This is a single lady who is a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client. She is working part time but has been off sick recently and has only just gone back to work. CAP are working with her to help manage her finances which have deteriorated due to being off work. She has eye problems, with one eye being particularly bad, and needs tinted varifocal glasses. Any support gratefully received to reduce this eye problem.
J lost his job earlier this year due to depression and anxiety. He is really ill at the moment and doesn't often leave his home, however he's being supported by a local charity who have visited J and found his home to be very cold and damp. His boiler has broken and his solution to the cold is the stay under his eiderdown and use hot water bottles. Please can you help this vulnerable man get his boiler repaired.
This young man has moved into the area with no family to help. He has had a stroke and is desperate to get more mobile and keep his muscles working. The pass would also help him to be around other people and not be isolated as he feels now.
P had an accident in 1997 while working in a forest. A horse fell on him and severley damaged his leg. He has struggled since then and now his leg has ulcerated and his doctor has advised him not to work until it is healed. I have seen the doctor's letter. He wants to and needs to work but can manage part time only. His phone is essential to hear from possible employers. He lives on a barge with electric heating which is needed this time of year. A genuine man who is down on his luck.
C has had a difficult past and has suffered mental health problems. She finds herself in a financial position where she cannot afford to repay her debts and has sought help with these. She could apply for a Debt Relief order but she is unable to fund the fee for this due to her low income. If she were able to be debt free this would help her mental health and she would be able to move on with her life.
Our client is ill and unemployed. She hasn't got much money left after paying rent arrears, a crisis loan, gas bill arrears and electric. She will soon pay off all these arrears but needs help with £80 to buy enough food and pay for gas to have enough heating.
K is a single person living alone in rented accommodation and he claims Employment and Support Allowance as his sole income. K's Personal Independence Payment has stopped and he is appealing the decision-this has led to a large reduction in income and a small debt has built up on his gas and electricity account. We are helping K to budget for his consumption to prevent the debt getting larger, but he is struggling to afford extra payments to clear the debt.
K is a single mother who has recently had major back surgery with complications resulting in reduced mobility and stopping work. As a consequence the condition of the house has deteriorated with the beginnings of a hoarding issue. She is working with the local area coordinator and has now agreed to get a skip to facilitate clearing some stuff. Two of her 3 teenage children have health issues and she has cared for them up till now. If things continue as they are she is at risk of eviction.
H is a single mother who struggles with mental illness. She has been working well with Christians Against Poverty since her daughter went to live with her mother. She is receiving benefits but also working as she wants to earn her own money, but she has had benefit delays resulting in an erratic low income. She is distressed that she cannot afford to buy her daughter birthday presents as she wants as her income goes on repaying debts, rent, household expenses. H is so grateful of any support.
A lady with poor physical health needs coverings for her windows as she has recently moved from supported accommodation into an unfurnished property. She recently had an operation to have her spleen removed and has pancreatitis. Please can you help?
Mr M from Weston super Mare would appreciate help with his Debt Relief Order fee. The paying of this fee will mean he can get out of debt and look forward to a fresh start. He has always worked but had to give up due to chronic arthritis. He has got into debt after having to give up work due to ill health. Thank you.
This young asylum seeker is struggling with isolation and depression. He went through so much to get here, he had to flee for his life. A gym pass would help him to socialise and would help with his mental illness. He is helping at church at the moment.
Our client lives with his partner and her 3 children. They are on benefits as he is disabled with mobility problems. They need a fridge freezer as their old one has broken down- both parts of it have broken. They would be happy with a reconditioned one. This amount would also cover the delivery.
G is a single woman with numerous health concerns. She is currently off work sick and is on benefits. She is also paying back some debts and is struggling to afford the costs of daily living. G needs a new sofa as her current one is broken, but she cannot afford to buy a new one.
K has suffered from stomach illness most of her life, and is forced to spend a lot of time in bed. She lives with her husband in a single bedroom bungalow and has to sleep in the lounge so that her husband can get some sleep. At present she sleeps on a camping bed and this is causing further problems with her back and legs. K and her husband are saving to buy an orthopaedic bed. These beds are expensive and any help you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.
Our client is struggling significantly; she is looking at undergoing a Debt Relief Order but hasn't had any gas or electric for some time. She is also not eating due to not having the money to buy food. This request is for 120.00 so we can top up her gas, electric and get her a food shop delivered.
V came from an abusive background. Struggling with mental health all her life, she shut herself off from the world and the debts mounted. V is now with Christians Against Poverty and is working hard to change her situation. She is getting help for issues with alcohol and self harm. She is grateful for the help she has already received and is enjoying church. She is looking forward to a time when she does not hide upstairs from the bailiffs, a debt relief order would help her get there.
M struggles with many complex mental & physical health issues after having a stroke. He feels very isolated and struggles to eat as he often chokes. Consequently he exists mostly on nutrition shakes but these are costly and having an impact on the couple's budget.
K lives alone and suffers from a number of physical health problems. She lives in rented accommodation however the local authority have recently deemed the house inhabitable due to the roof beginning to collapse. She has managed to find a new property however due to a low income she cant afford the removal costs. Please help this young lady with costs towards moving her belongings into a safe and appropriate property.
R is a single man awaiting to go to rehab to deal with his alcohol issues. He is desperate to deal with his debts before he goes away so he can concentrate all his efforts on his issues. Please consider helping him to become debt free and released from the chains of debt so he can move forward with his life.
Christians Against Poverty are supporting a gentleman with multiple health problems. He struggles to get around and wants to remain independent. We would like to raise money to purchase him a walking frame that will enable him to continue to get out to do his shopping etc. It will increase his confidence in going out and keep him independent. He has extremely limited finances as we explore his options to get debt free. He has no family or friends to support him.
S and her husband are working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out their debt situation. They have recently moved to Exeter, and gave away 2 dogs as they'd been told they couldn't house them in the new place. However, on arrival in Exeter they've found they can have a dog. S lives with a range of mental health conditions, and doesn't leave the house and a dog would be a real boost to her state of mind. It has to be a poodle or chihuahua, as their son has severe allergies.