A lovely family who have been working with Christians Against Poverty has been offered a free holiday. They do not have a car and the only way of getting to this break is by train. They would be extremely grateful if you could help towards the cost of transport. In anticipation, thanks so much for your help. God bless.
Peter is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear his debts. He has severe COPD & is unable to walk very far. His washing machine has broken & he is having to ask neighbours if they will do his washing for him. This is obviously a difficult arrangement & he would be so grateful if the money could be raised to buy him a secondhand washing machine. Thank you
A is receiving Employment Support Allowance and the lowest level of Personal Independence Payment due to rheumatoid arthritis. He is finding it hard to manage and is using the Foodbank. He really needs a warm coat, jumper, socks, pants and waterproof trainers.His arthritis flares up if he gets cold. Please can you help him.
B is a leaving care child and following some bad relationships and depression he has got into debt. B is getting better and came to us for help with his finances. It became evident that he had very little money to pay for food and heating and would go without for weeks at a time. B has many skills and support from a local charity and is hoping to get back to work very soon. Help with money for food and heating would mean he could function and give 100% to finding a job.
C lives with a disability -she has severe arthritis and fybromyalgia, and is currently appealing against the decision to stop her disability payment, which is causing her lots of stress. Her oven door is now broken, and its not worthwhile spending out on a repair as the oven is quite old so she's now looking out for a good second hand one. Any help would be greatly appreciated by C. Thank you!
I is a very vulnerable recovered addict. He cannot work due to Epilepsy and Emphysema. He is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance. He has been given a council bungalow but is finding it very hard to manage on ESA. I have referred him to Christians Against Poverty for help. He is very frightened of being made homeless and having to return to the streets among addicts, Can you please help him with essential bills whilst we try and help him manage his low income.
Paul faces eviction, as he's unable to pay his rent arrears. His physical and mental ill health have been difficult to manage, and he has therefore been unable to hold down jobs for very long. His girlfriend has her own disability problems and can't support Paul as much as she would like. Citizens Advice believe that a Debt Relief Order is the only way for Paul to get his finances in order and avoid eviction. He would be very grateful for help with the fee.
Through having to retire early due to ill health, L totally relies on her Pension, currently the bills are piling up and have exceeded her income. Having vet, car repairs and now dental work. This essential and will help prevent further cardiac problems which she has had for the last 5 years
N is working with Transformation CPR Debt Advice Centre to begin to take control of her debt issues which began when her ex-husband racked up debt in her name. She had a breakdown and tried to kill herself. Six months later she took out a loan of £5000 with Omigo Loans which has now increased to £7091, and with her daughter as named guarantor, this is very stressful. N works part-time as a heart condition prevents her doing more hours, and she simply cannot manage. Can you help please?
This 39 year old lady is a single mother who has worked as midwife for the past 7 years. She is currently on sick leave due to the stress of a marriage break down and not being able to maintain her debt repayments. Her son suffers from ADHD and she finds him difficult to cope with alone. She has sought professional money advice and a DRO has been recommended as it would free her from debt worry and aid her return to work. She cannot afford the fee required so your help would be most appreciated.
M is a pregnant mum suffering from SPD (Symphysis pubis dysfunction) and is currently changing over to the Universal Credits system; she has been receiving Job Seeker's but can no longer work due to SPD. M has been managing well making ends meet but due to the 6 week waiting time for UC payment, she has no money left for Gas (cooking) & Electric (heating). M has a 5 year old boy also and would very much appreciate this money to keep her family warm and fed. Thank you.
young woman with a medical condition in need of a cooker to help her as she is now in her own accommodation from social housing instead of private rent
'Luke' and his partner are struggling to heat their home and water. 'Luke' has recently been ill with suspected viral encephalitis (seizures) and is not fully discharged from hospital and is unable to work; and his partner has a long term sickness. They are behind with their rent and electricity. Citizens Advice are helping them manage their income and have been providing food vouchers. Any donations to help this couple with be very much appreciated. Thank you.
S has a garden which is out of hand. She is working with CAP for her debts, but the council are asking her to clear all the rubbish from her garden. She is struggling with poor mental health and this seems an enormous task. It would really help if S could pay the council to remove the rubbish from her garden.
C is working with Christians Against Poverty, but when she moved into her house at the start of the year, she was not aware that her energy supplier had been changed by the housing association. Also, the housing association did not let them know she had moved in. Since then her health has taken a dramatic decline, each day is a struggle to breathe and move. The stress from the outstanding electricity debt is causing her health to deteriorate quicker.
C suffers from severe anxiety, depression and is isolated by her health. Her debts have made her symptoms escalate and now she does not leave the house in case people look at her and know she has debts. She is working with us at Christians Against Poverty and helping to clear her debts with giving her back her freedom, and her home will stop being a prison for her. She is looking forward to taking her grandchildren to the park someday.
D suffered a complete breakdown 2 years ago, and subsequently went on a long spell of depression and suicidal thoughts. Each day is a struggle to keep on top of general life, and he struggles to even keep on top of his flat. His debts have built up and he gets anxiety and panic attacks each day when letter come through the post. He is working with us at Christian Against Poverty, and with his debts being controlled, he is starting to see there is a way forward for him.
N has recently been signed off work due to a torn retina. He lives with his wife and two children and is struggling financially due to the reduction in income. He is expected to be out of work until January 2018 due to this problem. As the household income has lowered, the family are finding it difficult to pay bills and purchase food. Please help this family with living expenses to support until their circumstances and N's health improves.
Recently widowed mum of 2 boys aged 1 & 2, suffering from Bi-polar and consumed with grief following husbands sudden death. Struggling financially due to recent bereavement expenses and benefit delays. There is no local laundrette and mum is finding wet washing too much to deal with at the moment. A drier would be a small step in helping to take some of the burden from her.
Tony has serious health problems and had to stop work. He has used up his savings and finally admits that he can't continue without welfare benefits. Citizens Advice are helping him to apply for these but in the meantime have found out that he can't afford essential food, without which his health will get worse. Citizens Advice believe that £100 to stock his food cupboard will tide him over until he receives benefits, and Tony would be most grateful.
F is a single mum of 2 daughters. Her eldest daughter is very poorly and needs regular visits to hospital in Leeds. Mum sometimes gets helps with lifts but when she has to use public transport gets anxious because she doesn't know where the money will come from and has to do without basic essentials to make sure she gets there. Help with travel costs would mean F wouldn't have to worry about the next trip to the hospital and focus on caring for her daughter. Thank you for any help you can give.
Lee was in well paid physical work until he had an accident and broke 2 vertebrae which left him in a lot of pain and wearing a back support. He is on a low income (Employment Support Allowance) but his financial commitments are high, and creditors have been very persistent. He is working with Christians Against Poverty who have advised a bankruptcy route, but the fee is £680, a tricky one for Lee - happily his mum is able to give some savings to help out. Any contributions much appreciated
A has been working with Christians Against Poverty for several years to clear the families debts. She is a full time carer and on a very low income. Her home (and other neighbours) suffer from damp on the north side. She suffers with COPD and the mould spores cause her great difficulty with her breathing. She would like to be able to use a dehumidifier to relieve the damp in this room, which would improve her health
P and her partner have a great many debts, payments are recovered from her partner's low wages this leaves very little money to pay for rent and food.They have two young children and P suffers from anxiety and depression.They are both working with Debt Advisors to try and manage the little money they have and are hopeful that a Debt Relief Order will enable them to have a new start with finances and lift the heavy burden of debt. Please if you can help they would be very grateful. Thank you