A is a lone parent with two children, aged 6 and 2. A is currently receiving income support. She suffers from depression and anxiety and has recently gone into debt but is getting help from Citizens Advice to sort out the debts and maximise her income. The 2 year old is currently sharing his mother’s bed and really needs a bed of his own, but A does not have the funds to purchase a bed for him. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
This lovely lady is doing so well, she has two children who have been in the care of her mum. She now has her children back and is finding her feet and being supported by lots of different agencies. Her older son, who is 11 years old, is going on a school camp which she is struggling to afford as it costs £380. She has been able to get all the money except for £150. She wonders if someone is able to help her finance this. She would be so grateful.
This young lady has two young children and is worried about how she can get everything together over the summer for her children to go back to school. She needs uniform, shoes, PE kits, stationery and wants to buy them both new lunchboxes. She would so appreciate help with this. She is doing really well not getting into debt and budgeting and is getting help from her local Citizens Advice to maximise her income. She wants to be proud to send her children to school looking smart in September. Thank you so much.
A single mum of two daughters is needing to wean her baby. She has been an asylum seeker for the past 5 years and has no access to public funds. Life is very challenging for this family, and mum has her own health issues too. Any help you could give them towards weaning equipment would be really appreciated.
This lovely lady is a single mum who has always struggled with her mental health. She is very worried about how she will be able to afford school uniform for her children for September, including shoes, stationery and school trips which need paying for. Her children are very understanding but she really wants them to go to school looking smart and for them to be involved in all the school activities, even those which need paying for. She would really love some financial help with this.
Safe Families are supporting two little boys who have complex additional health needs and sensory issues. They lost their dad two years ago very suddenly within two weeks of him having a diagnosis of cancer. Both children are currently undergoing specialist services support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. These sensory aids will really help to provide comfort and enable the boys to self soothe and regulate their feelings and emotions.
A came to the UK on a spousal visa but the relationship broke down and he now has no right to remain and has no recourse to public funds (he cannot get benefits). He was working but lost the work due to Covid-19. 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 had previous help in April however he would love to still see his son and is asking for help again. Thank you.
This mum is currently engaged with a recovery service and is making great progress. Finances are tight and she can’t afford to buy the new clothes for secondary school which her child will be attending in September 2021. Any assistance you could give towards this would be so appreciated.
This lady is a single parent who is struggling financially. She has a 6 year old son. She doesn't have a bed for her son. She suffers from anxiety but her mental health is improving. Help with this this need would give her son a bed and the lady some peace of mind. Can you help?
This 6 year old boy with ADHD was very upset when his treasured bike was stolen from their back garden. He is the only one of his large family without a bike. It is their main form of transport. His mum has no spare money to buy him one. It is his birthday next week and it would be lovely if he could have a bike for his birthday. Please would you help his mum to get one for him? Thank you.
R is a single mum on benefits with two primary aged boys. The boys are growing rapidly and R needs to buy new school shoes and uniform over the summer. She cannot afford to do so as she is also trying to pay off rent arrears with the help of Christians Against Poverty. Please could you help towards the boys' school uniform?
R is a single mum claiming Job Seeker's Allowance, Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit, she works as a supply teacher but now as it's the summer holidays and due to the pandemic she has not had much work over the last couple of years. She needs help with a school uniform for her son, she has been able to get some hand me downs from friends whose children have outgrown their old clothes but she still has a large amount she can't afford to get herself. The school is very strict on uniform and little help is available.
This young single mum is waiting for a diagnosis for ADHD for her child. He has broken his bed and damaged a lot of his room. He is under healthy young minds. Mum is so stressed she cannot afford to replace another bed and has been advised to get a metal framed bed, which will be more expensive. Mum has had to move house because of his behaviour as neighbours were complaining.
This mum of four children suffers with severe mental health issues. The older two children are acting as young carers for younger two. All often appear unkempt in school which affects the children's well-being. The family have had to move to a new property as theirs was not suitable. Mum is struggling to keep on top of washing for the family. Could you help to provide them with a tumble dryer to make their lives a little easier?
