This gentleman has come to our centre looking for support after being homeless. He has a lot of medical issues due to a motorbike accident ten years ago when he was in hospital for two years and was told he would probably never walk again. He recovered with determination but has a limp. This gentleman has alcohol issues and has also been cocooned. Due to this, he cannot go back to his property as he fears for his life. We would like to put him in emergency accommodation to help him through this difficult time.
This gentleman has been a heroin addict for over ten years. He was clean for a space of time but, unfortunately, has lost both his parents and best friend, all in one year. This sad period of time led him to using again. When his mum was alive he always had a place to stay but has now found himself on the street and at rock bottom. He is seeking help with getting some accommodation and trying to get clean. He has managed ten days by himself but needs our ongoing support. He is very determined to succeed.
This gentleman came here to flee his country. He travelled via Calais and unfortunately, all his belongings and laptop were stolen. He is a qualified nurse but those papers were taken in Calais. The home office has put him in accommodation, but he gets very little money - around £37 a week. He would like some help with food, clothing and utilities and would like to do some volunteering to help him keep busy during the day.
F is a single mum with three children who has been struggling to manage her debt. She is working hard to sort this out with Christians Against Poverty and has been advised that a Debt Relief Order is the route she needs to take; however, she cannot afford the fee. We are asking for £90 to cover the fee which will enable her to clear her debts so that she can move forward and create a more secure home for her family.
S is a single person living in rented accommodation and currently claims job seekers allowance as her sole income. S has been doing voluntary work and is looking for a job, but has been finding it difficult in recent circumstances. Her cooker has broken and she has been told it cannot be fixed. She is finding it hard to find meals that do not need cooking, and has said she is having to spend more money on certain foods so that she can eat decent meals throughout the day.
S and her two year old live in a flat and find life a struggle on benefits after she recently separated from her partner. She is now having to pursue him through the Child Support Agency for financial help. S currently rents a tumble dryer as it's difficult to get clothing dry, but is worried she will get into debt. We would like to be able to buy one for her, saving her the extra expenditure each month, and she would be so grateful for any help.
U is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out her finances and they have advised that she needs a Debt Relief Order in order to clear her debts. She is struggling to find the £90 fee and help from ACTS 435 donors would be appreciated.
M is looking for a fresh start after gaining a conviction for drink driving. He has had a difficult time and was struggling with alcohol. After getting a big shock, and realising how bad it could have been, M is on track to turn his life around and start a new career. He is starting a Practical Forestry course and building a new life for his four kids. He needs some chainsaw safe work gear for the practical elements of the course and, as this is a discounted cost, only £125 is needed.
N is a young lad who has been given his first flat. He has a premature baby who is in hospital but will be home soon. N has changed his life around since finding out he is a dad. He has no household items and is waiting for benefits. He has no family that can help him and is being helped by the church who have provided some furniture.
D has been waiting for over eight weeks for her disability benefits to get assessed. She can no longer travel on foot so has increased transport costs and has gone into arrears with her gas and electricity. Her husband lost his job over Christmas and his Universal Credit application is estimated to take at least six weeks. This support would tide them over, and prevent the unpleasant choice of food or warmth having to be made.
D, a homeless man with depression, has been given his own flat. His living room is directly under a bathroom which had a burst pipe and flooded his rooms. H has replaced most of the flooring but just cannot pay the full amount remaining. He needs the carpet to keep the noise down when he’s walking about during the night because he cannot sleep. He volunteers a lot at the soup kitchen and is positive about his new life.
This family are looking for help to buy a new bed frame. Both parents are in work but do not have any savings to make this purchase. They have looked locally for second hand but with no success. Are you able to help please?
D had his phone stolen when he was admitted to hospital for a number of tests. He was reliant on his phone for banking, gas and electricity monitoring, emails, Job Centre correspondence and keeping in touch with family. Please could you help D to get reconnected by helping him purchase a new phone?
This lady is a single parent to three children, two teens and an eighteen month old. She has no-one else to assist her and she does not currently work, due to having a toddler. She does not receive help from North Somerset as they have helped her previously with school uniforms for the teens. She would appreciate some shopping vouchers to help towards buying a new fridge/freezer for her family, as her old one no longer works properly.
