Through many weeks and months of counselling S is making good progress with his issues of PTSD following Domestic Abuse. He still has unsolved issues but the counsellor is confident that these can be addressed in his final sessions. They are really pleased with his progress and he appreciates all the help he is being given through Acts 435 and the counsellor in charge of his case. Can we get this man over his final hurdle? Thank you.
S is struggling with debts and is currently receiving help from the local Foodbank. She is also dealing with some difficult situations, including domestic abuse. On top of this she is appealing a Personal Independence Payment decision. Due to these issues she is unable to work and is struggling to pay her gas and electric bill, which means she faces losing heating for her home. Any support would hugely benefit her physical and mental wellbeing.
Mr P and his wife fled domestic violence after living with his mother and step father. They were homeless for a short while, but due to the danger the family were in their daughter was taken into care. Mr P and his wife now have a permanent home and their aim is to take back custody of their child. To do this, they must show they can look after themselves as well as a child. They have bought a double mattress but are using it on the floor and they need help with a bed frame.
T is a single mum who has recently moved to the area following several months in a refuge. After settling her 5 year old into our church school the council sadly moved them from their temporary accommodation into more permanent housing a 30 minute train journey away. We would love to be able to help her with a rail pass as this is a taking a large toll on their finances.
A's daughter has had a sudden mental health breakdown and is not able to look after her children, which has meant that A now has the sudden responsibility for two young children for an unknown amount of time. A and her partner are both currently not working and live on state benefits and this money doesn't go very far. The children have come to her with little clothing and the urgent priority of feeding the family has had to come first with great difficulty.
This mum of 3 girls (11, 5 and 3 years old) has had to move due to domestic violence. The family are in temporary accommodation but are hoping that they will soon be given a permanent home. The oldest girl is in urgent need of a bed and they would like something to sit on in their lounge. The mum is suffering from anxiety and other mental health issues. Please would you help them to make a fresh start? Thank you.
V has been given a place in a hostel after fleeing from her previous partner due to his coercive and emotional abuse. She was in a refuge initially over the summer but has now been placed more permanently, and is normalising her life. She is a grandmother in her 40s and she needs storage space in her small room for her possessions. An ottoman single bed is the obvious solution, and she would be grateful if we could assist her to buy one.
This young lady and her baby have been living in a refuge due to domestic violence. The lady has now been offered a property via our local housing association and is very keen to move on with her life. She has managed to purchase carpets via a weekly payment scheme but still hasn't managed to save enough money for a washing machine, which is vital due to the 6 month old baby and the remote location of the property. A washing machine would really help her to gain independence and confidence in the fresh start. Thank you.
M is fleeing a household fire and domestic violence and is being moved to a new, unfurnished flat. She has very little left from the fire and larger items of furniture needed are a sofa, table and chairs and mattresses for a double and a toddler bed. She has a young family (2 under 5) and really needs these basic items to start afresh in a new town and make her flat feel like home. She is being supported by local agencies/charities who are helping with food and smaller household items.
This lady has worked very hard to overcome the difficulties she's facing; trying to keep away from her ex-partner in spite of his frequent attempts to break the injunction against him. To reduce her reliance on benefits she works part time and is making an excellent job of bringing up her 4 year old son. Her vacuum cleaner has now broken and she is struggling to find a replacement that she can afford. Please could you help replace it?
N was a victim of significant emotional and financial abuse for 20 years. She has now been safely rehoused but has been left with debts and often struggles with simple everyday tasks - some days are better than others. A freezer would enable her to shop and cook on the days she can manage this but have food available from it for the days when she is struggling.