S has benefited from her first counselling sessions in 2019, but she still needs support. She is responding well with her counsellor as she works through her traumatic past, including child abuse, drugs, adult domestic abuse and total loss of self-esteem. The additional counselling should see the breakthrough she seeks.
This single mum has difficulty leaving her house due to severe anxiety and agoraphobia and a fear of vomiting/being ill in public. This means that the only way she can get her 6 and 16 year old daughters to school is by taxi, but she has been turned down for help with the costs. Her Family Support Worker is appealing this decision and has helped her put in a Personal Independence Payment claim. In the meantime, this grant will enable her to temporarily continue to afford to send her children to school.
This client is a middle aged man who is on a low income as he is caring for his aged mother. He needs help to replace her cooker which broke over the Christmas holidays. He has been doing everything possible to ensure she is well cared for but cannot afford to either buy another cooker or keep buying microwaveable ready meals. Please could you help us to help this conscientious son.
H is a young lady suffering from anxiety and depression since her Grandmother was diagnosed with Alziemer's. The effect on her entire family is taking its toll. H is also worried about her Grandfather's health as he is already grieving the loss of his wife, and he is her main carer. H is overwhelmed and prone to self-harming.
V was abused and molested as a child and its knock-on effects have continued into her adulthood. Until now she has had no help to work through her issues. Relationships are hard to keep and as a result of this it has affected her self-worth with feelings of inadequacy.
This client is a mother of a boy of 5 and a girl of 2. She has struggled for years with her son’s behaviour and is attending a reducing challenging behaviour course for children with autism. Her son has now been diagnosed with Autism. G is trying desperately hard to improve things for her family. The son’s behaviour is impacting on his little sister, they are currently sharing a bedroom in their 2 bedroom flat. This is a request for funds to help mum to divide the bedroom so that her son has his own area.
J is a single mother of two teenage sons. J suffers from epilepsy and also has debt problems, she is unemployed and living on benefits. Her sons have recently reached the age where they are entitled to their own room, but J still has to pay a debt due to bedroom tax of many hundreds of pounds acquired from when they were younger. J is in need of a bed and has asked if we can help her get a second hand bed from a local charity.
A and his wife are struggling to make ends meet. A has a number of health issues including vascular dementia. He and his wife have a son who they have with their very limited resources been trying to help as he has a problem with depression and alcohol. The issue with their son causes them a lot of stress, as they try to help him and make a new home on the estate they moved to last year. They are unable to purchase a bed themselves so would be really grateful for your help with this.