E has had a challenging childhood and struggled to parent her children, who are in the care of extended family. Her little baby is currently very unwell, and professionals agree that E would really benefit from some counselling to give her the best chance of being able to care well for this precious baby - she's never been offered this. We would match-fund the £120 as a church for a course of counselling to best resource her as a mum and give this new family unit the very best chance of happiness.
This single mum has difficulty leaving her house due to severe anxiety and agoraphobia and a fear of vomiting/being ill in public. This means that the only way she can get her 6 and 16 year old daughters to school is by taxi, but she has been turned down for help with the costs. Her Family Support Worker is appealing this decision and has helped her put in a Personal Independence Payment claim. In the meantime, this grant will enable her to temporarily continue to afford to send her children to school.
H is a young lady suffering from anxiety and depression since her Grandmother was diagnosed with Alziemer's. The effect on her entire family is taking its toll. H is also worried about her Grandfather's health as he is already grieving the loss of his wife, and he is her main carer. H is overwhelmed and prone to self-harming.
M struggles to manage his anger. He has a young family, he and his wife are getting worried about his situation. The survival of his marriage is dependent on him getting help to curb his anger. Counselling will hopefully help him to do this, and he would be really grateful for any donations towards a fresh start for this family.
This client is a mother of a boy of 5 and a girl of 2. She has struggled for years with her son’s behaviour and is attending a reducing challenging behaviour course for children with autism. Her son has now been diagnosed with Autism. G is trying desperately hard to improve things for her family. The son’s behaviour is impacting on his little sister, they are currently sharing a bedroom in their 2 bedroom flat. This is a request for funds to help mum to divide the bedroom so that her son has his own area.
C is a single mum, separated due to domestic violence, who works as a radiographer for the NHS. She manages to cover all her rent and bills, but there is nothing left to pay for any out-of-school activities for her children. She sometimes has to access the foodbank. Her son aged 13 would like to do his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. The school will pay for half but Mum can't afford the other half. Doing the award would really help her son, who has suffered as a result of the home situation.
K and her partner are having a difficult time with ill health and changes in jobs, resulting in a period of unemployment. K's daughter aged 7 has complex needs connected to her autism diagnosis and self harms along with other difficult behaviours. She can't wear clothes if they have become dirty and so uses a lot of school uniform. Due to the unemployment and ill health issues the family just can't afford the uniform their daughter needs. Any help is appreciated.