F has three children, she is currently on Universal Credit and is unable to afford to replace her sofa which has collapsed in the middle as the frame has broken. The family will benefit immensely from a new sofa so they can all sit comfortably together instead of sitting on cushions on the floor.
This young single mum on a low income is in need of three children’s bike helmets. Mum has managed to save and buy bikes for the kids but just cannot afford the helmets as well. The children want to go on bike rides but the amount of traffic where they live is too busy so safety is a big need.
This client is a lone parent on a low income, he is in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit which only just covers his essential daily outgoings. He suffers from epilepsy, depression and anxiety. He has to wash his daughter's school uniform every day due to COVID-19 but is not able to dry them in time most days, meaning his daughter sometimes has to wear damp clothing. The family have been victims of harassment and he is concerned that this may mark his daughter as a target for bullies.
This lovely lady is an agency nurse struggling as a single parent to 2 children, one with ADHD. She is struggling to find the time to work when she can't get childcare in the school holidays due to her son's health. She has no family locally and is looking to move. She has lots of debts and is struggling to feed her children and going without herself. She would love some support for supermarket food and school uniform for September. Thank you so much.
A is a single parent who has 7 children, 6 of whom are at school. She has recycled the uniform down the ages but number 5 starts in September and the uniforms are threadbare. With this money, she will be able to get two school logo sweatshirts per child from the supplier and will get the remaining uniform from her local supermarket. She is grateful for any assistance with uniforms as she has stretched them out as far as they will go. She has sourced shoes and coats from a local clothes bank. Thank you.
T has two children starting high school in September but her twins need logo sweatshirts and jackets and she is unable to fund these alongside their other needs such as PE kit and shirts, ties, shoes and bags. She has tried to pick up second hand ones, but missed the swap meet, not knowing it was on. She is a single parent and is struggling to make ends meet after losing work through Covid-19. Could you help her?
C is a single young mum who has a daughter who starts school in September. She has recently been allocated a home for them both and needed items to set up, so she is struggling with uniform costs. She can get everything she needs for this amount and has calculated everything based on her local supermarkets prices. She will be very grateful for any help provided.
L is a single father with a son going into secondary school from September. He contracted Covid-19 and was unable to work, and is now reliant on benefits. He is unable to meet all the costs for his son's new school kit and uniform and is requesting this amount which is the shortfall in the amount needed. He has purchased a blazer and rugby top, pens and a bag, he has trousers that still fit - however his son needs shirts, ties and PE kit still and he is appealing for help. Thank you.
C is a single mother of two children living in rented accommodation and currently working part time claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. C is on a low income wage and has only recently returned to work due to the pandemic. She is not getting the hours needed to maintain her household and afford to buy new school uniforms for the kids. She also hasn't been able to save up due to not being able to work over the last several months, mainly due to the pandemic but also due to completing a university degree.
N is a single mother with 2 dependent children living in rented accommodation. They recently started trading on a self-employed basis claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. N came to the UK 12 years ago and has right to remain, although she has to pay fees currently to the home office to renew her visa so that she can remain in the UK, and this is eating up all her money. Her children start school in September and she needs help with their uniform for this year, the school is very strict for the uniform and she is struggling to afford this.
Miss R has escaped domestic violence and has been left in a difficult position with no belongings, she has been trying to get white goods and furniture again but has been struggling to find a sofa for her and the children, they would like a place to sit in the evenings and a place for them to be a family again and return to some normality. Are you able to help with this?
This lady has a 4 year old child, and at present their bed is broken and the mattress is in very bad condition. Having a new safe, clean bed will really bless her and the family. She is living in a very unpredictable home environment so for her to get this will make a huge impact on her life.
D has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. She is a single mum with an eight year old at school and a baby on the way. She has been struggling for the last few years to keep her head above water. She is being supported by the local foodbank, and is just starting to see hope for the future as her debts are beginning to be paid back. Thank you for your support at this challenging time.
