Although previously employed in a hospice this lady became homeless when she was threatened and attacked in her previous home. She spent time in a women's hostel where she became unwell and was no longer able to work. She has now been given a flat, but due to the circumstances of leaving her previous flat she has no furniture. She is on Employment Support Allowance, but due to her low income she can no afford furniture. We are requesting support to buy a bed and bedding as part of a fresh start.
L can't hold down a job for long due to mental ill health. She became homeless and then took on a joint tenancy with a man who absconded, leaving L with debts which she will never be able to clear. She is now in a hostel and gets support from the hostel and a health worker but needs relief from her debt which is causing her great distress. A kind donation for the fee for a Debt Relief Order is the only way out of this unhappy mess, and L would be very grateful.
A gentleman suffering from epilepsy and severe anxiety has obtained a tenancy after residing in temporary accommodation and has nothing to move in with. Please can Acts 435 donors help?
P. discovered that she has cancer and just had extensive surgery to remove the cancer yesterday. When I went to visit her in the hospital she was extremely concerned and anxious that she wouldn't be able to pay the rent, as she discovered that she cannot leave her house for 6 weeks as she is on strict bed rest while she recovers. She is self-employed and will not be able to do her work. Her first universal credit payment will not come until the middle of March.
J is a 33 year old single parent with a child, who has recently been transferred to the Universal Credit benefit system. The time taken to get her some money has put her into debt as she did not receive any benefits for 8 weeks. J is 7 months pregnant and the worry and stress of this is having an impact on her fragile mental heath. Please if you could assist us in helping this young vulnerable woman we would be so grateful.
T is a 40 year old single mother with dependent children who suffers from bipolar and is unable to work due to her illness. Her partner left her with debts that she is unable to pay as she lives on benefits due to her disability. Please could you assist us in getting a debt relief order for this very vulnerable woman, and help her to overcome this traumatic time in her life.
R is a 22 year old single mother with 3 young children and she is 6 months pregnant. Her partner recently left her with the children and a lot of debt. R has mental health issues that need medication, the extra stress that she is now under is causing her health to deteriorate. We are supporting R to remove the stress the debt is causing her by applying for a Debt Relief Order, please if you could assist us in paying for the fee we would be very grateful.
A really lovely family at their wits end. Catastrophic health issues caused the loss of a job and their transport. They desperately need to buy new clothes and shoes for their fast growing family. They have so many needs but this would make such a difference to them.
M is a 51-year-old single lady who suffers from osteoporosis, degenerative crumbling of the spine and sciatica and is therefore unable to work and is on benefits. She urgently needs to replace her orthopaedic mattress and is currently sleeping on the floor which is not helping her medical problems. As she is unable to work there is no spare money to replace the mattress and she is asking if you would be able to make a donation towards this much needed replacement.
M. has been on long term sick leave and is unable to return to work due to complicated mental health issues. Since her sick pay finished at the beginning of December 2018 she has only received £42 in benefits. As a result she is in arrears with paying her water rates. A gift towards this would help her immensely, and remove some of the mental anxiety.
This vulnerable adult who suffers from mental health issues has recently befriended a lady who started exploiting him financially and ruling over him both physically and emotionally. During this time his mental health and management of both his home and finances has deteriorated into crisis point. The lady has been removed, and subsequently he had his washing stolen off the washing line (crime reported) leaving him with very few clothes. It would help him greatly to have some warm winter clothes.
T, who struggles with long term anxiety, is struggling to pay her winter fuel bills and other priority bills. A donation would really assist her to get back on her feet.
M is a member of our local street community and has been known to Hastings Street Pastors for 8 years. He has managed to beat previous drug addiction but is still battling alcoholism. He has a dog who is now getting old- he is worried about the dog but cannot afford the £40 to get the dog checked at the vets. He wants to go for detox r.e. alcohol but will not commit until he knows that his dog is ok and can then leave dog with a friend. We will ensure funds are payable directly to the vets.
This gentleman is on benefits due to chronic arthritis. His teenage daughter visits him at weekends but he desperately needs a new cooker as the existing one only has one working ring. He is going through a rough period at the moment having had a water leak from an upstairs flat and a broken washing machine. Please help him offer proper meals to his daughter and let him know that he is not alone.
'My sister, who I have not seen for a long time, has recently had a stroke and I would like to visit her, reconnect and help with her recovery. Unfortunately, I am unable to fund a means to get there as it is such short notice and as she is deteriorating quickly I am asking for help in funding a train ticket to get to my sister. I would be unbelievably grateful for anyone who could help. Thank you' - Ms E
N is single and working with Citizens Advice to get his life back on track with the help of a debt relief order (DRO). N has had mental health problems for a number of years and is interacting with specialists to help with this- N has several large and numerous small debts and has also recently been evicted. N really needs a DRO to help make the new start he desperately needs. Thank you!
This mum of two is waiting for an operation and has subsequently had to take a lot of time off work lately because of the amount of pain she is in, meaning less income for her family. This month she has found herself without enough money to buy food, which is particularly a difficulty over half term. She would appreciate funds to help to bridge that gap.
L has been regularly attending the Christians Against Poverty Freshstart Course to help her deal with life controlling addictions. She is currently working full time in low paid work in connection with local tourism and is paying off debts as well so her budget is very tight. L desperately needs some dental treatment including a tooth extraction which she just can't afford on her current income, and she'll have to pay to travel to a dentist taking NHS patients.
TB is a 48 year old single woman living in rented housing. She suffers from very bad depression and is on suicide watch by her GP. TB works for a taxi company on an "as required" basis, and since last July she has only had 4 weeks work. Due to the lack of income TB has got into debt with her landlord and the local council. We are assisting her to remove this burden to her life. Please if you could help us to assist this very vulnerable woman.
M suffers very badly with arthritis and has been told by her GP that she must limit the number of hours she works. She is working 2 jobs, one in a morning and one in the evening so that she can have a break in between. She is not entitled to free prescriptions and is going without medication because she can't afford the charges. A pre-paid prescription certificate would cover the charges for a year and ensure she has the medication she needs. She would really appreciate your help.
H Suffers from a neck and should problem called stenosis and also suffers from mild depression and as such is unable to work. She was left as a single mother a couple of years ago and was left with the debts from her previous relationship to make matters worse. As H is unable to work it is unlikely she could clear these debts anytime soon and is really desperate for a new start to concentrate on her family and recovery. Thank you
This is our 2nd request on behalf of K. K has been working through a debt repayment plan with Christians Against Poverty for some time and is living on a tight budget. She has long term health conditions and her sight is failing significantly. We are trying to replace her current rented TV with the purchase of a second hand one with a screen of adequate size for her needs. A suitable set has been found and reserved for her. We hope to raise the further balance needed via a local grant. Can we help secure this purchase?
E.'s wife has MS and has no recourse to public funds. He has had to reduce hours to 2 days in order to look after her as she needs constant care. They have 2 children. He is on Universal Credit with some other benefits and has debts because of wife's illness and his having reduced hours of work. His microwave recently stopped working and they have no other means of cooking. They would be greatly helped with a gift towards buying one.