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.
This client was referred to us by a Children's Services Practitioner. She has ME, fibromyalgia, and anxiety. She is sometimes exhausted and in pain. She has to pace herself even during periods of feeling well as doing too much causes a relapse. She has 4 children and struggles with day to day things like housework and cooking. Her washing machine barely works and she cannot keep on top of her washing. She is in receipt of income support and child related benefits so cannot afford to replace it.
A gentleman with profound mental health issues has with support moved into a new property he would be so grateful if Acts 435 could help him obtain a carpet.
This client was referred to us by a probation officer seeking assistance towards a cooker. He suffers with anxiety and depression and finds it difficult to leave the house. He has a history of self harm and suicidal ideation. He is engaging with all agencies and has made significant progress in addressing substance misuse which is linked to his mental health issues routed in early life experiences. He is receiving ESA and has moved into his own tenancy, but cannot afford some essential items.
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.
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.
K is a new client with Christians Against Poverty. She has severe mental health issues with very little support and has recently had her benefits cut. She is finding it increasingly difficult to manage financially. Her daughter has just started a new school and all the extra cost associated with that have left her short for this months utilities. This Acts435 request would allow K to keep her head above water whist CAP work on her case.
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.
Victoria is 54 years old and has spondylosis in the back of her neck,severe deterioration of disc crumbling in her lower back, arthritis in left arm and hand;and in her toes all since she was 20 years old.Victoria has sciatic nerve that causes pain in her muscles and causes mobility problems.Victoria has crutches, but a trip-pod wheeled walker/ trolley with a basket would greatly improve Victoria's life,as she would be able to walk aided and have a basket for provisions.Any help with donations
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.
Marie, who suffers from depression, is in desperate of a new double mattress. She is currently having to use one that is soaked in urine from an abusive ex husband.
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.
J is a teacher but had a breakdown at the end of the school year & is trying to do supply work this year but more than 10 hours is the most she can do.This has pushed her to the limit of coping with her debts.She came for advice really tearful & struggling.She had hoped her daughter would gift her the fee but now is unable to do so. She can't cope with her situation and clearing her debts would be a huge step toward getting things sorted out for her. Thank you so much for your help!
A gentleman recovering from throat cancer who has also recently lost his wife has had to downsize as he was unable to afford his accommodation. He is struggling to pay for removal costs. Please can Acts435 help.
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.
W has been using a hired motorised wheelchair as she has suffered with fibromyalgia & complications for the past 8 years and struggles to get around due to chronic pain. Recently she was refused Personal Independence Payment benefit which has made it very difficult financially for the family to continue hiring her wheelchair. She has been offered a special rate with which to buy the wheelchair and needs help to do this.