A couple on a single working income have not had carpet in their bedroom for two years as they've not been able to afford it since one of them became ill with depression. They don't want to face another cold winter with a bare floor. A gift of £150 would enable them to fund a carpet for their bedroom and would so appreciate your support. Thank you so much for your kindness.
This elderly couple are seeking help with funds for a skip. They are currently living in a home that doesn't meet their needs. Over the years they have collected a lot of clutter and are now reducing this in order to move to a more suitable home. They've sorted their belongings out and have over 50 bags of rubbish. They are slowly getting rid of the bags but are running out of time to sort them out before they move to their new home. There is no one they can ask to help them and would so appreciate your support in acquiring a skip.
J has recently got settled into a flat following a period of homelessness and has just started receiving benefits. His financial position is still very precarious, but he is just about managing to make ends meet. Sadly, he has received word that his mother is very ill in hospital and the prognosis is not good. He is desperate to spend some time with her before it is too late, but she is nearly 300 miles away and there is no way he can afford the train fare to get there. He would be so grateful for help with the cost.
H is a single Mum with two teenage children. She has a range of mental health difficulties and can't hold on to a job as a result. She has found it hard to manage her finances, especially as her children have needed extra items for school as they've got older. Her outgoings have therefore fallen behind her benefits, and she can't service her accumulated debt. Having consulted Citizens Advice, H has accepted that she should apply for a Debt Relief Order and would be grateful for help with the fee.
We are currently supporting this gentleman with his mental health and suicidal thoughts. He has recently been kicked out of his house by his partner and has nowhere else to stay, so has been sleeping in his car for the past nine nights. This is impacting on his mental health. He does not have the money to pay to stay anywhere and has not been offered any suitable accommodation. Any help with urgently funding this would be so greatly appreciated.
J would like to request financial support to help her to purchase new clothing as she has lost weight due to cancer. She needs a warm winter coat and other essential clothing including underwear as everything is far too big for her. J has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and she is struggling financially to buy herself a warm coat and new clothes as nothing fits her. Your support would be so appreciated.
P suffers with severe depression and anxiety. She has had a tough start to life and has been passed from home to home and has recently been referred to counselling services to help her with her past. She could really do with carpets as she currently has bare floors and the neighbours have complained about the noise underneath. P would like to move in the next few months she has decided rugs are the best way forward, so she can take these with her. Rugs will help her relax in her home and your help to purchase these would be so appreciated/
A couple who have been attending our community fridge to supplement their food shopping are living on Universal Credit and working with Christians Against Poverty. They would like to buy a second hand sofa. The gentleman has problems with a narrowing spine and is often in pain. Your donations towards the cost of buying and delivering a sofa from a charity shop would really help him as his current one is no longer fit for purpose. Thank you.
We have been working with K for a while, helping her with extensive and complex debt issues. She suffers with her mental health and has recently broken her phone, making her feel isolated and she is now struggling to manage her payments to creditors, as these were all set up as applications on her phone. If we can get her a new phone, she can use her old SIM card and start to get back on track.
Our client and her husband are on Universal Credit) her husband is also on permanent sick leave waiting for an operation with regards to blood clots in his legs. They have 3 children. Their dishwasher has broken down, and they are looking for a replacement as both parents have arthritis in their hands and have difficulty holding objects, particularly when wet. The item can be provided by a company that specialises in recycled guaranteed appliances, fitting and delivery included in the price.
We have been working with a lady who lives on her own. She receives support from a mental health worker once a week. She suffers from PTSD, Bi-Polar, anxiety, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Her side fence has blown down and the panels have broken. This is causing her anxiety and sometime panic attacks as she feels 'everyone is watching her' which triggers her PTSD. She feels the fence made her feel safe. Several fence panels need to be replaced and old posts in concrete removed and redone.
K is recovering from anorexia and is under the mental health team. Her fridge, freezer and oven are all old and not working properly and will either need replacing or fixing. K is moving into a different flat with her partner and son and would appreciate help to sort out the families appliances so that they can have a good start in a new place.
C is on Universal Credit and due to the uplift ending she has no spare money for anything other than her bills. She currently doesn't have a cooker and relies on a microwave, so she isn't managing to eat nutritious meals and is paying for ready made ones which is making budgeting more difficult. A new cooker would allow her to buy fresh food and cook in batches, which would help keep her costs down and ensure she is eating nutritious meals.
This lady was in hospital due to Covid-19. She was on a ventilator and put in an induce coma. She now suffers from long Covid-19 causing extreme fatigue, breathlessness and cognitive problems. She also has peripheral neuropathy which affects her walking. The tracheotomy she underwent has affected her speech and she has been referred for speech therapy. She has had to be re-housed to a home better suited to her health needs and needs a washing machine as she can no longer access the launderette.
