T lives alone with three children. She claims means tested benefits and is really struggling to make ends meet at the moment. She is getting support at a local foodbank and she is also seeking advice from a debt advisor. To help her get back on her feet, she has been advised to go through the process of a Debt Relief Order. These cost £90 and would make a real difference to her life and her family. Any help would be appreciated.
P has just moved into a new flat locally with her 5 year old son, who is just starting school. It has taken all her savings to pay the deposit for the new flat which is unfurnished and in addition her son needs uniform for school. P is currently needing to use the local food bank to help make ends meet. Any help towards some basic furniture to turn this flat into a home would be greatly appreciated.
Homeless man has only the clothes and trainers he stands up in. He is very keen to get work and needs to purchase smarter clothes and shoes to wear to interviews and a set of day to day clothing and footwear.
This young man is 24 and has moved into his first home. He has set himself up really well, but needs a fridge/freezer so he can maintain his healthy diet and save his money by being able to store it. He suffers from autism, a back condition and poor mental health. He doesn't let any of that stop him, he volunteers in the community to give back to those around him. A fridge freezer would help him settle into a routine, and save money as he is on benefits, which would improve his mental health.
Single man has moved into a new flat with no cooker, microwave, fridge. He had to move because his wife attacked him with a knife and accused him of attacking her, so he had to leave everything behind and move out. We’ve provided a kettle and a toaster, and the local food bank has provided food to keep him going. He is devastated by the situation he finds himself in. His benefit claim has stopped due to the “change in circumstances” and he has put in a new claim for Universal Credit.
This mum of 3, and one due soon, needs beds for her 2 boys. She has moved from Manchester to escape her violent and unfaithful husband. He does not support the family but they just about manage on benefits, however they struggle because they incurred moving costs which have put a strain on their finances. She was given some furniture including an old double bed which the boys use but it is broken and had been thrown outside and is not clean. Help towards bunk beds would be really appreciated.
This single mother is on benefits due to a long term health condition. She has two boys aged 13 and 7, the 7 year old has additional behavioural needs. The family have just moved into a more suitable house but need a number of items including a fridge, freezer, cooker and a bed for the 13 year old child. Mum agrees that the cooker is the most urgent item and any help from Acts would benefit them greatly.
R has started Bible college and needs help to purchase core textbooks for their theological studies. R has a family and has no surplus money to purchase the books required for this course. They are trusting in God's provision.
This young single mother was referred to us by the council for help with a washing machine. She had been living with her grandparents, but they needed to move to more suitable accommodation so she was asked to leave. She has just been housed by the council with her 1 year old daughter, but has struggled to get what she needs for her first home from her income support and child related benefits. It is very difficult with washing with her young daughter and she would really appreciate any help.
S is a single Mum to a 2 yr old and is pregnant with her second child. She has no one to support her. Having been living in a hostel, this little family has been given their own place, but it has no washing machine. All clothes and bedding are being washed by her in the bath, which is difficult and raising concerns about hygiene.
S is a single Mum to a 2 yr old and is pregnant with her second child. She has no one to support her. This little family has been living in a hostel and has now been given their own place. She has been able to get hold of a cooker but can't afford to pay for the gas man to come and connect it so that it can be used.
C is a single mother of an 18 month old who is moving after a relationship breakdown which meant moving in with her mum, where they have been living in overcrowded conditions. C has recently been allocated a flat through Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. She has a lot of expenses associated with moving in and isn't entitled to much help from elsewhere as she is working. She particularly faces a problem with being able to afford a fridge or carpets. Help towards this would be amazing.
This young lady is a care leaver and has just got her first house for herself and her baby. She is getting help with some furnishings from Children's Services but is struggling with independent living after life in the children's home. She has just been changed from Income Support to Universal Credit. She gets no help from the baby's father. She is learning to cook but is in need of a freezer to be able to shop and cook more economically.
Client just got a job after a very long time of unemployment, and needs to buy a jacket and shoes. He's starting the job on 1st November 2018. He has used his savings to buy some new clothes, as he had no suitable clothes to wear for work, but his jacket is ripped and his shoes are not good either.
This lady has been coming to the foodbank because of her debt situation. She admits she ignored it for a long time but it eventually got out of hand and she began to suffer with depression. With some encouragement and an appointment made with a debt advice agency she is now dealing with it but needs to apply for a Debt Relief Order. This will cost her £90 and she has no means with which to pay for it. Please can you help her to have a fresh start. Thank you.
This young asylum seeker is struggling with isolation and depression. He went through so much to get here, he had to flee for his life. A gym pass would help him to socialise and would help with his mental illness. He is helping at church at the moment.
"After becoming homeless this year due to a relationship breakdown with my family, I have been lucky enough to get a place in a homeless hostel. Now that I am settled I would like to retrieve some of my belongings, such as clothes and personal items, from London but do not currently have the funds to travel. I am asking for help to fund this so I can close an old chapter of my life and begin a new one. Thank you for any help you can provide."
Christians Against Poverty are working with a gentleman who has been homeless on and off for many years. He finally has a flat and is getting settled. He is working with CAP to become debt free and have a fresh start. He has most things he needs in his flat now but has no cooker. We would like to raise some money for a cooker for him. He has made so many positive changes and we would like to provide him with a cooker for his flat.
A is working hard to support his partner and young son. He has found full time work, albeit on a low income, but is struggling to pay all his bills. Over 40% of his wage goes towards rent and the majority of the family's entitlement to Universal Credit is lost because of deductions for debt repayments. A Debt Relief Order would give A and his young family a financial fresh start. Any help would be much appreciated.