This gentleman has fallen behind in paying his bills due to unemployment and is therefore struggling to buy food. He would appreciate some shopping vouchers to allow him to stock his cupboards again, and take away the worry of where his next meal is coming from. This will allow him to focus on getting his life back on track.
X is a single mum who lost her job due to Covid in 2021. She is looking for the sum of £150 for a new bed as she been sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Her bed frame broke in October this year and she has no funds to buy a new one. Today X was advised that she has a new job that will start in January so we would love to bless her with a bed.
T has several debts and has set up home in a new area of Essex. She spent a while on the streets and is now settled in her home. T is only on benefit income and cannot afford the Debt Relief Order fee. Getting this fee paid would mean a complete fresh start and would enable her to better maintain her home and finances going forward.
This client is now settled in his new home in Essex after spending most of his life on the streets or in hostels. has several debts and is only on benefit income so cannot afford the Debt Relief Order fees. Getting these fees paid would mean a fresh start and will enable him to maintain his home going forward.
This will allow the family to freeze food and meals, store food and plan meals better, as their freezer broke down before Christmas. They will also be able to buy some cheaper options for dinners, which will maximise their income.
A escaped war in his country of birth and came to the UK. After overcoming language and cultural barriers, he is now applying to study at university. As part of his university application, he would like to undergo a First Aid course with St John's Ambulance, driven by the desire to be able to help others in life threatening circumstances. Sometimes it is only when one witnesses the many deaths of others that the preciousness of life in all its forms comes clear.
This lady is single and has a three year old daughter. She is struggling financially, due to only working sixteen hours a week in a hotel on a low income, and receiving Child Benefit. She would appreciate some shopping vouchers to help with food and essentials for herself and her young daughter.
L is a single mother with three dependent children, living in rented accommodation and currently claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. L has received an eviction notice from her landlord and is in the process of moving homes on short notice, due to her landlord selling the property. She has been lucky and has been given another property to move into through the Under One Roof scheme, but due to long term low income she can't afford the full moving costs on her own and needs some help.
This lady is single and over the Christmas period she had a small part-time job in a local supermarket. Due to a mix-up with her wages, she is now struggling financially and would appreciate some supermarket vouchers to enable her to put food on the table until the mix-up has been resolved and she has been paid.
P is a lovely lady working with Christians Against Poverty. She is a single mum to three children and is also pregnant. She got into debt when she became pregnant with her first child because she was focussed on coping with the new baby, and was not dealing with her bills. She has struggled with her finances since then and is now working hard to stick to her budget and pay back her debts. Her washing machine has broken and we would like to bless her with a replacement.
A has just got a job as a delivery driver after a period of unemployment. His mobile phone needs a new screen and an in-car charger to allow him to do his job and he also needs help towards travel costs to get him to his new job. He also is waiting his final Universal Credit payment.
This lady has four children aged four months to seven years. Her youngest child was born with a serious heart condition for which surgery is needed. The hospital, Alder Hey Children's hospital, is many miles away, and the travel costs are crippling.
This family of four (mum, dad and two small children) have recently been allocated a new-build, affordable Social Housing property, but is a long way out of the town centre. They don't drive so need bus passes for food shopping etc. The father has a new job, but hasn't had his first pay yet. It's all a bit much for them, on top of moving to a new house.
M has had major surgery cancelled three times now and her child needs one major surgery followed by another six weeks late. She has to go to Manchester, from Preston, for monitoring visits frequently in between. The additional cost of all this is punching a huge hole in any budgeting she’s trying to manage on, let alone the stress, as her father is also poorly so childcare is difficult/expensive.
P has long term health problems and is on disability benefits and is in need of a fridge freezer. His health is poor and he is in real hardship. He is working with our Advisor to try to maximise his benefits.
A young man who lost everything overnight due to circumstances, has been sleeping rough for the last six months, and surviving on handouts of food and in a hostel for the last month. He has been deemed as vulnerable and has kept away from drink and drugs, despite the temptation. He has now been placed in suitable accommodation with a support worker for his mental health needs. He has nothing to furnish the flat and urgently requires bedding plus towels, toiletries and kitchen utensils.
This 31 year old asylum seeker from Eritrea has requested financial help to buy a new mobile phone, as he lost his old phone. He attends Open Doors charity in Hull and receives an allowance of £37 a week for all his living expenses but is not permitted to seek employment to supplement his allowance. He would very much like a new phone so he can get in touch with his family in Eritrea. He would be very grateful for any help received.
