This request is for a mother of two teenage boys struggling to make ends meet. She needs strong leather shoes for her work and usually has to pay up to £90 for these since she has arthritic feet. She has been wearing very old, unsuitable shoes for the last 12 months to enable her to buy food for herself and the boys. Having the new shoes would dramatically reduce her pain and improve her comfort at work.
This lady has 3 children and she is pregnant. She is alone with no support looking after her children but she also has to look after her 16 year old brother. she is struggling to find the money for basic necessities and needs for her family. She has to buy uniforms for her children but she can't afford it.
B is a 16 year old girl staying on in full time education, following a disagreement with her parents, relationships have broken down and B has been living with her older sister for the past 2 months who receives no help to support her, B is in need of a winter coat and school shoes, any help would be appreciated.
MK is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He has been in prison and is under the supervision of the Probation Service. He is struggling to survive on benefits and has few clothes,
This client is currently homeless and is "sofa surfing". She is claiming Job Seekers' Allowance but has now found employment. However, she does not receive her first wage until the end of October. Meanwhile she needs specialist factory boots, trousers, shirts and a jacket. The estimated cost is jacket £35, specialist boots £50, 2 pairs of trousers £ 30, 2 shirts £25. Friends would make up any cost in excess of £120. Any support would be very welcome.
This forty two year old lady suffered with alcohol addiction for many years. She has spent the past year on a residential rehabilitation programme and has responded very well. She is now completely dry and lives in supported housing as the next step to independent living. Having gained weight during her treatment she has very few clothes that fit. She needs winter clothing and your help would be most appreciated as she cannot afford to purchase from her employment & support allowance.