N suffers from physical ailments, she was advised to shield during the lockdown. This has impacted her mental health. N has two children at home during the lockdown. Being at home the utility bills have increased. N's income has not been able to cover the increase and is now behind on payments to the utility companies.
N is mum to a lively 4 year old. She has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness of widespread pain along with many other symptoms. It has forced her to give up her job and normal way of life. She is trying to stay positive and motivated as she adjusts to this new way of life, but loss of income makes things difficult and money is limited. N would like to purchase a sewing machine to develop her sewing skills and feel useful with the long term view to earn some money for her family.
J suffered Encephalitis when he was 13, leaving him with severe epilepsy. He was living in temporary accommodation until this week and has been offered his own tenancy. He is worried how he will manage to furnish the flat himself as he claims benefits. J would really benefit from a helping hand financially at this time, having home essentials will make all the difference to how he settles in and manages his tenancy. He would like to put the money towards carpets.