G is a single mum with a 5 year old child and was recently given the opportunity to move a village closer to her family and friends. The house she was given by the local authority was in an appalling condition and G is struggling to make it habitable for herself and her son. The local authority expected G to move into her new property within four days. She is working room by room and living in completed rooms only. G still needs help with paint purchases and new carpeting for her son's room.
A has recently left a violent relationship and is having to move into another property quickly. She is receiving support from Harbour due to the experiences she has endured. She has recently started a new job however she is awaiting her first wage. She needs to remove all of her belongings from her previous home however she is struggling to pay for a removal van. Please help this lady with the costs of removals so she can settle in her new home.
B is a young lady who has just moved to her own tenancy and is seeking assistance to obtain suitable flooring for her kitchen and bathroom. She spent about 18 months living between her extended family and her partner's family until she was able to get her own tenancy. This unsettled period was due to the deteriorating relationship with her mother, making it impossible for them to live together. B now lives in a downstairs flat so suitable flooring would help keep her flat warmer and keep heating costs down. This would also help her make a home for herself and raise her self esteem and confidence to move forward with her life, and hopefully improve her relationship with her mother again.
We are supporting a young Mum and her 2 year old son. We are looking to raise £120 towards the cost of fitting her new carpet. Our volunteers are trying to support this young Mum as she gets on her feet, and we would love to help her make their home comfortable.
M was referred to us from a local re-housing charity following eviction from his home of 6 years due to a change of landlord earlier this year and conflict in the relationship. M is sofa-surfing and hiding from other creditors but desperately wants to move on. Getting a Debt Relief Order will enable him to do this. He has no one to ask for monetary help and being on Universal Credit means he has no spare income to save. M is trying to turn a bad situation into something positive - can you help?
A is struggling with poor mental health. He is a single parent bringing up his grandson on his own following the loss of his own daughter and his grandson's mother. He has substantial debts, and has been trying to pay but can't manage. He can't work full time because he is caring for his grandson, so doesn't have the money. A needs a fresh start and the only viable option is bankruptcy. He has saved around £360 towards the fee (from family/friends). If you are able to help with £120 we are confident we can find the balance.
This client was housed by us away from his family, and he has no support in the area. He has started college but his main income is from benefits currently. He needs money for a phone to be able to keep in touch with support worker and other workers. He also needs household and cleaning items such as a hoover, a mop and a clothes airier.
P has recently moved into her own property due to a relationship breakdown with her parents. She works part time and is on minimum wage. With the support from friends she has managed to gather most items for her home however she is struggling to find a washing machine and a small sofa. She lives on a low income and has no funds to purchase these due to paying upfront costs for her home. Please help with the cost towards these items to get her settled in her home to begin a fresh start.
A is part of a historical child sexual exploitation case. Her home has been breached and she has suffered harassment as a result of this, and it is also in a poor state of repair with Housing Standards involved. She looks after her two children and her brother. Recently her cooker broke which means she is unable to prepare healthy meals for the family - and having to replace it would mean she is further from having saved enough to move to a new, safe home.
S was made homeless by her family as a teenager with a 2-year-old daughter. She has been housed by the council, but is currently living in just the bedroom as her bed and cot are her only furniture. She would really benefit from having a sofa or chairs downstairs so that she can make use of the whole house and not have to spend so much time in a single room.
A has spent the last 30 years either in prison custody or in a mental health hospital. For the past 3 years he has been working with a complex needs support worker and has secured his own tenancy for the first time. This is completely unfurnished, so being able to purchase some white goods to keep food fresh and start to cook meals would really help him build a daily routine and structure which will in turn help him to continue to improve his life.
H has struggled to cope with her finances since the breakdown of her marriage. She has struggled with poor mental health but following specialist support from our of our partners she has now gained employment and is looking forward to a brighter future. She has a number of debts that maintain a link to her past. She has no spare money to pay them but she wants to rid herself of the debts and the past that comes with them. A Debt Relief Order is the best way to break this link and allow a fresh start.
A is single with no dependents. A took out credit while he was in full-time employment and was maintaining these payment for many years. He has recently been diagnosed with multiple long term health conditions and has had to reduce the hours he works. A is no longer able to maintain his payments and his creditors are threatening court action. We have reviewed his options and a Debt Relief Order would resolve his situation. Unfortunately he can not afford the £90 fee. Please help him to pay this so that he can start again.
