G has suffered from serious mental health issues for a few years now, and recently lost his job as a result of medical dismissal. Desperate to afford child maintenance payments and his ongoing rent and bills, G took out several payday loans and got stuck in a debt spiral. G is doing some really positive work with professionals to improve his mental health and will hopefully get back to work soon. Clearing his debts would be a huge boost for him, but he cannot afford the Debt Relief Order fee. Please help G.
On the 1st March this year, J bravely fled a long-term abusive relationship. Unfortunately, the relationship has left her with a lot of psychological and financial scars. She has been diagnosed with PTSD which is preventing her from working, and she is being pursued for debts she and her ex-partner incurred when they were together. She is desperate for a fresh start and to have some stability in her life, but right now she is unable to afford the £90 fee for a Debt Relief Order. Please help J.
J suffers from severe mental health issues, as well as severe back pain which greatly limits her mobility. However, due to the huge delays Personal Independence Payment applicants are currently experiencing, J's level of income is far too low for somebody with her health problems. J has also built up a large amount of debt from periods where she experienced poor mental health episodes. She now has her mother helping with her finances, but really wants a fresh start and her debt cleared. Please help J afford a Debt Relief Order.
Miss A was the victim of honour based domestic abuse. Her family were forcing her into a marriage she did not agree to. She had a partner, who her family disapproved of. Her brothers saw her with her partner and attacked them both. She fled her property and went into a women's refuge. She was then moved into a safe house, from there she moved to permanent property. Miss A is also 8 months pregnant. Curtains will make her feels safe as she can close them to get some privacy at night.
This lady's husband was involved in a horrific car accident over 2 years ago and nearly died. She is on a low income. He has been in various hospitals and for quite a bit of the time has been in a coma. He is getting better and adaptions are being made for him to return home. Part of the treatment is a phased return, but the hospital cannot fund transport. Private cars are not suitable and special taxis are needed. This donation would fund 4 such journeys. Any help would be really gratefully received.
C has recently come out of prison. She does not have a phone that can access the internet. This is making it difficult for her to access her online Universal Credit account and to be able to bid on council properties. A smartphone would make a big difference to her, can you help?
Our client has been found street homeless and was referred to us by Bradford Homeless Outreach team. He needs to make an application to the EU settlement scheme and this will have a profound effect on his ability to gain employment and access housing and other services. In order to apply to the scheme he needs to have a valid ID document. Our client needs support to pay for travel from Bradford to an appointment at the Slovakian embassy in London.
This young mum has recently turned her life around and has been housed after living in a flat. Her bed base is broken and she has been sleeping on just a mattress on the floor. She is 6 months pregnant so this is particularly uncomfortable for her. She is on a low income and is hoping her children can come home once her house is sorted. Can you help her to get a bed base so she can sleep comfortably?
This young man came out of prison and totally turned his life around. He is now determined to stay off the streets and out of prison, and has been doing a lot of volunteer work. He has a massive obsessive cleaning disorder. He has a furnished flat however he just cannot afford to get carpets, and the floor boards can only be mopped so many times. He has a daughter who he wants to see more of.
A is recovering from domestic violence, which left her with debts she cannot afford to repay. Could you help her and her children have a fresh start without this history holding them back?
E is a refugee who has recently been joined by his wife and daughter. They have reunited after being apart for more than 2 years. E is not currently working and is reliant on benefits. The family have moved into an unfurnished property and although much of the furniture and white goods have been sourced, they require your support in purchasing household items such as a vacuum cleaner and microwave.
D is a lovely young lady working with Christians Against Poverty. She was with her ex-partner for 7 years - he was violent and controlling. He took out loans in D's name which she has not been able to pay back, so her debts have spiraled from there. The debts have contributed to her poor mental health. D has a seven year old daughter and she would love to be able to give her occasional treats. Can you help with a Debt Relief Order so D can get her and her daughter's life back on track?
