This young woman is seeking help with bullying at school. Both physical and mental abuse is having a negative effect on her life. The lockdown has exacerbated her feelings of being different. Both her self-worth and confidence has hit rock bottom. The help we can give her now will have an enormous effect on her well-being.
L returned to her home after an appointment and discovered that her freezer had stopped working. All the food she had bought for herself and her three children had defrosted and had to be thrown away. Being on a low income, she cannot afford to buy a new freezer as she had to spend the last of her money on buying more food. Having her children at home all day during the last few months has already meant extra expenditure. Could you help her with the cost of a new freezer?
My client has been housed with us for a few months, previously to that she was struggling with mental health issues and was hospitalised due to these. Because of this, her child was looked after by someone else. Since then she has progressed a lot and now has her child a few days in the week and is looking to have them overnight with the aim of them coming home permanently. She is looking for help to decorate and furnish her child's bedroom in this house, as she is unable to do this on her income at the minute.
S came to us through the church foodbank and we prayed together last month at her doorstep against a threatening miscarriage, which has happily turned the corner and she is now 20 weeks pregnant. There are also debts causing lots of stress, and S is now working with Christians Against Poverty as well. A huge second answer to prayer has been the sudden provision of affordable rented housing (despite large rent arrears where they are). This will require the 4 and 5 year old sharing a room, and so a bunk-bed is needed.
L is a single mum who came to our church foodbank and very quickly after had to flee out of the area due to violent neighbours trying to break into her flat. Twice she has been put in a refuge by the police in the middle of the night with her 5 year old daughter, the second time after they beat her up and stole her handbag, but each time she has been returned to the same property. We are trying hard to get her rehoused, but she has no money for a bus fare nor phone credit, making a hard situation worse.
This single mum of two children under age three has recently split from her partner, leaving finances really tight. Now her washing machine has broken, with no money to replace it. This is especially difficult because her youngest has health needs, which include severe reflux, causing her to be sick multiple times a day. A replacement washing machine would make a huge difference to her family life.
I spoke to a client today who has been referred to us at the Lewisham Foodbank. He has six children and is in need of some chairs so the family can sit around the table. He explained that the ones they have are very old and mostly broken. The family would be very grateful to have 4-6 new dining chairs in their home, but I am hoping we can obtain 6 chairs for them as it is a big family. Thank you.
This young mother has sent an urgent request for a sofa as her current one has collapsed and is condemned. It is now unsafe for her young children so your help to replace it would be very much appreciated. She has 2 young children who both suffer from ADHD, one is 8 years old, the other 4 years old.
This client is a lone parent to two sons and is currently being assessed to care for his 8 week old baby. The property that the family live in does not have any carpeting and, should the baby be placed with him, requires some soft and warm flooring for the baby and his children to sit and play on. The client is on a low income, in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit which does not give him any spare income after essential outgoings.
D is a single mum with three children. She receives carer’s allowance and the caring means she cannot go out to work. She has debts and no savings. Her fridge/freezer has broken down after about 20 years and she has no money to replace it. Can you help her to get another fridge/freezer?
A is a 38-year-old mother of two from the Coleraine area. She is in need of financial support for a laptop or tablet to assist her primary school aged son with schoolwork. Since school closures, pupils have been required to access work online which places an expectation on families to have appropriate appliances. This family have struggled to keep up with the work requirements which has caused additional anxiety in an already stressful situation.
J is a single parent with 3 children. Her partner since school left her last year and she is in a real muddle financially. She has £7000 of debt and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order urgently to stop an eviction as the Council have no understanding or sympathy for her situation. We are ready to go apart from the £90 and would like to do the Debt Relief Order this week if possible. Please consider helping this lovely lady, thank you.
A young mum with a baby has fled domestic violence and is moving to a new area of Middlesbrough. The lady now has mental health problems due to the abuse and is on medication and working with services for support. She needs to pay the rent arrears off before she can move, so please can Acts 435 donors help her?
This young mother has a three year old child. Sadly they have just fled from domestic violence to a safe place. She was not able to bring her phone with her and feels very vulnerable without any form of support. A telephone is needed for doctor and clinic appointments as well as counselling support. She is feeling afraid and lost, so please will you help her?
