A gentleman who received his refugee status a couple of weeks ago, needs financial support for household items as he just got a Council house which is completely empty. He has some financial support from other sources but still not enough to buy the basic household items. It is believed that this support can help him to start his practical life in normal way after furnishing his house and make a fresh start to integrate in the local community.
B and her children have been in bed & breakfast accommodation for a very long period and has now finally found a place of her own. Naturally she has no cooker or other white goods.
M and her children have just found a place of their own after having been in bed & breakfast accommodation for several months. It has been a difficult time especially with two young children. She is in need of a washing machine.
B and her 2 young boys have been the victims of domestic violence. They have been housed in bed & breakfast accommodation for a very long time but finally now they have a place of their home. Understandably they need help acquiring white goods and furniture. ve
"S" has qualified as a Massage Therapist and is looking to start work but cannot afford the public liability insurance required for her to practice. Please could help her pay for this insurance so that is able to start working ASAP.
Kathy has had to leave her marriage and home due to domestic violence . She has two young children and has been living in temporary accommodation. She has now been re-housed by the Local Authority but the new home doesn't have any flooring. The total cost for the house with fitting is £1,000.00 but the requested amount will help at least towards flooring for a child's bedroom. Can you help please ? FWW refers.
This small family, with a five year old and a two month old baby, have lost their home and been rehoused by the Council in an empty flat. They need everything including beds, fridge, table, chairs and cooking equipment. The father is desperate to work but at the moment has to focus on sorting out this crisis. Your donation will help buy some of the essentials to help them make a new start.
Client has recently come off the streets, and is living in St Petroc's supported housing. He has applied and been accepted for a university course studying IT, but needs a new computer to do so. He is currently on benefits, but eager to study and gain entry in the IT industry. The client shows initiative and willingness to learn, and the money, if gained, would be an essential step up for him.
Mother of two pre-school children whose husband walked out taking the children with him has been embroiled in a custody battle. She is supported by social services and it is expected that the children will be home after a court case next week. Before he left her husband had taken doors off inside the house and dumped them and other rubbish in the garden. She has been quoted £70 for a skip and clearance of the garden to make a safe place for the children to play.
H is on ESA. She was recently rehoused due to an emergency - her flat had a severe damp infestation and it was unsafe for her to stay. She lost most of her possessions. She has been relocated away from the area she knows and were her support networks are based. She relies on a phone to keep in touch with people so she feels less isolated and to make appointments. Her phone broke earlier this week and she is feeling increasingly isolated without it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J suffered a devastating house fire earlier this year. Along with many sentimental items, J and her son lost their furniture and they have been left with very little. She has recently been told by the council that she will be finally moving back into her home in a couple of weeks time and she is needing help to buy furniture - a wardrobe, a bed, drawers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
T is a single mum who has been through an immense ordeal, having had her daughter removed from her by social services over a year ago. Since then she has worked so hard to get the support she has needed to get back on track..She is now due to get back custody of S. She has a move away from unsuitable accommodation in a tower block . She needs particular help with the cost of moving through hire of a van over two days.
We are in the process of supporting J for a bankruptcy. He has severe mental health issues, which makes it very difficult for him to manage his affairs. Due to his mental struggles, he has accumulated a substantial amount of debts. A bankruptcy would give him a fresh start and help also his mental health significantly.
K has had to leave her home due to domestic violence including a broken arm! She is waiting for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to come through. She has rent arrears because she is not receiving any money. Please give K some hope by helping her through this difficult time. Thank you.
A client has recently had to leave her family home due to breakdown in relationship with parents. She has a flat & wants to furnish it through a local charity who provide good quality low cost furniture. this option being cheaper than an ongoing payment to a council package. She is on a limited income and we are supporting her to apply for benefits and helping with her budgeting. She would be grateful for any help towards her new home as she is committed to making this new start work. Thank you
Stacey is disabled but volunteers for several groups the community in which she lives, she has recently split with her husband and is moving into another property with her daughter.Stacey has to buy everything new for the home and also make new application to benefits She would like to ask for help with Purchasing a fridge freezer to alleviate some of the stress and enable her to continue the valuable work she does in the community.
D has been victim of fraud and has been paying all her benefits into the account of this fraudster. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her finances and its essential she is able to restock her cupboards and put on gas and electric so she can cook and live. She has been terrified and paid what was demanded. It would be lovely to show her kindness is still there, that this has been a one off situation. Many thanks.
Following domestic violence, S and her two children have had to leave their home and be rehoused. They are in need of additional furniture and have no way to get this at this time as they are awaiting benefits being sorted out. S would be so grateful for any help that can be given to them. The children have been traumatised by this change is events and are trying to be settled in their new home. Thank you.
