Lauren is a single-parent living with her three children aged 16, 14 and 12 in rented accommodation and she is unemployed as she has multiple health problems including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lauren has attempted to repay her debts over a period of time but they have now spiraled out of control and she can no longer afford repayments. Lauren would appreciate any help in paying the Debt Relief Order deposit to provide her with a fresh start.
Client is struggling financially and with health issues, but needs carpet in her bedroom and can not afford it. Please help
S was street homeless desperately needing accommodation as suffers from alopecia and other acute skin conditions making sleeping in cold conditions untenable. We are working with him to get him inside again and found a flat with a good landlord but need some money up front. We are raising most of this the best we can and asking for help with £115 toward it so he can move in. He has just signed on having lost job and so has no money for 6 weeks so is desperate for help. Thank you so much!
Fred is a single gentleman who, due to being in an accident reluctantly had to give up work and so now survives on a low income. We would love to be able to buy him a fridge freezer to help him to make the most of his money by not having to buy fresh food every day.
A. is doing CAP Life Skills and he suffers from severe depression. He needs to socialise and do exercise to improve his mental and physical health. Could you please help him to get a 6 months gym pass and start to improve his life?Many thanks.
A&T have been struggling since the birth of their second child. T has severe depression & paranoia & A cares for her.They are dong so well, stopping smoking, starting to budget & save, really changing the way they manage their lives since their baby was born. A only has a small amount of debt but is still crippling, stopping him from getting on top of things for his family.He has raised £45 which is half the Debt Relief Order fee & would be so grateful for help with the last £45.Thank you!
A&T have been struggling since the birth of their second child. T has severe depression & paranoia & A cares for her. They are dong so well, stopping smoking, starting to budget & save, really changing the way they manage their lives since their baby was born. T has quite a bit of historic debt which is contributing to the depression. She has raised £45 which is half the Debt Relief Order fee & would be so grateful for help with the last £45. Thank you!
This client was referred to us by citizens advice seeking assistance towards a cooker. He has a long history of suffering with anxiety and depression and now lives in sheltered accommodation so that he has some ongoing support. He has some debt for which he is getting help to manage. He is in receipt of ESA so struggles financially. He had a fire which destroyed his cooker and cannot afford to replace it. He is finding it difficult being unable to cook and would appreciate help towards the cost.
Single gentleman on benefits, is in debt as just spent six months in hospital (with bills coming in at home) after suffering from strokes, diabetes and heart problems. He needs to pay for carers three times a day. He is working with Christians Against Poverty to ease the situation. He has limited mobility and has been advised to find a hospital type bed to give him safer nights as it can be lowered to get out of bed. He desperately wants to stay at home and not in Care.
Single man, recently out of hospital after an amputation of a finger and foot infection. His business folded, debts mounted and his tools and work gear went missing. He is on benefits and is signed up to go on extra courses so he can restart his business again. He felt he has had very little support during this hard and painful time and was in despair. Having work clothes will spur him on to restart his life again.
Pat is a victim of domestic violence and has mental ill health. She is struggling financially in a part-time job with irregular hours and with debts from her previous relationship. Pat would like to move to full-time work, but worries about the past and about her debt problems are holding her back. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only realistic way forward with her finances, and a kind donation for the fee would help Pat to put the past behind her.
A lady is having to come to terms with the impact on her family of her husband pleading guilty to a criminal offence and thus unable to return to the family home while her children are under 18. She is desperate for some Christian counselling to try and process this event so she is able to better support her children. The above would provide 3 vital counselling sessions. Their finances are greatly under pressure as she is now the sole breadwinner but entitled to very little benefits.
This 43 year old lady has recently suffered a heart attack which has left her very frail and unable to work. She also has ongoing back pain which has been exacerbated over the years by her poor sleeping arrangements - she sleeps on a second hand mattress on the floor which has exposed springs. She is dependent upon employment & support allowance and has no spare income. She rarely gets a decent night's sleep so a new bed would make a huge difference to her.
Jason has mental health issues. He is very isolated and rarely mixes with others. His only company is his pet cat. Recently being encouraged to volunteer at a farm with animals, something that he wants to continue. Being on benefits, struggles to get himself there and therefore would like to buy a bike so that he can get to the farm.
A young man Had break down in relationship and loss of mum 3 years ago now struggling with his mental health is now starting up again and in need of TV. To help with isolation and loneliness On benefit
This 27 year old woman suffers from depression and anxiety and is unable to work as a result so is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance. Over the years she has accrued debts which she simply has no means of repaying so she has sought debt advice and a DRO has been recommended as her best option. However, she cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you may be able to help. Many thanks for your consideration.
A gentleman has had to move accommodation due to health problems caused by his living conditions. He has no bed or appropriate bedding,please can Acts435 help.
N is a deaf 30 year old mother of one young child. She is employed but has had to take time off work to care for her husband who has recently suffered from septicaemia. During this time neither she, nor her husband, got paid as on zero hour contracts. Her husband now has a blood clot on his lung - and she has broken her ankle! To top it off her washing machine has broken and they cannot replace it. She is washing clothes in the bath. Please can you help?
D and her son were recently made homeless, and are staying on a friend's floor. D had been working but is unable to at present due to a serious health condition. They currently have no income and stress makes D's condition worse. D's son is sitting his GCSE's in 4 weeks time. They need £160 to pay for storage foe their belongings so they do not lose all of their possessions, whilst waiting for housing.
J's wife suffered major burns as a result of an accident in her home. She is currently in the Royal Victoria Hospital receiving treatment and waiting for skin grafts. J is receiving support from CAP in relation to his debts and travel costs to Belfast are making things difficult for him. This money would allow J to have a weeks free travel to Belfast to visit his wife and it would be a real blessing to him.
Angela has worked with us at Christians Against Poverty for a while now, and lives with various mental health issues. Happily she has been awarded some subsidised counselling with a recognised provider in Exeter. She is on a very tight budget and would struggle to pay for this, so help for a few sessions (its £10 a time) would be so helpful for her. Thank you.