MP is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. He is on a very low income and cannot afford the fee for a Debt Relief Order to help deal with his debts.,
Help is needed for an unemployed lady who is struggling emotionally and financially after a recent addiction relapse. She hopes to get clear from drugs again however she is in a shared housing situation which makes this currently difficult. She has a new flat to move into, in a better location with appropriate support and hopes that this will be a fresh start, but currently this property is not carpeted. A carpet would help make her new place more homely and welcoming.
Linda lives with her 10 year old son in a social housing association property, they both suffer from ADHD and her son also has Asperger’s syndrome. Sarah has recently come out of a two year abusive relationship and been left with a number of debts that she is unable to pay. She is desperate to have a fresh start and apply for a Debt Relief Order to stop Enforcement Officers from calling at her property to remove goods.
This lady is a single parent with two children who is on Universal credit. She recently moved into new accommodation after a difficult time. There are no carpets at all in the new home. We have approached the local Lions charity and are confident they will match any donation we can raise from ACTS 435 donors. The lady is taking advice from Christians Against Poverty and hopefully we can help her with future financial planning. Meanwhile any funding for carpets will greatly encourage this lady.
My Client is a single person and resident in private rented property. My Client claims Housing Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance however there is a shortfall towards her rent and she is required to make up the difference which is causing financial hardship. My Client is a recovering alcoholic and requires a bus pass to travel to her local alcohol recovery service but cannot afford public transport due to the above. My Client would be grateful for any help that can be given.
Client has recently moved into a property after an unsettled life and needs neccessities for his home including pots/pans, furnishings etc. Please can ACTS 435 help.
K has learning disabilities and has had a longstanding problem with alcohol misuse. He has attended a residential rehab programme, regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to help him remain dry and also attends church when he can. He is determined to do his best to remain alcohol free! He has recently moved into his own flat and needs a curtain pole for a long window and a vacuum cleaner to help keep his home clean and tidy.
Young couple who are currently homeless and staying in temporary accommodation have been successful in finding a bedsit with financial help from the council but they have no belongings to move in with. The council no longer provide starter packs so as it stands now the couple only have a blow up bed. They need urgent essentials in order to move in to the property, this will include items such as duvets, pillows, towels, chairs, cutlery, plates, pots and pans, a kettle, a toaster and a microwave.
This young person has come through her temporary period in supported housing exceptionally well and is ready to move onto permanent social housing. This money would enable her to get this housing and move her belongings to her forever home.
A lady has fled from Africa with her 3 children and she is trying to settle in the UK. Her fridge/ freezer has broken and she doesn't have enough money to replace it. She is struggling on her own to integrate into the UK and this would be such a great help for her.
Our client is currently living in a bedsit, but has now been awarded a council flat. However, as she has no family in the area and was not in a position to pay for storage, she had to leave her former home without limited belongings. With a one year old child, our client is desperate to buy a cot and bed and needs funds so she can start again. Our client receives no child maintenance and relies solely on very limited means which mean she is unable to afford the expense of buying furniture.
A. has been in a very physically and emotionally abusive relationship where she is suffering extreme depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Her perpetrator has isolated her from her family and friends for many years and coerced her into mountains of debt where she is struggling financially to provide clothing and essential items for her children. Any gift would be to help her children while she is trying to start again.
K has been caring for her parents and now due to their illnesses progressively getting worse she has had to move to her own property. She has most things but NO cooker, we have sourced one including fitting be great to give this young girl a helping hand when she has helped others selflessly Thank you in advance
Samuel recently received support from you to help translate his certificates to get a college course. He has been accepted on a college course and is looking for support to pay for a level 3 Awards in Maths at Leeds City College. He has managed to collate some of the money himself but needs a further £120 of the £500.
B is a young single mum who has been homeless with her children for the past 8 months since her partner died. She has now been offered social housing for herself and her 2 young children but she has nothing for her children to sleep on. Some second-hand bunk beds have become available but she needs £80 to be able to purchase them.
MD was a taxi driver for 15 years before being assaulting a man for which he served 4 months in jail. He lost his 'badge' as a taxi driver and, having returned home, is struggling to support himself and 4 children. He currently works day times in a newsagent shop and evenings in a restaurant to make ends meet but would dearly love to re-apply for the return of his Hackney Carriage licence. The office say he must lodge £120 with the new licence application before his appeal can go to committee.
A single mom has moved into an unfurnished flat, with her son who suffers from mental health problems and cerebral palsy. This is a new start for them both as they have been living with her brother. They need both essential items and small household appliances.
N was homeless for many years. In 2015 he managed to get a space in a local hostel and his life started to change for the better. He now has his own flat and the security of that is helping him deal with his mental health issues. We have managed to get a washing machine free of charge but he needs something to cook on desperately. We have bought mini ovens in the past, they are really useful; have a 33 litre oven and two electric 'hob' rings on top. Thanks it would really make a huge difference to him.
