G has just moved into his new flat. He has already kindly received some financial support fairly recently to go towards his carpets, which he is absolutely thrilled about. Over the past month, G has been spending a lot of time and care into getting his new flat looking and feeling homely. He put the carpets down himself and he painted and wallpapered himself. He already has a mattress and is in need of a bed frame as the final thing in his flat before it is complete. Can you help with this?
Miss M lives with 8 year old daughter and is getting Universal Credit. She was moved due to an emergency as there were concerns for her safety. She was witness against a suspect that is due in court. She has been able to get most necessities but she is struggling for wardrobes and drawers. These items will help her make a home and to start again.
Our client is a vulnerable lady who we have been helping, we have helped her to get back on her feet, she now has settled status and has starting earning benefits. We have moved her out of temporary accommodation and she now has her own flat for the first time in a very long time since being in the UK. There were no carpets in the flat - we have put some carpets in the lounge and bedroom - but the stairs were steep and needed doing badly. Our client needs support to pay for this work.
H has spent a long time living in hostels. She has suffered from depression and anxiety. Recently she managed to make the leap from hostels to independent living by getting a flat for herself. The flat was unfurnished, and being on employment support allowance she has found it difficult to get white goods, especially since she ended up in hospital for an emergency operation. She has scrimped and saved for a number of items, but a washing machine would complete her flat and she can't afford that.
G has fled a violent relationship, along with her children. She has a new baby and has been living with supportive family members until now, but is looking to move out and continue with her life, building a bond with her son in the comfort of her own home. She is in need of basic necessities, particularly a cooker so that she can cook for her family. She is looking forward to the chance of starting again, free from domestic violence, and a cooker would really help with that.
N has fled domestic violence, and has been staying in a temporary hostel with her baby. She is now moving into her own accommodation but has no furniture or white goods. She is being supported in her new accommodation, but some white goods would really help her to make a new start and be able to look after her baby.
L has been homeless for a while and suffers from mental health issues. He is being supported into his own accommodation, and we have provided a starter pack of household essentials and bedding, but his flat is unfurnished and he has very few possessions. A washing machine and fridge/freezer would really help him to rebuild his life and get into a healthy daily routine, meaning he can look after himself and his property well.
S has struggled with debt for years but things have continued to build up and get worse. It's now at the stage where there are bailiffs knocking on the door, threatening to remove the little he has. He knows he needs to go bankrupt as there is no way to repay his debt - this is his only hope at a fresh start and freedom from the anxiety it is causing him and his family. He can't afford the total bankruptcy fee but £150 will complete what he has already raised from elsewhere enabling him to go ahead.
This lady has a disabled child. They have fled domestic violence and now are being rehomed into a safe house. Another charity is helping with supplying household items as they have nothing. Carpets are vital for safety for her child to play on as well as keeping the rooms warm and cosy. She wants to help other sufferers of domestic abuse and will start training soon. She is a lovely lady who deserves a fresh and safe start. Please can you help her and her child stay safe in their new home?
Mrs K suffers from significantly poor mental health. She is not from the UK and hasn't seen her family in over a year. She has two beautiful young children, but often struggles to provide all they need due to her low mood and carrying the burdens of parenting on her own. She has been offered free counselling, except the cost of the counsellor's own clinical supervision fee. Please can you help Mrs K receive some of the emotional healing she needs?
This single mum of three young children had to flee domestic violence during her pregnancy and is now receiving support. Her belongings are still in another town and in order to be rehoused she needs to empty her old residence and cancel the tenancy. She has been ill so will need help to do this and also somewhere to store her belongings safely while all this goes though the system. She could rent a garage but cannot afford to. Your help would mean so much and give her some peace of mind.
This lady needs urgent help. Her young niece died in tragic circumstances and she is finding the death hard to cope with because she was at the scene when it happened. She is experiencing constant flashbacks and is in a state of permanent trauma. Can we help this lady get the help she urgently needs? Thank you.
M is expecting twins in 9 weeks and has recently moved out of the care system. She was unaware of the pregnancy until a few months ago and is now struggling to get what she needs for the birth and afterwards. She has recently received donations of clothing, toiletries, nappies and early years toys but she needs a twin pram and can source a clean and robust pram for this amount. This will help considerably as car seats are included in the system. The lady selling it will hold it for her. Could you help?
