R moved into one of our properties a few months ago although came to us with some debt. She had previously worked part time in a shop but was signed off due to mental health & health issues (anxiety/depression and diabetes). She has no family support in the area. R is managing living costs and paying bills but still has very little in her home furniture or household belongings and would like a grant to buy a hoover cleaning items
This woman, her partner and her child have been living in a homeless hostel for a year. They have both been in care so lack any help from family and neither are able to work due to their poor mental health, therefore they are struggling to clear the last part of their rent arrears. They have worked really hard and cleared most of their arrears but still have £75 left. Once the arrears are paid, the family will be able to move out of the hostel and into their own accommodation.
This single mum is on benefits and has historic debts resulting in large deductions to her benefits. She is now getting help from Christians Against Poverty with her debts but is short for her monthly rent payment this month and worried about putting her tenancy with private landlord at risk. Children are 14,12 & 2. Your help is requested to enable to protect her tenancy. There will likely be a Debt Relief order shortly to clear her debts and she will then be able to afford rent.
This single lady moved out of supported housing a year ago. She is working, so isn't in receipt of benefits. She moved to an unfurnished property and was saving up to get carpets for the property. Sadly her Mum passed away very unexpectedly and she has had to pay the funeral bill (which she is still paying off). This means she hasn't been in a position to pay for any carpet- any help towards this would be very gratefully received and helpful at a difficult time.
My project works with young people who have experienced homelessness and are working towards their own independence. This request is for a young lady who is getting her first tenancy and is hoping to make it a home. We are requesting help with flooring to help her to achieve this aim. She is currently applying for work in social care. I feel that any assistance provided will help to give her a firm base from which to launch herself towards her goals.
T. and her 7 year old daughter are British and fled domestic violence in USA. She has sought help from housing and children's social services but she is not entitled to benefits until she has been living in the UK for 3 months, so has no money and no home and is relying on charities for food and on friends to house her. Her child is not at school because T. has to keep moving. Any gift will help her to buy some essentials and help to pay for travel from friend to friend.
This man has been living in a house owned by a charity Hope in Action. He now needs to move to independent living. He is on benefits and needs help to pay an admin fee in order to move. Please would you help him to make a fresh start with a donation. Thank you.
ED worked as a teaching assistant and had to give up work due to ill health. She has recently been rehoused into a small bungalow rented from the local council. She has accumulated some debts which are slowly being repaid but has no money to furnish the bungalow and is suffering from having a solid concrete floor throughout. Donations to provide flooring would make a great difference to her, especially in this cold weather. Thank you.
K is a young man who has spent his late teens and early adult years rough sleeping and living in hostels. He's been helped to rent his own flat for the first time, which is very exciting, but it is completely unfurnished. K most of all needs a washing machine. K has health problems which make walking or carrying heavy bags difficult, so getting to the launderette is both challenging and expensive. A washing machine would mean that K could wash his clothes and maintain personal dignity.
One of our tenants has just moved out of our supported housing and into his own flat three weeks ago. He is really pleased with his flat, but it is in great need of carpets. On the income he receives it will not be possible for him to buy any for a couple of months until he has saved up, and in the meanwhile the bare floor looks horrible. If he could have some help towards setting up his new home that would be really wonderful.
M has been working with us for a number of years after being released from prison but currently has a lot of debt from unpaid utility bills which she is unable to pay as she is out of work. M's life has completely turned around since becoming a Christian in prison and she is now going back into the same prisons she was once in to work alongside the men and women to help break down the barriers people have to employment. Please support her in this journey of helping others break the prison cycle!
This young person is living in our supported housing but is currently sleeping on a single mattress on the floor and is 4 months pregnant. This money would enable her to get a bed frame and mattress as she is getting bigger throughout her pregnancy and is currently not sleeping and uncomfortable.
S has just been given accommodation by the local council and is really excited about having his own home at last. He will be given a grant for a new bed and a fridge but has no kitchen equipment or anything else at all. He really needs pots & pans and a microwave but said he would be grateful for any help given.
This family of 9 have made really good progress and are ready for closure once we can help them to paint the interior of the property. This will raise it to Local Authority standards and enable them to bid for a move to a larger house. We need A LOT of magnolia and white paint which the volunteer in charge of painting will purchase on their behalf.
This single Mum has done really well making her new house home for her and her two boys. Mum often is tired due to her youngest son's extra needs and lack of sleep. She has started decorating the front room but has run out of finances and energy. We would love to be able to buy her the remaining materials and pay for someone to finish this job for her.
Our single parent client with one toddler has just been relocated to our area due to domestic violence. They have been found permanent accommodation but are in need of two beds and a fridge as the priority items. We have sourced some immediate items and of course a regular supply of food until their benefits claim is sorted. They are actively seeking work so we are hopeful that we are assisting them just for this initial stage while they get back to normality. Thank you.
We have a lovely mum in the Netherton area who thought that she was being kind when she took in a rescue cat. Unfortunately, the cat had fleas which infested the property. Mum has had the cat rehomed and realises that it wasn't a great idea. Her 3 year old cannot go to nursery until the fleas are cleared and this will have a huge impact on him. Mum is not going to be able to manage fumigating the flat herself and so Dudley Council will organise this and we're looking to cover the cost.
C has recently found a home, with support, after finding himself homeless. He had previously lived with his father until he was diagnosed with cancer and had to reside in a care home. He has nothing in his home apart from a couch and TV which was given to him by a friend. He is on a low income and is struggling to purchase the essentials for his kitchen. Please help this gentleman with a small amount to enable him to purchase a second hand fridge and washer for his new home.