A couple within our church are in desperate need of a short break as respite from their daily toils. Together they are suffering from kidney stones, diabetes, anxiety & depression. Individually & as a couple, they are some of the greatest evangelists I know. They effortlessly pray with people they've only just met, share testimonies & pour out their love for others- nothing is too much trouble. Recently they opened their house to family members with various troubles, creating stress & anxiety.
L is a young woman of nearly nineteen who has had to escape to a Refuge from her parents' home because of violence against her. She is now being helped to set up home in an unfurnished bungalow. She has a few household goods of her own and has been helped to get basic kitchen and bedroom equipment, but has no chairs or anything comfortable to sit on or make the place home-like. She would be very grateful for help to get an easy chair and a sofa.
This older single lady lost her job as she had so much time off work due to illness, and is now on benefits. She suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and depression. Her adult child moved out and she had to pay the spare room subsidy. Her bills increased and she was unable to keep up the payments by herself. She was rehoused into a one bedroom cottage but it is rural and away from her friends. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her finances and for support.
E is a single mum with a teenage daughter and a son with special needs. She is an extremely anxious lady but has made up her mind to deal with her debts so has come to Christians Against Poverty for help. Her best option is to go through a Debt Relief Order but there is no way that she can raise the necessary fee. Please can you help?
Single man is totally reliant on his bicycle to get to work. There are no buses running when he finishes his evening shift so without his bicycle he could not work as it is too far to walk and is in a rural area. His low wages just cover his living costs with no savings.He had a traumatic past and through sheer determination is recovering and looking for a new start. His derailleur broke causing some wheel spokes to break, rendering the bicycle unusable. He cannot afford to mend it.