Families First are working with this mother and child after the removal of the father from the home. He left them with a mess to clear up and financial difficulties whilst a new benefit claim is made. She has made great strides in cleaning up and sorting out the home but has no table or chairs for meals or homework etc. She has scrubbed all round but needs a vacuum cleaner to do the carpet properly.
Our Foodbank Client is in need of some basic furniture for his newly acquired, unfurnished Flat. Previous to this he has been homeless and sofa surfing. We are able to source a bed, table and chairs and a sofa for his needs, plus some other items given by our volunteers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
M comes to us for counselling and help with her debts. She has had a troubled past with an abusive relationship and then friends stealing from her. She had been saving to move away to a new home and has nothing to furnish this property. Getting help with a cooker will mean she could move sooner than later and get away from the toxic relationships she's trying so desperately to get away from. Thank you for your kindness.
This Debt Relief Order will make a huge difference to C and her son. She has struggled emotionally since the death of her partner, finding every day living a challenge. Debts have mounted and she now finds it impossible to manage her living expenses and pay off her debts from her weekly payment. She is trying hard to get her life back on track and is determined not to get into this situation again. The money will allow their debts to be written off, making it possible to have a new start.
A young adult who is currently in supported housing following a family dispute, desperately wants to start equipping himself for independence. He is looking at purchasing everyday items and furnishings to prepare himself. He works part time in a church café but struggles to save money after paying his rent and bills. He would be grateful for any help received.
When K’s partner was ill he had to give up work to look after his boys. This resulted in him getting into debt. He then split up with his partner and ended up homeless. He is now in a Christian supported home and gradually getting his life back together. The Money Advice Service have advised him to get a Debt Relief Order to clear his debts. Any help for the fee for this would be greatly appreciated and would help K with his fresh start in life.
An eleven year old boy who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks is needing to go on his year 6 residential school trip in June. His parents are on a low income and financially struggle with three children between 17 and 11 years old. The school are encouraging this trip to build the child's confidence and self belief to benefit him before going to a new secondary school in September. Please help this child to have the opportunity to develop new skills to help him with a brighter future.
Just £90.00 needed for a Debt Relief Order fee for a single man with debts. TW was working but as his contract was zero hours he fell behind with his utilities and also his credit card payments.Sadly the situation worsened when he lost his job. He now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that he applies for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost £90.00 and sadly TW doesn't have enough money to pay the fee.
B had to give up his job due to health problems and then lost his home following the breakup of a relationship. The stress and anxiety caused him to neglect his finances, building up large debts. He is now keen to get his life back on track and is getting help in managing his money. He is moving into a flat which is mostly furnished but he needs a vacuum cleaner, iron/ ironing board and other household items which he is not able to afford. He would be really grateful for any help.
R had his licence revoked several years ago and is now entitled to renew it, but it will cost £65. He works on building sites, but without a car he is limited to accept work in nearby towns where there is a reasonable bus service. Freedom to work farther afield would improve his work possibilities and enable him to manage his finances better.
This young man has been waiting 5 years for suitable housing to become available. We are thrilled that he has now been found a flat and has the chance of a fresh start. The only thing the needs to make his new flat cosy is something to sit on, and he would be very grateful for your help.
C came to us for money advice. Last year she split with her partner who had got lots of debt in her name leaving her and their young child in massive debt. C's child had been really poorly with pneumonia and mum had been focusing on getting her child well. Now she is ready to move on but is struggling to find the fee. Getting this help will mean the world to her and give her the chance to move on with her life.
V is desperately in need of help. She came to us for money advice as she's 'drowning' in debt. Her debts started when she became really poorly and had to change medication meaning she wasn't able to look after herself never mind her home. She is getting support now but the debts won't go away unless she gets a debt relief order. Her mental health is suffering and she cannot see a way forward - by getting a debt relief order she can move forward. Thank you for any help offered.
This single mother of two children works as a cleaner in a school for which she receives a low wage topped up by tax credits. Her problems with debt began when she lived with her ex partner who was an alcoholic. He accrued debt in her name, failed to pay bills and could not keep a job. If she questioned him about this he would hit her. She finally left him but cannot repay the debt, which is causing her extreme anxiety. A debt relief order would help her start afresh but she cannot afford the fee.
The client is a 33 year old lone parent with children aged 5 and 11. She is working part-time but has a low income. She suffers from mental health issues and finds being in debt is adding to this. She was referred by the Safeguarding Officer at her child's school to try and turn her situation around and ease the pressure on the client and her family. She would greatly benefit from help to fund a Debt Relief Order to deal with her overall debts and have a fresh start for her and her children. Thank you
H has struggled for a long time with his mental health, having been misdiagnosed and put on the wrong medication for 20 years. He got into debt after taking days and weeks off work due to illness. He made 6 suicide attempts in this time, and on the last one his friends persuaded him to seek help. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty. He has a very tight budget with little money for food. A debt relief order would lift the burden of debt and be a huge help for H's mental health.
S is a single mother of 3 young children. She receives no financial help from the children's father. She is unable to work full-time due to the ill-health of one of her children. Her debts have arisen over recent years trying to raise her family, and she has no spare income to pay for these debts. We'd be so grateful for a donation towards fees for a debt relief order. If she has a fresh start the debt burden she has been carrying will lift and she can provide a positive home for her children.
M is a troubled man who suffers with a number of physical and mental health issues. We have been supporting him for a while and it's apparent he cannot deal with his debts which are just making his issues even worse. We are applying for a Debt Relief Order for him and need to raise the necessary fee.
L is a mum of one who sadly in the last year lost a second baby. After years of substance abuse (she stopped when she got pregnant 2 years ago), she managed to turn her life around. A mental health condition prevents her from work but she is determined to stay clear from narcotics. She had to pay in advance for the flat she will be renting in a months time, meaning that she spent all of her Employment Support Allowance already. She has little subsistence and also requires a fridge/freezer for her new place.
J is living in a hostel having been homeless. He is making steady progress towards rehabilitation after his relationship broke down and is receiving a lot of support. However, his debts are causing him great anxiety. He would appreciate a donation towards the fees for a Debt Relief Order to enable him to remove a great weight from his mind.
K came to us for debt advice. She's a single mum who has escaped an abusive relationship and is desperate to make a new life for herself and her child. She is currently at college where she hopes qualifications in care could better her changes of working. However, past debts are causing her anxiety which are affecting her studies - she believed she should just give up but getting at a debt relief order would allow her to carry on! Please can you help?