A middle-aged ex-offender who has been living in a probation hostel. He had been allocated a flat but he had no furniture or kitchen appliances. He also had mobility problems and came to us on crutches. We spoke to his support worker at the hostel who provided a reference. He requested a double bed, mattress, bedside cabinets, a 3-piece suite, a fridge/freezer, a table and chairs, a microwave oven, and a kitchen knife set. He was able to contribute £40 towards the items requested.
M is suffering from anxiety and depression, the route cause of this being the fact she is in a significant amount of debt. She has left an abusive, controlling relationship (she suffered financial abuse as well as domestic) but doesn't feel able to move on with her life because of the historical debt problems she has hanging over her. A Debt Relief Order would allow M the financial and emotional fresh start she desperately needs.
J is in debt. She is also suffering from poor physical and mental health. She daren't answer her phone or open the post. Her doctor referred her to our money advice service as she felt that the support of debt advice would improve J's mental health and in turn impact positively on her mental health. J qualifies for a Debt Relief Order and her adviser is able to arrange this quickly, so as to give her the fresh start and relief she needs from her debt problems.
G is disabled and struggling to make ends meet on Universal Credit (UC). She has a number of deductions from her UC which are making it impossible to balance her budget. The debts she has could be wiped by a Debt Relief Order; this would give G the fresh start she needs and mean she can properly look after herself and her 2 children. Any help given would be greatly appreciated.
J is currently looking for work and is in receipt of Universal Credit (UC). The Department for Work & Pensions are deducting £100 per month from J's UC to pay for historical debts that she has incurred. J cannot afford to live on the UC she has left and is forced to use foodbanks for food. J wants to work (she is currently volunteering for a homeless charity) but her money / debt problems are acting as a barrier to this. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.
R is suffering from very poor mental health. She can hardly sleep at night and is constantly upset and worried. The cause of this is her debts, in particular a debt to the local authority for council tax which is with bailiffs (they are threatening to seize R's possessions). A Debt Relief Order would give R a fresh start and allow her to start again. Please help.
J is a single mum of 2 and she has both physical and mental health difficulties. Due to physical assault, harassment as well as emotional abuse from neighbours she is being forced to move, the police have said there is no other option. She desperately needs some help with moving costs and wondered if it would be possible to get some help from Acts 435 donors to help her move to a safer place where she won't risk assault and abuse. Thank you so much for helping this vulnerable family.
This lady experienced financial difficulties and fell into arrears with her rent when her partner left. She was evicted from her private rented accommodation and had to go into a homeless hostel. Her furniture was put into storage. She has worked really hard to get her life back on track and has now been offered a council flat but doesn't have the money to pay for a man with a van to deliver her furniture from storage. She would be extremely grateful for any help with this.
K is a simple man with simple needs. He has always lived with his mum and dad who have recently died, leaving him a vulnerable adult. K worries that he will have to leave the family home that he has grown up in and where all his memories are. He has very little income being on universal credit. K needs practical help in budgeting cooking and keeping clean. He has been on numerous courses trying to get a job without success. He desperately needs a washing machine as he currently has no means of washing his clothes.
A has recently fled her accommodation due to domestic violence. She was being taken advantage of and has received death threats to herself and her son. She is now living in an unfurnished social housing property. A is on a low income and is struggling to provide for herself and her son. Having carpets in her property would allow her and her son to feel more settled and comfortable in their home as they make a fresh start.
JC was working, but as her contract was zero hours she fell behind with her utilities and also council tax payments- sadly the situation worsened when she lost her job. She now has arrears and Citizens Advice have suggested that she applies for a Debt Relief Order, as she has 3 young children. This will cost £90.00, and sadly JC doesn't have enough money to pay the fee herself. Please could you help her?