R is a 67 year old lady, a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client who suffers from ill health and is going blind. She lives near a river and twice her house has been flooded. The first time her insurance company went bankrupt. The second time her insurance did not cover flooding. She lost everything including all her carpets. Although she has been donated many rugs, they are dirty and need constant cleaning. The dirt exacerbates her ill health. She needs a robust carpet cleaner to keep her rugs clean and to help her health. Thank you.
P is living in challenging quarters that are bad for his health. He suffers from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) which makes it hard for him to work and live, and he struggles to sleep. Because of this, P has no money and is asking for help to get some good quality, long lasting boots as these will support his ankles which are painful. His current footwear is full of holes and second hand with no support for his injured ankles. Please can you help P to be more comfortable, especially during this cold weather.
K's husband has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is currently at home on daily morphine injections. K has a child aged 15 who is struggling to come to terms with his father's illness and she would really like to buy him a new bike as a gift from his dad so any money given towards this would be greatly appreciated.
V suffers from anxiety and depression and some physical health problems too. The highlight of her week is to attend a local craft group. Unfortunately due to her financial difficulties she is struggling to pay for her subs. She would be extremely grateful if you could help her pay to attend this group and the amount asked for would cover a year's attendance. This would help her to maintain her social contacts and improve her mental and physical well being.
A has had a burglary. Amongst other things she has had the money stolen that she was saving up for a new washing machine. She is devastated as she has been saving for a while and with such a low income it will take a long time to save the money again. A is a woman who lives alone and has very fragile mental health. We have contact with her through a Wellbeing cafe where she occasionally comes to make friends with other people. It would help to restore her confidence to give her a gift.
T split with his partner 12 months ago. This left him devastated and he has been plagued with mental health problems ever since. He lost his job, and now has large deductions from his benefits to pay off a budgeting loan taken out for furniture for his unfurnished flat. This is leaving him in financial hardship. He has never been able to afford a cooker and being able to cook and eat properly would have a big, positive impact on his mental health. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
L has eczema, he has regular hospital appointments for treatment but some of the creams he uses rub off on his bed sheets and he has to wash his bedding very frequently. She currently uses a launderette, but this is expensive and she would like to be able to buy a washing machine, so that she can wash her bedding and clothing at home. If you could help L to buy a washing machine it would make a huge difference to her. Thank you
A has been in hospital for a lengthy admission. She is a hoarder and her entire flat has had to be emptied by a house clearance due to infestation of various sources, mainly damp and rotten furniture. She is ready for discharge and needs a bed as she had to throw literally everything in her flat away. She is not able to be discharged until she has a bed to sleep on, but due to her financial situation she is unable to afford a new bed from her benefits. We'd love to get her into her new home and recuperating.
M has been homeless for two years, he has mental health problems and is very wary of people. He has finally been offered a furnished property but he is still sleeping on the floor as the bed he has been given is very soft and he has a back injury that means he is better sleeping on a very firm surface. Please could you help him to buy a new bed and mattress so he can finally get a good night's sleep? Thank you.
D has sciatica which affects his hip and leg, he finds it really hard to sit down comfortably and cannot sit for any length of time. He has been advised to get a firm high backed chair, which should help his condition. He has been trying to save from his benefits and has managed to get some money towards the purchase, but it taking a while to get the money together and in the meantime his condition is getting worse. Please could you help him with a donation towards the cost? Thank you.
P came to us for food from our foodbank, referred to us by his GP. He is suffering from a long term illness. His electricity supplier has changed his terms from quarterly billing to monthly billing with advance payment required. He told me he is worried sick about the pressure this has put on his finances, and that he desperately needs cash for this and other bills.
S is a foodbank client referred to us by his housing association. He suffers from ill health and has had cuts to his benefits and is struggling to make ends meet. He is drained and anxious, and the stress he is feeling is making him more ill. He needs help with electric for his cooking and heating, and also to keep his lights on as he suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).