This mum is struggling with her mental and physical health and suffers from fibromyalgia. Mum needs some help to make the necessary changes to her home environment, which is adding to her anxiety. She needs a skip to clear the clutter in her home. We are requesting £150 towards a skip to support her.
S is a recent prison leaver who is engaging in our Workout programme. He is really keen to get into training and employment, however a barrier to this is being unable to access emails and search for jobs online. He would also like to be able to access his CV and attend online training courses. We have recently supported S into new accommodation and worked on his CV and disclosure, he is keen to transform his life and get into employment.
T has recently moved into a council property but does not have any flooring in her living room. She is looking for some flooring for her living room so that the property is warmer and more comfortable. T doesn't have any other funds available, but we have been informed by a local carpet shop that the amount requested would cover the cost of her living room.
D has lived all his life with his father who sadly died last year. Since losing his dad, D has struggled to cope financially. As a result, he has fallen into debt. He is now working with Christians Against Poverty to address his debt but is unable to cover the £90 fee required for the Debt Relief Order. It would be so good if we could help him meet this cost and enable him to move forward in sorting out his debt.
E has fled a violent relationship, she is being supported by a refuge and she is safe but she has lots of debts from loans taken out in her name by her previous partner. He spent the money and E didn't realise that there were loans in her name until she tried to get a flat recently. She was so shocked and is now being helped by Citizens Advice. They have suggested a Debt Relief Order but she will need to pay the £90 fee. As she is just on benefits she is struggling to get the £90 together, could you help her?
S moved into her own flat 3 months ago and gave birth to her daughter shortly after. She Is being supported by a local family welfare organisation to build up her confidence and parenting skills. She receives Universal Credit but is struggling financially and only just managing to cover her everyday living costs. She has managed to get together most of the things she needs for her flat, but doesn’t have a cooker. She is managing with a microwave but would really appreciate help to buy a cooker so that she can start to cook properly.
L is a single mother to a 9 month old baby girl. L suffers with severe mental health which has prevented her from keeping on top of her bills. She lives in a one bedroom flat with her daughter and is desperate to move but unfortunately her debts are holding her back. Please help L become debt-free and give her the fresh start she hopes and wishes for.
This single man is homeless due to his mental ill health issues. He only has a thin, worn out sleeping bag and has little money and few possessions. He now desperately wants to turn his life around and is engaging with agencies to enable this to happen and has begun to address his issues. He needs a thick sleeping bag as it is frosty and cold at night plus a tent so he can stay dry and a bit warmer. He really is trying to make a fresh start but realises it may take time. Please can you give him hope?
Mr F has been previously street homeless and he has moved into an unfurnished property. He has dizzy spells due to his mental ill health. From this he has fallen and banged his head in the past. Having carpet will lower his anxieties that if he falls he is less likely to hurt himself. Mr F has only recently gone onto universal credit. He is slowly getting used to a monthly income. He has also debts he is paying back and he is getting help from his social worker.
This lady, a mum and her two children, have fled from years of domestic abuse. She has been rehomed and although she has managed to get many household items, she still needs carpet. She works part time to fit around her children and receives universal credit but it is not enough to save for expensive items like carpet. Her daughter has asthma so a carpet would make life more comfortable for them. Any help that you can give would be really appreciated.
Safe Families is supporting a single mum with 3 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support with moving housing. Mum is moving house so she can be closer to family who can offer support to her and her family. Her new house will be bigger and be better for her to bring up her 3 daughters. She needs support with moving her furniture.
We have been working with K since early March and he has engaged brilliantly with us. We have completed all our contracted outcomes with him. We are hopeful he will get a good job in the near future. K lives with his wife and his 2 young twins who are 2 years old. It would be great to set them up with a brand new carpet to replace the old damaged one they currently have. The whole family would benefit from this, especially the twins who are into everything.
M has just left prison after 25 years. He was a churchgoer prior to conviction and engaged with faith groups in prison. He wants to continue to engage with faith groups which would be possible online with a 'Connect' group in the northeast but he needs a smartphone and we would like to buy one for him as It is important for his faith and mental health to keep connected.