I is self employed, on a very low wage and has recently moved into a rented property with his partner and young son after a difficult time in their previous property. Due to such a low income, the family are struggling to pay their rent and are slowly falling behind on payments. A housing benefit application has been completed and he is awaiting a reply. Please help this family with their small amount of rent arrears to get them back on track financially.
A is a vulnerable man who has been the victim of financial abuse. Consequently all his personal belongings and white goods have been stolen or sold. Local police have been supporting this man but he needs a new fridge.
This single mum of a 2 yr old recently moved from a bedsit to a 2 bedroom flat. She had to take out a loan to pay for removals and is now having £40/fortnight taken from her benefit as repayments leaving her £52/week to live on and pay bills. She was recently in hospital. Her little girl is ill and has also recently been in hospital. She desperately needs some hope in her life-she is also fighting a custody case with her ex partner who has never seen his daughter! Please help her by donating.
This hard working mum, in her thirties, is struggling with debt. She works as much as she is able to as a cleaner, but is given variable hours each week with no routine. Due to this she is struggling with rent arrears, council tax arrears and housing benefit and JSA overpayments. She is having to be re-housed before the end of the month. She is working with a debt advisor, who has recommended a Debt Relief Order, for which she needs £90. Then she can begin restructuring her affairs.
Applicant is a gentleman who has previously been homeless and working to get things back on track, has had experience working in theatres and is asking for to setup his new job as a Dolly Parton impersonator.
I require the requested money to purchase furniture / white goods. I have been in supported housing and with the support of Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community (DISC) have secured my own accommodation. The supported accommodation I am in is furnished and I am unable to take any furniture or white goods with me when I move out. I would be grateful of any support that you may be able to provide.
PT was homeless for 18 months as a result of a family breakdown. He now has a tenancy and some furniture but no carpets.
I first met A at the food bank. He is full of anger, hurt and not able to talk to anyone. We started by saying hello and gradually he let his guards down. We discovered his challenges. So we took upon ourself to contact his housing officer, sorting out his food and give him some work on a voluntary basis. Recently he was been moved - thank God to a better location and accommodation. At present there is no flooring and he is sleeping on duvets. We want to raise money to put floor down for him.
This man fled domestic violence from his partner and with police help he has settled away from his previous home. However he had to leave his possessions and he has limited furniture in his rented accommodation. Social grants have bought basic furniture but he still requires a 2nd hand washing machine.
Kirsty sadly has had a really heartbreaking year, losing her daughter Ebony 5 months ago. She feels that the time has now come for her and her 2 boys to move on and relocate back to Bournemouth from Poole. Being on benefits she has found it hard funding the move and has asked for help in hiring the van.
This couple set up in business but relocated to get a better life and housing for the family. They equipped their van with all they needed, printed cards and posters and already have clients waiting.They had to put in a new claim for working tax credits which were then stopped. Currently child benefit is their only income and they now cannot afford to put in the fuel needed to be able to get to their clients. A tank of diesel would enable them to get to their clients and be independent again.
Jim's long term partner suddenly passed away recently at 41 and Jim had to vacate the property. He was on the streets for three weeks. However with the help of Church he was able to pay the funeral costs and now has eventually found somewhere to live but needs help with the first months rent which is required in advance. Any help will assist Jim to get back on his feet and give him a new beginning, whilst he is still grieving.
Started work in July but does not get paid for at least 2 weeks. All money they have required for food.
CM is a Christians Against poverty Debt Centre client. He has a very low income and needs help to pay for a Debt Relief Order.
Young Girl 22, 6 months pregnant. Just walked out of a damaging relationship and now in the process of setting up her on home ready for the birth of her child
V is a lone parent of three sons and has severe health issues. She lost her job when she started cancer treatment some years ago. Due to her poor health, she was unable to apply for certain benefits and ended up with significant debts. The client's only income is from benefits and is not in a position to pay back her debts. It would be a great relief for her if we could support her to get a Debt Relief Order, so that her debts can be written off and give her a fresh start.
Jenny is a single lady who suffers from depression and anxiety. She has two jobs but both are zero hours contracts so her monthly income is very variable. As her Universal Credit is paid a month in arrears, this means she has some months with almost no income. She has made great progress with our team and is living within her means but cannot afford her debt repayments. It would be a great relief for this client if we could support her to get a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start.
IB is in recovery from addictions. He moved to Oldham to get away from his old networks and bad influences. He has a very low income and wants to vist his daughter but cannnot afford the travel costs.