D has been referred to us by an employment support charity who are working with him to return him to full time employment. D has recently come out of rehab (he is a recovering alcoholic) and is 'dry' at the moment. Unfortunately he has very large debts (over £40,000), with no hope of ever being able to repay them but he is constantly being hounded for payment by the banks he owes money to. D needs some hope for 2020 in the form of bankruptcy, it will be his salvation.
S is in a women's refuge as she has fled a violent arranged marriage. Sadly her ex-husband has all her paperwork including her passport etc, so she is struggling to get any benefits, she has no money and no personal belongings or clothes. Please could you help her with a donation, so that she can keep going until the replacement ID documents can be obtained? Thank you.
I, his partner and their three children have recently been granted leave to remain in the country as refugees. Having been housed in temporary accommodation, they are now moving into their own unfurnished property. They are being supported by the council, but have no savings to purchase a cooker, washing machine or fridge freezer, so are unable to wash their clothes or to cook proper meals and eat adequately.
This couple became homeless due to a fire that spread to their property from next door. They managed to escape the incident, but the fire destroyed everything and left the property unfit to live in. They struggled to get a reference for another property. Their church supported them with temporary accommodation and provided evidence until council gave them accommodation. They got furniture from church members, but they need money to replace other lost items and clothing.
S has been referred to us by a local church who are supporting her. S has learning difficulties and has been forced to flee her previous home because of bullying, threats and intimidation from her neighbours. The house she has moved into has no cooker and S has no means of preparing a hot, cooked meal. Please help us to purchase a cooker for her.
This family of four have fled Iran due to political and religious persecution and have been granted asylum in the UK. They have moved into a small terraced house which they are gradually furnishing and equipping. They have managed to find second hand things but they need to hire a van to collect furniture. As the furniture is in different parts of town we estimate the van will be needed for a full day. This will cost £80 and your help with this would be invaluable.
This Polish man is struggling in the UK. He is homeless and is staying at friends' houses. Due to Brexit he needs a passport to be able to get his status in the UK and this will also enable him to get housing. We would like to help him get his passport but need support to cover the fees and travel cost.
W was working but was on a zero hours contract, his hours were constantly changing and his Universal Credit was always in arrears, so he had no money for weeks. Whenever he did have some money, he had no ability to budget so he has quickly fallen into debt. He has been advised that a Debt Relief Order is needed to allow him to work with his creditor for a solution. Can you help him with £90 for the insolvency court fee?
A 31 year old single man has been going through the asylum process and has his travel document paperwork to submit. However, as he is on limited daily funds of £5 per day, he doesn't have the £75 needed to pay for the document. While he is getting help from Meeting Point in Leeds, we are not able to help him in this way. Please help him with this cost so he can continue this journey.
A 33 year old asylum seeking man from Iran is thrilled to get on a barber training course to prepare for the day he can work in the UK. Unfortunately with only £5 per day to live on, he can't seem to save to purchase the hairdryer required for the course. Please help him to get what he needs to train and feel confident in his contribution to life in the UK.
A man has come into the Foodbank seeking help. He was made homeless because he ended up in hospital due to mental health difficulties. He has recently been housed but unfortunately the flat isn't furnished. He needs a bed, a fridge and a microwave. Can you help him?
A was asked to leave his family home 5 years ago following a breakdown and has not seen his family since, as they fail to understand his underlying mental health issues. He is engaging well with support in managing his finances, but his income only just covers rent and bills, and he sometimes has to go without meals. Having been in a temporary hostel, he has been matched to a flat but it is unfurnished. We have been donated a mattress, but would love to be able to get a bed frame for it to go on.
T has been rough sleeping, but is now being supported into his own tenancy. The property is completely unfurnished and T has no furniture or savings to purchase any. We have supported him with a starter pack of bedding and essential household items, and we have been donated a mattress, but we would love to be able to purchase a bed frame to put the mattress on.
P and J have been rough sleeping, sofa surfing and living in substandard accommodation for the last 4-5 years. They are now engaging with services, have been supported into their first tenancy and have slowly been building on making the property a home. They have painted with a supported paint package, and bought what they can from their benefit payment. Both are engaging extremely well with support services and are settling into their home, but they would really benefit from a washing machine.
A has just moved from a hostel into unfurnished accommodation. He struggles with his sleeping and his mental health, but is engaging with support and trying to have a fresh start in a new area. He is currently sleeping on the couch as he doesn't have a bed. We have managed to secure him a donated mattress, but we would love to be able to purchase him a bed base for the mattress.
We are a mental health charity working with Z. She suffers from severe depression and anxiety. Z has very large debts, much has been accrued because of an abusive previous relationship (both physical and financial abuse). She tells us with regard to her debt problems: I feel completely overwhelmed which is having a severe effect on my health and wellbeing. The only viable solution is bankruptcy. We have raised some of the bankruptcy fee from other sources but need a final push to get us to £680.
S had been running a successful business but due to ill health it has failed. He had business debts secured against his family home and as a result his home has been repossessed. He is trying to rebuild his life and is working with a local homelessness charity as well as ourselves (a debt charity) to try and achieve a fresh start. We have already secured a large chunk of the bankruptcy and with your help hope to have enough to complete S's application.
E used to be homeless and a gambler. Amazingly he is now settled in his own flat and has completely quit gambling. He has done very well and is looking for work and is a different person. He has some historical debt from when he was in a bad place and being on basic Universal Credit income has nothing left to make payments on these debts. We want to help give him a fresh start with a Debt Relief Order and see his debt wiped off and see him free of his past once and for all. Can you help?
We would like to bless this Christians Against Poverty Job Club member with a new haircut and beard trim to help him in his job prospects. This is because he has an interview opportunity so we want him to look his best and regain his confidence. Could you help him on his way to a debt-free fresh start?