Safe Families are supporting two little boys who have complex additional health needs and sensory issues. They lost their dad two years ago very suddenly within two weeks of him having a diagnosis of cancer. Both children are currently undergoing specialist services support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. These sensory aids will really help to provide comfort and enable the boys to self soothe and regulate their feelings and emotions.
This client has had to flee from domestic violence with her teenage daughter. She suffers from bi-polar disorder and an emotionally unstable personality disorder so is struggling with moving to a new area. Her daughter also suffers with poor mental health and is under the care of the local mental health unit. The mother is in receipt of Universal Credit and child benefit and cannot afford white goods for their new home. Your help with the cost of a washing machine would be greatly appreciated.
A single mum who is struggling in debt has sought help from Christians Against Poverty. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order is her route out of debt. Please would you consider helping her raise the £90 fee by the government so she can have a fresh start? Thank you.
This client has been living in a refuge with her son for the past 8 months after fleeing from an abusive partner. She had endured sexual, physical and verbal abuse for the past 10 years and found the courage to leave when her partner hit her son with a belt and threatened to kill him. They have now been moved to an unfurnished flat in a new area and the mother is struggling to equip the home as she is reliant upon Universal Credit and child benefit. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
S has been granted refugee status and now has to move from Newcastle to Manchester. S lives with his daughter and wife. As asylum seekers they received £5 a day from the Home Office to live on. This was not enough to help them hire transport to move their belongings to a new city. £150 would help them cover the cost of moving city to start a new life as refugees together.
Miss M has had to move home quickly due to antisocial behaviour by others. This meant she was unable to save up for new carpet in the new home. She is only on Universal Credit and has had to pay for removals as well this month meaning she cannot pay for any luxuries. She has found some cheap carpet tiles online and will fit them herself to keep costs down. Miss M has good budgeting skills but when she has an expected item to pay for, she cannot.
C is a parent who has recently fled from her partner after domestic abuse. Her original mobile phone was broken by her partner and as she is financially challenged she is unable to purchase another. Without the mobile she considers herself very venerable, which in turn makes her anxious about her family. Can we help her get a cheap one so she can feel secure again? Thank you.
This single mum and her six children have been moved to Barnsley for their safety. They fled with nothing from their old home. They are now housed safely but have need of all domestic appliances. Her most urgent need is for a washing machine. Any help you could give would be really appreciated.
G has been street homeless for a number of years and secured tenancy on his current property in November, he has now managed to furnish the property but still has no cooker. This means he is having to commute each day to the soup kitchen. It would be great to be able to buy him a cooker so he can be more independent.
T was homeless and has been provided accommodation with no cooking facilities. He is in need of a cooker in order to prepare food. He receives benefits, but is unable to save enough money to purchase this item. The provision of this would really help him to eat well and at an affordable cost. Any help you could give towards a cooker would be very much appreciated. Many thanks.
S and her two children were found sleeping outside of a foodbank having suffered years of emotional abuse. She has no recourse to public funds and lost her job due to Covid-19. They are now being supported by a social worker and have been placed in unfurnished temporary accommodation. She has been offered some temporary work in September but until then has no money to buy even basic furniture to make a home for her young family. Please help them make a fresh start so their healing process can begin.
L is a client working with Christians Against Poverty. She has made significant steps away from her life of drug addiction, and an abusive relationship, and is looking for a fresh start. She has unmanageable debts, some of which were taken out without her knowledge by her ex-partner. The Debt Relief Order needs a sum of £90 in order to go through, which L cannot pay as she is not working at present, and on Universal Credit.
R has bi-polar which means she struggles to hold down a job for long and was unable to cope with budgeting when moving constantly between work and Universal Credit. With our help she is now in receipt of disability benefits and is clear about her budget so should be able to remain out of debt. We would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order which would lift a huge weight off her.
L has recently left care and has moved into her own first home, she is determined to find employment and make her home comfortable and safe. L cannot afford to buy herself a washing machine and she is hand washing her clothes to look smart and presentable for job interviews. L would also benefit from a chest of drawers to store her clothes neatly and her documents safely.
