VB is moving to a new tenancy from an overcrowded flat where she has memories of the loss of a child. She has 5 children and is expecting another baby. She lives with her husband who has severe depression. She now has the chance to start again in a bigger house with a garden where the children can play in safety and she can leave her bad memories behind. However, the family needs help with the cost of the removal.
JT is a single parent with a 3 year old boy and an 11 year old girl. He has had to leave his job to look after his children and has little income. The family is receiving food from Fareshare at East Oldham Methodist Church. He needs a new sofa as the old one is broken beyond repair, and he has now way to afford this himself.
"My partner and I are asking for help for a new cooker. The local Church has so kindly helped us and our 2 small children with lots of furniture. A cooker will complete our kitchen needs. Your help would mean that our move into the flat could be so smooth and easy instead of difficult and stressful."
This lady, having been made homeless, has just been allocated a flat in our town. She came to England 3 years ago seeking work as a British citizen and has struggled since becoming pregnant with her second child. She and her partner are lovely people with a Christian background. We are hoping for this family to become a beautiful addition to our Community. We have helped with furniture; a fridge freezer will make family life much easier, particularly with budgeting until they start work.
This lady has recently ended a relationship and fallen into the benefits crisis hole. She has an 8 year old son, who she loves so much, who is now with his father. She has hit rock bottom so many times and is so often in tears, but our Church is committed to walking with her until her life is stabilised and her son back living with her. Getting electricity and gas back on is step one; please help if you can.
J is a single-parent living with her daughter and 12 year old son in rented accommodation and she is a full-time carer for her daughter who has multiple health problems. J has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. As she is in receipt of benefits and on a low income, she is struggling to afford a new school uniform for her son. The local authority has withdrawn the funding for school uniforms so she would be grateful for any financial assistance you can provide.
J's daughter cannot commute to and from school alone, she needs the help of J to get there. J's daughter has learning difficulties and cannot travel alone so the ability to obtain a bus pass for J means that she can take her to school in good time.