K currently lives with his partner in his mother's home. His partner is pregnant and they have recently made a claim for Universal Credit. His mother's home is overcrowded and they are both sleeping on the floor. They have managed to find a suitable property, however there is an upfront cost of £85 to secure this. Due to awaiting their first payment of benefit, they are unable to find the funds to pay this. Please help this young couple with the cost to enable them to have their own home.
V is a new immigrant from Spain with 3 children all under 10 years old. She is a single mum and cannot work or access benefits. At the moment she is having to either cook her children's meals in a microwave which is very limiting, or use her friend's home which is very far away and V does not drive. She needs a cooker to be able to cook her food at home.
H is a single parent of 3 children and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear £8,000 worth of debt. We managed to get a TV court fine overturned which has prevented action from the bailiffs, but now need to deal with the rest. She needs £90 to do this and it will really help her move forward with her life. Thank you for considering helping this lovely lady.
This single mum of 2 fled a domestic violence situation in March and has since been in temporary accommodation. Now she has been offered a permanent home in which to start again and needs an electric cooker. Please help her as she looks forward to a peaceful new beginning with her children.
This family have just moved into the area, and the kids have started their new schools. The middle child has been invited to go on a residential school trip, which is paid for, but he doesn’t have any suitable clothing. He needs a waterproof coat and trousers. The local clothes bank has provided 3 sets of clothing, wellies, a hat, scarf and gloves. Could you help him complete his clothing needs by contributing to this appeal? Any help would be very much appreciated.
J is 3yrs old, and is living with his Dad for half the week following the breakdown of his parents' relationship. Dad has set up their new home from scratch. He cannot afford all the clothing his son needs and is worried it will reflect negatively on him. J's Mum won’t send him any clothing. Would you help by contributing to the purchase of a coat, dressing gown, joggers, T-shirts, underpants, and two jumpers? This little boy's clothing needs can be met fully from the local supermarket.
B has taken her two grandchildren into her home due to their mum’s illness. Benefits are being reassessed but B needs bedding and towels as she has lived alone for 10 years. Beds are being supplied by a local charity but due to the delays in benefits and the urgency of the move, she would be grateful for this help. She needs two changes of bedding, pillows and quilts and two hand and bath towels which she can buy from her local supermarket. All help would be appreciated.
£120 is needed for shoes and clothes for this mother and her eight year old daughter, who has a disability. The cost of medical supplies has meant that they require help from the local food bank and have no spare funds for clothes or shoes. They currently only have flip flops as footwear. Any help would be very much appreciated.
This Nan lives with her daughter and her two grandchildren aged 16 and 14 years old, along with two other adult children. The family are isolated, and Nan is the main carer for the family. Her son has aspergers and her 16 year old granddaughter has type 1 diabetes, which is insulin controlled. The family have no support and are struggling to manage. The fridge freezer has broken which is vital for insulin storage as well as the practical needs for all the family. Please can we help support this family. Thank you.
This Mum is a single parent to her 5 year old son. She and her son both suffer with poor health, as they have a chromosomal deficiency. The little boy has Global Development Delay and speech/language delay. The family are isolated, Mum has poor mental health and they have suffered previous domestic abuse. The family's washing machine has broken, and Mum is washing all clothes by hand which is causing her a great deal of stress and physical pain. Please can we help this family? Many thanks.
We are working with a mum and teenage girl in Stourbridge who are engaging really well with their volunteers. Unfortunately, the teenager’s bedroom furniture is quite broken and we need to replace both the bed and wardrobe. We would be very grateful if a donation of £120 towards these items could be made so that this lovely girl can have a “proper” bedroom.
Could you donate to help a family make a new start? As a charity we are supporting a family who have been through an extremely turbulent time. The abuser within the family is now in prison, and the whole family are trying to start afresh in a new home. They finally feel safe and have somewhere permanent to live. We are trying to raise £120 to help them set up this home, to decorate it and make the children’s bedrooms nice in time for Christmas.
This very young lad needs urgent help as he is struggling with his peers and teachers at school. He is extremely angry all the time but will not discuss his situation at school or his home life with anyone. He is constantly being excluded from school and sent out at break time. At the age of 8 he should not have such devastating problems and the situation needs to be urgently addressed. We hope that with counselling he can discuss his anger without repercussions.
Y is a refugee with two young daughters. She is living in a small, cramped house and is struggling to make ends meet due to issues and delays with her Universal Credit claim. Coming into the winter months, she is in desperate need for suitable bedding and clothes for her children to keep them warm. She would be so very grateful for any help that you can offer.
