A is in financial difficulty and is currently getting debt advice. She has been engaging with our budgeting services and has just enough money to pay for her essential bills. Due to health issues she needs regular prescriptions but she cannot afford them. A donation towards a pre-paid prescription would mean that she can buy all the prescription that she needs. This will greatly improve her quality of life.
S, 34, was an ex-offender; he passed away in tragic circumstances on Saturday. He had been working with a Christians Against Poverty job club, taking steps to move away from his past and get free from the drugs that have put him in and out of jail for more than half his life. We prayed with him on a number of occasions and his aunt, the church caretaker. He leaves a young daughter and a devastated mum who has no means of meeting funeral costs - this would fill the gap left from the aunt’s church’s kind donation.
D has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Following a lengthy admission to hospital under the mental health act, D has now been offered a local authority tenancy of his own for the first time ever. He has been supported to give him skills to live independently, however he is on benefits which only allow him to save very slowly to furnish his flat. He would really appreciate a bed to sleep on whilst he continues to save for other items.
This gentleman is struggling with mobility issues and has been housed in a new area after the difficult breakup of his family. He has no white goods in his new accommodation and is in urgent need of a cooker and a fridge.
This lady is a recovering addict with a range of mental health issues. She is currently claiming Employment Support Allowance and waiting the outcome of a Personal Independence Payment claim. Her 19 year old son lives with her but he has had his benefits sanctioned due to not carrying out everything he had been asked to do. She is also paying off her rent arrears so has very little money for the 2 of them to live on. Her next payment is on 25 June and she needs money to pay bills until then.
This lady's fridge freezer has been damaged in a kitchen fire. She has numerous health issues and some of her medication needs to be kept in a fridge. She has to carefully budget with her small benefits and found the freezer part helped immensely when trying to make the most of her money.
L and her partner came to us for money advice. They had got into debt following family illness and then having to move from their family home and change of benefits. L has mental health issues and the debt problems make them worse. The family have tried to keep on top of their debts but have ended up borrowing money to pay debts and the cycle just keeps on going. Getting a debt relief order would stop the attachments to her benefits and take a weight of her shoulders.
J suffers from ill health and has fallen into debt. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty who have advised that she needs a Debt Relief order to clear her debts and make a fresh start. Help towards the £90 fee would be greatly appreciated.
K has recently moved to the area following her relationship breakdown, and is struggling to manage to pay her debts. She is suffering from mental health problems following a family tragedy and struggles to leave the house. K is seeking a Debt Relief Order which would alleviate her debts and this would assist her recovery.
P lives alone in a rented flat. He is diabetic and this has led to other serious health problems, leaving him unfit for work. Meeting his financial commitments is a real challenge, leaving him depressed and anxious about the debts which are building up. He is particularly worried about his large rent arrears. Contributions towards this are deducted from his benefits each month leaving him with less to cover his everyday bills. Help to pay off this debt would lift a big weight off his mind.
S lives with her partner who is housebound due to a back condition and arthritis. They rely on a foodbank for support and S is looking for a job. They need support for essential bills and a new bed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Barbara has issues with short term memory and has weakness on her left side which causes mobility problems. Her speech is impaired and she suffers from Fibromyalgia. She is struggling on benefits and has lost her Personal Independence Payment which the Access Dorset agency are working to get reinstated. All this has caused depression and she has fallen behind with her rent which means she could face eviction.
P lives with his partner and their two children aged 7 and 16 in rented accommodation and they claim Universal Credit. P is currently unable to work as he is recovering from cancer treatment and their low income has led to their debts spiralling out of control. P is working with our 'Better Off Finance' project which teaches budgeting/financial capability and they have identified a Debt Relief Order as being the best option for dealing with his debts, as he has no money to repay them.
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but has no furniture. She has managed to source some basic items but doesn’t have a fridge/freezer which would be a big help in keeping food fresh, and being able to stock up on frozen food would also help reduce her food bills.