PS has just been given a new tenancy after being street homeless. He has nothing except some clothes. We would like to be able to offer PS a double bed, sofa, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a mini oven and hob. He has a daughter and would love for her to visit at the weekends, so this furniture would make his new flat feel more homely. Thank you.
A young Bangladeshi family with 3 little boys have just been granted asylum and indefinite leave to remain in the UK. They have been living in a 3rd floor flat and have recently been given their first real home, which they hope to move in to soon. However the house has not been occupied for months and has been neglected. It is smokey, dirty, needs redecorating and the garden is overgrown and has no fence making it unsafe for the boys to play in. £120 would help make the house a home.
E has had a struggle with having to move home and has been a victim of bullying for many years. She has recently been given some accommodation after having to leave the family home. She currently has part time work whilst continuing at college but cannot afford a bed.
G had no cooker but thanks to the generosity of donations through Acts 435 we were able to purchase one for her. However, some further funding is needed to cover delivery and wiring. G is battling various medical issues as well as bringing up her teenage son, and would be very grateful for your help.
S is a 26 year old single parent with a 12 month old child and another child expected soon. the child's father has left S with numerous debts to handle on her own, and she has had to give up working to look after her baby daughter. Please can you help this young vulnerable mother to clear the debts she has had thrust upon her by her estranged partner to give her and her child a fresh start?
This might seem like a luxury item, this mum considers it so - that's why she hasn't had it done for 5 years since her husband died. Her daughter is getting baptised at the weekend, and we want to bless her, as she has put ALL her energy into her two daughters over the last 5 years. We have arranged for a hairdresser to go to the house, so she can enjoy being pampered. I hope you don't think this is frivolous, we just want her to feel loved and special for who she is.
Young man who has been living in supported accommodation since October 2017, was previously homeless and had gathered up a lot of debts during this time. He is in receipt of ESA, and has £15 a week deducted for fines/debts so is struggling financially. We are applying for funds for the £90 fee charged by the insolvency service, so that he can go ahead with the DRO and clear the debts. When moving on from supported accommodation he is hoping to be debt free to start afresh living independently.
This young lady has been living in a supported family house for just over 12 months, due to domestic violence at home and child protection issues. The family have worked hard, and are now stable and ready to move into their own home. They have been offered a tenancy by a local housing association, but need help to make the house their home, and to purchase basic household items so that they can manage to look after themselves and start re-building their lives.
For years P led a chaotic lifestyle fuelled by addiction to drugs and alcohol. During that time he ran up significant debts. P has worked with the local rehab service and has been clean and sober for seven months. He's positive about his future but his heavy burden of debt is causing great anxiety. P has worked with StepChange debt charity and is ready to submit his application for a DRO but can't afford the fee. A DRO would let him make a new start and improve his mental health. ..
M, a working single Mum to a 13 yr old girl, is currently signed off sick due to depression after a recent family bereavement. She is struggling with debts & was recently re-homed in social housing - the property is not decorated at all. M would appreciate this money in order to carpet her daughter's bedroom; it would give them a fresh start as they are struggling to cope with the recent bereavement & it would make the bedroom feel warmer & more homely as it is currently just a concrete floor.
M, a working single Mum to a 13 yr old girl, is currently signed off sick due to depression after a recent family bereavement. She is struggling with debts & was recently re-homed in social housing - the property is not decorated at all. M would appreciate this money in order to carpet their lounge; it would give them a fresh start as they are struggling to cope with the recent bereavement and it would make the bedroom feel warmer & more homely as it is currently just a concrete floor.
PP has been rehoused after a period of time in a women's refuge with her 15yr old daughter. Together over the past few months they have managed to source most items for the home but are desperate for a hoover to enable them to keep their home tidy. They are doing amazingly. Thank you in advance
Her husband was made redundant in April and has since had a breakdown through stress, H prioritises the rent to keep a home over their heads and this means that all debts have built up around them. H is working with the CAB and is advised to apply for a DRO, however this has a cost of £90 each. This will enable the family to be in a financially stable state. Family are all in Brighton and they do not want to move the children away from their siblings and schools. Thank you in advance
ID was made redundant back in April, a husband and father of four he tried hard to get another job to support his family and sadly then had a breakdown, his wife has prioritised paying the rent but their bills and debts have escalated. The CAB has advised him to apply for a DRO at a cost of £90. This will help the family to settle financially, stay in the home and schools they are currently in and hopefully relieve some of the stress for ID to then return to work. Thank you for your help
A is a 44 year old who came to us for help with his debts. Following a relationship breakup he lost his home and access to his children. This loss lead to an addictive lifestyle where debt built and self esteem diminished. A is now seeking support and desperate to start anew. Help with the DRO fee would mean he could get a new start and try to build a relationship with his 2 children who he loves dearly. Thank you
T is a young woman who has recently been left by her partner who has removed all of his belongings from their previously shared flat, leaving her without a bed and with only a couple of plates and bowls and a handful of cutlery. She is therefore sleeping on a sofa and, although she loves to cook, making do without any pots and pans. T has a criminal record but wants to put the past behind her and make a new start. She is highly motivated to find work, whether in a voluntary or paid capacity,
B has severe combination ADHD. Difficulties processing sensory information, very sensitive to sound. Cutting out background noise hard and difficult for her to focus. This is so overwhelming and leads to such distress that B ‘shuts down’ (can’t process what she needs to do in terms of activities of daily living e.g. that she needs to eat). Isolates herself as a coping strategy. B feels noise cancelling headphones could open up a world of opportunities, but B is on benefits and that's not enough to save any money.