X is working her way out of debt with Christians Against Poverty. Her cooker has broken and she is finding this very difficult as she has severe health problems. Her 8 year old son lives with her. A gift to help buy a secondhand cooker would be a great blessing to them both.
This lady struggles with her mental and physical health, and as a result has struggled to hold down various jobs. She has been waiting for a long time for a suitable bungalow to become available nearer her mum, and this has now been secured in recent weeks. She has saved to cover her removal costs, but is struggling to now equip the property. Could you please help her to fund a washing machine so her new house can become her home? Thank you.
S is a single parent living with her 10 year old son. She is a full-time carer for her elderly father and claims Carers Allowance and Universal Credit. S's son is being assessed for autism and she is struggling to afford a new school uniform and P.E kit for him. S has mental health problems and is under a lot of stress so any help you can provide is appreciated.
D is a gentleman who is receiving Employment Support Allowance and is unable to work due to epilepsy. He is managing to support himself but has no spare money to replace his broken Vacuum Cleaner, which was purchased second hand some years ago. He would be very grateful for any help you can give to enable him to purchase a vacuum. Thank you.
This young couple live in a one bedroom flat. They are living on the breadline and claiming Universal Credit. They both have diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome and the adult male also suffers from ADHD. They really struggle to make ends meet and both are trying to obtain work but seem unable to do so due to their mental health issues. Currently their bed is in a very bad condition and it is causing back pain. They would be very grateful for your help to replace it.
C has been diagnosed with prostate and bladder cancer and is undergoing treatment for this. He has a lot of hospital appointments and is feeling extremely unwell. He rents his home from the Local Authority, and as part of his tenancy he is to maintain his garden ensuring this is tidy at all times. At present, he is struggling to keep on top of this as he is physically not capable to do so. Please will you help this gentleman with the cost of a local gardener who will clean and tidy up his garden for him?
A has recently escaped domestic violence and moved to a completely new area for a fresh start. As a result of her past she suffers with mental ill health which is under investigation. Due to the recent move, she has had to make a new claim for benefits (Universal Credit) and she is not due her first payment until the end of August. She is struggling to meet day to day financial demands which is adding extra stress and anxiety to her every day life. Please help this lady purchase food and electric?
This lady is struggling financially due to having a very low income and having recently lost her job. Her partner has serious mental health issues at night time which has caused her to have extensive sleep deprivation and stress. She would love to be able to purchase a bed to put in another room so that she can regain her strength and be able to cope with her situation. Please can you help? Thank you.
This 47 year old single lady has significant mental health difficulties related to previous trauma. She has just downsized to a smaller property following her children and her partner leaving. She has significant debts as a result of her struggles to manage her money, but is currently trying to address these with the help from a debts advice charity. She is in receipt of benefits as unable to work. She would be very grateful for some funds to help her purchase some basic household appliances for her new home.
My client has previous experienced homelessness and this new tenancy represents a fresh start. We have managed to get other items of furniture however flooring is more difficult to obtain therefore we are asking for your support to help her make her tenancy more homely and warm. Once this has been completed my client will be attending college to complete her level three qualifications and put the difficulties she has had with homelessness and mental health behind her.
J is a single gentleman on Universal Credit. He has £3500 debt and no way of clearing this alone, only to go through a Debt Relief Order (DRO). He is very depressed and we saw him smile for the first time this week when we were able to give him hope to clear his debts! Please can you help by giving the £90 he needs to go forward with the DRO?
This lady struggles to make her benefits last for a month. She has ended up owing people lots of money. This has made her very anxious and depressed. She has some physical and mental health issues which are probably stress-related. A donation via Acts 435 would be a real blessing to her. Please would you help her clear her debts? Thank you.
This client has been living in her current rented accommodation for 25 years now and has never really had any issues, however a new owner has taken over. The client came to us after living with black mould in her property for 6 months, which has started to have an adverse affect on her health. The landlord refused to do anything and the council can't help. This funding would pay for a damp course and a repaint in her living room and help her get back to good health.
G has come to us for debt advice. Following illness and then changes to her benefit she became homeless last year and has been in a bad place. With the help of a local rehousing charity she is getting back on her feet however debts from her past are affecting her future. Getting a debt relief order would allow her to focus on rebuilding her life and get rid of much stress and anxiety about her debts which, at the moment, are out of her control!
This young man lacks confidence and only goes out to attend the gym. This is a lifeline for him as he would stay at home getting depressed without it. Unfortunately he has got into debt with the gym and cannot renew his contract unless he pays off the debt. He receives Universal Credit but gives much of it to the mother of his 2 children so is constantly struggling to provide for himself. His one pleasure is the gym. Please would you help him to continue to attend it. Thank you.
This man is suffering from a number of health problems. He is sometimes able to work but earns very little and doesn't get very much in terms of benefits. He has ended up with a debt issue. He's been pointed to help with benefits and debt and we have helped him with food. We'd like to be able to top up his utilities. This will enable him to focus on getting his benefits sorted as, having been self-employed, it'll take a little while.
M is a lady in her 50's who has been unable to work due to a life limiting chronic cancer diagnosis. She has one teenage son at home and is struggling financially. She would value help towards the purchase of a new bed which she is needing more and more due to tiredness associated with her illness.
This young man lives with some mental issues and lost his last job due to a domineering manager. He has no reasonable clothing for interviews and getting a new job would improve his mental state. A donation will both help him get back into employment and out of money struggles as well as raise his self esteem and confidence.