This lady has a 2 year old son and has just secured her first tenancy in June. She has been living with her parents, her and her young son sharing a room. Due to her son getting older and needing his own space and a bigger bed, mum has moved. Had she registered with the council as an ‘overcrowding’ issue, she would have been entitled to a white goods package, but she and her family did not know this at the time. She would be very grateful for any help to get a cooker.
The family consists of four young children aged under 10, the children currently have PTSD due to an ongoing court case. As well as these current difficulties the family are on a very low income due to physical and mental health conditions preventing the family from working. The family are requesting help with purchasing school uniform for the four children for the next academic year.
K is going through a divorce; her mother died; and her children have been removed from her care. She is working very hard to try to deal with her issues in order to be allowed to have the children back. Debts having accumulated, she has come to Christians Against Poverty for help, but is unable to afford the Debt Relief Order fee of £90. She misses her children very much and would love to buy their recent school photos. If you are able to help this lady, she would be extremely grateful.
This mum has a young daughter and has no recourse to public funds, and she was struggling to find secure housing. She has finally been given a resource, and has been housed in temporary accommodation, however it is very far away, meaning they have an hour and half bus journey to school each morning and evening. Mum cannot afford the bus travel between home, school, and work, several times a day. Can you help them to get a bus pass?
S is a single mother of two dependent children, she is currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S receives no help from the child's dad for looking after the children and with only benefits to rely on she is unable to pay for one off expenses such as school uniforms. This year she has not been able to save anything as the children have been out of school due to the pandemic which has increased her monthly costs for them being in the house all the time.
Mrs X has two young children and lives remotely. She is in need of some transport as she doesn't drive and would like to be able to take her children to school more safely than the hour long walk she currently does along a busy country road with no pavements. She has her own bicycle which she could use with the trailer. One of her children has special needs so this transport would be vital to keep them safe on the journey.
Mum is a single mum to five children and has been requested at court for 10 days during the school holidays. She has no one able to help with childcare for the five children. The social worker has arranged for the oldest four to go to holiday clubs but her 3 year old needs an alternative arrangement. We would love to help by making a donation to childcare costs for the 3 year old.
A lovely young mum has been rehomed by Cornwall Council, but the new property does not have any carpets or curtains. She lives alone with her one year old son. It would be great if we could contribute to making the home more liveable, as this will help with her depression and enable her son to play and explore safely. Her family have limited means to support, so can you help give her hope and display your faith?
This single mother, L, was referred to us after she found out about our Neighbourhood Chaplains project. She does not have full custody of her daughter who lives with her grandparents. She moved here in November 2020 and still hasn't got a sofa for her living room. Her daughter wants to sit with her mum on a sofa and watch TV with her. We have identified a sofa for £40 in a second hand shop and would like to get this for her.
S is a single Mum in temporary accommodation. Her daughter is due to start school in September. She has been saving to buy her uniform but needs some help with school shoes. Mum works 5 hours per week while her daughter is at nursery and is hoping to increase this when she is at school. She has been left short of money as her council tax was wrongly calculated by the council and she now owes them some money, which she is paying back monthly. Mum is really trying her best to be independent.
Our client has been moved to unfurnished temporary accommodation after fleeing domestic violence. She is a single young mother with a young child and is pregnant with an unwell baby. She does not have any family support. We want to help her by installing her a washing machine. This will help her significantly.
W has found himself alone with four children as children's services have made him the sole carer due to his ex wife's lifestyle, substance misuse etc. He is struggling with a broken phone. He has lots of calls and meetings and a new one would make this easier. The children's bedding has also really seen better days so he is keen to replace it. He is finding his feet and supporting his children very well, any assistance would be gratefully received.
J has been living in a mother and baby home for the last year with her daughter. She has recently been given a council house but is in need of a cooker, washing machine and fridge. We have found secondhand items that will total £150. Please give so that we can help her to buy these items.
