A is having problems with the benefit cap, and her older children have come back to live with her so her housing benefit has been reduced by over £100/week. She desperately needs to get out of debt so she can use her money to pay rent as her landlord is threatening eviction. She has been trying to save the money for the £90 fee for 3 months but problems keep arising. She is going to get £30 together, but please could you help with the remainder?
E is fleeing domestic violence and has nothing for her new flat which is completely empty. We have managed to give her basic furniture but she now requires a fridge freezer to store her food so she can get enough for the week from the food bank. E is single and has no family and has no job at the moment. Please donate to help make her life easier through this difficult time.
A man has been referred to us by a Reverend, as he has been homeless for several nights, escaping violent family conflict. He needs access to emergency accommodation until a longer term solution can be found. We are helping him deal with the situation as he just needs a little bit of assistance.
This lady was referred to Christians Against Poverty having been off work due to ill health. She had used up her savings and is in danger of her house being repossessed. We successfully supported her application to court for extra time to pursue different options and she is now in a position to be able to look for work. One recent interview necessitated hiring a car which depleted the little money she had set aside for interview costs. Some money towards covering these costs would be really appreciated.
L is a single mum of two young children and is on benefits. She was renting privately but the landlord has requested that they leave the property, so L has had to move in with her mum in her two bedroom flat. They have now been housed by the local housing association in a flat which needs completely furnishing. We have managed to get her a sofa and microwave with help from the Salvation Army, but desperately need to get beds for her and the children. Their only income at present is Child Tax Credit & Benefit, and they have applied for Universal Credit. Please help this family.
This lady with two young children is being threatened with eviction because of debts that her and her partner accrued when they were very young and first living together. Her partner has recently been ordered to stay away from his family because of his violent temper, his name has been taken off the rent book leaving her solely responsible for the debt; she has no means to repay it. The Citizens Advice Bureau have advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order. £90 would allow her a fresh start.
M is a young mother who was in a very abusive relationship. This included financial abuse by her ex-partner causing her to get into debt. She is being supported by Keyring charity and needs a Debt Relief Order to deal with her debts, but she can't afford the £90 fee. Please donate to help her get back on her feet.
S is a single mum who has been out of work for 5 years after suffering a brain injury. She now struggles to fully process information and make decisions. She has got into debt and while she has been trying to make repayments, the amount being deducted from her benefits has just increased, leaving her struggling financially. A Debt Relief Order would clear these debts and enable her to move forward, but she needs to raise the £90 fee in order to do this.
The request amount is for a fridge freezer, as the applicant has just moved into a new property and is in need of a lot of household items, but her priority is a fridge freezer. If any help can be given for this she would be very grateful.
L has very recently moved, and has no furniture or any electrical items. She has two children and currently has no means of doing any washing. She is living on very low benefits and her money all goes on her rent. Any help towards purchasing a washing machine for this family would be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks.
A has been living in council accommodation but is due to move to a housing association property with no carpets or white goods. She has had virtually no income for about 3 years and has only recently been entitled to benefits. Her new house has concrete floors and no carpets. She would appreciate any help towards the cost of carpets. Many thanks.
After being homeless for the past 3 months, this single mum and her young daughter have just moved into their own council property. The Council have provided the majority of her white goods, for which she is most grateful, but with a young child (and Cornish weather!), a condenser dryer would make a real difference. Could you help this little family settle into their new home? Thank you.
E is a single guy in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. He has turned his life around, found Jesus and is due to complete his rehab in January 2020. He desperately wants to deal with all his debts before his release so he can have a complete new start and good prospects for the future. He needs £680 for the fee, so we are working to gather this from various sources. Your donation will help us achieve this goal for this wonderful young man who is a pleasure to work with.
M and her two children have recently moved house, having fled domestic violence on two occasions. They have minimal possessions and a tumble dryer would really help them to make the best use of their limited clothes.
This 69 year old lady retired to Tenerife with her husband where they rented a furnished flat. Sadly he died, after only 10 months of retirement, leaving her alone and far from home. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and did not cope well alone. She is now back in the UK living with her daughter and has been allocated a council bungalow. Apart from a bed, she has no furniture or white goods. Her only income is state pension so she would benefit greatly from any help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
This young mum of 3 has had to leave her home because of domestic violence. Her service charges at the refuge have reached £400 and she is struggling to manage her finances. She is also suffering from depression and self harm. £120 towards this £400 arrears would reduce the amount significantly, would allow her to set up a manageable weekly payment plan, and on the way to a fresh start with her children. Any donation would be a real blessing.
E has just moved to the area with her three children. They need a sofa, a bed, and a table and chairs for their new home. Any donation to help this family to buy a basic furniture pack would make a huge difference to them as they start their new life in a different area.
This woman has been in a long abusive relationship and has spent years in fear. She has been abused both physically and emotionally, and has left her home, job and all her belongings as she could not take it anymore. She is in urgent need of counselling to help her get through the life she has endured and find her self-worth again.
This very young lad needs urgent help as he is struggling with his peers and teachers at school. He is extremely angry all the time but will not discuss his situation at school or his home life with anyone. He is constantly being excluded from school and sent out at break time. At the age of 8 he should not have such devastating problems and the situation needs to be urgently addressed. We hope that with counselling he can discuss his anger without repercussions.
A has been through a very difficult time and has been homeless for over a year. Sometimes she has been able to stay with friends but often has had to sleep rough. She has struggled to get any support and has survived largely by her own determination. After being let down many times, she has managed to get a flat. She has got together most of the money she needs for the bond, but would appreciate help with raising the rest. It would give her a real chance to get her life back on track.
