Although previously employed in a hospice this lady became homeless when she was threatened and attacked in her previous home. She spent time in a women's hostel where she became unwell and was no longer able to work. She has now been given a flat, but due to the circumstances of leaving her previous flat she has no furniture. She is on Employment Support Allowance, but due to her low income she can no afford furniture. We are requesting support to buy a bed and bedding as part of a fresh start.
A gentleman has moved into his own property after coming out of rehab. He needs furniture and white goods as the accommodation is unfurnished and he has limited funds to purchase these things for himself. Please can Acts 435 help?
Young mum with a teenage son, after having a past history of alcohol dependency is now in recovery and doing really well. She is working on her life style and finances so is down sizing. She is on benefits and has a move to a new flat with her son to have a complete fresh start, but she needs help with paying for a van to move.
S is a single Mum with two children and has just left a controlling relationship so all their clothes are in bags as she has little furniture. She needs something to place the clothes in so as to start making a real home for her and the children.
A gentleman suffering from epilepsy and severe anxiety has obtained a tenancy after residing in temporary accommodation and has nothing to move in with. Please can Acts 435 donors help?
Julie's daughter, who is 11, has been forced to change school due to bullying over her appearance. She has not been in school for 7 weeks, but now has a place at a new school. She is having counselling to help her deal with the issue. The family have also been in emergency temporary accommodation, but are due to move this week to a permanent home. The money requested would enable a new blazer and school skirt to be bought for her new school to help her fit in and have a fresh start.
K got a house with us over six months ago. She had no furniture or household items when she came and little family support. She has now secured a tenancy with a local housing authority for a flat in Seaham which she is very positive about. Moving on will pay her upfront costs but K still need financial help with moving and also buying a new bed if possible
U and her husband have just moved out of temporary housing and have worked really hard to source furniture etc for the new place. They both work, but funds are so tight there isn't a penny to spare. They have managed to find a second hand washing machine but cannot find a way to save/afford it. They have 2 small children and have managed to support themselves so far without claiming any benefits. They work so hard and would be so grateful to receive the funds for the washing machine.
This lady fled domestic violence from London; she accepted the first property offered to her and her son, the property had bed bugs and she lost the bed and furniture, and is struggling to obtain bedroom furniture for her young son. Would Acts 435 donors be kind enough to help her? This lady now has a new property which is a new beginning for this family.
J is a 52 year old single man living in a rented flat, unable to work due to ill health and living on benefits. He has a support worker helping him. J has fallen into debt without any chance of being able to pay the debts off- we are assisting him to apply for a debt relief order, we would be grateful if you could help us to give J a new start without the burden of debt.
M is a 23 year old man who has Dyslexia which inhibits his ability to work due to not being able to read. He has recently started working 16 hours a week in a charity shop, which pays him some income. This income is insufficient for him to pay off the debts that he has, so we are assisting him to remove this burden through a debt relief order. If you could assist M to remove these debts so he can make a fresh start he would be very grateful.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free. She has a very troubled past including domestic abuse. She has significant health problems also. She has just been offered a new flat which is in the right area and ground floor. We want to bless her with some household items for her new flat. She has waited a long time for the opportunity for a fresh start.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough, with support, is moving to a new property. The mattress that he has is very very old and not suitable for him. He has no means of purchasing another mattress and would be so grateful if Acts 435 donors could help him. This is a fresh start for him the gentleman has learning difficulties and is quite vulnerable.
B has two young children and is expecting a third. She has recently escaped an abusive relationship but has been left with debts which need to be written off through a debt relief order. This will free her to look after her family on her low income. She is not able to pay the £90 fee herself - please support B as she begins this new chapter.
This woman, her partner and her child have been living in a homeless hostel for a year. They have both been in care so lack any help from family and neither are able to work due to their poor mental health, therefore they are struggling to clear the last part of their rent arrears. They have worked really hard and cleared most of their arrears but still have £75 left. Once the arrears are paid, the family will be able to move out of the hostel and into their own accommodation.
C is in significant financial hardship due to benefit cuts. After a change in circumstance he had to downsize significantly and place his things in storage. He is no longer able to pay the storage costs and is therefore at risk of losing all his goods. Through working with Christians Against Poverty, the warehouse have offered a settlement figure of £75 to release the goods. This is a great offer and would allow C to access and sell goods to alleviate some of his hardship and move forward.