P is a refugee. His family has recently joined him in the UK. P is looking for work and will be attending English classes in September. P's wife is unwell. The couple have 2 children starting school in the UK in September and need to buy uniforms, PE kits, school shoes and education equipment. The family are really happy to be re-united and would greatly appreciate any help, as they value their children's education and see this as a way for their children to build a secure future.
Mrs A was widowed 18 months ago and is paying off debt after she was cheated by relatives who took advantage of her financial inexperience. Her son who has cerebral palsy is now starting school and because of his disability requires extra shoes (as his feet are different sizes) and changes of uniform (as he has incontinence) which Mrs A cannot afford. Mrs A feels very alone at this time and would be very blessed by your help
D is due to have her baby in the next three weeks and has been turned down for a baby grant to get the last bits and pieces she needs for the baby in the way of clothes, changing mats and other accessories. She does not have any family to support her and it starting to get very stressed and anxious about the baby having nothing to wear when she is born, and no way of making sure she can care for her. This is not helping the baby. Any help would be amazing and would really give them both peace.
Originally this young lady was suffering from anxiety, depression and ADD, finding school and home life hard. Since having counselling she is finding both school and home life better, however she is worried about joining Senior school in September and self-harming has developed. She still needs help from both the counsellor and us to get her through this period of anxiety. Can we help her further to be at peace with herself? Thank you.
Over the past moths and weeks C has been attending his counselling sessions and as a result his self-esteem has improved and he has made new friends at school. Despite the encouraging signs he still struggles with anxiety whilst in school and more work is needed to help his repetitive motor behaviours, sleep deprivation and Autism traits. Can we support this child with some further counselling sessions? Thank you.
S is a single mother of two children aged 11 and 13. Her relationship broke down and family debts were in her name therefore she is working with money advisers to obtain a debt relief order. S has been rehoused in temporary accommodation and is paying all ongoing bills but has nothing left over for extras such as school uniform and shoes. One of them is for secondary school and is very expensive. Any help you could give S to buy her children school uniform would be really appreciated. Thank you.
M is a single Mum who's daughter is starting school in September. Mum has been in and out of hospital and is classified as vulnerable health wise. She has some support from her family, but has had to spend any spare money on taxi fares to hospital appointments, as she cannot travel on buses, due to infection risk. Some of her wider family have helped her get some uniform for her daughter but she is struggling to fund shoes and trainers ready for September. Any help is appreciated.
A young mother has been the victim of domestic abuse and lives with her 2 young children (2&3) in the property. Most items have been destroyed or removed by the ex-partner. Between ourselves and other local charities we have found wardrobes, curtains and a fridge and we are helping with energy/water debt. The main problem is the bed frame. She has beds for the children, purchased from a Universal Credit advance payment, but now has little/no money for food. We have requested food parcels.
O (3) and her Mum K have recently been housed in a new property in Cornwall. O has additional needs and attends a nursery that knows her needs well and has the specialist equipment to support her mobility. Her new home is further away from the nursery than her previous flat.The petrol costs to get her to nursery and back mean that Mum is struggling to pay bills.We would like to support her with petrol costs so that O can attend her nursery and continue to make good progress with her development.
D has had a difficult life. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is bipolar, in and out of prison. Now housed in an unfurnished 1st floor flat, he is trying to turn his life around and wishes to equip/brighten up his flat, so he can have access to his 3 year old son. He would like to put carpet in his bedroom, hallway and front room, buy paint for walls, erect curtain poles in bedroom, kitchen and living room and pay an electrician to correct junction box wiring for cooker.
This lady and her 3 children have moved house due to bankruptcy. She is facing massive financial struggles and needs help to pay her first month's rent, and to pay for electricity.
E is a single parent with two children. The youngest has learning difficulties and medical problems and she therefore receives the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance. E is also on income support and child tax credits. Her washing machine has broken, and there are no spare savings to buy a replacement. She is currently having to isolate whilst awaiting Covid-19 test results and a second hand machine would make her life so much easier.