This single mum with a diabetic son has had a sudden move to more long term accommodation. She has had help from us before with fridge to store her son's insulin, but now needs furniture for her new home. Having had to live in a hotel for some months, she has nothing to store her, or her children's, clothes. We would love to help her out and provide her with wardrobes for her new home.
Kitchen ware essentials needed to help homeless man move into unfurnished new studio accommodation in South London. Needed are cleaning materials, sets of pots pans/ plates, cutlery, rice steamer and microwave priced and sourced at local argos.
This young mother is having to move house because of extreme behaviour by males riding motorbikes and driving cars erratically in a very build up area, where front doors exit straight onto the street. There is also a drug problem in that area. She is in fear of her children's safety and has been fortunate to locate accommodation in a quieter area. A quotation for the removal is £150, and she is endeavouring to save what she can to make up the full amount.
A lone Dad and his 4 children are working hard to improve their home conditions. The 3 girls currently share a room together, they have had it freshly decorated, now have appropriate beds and cupboards to store their clothes and toys. However they are still missing a carpet we are requesting £120 which would be a great help towards this to make the bedroom complete.
L, who is in her late sixties, is really struggling with finances. She is having to rely on a local foodbank and is currently having to sleep on a mattress on the floor. She has no money for bedding and is really in a desperate situation so any donations will be so greatly received.
This man has no washing machine- only a spin drier! He has managed up to now by hand washing his clothes. However his daughter and granddaughter have recently been evicted from their home and are now living in a hostel with no washing facilities. He wants to support them as much as he can so would appreciate help to obtain a washing machine. He is on a low income so has no spare money to buy one. Neither can afford to go to launderettes. Please would you help him to help his family. Thank you.
An asylum seeking man in Leeds is getting some help from a refugee charity. He sometimes needs to sleep rough and would benefit from having a tent. In the summer, he has a chance to camp. If he can find a bargain, he will also buy camping items. This will help him to stay dry and get some sleep and reduce his stress.
This family of 5 is in need of a new carpet in their hallway, stairs and landing as the old one has worked loose, causing the mum to fall a couple of times. She is especially concerned about her youngest son who is autistic and vulnerable to falling. The family would love to replace this carpet but, despite working, their low income is limiting their ability to do so.
DB has been an entrenched rough sleeper for many years and has health and mental health problems. The good news is that we have helped him to finally get his own flat. The flat is completely unfurnished and DB has no bed. He'd appreciate donations to buy him a bed as well as bedding to put on the bed.
D has had mental health difficulties for a while and has sofa surfed and struggled with housing. She is now in a lovely home but due to her income being so low she is struggling with the rent. £120 would give her some breathing space whilst she sorts out her budget and debt. She is working with Christians Against Poverty towards finding a solution out of debt. She would be extremely grateful for any support you can give her. Thank you.
M is 68 years old and lives by herself on a narrow boat. She is on a very low income and receives Pension Credit. The shower pump on the boat has broken and she cannot afford to replace it. Your help in replacing the shower would be really appreciated by her.
In order to stay in his home the council have requested that A has his telephone line reconnected. BT have told him that there is a £70 re-connection charge as well as a £19.99/month service charge. The telephone is essential for A to allow his safety lifeline to function. A also needs a handset for the telephone. Please help in any way that you can.
W is a single lady who has learning difficulties. She is having to move house as a place of safety due to an abusive relationship which is causing her to feel frightened and vulnerable. She is waiting for finalisation of a house swap with social housing to be nearer her family. She is on benefits but they are being reviewed so she is living on very little and cannot afford the moving costs.
Miss J has recently moved into her first property and she would like to make it more homely. Decorating the house will allow her to make it her own and will help her to have a fresh start. She suffers severely with mental health issues and decorating her home will allow Miss J to concentrate on the property rather than her health issues. Her first Universal Credit payment has gone on buying white goods so she can cook and clean her clothes rather than relying on family members, so she would be very grateful for some help to buy the items she needs for decorating.
As with so many, M had major problems with her universal Credit - they made a significant error which has left her with over £1000 of rent arrears and despite it being their error they will only pay half of it. As a result of the same error she has council tax and water debt too. She has always worked and is a lovely lady, disabled, desperately trying to sort this out. She can only manage to pay £10 toward the fee as she has nothing at the moment. Would you be able to help her get a fresh start?
This young person came to us following an over crowding in the family home after she had given birth at 16 years of age. She has lived within our supported housing project and done extremely well and now wishes to return to another area to be closer to her Mum for support. She has now been matched to a property with a social housing provider in her chosen area but needs help with moving costs. Her young daughter is also crawling now and safety equipment is needed for the new house.
This young person has care leaver status and very little support around her. With suspected learning difficulties we are looking for some additional funds to try and get her the rest of her home-ware items to enable her to live independently in our supported housing property.
Barbara has issues with short term memory and has weakness on her left side which causes mobility problems. Her speech is impaired and she suffers from Fibromyalgia. She is struggling on benefits and has lost her Personal Independence Payment which the Access Dorset agency are working to get reinstated. All this has caused depression and she has fallen behind with her rent which means she could face eviction.
T has moved into his own flat having lived in supported accommodation. The move has worked out well for him, and he is enjoying his new flat and still in contact with us for support as needed. T needs to finish carpeting his flat to help it feel like a home, as parts still have exposed floor boards. He needs approx. £115 in order to do this, as he is on benefits. The supported housing project will help him find, deliver and fit the remaining carpet. Thank you for your help.
D has a severe mental illness and his marriage has broken down. He has to be out of his current flat by 29th June. He does consultancy work, so a stable home enables him to carry out his work. He can finance himself with help from housing benefit. He currently has no savings due to the marital difficulties. He works weekly with Probation. We have successfully raised the rest of the required amount for the deposit and just need this last £45 for the place he has found.
We have been working with this family for a number of months and they have shown some progress. Parents are trying to sort out their garden and have been referred to a local church for help in clearing this. They do need some slabs and I would very much appreciate some help towards the cost of this work. I would like to apply for £120 so that these can be ordered and the work can begin to improve the garden in time for the summer holidays.
We are supporting a single Mum of 2 children aged 8 and 2 years old. Mum suffers with poor Mental health and has been very ill, spending some time in Intensive care late last year. Mum has suffered previous D/A and is struggling to manage with little support. Their home has no doors downstairs at present as the although Mum has brought doors they need planing. Please can we help the family by getting a joiner to plane the doors, helping Mum to keep the children safe and improving the property.