B is 57 and spent most of his life in and out of jail. He has overcome chronic alcoholism and drug addiction. At his age and with his record it is difficult to find employment. He has skills gained in prison and would like to start up a furniture restoration business. He needs specific tools to start this and once he has them he can start small and get bigger. This will give him a fresh start and he can stay out of jail and rebuild what's left of his life.
This lady is, with support, applying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to address her debts. She also has rent arrears. The lady has very poor mental health and she would be really grateful if Acts 435 donors could help her clear these arrears and pay the DRO fee please.
This gentleman in Middlesbrough has mental health problems; he has prior alcohol problems but he is now with support reducing alcohol and has obtained a flat with the local authority. This is a fresh start for him and he is struggling to purchase bedroom furniture for his new home. Help to purchase a wardrobe and a chest of drawers from the local charity shop would be much appreciated.
Our client is a survivor of domestic abuse from her family. She has recently been supported to flee the family home and has managed to secure a tenancy at an unfurnished Housing Association property. She is in the process of applying for Universal Credit and housing benefit and has no money to purchase any furniture or white goods. She is vulnerable, stressed and scared. She is getting support from a domestic abuse programme and would benefit from any support to help maintain her new life.
G has requested help through the local probation service. He is married with a young son in reception. The family are in desperate need of carpet and it has been discovered that £100 at a local carpet shop would be enough to provide this. Help to give this family a fresh start would be greatly appreciated.
This young couple had been sleeping rough but have been recently housed. They need bedding and kitchen items to set up their new home, and they would be very grateful for your help in purchasing these.
A single mum with two young children, D has lived at five addresses in five years as she has fled from domestic violence. Coping is hard, with significant mental health issues affecting her ability to manage her money. She has resolved to have a fresh start, managing her spending properly. A Debt Relief Order will enable her to clear the debts that she has accumulated over recent years, as we at Crosslight continue to support her.
GS has been in his council flat a long time but after they did some repair work and left a mess, he hasn't managed to pay for paint to cover it up. The amount the council gave him didn't cover it, and they wouldn't give more as he has rent arrears due to bedroom tax. He can't move out currently as he'd be fined due to the 'poor decor'. Being able to paint over the problem would literally help this man move forward.
W is a man who is keen to make a new start in his life. He is receiving support from local services and is fully engaging with them in order to turn his life around. If he can get a Debt Relief Order it would mean that he can make a fresh start in life and more forward in a positive way. A contribution toward this DRO fee would mean so much to him as he is unable to afford it at present. This will make a huge difference to his life - thank you!
A young woman who has recently overcome her mental health problems has been able to get into work and move into a new property, from a shared house. She is wanting a fresh start, her new property doesn't have a fridge, or house hold items. This would really help a fresh start and new beginning for this young mother.
This lady struggles with her mental and physical health, and as a result has struggled to hold down various jobs. She has been waiting for a long time for a suitable bungalow to become available nearer her mum, and this has now been secured in recent weeks. She has saved to cover her removal costs, but is struggling to now equip the property. Could you please help her to fund a washing machine so her new house can become her home? Thank you.
L is a 37 year old woman who has just broken up with her partner. L has two children who are both in local authority care. She has substantial debts, and the only way forward is via a Debt Relief Order. Can you help L?
This gentleman has recently moved into the town following his divorce. He is working with his bank to pay off considerable credit card debts, but as a result he is struggling to maintain payment of his regular bills. He is currently two months in arrears on his Council Tax, and these funds would enable him to catch up with himself completely. He would greatly appreciate your help at this difficult time.
P is an aspiring student, though she has had her educational journey in the past cut short through health issues. She is currently experiencing hardship through various debts which have spiralled out of control. A debt relief order would regain control and a sense of normality in P's life and enable her to reapply for further education and get back on track to self improvement.
B is a refugee from Eritrea who has recently been evicted from his asylum accommodation and has been given a room in a shared house. He has very little furniture and although he has been to some charities has been unable to get any bedding. He is actively looking for work and is very keen to integrate and find security in the UK. He would be very grateful for any help for him to buy some clean bedding and some clothes as he has very few warm clothes for the winter months ahead.
J is a 49 year old lady who we have been supporting with financial issues. As a result of debt and family problems she now has mental health problems herself. She needs to open a new bank account but unfortunately doesn't have the appropriate documents and we need to apply for a copy birth certificate and driving licence for her.
This family of 5 have the opportunity to move to a bigger house, but they will need to replace their gas cooker with an electric one. They are currently working with Christians Against Poverty to repay their debts, and can't afford to replace the cooker by themselves. Thank you for your support.
This young mum has recently broken up with a partner who was abusive both financially and emotionally- the man has now left the young woman in rent arrears. She has spoken to the council and she cannot move from her current property until the rent arrears are paid. She has 2 small children and wishes to start afresh with her children. This would help her a lot, begin a new chapter and a fresh start in her life.
