This client is a lone parent to 2 young children (aged 9 and 1 years old). She has not been able to return to her previous job after maternity leave as she has depression and anxiety. She has been awarded Universal Credit and Child Benefit, but she took an advance on the money while she was being assessed which means she has very little spare after essentials. She lives in a flat and as the baby creates a lot of washing they have damp clothing in the flat which is detrimental to the health of the family.
This low income family has a child who has special educational needs. She has recently moved to a new school which can better meet those needs. The family can't afford to buy her a new uniform having already bought a one in September. We'd like to help!
T is starting over after leaving a violent and abusive relationship. She is struggling on benefits and is having to use a local foodbank. She has no spare money to buy any winter clothes and is desperate for winter clothes, footwear and bedding as she had to leave a lot of things behind when she left the relationship. Any help given will be greatly appreciated.
This 12 year old boy has been removed from his parents and is now living with other family who are struggling to meet the additional financial demands of looking after him. His biggest current need is clothing, as he didn't bring much with him when he was removed from his parental home.
A 25 year old asylum seeking single mum of a 1 year old is trying to manage on the very limited National Asylum Support Service. She receives some help from Meeting Point in Leeds, but we don't have the chest of drawers she needs or the clothing for her son. She has found a used chest of drawers and needs warm clothes for him. Please help her to have what she needs at this stressful time as she awaits the decision on her asylum claim.
I has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help for a few years now. She is steadily paying off debts, but has a very low income. This winter she has no winter boots or warm coat. It would be really helpful to her if you could donate some money for clothes, so she can keep paying her bills and debts. Thank you.
We are supporting a family with 3 children and the middle child aged 7 is sadly losing her sight. We are starting the process of applying for disability benefits but this will take some time. Mum, herself, has heath conditions and needs support. Due to her daughter's sight problems, her clothes get very messy and dirty, especially at school as she cannot see where paint etc is spilling and loses uniform as she doesn't see when things have dropped. A replacement school sweatshirt would be great.