J lives with her four children all under the age of 4 in council housing. She is trying her best to get a handle on the home conditions but there are various major barriers in her way, such as the flooring not being fit for purpose. We’re trying to help her with some of the more major things so that she can focus on getting the general home under control. She has been through so much trauma in her life and really struggles with anxiety, this would be such a huge blessing to her.
This elderly couple are seeking help with funds for a skip. They are currently living in a home that doesn't meet their needs. Over the years they have collected a lot of clutter and are now reducing this in order to move to a more suitable home. They've sorted their belongings out and have over 50 bags of rubbish. They are slowly getting rid of the bags but are running out of time to sort them out before they move to their new home. There is no one they can ask to help them and would so appreciate your support in acquiring a skip.
H is a young vulnerable adult who recently fled an abusive relationship in which she suffered both physical and financial abuse. She is trying to rebuild her life and needs to break the ties to her past relationship: some of those ties are debts taken out in her name by her ex partner. Please help H obtain a Debt Relief Order and start afresh, your help would make such a difference.
C has had a difficult few years following the death of her husband. She approached us for help very soon after his passing but has struggled to remain engaged with debt advice due to her severe mental health conditions. She is now demonstrating a fresh determination to take control of her situation and would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start, clear her debts and look forward to a brighter future. Your donations would help her to pay the DRO fee and be so gratefully received.
S has been working as a carer and providing a home for her daughter and two young granddaughters. She has struggled in the past with financial management and re-paying debts, but has managed to pay some, such as council tax. She is now not able to work, and this leaves her in a precarious position financially. A Debt relief Order will allow her to have a fresh start financially, continuing to provide her family with a home while she is being supported to consider a path back to employment. Support in paying the DRO would be so appreciated.
K, his partner and three children need to be rehoused and are saving every spare penny to pay off their rent arrears to enable this. Their youngest child was hospitalised with respiratory issues and has ongoing investigations. Their tumble dryer has broken so they have had to spend more on heating to get their clothes dry leading to longer time before they can move, and having wet laundry around is not good for the baby's health. A new dryer would help them make their fresh start sooner.
E is struggling to keep her property warm. She moved into her first property and does not have support from family or friends. She has been searching for a job but the pandemic made it particularly difficult and she is living on a very low income. The property E has moved into was completely unfurnished so she has been trying to make this house a home, but on a limited income is struggling to do this. Carpeting would make the home so much more comfortable and help with keeping it warm. Your help would be so appreciated. We have already raised £350 and this final amount would make carpeting possible.
The client, who is an ex-care leaver, has been living in hostels for the last few years. Now he has been given a new flat but has no furnishings or finances for decoration. The local council have helped with various items but are unable to support him with decoration. After the many moves this client has had we would love to be able to help him decorate his new flat and help make it a home.
Our client has just had to move out of accommodation that was unsuitable, run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no money to furnish her new flat and has nothing with her. Unfortunately, there is no family support for this woman in this country and is struggling to move forward. This gift will make a huge difference, enabling her to be comfortable in her home, feel safe, and get a good sleep so she is able to work.
This lady has just moved out of accommodation that was unsuitable, run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no kitchen essentials, including an oven. She has no family support in this country and is struggling to move forward. This gift will make a huge difference enabling her to cook for herself and start to feel more at home.
L is married with four children. The last few years have been very hard for the family. The current pandemic had a huge impact on her husband's taxi business, and they have not been able to pay their debts back. It will take a while to recover from the income loss. A Debt Relief Order would help to put the family back on the right track and give them the fresh start that they need.
This is for a lady who recently lost her job, was then unable to pay her rent and lost her tenancy. She has now moved into another rented accommodation, and has sold most of her belongings to make ends meet. We are trying to support this lady as much as possible to help her to make a fresh start and improve her mental health, which has been severely affected by her situation. A cooker will enable her to make nutritious meals for herself, and give her back some of her self confidence.
J suffers from multiple physical and mental health problems that leave her in constant pain with limited mobility. We are continuing to work with J to help her with her debts, but her flat was recently flooded from above and this damaged the weighted blanket and earthing sheet that she uses to help her sleep. The loss of these items has left her very anxious and we would like to be able to replace them for her.
Our client has recently moved from very poor quality accommodation that was entirely unsuitable; run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no money to furnish her new flat and has no furniture at all. She does not have family support in this country and is struggling to move forward. Without a sofa this lady does not have anywhere to sit at the end of the day and a fridge will allow her to keep her food stored properly. Your gift will make such a difference.
J has been struggling with anxiety and self harm as well as a compulsive gambling habit. He is dealing with a debt situation and trying to remain disciplined and repay his debts. His bed frame has broken and we have sourced a new one for him. This would enable J to sleep comfortably and continue on his route out of debt.
This family have had to move out of their rented property due to a flat fire beneath them. The family were helped by emergency services and were able to exit the property safely but are unable to return to their home due to the extent of the fire. The family are currently residing with family, however should be being placed into temporary accommodation next week. Money is very tight and they have lost their personal possessions and belongings. £150 will enable them to buy new bedding and clothing to start with.