This young lady is a client of Christians Against Poverty and is desperate to turn her life around before it spirals out of control. She has been advised to apply for a debt relief order, but on her tight budget she cannot afford the fee. She would really appreciate your help with this, which will greatly assist her on her Debt free journey.
G is a single person who is living with severe mental health issues. In 2018 G had a severe mental breakdown which resulted in her being made homeless and accruing a considerable amount of debt. She has since sought help for her mental health and has been re-homed. The debts she accrued have become an issue since she was re-homed with several of her creditors taking enforcement action. We have reviewed her options and a Debt Relief Order is the best solution, however she is unable to afford the fee.
This young woman has recently moved from supported accommodation into her own flat. Gaining a new found independence, she moved with not many items and would like to start afresh, with items to make her new place a home. She is currently in receipt of Universal credit and is looking into work and volunteering in new things and ventures. This would help feel a new start has begun for her in her new adventure.
My client has previous experienced homelessness and this new tenancy represents a fresh start. We have managed to get other items of furniture however flooring is more difficult to obtain therefore we are asking for your support to help her make her tenancy more homely and warm. Once this has been completed my client will be attending college to complete her level three qualifications and put the difficulties she has had with homelessness and mental health behind her.
This client has been living in our supported accommodation for the last few months, and has been making massive steps towards independence. Now his last step before he has his own place is attending detox for the next few months. The client is in need of support with funding to help him get to the new accommodation as well as paying for some of his belongings to get moved there as well. This funding would help him make that next big step into getting his life back on track.
D. was homeless and was moved by a council in London into a bedsit in Bradford. This accommodation was unsuitable and is having a negative effect on her health. She is moving to a council flat soon but has no money for removal costs, and very little furniture to move in with. Any support would help her on this fresh start.
B's start in life hasn't been the easiest and he is desperately in need of a debt relief order. He has attachments to his Universal Credit meaning he has £150 a month to live on - his stomach aches from not being able to eat! There are no family members to ask for help - we really someone can help this young man not just survive but live! Thank you.
D is a single mum of 3. She borrowed money to survive during the changes in her benefit and is now struggling to pay the debt whilst providing ongoing food, heat, a roof over their heads. Getting a debt relief order would immediately alleviate this problem meaning she would have enough money to spend time with her children without worrying where the next meal will come from. Please can you help?
D has been struggling mentally and physically from an abusive relationship. He has been living with a parent, who also has been financially and mentally struggling with their situation, trying to help her son with a fresh start. Recently D has been offered accommodation but has nothing to take with him. It would make a huge difference to have some help with a cooker so he can cook and take the financial pressure of his mum as she has very little income. Thank you so much for your help!
C needs a cooker as her abusive partner sold her old one when she left him, and she has now been without one for 9 months. She was in a violent relationship with him and has now set up a new home, and it would be wonderful to be able to support her in this fresh start.
Please can I request your help to purchase a bed for a child, whose Mum is leaving the abusive father? They have had to flee the family home with no essentials, and they must now try to start afresh elsewhere. They would be very grateful for your help.
My client has recently moved into supported housing and has little to no furniture. I am looking to purchase a sofa and TV stand for him. This move is following a period of youth homelessness and anything will help to settle him into his home.
This previously homeless woman was made so in fleeing from an abusive relationship. She has just recently moved into new, but unfurnished, accommodation. She really needs help to purchase basic cooking utensils and kitchenware, as she sets up her new home and life from scratch.
J lives alone and has large debts for rent arrears, council tax and other debts run up by his ex wife and for which he is liable. He has been out of work since April and receives Universal Credit. He has so many deductions from his benefits that he is left with around just £16 per month to live on. He has been advised that his best option is a Debt Relief Order but he has no money for the fee. He would be grateful for help with this, which would give him the opportunity to make a fresh start.
N has been staying with family since a serious house fire earlier in the year where all her belongings were destroyed and the house deemed unfit for habitation. Finally a new home has been offered but N has no household items whatsoever. We are able to provide bedding and small kitchen items but she will need help with a cooker, bed and fridge.
This woman has just moved into a new property. She currently is without electric as it is on a meter, and she has recently been transferred to Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. Her heating and cooker are both running on electric leaving her without food, other than dry food. Please can you help?
NV has just moved into a flat where she has no furniture or cooking facilities. She has tried to get help from friends or family and they have supplied a bed and duvet but they cannot do any more for her. Please would you consider helping NV to buy a microwave so that she can have hot food in her new home? Thank you.
T is 46 years old and living with his parents having suffered significant mental problems since the failure of his business in 2014. His parents have been supporting his living costs and debt repayments. Having limited capacity to work we have assisted in his application for a Debt Relief Order, as without the continuing pressures of his financial situation it will enable him to have a fresh start and find independent supported accommodation as a first stage to rebuilding his life.
