Simon went debt free with the help of Christians Against Poverty last year and is still on a tight budget, he does not want to go back into debt. Tragically, his 29 year old son was found dead in his bed a few days ago. He needs to find £1,000 for funeral costs and a contribution towards this would be a great help at this difficult time.
This is a fresh start for this man, who has been in and out of prison, a marriage breakdown and a period of being homeless. He is desperate to make a go of things in a new flat, as he has a 2-year old son living close by, and he wants to be a better father. Moving into a new flat on your own is never easy, particularly when you have nothing. A local church and charity are helping to do what they can to support him, provide household items, but he needs a cooker if his son is going to visit.
RG has had a family breakdown with his mam and been forced to move from the family home. RG suffers with Autism and this has been a really hard transition for him. RG does have family who live 2 hour drive away; we are requesting this money so we can arrange for a removal company to bring furniture to his current address from his family that live out the county.
SA has had a horrible upbringing and was removed from the family home and fell into the wrong crowd and faced with homelessness. SA then felt the need to move in with her partner where she had to deal with DV. We have moved SA out of the property however her ex has left her in a lot of debt. We need a DRO for SA to start her new and happy life.
BF became homeless at the age of 18 due to a family breakdown, BF is now housed with Moving On Durham. Unfortunately because BF did not declare herself as homeless to housing solutions so welfare assistance are refusing her a grant. This is a new rule that Moving On Durham were not informed about. Moving On Durham has supplied BF with a mattress and as many donations we possible could. BF is requesting this money from ACTS so she can buy curtains, a small chair for the
This family on low income have been working with Social Services since September following a serious infestation of their property. Every item in the house had to be disposed of so they are now starting from scratch to furnish their home. Some essential items have been provided by agencies but Mum and Dad are without a bed and sleeping on the floor. Please can you help them in this fresh start and provide them with a double bed so they can have a good night's sleep.
you homeless man in need of help with a deposit to move from nite shelter into a shared house with his own room
MM has had a family breakdown with his Mum and has been forced to move from the family home. MM suffers with Autism and this has been a really hard transition for him. MM does have family who live a 2 hour drive away; we are requesting this money so we can arrange for a removal company to bring furniture to his current address from his family that live out the county.
EV has been with Moving On for a year and moved on in to her own private rented property with our support, however, her housing benefit claim was rejected. It has taken two months to appeal this, therefor she has to pay back 2 months worth of rent which totals to £800. We are requesting help to put towards these rent arrears to prevent her and her son being evicted.
SA became homeless at the age of 18 due to a family breakdown, SA is now housed with Moving On Durham. Unfortunately, because SA did not declare herself as homeless to housing solutions, welfare assistance are refusing her a grant. This is a new rule that we were not informed about. Moving On Durham has supplied SA with a mattress and as many donations we possible could. SA is requesting this money from ACTS so she can buy curtain and a small chair for the living room.
This 36 year old lady was living with her mother until being forced to leave when she had a baby. She had been employed as a care assistant in a nursing home so had no savings and was only in receipt of a small maternity allowance. She went to live at a hostel for homeless mothers and children and has now been offered a council flat. She has no money to furnish her home so the Salvation Army have been helping he. She still needs a fridge freezer and your donations would be most appreciated.
Mum and her three children were re-located to Walsall from London due to domestic abuse. She suffers with low mood, and her property has unresolved issues. We have been able to provide a volunteer to offer emotional support, and some goods which have made their house more homely. She now needs a washing machine. She had one sourced by her land lord's agent but this caught fire and she has been told there is nothing they can do to replace it.
An unemployed man of no fixed address is applying for work in a hospital and needs to pay for a DBS check (safeguarding vulnerable adults) to gain a full time and permanent position as a cleaner. The employment will help him earn and income to secure accommodation in the near future. At present he has no savings and i not in a position to afford the fee from the benefit claim he has made.
D is a 68 year old lady, who arrived in Chipping Norton homeless. As she was waiting for her paperwork she had no recourse to public funds. Wonderfully, as a church, people have taken her in & given her board & lodgings for 6 months - truly sharing the love of Jesus, who she now recognises as her Lord! This week she has been housed, & tomorrow we help her move. £120 will help D to buy curtain poles, paint & rugs (otherwise the floor is concrete) to start to make her new home. Thanks
NT came to Moving On Durham 2 months ago and has been under the care of social services all his life. NT got a grant from social services for a bed and couch. However NT needs a hoover and curtins and only recived 59pound per week.
L suffers from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He was working regularly until 5 years ago when, as a result of a serious road accident, he was forced to give up work. Debts started to mount and he became homeless. He now has a starter tenancy and hopes to make a fresh start by clearing his debts. He asks for £90 for a Debt Relief Order.
George recently attended Citizens Advice regarding his debts and after much discussion we determined that a Debt Relief Order would be the best course of action to resolve his issues and give him a fresh start. Andrew is currently claiming state benefits from which deduction are being made and finds himself in need of assistance with the DRO fee.
Daisy recently attended Citizens Advice regarding his debts and after much discussion we determined that a Debt Relief Order would be the best course of action to resolve her issues and give her a fresh start. Daisy currently has a joint ESA claim with her husband that is subject to multiple deductions. As such she requires assistance with the DRO fee.
