R has had to stop work due to ill health. She usually manages quite well and is able to pay the monthly rental on a washing machine. However, now she is waiting for her new benefit (Universal Credit) to come through she finds herself unable to manage and will need to send the washing machine back as she cannot afford to rent it. We would love to be able to buy her a new machine of her own.
D needs some support in clearing her back garden before the winter sets in. Mum and daughter have Di-George syndrome which compromises their immune system. Mum also has a leaking valve and is awaiting feedback from the hospital about her heart. Mum needs a small skip to clear items in her back garden. We are requesting £150 towards a skip for the garden to be cleared.
K is suffering with a hereditary back problem and has had 5 surgeries in total; 2 of these surgeries were within the last 12 weeks. This has impacted on her mental and physical health. She has disclosed that she has deep-rooted issues based upon her childhood. After discussion, we believe counselling from Vital Connexions would be beneficial and request £80 for the supervision support for the counsellor.
A suffered from poor mental health. His home was in total disrepair and his landlord didn't do any repairs, which caused his mental health to decline further to the point he was admitted to hospital. During his stay, his landlord died and his tenancy was ended. A was unable to get any of his belongings back from the property. He has now secured a new flat and is ready to leave hospital, but has no furniture. A bed and cooker would really help him to begin rebuilding his life.
This single mum has 2 children and she has several health issues, which existed prior to her contracting Covid-19 earlier this year. They have recently moved and mum is particularly struggling to have meals without a table. Could you help to fund a tall dining table for mum to help with mealtimes as she makes a slow recovery from the effects of the virus? Thank you so much.
This young man is now opening up fully to his counsellor and is moving forward in a positive way, however, there is still some unchartered territory to investigate so if you could help with this he would be very grateful. Thank you.
Through previous counselling this young child is being helped with bullying at her new school. This, together with witnessing her brother self-harming has given her bouts of severe anxiety. In her previous school she was a popular child, but finds her current situation unbearable. If we can help her finish her treatment she will be stronger to cope with the obscene practice of bullying. Thank you.
This lady is seeing progress as she deals with 50 years of an abusive marriage. She had to relocate because of the abuse to her and her 2 children. She has no support from family members or friends, and is very much isolated as she deals with her past. Thank you for the help you have already given, and I pray we can help her to continue her treatment.
The counselling this lady is receiving is making a big difference in her life as she addresses her traumas. She fled an abusive marriage, and this coupled with being severely abused as a child has led her to seek help. Her other diagnoses of PTSD and OCD only exacerbate her problems. Further sessions are required so can we help her fully recover? Thank you.
Safe Families is supporting a dad with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. Dad has recently had to stop working to due his health. Their cooker isn’t reliable or safe and keeps tripping the electricity for the house. It would make a huge difference to this family if you could help towards the installation of a new electric cooker.
Our client's mental health has deteriorated and he is staying in the house. As a victim of human trafficking he has used the gym as a coping mechanism. He is currently seeking refugee status with the home office, but he is unable to find employment therefore he can not afford a gym membership. He is athletic and loves sport. The gym will help give routine to his days, improve his mental health and improve his sleeping.
V is a single man with physical and mental health problems who is constantly on the verge of distress. His social support from friends seems to have fallen away during the pandemic, and he needs more mental health and social support than is currently available. His debts have built up during this period and cannot be repaid from his income. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only way forward, and V would be very grateful for a kind donation for the fee.
D is unable to work due to physical and mental health problems. Her Personal Independence Payment has been withdrawn, and, while Citizens Advice are helping her through the lengthy process of an appeal, D is struggling with this reduced income. She also has costs associated with her health needs, contributing to the build-up of her debts. A Debt Relief Order would clear these, as well as alleviating the worries on her mind. D can't afford the fee and would really appreciate help with this.
One of our phone befrienders has been speaking to K, she is in a very bad way and the final straw for her was that her washing machine blew up and caught fire. She is awaiting a whole tranche of hospital tests and trying to deal with a son who is using substances and she really needs a washing machine particularly because of the nature of her illness. K is looking to your kind generosity to help her out at the difficult time. Thank you.
This client is a widow who lives alone, she has a range of health conditions including bronchiectasis, asthma, arthritis and high blood pressure. This requires her to self isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic as she is highly vulnerable. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and some income from her husband's pension, but her income is still low and she is struggling to make ends meet. She lives in an area of high rates of anti social behaviour which is making her feel more isolated.
Z is a full time carer for a severely disabled household member with spinal problems, bladder cancer and a stoma bag, whose condition generates an excessive amount of linen and clothing which need to be washed. The household is dependent upon benefits. With the onset of winter £150 is urgently needed to assist with the purchase of a tumble dryer to replace a failed and life expired machine.
M is single, very vulnerable and suffers from severe mental health issues and anxiety. She is unable to go out of the house and has lost motivation to look after herself. She receives Universal Credit but is struggling financially and getting behind with her bills. She gets very tired and confused as she suffers from insomnia. The bedding she has is in a poor state, she has no pillows and her duvet is torn. She would be grateful for help to buy new bedding. This will hopefully help her to sleep better and improve her overall well-being.
