E is a single parent of a 17-year-old. E is registered disabled and in receipt of carer assistance, with a number of medical conditions. These include mental health, epilepsy, osteoarthritis and impaired mobility. Their accommodation suffered damage due to a water leak and flooding, and her bedding and rug can't be salvaged. E would be so grateful to replace these items, especially as winter approaches, as they will provide warmth for her home.
S has an urgent utility bill that he needs to pay. He receives Universal Credit, but is having deductions because of a previous over payment. S has multiple health problems and is struggling to pay bills which is causing significant anxiety and stress. Any help to pay this bill would make a huge difference to him.
C and her husband have two young sons. Her car has broken down and her family rely on the car for health reasons as she has ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and therefore a lot of appointments to travel to. Their budget is tight. The family have engaged with our services but this has knocked them back as their resources are unable to cover this unexpected expense, and they can't afford to replace the vehicle. Please help us bless this family.
This 58 year old woman is currently unable to work. She is suffering from severe dizziness, vertigo and headaches and is undergoing tests to determine the cause. Over several years she has accrued debts of £6000. She was managing this when working but now that she is in receipt of Universal Credit she cannot afford her minimum repayments, and her creditors are chasing her which is making her extremely stressed. A money adviser has recommended a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the fee. I hope you can help.
After two years of trying to engage with us, T has finally overcome some of her mental health issues and walked through our doors. T is a single mum of 3 children and she has struggled for years with debt she's not been able to handle. She now receives Universal Credit but 40% is deducted before she even sees it. It breaks her heart to use food banks, and she often goes without for her children. Getting a Debt Relief Order would get rid of debt which is crippling her and give her a brighter future.
This woman has been in a long abusive relationship and has spent years in fear. She has been abused both physically and emotionally, and has left her home, job and all her belongings as she could not take it anymore. She is in urgent need of counselling to help her get through the life she has endured and find her self-worth again.
This client has ongoing health needs and is also a carer to her son who has a diagnosis of autism. She has recently moved into a new place, and has had to furnish the entire home. She has bought most of the new items she needs, but requires assistance to purchase an under the counter freezer.
C is a single gentleman living on his own. He is unable to work due to a skin condition which stops him going out in any kind of sunlight. This is so severe that in the Summer he has to have his skin completely covered including his head and face. Over the years he has not been able to pay off his debts and they are now causing him a lot of stress and anxiety. This has an effect on his health as well, as it is making his skin become irritated and inflamed. Being able to clear his debts would really improve his standard of living.
A is suffering from osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vascular dementia. He and his wife are in debt and have moved into a house on our estate that they cannot furnish properly. They have also had to use the local food bank when they have had no food in their home. They have recently acquired a mini cooker, but it would be tremendously helpful to have a reliable washing machine and not to have to rely on a kindly neighbour to do their washing for them.
K's son became very ill and spent a long period in hospital. The family were running their own business but had to take so much time out supporting the ill child and his two siblings that the business folded. This has left them with some debts. The family are trying really hard to get on top of things but amidst it all K still needs help with a new pair of glasses which they just cannot afford to buy.
This hard working mum with fibromyalgia is struggling with debts after the death of her mother and the related funeral costs. She is is looking to improve her home conditions for herself and her son and needs help to purchase paint. This would make such a difference to their home and lives.
J lives with her partner who has been sanctioned for 9 months for missing an appointment, so they are now both living on just her Universal credit. J has eczema, which means she has to wash her bedding often, as her skin cracks and bleeds. Her washing machine has broken and she has been trying to go to the launderette, but this is working out to be very expensive especially as she has to go a few times a week. Please can you help to buy a second hand washer for her? Thank you.
P is a single woman living alone and she works part-time at a local hospital. She claims Universal Credit to top-up her low income. It costs her £60 per month to travel to work and she is struggling financially as she is receiving several deductions from benefits. We have contacted Universal Credit to get the deductions reduced but this will take one month. P has multiple health problems but felt forced to return to work to survive and would be grateful for any help you can provide.
A has poor health with arthritis in her hips, depression and also a mild learning disability. She was previously living with her son, but he recently started a new relationship and moved without warning, making his Mum homeless. It then came to light that she had been financially abused by her son, who had been taking her pension money and getting loans in her name. She now has her own flat but has only basic furniture and no bed. She is sleeping on a sofa but this is making her hips worse.