R has fled the family home and an abusive relationship, she has had to start all over again with nothing but her clothes. R has recently been given a new flat to start again, she is struggling to furnish it on a low income and would greatly benefit from financial support to allow her to purchase a comfortable sofa and a microwave to heat her food.
D is moving out of her family home into her first home, she has very little in the way of furniture to furnish her new home. D is on a low income and doesn't have any savings to buy furniture for her new home. Any help you could give her to get a clothes dryer, a large mirror and a coffee table would be really appreciated.
S and her children have fled domestic violence and they have recently moved into their own home. S is living on a low income and does not have the funds to purchase a cooker for the family home. S advised she will be extremely grateful for any financial support to help towards purchasing and fitting the cooker.
A is vulnerable and being supported by the council's housing outreach service to settle into his new community. He has been offered a tenancy but it is unfurnished, and being able to get some white goods would help him to settle and begin to build a new life for himself. Can you help him?
P has struggled with alcohol addiction and is currently in a long term Christian rehab centre where he is getting the support he needs to get himself back on track. Before he sought help, he had gotten into debt - while he'd kept up with his bills, he took out several credit cards and got into an endless cycle of debt. He is very anxious about all of this and would love to leave rehab debt free knowing he has a true second chance. A Debt Relief Order would allow him to do this.
This young man was previously living in our shared supported house following a relationship breakdown with his family. He has now been able to move in to his own place but is in need of help with purchasing household equipment, crockery etc. to set up his home. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
This single mum of two children has had to flee from the area because of incidents with her ex-partner. She is living on benefits and has large debts so is struggling to meet the costs of moving home. Please would you help her to make a fresh start so that the family can settle into their new home and life? Thank you.
Both S and his partner struggle with serious health issues. S struggles to move, and also finds it excruciatingly difficult to complete basic daily tasks. S has only just received his Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award, despite living with his illnesses for years. Due to his income before now being far too low, S has a lot of debts. Now that S has received his PIP award and his partner has applied for PIP also, their financial future should be healthy, but right now S really needs help to afford the Debt Relief Order fee. Please help.
This lady is a domestic violence survivor and has recently been moved to Hastings after fleeing Hertfordshire. She has five kids (eight including her new partner's) and they do not have a washing machine. The money would be used to purchase a second hand washing machine as a matter of urgency.
This gentleman is the new partner of a lady who has escaped domestic violence with 5 children and they have no savings and low income, so have been unable to afford to insure him to drive. This is creating a huge barrier for them as they have numerous appointments to attend and she is struggling with the pressure of doing it all. She has been diagnosed with kidney stones and is in increasing pain. They cannot afford taxis to the hospital. The funds are to insure him to drive (quoted at £148).
Our client, M, is a refugee and has a low income. He was an asylum seeker and he only recently got his refugee status. M has just move to a private shared house and he cannot afford to buy essential kitchen equipment (pans, pots, glasses, plates and mugs etc) to help him cook for himself. Therefore, we are asking if you might support M with £60 to buy these essentials to help him to settle in his house.
J is 31 years old and has recently been given a flat in Glasgow after many years of chaotic living. J has been suffering from anxiety and depression and has been neglecting his house and person for some time. Glasgow City Mission has offered him support to paint his flat. This is a new beginning for him. However, he has no money at present even to contribute towards the paint and brushes. We are hoping you can consider him for some financial help. Thank you.
B is a 25 year old who approached her local Citizens Advice as she is struggling financially. She has a very young child who she is struggling to afford to support. B accrued debts when she was 18 and is now looking to get on top of her finances. In seeking debt advice now, B has been recommended for a Debt Relief Order. Sadly she cannot afford the £90 fee, please donate to help her afford this so she can have a fresh start and focus on caring for her child. Thank you.
