F is a lone parent on a low income. She has been off work with no pay after contracting Covid-19. During this time she has not been able to pay her rent and is now in arrears. She can afford her weekly rent but has not got enough to pay the arrears. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
S lives with her partner and young son. They live in a rented accommodation and her partner has just lost his employment. They were looking into moving into a bigger property due to lack of storage in their current home, however due to loss of employment they are unable to pay the upfront costs for a new property nor purchase storage extension items. Please help this young family with the small cost to support them to buy storage solutions until they can afford to move into a bigger home.
FF is a mother of 2 and has been furloughed since march due to Covid 19 and has been shielding. With both her sons at home and consuming a lot more than usual with being off school, FF has incurred higher living expenses. This has meant some bills have been left unpaid in order to get food. Any help received will contribute towards unpaid bills and groceries.
This client has had to flee domestic abuse from a member of her family, she has been living in a women's refuge but has now secured an unfurnished flat. She has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychosis and is currently being assessed for a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. She is on a very low income, in receipt of age related Universal Credit which provides very little after essential outgoings. She does not have any family or friends and limited services due to Covid 19.
A lady from our Church donated a second hand bed to a family in her community struggling during the Covid-19 crisis. She discovered further need for bedding and mattresses for the children who were sleeping on old and worn out mattresses that were unsafe. She contacted our advocate asking for help. A gift of £150 would enable this family to replace the children's bedding making sure they are safe in bed and get a good nights sleep.
D is in primary 4 and his parents have been unable to afford an ipad for him to complete school work. They are a family of 5 and were managing on one wage when dad recently lost his job. Now that D is back at at school he is missing out on elements of classwork and homework without this technology and I know the family are struggling to buy essentials and are unable to afford this.
G is in primary 3 and is in need of an ipad to complete some of her school work. G is part of a family of 5 and her dad who was the sole earner recently lost his job due to Covid 19. Mum and dad are struggling to pay for essentials, this funding would greatly help this family to provide a great education tool.
This gentleman lives in a remote area and is unable to work. He is self isolating as he has recently had treatment for cancer and has no immune system. We are supporting him with his mental health issues and with his benefits/finances. We are seeking help please with the payment of the costs of heating his rented home for the coming months. We are also seeking alternative accommodation for him, however this is taking longer due to the Covid-19 situation. Thank you for any help you can give.
G was taken into hospital with suspected Covid-19. She was in hospital for 3 weeks, and unfortunately whilst she was in hospital someone broke into her home and took many of her personal belongings as well as her sofa and cooker. The police are involved and someone has been arrested. Sadly G wasn't insured and cannot afford to replace the items that were stolen. Her friends and family have helped her but she doesn't have a cooker. Please help her if you can, she really deserves some help.
S was working as a bar manager before Covid-19, he was laid off and even though he qualified for benefits he quickly got into debt. He doesn't have any savings and the drop in income has affected his ability to pay his outgoings. He has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but the admin fee is £90 which he cannot afford. Your help with this will allow him to make a fresh start and pay an agreed amount to his creditors. Please help S have a fresh start - thank you.
After months struggling with unemployment M found a job in another city, far from his house. He starts very early and because of that he will not be able to get to work using public transport. He managed to buy an old car but he is struggling to pay the first insurance installment as he hasn't received his first salary yet. If you could help that would be great! God bless you.
N was unemployed for several months due to Covid-19. She has now managed to find a job and has started working, but she needs to pay some household bills and also buy some suitable clothes for work. She would really appreciate help from Acts 435 towards this if possible. Thank you.
Whilst waiting for a Covid-19 test to come back, D and their family have been self-isolating. In this situation they have not been at work or been paid as they are on a zero-hours contract. This means that this month they are £100 short of the full rent amount for their social housing accommodation. It would be a huge help if we could help with a rent top-up during this uncertain time. As soon as they can get back to work they will be able to keep on top of rent and bills again. Thank you.
B is 73 years old. She was living until recently in a private rented property but the landlord served her notice to leave just before lockdown. Luckily she was offered sheltered accommodation and she moved in, but her sofa was broken and so she has been just been sitting on a kitchen chair or her bed throughout lockdown. She cannot afford to buy a sofa, but is desperate to sit in a comfy seat. Please could you help her to buy a replacement sofa? Thank you.
This client has always worked but has had ill heath since March 2020. This has impacted the family's financial situation and they are struggling. Her husband is alcohol dependent and is working to try to become sober. She has two teenage daughters whose mental health have been impacted since Covid-19 and due to their circumstances. One of the daughters is sleeping on a mattress that is unsuitable and we would like to be able to provide a new bed and mattress for her.