N is a newly granted refugee, who has just found secure accommodation after being homeless for a long time. He has struggled with his mental health, and has been hospitalised this year as a result. Now N finally has his refugee status, he wants a fresh start and to begin living and working. However, he had to spend his first benefits payment on his new flat, and now has no money to last him until his next payment day in two weeks. He would be so grateful for any contributions.
This man in his thirties has been through some difficult times but is working hard towards living independently and is now renting a one bedroom flat. He has got himself a full-time job and gets his first pay at the end of October. He has some debt which he has been paying off (interest only while unemployed) and has shared with me a credible plan to repay everything over the next eighteen months from his wages. He needs a cooker in his flat and has no means to buy one.
J is single with one dependent child. She was a victim of domestic and financial abuse that has left her with a considerable amount of debt. J has since ended this relationship and sought help. She is now working part-time and claiming Universal Credit; however she is not in a position to make any payments to clear these debts. We have reviewed her options and determined that a Debt Relief Order would be suitable for J, however she is unable to afford the £90 fee.
B is a victim of domestic violence. She has managed to escape the relationship but has been sleeping on a sofa for 4 months. She has finally been given her own flat, but she has no white goods. She would really appreciate some help to buy a secondhand washing machine.
S is a single mum of 5 very small children, her circumstances have changed dramatically and though we have managed to sort many household items a new cot, mattress and highchair are needed. Mum is engaging with lots of local organisations to get the help she needs. What a difference this will make to them all getting a good sleep and having good meal times.
C is married with two children and the family have recently suffered a house fire. They will have to move out of the property for a minimum of 6 months. Although they had buildings insurance they still have to buy clothing and toys etc for their young children so that they can try to keep things as normal as possible. £120 would be gratefully received towards buying toys, clothing and shoes for the children to replace what was lost.
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.
L has just been granted leave to remain in the country as a refugee. She is being supported by the council's flexible support team to reintegrate into the new community and access activities and support. She has been offered an unfurnished flat, but does not have means to buy furniture or white goods and has not been able to do any laundry for the last three weeks because of this. A washing machine would really help her to begin to build a normal life.
A has experienced very high risk domestic abuse, and has a long history of trauma. She has recently left an abusive partner, and been living in a tent and then a derelict building. She has just moved into the first flat she has had independently, but has no furniture or white goods except a fridge freezer. We have manged to source a donated mattress, but she'd really like funds to be able to purchase a bed frame for it, and a cooker so that she can prepare meals for herself.
C was referred to us by social services. Her only source of income is Universal Credit: she should be getting £317.82 per month but because of deductions for various debts she is only receiving £192.00. By the time she has paid her priority bills she has very little left for other essential living expenses like food and heating. A Debt Relief Order would allow C a fresh start and give her some hope for the future. Please help us to make C debt free.
A is a single 24 year old care worker expecting her first child. She has no priority debts but she simply does not have the disposable income to address her non priority debts. In order for her to move on from this stressful situation, A really needs a Debt Relief Order. If you can contribute in any way to the £90 fee, A would be forever grateful.
C is a single mother of two children under 5 who has had experience of domestic abuse in the past. She also has a turbulent relationship with her father. She has substantial priority and non priority debts that I do not believe can be addressed any time soon. Her only hope of getting out of this hole is if she gets a Debt Relief Order. Can you help?
K is a self employed window cleaner who lives with his partner and their 10 year old daughter. K is struggling to make ends meet at the moment and has sought debt advice. His partner has mental health issues and this is adding to his stress. He has a window cleaning round which is close to where he lives because he does not have a driving licence so he has to walk everywhere. Could you make a contribution to getting his provisional licence, taking his theory test, and taking his practical test. Thank you.
Due to ill health X has got behind with her bills and is struggling to support her 3 young children on her own. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty, and we're looking to purchase a single bed and mattress for her. She's recently moved house and has lost all her furniture resulting in her sleeping on the sofa for the last few months. After a number of hard knocks this would be such a wonderful blessing for her.
B recently lost his wife and subsequently fell victim to a scam which cost him his life's savings and his house. His friend found him sleeping in his car and helped him find a flat. We have helped B with some basic items for his flat as he has no available funds, but we hope to raise the requested funds to source essential kitchen appliances such as an automatic washer and fridge freezer.
A young man has been sleeping rough on and off for 2 years. He is a failed asylum seeker meaning he has no recourse to public funds and cannot get employed. We are working with him so he can get off the street and are trying to find him accommodation. Please donate to help this man have a fresh start in life.
