My client has just moved out of an area due to Antisocial Behaviour from people they are afraid of. Moving On Durham have moved them into a safer environment. They would really benefit from a hoover as they have not got one and are struggling to buy items for their new home. This will help them hugely with independent living.
G is moving from temporary supported accommodation into his own unfurnished flat. He's worked hard to get this following a very hard year: his wife passed away earlier this year and he was assaulted last month, leaving him requiring surgery on his back. A washing machine would mean that he no longer has to travel to a laundrette, something that he will struggle with due to his ongoing back injury and ulcerated leg. G engages well with support and is really motivated to make a go of his new flat.
K lives alone and claims means tested benefits for poor health, but at the moment these are just not covering the costs of her living expenses. She needs some support to feed herself and to pay her bills. She is relying on the help of a local food bank. Any support would really help K get back on her feet and would give her a real boost. Thank you.
This lady's making a new start after leaving an abusive relationship. She was controlled in regards to money, what she could spend & what bills she paid. She now has a tenancy of her own, but has no carpets without which it doesn't feel like home. Carpets would boost her mental health & make the place warmer & save money. She's applied to the council for help but was declined due to debts she accrued with her ex. She's now working on budgeting & clearing debts with an agency & is doing well.
My client is a recovering addict who suffers from depression and extreme anxiety. He is working on various issues around this. One of the things that really helps with his mental ill-health, is going to his local gym- it gives him a focus and helps with depression and anxiety. However, he is struggling to afford the membership on the benefits he receives- £120 would pay for a 6 month membership for him & help to give him a focus and take small steps towards improving his mental health.
My client spent a period of time homeless after his release from prison. He is fortunate to have recently moved into a stable home, but has no furniture or furnishings. He has a young son, who he hopes to have come to stay at weekends, but without any furniture or white goods this is not possible. We would be so grateful for any donations towards helping my client settle into his new house, make it a home, and provide a good environment for his son to visit. Any help would be much appreciated.
A.L. lived in a tent for 2 months having been evicted by her landlord; she hadn't owed rent before, but when she made a Universal Credit Claim she had to tell her landlord that it would be 5 weeks before she would be paid her rent benefit. Sadly he just evicted her. Luckily Angela now has a flat with a more sympathetic landlord, but being homeless has effected her health and she lost most of her belongings. We would like to ask you to donate £120 to help A.L to replace underwear, clothing, shoes and toiletries that she lost in moving house.
Our client and her husband have custody of their 7 year old grandson who is diagnosed with a terminal illness called leaukodystrophy, COPD and dementia. Walls are being knocked out in the house to fit a lift as neither her or her husband can lift the child upstairs. I am asking for a donation of £120.00 as where the walls are being knocked out will need redecorating and the family cannot afford to do this. The landlord is providing flooring but the family need help with decorating this space.
Mr I is a new tenant moving from the Salvation Army, which provides accommodation for homeless young men. He left Sudan in Oct 2016, and so far has not had a place to call his own. This will be his first tenancy and the flat he has moved into is unfurnished. Mr I has already shown commitment towards being a good tenant by completing a Young Persons Pre-Tenancy Qualification, and he is studying English. I am asking for £120 donation to get him some second hand furniture.
Our client was diagnosed in June 2018 with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression as a result of a psychotic boyfriend. Events with her boyfriend in the flat left her with PTSD and struggling to be in her flat. She hasn’t the option of moving due to rent arrears so she is looking to change the flat by re-decorating. She is unable to afford decorating materials as she is currently struggling to survive on benefits and can barely afford food each month. I’m requesting help towards decorating materials.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to tackle her debts. She has has recently relocated to make a fresh start with her 2 daughters. She is in need of a cooker to be able to prepare cooked food for her and her daughters. All their diets are negatively affected by lack of adequate cooking facilities.
Sadly our client had to flee from her home due to an abusive partner, the police were involved but by the time they confirmed it was safe for her to return to her previous home to collect her personal belongings the ex-partner had destroyed all her things. Please help her with a donation to buy some clothes, shoes and microwave, as she has no cooker in the temporary flat she has been given. Thank you.
