This lady is a single parent of a child that is 2 years old. She receives her next payment from Universal Credit on the 14th April and has no money left for food until then. Any money towards food will help herself and her toddler. She has been finding it difficult to get hold of Universal Credit to ask for an advance payment. She is a single parent as she was a victim of domestic violence, and is finding with the lockdown she is spending more money on food and milk.
R is finding it very difficult and very expensive to provide for her family during the Coronavirus crisis and resulting lockdown. Many shops have limited supplies available and what is left is often more expensive, making it more difficult to stick to a budget. More time spent in the house with children also means that gas and electricity bills are more expensive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
J is a former Salvation Army minister of 25 years and continues to voluntarily lead retreats and discipleship courses, whilst preaching and helping in churches across the country. She has moved to look after her parents and is passionate to still help people remotely via video retreats and teaching at this time. She had 40 people on a Zoom retreat last week and would benefit from being able to upgrade to a professional video conferencing account with Zoom. Help to get a subscription would help her so much.
This lady is on basic benefits, but she has hardly any money left when paid due to debts that she has. She is now receiving support to budget and manage her home. She has poor mental health which has been even worse recently due to the Coronavirus, her only contact is with family via her mobile. Would the kind donors of Acts 435 be able to help her?
This lady has fled domestic violence and with support has moved into a flat. She is struggling to furnish her home as she is on basic benefits. This is a fresh start for her and now with support she is feeling positive about her life. Please could we ask the donors of Acts 435 to help her with some household furniture to furnish her new home.
This family has one small child and another on the way, they are on a very low income. The dad works part time as a cleaner and mum is currently at home whilst pregnant. They are in receipt of Child Tax Credits and Child Benefits but this leaves them with very little income after essential costs. They have just moved into an unfurnished property, the floors are all concrete and they cannot afford carpets. Having rugs for the children to play on will make the home safer and more comfortable.
This mum of 5 is really struggling during this time of lockdown. She has a partner who receives no income at all. Despite living here for 18 years, he is not allowed to work or receive benefits because he is originally from Zimbabwe. She works part time as a carer and receives a top up from Universal Credit. She is having trouble feeding the family and paying bills and would really appreciate some help from Acts 435. Please would you help this lady at a difficult time? Thank you.
This mum of 5 works part time and receives a top up from Universal Credit. She is struggling to feed her family and pay bills so has no spare money for household repairs. The tiles in her kitchen and hallway are broken and are desperately in need of repair. Her children range from 2 years old upwards so the flooring can be a trip hazard for the little ones. Please would you help her to obtain the materials for new flooring? It would give her a boost of encouragement at this difficult time. Thank you.
J was self employed but due to Covid-19 he no longer has any work, and he does not have any savings to live on. He has applied for Universal credit but is still waiting for a phone call back. In the meantime he is using the foodbank for himself and his wife, but we would like to be able to support him to get some of his own food in.
A is homeless but has been taken in by his grandparents who are elderly and not well at the moment. He is on a list and waiting to hear from Housing about accommodation but in the meantime would like to buy food to help out while he lives with his grandparents. He is waiting for his Universal Credit payment to come through.
F is a single parent with a 12 year old son. She has been thrown out of her flat as the landlord wanted the property for his family members. F has found a temporary flat, but it is unfurnished and her previous property had the basics supplied. She really needs help to get a replacement kettle, toaster and microwave so she can cook a meal. She isn't due her benefits for another 3 weeks and she has already spent her savings on moving to this new property. Can you help her and her son please?
J has taken over looking after her granddaughter at her house as her mother is now ill. She doesn't have many toys and some are broken. J is on benefits and doesn't have any savings but would like to buy her granddaughter a cot, a mattress and some toys that she can use whilst she is staying with her granny. Please can you help? Thank you.
A refugee family recently arrived from Kuwait, joining the father on family reunion, and are now four children and three adults including an elderly mother, living in a poorly ventilated accommodation. They are awaiting benefits and finding the housing very warm. They are able to get some basic food from Meeting Point in Leeds. Please help with the purchase of fans for the rooms so they can manage while staying home during the pandemic.
R is a single man with mental health issues who lives in a hostel. His benefits were incorrectly stopped and he now has to wait for five weeks for them to be reinstated. He has nothing to buy food with or to pay for his hostel accommodation. R is an ex-offender who has struggled with addictions in the past. He has become a Christian and attended a Christians Against Poverty course for help with these. Help would be such a blessing to him and also really encourage him on his path to a new life.
An asylum seeking couple from Iran are in need of food, clothing, bus fares and a vacuum cleaner. They are living in Armley and getting some food parcels and support from Meeting Point at Christ Church Armley, but can't manage on their limited support during the 'stay at home' time. Please help this couple with the things they need at this time.
This lady is a single parent living with her 3 year old son. In February she was provided with rented accommodation in a rural location. She is dependent on Universal Credit but is struggling to meet all of her commitments. Amongst other things she urgently needs carpets for the stairs, landing and two bedrooms. Would you be able to help towards the costs of the supply and fitting of carpets they need?
MAM is an asylum seeker living with her 2 children in a private rented house and the bills are getting to much. MAM needs basic necessities that she cannot get from a food bank and gas and electricity top up. The funds will give MAM a stress free three to four weeks during this lockdown.
OB is an asylum seeker living with her daughter and need support to meet basic needs which include paying her phone bill,electric and gas. OB's phone is the only link of connecting with the outside world and her family back in Africa to remain connected in this covid-19 times
S has recently found new accommodation for her and her kids, she is a single mother, her partner died a few years ago. She is on benefits and cannot return to work due to poor mental health. S in currently sleeping on a borrowed mattress, she tried applying for a grant from the government to purchase a bed for herself but was turned down. This would complete the move for S and her kids who are very happy in their new home
LK is a single mum living with her autistic son and has no job and no stable income,no recourse to public funds. LK needs the funds to be able to get the basic things off her shopping list that she needs for herself and son which she cannot get from the food bank.