Our client has ongoing health problems, he attends James Cook Hospital 3 times a week for dialysis. He has two children living at home. L is 15 years old, and receives support from Children and Mental Health Services and suffers from a genetic syndrome which impacts his quality of life. Our client's daughter, K, is 17 years old. She supports Dad around the home. There is no carers allowance in place and they are struggling financially. Their carpet is threadbare and would like to purchase a new one with the winter months ahead. Please could you help?
G is being supported in temporary housing, recently admitted to hospital due to concerns about her health and wellbeing. She was found in her living room on a soiled mattress, unable to wash, prepare food/drink or access the toilet. Her son was financially abusing her. She had no hot water or heating. The majority of her household items have been disposed of, including her clothes, due to them being soiled or rotten. Please consider donating so we can purchase G some clothing.
C is a lovely man working with Christians Against Poverty. He got into debt in his early twenties when he developed psychosis. He became unable to manage his life and because he was so vulnerable, people took advantage of him financially. C got the help he needed and he has been stable now for three years. He is now really focussed on clearing his debt and starting afresh. Your donation would be a message of encouragement.
L is a single mum with four young children who has serious mental health issues. She had always struggled with budgeting, but when her benefits changed she was unable to cope with what she needed to do to sort this out. She has now had help to get what she is entitled to and is getting help to budget, but has been left in a lot of debt and is at risk of eviction. A Debt Relief Order would clear her debts, freeing her from anxiety over this and allowing her to move forward.
This young man had a serious accident that meant he had to give up his career and dream as a semi-professional footballer. His family life disintegrated and his wife took custody of their children. He has suffered both physical and psychological damage. His mobility is limited and he has been moved into a council bungalow. His mental health is fragile. He needs a washing machine to try to improve his independence and having clean clothes would make a difference to his quality of life. Please could you help us buy a washing machine for this young man?
B was referred by her doctor, concerned about her mental health caused by debt. B met us and told how after a couple of tragic relationships she'd lived for her work in the care sector but when she found one of her clients dead her world turned upside down and she could no longer work, it brought up bad memories from the past. She got into debt because she stuck her head in the sand and became a recluse, wanting to give up. She has recently started to recover from this trauma but is struggling with her debt. A debt relief order would help her in this fresh start.
M lives with her husband and 5 children. They are dependent on benefits due to ill health and they have struggled to pay their bills. The family is being threatened with eviction and urgently need to be able to take control of their finances. M is now getting money advice and we believe a Debt Relief Order is the best option to help her to clear her debts. This would help her to be able to afford to pay her ongoing bills and make a fresh start.
A family we are working with are finding life very challenging. Mum has a child who has severe additional needs. We have arranged for some therapeutic support and it has been recommended that her daughter would really benefit from some specialised sensory equipment and light changing lamps. Would you be willing to contribute to these costly items which will be of huge benefit to this family?
This lady has very complex mental health issues. She was living with her elderly mum and was required to move out due to an eviction notice being served when rules within sheltered housing were altered. We are currently working with her family to support her. Due to the issues this lady is facing support with temporary accommodation would be a real blessing to her. She is keen to work with us and other services to help move on to the next stage in her journey.
M is a father of three who struggles with serious mental health issues. He was in a well paid job but had to give up work when he suffered a breakdown. The family income dropped sharply - they were no longer able to keep on top of their finances and got into debt. M now has bailiffs threatening him but cannot afford to pay them. This is really adding to his anxiety and he is struggling to cope. A Debt Relief Order would clear his debts and be a huge weight off of his shoulders.
This gentleman, CD, is in desperate need of a specialised hybrid mattress as he suffers from Lupus. He is in a lot of pain for the majority of time and is confined to bed for days at a time. This type of bed will support his joints and muscles and will be of enormous help to him and make a huge difference to his health. If you can offer assistance CD will be extremely grateful. Thank you.
D has periodontitis, a rare disease that causes his teeth to fall out. He had an operation before the first lockdown, which was not covered by the NHS and incredibly expensive, to prevent tooth loss. He lost both his jobs during the first lockdown, so he could not afford the follow up sessions and has now lost a considerable amount of teeth. D's reduced income also means he has built up debts, and he desperately wants a DRO so he can have a fresh start after a really tough time. Please could you help D?
D and her partner have three children and are really struggling financially as we head into winter. She has had cancer and is awaiting another important operation. Her partner suffers from epilepsy and, due to having regular fits, is unable to work. They are not managing with their gas and electric bill because of the price increase. Any support you can offer would hugely help their wellbeing.
We are supporting a lady who suffers from bone cancer and she's struggling to cope with a low income. She lives alone with very few essentials to provide comfort. She does not have a bed and is sleeping on a sofa which is causing a lot of pain due to her health conditions. She struggles to afford necessities like heating and food. She has expressed how much a bed would make such a difference and enable her to rest properly and sleep without being in pain.
