M was referred to us from a local re-housing charity following eviction from his home of 6 years due to a change of landlord earlier this year and conflict in the relationship. M is sofa-surfing and hiding from other creditors but desperately wants to move on. Getting a Debt Relief Order will enable him to do this. He has no one to ask for monetary help and being on Universal Credit means he has no spare income to save. M is trying to turn a bad situation into something positive - can you help?
A is struggling with poor mental health. He is a single parent bringing up his grandson on his own following the loss of his own daughter and his grandson's mother. He has substantial debts, and has been trying to pay but can't manage. He can't work full time because he is caring for his grandson, so doesn't have the money. A needs a fresh start and the only viable option is bankruptcy. He has saved around £360 towards the fee (from family/friends). If you are able to help with £120 we are confident we can find the balance.
A is part of a historical child sexual exploitation case. Her home has been breached and she has suffered harassment as a result of this, and it is also in a poor state of repair with Housing Standards involved. She looks after her two children and her brother. Recently her cooker broke which means she is unable to prepare healthy meals for the family - and having to replace it would mean she is further from having saved enough to move to a new, safe home.
S was made homeless by her family as a teenager with a 2-year-old daughter. She has been housed by the council, but is currently living in just the bedroom as her bed and cot are her only furniture. She would really benefit from having a sofa or chairs downstairs so that she can make use of the whole house and not have to spend so much time in a single room.
A has spent the last 30 years either in prison custody or in a mental health hospital. For the past 3 years he has been working with a complex needs support worker and has secured his own tenancy for the first time. This is completely unfurnished, so being able to purchase some white goods to keep food fresh and start to cook meals would really help him build a daily routine and structure which will in turn help him to continue to improve his life.
H has struggled to cope with her finances since the breakdown of her marriage. She has struggled with poor mental health but following specialist support from our of our partners she has now gained employment and is looking forward to a brighter future. She has a number of debts that maintain a link to her past. She has no spare money to pay them but she wants to rid herself of the debts and the past that comes with them. A Debt Relief Order is the best way to break this link and allow a fresh start.
C is married with two children and the family have recently suffered a house fire. They will have to move out of the property for a minimum of 6 months. Although they had buildings insurance they still have to buy clothing and toys etc for their young children so that they can try to keep things as normal as possible. £120 would be gratefully received towards buying toys, clothing and shoes for the children to replace what was lost.
T is starting over after leaving a violent and abusive relationship. She is struggling on benefits and is having to use a local foodbank. She has no spare money to buy any winter clothes and is desperate for winter clothes, footwear and bedding as she had to leave a lot of things behind when she left the relationship. Any help given will be greatly appreciated.
L has just been granted leave to remain in the country as a refugee. She is being supported by the council's flexible support team to reintegrate into the new community and access activities and support. She has been offered an unfurnished flat, but does not have means to buy furniture or white goods and has not been able to do any laundry for the last three weeks because of this. A washing machine would really help her to begin to build a normal life.
A has experienced very high risk domestic abuse, and has a long history of trauma. She has recently left an abusive partner, and been living in a tent and then a derelict building. She has just moved into the first flat she has had independently, but has no furniture or white goods except a fridge freezer. We have manged to source a donated mattress, but she'd really like funds to be able to purchase a bed frame for it, and a cooker so that she can prepare meals for herself.
C was referred to us by social services. Her only source of income is Universal Credit: she should be getting £317.82 per month but because of deductions for various debts she is only receiving £192.00. By the time she has paid her priority bills she has very little left for other essential living expenses like food and heating. A Debt Relief Order would allow C a fresh start and give her some hope for the future. Please help us to make C debt free.
Due to ill health X has got behind with her bills and is struggling to support her 3 young children on her own. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty, and we're looking to purchase a single bed and mattress for her. She's recently moved house and has lost all her furniture resulting in her sleeping on the sofa for the last few months. After a number of hard knocks this would be such a wonderful blessing for her.
B recently lost his wife and subsequently fell victim to a scam which cost him his life's savings and his house. His friend found him sleeping in his car and helped him find a flat. We have helped B with some basic items for his flat as he has no available funds, but we hope to raise the requested funds to source essential kitchen appliances such as an automatic washer and fridge freezer.
A Slovakian man has been homeless for many years in which he had to overcome many difficulties, but after many months of outreach support he has transformed. He is doing really really well, is in accommodation and has also stopped drinking. He needs some money to collect his passport from the Slovakian embassy. With this he will be able to apply for benefits, get a job, and apply for settled status
A young man has been sleeping rough on and off for 2 years. He is a failed asylum seeker meaning he has no recourse to public funds and cannot get employed. We are working with him so he can get off the street and are trying to find him accommodation. Please donate to help this man have a fresh start in life.
D has recently been released from prison having served a 6-year sentence. He has been a model resident at his present lodgings and he's now being allowed to move on. He has secured an unfurnished flat but is requesting help toward sourcing and paying for a cooker, a fridge, and a bed.