A 42-year old female refugee living in Leeds is looking for work, but all jobs require her to have her driving license. She needs £120 to take 4 lessons (£25 each) and to cover the cost of the used book and the theory test cost. This would enable her to help her to gain employment and help her family.
G is in receipt of Universal Credit and has recently moved into the area from London. He has had to furnish his home and pay a small top up on his rent. He is struggling to find his feet financially due to this. He is originally from Poland and has very limited English vocabulary. One of his commitments to his UC claim is to attend an English as a second language course however he is finding it difficult to pay for the travel costs. Please help this gentleman with his fresh start.
J came to us for help with debts that had arisen following the death of her son earlier this year. She is emotionally, physically and mentally drained but getting a debt relief order would take off alot of pressure and give her a chance to start a life again. She is isolated and doesn't have any family to turn to for help. Thank you for any help offered.
S, 24, grew up in and out of the care system then eventually lived with her grandma. When her grandma died, S went badly off the rails and ended up with a prison sentence. S was released last week, to no accommodation, and is desperately trying to rebuild her life but she doesn't even have a GP or a bank account, nor any means to get this without ID. She is engaging with our Christian prison leaver charity, and we are helping her rebuild her life one bit at a time.
S is struggling with PTSD at present, but is gradually getting back on his feet and regaining independence. However, at present he is on a very low income and his glasses broke recently. He is struggling to see without them and would be very grateful some help to buy a new pair.
This lovely mum of a young child has been made homeless after the breakup up of a long term relationship, and she is having to start from scratch. She needs help with some cooking equipment- casserole dish, baking trays and saucepans, etc.
Christians Against Poverty are supporting a lady to manage her debts. She has been alcohol dependant for many years but has now completed a successful detox and has been sober for 5 weeks. She is now looking to the future with hope. She has no carpets in her flat and we want to raise this money so she can feel relaxed and comfortable at home.
My client has recently left her foster care placement and is now living in supported housing. She has received a welfare assistance grant, however still needs a few items to live in the property such as hoover, tv cabinet and bedding. This would really help towards building her future and living independently.
My client has no hoover due to it breaking. He has no funds to replace this, he is on Universal Credit and struggling to manage everyday items without the added pressure of replacing the hoover. He lives in supported housing to learn basic living skills.
A young man with post traumatic stress is now receiving support and has obtained a property but has nothing to furnish the home. He particularly needs a microwave, kitchen items and bedding. Would Acts 435 be able to help him with his fresh start? He would be so grateful!
S is an asylum seeker living in Leeds. He is really keen to continue his education and study an MA in engineering at university. In order to apply to study he needs to pass the IELTS exam, an accredited language exam that proves his level of English is the accepted standard to study at university. S is studying very hard to pass the exam, but unfortunately he cannot afford to pay the exam fee himself as he currently lives on just over £36.00 per week.
S has been living in a women's refuge for the last eight months and has now been offered council housing. However, the property is a new build and is therefore unfurnished and has no carpets or flooring. S is a single parent with two children and would hugely appreciate any help towards affording flooring and carpets for her new property.
M was living independently but due to a house fire lost everything and had to be rehoused. He is on Employment Seekers Allowance and has medical issues including heart, circulation and mental health issues. M also has a problem with alcohol intake for which he is having help from a rehabilitation programme. He has experienced much stress and anxiety due to the fire. M is a baker and finds cookery therapeutic. This helps with all his problems. Any help would be gratefully received.
Single mum who is pregnant (due in one month) and also has a 5 year old daughter. They are in temporary accommodation due to domestic abuse, but have found somewhere to live. They need help with buying bedroom furniture such as beds, wardrobes, etc. The family has lived in temporary accommodation (bed and breakfast) for several months, and mum is struggling to keep her head above water. Now they have a chance for a new beginning.