C is in substandard housing which is having an impact on her mental health, meaning that her health worker has had to increase her medication. She doesn't have internet access at home and her current phone cannot connect to the internet. A new phone would enable her to access and bid for new housing accommodation, as well as accessing her GP online prescription. This would increase her chances of securing better accommodation and therefore improving her mental health.
M was recently given a king size bed base, but her mattress is old. She suffers with back problems and depression and anxiety, and she spends a lot of her down days in bed, so we would like to help her get a new mattress for her bed. M cannot afford to replace the mattress as she has so little disposable income and only just manages their living expenses. She would be so grateful for any help.
This young girl is working well with her counsellor and has opened up as to why she self-harms. She is a gentle child but has acute shyness and anxiety, so much so that she struggles to leave her Mum at the gate and this is causing her to not want to attend school. The counsellor would really like to work on helping her with her self-esteem, to be able to feel confident in herself. Can we help her to achieve this so her future becomes brighter? Thank you.
M is working well with his counsellor and he feels that they are making a big difference to the way he handles his high anxiety. As a young man, he was brutally beaten, and this has had lasting issues which have spilled over into his marriage and his family. At the outset, he feared for the safety of his wife and children. As such good progress is being made, please can we help with the cost for him to continue the counselling?
Through many weeks and months of counselling S is making good progress with his issues of PTSD following Domestic Abuse. He still has unsolved issues but the counsellor is confident that these can be addressed in his final sessions. They are really pleased with his progress and he appreciates all the help he is being given through Acts 435 and the counsellor in charge of his case. Can we get this man over his final hurdle? Thank you.
D has been in hospital with severe mental health issues after struggling with addiction and is coming home in a few days. He has run up a huge bill with his dealers and is struggling to cope, he is losing his hair and not eating properly. We would like to put his gas and electric on so he can cook and wash. We know feeling cared about will help him.
M is a lady in poor health. She has debts that have been following her around for years and not been dealt with. We have spent a lot of time tracking down her debts and we are in a position now to do a Debt Relief Order for her, but she has no spare money as she is on basic Universal Credit. Please could you help?
DA just moved to property and would like support to get a rug to sleep on and some bedding. He has back and heart issues, and he has previously been sleeping on carpet as it makes him feel better and pain free. The house has been moved to is laminate floor, while the previous one was carpet so he didn't have to have a rug. He is living on benefits so has no spare income for such items; your support will be greatly appreciated.
We are working on behalf of a lady on a low income. She is moving into a new rented flat but she needs a cooker. She suffers with ill health and is struggling to make ends meet on benefits. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
D. has just moved to a new home and has no gas, electricity or furniture. Her support workers have sorted out gas and electricity for her but wonder if Acts 435 would be able to help her get a settee for her lounge. D. lives alone and has mental health issues such that she needs support.
R is 60 years of age, receiving Universal Credit and lives on her own. She suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. The recent windy weather has blown part of her fence down and she does not have the money to replace it. She is feeling very vulnerable and it would be a great relief to her to get the fence mended.
This lady is currently bed bound having suffered significant injuries after being hit by a car 3 weeks ago. She has had an operation to have a steel rod fitted from her waist to her pelvis and also has a broken leg. I visited her yesterday in her home and she is on a mattress with springs protruding from it, which is clearly not fit for purpose. A double bed would be more practical to give her sufficient space and comfort whilst confined to bed and will help to aid her recovery
J is a single mother to 2 children. She has lots of crippling health issues including scoliosis, depression, anxiety, stressed bladder incontinence, and neuralgia. She is unable to work but was refused Personal Independence Payment (PIP) last year. PIP admitted that her refusal was a mistake, and informed her that her application would be reconsidered. Over 1 year later, PIP have still not come to a decision on her application. She is really struggling to support her children on such a low income. Please help J feed her kids.
L has requested help to buy a second hand mobility scooter. She is a single mother to 4 boys all in nursery or primary school and she needs help to get them to get around. L has a bone disorder and finds walking incredibly painful and is not able to walk very far at all. She is in receipt of universal credits and personal independent payment benefit but will struggle to pay in full herself. If you are able to help this family I know she would be grateful.
E has been suffering with depression and anxiety following the death of her partner who she nursed through cancer. E is working with Christians Against Poverty and their advice is for a Debt Relief Order to help her find freedom from unmanageable debt. It would take E a long time to save this money so would really help if it could be paid for her.
This gentleman and his family are struggling to make ends meet due to a low income. He suffers from depression and his wife has breast cancer, his daughter suffers from epilepsy. His son is working but receives a low wage. Their cooker has broken and they have no spare money to buy one. Please could you help by donating £150 to enable them to buy a second hand cooker? Thank you.