Our client has been referred to us as he has been sleeping rough for a couple of days. He has been kicked out of his family home and the council are refusing to accommodate him because he hasn't got Settled Status and leave to remain in the UK. We are in the process of challenging this and trying to find our client long term accommodation. Right now he has nowhere to go and is need of emergency accommodation so he does not end up sleeping out on the streets.
Our client is in need of emergency accommodation as he has been sleeping rough for last few weeks and needs to get off the streets. Our client needs somewhere safe to stay whilst we work with him to get long term accommodation but also to help him apply for Universal Credit and get access to the benefits that he is entitled to. Staying in emergency accommodation will be the start of our client's journey to getting off the streets and moving on in his life.
Our client became homeless after he was evicted by his landlord. He is now in temporary accommodation and has very few belongings. His laptop was stolen from him which he was using to develop his interest in writing. He also has every expectation that he will return to work but needs internet access to help with job searching and vocational development. He is asking for a smartphone so that he can access his emails again and continue researching work and continue his writing project.
This client was a care leaver and has never had his own tenancy, he was previously in supported accommodation. He has mental health issues including anxiety and depression. This is his first ever tenancy and his chance to live independently. He has claimed the benefits he needs but has very little to set up his home, he has no money to buy flooring and has very little money left at the end of the month. He would like assistance to purchase some rugs.
Our client has had to leave his accommodation due to unfortunate circumstances. We want to support him to get long term accommodation but to do that we have to move him out of the accommodation he is in for his safety and the safety of his housemates. We need your support to help put him in a bed and breakfast for a few days whilst we work with him to find long term accommodation. This will be a lot easier if we are able to put him into temporary accommodation during this process.
Our client was recently released from prison and has been living in a tent. He regularly volunteers at the foodbank and it was them who referred him to us as he does not own a mobile phone. He is in need of emergency accommodation so that he can stay somewhere safe and not sleep rough. This will give him a secure base so that we can work with him to find long term accommodation for him. Your support will be the first step in helping our client turn his life around following his release.
After much hardship, refugee A has finally moved in to a flat. He currently does not have a cooker, although an application has been made to the council for him. Due to the lockdown there is a backlog of requests, therefore it will be a while before A receives one. As such, A would like to purchase a microwave to be able to eat hot meals. A has a knee injury which makes it difficult for him to walk. A vacuum cleaner will help him greatly in keeping the flat clean with relative ease.
M has mental health issues and is a hoarder, sadly his property isn't fit for him to live in. We have got some second hand furniture for him, but the property needs to be deep cleaned first. The council have refused to do another deep clean. This will now have to be done by a private company. M has offered to use all of his savings towards this cost but he is still £150 short of the total cost. Please can you help towards the cost of the deep clean and removal of rubbish from his home? Thank you.
D has come to us for debt advice. D has struggled for years with mental health issues but has constantly worked to better his and his family's lives. Unfortunately past relationships and illness has meant debt has crept up and now, following the Covid-19 virus he has no hope of making a payment plan. Going bankrupt would free D from a life of anxiety and worry and give him hope for the future.
D has been referred to us for help with raising funds for a laptop. D is a gentle man who, following a bad start in life, took to drugs and alcohol as a crutch. He's now receiving much needed support and help with a local rehousing charity who are aiding his recovery and employment prospects. It would help him immensely if he could have a laptop so he can start to rebuild his life and career. Thank you!
D has been referred to us for help with raising funds for rugs/carpets. D is a gentle man who, following a bad start in life, took to drugs and alcohol as a crutch. He's now receiving much needed support and help with a local rehousing charity who are aiding his recovery and employment prospects. He's so motivated to move on now and is searching charity shops for household items but could really do with big rugs or carpets - his flat is bare. Please could you help?
N is a refugee who has twin girls, they are 6 years old. The family has just been granted leave to remain in the UK and been given a flat. Mum has managed to buy second hand furnishings to turn it into a home, but sadly she cannot afford to buy bunk beds and mattresses for her daughters, so at the moment they are sleeping in Mum's bed and she is sleeping on the floor. She has applied for benefits but these will take 5 weeks. Please help this family to make a fresh start if you can. Thank you.
N and her partner, who has epilepsy, are moving into an unfurnished property after a year in hostel accommodation. They have been given some furniture and kitchen appliances but they still need 2 wardrobes, 2 bedside cabinets, and a chest of drawers. N is due to give birth in three weeks.
S has recently escaped an abusive relationship. She has spent time off work because her ex-partner has followed her there. She has obtained a non-molestation order and the police are currently pursuing a prosecution. She been living in temporary accommodation and has now secured an unfurnished tenancy, but with her time off work and the cost of securing the tenancy, she is struggling to get some essential items. She needs a bed and a mattress, a wardrobe, a sofa, a fridge, and a microwave oven.
Mr M is a single male and he has been living in a caravan for 3 years. He has numerous health conditions including COPD, depression and arthritis. He is in receipt of universal credit and he is getting help to claim for Personal Independence Payment for help towards income. The council have supplied a cooker and washer, and he has been given a fridge. A sofa would help make the house a home and with a sofa he would help with heath conditions so he does not have to sit on the floor. Thank you for your help
A has moved to Doncaster with the help of Crisis South Yorkshire. He has spent all his money towards the bond and rent and is in need of bedding & cutlery. He is being supported by the foodbank until his next payment.
Our client is in need of emergency accommodation as he has been living in his car and has nowhere safe to stay. He needs to stay in temporary accommodation whilst we work with him to find long term accommodation so he can begin to rebuild his life. He is also a recovering alcoholic and has not had a drink in 6 months. Having somewhere safe to stay will mean that he can focus on staying away from drinking and is less likely to relapse.
A young man has been referred to us who has been a victim of human trafficking. He is working with a solicitor to get the support he needs to be able to move on in is life. He is in need of emergency accommodation as he is at risk of becoming homeless and given his vulnerability and the exploitation he has faced this would be detrimental to him. Any support you are able to give will be much appreciated.