N is a mother of four children between the ages of three and thirteen. During Covid she sadly lost her father who was her only support. Since then, she has been working to clear her debts; this is ongoing and she is making great head way to becoming debt free. Unfortunately, her cooker has now broken and she really has no funds to replace it. She cannot believe she may have the chance to get a new cooker for her family. Thank you so much.
J is an older lady who was a full time carer for her husband, who recently passed away from a long term illness. Organising and arranging the funeral was an emotional and financial struggle. During this process J has fallen into rent arrears of £164, and is being chased for this to be paid off. This is impossible for J, due to her small income. Please help raise £150 to pay towards J's rent arrears so she can remove this weight from her shoulders and a friend can assist with the remainder. Thank you
This man is a volunteer and client of ours. He was placed in a horrible living situation after leaving prison three years ago with seemingly no way out. He has just been approved to move to a new location and is incredibly grateful and excited. To make this new place a home, he is asking for £150 towards the cost of household goods and new clothing. This move and new start will help increase his confidence and the clothes will be a great personal booster.
K is a forty nine year old female living on her own. She has chronic medical problems, has been suffering from anxiety and depression and is dealing with debts and the possible loss of her home. Although her debts have been stabilised with the help of a charity, she is still facing the potential loss of her home, and is struggling with her mental health. She has been signposted by her GP for private counselling, but cannot afford the £20 session fee. A donation of £140 would enable her to have seven sessions and hopefully improve her mental/emotional stamina.
K has recently lost her partner rather unexpectantly and has struggled to pay for the funeral costs. Her partner's children and grandchildren are now living with her and she is responsible for them. His children have taken his death especially hard. K is desperate to receive her partner's ashes for the sake of his children, but she is unable to pay this final bill, having had the other costs previously. Please can someone help her at this time to give some closure for the family?
M is single and living on state pension and small private pensions. M suffers from Chronic Fatigue and a lot of anxiety regarding finance. Her financial problems have resulted in her paying most of her income to credit card debt, leaving no money to buy food and essentials. The situation has been self-exacerbating, relying on cards when money is short, thus creating greater repayment amounts that will increase her debt. M would like a Debt Relief Order so that she can clear her debts and give her a much needed fresh start.
This care leaver has been with us for three years and is ready to move on. She was unable to sit in a café for our first meeting without feeling so anxious. Now she has a child, is studying with the Open University for a degree and moving into her own Social Housing property, which is a massive achievement. She is still quite anxious and worrying about finances is having an impact at present. She has managed to secure her own removal van, however, rent in advance is an issue. This would help her massively. Thank you
R had been living in a fully furnished property for around five years when the Local Authority and Fire Brigade condemned the building. He and the other tenants were given one hour to collect personal items and leave their homes. Since then he had been moved to various types of temporary accommodation, as well as sofa surfing with friends, before securing a new property. This new property is unfurnished and R needs a cooker so that he can cook and eat healthily.
C is currently working with Christians Against Poverty and needs to go through Insolvency in order to become debt free. He does have health needs such as Asperger's, but has recently managed to secure some part time work, although currently his income only covers his bus expenses. Please give C the chance to become debt free and start again with his finances.
C had a leg amputated due to serious health issues when she nearly lost her life. She moved from private rented to Social Housing after an unexpected pregnancy and the birth of her first child. She has applied for Local Welfare Provision but, as the move was planned, they have declined her application. C would urgently like to furnish her child’s room.
This is for a family who are struggling financially and dealing with debt. As well as this, they are registered as disabled and have a toddler with developmental delay. They have no flooring in their hall, which is a real issue with their little one who has sore red knees from crawling on the unfit floor. The health visitor has referred the family to us because they have concerns about the safety of the flooring. A carpet would make a wonderful difference to them.
A has been guaranteed refugee status in the UK. He is on benefits which, as you know, are not enough to provide for his needs. Having just started his new life here, this young gentlemen is struggling with backpain and requires your generosity to buy a new bed. After all he has been going through in his life, can you help him to sleep calmly?
