Applicant has difficulty as her DLA has stopped and she has been turned down for the replacement PIP. She has spoken with her named CPN and the Welfare Support Office at the Housing Association. It will take several weeks to sort out; meantime she is £80 in arrears with rent and has £20 utility arrears also. She has a small job cleaning at the local Catholic Church; she would like other work, this is difficult due to mental illness including schizophrenia, depression, panic attacks/anxiety.
S is a single mother recovering from an operation, is a non-driver and is unable to walk her child to school. She works one day a week currently due to health issues and cannot afford the bus fare to ensure her child attends school regularly. Her child has not always had good school attendance and this financial hardship could cause her attendance to deteriorate. Assistance to buy a bus pass will remove this anxiety.
We are seeking help for S who has suffered mental health issues for many years. He wishes to start working under the Supported Permitted Work as a Reiki practitioner but cannot possibly find the funds to purchase a chair which would permit him to set up a mobile practice. His support worker knows this "gift" will not only improve his self esteem and life chances but give him a real purpose in life. Thank you for any help you can offer.
A single mum with severe mental health challenges has been forced to move by an unscrupulous landlord who wishes to raise the rent. Along with her 13 year old son she has moved into a new flat but has no carpets. Her enviroment impacts her mental health significantly and her son's school attendance is then affected by his concern for his Mum. We are hoping to purchase a new carpet for the lady.
G is struggling financially and is a CAP client. His spectacles have no arms and he has not had his eyes tested for 5 years. He needs an eye test and new glasses. Please can we help with this.
T is a single mother with 2 children living on benefits due to ill health, who will be moving from a privately rented house to a council house in the next 2 days. The privately rented house came carpeted the council house does not, with winter coming carpets are a priority for T and her family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J lives in a high rise council flat & has been on benefits for years to due ill health. J has some links with her local church & helps to put together & give out fare share food bags once a week. J's fridge freezer is in urgent need of replacement & any help given would be very much appreciated.
This lady has had a number of health problems which have meant she can't work and has got into debt. She has tried to claim benefits but these have been delayed. As a result she penniless, is being fed by our Foodbank and is facing eviction. She is being supported in her claim by our specialist CAB Advisor but resolving the problems takes time. She is at her wits end and very down. Your help would provide her some hope.
'Cathy' is receiving help to deal with Child Tax Payment overpayments. She has a 17 year old son who is awaiting assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. C suffers from COPD so, on occasions, cannot drive him to college- he is unable to make his way unsupervised so a taxi fund is being built up to pay for a taxi when required.
Florence is living with her 20 year old daughter (student) in rented accommodation and she claims Employment and Support Allowance as her sole income. Florence currently has custody of her two sons but is not claiming the relevant child benefits/tax credits for them as their father previously had custody and is still claiming those benefits pending a custody battle. Florence needs help to purchase a bus pass so she can continue attending a local charity which helps with alcohol addiction
James is in receipt of benefits while living in supported accommodation. He is struggling with anxiety and depression, and has come through other support services prior to our service. As part of his recovery, he is hoping to enroll with a charity providing a specialist mental health service which provides a four day sailing project specifically designed to help people deal with their mental health issues through participation in group counselling while on board.
'S' and her young daughter have to move home at short notice, and need help with moving costs please. The local council do not offer financial help for moving and she is on a very low income. S has also recently been ill in hospital and is still very vulnerable. Please could you donate to help us hire a removal van? Thanks so much.
This 58 year old lady has moved from a homeless hostel to a council flat.She has no household goods and no means of purchasing them as she is dependent upon employment & support allowance. She suffers from depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & osteoarthritis causing her breathing and mobility problems. Hand washing her laundry is too much for her and she is unable to access the launderette due to her poor health. Your help with providing a washing machine would be most appreciated.
Janet is about to be evicted because her landlord wants to sell the flat. She is struggling on a low income and has accrued debts including rent arrears, gas and electric. She also has heart problems which are not helped by the stress of debts and losing her flat. Please would you help her with an Acts 435 donation. Thank you.
The client came to us after being referred by a local resident. He has been homeless for a year, rough sleeping and occasionally sofa surfin. We where able to offer him a room in our supported accomodation but he needs further support. He had a head injury a year ago and now has brain damage which effects his day to day life, he has also been refused leave to remain in the UK even though he has children here. We are now appealing this. The funding would really help with his living costs.