This single Mum, with a sixteen year old disabled son, has had to stop working due to mental health issues. There has been a delay in getting her Limited Capacity For Work Payments and as a result she has got into debt and can't pay her water company bills. Please could you help to clear her water bill arrears?
D is a Christians Against Poverty client and is working with them to sort out her debts. She has recently had surgery and now needs to build her muscles again before further post-op surgery. She is booked in for aqua aerobics but needs a swimming costume that will fit her altered body shape. Please consider making a donation so she can continue on her road to recovery. Thank you
K is a single person living alone in rented accommodation, since her parents passed away. She finished work six months ago due to ill health and is currently housebound and receiving regular visits from a mental health team. As K is now claiming Universal Credit, she is on a low income and is struggling to afford to top up her pay-as-you-go gas and electricity meters, especially with the weather getting colder and nights getting darker.
E is a really poorly lady and a mum of one. She is also crippled by debt, which is adding to her anxiety and aggravating her illness - some days she cannot get out of bed. She cannot see an end to her problems and is worried about her child. Getting a Debt Relief Order would help her to get rid of the debts that she has no hope of paying, and give her a future to look forward to. She has no one to turn to for help - can you help?
K is a lovely young lady with mental health problems who got into debt when an ex partner took out credit in her name which she knew nothing about. When she moved in with a new partner they were both unwell and were unable to pay the rent so got into more debt. Having recently lost both parents, she is now living on her own and decided to come to Christians Against Poverty to get help for her debt. Your donation to a Debt Relief Order would help her mental health and help make a fresh start.
This client is a single older lady who has been going through severe ill health, and because of this has been made redundant at work. She has had three heart operations and has ongoing investigations at a specialist hospital out of the county. She has run up debts on utility bills and is being ordered to pay this back, but isn't able to afford this. She is desperate for living expenses as well as trying to pay off her debts. Stress exacerbates her condition, please will you help her?
A is a 50 year old man who has spent his life working to help others. Unfortunately he has been hit by ill health (so cannot work at the moment) and has no savings. He has moved into a small one bedroom flat and needs a second hand sofa and washing machine. Please help this man who feels down on his luck at the moment.
Due to ill health I have not been able to work for a while and now rely on benefits. I have also been homeless but recently managed to get my own tenancy. However, I do not have any money to buy a cooker that I desperately need and this is making me more worried and stressed, which is not helping my mental state. If I could get some help from Acts 435 then I would be able to try and gain some more control over my situation. I would also be able to start to cook meals for myself which would help my mental state.
D's mental health began to deteriorate after his mother died when he was 15. He managed to hold down a job from age 16-29 but then lost it after a severe mental health breakdown. Without appropriate support for his mental health, he became suicidal, was sanctioned on Universal Credit and accumulated debts because he couldn't manage his finances at all. He is now getting better support but anxiety about his debts is hindering his recovery. A Debt Relief Order would lift a huge burden and give him a new start.
This 23 year old lady has been diagnosed with an emotionally unstable personality disorder and has been deemed unfit to work. She is expecting a baby but has separated from the father as he was violent towards her and has been charged with assault. She is now living independently for the first time and requires ongoing support from her care worker. She is in need of a washing machine but has no spare income so requires help towards the cost please.
J is a single mum who has struggled for years with anxiety and depression and is living only for her son. She contacted us recently after a visit from bailiffs and was so anxious. This visit has made her realise that she cannot carry on in the state that she is in. We are applying for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start but she has no hope of saving for the fee. J has hope for the future and talks about selling her crafts, which has helped through this dark period. Please help this determined lady.
This gentleman is looking for help with his Debt Relief Order fee. He has poor mental health and is struggling now he is in debt. He has been left with disabilities after contracting hepatitis C. This is also affecting his mental health. A Debt Relief Order will mean he no longer struggles with his debts.
One or our mentees would very much like to ask for some bus fare money. At the moment he is restricted to the house with just a grandparent who has hardly any food or money. He no longer has his mum to look after him. Things are slightly better when he is able to see his friends who are a bus ride away. They help him feel better about what is happening with his family in terms of his sad loss. He is still going to school but is struggling at home and in general. His mentor will budget his fares.