Client has been homeless and sofa surfing for the last 2 years, been dog-sitting for a friend but will have to leave soon after they return, so will be back on the streets. Would like some money to buy new waterproofs and warm clothing, especially in this recent cold snap. Client is making an effort in getting re-housed and has an appointment with St Petroc's, which is a supported housing organisation, to help get him back on his feet.
T is a recovering alcoholic doing very well. He has severe arthritis in his hands, feet back and hips after living on the streets in the past. He has to keep warm. He is receiving Employment and Support Allowance and has very little money left after paying for food and household bills. He walks into town everyday and desperately needs a warm weatherproof coat, jumper and over trousers. Please help us keep him warm and well in this cold weather.
This family have finally got their Universal Credit approved but the first payment had to pay off some debts and bills that had accumulated. Their budget should be fine once they get their second payment in 2 or 3 weeks but until then they have no spare. We've given them a food parcel but their 14 year old son needs new shoes and other equipment for school and they can't afford it. If we could pay for these items it would make such a difference to them and get them back on track.
In August last year L moved from a homeless shelter into her own place with her 2 year old child. She does have a washing machine, but is struggling to dry their clothes in the current conditions. She is currently drying in her own place, which is taking a couple of days, and over the last few months she has seen an increase in damp and mould. She is looking for £120 to buy a condenser drier, which has been sourced from a reputable, local CIC, who sell refurbished and tested white goods.