S is a single mum of four who has just been moved from temporary accommodation into a three bedroom house. This is great news! However, the floors are bare and she has no cooker, washing machine or wardrobes. She has been given money towards paint for the walls, but little else. S would really appreciate help with funds towards a washing machine. Her youngest child is just a year old and so you can imagine how quickly the washing builds up with four children. Please help with this if you are able. Thank you.
Our client is forty six years old, has life limiting health conditions and attends hospital on a regular basis. After going through a break up, she has been left holding all of the debts. Her financial situation will not improve, and the stress of trying to manage the debts is taking its toll on her mental wellbeing. Our client has never been in debt before. Having a Debt Relief Order will make a huge difference and enable her to concentrate on improving her physical health.
This client is aged seventy seven and recently retired as ill health meant she could no longer work. Previously she had taken out a large loan to help a relative who had promised to pay it back, but the money never materialised. Our client is no longer able to make any payments as she is now reliant on State Pension, as well as benefit tops which Citizens Advice have helped her apply for. She is worried and stressed about the debt burden she is carrying and a Debt Relief Order would mean that this is taken away.
This lady is on Universal Credit and, in the last six weeks, has had to replace her hoover and washing machine. She has no money, due to the increase in gas and electric, and her cooker has stopped working. The only way she can heat a pan is by standing with the cooker and holding the button in. She lives in a remote area where there are lots of power cuts so she needs to have a gas cooker. This lady is happy to look for a preloved gas cooker and has a friend who is a registered gas fitter.
G has recently been guaranteed refuge. She is a lovely mum who is on Universal Credit and taking care of her lovely son who is studying at school. This sweet lady is in need of a washing machine and needs your support and generosity to provide a clean and calm area for her son and herself.
A is a fifty five year old man who has recently been guaranteed refugee status in the UK with his fifteen year old son. They are on low income at the moment and cannot afford to buy a bed. Can you offer support to A by providing a lovely bed for some calm nights sleep after all he has been going through.
A was homeless and lived in a hostel until permanent accommodation was found for him shortly before Christmas. He has had help to get much of what he needs for his new home, but doesn’t have a vacuum cleaner. His flat is nicely carpeted and he would like to be able to look after it properly. He would also benefit from some kitchen utensils as he really enjoys cooking but doesn’t have the things he needs. He is really struggling to make ends meet at the moment and help with the cost of these items would be much appreciated.
C has been referred by Early Help supported living and has managed to raise £50 of the £200 needed for a fridge freezer with extended warranty. She has breathing problems and needs to stay indoors a lot so buys in bulk. Her very old fridge freezer has broken and, due to income changes and waiting on new benefits, cannot afford to buy a replacement.
C is a thirty four year old single lady with significant physical (only a quarter lung function following pneumonia) and mental health needs. As a result of this, she found herself homeless and spent some time in a homeless hostel. C has engaged with support services and recently secured her own flat which she is making into a comfortable home for herself. This is a difficult time, due to her limited income of benefits, and C desperately needs a fridge freezer to help maximise her food budget and eat healthily.
K is a single mum who has a five year old son with behavioural and learning difficulties. She has been housed in a privately rented flat but, unfortunately, the landlord(for the past two years) will not get the oven or cooker repaired. This limits how she feeds them both so a microwave with oven and grill options would help her to give them both a healthy balanced diet. K lives on her weekly Universal Credit payments and is trying to find work but, with her son's needs, it is not easy.
M is a taxi driver doing his best to bring up three school age children. Having suffered severe trauma, M has had to reduce the many hours he used to spend in his cab. One child has multiple learning and physical needs, requiring much hospital time and the bills have been growing faster than they can be paid. Your support will allow M and his family to clear the Utility arrears and supplement the weekly groceries for the next few months.
R is a single dad suffering from complex health conditions and trying to raise two school age children on a very low income. The sudden rise in heating costs has particularly hit the family hard and he has applied for PersonaI Independence Payment but the decision is likely to take up to 3 months. In the meantime, your donation would help to support the family through the winter months.
L recently moved into permanent accommodation after fleeing domestic violence. She has three very young children and has no carpets upstairs in her house. This makes life very difficult, especially with a crawling baby and two other young children. She is very grateful for any help. Many thanks.