D has recently been released from prison having served a 6-year sentence. He has been a model resident at his present lodgings and he's now being allowed to move on. He has secured an unfurnished flat but is requesting help toward sourcing and paying for a cooker, a fridge, and a bed.
A mum of 4 has engaged with support from Women’s Aid and has ended an abusive relationship with the children’s dad and moved house. She had a difficult childhood, losing her mum at 8 years old, having difficulties with her dad and being taken into care at the age of 14. She is trying hard to make this new house into a home for her children but is struggling financially. Can you help her by providing a carpet and some paint to redecorate the children's bedrooms?
K is in financial hardship. She works full time as a shop assistant and only ever has enough money to pay for her essential living costs. There's never any money left to pay back the debt that accumulated while she has been a single mother to her three children. K is hoping for a fresh start. She would like to get a Debt Relief Order but can not afford the £90 fee. A donation to help with this would mean that K could be free of the constant worry that she feels from the burden of debt.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty after getting into debts following funeral costs. She is eligible for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which would clear her debts and give her the fresh start she needs. The debts are a constant reminder of an extremely traumatic bereavement and this lady has been through more than we could even try to imagine. Please help us raise this £90 for the DRO fees. Thank you in advance.
This young man is appealing his refused asylum claim and has to pay £120 to the tribunal service for his appeal to proceed. I have been supporting this young man for 3 years and know he has no recourse to benefits and neither is he allowed to work. He would really appreciate your help to pay this fee.
D has been a victim of domestic violence for several years. She has three children, two of which are nursery age. Her ex-partner has threatened to kill her and she has been classified as very high risk. She has had to move often as she has not been safe. However she has just got a new job and is beginning to look forward to a new start. But she is unable to pay her bills yet, especially gas, as she has no money. In this cold weather gas is crucial and she would love some support.
P moved to the UK from the Balkans two months ago for better educational prospects for her two children (one in junior school and one in high school). Savings have been used to pay the rent for six months and P is working as a cleaner to pay for living costs for the family. As they are living in rented, unfurnished accommodation, they need help purchasing household items such as chairs, an iron and an ironing board. P is struggling to afford this as she has just purchased school uniforms.
This is a 26 year old who suffers from a range of mental health problems and for many years has been of no fixed abode. They have recently moved into accommodation which has no carpeting. Due to the range of mental health problems they face, having carpeting would allow a degree of comfort and help them settle into their new house allowing them to create a new home.
This client is working but homeless and he has recently suffered some serious losses including a relationship breakdown and the death of his sister from alcoholism. He has managed to find a flat and move in but he has no spare money to buy a bed. Please can we help him? He is doing really well, considering what he is going through. He is buying small things and church are helping him with other household items, please can we help him with a bed?
S comes from a broken and abusive home but despite this is such a positive individual. S is attending our CAP Job club and is currently building on his skills to improve his chances of employment. S has also started volunteering at the local well being cafe. S has been offered a free place on a Christians Against Poverty christmas break away, which would be a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends and be blessed with a holiday that he just can not afford. S needs £60 for a return train ticket
L is suffering with depression and as a result is not able to work. She has debt that she will never be able to repay in a reasonable time frame. This is holding her back on focusing on her health because she is so worried. She would like to go ahead with a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the fee. A donation towards the fee would transform L's life. It would mean that she can focus on her essential livings costs and her health issues.
Mr A brought his family to the UK from abroad and he wants to start working so that he can support his family better. He has saved some of the money for his security training cost and he desperately needs support to fully cover the training and transport cost. Please help him with this cost so that he can get a job and provide for his family in the UK.
This man was referred to us by his support worker. He needs two night's accommodation before his new accommodation becomes available so that he doesn't have to sleep on the streets. The money requested will pay for 2 night's accommodation as well as travel and food. He would be very grateful for your support.
This client must pay £1400 per month to receive care, she pays half and her Nan pays the other half. She is on Personal Independence Payment and Employment Seeker's Allowance, and she has no extra money after paying for this. She has severe mental health issues due to the abuse she experienced through her childhood and also her adult life. She needs carpets as her carer is refusing to stay over as it is so cold in the bedroom and this isn't helping with her mental health. This is a new property as Miss R has had to move due to abuse.
£90 is needed to supply and fit a car battery for this young woman. She is aged 28 is struggling with both physical and mental health. Her partner abused her for years until she fled to a refuge. Her two daughters, now aged 5 and 7, were removed into care and she did not see them for two years. She is trying to rebuild her life has now been given fortnightly access to the children but her health issues make the journey difficult. Having the use of her car again would be such a help.