Our client suffers with depression and is a recovering alcoholic and also has diabetes. He was working 10 months ago but ended up living on the streets until he got a place at a hostel and then got a property with us. He has had help with getting his property furnished. He has also managed to get a cooker and washing machine. However, he is really struggling to get the money together to get his cooker installed so at the moment has a cooker but is not able to use it.
This young mum has mental health issues due to fleeing domestic violence; police and social services are involved. She has two adult children who have complex needs and cannot live independently so they are still at home Her other children are living with their paternal grandmother. Due to the abuse they all suffered she got rid of the mattresses and has been sleeping on the sofa. This very brave and lovely lady is in need of a good night's sleep, and would be grateful for your help to purchase a new mattress. ,
O has recently been burgled and she has no house insurance due to money issues. A donation through Acts 435 will help to replace the items that were stolen.
Mum and Daughter have had to leave their family home due to mental and physical abuse. They managed to find a property which took ALL their money, and the property has been partly furnished through local furniture bank and freecycle. They still need a few items, bedding towels, toilet brush, a desk for her studies etc. What a huge blessing it would be at this sad difficult time for them both if you could help them to have a fresh start.
My project works with young people who have experienced homelessness and are working towards their own independence. This request is for a young lady who is getting her first tenancy and is hoping to make it a home. We are requesting help with flooring to help her to achieve this aim. She is currently applying for work in social care. I feel that any assistance provided will help to give her a firm base from which to launch herself towards her goals.
This young woman comes from a broken background and got into sex working on the streets from the age of 15, which has left her unstable and with mental health issues. She is trying to get out of it and put her life back together. She has a house that she hasn't been staying in but has gone back home and is trying to piece her life back together. She currently has no gas and they wont switch it back on until she pays the bill. She is living without heating at the moment, please help.
JB has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is JB could have a fresh start.
LG has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is LG could have a fresh start.
A lovely couple, new to the faith, are dealing valiantly with the pressures of a busy family life on a limited budget. Keeping their marriage healthy is one of the best ways for them to love both their children and themselves, but Christian counselling is expensive at £20 a session. The local church is able to pay for an initial consultation (£20) and 3 sessions. A donation from ACTS 435 could more than double the help this marriage could receive. Thank you.
This man has been living in a house owned by a charity Hope in Action. He now needs to move to independent living. He is on benefits and needs help to pay an admin fee in order to move. Please would you help him to make a fresh start with a donation. Thank you.
N is single and working with Citizens Advice to get his life back on track with the help of a debt relief order (DRO). N has had mental health problems for a number of years and is interacting with specialists to help with this- N has several large and numerous small debts and has also recently been evicted. N really needs a DRO to help make the new start he desperately needs. Thank you!
LF has been homeless for 6 months, he is estranged from his family and has no support around him, as he has chosen to move away from previous friends as they all took drugs. He is now trying to keep away from drugs and make a new start. He has been given a bedsit but has no cooking facilities, he has saved up and bought a kettle but doesn't have enough money to buy a hob. Your help would mean he would be able to cook hot meals.
One of our tenants has just moved out of our supported housing and into his own flat three weeks ago. He is really pleased with his flat, but it is in great need of carpets. On the income he receives it will not be possible for him to buy any for a couple of months until he has saved up, and in the meanwhile the bare floor looks horrible. If he could have some help towards setting up his new home that would be really wonderful.
C is a lovely lady who has been through a very difficult time. She was in a controlling relationship. Her dad died, and then she had her third child. After the birth she became ill with a condition paralysing her in one arm. Her relationship broke down, leaving her with three children and unable to work due to illness. She was unable to cope and her debts spiralled. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty. A debt relief order would wipe her debt and allow her to start fresh
This young lady is just 14 and is in need of a new mattress and if possible a new bed frame due to her current one needing renewal. She is moving house with her family and making a fresh start and will need a new bed as her other one is no longer suitable.
This 43 year old gentleman has been living in a homeless hostel with his 11 year old son since his marriage broke down. He has now been offered an unfurnished flat and is working hard to source the items needed to set up his new home. He is in receipt of universal credit which barely covers his essential costs. He is in desperate need of a bed for his son and would be most grateful to the donors if help could be given for this.
S's partner recently split up with him and took everything out of the house. He now only has a microwave for cooking, is on benefits and cannot afford a cooker. S suffers with polymyalgia. Any help with getting a cooker would be greatly appreciated.