This gentleman has a young family and has fallen into debt and is currently being helped by Christians Against Poverty. He has the opportunity to address his debt by applying for a Debt Relief Order; however, he is unable to afford the £90 fee due to low income. Please could you help him to pay the fee so his whole family can have the opportunity to start life afresh? Thanks
This mum of four children, struggling with debt and mental health, is currently being helped by Christians Against Poverty. She has the opportunity to address her debt by applying for a Debt Relief Order; however, she is unable to afford the £90 fee due to low income. Please could you help her to pay the fee so this whole family can have the opportunity to start life afresh? Thanks
This family with four children are facing financial difficulties and struggling with debt. They are currently being helped by Christians Against Poverty. Due to the lack of appropriate furniture, two of their children share a double bed which is in very poor condition, the bed frame is broken and the mattress springs are sticking out. They want to replace the broken bed with one bunk bed in order to give each child their own space but, unfortunately they cannot afford it. Any help to buy this bed will be appreciated. Thanks.
This lady has struggled with a number of debts for a few years. She has poor physical health and is looking for a way to become more financially stable. A Debt Relief Order would clear her debts and give her a fresh start. Due to her low income, she is unable to afford the fee.
This family are facing great financial difficulties and currently have a request on this site to raise money to buy a bunk bed frame for their children. This family of six are struggling due to a lack of finances. Two of their children are sharing a bed in very poor condition and we are raising money to buy them a bunk bed; however, this bed without mattresses will not be of any help. Could you please help us to pay for the two mattresses needed? Thanks
R is unemployed with one dependent and, due to this, has a number of debts. We are trying to raise £90 for a Debt Relief Order to make her living situation better.
S has come a long way since he last came out of jail twenty years ago. He has spent time recovering from his addictions and being a stay-at-home dad for his daughter as she grew up. She is now old enough for him to get back into employment. He has a great can-do attitude and is willing to work hard. He's been offered a job as a cleaner and needs help with travel for the first two weeks. Please could you contribute towards his weekly £27 bus tickets, which would allow him to start work?
This gentleman is looking to become bankrupt. He has several unaffordable debts which have been dragging him down for a number of years. Bankruptcy would be a fresh start for this father of four, and help him to become financially stable once again. He has managed to save the rest of the fee towards bankruptcy but cannot afford the final £150.
My client is in financial poverty that has been caused by a change in benefits, leaving the client and her five children with no money. We have given the family some food from our Foodbank and Community shop. She was very grateful, and over whelmed with the kindness. We would like to help this client further during this transition to allow her to pay her bills.
B has arrived in the UK following domestic violence and has struggled over the Christmas period with nothing but a coffee table and a old sofa to sleep on. We have helped her with a bed and white goods but she has no utensils, not even as little as a knife or fork to eat with. We want to be able to provide her with a kitchen starter pack that includes all the items she will need for her kitchen. Can you please help?
K suffers from depression. She was receiving disability benefits for about eight years but this payment was recently stopped. As a result, she has had less income and been unable to manage her finances. When she is depressed, she struggles to control her spending and this has left her in severe financial difficulty. She is receiving support with her depression and knows that if she has a Debt Relief Order, she will no longer be eligible for credit which will help to reduce her spending and also improve her health
E is a Foster mother of a school age daughter with physical and mental health problems. She works part time but has historic credit card debts; therefore, she has no assets and no savings. She is being helped to repay her debts through a debt plan with Christians Against Poverty and is a member of a local Church. £150 will enable her to replace her washing machine which has stopped working and can’t be repaired.
R has been in his property for many years and has never felt he could ask for help. He has poor mental health, struggles with depression and had been working until his mental health got too much for him to deal with. He doesn't sleep well and is on medication to help this. During recent calls, R explained that he has no bedding and only a few cutlery items and a plates. He has one cup that belonged to his father and is worried he will break it. It has sentimental value as his father passed away recently.
Please can we help A with a bed base? She has moved into a new property, following a period of homelessness, and currently only has a mattress on the floor that she sleeps and sits on. She has mentioned that she is really feeling the cold and would love to be higher up off the floor to try and get a decent nights sleep.
This single mum of five children is on her own after ending an abusive relationship through the courts, and has been struggling financially. They have found themselves facing hard times with bills piling up and have had to borrow money to pay them. This has led them further into debt and caused sleepless nights. They are trying hard to find a solution to pay off the debt and avoid late fees whilst still putting food on the table and keeping the house warm.