S has been in a abusive relationship and she has had to divorce her husband for the safety of her young children. The father and grandfather have been abusive towards her children. The money from ACTS 435 will pay towards the cost of her divorce.
V is a young, single mum who has just moved into new accommodation with her baby. She currently has no cooker and would be very grateful to receive one.
V is a young single mum who has recently moved into new accommodation with her baby. She hopes to get a new cooker but needs help to pay for its delivery and installation.
'Liz' is 34 years old and unemployed as she is a single mother of 2, and has come to Citizens Advice for money advice and management. 'Liz' has severe memory loss issues and suffers with OCD, anxiety and depression. 'Liz' has a support worker, but is trying to manage on her own. Any donations towards a Debt Relief Order will help 'Liz' as she has a large amount of debts to pay. Thank you.
I is a refugee who has recently acquired her own accommodation. She has no white goods at all and is relying on charities to furnish her home. The only money she has is her child benefit and income support. Any help to buy a cooker would be very much appreciated.
J has recently left prison. He is determined to turn his life round and has good friends for support.He is not receiving benefits . He has a job fitting septic tanks but cannot get to isolated homes without his van. He has no funds to pay for the MOT. Please help him be independant and succeed in his new start
'I have been living in supported accommodation for a couple of years and have now managed to find my own flat. I am on benefits and through saving i have managed to pay the deposit and first months rent up front. I am however struggling to get the full amount needed for the admin fees of the estate agents i am renting it from. I am asking for any help you can give me towards this last step in securing the flat. Thank you' - Mr T
To buy new carpet or lino to replace temporary old carpet to make new flat, which client moved into in August from temporary living in St Petrocs (which provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall), safe for 3 year old son's visits.
This client was referred to us by a hostel manager for help with a cooker. He was made homeless when his grandparents passed away and was in a hostel who helped him find a property, which he moved into 2 months ago. He was given a budgeting loan which he used to buy some essential items, but he still needs a cooker. He does not have any family members to help and he is trying to look for work, but is currently in receipt of JSA and is struggling with his situation, so would appreciate any help.
K has moved into the area recently, and is a single mother to 4 boys under the age of 8. She left last property as the children were witnessing domestic abuse. We have managed to get a cooker, beds, and other furniture items for the family, but they desperately need a washing machine, and have no financial means of obtaining one. Finances are stretched at the moment, and coming up to Christmas it is going to be a difficult time for the family. Karen would be appreciative assistance given.
Young parents with 4 children are struggling to keep on top of their home. Mums health has been poor and while she has kept the downstairs OK the children's bedrooms need to be decluttered. Mum is really willing for the support and is not attached to anything, but just hasn't physically been able to do it. We have some volunteers ready to help her and so just need the support to hire the skip.
Mum 3 children (12, 3 and 2 years) need support for a new floor in their dining room which is currently just concrete. This is the only space in the house the children have to play in but it is currently not useable. We have supported mum with a volunteer who has helped to encourage her and build her confidence. Mum is now leaving the home and building other friendships in the community. We are really keen to be able to support the family in this practical way.
We are supporting an older mum and her family. They would really like to get a desk for their 11-year-old son. Family life has historically been quite chaotic but he finally has his own bedroom and we are keen to help him create a sanctuary for himself. He is very studious so we are hoping to be able to gift him a desk so he has a tidy and quiet space to do his homework.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough with very poor mental and physical health who has recently lost his daughter has moved into a flat his items for the kitchen were very very old and needed to be renewed. Would Acts 435 be able to help him.
A young man in Middlesbrough has secured a property with the local authority, who had been sofa serfing for 2 years, so this is a really important time for him; and it is a positive fresh start that he wants to succeed. He would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him.
Family of five recently granted political asylum from Azerbaijan and given a council house have no cooker, washing machine or many other household items. They are managing very well but a cooker is a basic priority. Dad is looking for work but has been suffering from depression.
HT is a girl Moving On Durham has just houses, she was forced to leave her home in Sunderland due to anti social behaviour in her street and couldn't cope with it anymore. With HT being from Sunderland and moving to County Durham she has been rejected for a welfare assistance grant. Moving On has supplied HT with a bed and also a large amount of donations we had in stock. HT is applying from ACT for a Bed, HT is currently sleeping on an air bed and this is affecting her sleep.
Louise has a responsible job, but sadly she had a breakdown in August & was admitted to hospital. As a result of this, she was registered homeless. She has now secured a place to live & moves in this week. She has had a number of items donated, but she is desperately in need of an electric cooker. Please can you help Louise with this new start?
FH is a refugee who is apl,ying fro leave to remain in United Kingdom. However he doesn't have enough money to pay the necessary fees.
S works 26 hpw as a care worker but has been homeless for 3 months and is living in her car. S now has a temporary flat but it's 10 miles from work. Her 5 children stay with her ex husband at night and she has them when they are not at school during the day. As they stay at dad's she is classed as single and so not eligible for the usual benefits. She is falling through the gaps and cannot afford the extra cost of petrol while she sets up her new flat. Can you help her get back on her feet?