This man has been living with his sister until he moved to his own tenancy recently. He was not eligible for any statutory help and has had no cooking equipment since moving in. He suffers with severe mental health problems & rarely goes out. He also has a long term alcohol abuse problem & has support from a number of agencies. He needs a halogen cooker to enable him to manage his life & maintain his health. He struggles to survive on benefits, and hasn't been able to save for this.
A young male with poor mental health has moved into his own property after residing in supported accommodation. He needs decorating materials to make the home his own which will help his mental well being. Please can you help?
Single mum of three young boys, recently moved to the area to escape a very difficult family situation. The family are now in need of carpets to make the home warm and welcoming - at present they are managing with rugs and odd bits of carpet here and there and we would love to give them the gift of new carpets which they cannot afford themselves. We have separately requested help towards carpets, however we would be very grateful for help towards the fitting of the carpets also.
M became a Christian in prison having been in and out of kids homes and prisons for 27 years. He came off drugs and got involved in leading Alpha small groups, leading others to faith. Since coming out of prison he has reconciled with his family, been seeking work and got in church and a leadership course. He lives in a rural area and has to travel to church, the leadership course and job interviews. His benefit payments have been delayed so a months travel pass costing £100 would really help.
The applicant has recently been given asylum after having to flee their own country after suffering torture for being a Christian. They now have to raise a deposit as well as a month's rent in advance in order to move into a place of their own. They currently volunteer at their church almost daily and is a joy to know.
Two years ago this man had to go back to live with his parents as he was diagnosed with a serious illness. His marriage fell apart at the same time. His health has been wonderfully restored and now working with Living Association he has a new house where his son can visit regularly. He has decorated it and has been given furniture to get started but before he can move in fully he needs a cooker. He would really appreciate your help with this.
This unemployed man has been offered a job working night shifts. He currently has no way of getting to this job so needs a bicycle. He is on benefits with no money spare to buy a bike. Please would you help him with a donation to obtain a bike and accept the job offer. He is very keen to improve his situation.
R is trying to get housing as he has been homeless, but in order to register he needs some form of ID. Currently he has no bills in his name, or means of supplying photo ID. The best form of ID would be a provisional driving license, which I will help him apply for online. The cost of this is £35. If you could support R in this it is one more step towards him to making a fresh start. Thank you.
G and her partner have just moved out of temporary accommodation and are now trying to set up their home before their first baby arrives in January. We are helping them with this, but they are without a cooker. This is essential to keep food costs down and to keep G healthy, as she has had a troubled pregnancy. If you could help her with this, we will get the cooker delivered and installed. Thank you so much for helping this family make a fresh start.
D had a heart attack over three years ago and was unfit for to work for some time. When D was medically fit to work again she struggled to secure a job but never gave up trying & worked in the local Church's cafe/kitchen. She has recently been successful in gaining employment & has just started, however, whilst waiting for her first pay day D needs help in paying bills, with expenses & food. Any help given would be most appreciated
Our Client from the Selby and District Foodbank has recently been moved into the area as a result of a relationship break-up. Although a place to live has been secured by Housing, she is in need of a head start with her electricity and also to buy 3 pairs of shoes for her children. Her first Universal Credit payment will not come through before Christmas and we are doing all we can to make sure this family is warm, clothed and do not build up debt before her payment arrives. Thank you.
We helped this man who was living in a caravan. His situation was dire so we wanted to be able to do something of more long-term benefit so he could get away from that environment. He now has the opportunity to live with one of his parents to help him get back on his feet and get a job. He needs the one-way train fare to get to his parent which is what this request is for. If you could help it will mean the chance of a fresh start with supportive family.
W, a grandma who is disabled and on a low income, has just lost her daughter to a brain haemorrhage. She now has to take responsibility for her three grandchildren. Please help this lady to rejig her house (with bunk beds for twins and a bed for an older child) so that it will be a proper home for her distraught family.
Mum of three, fled domestic violence from ex partner with her children. Struggling financially on top of Christmas to replace home furnishings as she had to leave home without any belongings. With support of family and victim engagement officer she has been able to have a fresh start in a new area away from her ex partner, but does not yet have a fridge or washing machine. We are requesting £120 to purchase her a reconditioned fridge.