Z began to suffer with symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis after her Covid vaccine this year. She is too ill to work and is looking after her two children with her only income being her benefits. Z got into financial difficulty and now owes approximately £17,000 to Creditors. We are referring her for a Debt Relief Order and she cannot afford the £90 fee so is looking for help with this. Thank you for your support.
This young man is holding down a job but is also carrying a lot of anxiety. He is not managing to budget well and has let his gas card lapse, as he felt it was costing too much. As the cold weather hit recently, he is left with no means of heating the room in which he lives. He has asked for help to buy a convector heater.
This lady is making a fresh start in supported housing. She has to pay a weekly sum to cover utilities and maintenance of the communal areas. Due to the usual delays in receiving Universal Credit, which is a lower amount than expected, she is £140 in arrears. This is a great worry after just finding her feet again. Please can you help her get out of debt and make a new life for herself?
M is seventy years old and lives by himself. He has high blood pressure and is a borderline diabetic. His cooker is in a dangerous state and needs replacing but he does not have the money to buy another. It is important that he has the correct diet so he needs to replace the cooker as soon as possible. Please can you help?
This young man has recently been laid off work. He is actively looking for a new job but has no income at present. He looks after his three year old at weekends, and has requested some help to buy food and pay bills as he as debts to repay. Please would you help him with food and living expenses until he can find another job? Thank you
This vulnerable man with learning difficulties has recently been laid off work. This will affect his already fragile mental health and he needs help to pay his bills and repay debts. Please would you help him, as he will receive no income until he finds another job or receives benefits, which can take up to six weeks to come through. Thank you.
Recently this gentleman was attacked, and suffered a serious head injury. He received brain surgery and was hospitalised for a few weeks. Since then he has had further health issues and was in hospital again over the holiday period. He can no longer work so has lost his job. He now receives Universal Credit and has applied for Personal Independence Payment. His benefits do not cover the household expenses and we are helping with food parcels. His washing machine has broken and needs replacing. We want to help by providing a replacement.
A new client is attending our Anxiety Management Coaching sessions. He suffers with M.E. and his anxiety levels are high due to Covid restrictions. He is able to get a taxi to our centre for £7 and we can give him a lift home. Please consider covering this expense for twelve weeks? There is no direct bus route, and he is not able to walk this short distance due to fatigue. He has engaged well with his first session and we are confident he will benefit greatly from the support.
C is a hardworking guy who works long hours and after sofa surfing and saving up, he has managed to pay a bond and secure a place of his own. C has bought some furniture, and after paying all his bills, has saved enough money to pay for underlay and a fitter, but cannot manage the full amount for a carpet. He walks everywhere to save money. Due to depression he needs his own space and the family are helping the best they can. Please can you help him to buy the flooring and grippers?
J has extremely severe mental health, due to Covid when his support was taken away. He is living basically in squalid living circumstances and has suffered suicidal thoughts due to depression. He has absolutely no support, except from church and volunteers, who try to help him. He has asked for help from other charities but they are overwhelmed with requests.
S is at college and also working part time to support the family. She lives with her mum, who she looks after and who has just had a hip operation. They are struggling to make ends meet and need some help to top up their gas and electric meter. Her mum struggles with the cold and S is worried about not being able to top up the meter.
J is a carer for her disabled son, and has recently lost her job. As her daughter was working she agreed to pay the Council Tax. However, this has not been paid which has now left J with the debt to pay. J was just managing her own debt, and this extra debt will make her life extremely tough, and she is devastated about this. Any help towards paying this will be a relief for J and help her keep free from accruing more debt.
After a break up with his girl friend, S was left with a debt of over £2k by a fuel company which was accrued by her. After gathering evidence together, the majority of the debt was removed, but it left a balance outstanding that S is now responsible for paying but which he cannot afford. Any help in getting this paid would be very much appreciated as it will remove the worry of the debt from S.
D recently left supported housing and has now moved to his first flat. However, he needs to completely furnish the flat as he was unable to take anything with him from the supported house. D receives Universal Credit and cannot afford to purchase all he needs to furnish the flat and has no other means of fully equipping it without help and support. At the moment, friends and family are helping him with food and cooking, but having his own cooker would mean so much to him.