O lives with her 4 children and her husband. They are originally from Poland and are currently awaiting a decision from the Home Office regarding their right to reside. At present they are receiving no income as they have no recourse to public funds. The family is really struggling and social services are involved. Please help them with a small amount towards a food shop to enable them to top up their cupboards and have access to food during this difficult time.
This couple has three teenage boys, and they are currently going through a difficult situation. The Father is not allowed to work or claim benefits while he awaits a departmental decision, which has now taken over 18 months. The Mother has been working in a low paid job, but is increasingly struggling with stress caused by her husband's increasing depression, financial poverty and the uncertainty. There is little money coming in, but with their three boys growing fast, coats and shoes are still needed. Please help them to get the things they need before the winter settles in.
X and Y came to study in the UK nine years ago when their daughter was two years old. She is now 11 and desperate to go to camp. The Home Office are currently preventing them from working and they are supported by church family and friends with basic funds for food as well as visiting the food bank. They have saved tiny amounts from their food money in the last four months and paid for a third of the costs, but they now have to pay for the rest. Mum is dreadfully anxious; this help would be a massive answer to prayer.
This lady's washing machine has broken but she has no spare money to buy a new one. She has a 9 year old daughter and a 12 year old son and is finding it difficult washing their clothes without a washer. She has some mental concentration issues, so a washing machine makes it easier to keep on top of things. She is quite isolated, with no friends or family around to help and struggles to speak English. Money for a new washing machine would make a great difference to her.
The applicant is a single mother with a 3 year old girl and a baby due in December. She had to leave many baby things when she moved. No help is available for her from the benefits office. She works as a hospital volunteer but has no paid employment and would appreciate help to provide for the new baby.
F and her four children are newly granted refugees. They are in financial difficulty because their Asylum Support was stopped 2 weeks ago and they are still waiting for their first Universal Credit payment. F has just moved into private accommodation and has to spend her Advance Payment of Universal Credit on bills, deposit and the first month's rent. This means she is left with no money to buy food for the family. Please help them during this period of settling into their new home.
J is currently living with her 18 year old daughter and their tumble dryer has broken. She is struggling to dry her and her daughter's clothes, and this will only get more difficult for her as winter approaches. Any help in getting a new dryer would be gratefully received and appreciated.
This lady is on Universal Credit and has five children to support. Her partner has lots of issues and isn't supporting her at present, and we suspect there is a history of domestic violence. The home is heated by oil and K has struggled to find the funds for a delivery. We have managed to get some funding to order some oil but £65 is still needed. She has also been supported by the foodbank.
S is a single mum to a pre-school child and has just been moved from temporary accommodation to permanent accommodation. The council had promised to give her a cooker from another house which was empty, but someone else was allocated the house with the cooker, and now there are no funds left to pay for a cooker for S. All she has is a microwave which is not suitable for the food she has received from our food bank. She is at risk of making both her and her child ill by not cooking food properly.
This lady's Health Visitor contacted us for help. Her client is in desperate need of a new mattress for her daughter's bed, but she can't afford to buy this herself. She would be so grateful for your help.
This lovely couple are expecting a baby in the next month. The mother is in need of a breast pump and some baby bottles. The father recently was made redundant and they are struggling to pay bills and provide food whilst waiting for benefits to be sorted. He is also searching for work. Please help this couple as they strive to give their new baby a good start in life by providing the nutrients it needs. Thank you.
S is a single mother who fled domestic violence with her young child. The child is being investigated for autism and learning difficulties. She has just started school but as her diagnosis has not yet been confirmed, she is not entitled to free transport to school. Her mother is on Universal Credits which are being reviewed due to her circumstances and has no transport. She is finding it extremely difficult to pay for taxi fares out of her low income.
This 22 year old woman and her two children were homeless and living in a hostel. They have now obtained an independent council tenancy. They are of African origin and have indefinite leave to remain in this country. The mother is still not receiving her full benefit entitlement, so the family income is low. She cannot afford to buy beds for her children and a local charity has provided one and also a microwave and kitchen items. A second bed would help the family enormously.
C and her partner have 4 children, the youngest is 5 weeks old. They live from benefit payment to benefit payment and have absolutely no spare money at all. Their washing machine is broken beyond repair and they are desperate for a replacement with all the washing needs of a family of 6. The health visitor is very concerned, they urgently need this help.
This young mum and her 2 young girls are in need of winter coats, clothes and shoes. B came to the UK several years ago and has made a home for herself here. She is an active member of the community. She opened up how she struggles financially and how she cannot afford clothes for herself and her two young children who are growing fast. She does try to stretch out her benefits and is very sad that her children have to do without. Thank you for helping this thoughtful Christian lady.