Miss H is a single lady who was referred to us; she is in the process of moving from a shared, fully furnished house to her own place, completely unfurnished. We are requesting support for her to get a second hand bedframe, toaster, kettle, cups, plates and cutlery to help set her up. The move is causing a great deal of anxiety and any help we can give to alleviate this would be so appreciated.
M was thrown out of his family home by a relative, he wasn't allowed to take any belongings or clothes and cannot return due to the extreme threat of violence. He has approached the police for help but they cannot offer anyone to escort him to the property. He is on benefits and won't be paid for another 3 weeks, so he cannot afford to get replacement clothing and only has the clothes he was wearing. Please help him to get some replacement underwear, socks, t-shirts and jeans please. Thanks.
Client R is a recovering heroin addict who lost all of his family due to his behaviour whilst at the peak of his addiction. Over the last 12 months and during his treatment R has started to rebuild his life. He is now living in a new town in a small flat and has managed to furnish it but is still in need of a used cooker to enable him to cook a hot meal. R is volunteering in a community café to build new skills and is working with a support worker to help find permanent employment.
J looks after his two children after he and his wife separated. He is unable to work and only receives benefit income due to mental health issues, which has caused him to get into a large amount of debt. Citizens Advice are looking for help to apply for a Debt Relief Order to help him have a fresh start with his family. He cannot afford the £90 fee, could you help him pay that so that he can start to look forward to a new future? Thank you.
M is a single mum with a young son. She is about to move from a furnished flat to an unfurnished property. The last few months have been stressful for her as the property she was living in had issues including windows which would not close properly and she was worried that her son might fall out. She is delighted to be moving but she needs a lot of things to fit out her new home. Help to buy her a fridge would mean a great deal to her and mean she can keep food fresh and fit to eat.
This young man has just moved in to his own flat, and has already had support from Acts 435 to get a washing machine. He was able to get a very good condition one from Facebook marketplace, however he wasn't expecting it to cost the full £120 he was donated so now he doesn't have any funds for his duvet and bedding, curtains, blinds, towels etc. Although he is happy to have second hand curtains, blinds, etc, it would be great to get him a new duvet, pillows and towels as these are quite personal things. Thank you.
This gentleman moved into his own flat after the breakdown of a relationship. He had no furniture. He was donated a single bed but it has a child's mattress on which affects his sleep and he has since been diagnosed with a form of dementia. To enable his sleep to be more comfortable and restful he needs a mattress more suitable for an adult. This would benefit him greatly. Thank you very much.
O and her husband have five children aged between 2 and 16. They both have health problems and O’s husband has limited mobility. Their only income is from benefits and they have incurred a number of debts both individually and jointly over recent years. Citizens Advice have suggested that a Debt Relief Order is the best option for them, but the fee of £90 is a challenge for them. Any help you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated and would allow them to make a fresh start financially.
A lovely young mum has been rehomed by Cornwall Council, but the new property does not have any carpets or curtains. She lives alone with her one year old son. It would be great if we could contribute to making the home more liveable, as this will help with her depression and enable her son to play and explore safely. Her family have limited means to support, so can you help give her hope and display your faith?
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the boys' bedroom? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
Mr P moved house for his own safety. He had to leave many items at the old place. The area had a lots of drug addicts and Mr P felt he could not visit the local shops without confrontation. This increased his anxiety and he started to have a breakdown. The new home is much better and safer for him but he has no cooking facilities. He would like a small mini oven as he lives alone. He has many debts and has had to visit pawnbrokers for food in the past, and cannot buy the items himself.
Mr P had to move home for his own safety. There was drug addicts in the area and he felt he could not visit the shops without confrontation. The new home is safer for him. Mr P has asthma and anxiety. He finds that there is a lot of dust in the new home and a vacuum would allow him stop the dust getting on his chest. He also has 1 set of bedding. This means when he washes it he has no bedding so he rarely does this. A new set of bedding would mean he can wash the old bedding.
W has found himself alone with four children as children's services have made him the sole carer due to his ex wife's lifestyle, substance misuse etc. He is struggling with a broken phone. He has lots of calls and meetings and a new one would make this easier. The children's bedding has also really seen better days so he is keen to replace it. He is finding his feet and supporting his children very well, any assistance would be gratefully received.
