A 22 year old asylum seeking young woman has a serious health background and with the pandemic has had to self-isolate in her shared accommodation. This has meant that she is unable to take up the offer of college in Leeds. She has an opportunity to do an alternative online course but this requires a laptop. She has found a used laptop and with her limited savings she is asking for £150 to purchase the laptop and make a huge difference in her life.
E has managed to find a private landlord who will offer him a tenancy for a flat, he became homeless when his previous relationship broke down. He is delighted to now have a home but it is unfurnished and he has nothing to move in with. He is going to try and save a bit out of his benefits each month to buy some of the things he needs but this will take months and he really could do with a bed and a small cooker for when he moves in. Please help if you can. Thank you.
K has come to us for debt advice. In March she was let go from her job and until recently hasn't been able to find work. Thankfully she is now working but the debts she incurred during this six month period are beyond managing, plus she has debts from a previous abusive relationship which are causing her much anxiety. She is so worried - she is struggling to work effectively. Getting a Debt Relief Order would take that anxiety away allowing a fresh start and the ability to enjoy working again. Please can you help?
J lived with a friend for several years but suddenly found himself homeless when he was unexpectedly asked to leave. He lived in temporary accommodation for around 3 months but has recently been offered his own property. He has no furniture of his own and he would really appreciate help in getting a bed. He is currently having to make do with pillows and cushions on the floor, and a bed would be a great start in helping him feel more comfortable and settled in to his new home.
A lady has come into our foodbank, she has just had a new baby. She has a new house with a housing association but it isn't furnished, there is no carpet and no equipment. They have a cooker but it needs to be fitted by a gas engineer. They also need some carpet as the baby can't crawl on bare concrete.
D has unaffordable debts that he cannot pay and it's causing his mental health to decline. He ran up the debts when he had a long term partner and they went into debt to buy things for their home. Sadly the relationship broke down and D moved out. As the debts were in his name he has tried to continue paying them but realistically he cannot afford to do this with just his benefits. Please help him to pay the £90 admin fee for a Debt Relief Order so he can make a fresh start with his finances. Thank you.
G has fled domestic violence with her son, she has found a property but it needs decorating as it really is in poor condition. She cannot afford to buy the wallpaper or paint herself as she is on benefits, but she is happy to do the work herself. She is looking forward to making this property into a home for her and her son. Along with paint and paper, she will also need to buy two curtain poles for the main room. Please help her to get back on her feet, she has been through so much - thank you.
D has been referred to us for help. He has moved from supported living into his first flat which has no furniture at all. He has had a very chaotic life for a number of years, due to being abused as a child. He suffers with depression and severe anxiety. D has spent some time living on the streets. The new property will be his forever home, it would be good if we could make this as comfortable as possible for him.
S is vulnerable, he lives on his own but is supported by his mum who lives nearby. He likes his independence but recently he was befriended by someone that took advantage of him and stole money from him and then assaulted him. He eventually disclosed this to his Mum and the police are now involved. Last week his freezer broke and he now has no savings to be able to replace it. He relies on freezer meals that he microwaves, so he really needs a freezer. Please help him if you can. Thank you.
A 39 year old living in Leeds has suffered with mental health issues over a 10 year period with further complications with his tenancy. He was unsupported during this time but is now getting housing support and help from Engage in Leeds and wants to make a fresh start with £140 towards carpet for his accommodation. He is unemployed and feels it will make a big difference to have his home warm and carpeted and asks for your help to make this happen.
A 31 year old single parent with a 3 year old and a young infant is asking for help to purchase a refurbished laptop to take up an online college course offer. She has a traumatic history but is making a fresh start with her learning. The family is getting some support from Meeting Point for food and other needs and to access the laptop. Please help to make this big difference in their lives.
S is a refugee. She has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from her home country. She has been desperately looking for work here in her field but hasn’t got anywhere. She is interested in taking a 6 week course at Wolverhampton University which will improve her employability. However, her family are claiming UC and she is unable to afford the travel costs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.