This young girl has gone through a period of sofa surfing and street homelessness. However, throughout her homelessness she has completed her level three studies and has progressed onto a Higher Education Course. She has now secured private accommodation but is having to pay her housing costs six months in advance. Having a washing machine will enable her to continue to live independently and be able to do her own washing. She will be able to continue with her studies and better her future.
Due to domestic abuse from a former partner, R was re-housed for herself and young son. She has no furniture but has had support from other agencies for some household items. However, she does not have the finances to purchase a washing machine, which is essential with having such a young son. She would be very grateful for any help towards this and it would help them to make a fresh start from a previous abusive relationship.
I am the manager of the Christians Against Poverty Bradford Central debt centre and I have a client who is a single Mum with three children. She is the victim of relationship breakdown and is really trying very hard to stick to her plan to become debt free. She has bare boards in her kitchen and dining room and it would be great to get her some floor covering.
I am the manager of the Christians Against Poverty Bradford Central debt centre and I have a client who is a single mum with three children. She is the victim of a relationship breakdown and is really trying very hard to become debt free. She has bare boards in her kitchen and dining room and it would be great to get her some floor covering. This request is for her kitchen.
C is working with an Adviser from Citizens Advice Bureaux to try and get back on track with her finances and take control of her life. Due to debt payments, C has not had enough money to keep her head above water and is struggling to pay rent and other bills for herself and her children. The constant worry of this has added to her mental health problems. We hope you can help us to help C to apply for a Debt Relief Order and get the £90 needed to apply so that she can reduce the amount of stress she is under.
Our client lived with his mother until her death, and is now being required to move to a smaller flat by the Council. He has mental health problems and is living solely on benefits. He is being made to move at short notice and this is very stressful for him. His new flat has no carpet and we are requesting £150 to put towards the cost of a carpet.
D is seeking to become debt free after being released from prison. He is currently unable to work because of poor health and is; therefore, living on a very tight budget. He is working with Christians Against Poverty, who have advised that he apply for a Debt Relief Order to clear his debts. The application fee costs £90 which D cannot afford and it would be wonderful if we could help him meet this cost and allow him to move forward.
M has huge mental health issues and we have recently helped her with a Debt Relief Order to enable her to clear all her debts. As she is now going forward with budgeting, she needs some new curtains so we are asking for help with £60 towards these for her flat. We feel this would really help improve her mental health as other carers support her moving forward with her life.
This client has been in severe pain for several months due to a violent assault causing life changing damage to his right foot. Unable to continue in his profession as a photographer he is struggling to provide enough food and heating for himself and his teenage son. He has to attend hospital every week and is still awaiting a decision on his application for disability benefit (Personal Independence Payment). This support will help alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by the current rise in the cost of living, especially in relation to electricity and gas.
This young lady has come to us after being asked to leave her family home. She is a vulnerable young female with no other support and is waiting for a Universal Credit claim. Without some extra help, she will be at serious risk, especially with it being the winter months.
We are working with a family of six. Dad has been on long term sick and is due to start work on the 17th January but unfortunately, will not get paid until the end of January. Their heating boiler is broken and the landlord has not fixed it yet. They would really appreciate help with an electric top up so that they can have some heat in their house. Please can you help?
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre, we have been supporting a single mum with her finances. L has two young children to support and is struggling on a low income. L has recently fled domestic violence and left everything behind; her ex partner is serving a prison sentence. We have helped L with food and fuel vouchers and would appreciate your support to raise the funds towards her Debt Relief Order application fees so that she can become debt free.
L has been struggling with her mental health since a traumatic ordeal at the age of twelve and the death of her first child, a few hours after being born in 2011. She has two small children and has multiple complex physical and mental health disorders. She is struggling to repay her debts and would be so grateful of any support you can offer.
Please can you help this lady raise her Debt Relief Order fee? She has fallen on hard times during lots of family bereavements. She is working well with an alcohol recovery programme, and has found faith and is taking on Christian Against Poverty's advice.
N escaped a violent relationship and has returned home to Manchester with nothing but the clothes on her back. She has been moved into accommodation, but is struggling to make ends meet and has no clothes. She is sleeping on a mattress on the floor and has no access to the internet or television. Her abuser is refusing to send her belongings back. Any money she does have is being spent on food, rent and replacing essentials such as her I.D. and transport. She is getting an apprenticeship as a Nail Technician.