A single mum of two young children has a history of back pain and poor mental health. She has been sleeping on a sofa bed which has been making both worse. Recently she has been given a bed frame and is now in need of a mattress. This will help her sleep better and prevent her back pain flaring up again.
This mum of two children aged 9 and 12 has had a terrible time for the last 2 years. She has suffered from serious mental health issues which culminated in having to leave her home and all her possessions and move with her children to stay with her sister in another town. She has now accessed support and advice from her local church and has been given a house. However she has only basic furniture and no carpets at all. With winter approaching she would be so grateful for help to buy these.
Please can you help K who is a 50 year old woman with a teenage daughter. She has left an abusive marriage after 20+ years and has no financial support from her husband and is therefore dependent upon minimal benefits. She suffers from arthritis and struggles to walk into town for shopping etc. She cannot afford to pay for taxis. She has been advised that she would find it easier to cycle and therefore wants to buy a bicycle (preferably electric) or tricycle to enable her to do this more easily. She feels the exercise will also improve her mental health which has been affected by her situation.
S had a breakdown last year following a family bereavement and the ill health of his daughter. He is trying to rebuild his life but is not yet able to return to work. His washing machine just broke down, flooding his kitchen, and he doesn't know where to turn for help to replace it. He's just started working with Christians Against Poverty to resolve his financial situation. Would you help bless him at this difficult time?
We have been supporting a struggling Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client with weekly food bags for months and recently the electrics went in her house. The cause was the freezer defrosting and leaking. The client struggles with bipolar and this intermittent problem is causing distress. We have sourced a local second hand fridge/freezer for her as she has had no power downstairs in her house all week. This should resolve the power problem and wasted food, plus help her mental health issues.
Z has been in a violent relationship and is now rehoused and safe. The debts in her name were secured by her ex partner but she cannot prove that without him knowing where she is. So a Debt Relief Order will clear the burden of these debts that tie her to the past but she cannot afford the fee. Help in this matter will greatly improve her mental ill health and ensure the past will not come back in the future. Her support team are confident she has a safe future ahead.
We are working with a lovely mum who has various health issues and her children are experiencing emotional problems. She was a victim of domestic abuse, which left her in hospital. She has not discussed this since the incident occurred. We believe counselling from Vital Connexions would be beneficial and request £80 for the supervision support for the counsellor.
This client has suffered from schizophrenia and depression for 30 years dating back to when he was bullied at work. He has since been in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance. He keeps himself to himself, enjoying the company of his pets. He recently pulled the emergency cord in his home by accident so was visited by his housing officer who found that he has no washing machine. He is doing all of his laundry by hand as there is no launderette nearby. Your help would be most appreciated.
A young mum of 3 has left the father of her children following ongoing emotional and mental abuse. She has also experienced the loss of her mother and a traumatic pregnancy leading to PTSD. She is rebuilding her life and is hoping to access counselling to help her to do this. Our service have referred her for 1:1 counselling but it requires a one off payment of £80. Being able to offer this to this mum would be a big step to helping her move forward and to be the best mum she can be.
K was in hospital for some time, she has now been discharged but has to take daily medication and have physio. She has moved into a flat as her previous home was too big for her to cope with. She has some furniture from her previous property but some of it is broken. Sadly she has no savings and is just on a basic pension, so she cannot afford to buy a new sofa or counter top cooker, which she needs. Please help her if you can, having these items will make her new flat feel more like her home.
K has respiratory problems and chronic back pain. He also suffers from depression, anxiety and a personality disorder. Recently, when his health worsened, his benefits were reviewed and he was left £120 per month worse off. His support worker is helping him to appeal, but the process will take 8 weeks. In the meantime, his bills are mounting up. Currently he has no gas for heating and he fears his home is at risk as he cannot cover his rent. Help with these costs would be much appreciated and would help relieve the pressure he is under.
J is trying to get his life together since it took a difficult turn due to mental health issues and circumstances. He has worked with Teen Challenge, a rehabilitation charity and continues to be supported by them. On a very low income, he is unable to replace furniture which has become unusable. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
This lady suffered sexual abuse as a child and has kept the fact a secret until now. She struggles to cope with relationships and feels she doesn't want to live anymore. She is seeking professional help as she has no one to confide in. She is desperate to release this burden of her past, so she can have a future. Are you able to do that for her? Thank you.
This young lady has recently suffered a miscarriage. She is grieving the loss of her baby, and at the same time struggling to cope with her sister's pending delivery of her child. She is seeking urgent help as she has been left with very little self-worth and has low self-esteem. Can we help her soon? Thank you.
B has a variety of mental and physical health problems to deal with including personality disorder and COPD. He has had many family bereavements to deal with in his life and so has no family support to fall back on. However he is now very keen to turn his life around. Unfortunately his fridge is not working and needs to be replaced. He is struggling to eat well and the strain of having to shop daily and not store anything is wearing on him. Please can can you help?
Our client was referred to us as he had been sleeping rough for a few nights outside a Citizens Advice centre having moved cities to find work. Our client has severe mental health issues and needs a lot of support. Our client needs to stay in emergency accommodation for a few nights whilst we find more suitable accommodation for him. He also doesn't have a mobile phone so we will need to provide him with one so that we and other appropriate organisations can keep in contact with him.