Mum lives with her 3 children in a new house, having moved due to domestic abuse. Mum is trying to create a normal life for the children and a loving home. The youngest, who is 2 years old, is in need of a bed and bedding as he is currently sleeping in Mum's bed.
This single Mum has recently fled an abusive relationship with her children’s father. She is building a life for her and her children while also dealing with the additional needs of her eldest. She is receiving support with budgeting, paying bills and building the confidence for her to be able to go to the supermarkets which is more cost effective. But she can’t afford to the extra cost of replacing her broken washing machine.
C is a single parent with 2 children aged 1 and 3. She was placed in temporary accomodation having fled a violent partner. She has secured permanent accomodation but has very little furniture. She has a good kingsize matress but needs a bed base and wardrobe.
Z is working with the local Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre to deal with her debts. She was in an abusive marriage for 12 years which led to a 5 year addiction. Since going through rehab with the local Addiction Centre, she has worked hard to turn her life around and is now 18 months sober. She aims to furnish a bedroom in her flat so that she can have her children to stay overnight. CAP have advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order but she doesn't have the funds.
We have recently supported this client to move to her own flat, away from areas her abuser frequents. There is a delay in the issue of one of the key benefits she needs in order to sustain living there however and we are currently helping her pursue this with the DWP. Some interim funding would be hugely useful in ensuring bills can be paid until the longer term financial support is in place.
B is suffering from severe anxiety and depression as her everyday life is under scrutiny by her family members. This has built up over the years, but now she feels she must seek professional help before it does permanent damage to her well-being and life. Her aim is to build up her self-esteem and resilience. The counselling she has had to date has helped her to believe in herself again. Can we help her to progress further with some additional sessions?
This lady has been left with anxiety and stress after an abusive relationship that has affected her deeply. She is seeking professional help to understand her emotions to avoid the situation she is now in and move on. Her past has left her with insomnia and a lack of self-worth. Can we help her to regain her strength?
This client endured years of abuse by her ex partner, who was alcohol dependent and very controlling. She has managed to flee with her school aged son and is wanting to start a new chapter in her life. She does not have a bed and mattress for her son to sleep on and is in desperate need for him to be able to sleep comfortably on a bed. Your help is greatly appreciated.
This young family have had to move house due to worries about domestic violence and inappropriate relationships. They have no furniture or flooring, and if you are able to help with the bedroom carpet, it would make a real difference.
This young mother has had to flee domestic violence with her young family. She has now been given a house, but has no furniture. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
Safe Families are supporting a single mum and her two daughters who have suffered terrible domestic violence for many years. The family are struggling to leave the home due to fear, and have not been going out even to their garden. We would like to encourage the family to spend time outside, as a first step of building confidence, and the youngest daughter has expressed an interest in looking after flowers. Please can you help us make the garden an inviting space for them to spend this summer?
Safe Families are supporting a mother and her sixteen year old daughter. Both of them struggle with their mental health and mum has been in a series of abusive relationships. However, they are now hoping to move forward with hope and have recently moved into a new flat, but they have little furniture. The family enjoy eating meals together and would benefit from a dining table and chairs so they can sit together at mealtimes. Could you help to give this family a fresh start in their new home?
I have just spoken to this delightful lady who was previously seen at the Lewisham Foodbank. She has asked me to share with you that she has escaped domestic violence and has a Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) letter. As a result, she lost almost all of her possessions and has been sleeping on an air bed and a two seater chair for over a year. She would be very grateful to have a double bed frame to sleep on, as it would make life feel a lot better. Thank you so much for reading this.
I have just spoken to this delightful lady who was previously seen at the Lewisham Foodbank. She asked me to share with you that she has escaped domestic violence and she has a Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) letter. As a result, she lost almost all of her possessions and has been sleeping on an air bed and a two seater chair for over a year. She would be very grateful to have a double mattress to sleep o,n as it would make life feel a lot better. Thank you so much for reading this.
This lady has fled from a violent and abusive situation with her young son. She has been put into temporary accommodation, but has no means of washing their clothes. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
This lady is trying to make a fresh start after leaving a violent and abusive home. She has a young son and needs to have a washing machine plumbed in, but does not have the means to pay for this.
We were approached by a Social Housing provider after this lady arrived fleeing domestic violence (DV). She had to leave her job after nine years and is applying for Universal Credit. The children's dad (not the DV perpetrator) lives quite far away and has parental responsibility for the children every other weekend. Mum doesn't drive and needs to pay for the children to visit their dad but is struggling to do so until her Universal Credit payments come through. Please can you help this lady in a very stressful situation?
L fled domestic violence with her two young children. They have been living in temporary accommodation for their safety, before finding a permanent property. Their new home is unfurnished. L has been able to get most items herself but she has been struggling to pay for a wardrobe. This will allow her to keep her home clean and tidy but more importantly, L and her children will not have to live out of suitcases and bin bags.
This request was made by a Young Parents Support Worker regarding a young woman who has fled domestic abuse and is currently in a refuge. She has two small children and has been given a flat which she hopes to move into within the next two weeks. She desperately needs funds to purchase items of furniture as she has nothing since she fled. Her Universal Credit claim will not start properly until next month. Your help will be invaluable.
M had to flee her abusive partner with her 4 month old premature baby and the clothes on her back. They have no access to public funds and are couch surfing with friends. They have been asked to move on soon. M has now contacted welfare and housing advise organisations and is hoping to turn her situation around. She is receiving support from other charities with special items for her premature baby. Can you please help this mum buy a change of clothes, shoes and personal items like toiletries?