This young couple have two children and have moved into a council house. They need carpets or floor covering in every room but are struggling on a low income. Dad has a job as a security man but he suffers from bi-polar so he is only working a few hours. He controls his condition without medication but is only able to increase his work hours very gradually as he's afraid of triggering an episode.
J was recently released from custody after serving 21 years. He is working with a charity who have managed to secure him unfurnished accommodation. He is receiving Universal Credit but that doesn't give him enough to purchase any furniture or white goods. He is in need of a cooker as he is surviving on sandwiches and cereal. With no washing machine he has to visit a laundrette when he can afford it. He has severe physical health problems and suffers from depression and anxiety.
'A' became homeless 6 months ago when his relationship with his daughter's mother broke down. He is being proactive in moving forward and is seeking employment, and training to boost his employability. Whilst sofa surfing he has been unable to maintain contact with his daughter, which has impacted on his mental health. He has now gained an unfurnished tenancy and is being supported to maintain it, hoping to have regular access to his daughter and rebuild a bond. A cooker is his most urgent need.
T has recently returned to the U.K after her marriage breakdown in Australia. She has had to return and has left all her belongings there. Her relationship was a difficult one and she had no choice but to return. She has been staying with her niece since her return, but has now been offered a property through social housing, however she is in no position to meet her basic needs and is need of assistance with basic living equipment such as a cooker.
Z was referred to us for money advice by her support worker. Z has debts from when she was younger and whilst she's been trying to sort them out her autism has meant she's been unable to cope. Getting a debt relief order and ongoing help with her finances will be a breath of fresh air for Z who has lived with her head in the sand for years. Thank you for giving this young lady an opportunity to start again.
M has 2 small children and went through an unlawful eviction where all of her belongings were removed. She was left with nothing. She's in temporary accommodation, trying to move, live and replace everything lost in the eviction. She will start work in September when children have more nursery hours so can start managing better. Credit debt increased as she tried to replace her children's things. She needs a debt relief order for a fresh start, new housing and start to move on from there. Thank you!
This lady was a previous client of Christians Against Poverty who worked hard to resolve her debts, and now has the opportunity to move closer to friends and family but doesn't want the cost of moving to put her back in debt. A little help to cover costs would give her the peace of mind and freedom from financial worry she has enjoyed since becoming debt free.
J has fled domestic violence with her 6-year-old daughter, who is on a child protection plan and supported by children's social care. They have been staying in a temporary homeless shelter and have now moved into their own accommodation, but apart from beds and a sofa they have nothing in the house. Their most urgent need is for a fridge so that they can shop and eat better.
J damaged her back a year ago & is under the care of a specialist hospital. Her spine is curving and she cannot do anything. She receives little benefit money and is having to depend on the food bank at the moment. She is desperate to be well enough to get back to her hospital career. She has a fairly small amount of debt (£2000) but it's impossible living on £400/m and although we rarely ask for full help with Debt Relief Order fees, in this instance it would make all the difference. Please could you help?
F has physical disabilities which have led to her and her child becoming homeless. They are being supported into permanent accommodation, but it is unfurnished and they have no household essentials or furnishings. We have provided them with a pack of essential kitchen equipment, crockery and bedding, but they would really value being able to purchase some curtains, additional bedding and some floor coverings for the house to make it feel like a home.
I am supporting Mr J who has recently had to move quickly due to a dangerous situation, which meant he left with just the clothes on his back. This appeal is for £120 to get essential kitchen equipment such as cutlery and utensils for his new home to enable him to start a fresh tenancy and a successful tenancy going forward.