This lady, through counselling, has found new ways to cope with her anxiety and depression which has been enhanced by the lockdown. Her living conditions are far from satisfactory, as herself, her husband and 8 year old son share one bedroom in an overcrowded house. Your help towards her ongoing treatment would be appreciated.
This young lady is being counselled at the moment for depression and child abuse, which was physical, emotional and sexual. In addition she has suffered severe neglect in her past. Through these sessions she is starting to gain her confidence, self-worth and esteem. Her thoughts of suicide and self-harm have also been reduced. Your help to continue her wellbeing would be appreciated.
This lady's counselling is helping her get through discovering her husband of 17 years was leading a double life. Her depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are still being addressed. She is finding the sessions with her counsellor very beneficial, so I trust we can help her to continue with them.
This young woman is seeking help with bullying at school. Both physical and mental abuse is having a negative effect on her life. The lockdown has exacerbated her feelings of being different. Both her self-worth and confidence has hit rock bottom. The help we can give her now will have an enormous effect on her well-being.
W currently lives on his own. He has a low income and some serious physical and mental health issues. His fridge-freezer has stopped working. He is also without a washer and is relying on neighbours to wash clothes for him. Having a working freezer would mean that he can budget better on the small amount of income he receives. He would also gain more independence by not relying on neighbours to store food in their freezer or wash his clothes with the risk of spreading Covid-19.
This is a single mum with a 4 year old son, recovering from health issues. This family is very isolated and although Mum receives Universal Credit, she really struggles with her finances. Their washing machine has recently broken, and we would love to help this Mum to continue to stay on her feet by getting her a new one.
N is a 59 yr old single lady who has previously had a nervous breakdown and who has recently had a heart attack. As a result she is on quite a lot of medication. N is on benefits but is finding it very hard to get by and is being supported by her local foodbank. N really needs some help to get flooring and to buy paint to make her flat more homely as it is in real need of decorating. Any help you can give N would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
J is a single lady who has previously been a victim of domestic violence, has had two nervous breakdowns and she also suffers from agoraphobia. J is on benefits but is finding it very hard to make ends meet and she is being supported by her local foodbank. J's fridge freezer broke at Christmas and she has been unable to afford to replace it. Any help to buy J a fridge freezer would be very much appreciated. This will make a huge difference to her. Thank you.
A lovely single Mum of 3 young children is in need of some counselling sessions. She fled an abusive relationship and is struggling with anxiety and the trauma she experienced. The counselling would enable her to process her past and help her move forward and grow in confidence.
If this request is met, it will enable a mum to access counselling from Vital Connexions by covering the cost of the counsellor's clinical supervision. Mum would significantly benefit from counselling as she overcomes a family trauma and has been on a waiting list with other mental health services since March 2020.
We are working with a family in Dudley where mum would very much benefit from counselling. She has been subjected to physical abuse in her marriage and has had to make the decision to permanently separate from her husband. She wants to be able to have some closure on some of the issues from her past and improve her parenting. Counselling via Vital Connexions will help her to move forward.
This mum of 2 young children has recently moved into a new property and is in need of some flooring. The floors are bare concrete at present. She suffers from seizures and is concerned that she or the children may fall and hurt themselves. She is receiving help to sort out her finances. She had to pay upfront for rent and this has put her further into debt. Please would you help her to feel safer in her new home by donating towards new flooring for her. Thank you.
A lives on her own, she is quite isolated and doesn't have friends or family that check on her. Recently one of the Mutual Aid volunteers started helping to do her shopping, whilst she was shielding. She eventually told them that she is sleeping in an armchair as her bed is old and broken. Sadly she has no savings and really cannot afford to replace this bed but she has physical health problems that mean she shouldn't be trying to sleep in a chair. Please could you help A to get a new bed?
K has just come out of hospital, he was very ill and has now been diagnosed with diabetes. The doctors have put him on medication and also advised that he really needs to change his diet. They have suggested fresh fruit and veg but he has no fridge. Sadly K has debts and is struggling financially. K is buying more fruit from the local market and is trying to also cook better meals. Please could you help him to get a fridge, so that he can keep the food he is now getting fresh?
This 54 year old lady has health problems and her husband has significant disabilities. They are unable to work and can only just about manage on benefits for basic necessities. Unfortunately recently her asthma has considerably worsened, and is exacerbated by the fact that as they have no outside space to dry their laundry damp clothes have to be hung up indoors. A tumble dryer would make a huge difference to her health but there is no way they could afford to buy one on their current income.
We met this lady through the foodbank. She is struggling on a very low income and her fridge/freezer has broken. She has a number of medications she is supposed to keep chilled and can't. "I can't tell you how much of a help this will be to me" she said when I called to say we would try to help.
C has mental health issues. When she suffered a double bereavement, she went on a bit of a spending spree to cheer herself up. This has led to her having substantial debts that can only be addressed through full bankruptcy. The situation now is that C is in a stable frame of mind and she wants to address her debt issues. She has saved up £350 of the £680 needed for the bankruptcy, we are confident that we can source another £210. This leaves a shortfall of £120 - can you help?
To improve her home environment, where she spends most of her time, this lady who suffers with mental health issues needs help please to purchase everything necessary to decorate the lounge and bedroom. She is living in sheltered accommodation and benefits are her only source of income. She is cared for by her daughter who will help her to make the purchases and do the decorating.
S has had a year off work due to his mental health problems. During this time his debts have mounted up and he has approached our debt service for help. His best option is to apply for a Debt Relief Order but he is unable to afford this himself. Could you help him with the £90 fee?
R is pregnant and has around £15,000 of debt. She is on benefits and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order quickly as most of this debt is from when she ran a pub and bailiffs are chasing the debts. They will be out again in the next couple of weeks and we don't want the stress and fees being added to this difficult situation. Help would be much appreciated.
This gentleman has over £8,000 worth of debt and being on benefits, his only solution is a Debt Relief Order. He lives on a tight budget so has no way of getting this himself. He has various health issues and has been through a lot, he lost his house and still has this debt to sort out although he is now housed with the local council.