M is bringing up he 2 sons aged 8 & 10 on her own. She works hard to provide for them but is struggling to buy all the uniform they need for the new term. Her older son has autism, and they are relieved that he has at last been given a place at a local special school. But because of his needs he has to have specific fabrics next to his skin. This makes what was already a significant expenditure, out of reach for this family. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
MC is homeless and has a congenital heart condition. He was recently hospitalised and during this time all his belongings were stolen. He has only one set of clothing.,
ML is a young man with autism. His income has been drastically reduced after withdrawal of benefits. His shoes are beyond repairs and he also needs clothing.
GO is an asylum seeker seeking leave to remain. Her 4 year old son is due to start school in September and she canoot afford to buy the uniform.
A young single mum with 4 children, and pregnant with her 5th is struggling on benefits as she has been hit by the benefits cap and a reduction in housing support. She has come out of a situation of domestic violence and has a lot of stress and pressure to handle. She is in need of financial support to buy school uniforms for September, as she will have 4 children in school at that point, 2 of which are starting new schools and will be needing the full uniform from scratch.
Jenny is a single mum of two boys, one of whom has special needs. Jenny has been out of work for the past few months and is struggling to find a role that enables her to meet the needs of her children. The eldest is starting school in September and needs a new uniform. Unfortunately, as the school is brand new, it's not possible for Jenny to buy items second hand and is finding it really hard to purchase the new items needed. This money would go more than half way in getting what her son needs.
C is a single mother on a low income who is struggling with debt. She has two children requiring shoes and uniform for the new school term in September. She would like to buy these in the school holidays before term starts.
Sadly this man's partner unexpectedly left him taking his daughter with her. He does get to see his daughter but is in debt and has no spare money. He's lost a lot of weight and can't afford to replace his oversized clothes. Also his flat needs painting. He is very depressed and can do little to cheer himself up as he has no spare money. We are helping him with debt counselling but would love to be able to let him get some paint and clothes that fit him to help build his self-esteem back up.
Andrew is a single parent who has recently gained custody of his teenage daughter after her mother passed away and he has just started to receive Universal Credit and Child Benefit after several weeks delay in the processing of his benefit claims. Andrew's daughter was previously living in a different town so he needs help purchasing a school uniform for her new school. The council has recently cut the support available for school uniforms.
K who is on low income urgently needs replacement clothes & footwear (the sole is hanging off on his trainers). He is happy to make these purchases at Charity Shops.
School uniform required for an 11 year old girl whose mother died 1 year ago. She begins high school in september but her father who she was reunited with after her mother died currently has no access to work or public money as he is waiting immigration hearing so can not afford to buy it.
Melissa is a single parent living with her 12 year old daughter and she claims Job Seekers Allowance £73.10 per week, Child Benefit £20.70 per week and Child Tax Credit £62.71 per week. Melissa needs help purchasing a school uniform for her daughter: £40.99 blazer, £17 P.E. Top, £10 shorts, £30 for two skirts and £5.99 for a school tie.