S is a single parent and mother of three, one of her children has autistic traits. She was living with their grandma but she is very disabled and unable to cope with the autistic child's behaviour, so the family are now in temporary furnished accommodation. The council have allocated S an unfurnished tenancy so they are due to move soon, but they have no furniture except one bed. S is on Universal Credit but has saved £300 towards the estimated cost of £700-800 for basics. S's church will give a further £200. This request is for £150 from Acts 435 to help her with the final costs of her move.
S is a 33 year old lady who lives with her husband and sons (aged 13 and 6). S suffers with a serious medical condition and is on long-term palliative care. She has to use an electric wheelchair to mobilise. Her eldest son has brittle bone disease. The family spends a great deal of time at home as a result. Their council house has never been decorated and this is upsetting S a great deal. They would benefit from some paint and wallpaper to decorate their home, especially the boys' rooms.
We are working with a mum who had to leave her home very quickly and move to another area of the country with her toddler. We need to arrange for some of her possessions to be transported to her. I would appreciate a donation of £150 towards the cost of a van in order to complete this removal work.
A mum who is working really hard with her social worker and solicitor is trying to achieve their requirements to be considered for her baby to be returned. Part of this requirement is to attend Alcohol Support meetings daily. She also needs to wear a SCRAM bracelet. We are requesting £150 to pay for 4 weeks of bus passes to attend the meetings and also some money to contribute to new trousers as her current ones will not fit over the SCRAM.
A Dad to 7 children has been turning their new house into a home. The children are aged 6 months, up to 16 years old. The blinds in the children's bedrooms need replacing. Would you be able to help to fund towards replacing the broken blinds? It would make a huge difference to the younger children, particularly with the sun rising earlier at this time of year.
This single mum has really poor mental health and is really struggling to make ends meet as she is on Universal Credit. Both her children’s bed bases have broken and she doesn’t want them sleeping on the floor as there is a damp problem. She needs a bit of help to replace these for her children, who are 4 and 10. Thanks helping her, this will bring a much needed lift.
C is a single parent with 2 children who has nearly £6,000 worth of debt. As she is on benefits, her only way to deal with these debts is through a Debt Relief Order. She suffers with mental health issues and we are desperate to lower her anxiety by getting this done asap. Please consider helping this lovely lady.
This is a very urgent request. Y and her son had to leave their tenancy early due to an infestation in their house that their landlord would not deal with. Recently, a few months later, Y was sent a council tax bill for the period following when they left to the end of their tenancy. Y was forced to pay it or face legal action. This has left her with very little money for food and bills and she is struggling to make ends meet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A has two children. She left an abusive marriage. She is getting no financial help from the father and pressure from his family to return. She is in a small flat with hardly any furniture. There is no room for two single beds, she needs bunk beds but she cannot afford them. For now the children are in her bed and she is sleeping on the sofa. However, as she has a physical disability she cannot sleep on the sofa long term. We need her to stay safe and we are asking for your help to make a new home for her.
R is a single Dad, he has custody of his child. He has moved into a new flat so that his daughter has a bedroom but his previous home was furnished by the landlord, this new one is empty. He has had to buy what he can second hand to furnish it. He bought a second hand cooker but now not all the rings work. He really needs a microwave and toaster to be able to cook for them both. He works but is on a low wage, he is really trying to manage but please help him to buy these essential items?
A needs £130 to buy a bed and a wardrobe for her son. She is a single mum who lives in Morecambe and suffers from occasional bouts of mental illness. During a recent acute episode her children went to live with their separated father, who had been violent to A in the past. The children are now back with her, but she needs a wardrobe and a bed for her son, so that the children feel they are at home and not just camping temporarily. Can you help provide the £130 that will be needed?
T is a single mother with 3 children under 10. She is on benefits and manages her money but has no reserves if anything goes wrong. T was helped with a second hand cooker in 2018 but this has now broken and is unsafe to use. She is having to use a microwave and chip pan to feed her children. This is far from ideal as she is trying to ensure that the children have a healthy diet. She is an independent lady but she has had to ask for help getting a cooker.