Our client is a single lady who is a high risk Domestic Violence case. She receives Universal Credit (UC), but she currently has very low funds and is unable to apply for a loan/grant from UC. She is due to move out into permanent accommodation (in 5-6 weeks) and is in desperate need of essentials i.e. cooking appliances and furniture etc as she has nothing at present.
This young lady has sought help after falling into debt as a result of her relationship breaking down. She is the mum of 3 primary aged boys and she does really well on a tight budget. In seeking debt advice, she has now been recommended to carry out a Debt Relief Order but is unable to afford the £90 fee. Please would you consider donating to give this lady a fresh start and alleviate some of her financial stress. Many thanks.
This young man has been granted asylum due to the dangerous conditions in Sudan. He is now rehoused and is getting his home together with the help of a local church. He is managing every day living costs on his benefits and is actively seeking work and also a college course. He has no carpets or rugs to cover the floor boards in his living room. Your help would be a great blessing for him as he integrates into a new life.
S has no contact with with her birth parents and now she has turned 18 she is able claim benefits in her own right however she needs the correct identification to open her own bank account. She has been supported to source her National Insurance Number and purchase a replacement birth certificate however she still requires photographic ID. Please help this young girl with the cost of a provisional driving licence in order to support her to open a bank account.
N is an extremely vulnerable adult who is currently in recovery from substance misuse. N has recently left prison and is desperate to start again putting her past mistakes behind her. A barrier is her debt problems as she can't keep on top of payments and she is worried she could slip back into old habits due to the stress this is causing her. Please help N become debt free and the chance to start a fresh.
C is a single parent to 3 children, and she is losing a lot of her benefits due to debts being deducted before she is paid. This is leaving C in severe hardship and she is struggling to make ends meet. She is having to use food banks to feed her family and this is having a huge impact on her mental health as she feels she is failing. Please help C become debt free and start afresh.
RW has been released from prison but all his belongings have been disposed of including his clothes and shoes. He had arranged for them to be stored but now he literally has nothing. He knows that he needs to take responsibility for his actions and has come out of prison with a different attitude, he wants to improve his life and stay away from trouble but this has set him back. Please help him to make a fresh start, so he can buy underwear, clothes, a coat and shoes. Thank you.
D has been in the prison system since the age of 15, struggling with basic life skills such as reading and writing, he was also addicted to drugs. For the past few years he has managed to stay out of prison, quit drugs and is really wanting to change his life. He is willing to go on Maths, English and training courses to help him get employment, however he needs his ID replaced to enable access to some necessary courses to help him make a new start in life.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on when they left as they had to leave quickly. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help to buy them a fridge freezer as well as some pots and pans?
A double bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to buy a bed for her. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
A triple bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to help her get a triple bunk bed for her children. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
This lady is being forced out of the family home by her abusive ex-husband. He is violent and is refusing to allow her to take anything with her and she is distraught. Her divorce solicitor has been unhelpful. She has found a flat to rent but as she works a zero hour low paid job and so she will struggle to meet the rent and daily living costs. We have managed to get beds for her and her two year old son and the landlord has provided a cooker and fridge. She needs a washing machine as a priority.
L is 45 and has spent much of his adult life in prison. Through engaging with Junction 42 and the work of the Holy Spirit, L is experiencing the removal of those things in his life that caused his delusion of separation from God. He is now beginning to understand who he was created to be and how he his called to live in a relationship with his creator. He is currently living in a a hostel but we have found him a small bedsit that would be the first ever place of his own. He needs to find £100 deposit to secure this new accommodation.
N has recently moved into a flat after an extremely chaotic few months. She is just using a microwave at the moment. N has struggled with severe mental health problems for many years, leading to alcohol addiction issues. Since working with Junction 42 she is accessing the correct support and mental health care for the first time, consistently, in her life. She moved into her own flat after leaving an abusive relationship. It's great to see her gaining greater confidence and belief that she can make a new life for herself. Any help to get a cooker would be really appreciated.
A single gentlemen who has had an incredibly hard life has a new opportunity in a new flat for a fresh start but he is moving in without any furniture, white goods or cooking facilities. Our Church is working with him closely and is helping to source the right items that he needs. Any gifts that you can give would make a huge difference. Thank you so much for your generosity.
