This elderly gentleman has moved into an Assisted Living Scheme following a relationship breakdown. His wife has remained in the marital home and; therefore, he has been unable to take any furniture with him. We are supporting him to try and get together sufficient furniture to live comfortably in his new home, which is proving quite difficult because he needs so many items. Please could you help him to buy a fridge freezer?
B had a breakdown as a result of childhood trauma, leading to homelessness and periods living in Hostels. His current flat is no longer liveable and he's finally been given another Council flat; however, it comes unfurnished. These items will be huge in helping him to get back on his feet and enable him to make a fresh start.
This gentleman is dependent on benefits. He has been unemployed for four years and, despite every effort, has been unable to secure employment. He has accumulated massive rent arrears and has had a letter advising him that he is going to be taken to court, and is at risk of being made homeless. We have accessed support from Christians Against Poverty, but some help to clear a small amount of these arrears would be so valuable to him. His housing officer has agreed to put the threatened proceedings on hold if we could clear this small part of the money he owes.
We are supporting a single male who is living with little help. The rise in cost of living has meant that his household bills have become too much and he is having to make hard decisions about whether to feed himself, pay rent, heat the house or pay electric, as he can't afford to do all. He is currently in rent arrears and would really appreciate some support with electric to ease this burden.
J lost his job due to ill health, having a cyst on his brain which is making life difficult. He was then a victim of fraud which wiped out his savings. He had been sleeping on his mum's sofa for a year, but has recently been housed, but has no carpets in his property and, as his daughter aged two years of age, comes to stay at the weekends, this isn't very safe. He would really appreciate your support. Many thanks.
J and her children fled domestic abuse and violence and are now in temporary accommodation where they will be for two to three years. J is in great need of a fridge freezer so she can stretch her food budget. After temporary accommodation, the family will be moved to permanent housing and the white goods kindly donated will go with them, so this is an investment into the family’s future. Any help will be most gratefully received. Thank you.
This lady has recently been moved to a new home, as her old accommodation was infested with bed bugs, and the Council needed to move her. The property that she and her young children have been moved to was supposed to have all the kitchen equipment, but the cooker is broken and mum has no money to replace it. She would be so thankful for help to purchase a second hand cooker.
A gentleman presented at St Vincent de Paul (SVP), who was in a state of panic following a fall out with his parents and potentially being on the streets that very night. What made the situation even more complicated was that the gentleman suffering from mental health issues had a therapy dog who also needed to be housed. SVP arranged for three nights at a local Bed and Breakfast and sought a foster home for the dog until permanent accommodation was found.
This lady really suffers with her mental health, has been diagnosed with a personality disorder and is currently on a lot of medication. Due to Covid, she fell behind with her rent and has been evicted from her property. She is so anxious about being homeless as this has never happened before. We are going to provide her with emergency accommodation for three nights and help her with a homeless application. This will hopefully secure accommodation in the near future.
This gentleman has had an eviction letter and is now street homeless. He suffers from schizophrenia and depression which is causing concern. We are going to help him apply for a homeless application but, in the meantime we would like to get him a room in a property to keep him safe and help with his mental health.
A young mother and child who fled domestic abuse have recently moved into a Council flat, but the flat has bare concrete floors. Mum has obtained a quote to carpet the living room and bedrooms, but cannot afford any of this. She is keen to carpet her son's room first and will find the cost of the carpet from other sources, but is looking for help to pay the cost of the fitting.
F is a single mum with three children aged fourteen, ten and seven years of age. They have lived in one room temporary accommodation since 2019 after fleeing domestic violence with the support of a domestic violence charity. F works in a primary school kitchen preparing lunch, which allows her to work part time while her children are in school. She is a wonderful mother trying her best to start a new life after years of hardship. The family have finally been moved to a three bedroom flat which F will need to equip fully. Please can you help them?
This young, homeless man is sleeping in a tent on the Camel Trail, following a relationship breakdown. A number of agencies are seeking to assist him, and we have been supporting him a little as a church. He now has a waterproof tent and a repaired bike, but is still lacking the basics such as a decent air bed, better sleeping bag, and a rucksack to keep his belongings with him, when in town. He would also like to purchase some basic food supplies. Please can you help him?
This gentleman has many severe health issues which have meant he is unable to keep his house clean. We have been approached by the Local Authority Stepping Home team, as they would like to go in and perform a beneficial complete deep clean for him. However, this will need funding and unfortunately as the client is unable to afford this himself would be very grateful for some help.
We have been able to help a family to transform their garden space, which was a serious issue, as it was very overgrown. The children have been unable to play in the garden and mum’s mental health has been poor with the pressure the garden situation has created. Our volunteers have cleared the garden and, if the family have a lawnmower, they can maintain it. The garden can be a safe place for the children to play in and for mum to watch them, where everyone is safe, and a private space for the family
We are supporting this single mum whose income has dropped due to less hours in work and also has rent arrears outstanding. Her electricity usage is currently being reassessed and she is struggling to afford electricity for the home, and would appreciate help to purchase some electricity at this time. Thank you for your help.
This young mum, whose son is currently living with his father, is homeless and has been sofa surfing for the last six months. She has run out of favours with friends and family and is now desperate to get a decent tent to live in over the summer. She is working with her Probation Officer in the hope of finding more permanent accommodation, but has been warned that the options are limited. Please could you help her?
C has lived in her property with her two young children for the last seven years and never been able to afford flooring. She was referred to us by her Social Worker as she was concerned about the impact of the lack of flooring throughout the property. We would really appreciate your support in helping to pay for a carpet in their lounge. Many thanks for your support.
This young person came to us with only clothes, no household items and minimal personal possessions. He has been sofa surfing, following a breakdown of relationship with his family. With your donation, this young person will be able to do a supervised spend on household furniture such as a bed and a sofa, which will him massively as he currently has no support from family and is very isolated.
This older lady, who was waiting for a move to a new Council property for a long time, has finally moved to more appropriate accommodation. The local church, with whom she has been in contact for some time, was able to help her with the move. However, the new property is in need of cleaning and redecoration throughout and the local church has offered to help with painting. Can you please help us provide the paint, brushes and rollers?