E is a single mother who lives in Cornwall. Her 23 year old only child who also lives in Cornwall was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and has undergone several cancer treatments locally. He has now been offered clinical trials in Glasgow and E would like to request help with transport costs to travel to Glasgow to visit him.
This homeless young man was working for Jeremy Kyle on research, and as we know it was shut down so he lost his job and home overnight and is now in a homeless hostel. He is suffering with bad anxiety and not coping well with the situation, please can we help with a gym pass to help his mental health?
R and T were recently involved in a serious accident where their car was written off, seriously injuring their 9 year old daughter. K has just been released from hospital for home convalescence. Paying the Insurance for the replacement car, to enable this rural family to transport their daughter to appointments and assist daily living has caused hardship. £115 towards the cost would make such a difference!
A is a 58 year old lady who has struggled with anxiety for a number of years. An ex-partner racked up large debts in her name but A worked hard at clearing them. Recently she has been off sick and has accrued more debts and we really would like to see this lady be finally free of financial worries. We would like to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which will make a vast difference to her well being.
This asylum seeker has a bad back and is in need of a small suitcase to transport items from the shops and for times she has appointments and needs to carry documents. She would really benefit from any help you can contribute.
Mr and Mrs B had to have some maintenance work done in their property and now their cooker is no longer compatible with the new circuit board. They can't afford to get a new one, as they are both pensioners in poor health. Mr B has inflammation of the stomach and has a special diet; they have a working hob, but they need a cooker to cook fresh food. They have a working hob but are in need of a cooker.
K has struggled with mental health issues especially after recently losing his dog. He currently rents a washing machine but we would like to ensure he has adequate money to live on and so far donors have been so very generous in funding towards his own washing machine but we need help with delivery & fitting costs.
Applicant is in need of a tumble drier as she is really struggling. She lives in a top floor flat with no outside drying space. She has been left incontinent after having cancer treatment and needs to do several loads of laundry every day. She also has a teenage son at home and she doesn’t want to rely on him too much.
This family have recently moved properties from a deprived area with lots of anti-social behaviour, to an area where the community is a much better place to make the best life for their child. Mum is working part time and father is living with mental health issues which won’t allow him to leave the property. Mum has no support around her to collect her child from school on a Friday for the next 4 weeks, and the above amount will allow the child to access chaperoned transport until the end of term.
This foodbank client has had many difficulties in her life. She is only 49 but looks a lot older. In the past she has been a victim of domestic and sexual violence and and now, though happy with her partner of 20 years, has many health problems and mental health problems. She struggles to eat and her partner and carer manages to tempt her usually by preparing food she can pick at in their fridge. Her fridge has broken and she needs a replacement asap to prevent her losing any more weight.
This 20 year old suffers from Miserable Malalignment Syndrome (MMS) and Patella Maltracking which causes his knee to overly invert, leaving him in considerable pain. His mobility is affected and he struggles to walk more than a few steps. He is having tests for suspected hereditary spastic paraplegia. He has a poor relationship with his mum so had to leave home and was sofa surfing until a tenancy was offered. He has a bed base but no mattress and cannot afford one as he is reliant on universal credit.
This middle aged Romanian homeless man is currently living in a shelter. He is suffering with his health and is over weight. He has been advised to go to the gym by medics but he cannot afford it as he has no benefits in place yet. He is really struggling with his mental health, if you could help he would be so grateful.
The applicant's problems started after her partner died and she had a severe grief reaction. She then developed a mental illness and things started to go wrong. Eventually she realised she had to do something and now has several agencies helping her. She worries excessively about her two children, even though she makes sure she is caring for them well. Debt is part of her problems and a debt relief was recommended to take care of this but she needs the fee to obtain this.
This lady has a long term health condition hence she is unable to work and she is on Universal Credit. She volunteers at a local Foodbank occasionally. Her fridge freezer is faulty and she desperately needs a replacement. She stores food that friends cook and bring for her, as she struggles to cook herself, but at present she can't have fresh food brought in for her due to not having a fridge. She is seeking assistance to purchase a fridge freezer to store her food and medicines.