D is a single mother of two children aged 8 and 2 on Universal Credit. She suffers from mental health issues and has been the victim of domestic violence. Her children have just now moved back in with her, previously they were both living with their grandmother. She has struggled alone with her debt problems, but she has now sought help. She needs a Debt Relief Order because she has substantial debts and a very low income. Can you help?
T is 46 years old and living with his parents having suffered significant mental problems since the failure of his business in 2014. His parents have been supporting his living costs and debt repayments. Having limited capacity to work we have assisted in his application for a Debt Relief Order, as without the continuing pressures of his financial situation it will enable him to have a fresh start and find independent supported accommodation as a first stage to rebuilding his life.
We recently visited a lady of 64 years old who had no heating nor hot water due to a broken boiler. We have managed to get her a grant for new boiler but she has other issues. She owes money to the energy supplier and other organisations after being forced on to long-term sick due to suffering from Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. She has no cooker and no washing machine, therefore we are making this request on her behalf for £120 to purchase a cooker. Many thanks.
C has cancer and requires surgery in another town. There is no hospital transport available so it will cost him £40 to get there and back. Due to his health condition he is unable to work and cannot afford this cost. He would really appreciate any financial help at an already very challenging time for him.
R is a single mother with two sons. Her partner left her due to the stress of their financial difficulties. R decided to seek debt advice and has been advised about a Debt Relief Order. R believes that this is the best solution for her so that she can have a fresh start in life and focus on her young family and essential living costs. The client would benefit greatly from any generous donation towards the fee.
This 36 year old man suffers from severe anxiety and depression which was triggered by the breakdown of a long term relationship. This came at a time when he lost his job and he has been deemed unfit for work ever since. He is reliant upon universal credit and has been unable to maintain his debt repayments which is exacerbating his anxiety. A Debt Relief Order has been recommended by his money adviser but he cannot afford the fee. Your help would give this man an opportunity for a fresh start.
This gentleman has previously been homeless and an addict but he is now clean. As part of his recovery he needs to tackle his debts and he is working with his local Citizens Advice Bureau to do this. Since living on the streets, his life has improved dramatically and he is now ready for a fresh start. He has had help applying for Universal Credit, although he is now struggling to pay the £90 Debt Relief Order fee. He would really appreciate your help. Thank you.
G has had a huge alcohol problem for at least the last 10 years. Many services have tried to help him over the years and he is now at a place where he wants help. We are helping him deal with his debts again and a Debt Relief Order would free him from £10,000 worth of debt. He will then just be left with a court fine to pay. He broke down crying at the thought we would help him again. This is a testimony of God at work in this man's life and we're excited to be able to help him again.
C has 2 young children at primary school. She was working until the start of the summer, when she lost her job due to county council funding cuts. She was then diagnosed with early stage cancer, has had surgery and needs some further treatment. She has been unable to look for another job due to her illness but is hopeful to return to part time work in the Autumn. As a result of this money is tight, so she needs help with the cost of new sweatshirts for her children for school in September.
LR has been diagnosed with fused vertebrae, which cause him pain. He has been advised to buy a new bed, whilst he waits for an operation to correct this disability, but cannot afford one. He has asked for a loan at the job centre but because he is already paying back an advance they have said he doesn't qualify for a loan. Sadly he is waking many times during the night as he is in pain. Please can you help him to buy a new mattress and bed base? Thank you.
A. is currently being taken through an insolvency process with Christians Against Poverty. Finances are extremely limited due to his low income relating to serious health issues. He has a wife and four children. He urgently needs a passport, as it is the appropriate ID required to open up a basic bank account. The account that he currently uses charges a monthly fee plus a £3 charge for every cash withdrawal- an expense that they cannot afford. The cost of a new passport is £85.50.
MS has accumulated debts and is currently on a very low rate of benefits. She also has mental health problems and is unable to access employment. She needs to apply for a Debt Relief Order but cant afford the fee. She is being supported by the Keyring Charity.
S has urgent bills that he needs to pay, particularly a water bill which has been passed on to a debt enforcement agency and which is causing considerable stress. He has health problems which prevent him from working and he is in receipt of Universal Credit. Your support in clearing these debts will help S get on an even keel and take pressure off him.
A came to us in a very distressed state. She has been working but had some time off after being ill. As a result some debts have accrued and we have tried to support as best we can but it's very obvious the best way forward is to apply for a debt relief order (DRO) which costs £90.
This family of four have been transferred to universal credit, and hit by the subsequent delay in receiving their first payment, after sudden illness. L has always worked but she is now struggling now to make ends meet. She is being supported by the church and also the police, as she was stabbed and badly hurt while protecting her mother from angry neighbours. She has spent a lot of time off work because of this and suffers from panic attacks, but is now back in work even if only a few hours a week. She would be very grateful for your help with her gas and electric bill at this difficult time.
C is currently on sick leave for 13 weeks for severe depression and awaiting an operation for Crohn’s Disease. Periods of hospitalisation over recent years has put the family behind financially. The stress caused by financial pressure contributes to debilitating bouts of Crohn’s, creating a cycle of stress and pain. C's wife and two young children are also being affected. C has already secured £28 towards his Council Tax bill of £128. Help towards paying this bill will lift the pressure.
This young mother of a 6-month-old baby was working, but her maternity pay has now stopped. While she's waiting for Universal Credit she can't afford the special (very expensive) anti-reflux milk her baby needs. The cost of this is £150 per month. This request is for 10x 800g packs to last a few weeks. This is obviously crucial to the health of the baby and so will make a huge difference to the mother and her baby.