This lady and her husband suffer with diabetes related problems and osteoporosis. They work in very low paid jobs and have been in receipt of statutory sick pay during the Covid-19 outbreak. Over the years they have been unable to afford the upkeep of their home and it became hazardous, with the whole ground floor rotten. Environmental health have now taken enforced action and renovated the property. They are in need of a washing machine as they are unable to access the nearest launderette.
Our client was housed by us shortly before Christmas after his current home was in a bad state of repair and overcrowded. He had returned to stay with relatives after leaving care but this didn't work out and he left with just a bag of clothes. Although we have helped to get the furniture for his house and some household items, he needs help to buy clothes after leaving his last house with only two outfits and also needs some items like a bin, mop etc to keep his house clean.
Having moved just around the time of lockdown, this man has struggled with limited funds and opportunity to furnish his new flat whilst living off minimal benefits. With winter coming, he would now love to begin to carpet his home which is currently all bare concrete floors. Your help would make a world of difference!
S.S has been homeless and sofa surfing for the last 3 years, through the pandemic he was put in a hotel and has finally got his own place. We really want to make it homely and a place he can make his own and feel he can get a fresh start and build a good platform for his future. money to go towards furniture would be a huge boost towards these goals.
E is a young lady with a troubled past in her home town due to alcohol and she has suffered with her mental health. She has been fully engaging with our service over the years and has achieved abstinence for the last few months - she has secured a new property suitable for her and her daughter and the fresh start will improve her chances of remaining abstinent. She has saved her deposit over the last few months but has no money for moving costs, your help will provide a man with a van.
This young lady has been temporarily living with a friend since becoming homeless. She is now getting her own place but needs help with the first month's rent that she has to pay up front. She works as a carer but does not have enough spare for the rent in advance. Some help towards this via Acts 435 would be really useful as she is keen to have her own place. Thank you.
This young man is homeless. He was found lying in the road after having a seizure. He was taken to hospital but could not be discharged into temporary accommodation as he had no money. This money will allow him to be discharged from hospital. He is waiting for his Universal Credit claim to be processed.
P has just moved into a new flat. He has been homeless for a while and has no money or any way to fund getting everything for his new house. He moved in yesterday and the property is very much an empty shell. Having some money to get the bare essentials would really help him to settle in to his new flat. P is grateful he has a roof over his head, but it would restore his dignity massively if he had the essentials which everyone should have access to e.g. carpets.
A 48 year old destitute asylum seeker was offered a room in a family member's home, but the room is without a bed/mattress. Instead, she is on the floor on an air mattress, which is causing health issues. She has no benefit or support and asks for the £150 funds to have a used bed/mattress purchased to help with the upcoming winter weather. Please help her to manage her health and have a comfortable bed to spend get good sleep.
A lady has come into our foodbank, she has just had a new baby. She has a new house with a housing association but it isn't furnished, there is no carpet and no equipment. They have a cooker but it needs to be fitted by a gas engineer. They also need some carpet as the baby can't crawl on bare concrete.
A lovely family of husband, wife and two children aged 11 and 7 are here in the UK after claiming asylum after leaving Zimbabwe in danger. Social services are now helping them with their immigration claim and have housed them. In the meantime they have no access to public funds. They can't claim benefits and the new house they have been placed into doesn't have any furniture. Social services have provided some things, but they now need a hoover, a microwave and an ironing board. Any help you could provide would be really appreciated.
G has fled domestic violence with her son, she has found a property but it needs decorating as it really is in poor condition. She cannot afford to buy the wallpaper or paint herself as she is on benefits, but she is happy to do the work herself. She is looking forward to making this property into a home for her and her son. Along with paint and paper, she will also need to buy two curtain poles for the main room. Please help her to get back on her feet, she has been through so much - thank you.
L has moved into her new home with her two children aged 3 and 5. Their furniture was in storage but their carpets couldn’t be saved after a fire at the property caused extensive water damage. L has no savings and is working with Christians Against Poverty in relation to some debts due to leaving the previous property, therefore she cannot afford carpets for their home. She has been quoted £500 by a local company, she has applied to 2 charities but needs this amount to cover the shortfall. Thank you for your help.
This 56 year old woman with two adult children was living in accommodation that was damp and due to be demolished so she had to move tenancy. She has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, vasculitis and Reynaud's disease. She had little choice in where she moved and the property needs decorating throughout. A local charity will provide her with a fridge/freezer as hers is not working, but she would be really grateful for any help towards decorating materials.
This lady split up from her partner in June and had to leave her home. She is now living in rented accommodation with her 2 year old daughter. Her only income is Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She does not receive child maintenance as her former partner has lost his job. The foodbank have been supporting them but they urgently need a tumble dryer.
This lady split up from her partner in June and had to leave her home. She is now living in rented accommodation with her 2 year old daughter. Her only income is Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She does not receive child maintenance as her former partner has lost his job. The foodbank have been supporting them but they urgently need a microwave.
R works 2 healthcare jobs on zero hour contracts. During the coronavirus pandemic she's only been allowed to work one job due to the risk of cross-contamination. In addition to this for a few weeks she wasn't able to work at all as she had to care for her son who was ill, and so she's got very behind with her rent. Our church has been supporting her with food parcels during lockdown, and she's working again now however does not earn enough to be able to pay back the rent she owes, please help!
A 39 year old living in Leeds has suffered with mental health issues over a 10 year period with further complications with his tenancy. He was unsupported during this time but is now getting housing support and help from Engage in Leeds and wants to make a fresh start with £140 towards carpet for his accommodation. He is unemployed and feels it will make a big difference to have his home warm and carpeted and asks for your help to make this happen.
Young single mother was moved to Cambridge due to domestic abuse now has the offer of a council home closer to family & friends to make a fresh start. She does not have the finances to fund the move herself so is asking for help towards the removal costs. Her support worker is seeking grants from other sources to fund items for her daughter & other needs.
A 27 year old single mum of 3 in Birmingham finds herself in temporary accommodation without many home comforts and missing several necessities, she could really use a washing machine, especially for the children's uniforms, whilst she seeks a permanent home for her family.