T is a single mum with 4 children who is struggling to cope financially and suffers with bi-polar disorder. Her eldest son in his early twenties also suffers with severe mental health issues. He has recently moved back in with her, but he has to sleep on the sofa as she only has a 3 bedroom house. A sofa bed would help the family to cope with this difficult situation and enable her son to get the sleep he needs.
Harry is a former SAS soldier born in 1939. His wife died of cancer many years ago and living with a friend. Hip operation went wrong last year & having to pay for taxis which leaves him with no spare cash/savings. Also got skin cancer and worried as going to operate to remove affected parts. His last surviving relative (brother) lives in Londonderery, Northern Ireland and has not seen him for many years. Would like to visit him whilst he still can travel and requesting help with fares.
A 28 year old man from Sudan arrived in the UK in 2015. He applied for asylum after political unrest in Sudan and after being beaten up by officials in prison. Unfortunately, his asylum claim in the UK has not been successful and as a result he is not allowed to work or claim benefits and is destitute. However, on top of all this, he is being tested for cancer and has to pay for all his treatment. He has had 2 operations already and needs help to pay medical fees that are being charged.
Miss I suffers from a number of chronic health conditions and has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (blood cancer). Her health means that she cannot work and is on a low income. Her cooker has broken. At the moment she is 'eating a lot of cereal'. Could you please provide £80 for a cooker so that she can have hot food.
This man was desperate for money to pay for a travel fare from Cornwall to London so that he could go and support his sister who has MS. She had just had a fall and he wanted to go and support her.
S is a lone parent whose debts have increased as a result of relationship breakdown and mental illness (Anxiety attacks and depression). An enforced reduction in his working hours has worsened his situation. S is very keen to deal with his debts and has come to Christians Against Poverty for help. He needs to find £90 to pay the Insolvency Service fee for a Debt Relief Order. In his current position there is no way that he can save for this so he would be very grateful for any help. Thank you
C lives with 5 of her children in the Kirkby. She has a number of health conditions including the terminal illness of COPD and is struggling financially. Due to a previous over payment which she has to be pay back, she has even less money to rely on and is in financial distress. C needs to provide uniforms & PE kits for her two teenage children and this is causing huge anxieties for her which is further impacting upon her health. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
H's husband has had a recurrence of cancer and stopped work for a few months. She has a night shift caring job to try and fill the gap, but they literally can't afford the rent on their house and bills at this time, and are looking to move as soon as possible. In the meantime the family (2 kids) is relying on foodbank food and although very grateful for this she tells me they are longing for fresh food and veg. The family have debts which Christians Against Poverty is helping to sort.
This single Dad with a 14-year-old daughter has low part-time income due to health issues. Normally he just about manages but has little for unforeseen expenses. He needs his car for work but it needs some repairs to keep it running. He has a quote of £156.15 for sorting it out and can cover the excess over this request. This will help him ensure he can continue to work and provide for him and his daughter.
Mel is a young lady is in need of a form of ID. She is a mum of a 5 year old and expecting another baby later this year. She is in receipt of Universal credit with her partner who is on long term sick. An ID will enable her to do the family shop and other household chores without the need for her partner to always be doing it, allowing her to be responsible for the running of their home, while giving her partner time and space to rest and improve his health.
Our client is a single mother of 4 young children. Her Father lives in Leicester and has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Our client has no debt, but does not have the financial means to support her father at this time due to high transport and accommodation costs. An approach has been made to MacMillan and some assistance has been given directly to our client's Father, but they are not in a position to assist children of terminally ill patients. Her father has been given 3 months
This client suffers from osteoporosis in her hips and knees, asthma, diabetes and Bi-polar Disorder, so she is in receipt of Employment & Support Allowance. She just about manages to make ends meet but she cannot afford to cover unexpected costs. Her bed frame is broken and the mattress has springs protruding which exacerbates her pain levels. Please can you help towards the cost of a new bed. Many thanks.
G has COPD and was using a fridge that he found in a skip, but that broke last week and he is now struggling as he uses mainly frozen food, which is more affordable for him than fresh. He is in receipt of benefits but has debts that his is paying off at an agreed weekly amount, sadly this means he has no way to save up for a replacement. He would love to have a replacement but would need £120.00 to get a reconditioned one. We hope you can help - Thank you.
M is a Christian man who has been chronically ill for many years with cancer. He has also recently had a brain aneurysm and a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to prolong his life. Due to his ill health and circumstances M has struggled financially and is now keen to try and clear his debts with a debt relief order so that he can rest easy knowing his family will be financially secure.
AV has just moved into a flat, she has been diagnosed with vitamin deficiency and needs to improve her diet. She doesn't have a cooker and has been eating cheap take away meals. She would love to be able to cook in her flat and your help would mean she can get a mini oven and hob.
JE has been diagnosed with diabetes, he has been given daily insulin which ideally should be kept in a fridge. JE doesn't have a fridge and due to direct deductions from his benefits he has no money available to save up and buy one. Hopefully with your help we can get him a small counter to fridge to keep his medication cold. The fridge will also allow him to buy fresh fruit and vegetables that will improve his diet too.