This young person has recently secured accommodation after sofa surfing with friends. She is starting from scratch and the property requires some decoration. This help would enable her to make a safe and comfortable home for herself. She is a student and reliant on benefits and struggling to make ends meet.
A was a HGV driver for 30 years. Unfortunately, due to faulty equipment, he caused an accident at work, lost his licence and was given a conviction. He is looking for a fresh start, to get back into work and support his family. To do this he is having to start from the bottom up. This money will pay for his HSE test, CSCS card and Level 1 Construction to get onto a building site and begin learning a trade. A is so thankful for all the support and just needs something to get him started.
C is a recent prison leaver who has moved into new accommodation. Her fridge freezer has broken and her landlord will not replace it. She is currently finding it hard to budget and plan meals in advance as she has no way of storing food. She has been engaging with support programs in the four months since she left prison and is keen to keep on her journey of transformation.
D is a young man who has been through a lot of grief and heartache after the death of his mother; this spiraled out of control and he ended up in prison after struggling with drink and drug addiction. He is now trying to rebuild his life and has his own accommodation which he is very grateful for. He has no bed and has been sleeping on the sofa. He's been engaging well with support services and has started applying for jobs to help get his life back on track. A new bed would help him get a good sleep and instill confidence in this fresh start.
D is a lady we have been working with for quite a while. D is heavily involved in the community, attending women's groups and taking up a number of volunteering opportunities. She is gaining confidence to rebuild her life after a childhood of trauma. When I visited her property recently I was sad to see the small room she has as her bedroom has not been decorated since she moved in 12 years ago and in much need of decorating. D said she would do it herself but cannot afford the paint and materials. A freshly decorated bedroom would be a real blessing to this lady.
L is a prison leaver who suffered a very difficult time before she went to prison. A fire in her house, started by L when she was feeling suicidal, destroyed a lot of her belongings and left the property in a bad state. Our of prison, L believes prison saved her life as she has received so much support. She's built bridges with her family and ex-partner and is engaging with alcohol support services. She found faith in prison and feels like she is starting afresh. Decorating materials to rectify the damage caused by the fire would help her in this fresh start.
C was released from prison last month and has only one set of clothes and a pair of worn trainers. He has no family support as both of his adoptive parents have sadly died. He came to faith in prison a few years ago and wants to really make a new start in his life. He is finding it hard to find work and attend meetings as he has no spare clothes. New clothing and footwear would be such a blessing to C.
Our client and his 3 children escaped gang crime and have recently moved to the Durham area, With our support they have finally got a secure place to live and are starting to rebuild their lives. The family would really appreciate support in purchasing some household items for their new house that would make their transition easier. Currently they have no carpets, or curtains and your help in enabling them to afford some furnishings would make such a difference to them. The children are starting school after half term and both parents are looking for employment to secure a better future.
Our client is a 17 year old girl who was referred to 'Moving On Durham' through social services. This young woman's relationship with her parents broke down due to her mental health issues and she has moved into a flat to live independently but has very little money for furniture. She has only just made a Universal Credit claim due to being 17 and has no savings, and your support in purchasing some basic items such as a couch, hoover, curtains and kitchen utensils would make such a difference to her. Thank you.