We have a 23 year old female client who has had to move unexpectedly due to domestic violence and a mental health breakdown. She has been advised by Citizens Advice to apply for a debt relief order and has not got the funds to apply for this. Her ex partner got her into a lot of rent arrears. These require clearing so she can have a fresh start and opportunity for long term housing for her and her children.
J is a young lady who has come out of a violent relationship and has been free from drugs for 9 months. She has a young daughter who is in nursery and she wants the best for her going forward. She now mentors others who are determined to live a life free from addiction. She is on a low income and her washing machine has died on her so with a young daughter a replacement is essential. This lady really is working hard at turning her whole life around.
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the Dad's bedroom? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
J lost his wife at Christmas and was left to look after his two boys who are under 10 years old. He was homeless and has just been rehoused by the local authority. They have no carpets in the house, and no money to pay for them, and the local authority cannot help them. Can you help them to carpet the living room? We are hoping the Church and another private person will help so that we can get the whole house completed before winter. We are doing so much other work with this family through bereavement support etc and this will help so much.
This woman has been with her counsellor for some time and is engaging well with the service. Her history of Domestic Abuse has left her very vulnerable and she suffers from anxiety, anger and despair. She struggles to find her inner peace so her continued counselling is crucial. Can you help her move forward? Thank you.
C is a woman that is suffering the loss of a parent, but was not allowed to grieve due to the abusive relationship she was in. Now she has sought professional help to help her address the guilt and the anger she feels pent up inside so it does not jeopardize her future. Can we help her to find her way? Thank you.
S is a single mother of two whose relationship broke down and all debts were in her name. She has been rehoused in temporary accommodation and she is paying all ongoing bills but nothing is left to pay off debts. S works part time and is on means tested benefits. She is working with Money Advisers and is being supported by her local foodbank. A debt relief order will give her a fresh start. Any help you could give her to make this payment would be very much appreciated, thank you
This lady and her small child have fled domestic violence and abuse and are now in a place of safety. Her husband is wanting custody of their child so the lady has been to court looking to become sole carer. She has very little money and is extremely worried for the safety of her child and herself. She is not entitled to Legal Aid so any donations will help towards the court fees enabling her to move to the next level of proceedings. She is in a desperate state and really needs help.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre, we have been supporting H, a single Mum, with her finances. H has a young son with special needs, has recently moved house and is struggling on low income. We have helped H with food and clothing. H would really appreciate your support please to raise the funds towards her Debt Relief Order application fees so that she can become debt free. Thank you
Z is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to manage her debts. Z has mental health issues and has been in low mood, her parents are very ill and she is having marital problems. Z is trying to move to a smaller rented property to help mange her finances better. Z shared that her life is very difficult at the moment. Z is trying to restart her life and a debt relief order would help her to move on in life. She is attending talking therapy, working with CAP and look after herself to help her make a new start.
A young mother has been the victim of domestic abuse and lives with her 2 young children (2&3) in the property. Most items have been destroyed or removed by the ex-partner. Between ourselves and other local charities we have found wardrobes, curtains and a fridge and we are helping with energy/water debt. The main problem is the bed frame. She has beds for the children, purchased from a Universal Credit advance payment, but now has little/no money for food. We have requested food parcels.
I has been job searching for 6 months but has not found work. He is also trying to repay debts and is struggling to make ends meet. He has been a self employed handyman and wants to do this again but needs to repair his van to make this possible. He so wants to support himself doing a job he is good at and this would also give him the satisfaction of providing a quality service for his clients. A gift of £150 so he can repair his van would make all of the difference to him being able to begin to do that again.
This household of 8 are having to move to a new home for emergency reasons. They survive on benefits so have no spare money to pay for van hire and other costs incurred when moving house. They would really appreciate some help. Please would you help them to make this necessary move? Thank you.