This young woman had a troubled childhood, struggled with drug addiction, and spent time in prison. She is now working hard to rebuild her life and is thrilled to have been offered a flat - her first ever home of her own. She is trying hard to find employment but her criminal record is not making this an easy task. She is currently just about managing on Universal Credit but cannot afford to buy anything new. She is so grateful for offers of help and would hugely appreciate your support. Thank you.
V and her family of four children aged 27, 19, 15 and 5 years old had an accidental fire in their home on April 18th. They were able to escape alive, but they have lost all their household effects including furniture, clothes and personal items. They have now been temporarily rehoused by the council. Nothing was insured. We know this family well and along with their friends we would like to rally round to help them to buy a few essentials to ease the burden of their current situation.
This lady is a former victim of domestic abuse with no dependents. She is now about to move out of the refuge into a flat but has nothing to put into this new home. She suffers from mental health challenges. She has no belongings or furniture so the £150 would be spent on kettle, pots and pans, crockery, a microwave, cutlery, laundry items, and bedding ??“ a quilt, pillows, 2 bedding sets, towels, and curtains (the windows are huge!).
My client K is a victim of domestic abuse and has left her partner. She is currently in recovery for alcohol and drug use, she has been to rehab and continues to successfully be in recovery. She is suffering from poor mental health and would like to complete an online course, which she will find useful for her continued recovery, however she cannot afford the cost. Any help towards her accessing the course would be gratefully received. Thank you.
Junction 42 would like to run a 6 week course for some of our recent prison leaver women. A local supported housing accommodation would like us to run the course, showing The Chosen series based on Jesus' life. We would spend an hour before the group preparing food with a couple of the women and watch the episode together. Costs DVDs of 1st series £40 DVD player £20 Food @£15 per week for 6 weeks £120 Total - £150
P has recently been rehoused after being homeless and living in a hostel with children. Although very grateful to finally have a permanent place of residence, she is struggling to furnish it as she's currently unemployed and awaiting for her benefits. The house is completely empty and even needs flooring but P has chosen to prioritize getting it furnished first so her children have somewhere to sit and have meals on. Step by step with the support offered she hopes to make the house a home.
As a single mum struggling with her 3 children P has prioritised the health and wellbeing of her children before anything else. The final thing she would request in order to make her home suitable for living is a fridge freezer and microwave. This is the most cost effective and accessible route she sees reachable to enable her to provide her family with the basic necessities. Having a place to sleep, eat and pray together would bring tremendous balance to her constantly shifting life.
F is a single mum with 2 children. She's just enrolled on a course to gain a teaching assistant qualification but needs a particular book for her studies. She has not worked for over 13 years, having suffered from various physical and mental health issues, but is now feeling positive about the future and wants to support herself and her children. We believe that she can achieve everything that she has set out to do and we want to encourage her!
T is a 19 year old vulnerable girl who has been rehoused with a social landlord. Due to events in her childhood she suffers with anxiety but manages well and is really keen to live independently. She has been supported in finding reconditioned electrical goods but is struggling to find a bed and mattress, currently sleeping on a blow up bed. She is wanting to find work but because of Covid-19 it's taking her a long time to secure work and it will take so long to save. Please can you help?
J is a single mum with 3 young children. She receives Universal Credit and is struggling with debt. She is desperate to move home after suffering abuse and violence from a former partner but is not eligible due to having large rent arrears. Her family support worker is advising her and helping her to apply for a debt relief order, but she cannot afford the fee. She would be so grateful for help with this as it will enable her to make a fresh start in a new home and move forward with her life.
After breakdown of relationships in her family, M has had to leave the home that she has been living in and since then has been living in temporary accommodation in a hostel. She now has been given the keys to a flat, but until it can be furnished and made ready she is having to make the journey on public transport between the two locations. This is costly and is currently being paid for on credit card which will lead to a later debt to be paid. She would be very grateful for your help to buy a washer/ dryer for her new flat. Thank you.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on as the had to leave in a hurry. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support network, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out- please could you help top buy them some beds? Thank you.