This lady is getting help to rehabilitate after a short time in prison but has no money for the clothing she needs. The shoes she was given in prison are too tight and are hurting her feet. Her Universal Credit was stopped and she is now having to reapply, but there is a five-week wait. She's living in a caravan and needs the gas bottle filled to provide for heating and cooking. We've given her food via the food bank. If we can get her through this time it'll help her get back on her feet.
This gentleman was rendered homeless after he became ill and was unable to continue working at the job he had had for 10 years. Unable to pay his rent, he lost his home. For a while he was sofa surfing but eventually ended up on the streets. He was referred to a night shelter this year from where, after 7 months, he was able to move into his flat. He is so excited to have his own place again and has been busy painting it to make it homely. Now he would just love some carpet to finish it off.
This client is a single mother of four children, and she has recently moved from supported accommodation to her own unfurnished tenancy. She has received a Community Support Grant locally providing her with beds and white goods as she had none herself, however she has no storage for her and her children's clothing. She is on a very low income as her only sources are Universal Credit and Child benefits, so she has no money spare to buy a wardrobe after paying for essentials such as food.
M was homeless and came in to the foodbank for help. He has since been accommodated but has no bed to sleep on. He has recently applied for work but until a wage comes through he cannot afford to buy a bed himself. We would really like to buy him a bed which he so badly needs.
S is a single mother who fled domestic violence with her young child. The child is being investigated for autism and learning difficulties. She has just started school but as her diagnosis has not yet been confirmed, she is not entitled to free transport to school. Her mother is on Universal Credits which are being reviewed due to her circumstances and has no transport. She is finding it extremely difficult to pay for taxi fares out of her low income.
This young foodbank client is pregnant and fleeing domestic violence. She had no furniture but we have managed to find her a bed, a sofa and a camping stove, and thanks to the foodbank she has food to cook. However she is in desperate need of a basic oven to cook nutritious meals. Please help her during this difficult time. Thank you.
J is a single Dad bringing up his teenage daughter alone. They have finally been moved from temporary to permanent accommodation. He supports them with his part-time work and has had to find funds for all the basic needs to set up their new home. They are really struggling to pay for even the basic items and cannot afford to buy a desperately needed washing machine.
This young lady with 3 children has fled anti social behaviour and has now moved to a new area of Middlesbrough. This lady has no wardrobes as in her previous home they were fitted wardrobes. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help her to buy some new ones, please?
J has just moved house and there are no carpets in his new flat. His universal credit will not stretch to buying carpets. He would appreciate any help given to enable him to purchase some carpet.
E has had to flee abusive relationship and has been put into a caravan which has no gas bottle. She will have to purchase the bottle with a deposit and then pay for the gas which will come to £80. She has no other means of cooking. Please help this lady as she starts a new life.
This vulnerable man had to move out of his flat while it was being fumigated because of bed bugs. He has now returned to the flat but it has been cleared of most of his possessions - he has nothing to cook on. We have helped with some items such as crockery, cutlery, pans etc but a microwave would help him to have some hot food. Please would you help him. He has some mental health issues that make him vulnerable to bullying. I am concerned that he will become depressed and reclusive without help.
This man has been homeless for some time. He was sleeping on friends' sofas but has been living in a tent over the summer. As it is getting colder and it rains more, he is very keen to have a place of his own. He is on benefits and has little spare money for a deposit. Please would you help him to make a fresh start with a donation. It would make a huge difference to him and will show him that he is cared for and not abandoned. Thank you.
R was referred to us by a local charity. She'd moved to the area in May following domestic violence. She had been living with a friend for 6 months, but this wasn't ideal as she has a seven year old daughter. She needed to try to make a fresh start. Getting a new home has meant debts from her past relationship have caught up with her and she has no way of repaying them. Every day she is anxious about bailiffs and doesn't know where to turn. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give her the solution she needs.
M has escaped domestic violence and is staying at present in a Travelodge hotel in a strange town waiting for accommodation. She fled without anything at all - just the clothes on her back. If we could assist her with some basic items to see her through this initial stage of her new life she will be so grateful. The foodbank volunteers are feeding her and making sure she is okay.
H is going through a very difficult divorce and has been left to support herself and her two teenage children. The family circumstances have had a severe impact particularly on the children. There is an opportunity for one of the children to go away on a youth camp that will help address his challenging behaviour and give H some respite from the pressures of worrying about him and dealing with his difficulties 24/7. The family has absolutely no spare money to be able to fund this.
Our client is from Poland and has been in the UK for 10 years. He is currently homeless and has been sleeping either on sofas or on the streets. He needs a passport so that he can access benefits, housing, and employment. Please consider giving to this man as any donation would really help him.
J has been in a hostel for 3 months now. He was made homeless after the friend he was staying with lost his accommodation. J has been working with the dual diagnostic team because of the issues he has with his mental health and his substance abuse. They have seen progress with him and he is now engaging with a methadone programme. He has been on benefits for about 2 months, so is not eligible for an advance. J would like to buy a microwave and a single bed for his new flat.
A had a mental breakdown and stayed in hospital for 7 months. She is living in a supported accommodation but there is no cooker or wardrobe. Our project helped her with a food voucher, but if Acts 435 could help her to settle in to her new living place that would be wonderful. Many thanks.
F is working but with very limited wage. He recently moved to a new unfurnished flat. He managed to buy few second hand items but can't afford to buy the essencial items like fridge, cooker and carpet due to the lack of money. He is very desperate. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
B is a single gentleman in rehab. He has over 10k of debts and needs to do a Debt Relief Order (DRO) urgently to stop bailiffs coming. He leaves in a month so we really want to be able to do the DRO before he leaves and goes back into the outside world. The stress of the debts will set him back if we cant achieve the DRO asap. Please consider helping this lovely gentleman.