We are working with a young man who has been refused his asylum claim in the UK, but is now working with the Red Cross to help him make a fresh asylum claim. If this is successful, he will then be entitled to housing with support from the Home Office again, but in the meantime he would be very grateful for your help to pay for food and accommodation.
N is a mum of 4 children and has been the subjected to domestic violence. The perpetrator has been sentenced to 3 months imprisonment but will be out in December 2018. The police have fitted an alarm to her house (which goes direct to their station) and they have advised her to fit CCTV. Social services have contributed to the cost but mum has to fund the rest. £120 will help to cover this.
C lives with her son who has autism. They have been living in a privately rented property for many years. Her landlord has just given her 21 days notice and is putting up the rent to a higher level that she cannot afford. She is having to move into a council property but she cannot afford the removal costs. £120 would really help this family who are urgently needing support.
This lady became homeless after developing a psychosis and auditory hallucinations. She lived in London but has now moved to Leicester and, following treatment, has got a job as a warehouse assistant, although her income is low. She has just moved into her own tenancy and has little to furnish it with. A local charity has supplied a bed, but she still needs a microwave and some basic kitchen items. Any help would be much appreciated.
This lady's making a new start after leaving an abusive relationship. She was controlled in regards to money, what she could spend & what bills she paid. She now has a tenancy of her own, but has no carpets without which it doesn't feel like home. Carpets would boost her mental health & make the place warmer & save money. She's applied to the council for help but was declined due to debts she accrued with her ex. She's now working on budgeting & clearing debts with an agency & is doing well.
D is a young man with almost no income. He is awaiting payments from Universal Credit and has been unable to pay his portion of his rent for a significant time. Housing Benefit is covering all but £60 of his rent to a housing charity, but £120 would cover his 2 months of rent whilst he awaits payment from Universal Credit.
R is a young man who has lived in supported accommodation provided by a Christian charity for the last year. R is in paid employment but due to his fluctuating income his housing benefit entitlement has been varied leaving him with some arrears. He will need to clear these arrears to move on to independent accommodation, which he hopes to do in the New Year.
A is a young woman who has been a victim of domestic violence. She finally left her abusive partner and he started harassing her and sending abusive messages. He turned up at her house and damaged the door in an effort to force entry. Last month he also broke her window trying to break in. A lives alone and pays high private rent. The cost to repair the damaged door and window is about £200. A cannot afford to repair the damage as most of her money goes on rent.
Mr I is a new tenant moving from the Salvation Army, which provides accommodation for homeless young men. He left Sudan in Oct 2016, and so far has not had a place to call his own. This will be his first tenancy and the flat he has moved into is unfurnished. Mr I has already shown commitment towards being a good tenant by completing a Young Persons Pre-Tenancy Qualification, and he is studying English. I am asking for £120 donation to get him some second hand furniture.
D has had to leave her home due to violence and abuse by her husband. She has left with her adult son who has “special needs”. D has managed to get a flat for herself and her son, and is starting to rebuild her life. Unfortunately the flat they have moved into does not have any carpets and she has approached us to see if we can help towards a new carpet.
This lovely mum of a young child has been made homeless after the breakup up of a long term relationship, and she is having to start from scratch. She needs help with some cooking equipment- casserole dish, baking trays and saucepans, etc.
My client has recently left her foster care placement and is now living in supported housing. She has received a welfare assistance grant, however still needs a few items to live in the property such as hoover, tv cabinet and bedding. This would really help towards building her future and living independently.
My client has no hoover due to it breaking. He has no funds to replace this, he is on Universal Credit and struggling to manage everyday items without the added pressure of replacing the hoover. He lives in supported housing to learn basic living skills.
35 year old man currently street homeless and although diagnosed with mental health issues does not qualify for emergency accommodation. He has just seen a room that is suitable for him, and despite his age and lower rate of housing benefit entitlement, it's a realistic opportunity for him to keep a roof over his head. As the room is available now, he's desperate to move in but just needs help to pay for a credit check, so that he can move in.
A young male with poor mental health has moved into his own property after residing in supported accommodation. He needs decorating materials to make the home his own which will help his mental well being. Please can you help?
Single mum of three young boys, recently moved to the area to escape a very difficult family situation. The family are now in need of carpets to make the home warm and welcoming - at present they are managing with rugs and odd bits of carpet here and there and we would love to give them the gift of new carpets which they cannot afford themselves. We have separately requested help towards carpets, however we would be very grateful for help towards the fitting of the carpets also.
The applicant has recently been given asylum after having to flee their own country after suffering torture for being a Christian. They now have to raise a deposit as well as a month's rent in advance in order to move into a place of their own. They currently volunteer at their church almost daily and is a joy to know.
Two years ago this man had to go back to live with his parents as he was diagnosed with a serious illness. His marriage fell apart at the same time. His health has been wonderfully restored and now working with Living Association he has a new house where his son can visit regularly. He has decorated it and has been given furniture to get started but before he can move in fully he needs a cooker. He would really appreciate your help with this.
R is trying to get housing as he has been homeless, but in order to register he needs some form of ID. Currently he has no bills in his name, or means of supplying photo ID. The best form of ID would be a provisional driving license, which I will help him apply for online. The cost of this is £35. If you could support R in this it is one more step towards him to making a fresh start. Thank you.
D is a single mum with two young children on a low income. Both her washing machine and fridge have broken down and she cannot afford to replace both. She would be very grateful for your help to replace the washing machine.
My clients has just moved out of an area due to Antisocial Behaviour from people they are afraid of. Moving On have moved them into a safer environment. They would really benefit from a hoover as they have not got one and are struggling to buy items for new home. This will help with independent living.