This family have a child due to start secondary school and are desperately worried about the high costs of the uniform required. The family have faced difficulties over the last couple of years as father has suffered serious illness and although he has recovered he has since been made redundant due to the pandemic. They are currently relying on benefits whilst looking for work and have had to use their local foodbank. They are already struggling to meet day to day costs and the added costs of a uniform is a worry. Can you help them?
A has lived in London for 17 years but has immigration issues and does not have the right to work. He worships with our church and is very helpful around our neighbourhood. He has no fixed abode and is currently in a temporary hostel. His vulnerable circumstances have led to some mild depression and he is occasionally the victim of verbal or physical violence. He spends much of the day on the streets and needs a fresh set of clothing to replace his existing ones which are becoming threadbare.
My client fled Domestic Violence and is a high risk DV case. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and has two children, but has recently experienced financial abuse and is now experiencing affects from this. My client hopes you might be able to help with £150 to help pay towards service charge fees, travel costs to appointments/ to see family (they live far away) and clothing for the children.
S is a single mum with 2 dependent children, living in rented accommodation and currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S is currently only able to afford the basics in the house. Now the children have to go back to school in the next week and she cannot afford to get them the needed uniform, and she has no relatives that can help her. This would be a great help for her and her children otherwise she doesn't know what she will do to get their uniforms.
K is a young mother who has just found out she is expecting her second child. This has caused her extra stress and anxiety due to the fact that she now has to move home and area to get the support she needs from her family. This has left her struggling both mentally and financially, and due to her growing baby she no longer fits into any clothes and has no money to buy any as she needs every penny for her new home and new baby.
Clothes are desperately needed for a 5 year old girl, a 6 year old girl and an 8 month old baby boy. The girls also need shoes as their current footwear has holes in or have worn down so badly they can’t walk properly. Mum has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. The kids have no toys at all and the only clothes they possess are what we have given them. She will be grateful for any assistance. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
This gentleman, A, has survived being on the streets despite having no arms. He is now in temporary accommodation and is in desperate need of assistance. He needs a microwave and toaster so his carer can prepare simple meals for him (and feed him). He needs clothing too including shoes. Any assistance you can give will have a huge effect on him. Thank you.
D has moved into emergency accommodation. He has spent his money on essential items and cannot afford to put new trainers on his feet. His previous four pairs of trainers came from a charity shop and I’d like to try and get him a brand new pair. It will make a huge difference to his mental health and wellbeing. I’d be very grateful if you could assist. Thank you.
J lives in Lancaster and needs £120 to buy school clothes for her 6 year old son who attends a local school. She separated from her partner after domestic violence and he refuses to help with money. This will probably be sorted out in the long term, but she needs money now because the boy has outgrown his previous clothes, including shoes. She lives on Universal Credit and has no savings. Please can you help with the £120 needed? Thanks.
D has been clean for a year, but the fines still coming out of his benefits are making daily living costs very difficult, and the addiction medication he is on has caused him to gain a lot of weight. He is now ready to look for employment again but has no presentable clothes that fit, and his shoes have holes in. Please could you help provide him with some new shoes and items of clothing? Thank you.