R is suffering from mental health issues following an abusive relationship and has had to recently move to avoid further threats to her and her 3 year old child. During the relationship, there was significant financial abuse and R was encouraged her to ignore mounting debts that she incurred due to the stressful situation she found herself in. Petitioning for Bankruptcy would allow her to start afresh financially and focus her attention on raising her child and improving her mental health. R has already raised £500 personally, and another grant has given £80, so we are asking for donations towards the final £100.
This mum of three children has recently fled domestic violence. Some of the walls in their home are bare, and mum is suffering from low mood. We would like to purchase decorating materials incl paint, wallpaper, brushes, rollers and paste to help improve this family's living conditions. We then have volunteers who will be helping Mum to decorate. This would make a huge difference to this family and help create a homely environment.
R is a single mother with two sons. Her partner left her due to the stress of their financial difficulties. R decided to seek debt advice and has been advised about a Debt Relief Order. R believes that this is the best solution for her so that she can have a fresh start in life and focus on her young family and essential living costs. The client would benefit greatly from any generous donation towards the fee.
We have a young mother moving into one of our properties and she is not eligible for a grant from the local authority. She has no access to any other funds to get the essentials she needs to move in. The items she is needing are a sofa, pans, plates, cutlery, toaster and kettle. Please can you help?
C is a single parent who works nights which she finds hard. She has £11,000 worth of debt so needs to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). She has a large sense of shame and sees no light at the end of the tunnel. We have been able to tell her that she has no need for guilt or shame, she is a hard working woman who life has thrown some hard blows to but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with a DRO. Please could you help by donating the fees for this fr her?
K is a single mother who until recently was working full time. Due to ill health she was forced to give up her job and had to make a claim for Universal Credit. During the five week wait for her claim to be processed she accrued debts with several of her priority creditors and was forced to default on the credit she had taken when she was in full-time employment. We have reviewed K's options and determined that a DRO would be the ideal solution; however she is unable to afford the fee.
J has recently been released from prison and has been working with Junction 42 for a number of weeks to help her get back on her feet, moving towards secure housing, employment and community. She has to make an emergency visit to her family, based in Stockton, but has no money for transport. Please contribute this small amount to help her visit family in what is a stressful time for her - thank you!
This 35 year old woman has been the victim of severe domestic abuse. Despite moving home she was found by her ex-partner and assaulted earlier this year. He is now in prison and she has moved to yet another home with her 4 children, all of whom are suffering from anxiety at the thought they will be found again. Their mother is working hard to set up their new home but they have lost many belongings during their moves. She would love some rugs for her children's rooms as the floors are concrete.
K is a women who has suffered with addiction, and been in and out of prison for a long time. She came out of prison 4 months ago and met with Jesus and her life has completely changed. Her addiction is under control, she is a regular attendee at church, she has started the gym and just got her very own bedsit. We are looking for help to get her a fridge freezer. She has changed her life so much and continues to go from strength to strength and we would like to help make her house a home.
Our client has recently moved into her property, after living in a Refuge in Derby. She is a single parent with a 9 month old baby. She has suffered from Domestic Violence. We have helped her with claiming housing costs on her Universal Credit claim, and we have also helped with household goods, kitchen essentials and a fridge freezer and beds. She only had a blow up bed and blankets and was giving her baby cold milk. She is still in need of a washing machine, as she is currently hand washing everything, and she would be very grateful for your help with this.
Miss M has recently moved from a larger property where she was subject to the spare room subsidy. She successfully bid on a smaller property and has moved everything over but she has no funding for carpets which is causing an issue. Miss M is a vulnerable adult who is receiving support to sort all her bills out and debts. She has done really well moving with her limited funds but she has exhausted all available money. She has been quoted £120 for a carpet to be supplied and fitted.
W, 44, has gone through a lot of struggles recently due to a breakdown of relationship- losing his house, car, job and ending up homeless. Providing money for a bike would allow him to access transport to all the different agencies and services he is engaging with as he cannot afford transport. He is extremely motivated to rebuild his life and a bike is a very practical thing that could help him with that. Please consider helping to fund this and help W get back on his feet.
G struggles with mental health problems. She has recently been placed in emergency accommodation but has no household goods at all. We have supplied a food box and given a microwave and various small kitchen items but she really needs a bed to sleep in.
M has recently been abandoned by her husband and is trying to set up a new home for herself and her 3 children. She has significant debts (more than £5,500) which we are helping her with and she is in a low wage part-time job. She is struggling to make ends meet and does not have sufficient funds to buy a table for herself and the children to eat and work at. It would make her feel that her family are more together if she could have somewhere where they could all eat and work.