Mr X has recently left supported housing but wasn't able to take any furniture or white goods with him. He is now living in a 1 bed unfurnished flat and is looking for work. He would like help in acquiring a fridge so that he has somewhere to keep his food fresh. We have helped him with a microwave so that he has a method of cooking food of which he was grateful. He is very appreciative of any help so that he can make a new start.
This lady in Middlesbrough has moved into a ground floor bungalow with the local authority, she is physically disabled and has a wheelchair for when going outside, she has diabetes and sometimes goes low causing her to fall, she is concerned that she may fall onto the hard floor in her living room, and we would like to kindly ask if Acts435 could help her she has a degenerative disorder and arthritus.
This lady with physical health problems has moved into a ground floor flat due to her health needs, she has no curtains or blinds to the property and has no means of buying them as moving home has proved expensive, she has very little for the flat. Would Acts435 be able to help her please.
A gentleman who is disabled with a crumbling spine has secured a ground floor medically adapted bungalow, he has very little for his new home and would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him.
W is a 38 year old man who has just moved into a bedsit from a local homeless support hostel. He fell on hard times after his marriage broke down and having left their home he ended up sofa surfing before being offered a place in the hostel. The bedsit that he has moved into has very basic furnishing that does not include a fridge or any cooking facilities. He would like a fridge to store food safely and a microwave so that he can make himself a warm meal.
This gentleman's partner has moved out the their shared accommodation taking most of the furniture, the washing machine, and other household items. There are so many basic items he has to buy including a bed to enable him to make a home for himself and his son who lives with him during the week. He will also need to reduce his work hours to be home for his son before and after school further adding to his financial burden.
This lady has secured a property exchange many miles away as she and her pre-school-aged son are desperate to escape her violent ex-husband. She is literally leaving everything behind, and simply loading what she can into a Man and Van transport. She suffers a variety of mental and physical health issues and her GP has advised that this move is critical if she is ever to make progress. She would love to be able to purchase white goods for her new home asap. Please could you help?
J is disabled and in a bit of debt. He is a young man and trying to find a fresh start to try and get into work again but is so stressed with the debt. He thinks he can manage £60 of the Debt Relief Order fee and we would be so grateful for any help with the other £60 - this would set him free of debt, give him a fresh start and help a disabled young man have a hope and a future. Thank you!
K was doing ok until her older son came to live her, she hit the benefit cap and since struggled to manage. He is going to move out which will help stabilise her finances but she needs to clear her debt if she stands a chance of moving forward. She needs a swift resolution so that she doesn't get evicted and a Debt Relief Order will keep her in her house and her 3 children safe and stable. She can raise a little bit of the fee but needs help with the rest of it. Please can you help?
Damian is a 20 year old single man, who has been homeless and sofa surfing for 9 months. He now has a flat, and has got some very basic furnishings from friends and a local welfare provision scheme, however, the will not help with floor coverings - if he could get some help towards carpeting even one room it would help him to start and sustain a successful tenancy.
M is a Christian man who has been chronically ill for many years with cancer. He has also recently had a brain aneurysm and a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to prolong his life. Due to his ill health and circumstances M has struggled financially and is now keen to try and clear his debts with a debt relief order so that he can rest easy knowing his family will be financially secure.
W has accrued debts from a time in her life when she was in an abusive relationship - she is thankfully free from that relationship now and living independently but is still living with extreme anxiety & other issues. We are helping W with her debts and, because of her limited income & health issues, a Debt Relief Order is the only option for her. She would be really thankful for this donation of £90 to pay for the DRO as it would give her a new start in life and she could finally be debt-free.
David grew up in a area and family where crime and drugs have been the norm. He has served a couple of prison sentences but, since release last year, has been really motivated to make changes in his life. He has shown a positive work ethic by volunteering on renovation projects for a church community hall and a community cafe. He is desperate to get into full-time employment but one of the practical barriers he is facing is getting photo id that is accepted for accredited training and employers
Luke* has recently moved to a new area, for a fresh start away from drugs. Because of problems, he has moved quickly without any household equipment and furnishings and we are currently working with him to get his life on track, get him the help he needs and set up in his new home. We have been fortunate enough to source some free furniture for him, but are desperately in need of flooring, especially for the bathroom. Any help you can give towards this would be very much appreciated.
44 years old male who has moved into a property from temporary accommodation for the past 2 years and 6 months. He was working until 2015 he fell ill and was unable to work anymore. He has Pityriasis rubra pillaris, a rare skin disease.He was hospitalized and since then he has developed Fibro myalgia and arthritis. Due to been immobilized he developed HVT in his left calf and also developed a tumour in his knee. The property is unfurnished and he is in urgent need for a bed and mattress.