This young couple have a three year old child and have gotten into debt. They are really struggling with bills, and their child wets the bedding every night. This means they are spending money that they don't really have on washing bedding. All of this is affecting their relationship and we just want to help them to take the pressure off. Can you contribute to some of their electricity and gas bills?
On Tuesday 14th May the partner of the applicant, and the father of their 12 year old daughter, was killed in Middlesbrough. The family was already experiencing financial difficulties before this unexpected and horrendous event, so Acts 435 kindly stepped in to help with the costs of the funeral. This request is for help to provide a lasting memorial for the daughter, to help her remember her father. Her mother feels that if she can provide a lasting memorial of the relationship her daughter shared with her father, it would go some way to easing her grief.
Mum and Dad have worked hard to get their family back. They have turned their lives around with the help of Families First and moved house to get away from the problem area. Together they have proved their commitment for over one year and now their 3 children have now been returned to them. The house move took all their savings so they are struggling to furnish their new home. They are asking for your help to get each child a set of drawers for the bedrooms.
H is going through a very difficult divorce and has been left to support herself and her two teenage children. The family circumstances have had a severe impact particularly on the children. There is an opportunity for one of the children to go away on a youth camp that will help address his challenging behaviour and give H some respite from the pressures of worrying about him and dealing with his difficulties 24/7. The family has absolutely no spare money to be able to fund this.
This 9 year old girl had to change schools when her family moved house recently. She has to have uniform with the school logo which costs a lot - the cardigan and tie alone cost £20. The family receive Universal Credit but have debts and bills to pay. She is also prone to getting headlice. The lotion for this costs £20-25 as they have to treat all 4 in the family. They would really like to use a preventative lotion but this is also more than they can afford. Please help them.
M is looking after her granddaughter full time at her house, as the mother has mental health problems. Her son (the father) is currently out of work, and the mother is not willing to share any child care benefits she receives towards the cost of her daughter. M has to find the funds for school costs, school lunches and cost of driving her granddaughter to school, which she would be very grateful for your help with.
C is a single parent of three children, all of them under 6 years old. Her Universal Credit was capped four months ago, and she was exempt from benefits for nine months due to a technical issue which the Benefits Office failed to resolve. She is struggling to provide the most basic things her children need. It is especially difficult for her now as the weather is getting colder. Please help her to pay for bills, and buy food and school uniforms for her children.
C is a single parent with four children. She does all she can to work part-time, but she is still dependent on benefits to enable her and her children to live. The two older children have a school residential which will cost £244 each to attend. C is desperate for her children not to miss out on this experience, but cannot afford the cost. Raising half the amount will go a long way to enabling the children to go with their classmates, as the school have agreed to cover the shortfall. This request is for a contribution towards the cost for her first child.
This young person has recently left foster care and has found herself a new flat. We are helping her to finalise setting this up, and she is in need of flooring for the hallway and the kitchen. The flooring will help to keep her warm, as well as make her new flat feel more homely. However she cannot afford it. Please consider giving to this girl as she starts life as an adult.
This family had to leave their home in Syria and move to Lebanon where their son had no education for a number of years. They then moved to the UK but their son found it too hard to go straight into full time education so had to leave. This has affected their benefits. The son is now back in education and benefits will be reinstated but this is taking time. In the meantime they need help to heat their home.
M is a single mother who has fled from an abusive relationship. She was recently evicted from her property with little warning as her landlord had sold it. She has been given a final gas bill which she cannot afford. Her mental health is being affected by the stress. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
I work part time and also care for my partner, who has mental health problems, and my three young children. I have fallen into debt and we are now being chased for money by court bailiffs. After advice we have now accessed help from Citizens Advice to try and take control of our finances but need £90 in order to apply for Debt Relief Order and we do not have any spare money to pay for this. If I am able to access support for the £90 this will be a great relief to me and help me sleep again at night.
This young mum of 2 has had to flee her home town because of domestic violence. They have left everything behind and are now living in a refuge. She has one teenager and one junior, and is struggling to pay for their uniforms. Any donation would be a huge help.
C is a single parent with four children. She has a part-time job which enables her to support her children, but only with the bare essentials. Her two older children have a school residential which will cost £244 each to attend. C would love for her children to be able to take part in this trip, but simply cannot afford the cost. Raising half the amount will go a long way towards enabling the children to go with their classmates, as the school have agreed to cover the shortfall. This request is for a contribution towards the cost for her second child.
A and his partner have come for money advice. They have a young family but debts from their past are taking their toll. They are desperate to give their children a happy life but debt is causing massive anxiety which is now restricting their lives. They are afraid to leave their home and don't know where to turn for help. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give such relief - they were in tears when they heard about it and couldn't believe they could be debt free with a future full of hope for their family.