This client is a vulnerable man in his 40s. He has slept rough for many years and is now in a bedsit. He receives benefits but has high food costs due to a special diet and travel costs due to his disability. He is appealing the refusal of Personal Independent Payment so is on a reduced income. The client has gained weight due to his severely reduced mobility and has very little clothing that fits. We are seeking support to buy two pairs of trousers, two t-shirts, two jumpers and a pair of shoes for the winter.
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.
£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.
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.
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.
D is working with Christians Against Poverty to deal with her debts. She has recently found employment but has no coat for the winter. As the cold approaches, it would be great if anyone felt able to contribute to helping her get to work appropriately dressed. Thank you.
This lady is getting help to rehabilitate after a short time in prison but has no money for the clothing she needs. The shoes she was given in prison are too tight and are hurting her feet. Her Universal Credit was stopped and she is now having to reapply, but there is a five-week wait. She's living in a caravan and needs the gas bottle filled to provide for heating and cooking. We've given her food via the food bank. If we can get her through this time it'll help her get back on her feet.
A 27 year old man who has arrived from Sudan is seeking asylum and living in Leeds. He is ill-prepared for the cold weather ahead. He is studying at college and can walk there but needs winter shoes, a coat and a backpack. He is unable to save for these with so little benefit to live on. Please help him to settle well in Leeds.
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.
M has escaped domestic violence and is staying at present in a Travelodge hotel in a strange town waiting for accommodation. She fled without anything at all - just the clothes on her back. If we could assist her with some basic items to see her through this initial stage of her new life she will be so grateful. The foodbank volunteers are feeding her and making sure she is okay.
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.
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.
I am requesting financial support for a mother of two children under 4 years who has fled domestic violence. She is in temporary accommodation and needs furniture and warm clothing for her children as the clothing they have is not suitable for the upcoming winter. This mother is not working, she has only started receiving some benefits, but not all that she is entitled to which means, that her housing costs are only partially covered. Financial support would be of benefit.