D suffers with mental health, depression and personality disorder. He has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) which effects his every day living. D doesn’t have a washing machine and there is no laundrette in his town. He is a proud man and tries to maintain his appearance. Due to the effects of his medication, D sleeps on his sofa a lot and has a real need to replace his present one. D’s Personal Independence Payment was stopped a year ago, and this is now going to tribunal. D needs help to offer him some dignity and comfort, can you help please?
Our client has mobility issues and wants to attend a church which is around 1.5 miles from her home and this is too far for her to walk. The money is for taxi vouchers whilst she is waiting for an outcome of her benefit application. She is really keen to attend this church and this would help her very much.
This client has been to us for help before when he has been desperate. Recently he came to us again with good news about positive changes in his life, however unfortunately his benefits are still in the process of being sorted and therefore he is struggling once again. He has been suffering for a while with bad mental health, and this debt and lack of income is really taking a toll on his health. Your support would allow him to pay the relevant bills he needs and afford general living expenses until his benefits are sorted.
This client has struggled with Mental Health for years. He has not had much success with medication, but has found that doing exercise and working out has been beneficial as he is able to work out his frustrations and finds it almost meditative. He is on Universal Credit and is unable to pay the full membership for the local gym so is asking for help in paying for it. He feels that the gym would make a great difference to his Mental Health and confidence in general moving forward.
A has only just moved into the area but is already starting to run away from his new home. He has anger issues that involve self-harming, and this in turn has lowered his self-esteem to non-existent. Adding to his problems is the recent death of his Grandmother so he is struggling to cope with his life. Counselling is a priority for this lad.
We have been working with N for some time. He has had a very troubled last few years and his mental health has been badly affected. He seems to be getting back on track but access to regular gym and fitness sessions will make a big impact on his mental state and he'd be so very grateful for any help with this.
This vulnerable young woman has recently been upset by a recent event for which she is seeking counselling. Each visit costs her £15 and with transport charges costs £20 per counselling session. Without support, D would be trapped and paralysed by her anxiety and she would have distress with no outlet, further affecting her mental health and behaviours to the point where she may melt down. She is unable to afford to continue attending her counselling sessions, so your help is much needed.
L was in good health until 2019. However she now has leukemia and end stage renal failure. She wants to move back to her home town of Oldham to be near to her support network of family and friends. However she needs help with the cost of removal. She is living on benefits and has no spare money. She is being supported by the Keyring charity. Could you help her?
C has recently moved into supported living due to a relationship breakdown with her carers and has had to make a new claim for Universal Credit. She has ill mental health. Due to her age, she is only in receipt of the shared room relating to housing costs and this has accrued a small top up of £54. She has also made a claim for Discretionary Housing Payment to help with her housing costs and she is awaiting a reply. Please help this young girl with a small amount to clear her rent arrears.
JC has managed without a washer for 5 years but now is struggling to wash by hand because of dermetitis. She also suffers from fibromyalgia and mental health issues. As a result she has been unable to work for 20years. She is solely reliant on her limited income from employment and support allowance. as she has been caught in the increase in the age when women can draw their state pension
W has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), he lives in a private rented property but the heaters are very expensive to use. The landlord has agreed to change the heaters but this cannot be done for several weeks, and in the meantime the property is very cold and damp. W would like to be able to get a couple of oil filled radiators that he can move from room to room to try and stay warm, until the problem is resolved. Please can you help him?
R is a foodbank client who came to us not expecting any benefits for over a month. He was struggling with his mental health and is getting support with that from the agency that referrde him to us. He requested some help with funds for cooking and heating, which we were happy to be able to give him, to help him keep his house warm and his spirits up through this cold winter weather. A donation to reimburse us for the help we gave him to top up his meters would be a great help to us please.
This client suffers from depression and anxiety and is in receipt of Universal Credit. Since his mental health deteriorated he has been unable to work and over the years he has accrued debts of over £6000 which he can no longer manage. He has sought debt advice and a Debt Relief Order has been recommended as his best option but he cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you can help. Many thanks.
D is a 71 year old man with lung cancer. After falling ill, he became unable to manage his finances and fell into debt. His debts are currently causing him great anxiety. On top of this, he has been given two years to live by his doctor. Any contribution toward the Debt Relief Order fee, to help D live the rest of his life without the stress of debt, would be most welcome. Thank you.
M suffers with epilepsy and mental health problems and is currently unfit for work. While he was working he bought things for his house on credit. Now that he is on benefits he is unable to meet his financial commitments and is heavily in debt. The stress of this is having a detrimental effect on his health and is making his epilepsy worse. He has been advised that a Debt Relief Order is his best option but he cannot afford the fee. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
J was working full time but became ill last year, she lost her job and got into severe debt. She has ongoing debts but is being helped by Citizens Advice to arrange a Debt Relief Order with her creditors. This will cost £90. Once this is in place she will get support to ensure that her bills are paid and that she budgets. Please help her to make the first step by allowing her to pay the £90 fee to set up the Debt Relief Order. Thank you.
J and Y are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They got into debt through the struggles of living on a low income. They live in a small village where a car is essential, but bad luck with cars breaking down pushed them into debt. Y has mental health issues along with their eldest daughter and J struggles to keep on top of their finances. A Debt Relief Order would allow them to get back into a position of control over their finances so they can make a fresh start.
H has been in a domestic abuse situation for the past 13 years. A mother of 2 children she has experienced emotional, financial and physical abuse. Having now left the relationship the custody battle over the children is taking its toll as it has drained her of self-esteem and self-worth. Up to now, H has been self funding, however her finances are dwindling and so she has come to Acts 435 for help to continue her counselling. Can you help give her a fresh start?
A is a single mother of three who receives no parental support. She suffers with severe depression and substantial debts but is currently receiving help from a social worker. She is working part-time and needs to pay for her prescriptions. Any kind donations towards a prescription prepayment certificate would help reduce her outgoings so she can focus on paying for her essentials and payments towards her debts. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
T has not had any contact with his Mum for 10 years, but his sister has informed him their Mum has terminal cancer doesn’t have long to live. She has asked to see him. He can get the bus on a return ticket to London and two nights accommodation with this money and hopes their relationship can be put right before it is too late. The family don't have the funds to help him with travel or accommodation. T would be grateful for any help offered.
S has recently left an abusive relationship and has spent time in a refuge before finding a property of her own. She found the property through a housing association and it has no carpets. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and she has multiple health conditions. She is struggling to purchase a carpet for her living area and bedroom due to being on a low income. Please help this lady with a small amount towards the cost of flooring for her new home and fresh start.