luxury as without it she is totally stranded. She is relying on foodbanks and has been engaged with Christians Against Poverty Debt relief over a long period of time. Her free time is spent studying to become a nurse to provide stability for her family, and he future prospects look encouraging.
Having with diligently worked with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free, this lovely lady is working hard to keep on top of her finances and provide on her own for her two boys. Her younger son is about to move schools in order to access the level pastoral support that he needs, and unfortunately the cost of school uniform is prohibitively high for her. Any donations you could make towards this would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Z lives with her three young children. She has recently been working part time however her the position has ceased earlier than expected and she has been left struggling financially. She has had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment which could take up to 6 weeks. She has bills which need to paid before she falls into arrears. Please help with a small amount to support her over this difficult time.
M is waiting for a universal credit claim and has had no money since November. She has 3 children to support and is really struggling to cope. M is getting support from a foodbank and any donations will help towards rent, fuel costs and food in the interim.
This young mum with 2 children is struggling on benefits to cover all her bills. Her children are getting ill all the time due to lack of heating in the house. If you please help them with their gas and electric they would be very grateful.
The single mother was referred to us by the local children's centre who identified her as in need of urgent support. She has recently had her benefits changed which caused some of them to stop, and while she waits for them to be reinstated she is currently struggling to pay for food and other general living expenses for her and her children. She has had to access the local Foodbank and has to pay a top up towards her rent which she cannot afford. She is extremely upset and in desperate need.
T. moved to the UK with her son to be with her husband. Since then he has been physically, emotionally and financially abusive to her over past three years. T. left her husband with her son due to the abuse and is being supported by Social Services as she has no recourse to public funds. T. has no source of income other then the basic amounts Social Service give her. She needs to buy clothes for her son and kitchen utensils and bedding as she had to leave her home with virtually nothing.
An eleven year old boy who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks is needing to go on his year 6 residential school trip in June. His parents are on a low income and financially struggle with three children between 17 and 11 years old. The school are encouraging this trip to build the child's confidence and self belief to benefit him before going to a new secondary school in September. Please help this child to have the opportunity to develop new skills to help him with a brighter future.
N has come from Sudan with her 3 young children (aged 8, 6, and 3) to join her husband in the UK. Since arriving in February her husband's benefits have stopped due to the changeover to a joint claim on universal credit. They are all currently sharing one bedroom in a shared house and have no money for food and clothes for the children. They are in desperate need of help to tide them over the next 4 weeks before they receive benefits. They would greatly appreciate any help.
S had to leave home at 15 and has had no contact since. Due to an abusive relationship she ended up in a Women's Hostel with a young baby. She has done very well living in fully furnished supported housing, learning to cook and look after a home and her baby. She has now been moved on to an unfurnished house and independent living. She has a part time job in the care industry. She receives Universal Credit and child benefit. She has sourced furniture but desperately needs a cooker. Please can you help.
Citizens Advice are working with T who is a single mother looking to get out of financial difficulty with a debt relief order. T works part time around school commitments and is struggling to survive on the wage she gets. T has fallen behind on her bills and is desperately seeking a new start to focus on her child and finding work. Please donate to T to make this new start a reality. Thank you!
This young single Mum with two boys who are five and six years old, needs help with the cost of a cooker as hers has stopped working. She has part payment saved, but needs this remaining amount to get it replaced. She has recently applied for Universal Credit and is waiting her first payment. This Mum also suffers from Depression and anxiety and her financial status and broken kitchen appliances concerns her greatly.
NS has just had her 2nd child. She has done so well to get some baby clothes and a 2nd hand cot for the child, but she needs your help to get a mattress for the cot. Sadly she has some issues with her benefits at the moment and she is really struggling to manage, your help would really make a great difference to this little family- thank you.