I visited a gentleman who has recently broken up with his partner of 18 years and moved out, leaving her everything as there are two children involved. He is suffering from severe depression and is in receipt of Universal Credit. Now living in a council flat, he has only one chair and an air mattress. When his kids visit, he has to put some cushions on a toolbox for his son to sit on to eat his dinner. This gentleman would really benefit from some seating arrangements for when his children visit.
L is a single mother to 7 children and is seeking help to obtain a debt relief order to make a fresh start. L is seeking help from professional counselors following years of abuse and as a result has built up several debts which are preventing her from focusing on her children fully. L is desperate for a new start and with your kind donations will be able to get the debt relief order she is so in need of. Thank you
T is a single mother of one and is seeking assistance from Citizens Advice to help with several debts which has accrued due to not being able to work - T has now taken employment but is still struggling with past debts which are affecting her daily living. T is desperate for a Debt Relief Order to enable her to make the new start she and her family so desperately are looking for. Thank you.
T is finally free from her heroin addiction although still suffering with psychosis and severe depression. She has been trying to save from her benefits for a Debt Relief Order to get a fresh start from the debt that she has ended up in whilst addicted. She has only managed to raise £10 but is so desperate so I wonder if you could help her get free of her debt and start afresh. We are helping her budget and keep her free of drugs. Thank you so much!
This Mum separated from her partner in 2007 due to domestic violence. A court order granted in 2014 gave Dad access to their son, now aged 14 ,once a week. Sadly Dad often doesn't turn up for months at a time or is late. This is impacting their sons mental health, leading to OCD and trauma from the historic domestic issues. He is under children's community mental health. Mum, a part time NHS employee, feels she now needs to be brave and go back to court to review the contact arrangements for the sake of their son's mental health.
H Suffers from a neck and should problem called stenosis and also suffers from mild depression and as such is unable to work. She was left as a single mother a couple of years ago and was left with the debts from her previous relationship to make matters worse. As H is unable to work it is unlikely she could clear these debts anytime soon and is really desperate for a new start to concentrate on her family and recovery. Thank you
S has just been given accommodation by the local council and is really excited about having his own home at last. He will be given a grant for a new bed and a fridge but has no kitchen equipment or anything else at all. He really needs pots & pans and a microwave but said he would be grateful for any help given.
H suffered abuse from her husband for over 30 years until she ran away over a year ago. As a result of the abuse, she contracted some debts, particularly with over payment of benefits. She now lives in sheltered accommodation and suffers from PTSD. Despite that, she works part-time as a cleaner and leads a very frugal life. She would be so grateful for a donation towards the fee for a Debt Relief Order as writing her debts off would mean a new start and a much safer, healthier and happier life.
L has been homeless, sofa surfing or on the streets for 20 months. The local Council has found him a flat which he has now moved into, but he only has a mattress and a microwave. He is on benefits as he is unable to work due to physical and mental health problems. The local Church has supplied a second hand cooker and fridge. We are seeking £120 to pay for a second hand table and chairs and a better mattress.
In the past J has been trying to support his family with their financial difficulties and after years of trying to support everyone else J has found himself in debt. He was hoping that he would be able to pay this money back but now he is 68 years old, retired and in poor health. After seeking debt advice J has decided to do a Debt Relief Order. A donation towards the fee would mean that J could become debt free and have a fresh start in life.
L is married with three children. As a result of financial abuse from a former relationship, L has accrued a substantial amount of debt. She attempted to address this issue when she was in a position to make payments, however her creditors refused to negotiate with her. L has since attended Citizens Advice and we have determined that a Debt Relief Order would resolve her situation and give her a fresh start. L is not currently in a position to afford the £90.00 and requires help.
This couple came into our Centre because they had no money to top up their gas and electricity meter. They have just moved to Universal Credit and are receiving much less money than previously and are struggling to budget the money over a month. The husband had been receiving Disability Living Allowance but this has now been stopped so his wife is no longer entitled to Carers Allowance. Thank you for any help you could give to ease the transition from the old benefits to Universal Credit.
Our single parent client with one toddler has just been relocated to our area due to domestic violence. They have been found permanent accommodation but are in need of two beds and a fridge as the priority items. We have sourced some immediate items and of course a regular supply of food until their benefits claim is sorted. They are actively seeking work so we are hopeful that we are assisting them just for this initial stage while they get back to normality. Thank you.