T and her 4 young children have escaped domestic violence. She has been described by her health visitor as a 'super mum' making sure her children are safe and looked after. They could really do with a little help for some living room carpet to make their home more comfortable and would so grateful for any help given.
K is a mum of two who fell into debt due to low income. In seeking support from her local Citizens Advice, K has been recommended for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start. Unfortunately, she is unable to afford the fee for this. Please donate to help clear her debts so K and her family can move on without the worry of debt hanging over them. Thank you.
P is a vulnerable adult who suffers with severe mental health illnesses and substance misuse. He is getting support with this but his financial problems are holding him back from becoming clean as he uses the substances to block out the stress. P is desperate to start a new life. Please could you help P become debt free and help him on his journey?
S is a vulnerable lady who fled an abusive relationship in Scotland and had to set up home from scratch with her daughters. S suffered both physical and financial abuse. S also suffers with PTSD and visits from the baillifs act as a trigger for this. She is desperate to leave her past behind her but her financial situation is preventing her from moving on. Please help S become debt free and move towards the fresh start she is hoping for.
This client is a single parent with a 3 year old child. She became homeless not long after the baby was born following a family break up. Since then she has lived in a hostel for vulnerable women where she has received ongoing support with daily living skills and counselling regarding her diagnosed anxiety. She has now been deemed ready for independent living and has been offered an unfurnished flat. She is reliant upon Universal Credit so has no means of purchasing the essential goods needed.
This lady came out of prison three weeks ago, and is living at a parole centre. She is very motivated to improve her life chances, having stayed clean from drugs for over 5 years. She is working with professionals to get her life back on track. Unfortunately she has little more than the clothes she stands up in. She needs shoes, a winter coat, and basics like underwear. She is taking each day at a time, and moving forward, and is amazed that there are people who want to help her.
T is a 33 year old father of two who has been struggling financially for some time and has accrued a number of debts. In seeking help from his local Citizens Advice, he has been recommended to apply for a Debt Relief Order. Unfortunately, he cannot afford the fee. Please donate to help T clear his debts and give him, and his family, a fresh start. Thank you.
C is in a bad place with low benefit income. They are trying to get their life back on track with support from Christians Against Poverty's help. A Debt Relief Order would free them financially but as they are on Universal Credit they cannot afford the fee whilst trying to pay towards the debts. Their income has gone down due to the recent reduction in Universal Credit. The local church have been regularly supporting them with food parcels but any help with the DRO fee would be wonderful.
This man has sought help with his debts after a prolonged time of homelessness. He has now secured accommodation and he is looking for a fresh start. He is working with Citizens Advice and they are looking at applying for a debt relief order as a form of insolvency. Would you be able to help by giving towards the £90 fee in order for this man to gain his fresh start?
Our Christian's Against Poverty client has moved out of damp, unsatisfactory housing into a first floor Housing Association flat. She has very few possessions and the flat is without any carpets. It would really help this house to feel like a home by providing this lady with a carpet for the lounge room. She will soon be debt free and this will be a wonderful fresh start for her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This client has recently fled from a severe domestic violence incident. The perpetrator is currently on police bail awaiting trial. The client and her children were initially moved to a Women's Aid hostel and have now been offered a Housing Association property in a totally new area. She is in receipt of universal credit and child benefit so has very little income and is struggling to set up her new home. She currently has nowhere to store fresh food so your help with this would be so appreciated.
J is a single mum escaping domestic violence. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear her debts in order to make a fresh start with her three young children. She is setting up her home in a new area and has been advised to go through insolvency, but she needs help to raise the fee. Any assistance you can give would be really appreciated.
J is working with Christians Against Poverty to find freedom from his unmanageable debt. J has been in a life of drugs since his early teens but has sought help and is due to go to rehab at the end of the year. It would really help if he could go to rehab debt free, so as to remove one strain from his life and allow him a real fresh start when he completes the rehabilitation process.
This young man has learning difficulties but manages well independently in his accommodation. Unfortunately he experienced an electrical fault and his flat burned down rendering him homeless and without any clothing other than his pyjamas. He is in desperate need to start again. His most urgent need is a fridge. If you could assist him in any way he would be so grateful. He’s a smashing lad. Thank you.
This young lady would like help with applying for a Debt Relief Order to enable her to concentrate on her studies. She has had various family issues which have put pressure on her income and forced her into debt. Some of these debts are a result of a relationship breakdown which has left her solely responsible for them. Only recently has she been able to return to her studies, so a Debt Relief Order would allow her to begin her life anew and build a future.
This young person has recently secured accommodation after sofa surfing with friends. She is starting from scratch and the property requires some decoration. This help would enable her to make a safe and comfortable home for herself. She is a student and reliant on benefits and struggling to make ends meet.
H and his wife's relationship broke down during the pandemic and he began staying at the night shelter. The tenancy on his and his wife's house was in his wife's name and he felt unable to return there. He has now signed for his own tenancy with a housing association but is struggling to furnish it. His mum died a number of years ago and he has no contact with his dad, so he doesn't have good support networks. He has sourced some second hand furniture but can't afford a washing machine.
