We are supporting an older Mum who lives alone with her 5 year old son and has no washing machine. The little boy is on the pathway for ADHD and has challenging behaviour. Mum has suffered from previous domestic abuse and has severe anxiety. Having no washing machine is causing her a great deal of extra work and is time consuming. The family have few resources and this added stress means she is struggling to manage. Please can we help the family by enabling them to get a washing machine. Many Thanks.
This Mum is a single parent to 5 children aged between 5 to 19 years old. The eldest child has learning and physical disabilities including being blind. The family have been through a difficult time and have recently moved home. Mum has suffered domestic abuse and has poor mental health. The family's fridge/freezer has broken and they cannot afford to replace this. The family have no support and limited resources, the fridge/freezer is needed for them all to ensure good health and food hygiene. Many thanks.
This Mum has 3 young children and has little support. Mum's eldest child is 8 years old and has autism, he has challenging behaviour and cannot be left alone. At present Mum is struggling to keep the children safe as she has no stair gates so cannot leave the younger children in a room safely, or her son, as he has no awareness of danger. Mum has little resources and for safety reasons would find the stair gates really helpful. Many thanks.
This Mum is parent to 5 children aged between 3 and 10 years old. Mum lives with her partner who is Dad to her 3 year old twins. Mum has a 6 year old son who is on the autistic spectrum and her 5 year old son has been through a very difficult time. Mum suffers with poor mental health and anxiety due to a previous domestically violent relationship and struggles with the demands of a young family. A tumble dryer would help alleviate some of this stress of caring for the family and keep her health stable. Many thanks.
R has 3 children, two with severe disabilities. One son requires constant care and is going into part-time residential care. Their house is not carpeted and carpets are needed to make the house more comfortable for the whole family. The family is being supported by the Keyring charity which helps vulnerable people cope with independent living.
This Dad of 4 young children is currently in the process of moving into new accommodation. They have no flooring or carpets fitted. He has to find all items to furnish and equip their new home. Dad is working and is just about managing to make ends meet. Helping this family to lay flooring/carpets will be such a blessing to them during this stressful time.
T is single mother of 3 children under the age of 8 and is in receipt of benefits. The children's father is not helping her out and has not been for some time. She is struggling with some debt and trying to manage on her income from benefits. She was given a second-hand cooker about a year ago but that is now smoking and not safe to use. She doesn't have enough money to buy another one. She is managing using a chip pan and a microwave but is concerned that she is not able to make healthy meals for her children.
This client is a young single mum aged 19 years old on benefits who has just been given a home. It is her first home and she is in need of a fridge freezer. This will help her with the cost of cooking and storing her baby’s food but she cannot afford to buy one herself. Can you help?
This single mother of 3 was referred to us by the local children's centre when she came to them for support after having her benefits stopped. She had recently been working but left her job 12 months ago and has yet to find employment. She has 3 young children and is struggling to make ends meet with no income. While her benefits are stopped the main things she needs are a new pram for her youngest daughter and children's clothes for all of her children to ensure they are clean and warm.
This client who used to be a tenant in our supported accommodation has made massive steps towards independence over the past few years. We learnt last year that she had a child and for the first time was allowed to keep the child because of her life improvement. She is now at a stage where she wants to carry that on and start volunteering, but needs support to help put the child into nursery. This would cover those costs until her money situation was sorted and she could afford this herself.