Christians Against Poverty have been supporting this man with budgeting skills. He is now in a new property and paying all his bills. However he has no carpets in his flat. We would like to bless him with new carpets to make his new flat more like a home and more comfortable for him. Thank you in advance.
Miss B has been forced to move out of the family home with her 7 month old baby because of overcrowding. She was previously living with her parents but when her baby was born they became overcrowded. Her baby wasn’t planned, so she has not had any chance to save up for any household items and purchasing a cooker is an impossibility with her limited income of benefits.
We are supporting a Mum in Derby with many health concerns. This is due to her having problems with maintaining her flat, which has eventually got on top of her. Now her boy is not allowed to live in their home. We would like £120 for a skip so that she can have a big clear out of her clutter and begin to get her home in a condition so that her boy can move back in again.
S has been homeless for several months, but is delighted to have moved into his own tenancy. He is lucky enough to have been able to source some furniture, but the flat is bare floors throughout and he has no savings or spare income to be able to do anything about this. He'd love to be able to get some carpets, to make his flat warmer and more like a home.
This single mother of six children is trying to get on top of her house. We are supporting her with this to gain more control over her life and help her with her emotional wellbeing. She really needs a skip so that she can properly clear out her house, but she can't afford this. Can you help her?
Mr O was suffering with poor mental health and as a result of this took an overdose of morphine which he has for a chronic spinal condition. He was in a coma for a month. He contracted sepsis and was in hospital for 7 months. His old Landlord of his old property got rid of all his possessions from the property and when Mr O left hospital he had absolutely nothing. He lived in a hostel before finding a permanent home and has now managed to fund a bed for himself, however he still has no bedding. Any money would allow him to keep warm.
This is a request for carpets for a lounge in a first floor flat. This young lady has recently moved to this address and this is her first flat on her own. She has previously lived in supported accommodation for young parents. Her 1 year old son is looked after by her mother but she has daily access with a view to them living together in the future. She has accessed support from the Citizens advice bureau to consolidate her debt whilst having enough to live off. Carpets would provide warmth and comfort to her home, can you help?
When T’s husband left her last year, her life was thrown into disarray. No longer able to afford the rent, she and her family are now being evicted. T lives with her teenage son and her disabled mother, for whom she is the main carer. T has health problems of her own and recently underwent a major operation from which she is still recovering. The council have accepted a duty of care to re-house them but they desperately need help with the moving costs especially for T’s mother’s medical equipment.
This 51 year old man spent 18 years rough sleeping. He suffers from blood clots in his leg and has just had an operation to try to correct the problem. The dressing has to be changed every day. He has recently moved into a council property, but cannot afford to furnish it on a benefit income and would really like to start again with his life. A charity will provide a bed and cooker but he has no bedding or curtains. Any help that can be given for these items would be greatly appreciated.
This lady needs help with the cost of a driver and a van when she moves from her 1 bedroom flat to a house with an extra bedroom for her new child. Because of your help last year she has settled into keeping on top of her finances and just needs this help with transport for the move.
This family would love to make their house feel more like a home for their children. They have limited access to money and 2 children to support, one of whom has complex needs and severely disabled. The family are living in a tiny flat with limited furnishings and their living room requires decorating. The family have no support network and are very isolated .
This Mum has lost the care of her 8 children due to poor home conditions, despite trying hard over the past few months to improve this. Previous tenants have left lots of rubbish in the garden which has turned into a swamp. Mum requires a skip to remove the rubbish which would help contribute to her making positive changes and being re-united with her children.
S is married with two children. The family are being evicted from their house because they were unable to pay rent. This was because their benefits were stopped for a period last year. They cannot afford to pay for a removal van. Could you help them?
This client is a young mum with three children - two teens and an 8 year old - whose husband left them in September. He just walked out after 17 years together, and she is now dealing with depression and has found herself completely isolated. She needs to relocate back to Oldham from Leeds to be near family to help her and the children. She needs help with money to pay towards the rent at the new property. She works full time but she is really struggling to make ends meet, as her husband left her with £250,000 worth of debt. She is getting help with the debt, but could we help her with her rent to take some of the pressure off?
Our clients have three young daughters, one with special needs due to autism. Unfortunately, they have had a series of unhelpful situations to cope with. The husband has just lost his part time job. They also had to deal with some problems in their home which was full of mould, water leaks and a number of repairs that the private landlord refused to deal with. They have now managed to find a new property but have fallen behind due to finishing off tenancy in one place and taking up another. They have also incurred costs to move.
My client was housed with us due to being homeless, and he has been fully engaging with all services and turning his life around in an amazing way. He is in his last year of college before he moves onto university. He has been given the chance to complete a residential volunteering trip which will give him amazing experience for his future education. He has managed to raise £80 for the trip but there is a shortfall of £120.