P had a mental health breakdown and ended up sleeping rough after losing his home. He has now been given a new tenancy and is receiving help medical help and counselling. He has a six year old son who would like to stay with him at weekend but he cannot afford to buy a bed and mattress for his son, as he had to use his benefit money to buy a cooker and sofa so that he could moved in.
This 58 year old gentleman worked as a detective constable for the Metropolitan Police for 22 years until suffering a severe mental breakdown and was admitted to hospital. He was diagnosed with a schizo-affective disorder, bi-polar syndrome and thought mania. His marriage broke down & he lost his home. After a couple of hospital admissions he has moved into supported accommodation. He receives disability benefits and cannot afford the cooker he needs. Your help towards this cost is most needed.
Miss S has asked for help for her utility bills. She has recently changed her benefits which has meant a delay in getting her money through. The delay was extended as she was disputing the change in her benefits (with support). Miss S accommodation is reliant on storage heaters. Miss S currently has a chest infection and is without the means to heat her accommodation or have hot food.
T is a recovering alcoholic doing very well. He has severe arthritis in his hands, feet back and hips after living on the streets in the past. He has to keep warm. He is receiving Employment and Support Allowance and has very little money left after paying for food and household bills. He walks into town everyday and desperately needs a warm weatherproof coat, jumper and over trousers. Please help us keep him warm and well in this cold weather.
Young woman in a broken relationship with disability and health problems found herself homeless and suicidal. Has serious health problems with panic attacks, personality disorder, and arthritis. Been in two hostels and with help through professional agencies has just acquired a bungalow. She needs a sofa, double bed, units and drawers, TV, bedding, and curtains.
This client was referred to us by a housing enablement officer. He has depression and a personality disorder and has been in hospital for some time. He had been homeless and a potential suicide risk. His marriage had broken down and he had no family that he could stay with. He has now moved in to a council tenancy but does not have the items he needs for his home. He is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance so has no spare funds. A cooker would help his physical and emotional wellbeing.
This lady has been struggling with depression and severe anxiety since her husband left her and her 10 year old son. Her mental health led to a situation where she was too anxious to go out to even put her bins out. Consequently rubbish has built up in the garden to a level where it desperately needs dealing with. She is improving and has been given a job, and would really like to get a skip to deal with the rubbish but cannot afford to. Any help towards skip costs would be hugely appreciated.
R needs money to help him buy new clothes. He was recently attacked by a dog and was hospitalised for 3 days. His clothes were destroyed during the attack. He is waiting for his ESA payments pending his medical assessment
J is a single mother of 1. She suffers from depression and rarely leaves the house. Her daughter age 14 is the main carer for mum. The house is in a state of repair and needs decorating, the family also needs money for the gas metre as they are currently living in one room to keep warm. Any support would really help.
This lady has arthritis in her knees & elbows and it leaves her in great pain & limits her mobility. She sits on a two seater sofa but this doesn’t provide adequate support for her & she needs assistance getting up as she cannot support her weight due to the arthritis in her shoulders & elbows. Her occupational therapist has advised that a riser recliner chair would be beneficial but due to budget cuts they're no longer provided by the local authority. Please can you help.