M has been living in a homeless shelter for the past few months. He recently got a new housing association flat, however it is unfurnished. He needs a cooker in order to keep himself sustained and manage his low income, and to cook healthy food rather than having to live off ready meals.
The Justice and Care Service have asked us for help for a washing machine for S, who has fled severe domestic violence and has been resettled in the area. She arrived with just a few belongings. Many household items are being donated, but no washing machine. She has complex health problems, which make it difficult for her to wash clothes and bedding by hand and there is no launderette nearby. A washing machine would make things so much easier for her as she begins to build her life back.
C has started again following the breakdown of her marriage, only to find debts she was unaware of, tracking her down and demanding repayment. The debt accrued in her name relates to items purchased for her ex husbands business - however proving she had no knowledge of these items would be impossible. C needs a Debt Relief Order and needs help with the fees for this as she has only just set up home again and had made no provision for such a situation. Could you help? Thank you.
M is working well with his counsellor and he feels that they are making a big difference to the way he handles his high anxiety. As a young man, he was brutally beaten, and this has had lasting issues which have spilled over into his marriage and his family. At the outset, he feared for the safety of his wife and children. As such good progress is being made, please can we help with the cost for him to continue the counselling?
Through the help of his counsellor, this teenager is finding a way through an identity crisis. They are exploring the question of gender and need someone they can talk to as they seek to find their way, without being judged or upsetting the family, As the counselling has gone on, being able to associate with and talk through the situation is helping enormously. Can we help this teenager to resolve the crisis that is causing so much anxiety?
Mr P and his wife fled domestic violence after living with his mother and step father. They were homeless for a short while, but due to the danger the family were in their daughter was taken into care. Mr P and his wife now have a permanent home and their aim is to take back custody of their child. To do this, they must show they can look after themselves as well as a child. They have bought a double mattress but are using it on the floor and they need help with a bed frame.
This young man has recently suffered some trauma and bereavement through the loss of his brother, and as a result struggles with his mental health and currently takes antidepressants. He finds himself in a tough situation and has got himself into a little bit of debt which we would like to help him with. He also needs food and clothing as he tries to find permanent accommodation, due to the break up of his parents.
Our client is a single person living in a housing association property. They are currently on a very low income and have moved to a new property. The client does not have any money to buy a cooker- they have approached the council for help but have not been successful. They are currently living off takeaways and very low nutritional meals. Any help towards a cooker for their property would be much appreciated.
A was a HGV driver for 30 years. Unfortunately, due to faulty equipment, he caused an accident at work, lost his licence and was given a conviction. He is looking for a fresh start, to get back into work and support his family. To do this he is having to start from the bottom up. This money will pay for his HSE test, CSCS card and Level 1 Construction to get onto a building site and begin learning a trade. A is so thankful for all the support and just needs something to get him started.
This gentleman has recently been released from prison and is on licence. He had a very difficult time following the death of his daughter a few years ago; he had a breakdown, lost his job, and after a really bad few months was sent to prison. He has now been rehoused and is trying hard to rebuild his life. He is being asked to follow some online courses and access therapy as part of his rehabilitation but struggles to do this with just his phone. He would be so grateful for your support to buy a tablet.
After 12 years clean, and working as a drug and alcohol worker, our client relapsed due to the breakdown of their relationship. Now in a Christian home they are 8 weeks sober and desperate for winter clothes including a coat, boots etc. This will set them up to succeed on their battle to a better life.
P is a 42 year old single woman who was her father's full-time carer until he recently passed away. He received a car as part of his disability benefits which has now been taken away. P lives in a village outside Bristol and is in dire need of a bike to get around. Sadly, P is struggling financially and has some debts so cannot afford one. Things have been really hard since her father passed away and a bike would transform her life. Thank you.
A resident I’m supporting in our housing charity has had various debts build up throughout the years due to problems with mental health and overspending. He’s worked much of his life and became homeless in the last year after falling into a deep depression and losing his job. He is working with Christians Against Poverty to address these debts and they have advised him to apply for a Debt Relief Order. In a few months we hope to move him into his own accommodation and this would help him start afresh.
B is a single mum to her little girl. They had been living in a caravan and other temporary accommodation. They have now been allocated a permanent place to call home and provide security. She has no funds to be able to buy the white goods needed. They are surviving on just universal credit and child benefit. We have found items for them including a fridge-freezer and have found a good cooker for them to buy, but they need help with the cost. This will make such a huge difference to be able to cook hot meals through the winter.
This young man who is trying to rebuild his life after been released from prison (having become a Christian while in custody), is struggling with old debts that are holding him back and causing him issues to secure long term accommodation. He is currently being helped by CAP and has the opportunity to address his debts by applying for a DRO; however, he is unable to afford to pay the £90 fees. Please could you help him to pay the fees so he can have the opportunity to start life afresh? Thanks!