Our clients have been working really hard to address their challenging debt issues with our local Debt Centre. These debts have been crippling them as a young family and finally, after lots of hard work, they are ready to apply for a Debt Relief Order. This will make a huge difference to their lives and wellbeing, as they will be able to move forward without the burden of debt hanging over them. Your support of £90 will provide the fees needed to complete this application.
This Christian family is seeking refuge in the UK due to religiously motivated violence in their country of origin. A recent change in family circumstances, related to issues with child protection, has caused a delay in their benefits assessment. In the meantime, the local church would like to offer some help with vouchers which can be redeemed for food at a local supermarket.
J is a middle aged man who has recently been medically retired from his employment. This has made his multiple debts impossible to pay off, and everything has become too much to cope with. When I spoke to him, he was so grateful that people were willing to give money to those in need. He really needs the fresh start that a Debt Relief Order will bring. Please can you help?
A is a middle aged man who is unemployed and suffering from long term sickness. In addition, he is finding the debt he is in to be a huge burden. It has really affected his mental health to the extent that he rarely answers the phone and has very limited contact with people. His support worker is helping him prepare his application for a Debt Relief Order. Please can you help contribute towards the fees? It would be a great blessing to him.
A broken washing machine was the last straw for this family. Dad is seriously ill and struggling to cope with the demands of a large family. An unforeseen family tragedy left them with the funeral costs and virtually nothing. At this point, the washing machine broke and all the school uniforms have had to be washed by hand. Families First are working with them, but the gift of a washing machine would be really appreciated.
A has just been allocated social housing after a long wait in which she lived in a caravan, as she could not afford private rental anymore. A has two children who spend half of their time with her. She is on a debt repayment plan and this money would provide new blinds for the home to allow privacy for the family from other homes on the estate.
This young lad has been seeing a counsellor and has shown slight signs of improvement with his anger issues. Originally, he was displaying challenging behaviour including refusing to follow simple instructions and has attention difficulties and angry outbursts. Can we help him to progress further with some more sessions? Thank you.
A victim of human trafficking and domestic abuse has been given opportunity to apply for short term work. They would like to work in the care sector to help other people, as they have been helped themselves. To be able to apply they need to attend a training course. This request is for cost of the course. Doing the course will do wonders for their self-esteem and mental health also being able to provide for their daughter.
This gentleman is trying to apply for a Debt Relief Order. He has had an ongoing battle with accessing his state pension and has a serious amount of debt which is causing him immense anxiety and stress. He has medical issues that are exacerbated by stress and really needs to be able to resolve the financial issues for his wellbeing. He has no family to support him or help him through this time.
This lovely gentlemen only receives pension as his income. He has struggled financially and wants a fresh start. His local Citizens Advice office is helping him and he is going to do a Debt Relief Order so he can enjoy his elderly years without worry of bailiffs and all his pension will be able to be spent on him, not debts. However, he needs help with the £90 fee. Thank you for reading.
S is deaf and requires a phone suitable for her to use with her hearing aids. She is trying to sort out her debts with Christians Against Poverty, but she can't get hold of anyone and no-one can get hold of her. Please can we raise the money to get her a phone so she is not so isolated? Thanks.
This young lady is at college but sadly her mother (her sole parent) recently died. As a result of various issues, which we are trying to help her with, she has been left homeless with a younger sibling. They are temporarily at a friend's house but that's in a different town so she needs a bus pass to enable her to get to college each day which is pretty expensive in this rural area. This pass will ensure she can continue her education while we try to resolve the other issues.
K had to leave work during the second lockdown due to her mental health and physical condition. This has then led to her life spiraling out of control and being unable to keep up with her bills and debts. Each day brings its own worries for and she receives daily texts and phone calls from creditors, making her anxiety peak, to the point of crying constantly. Being able to help her with these debts will give her the breathing space she needs to get back on track and get back into employment.
P had a miscarriage a number of years ago and is still struggling to come to terms with her loss as she had no support at the time. As a result, she has anxiety and worry about her two healthy children and is missing out on the joy of parenthood. She is seeking professional help to address her anxiety and fears resulting from the miscarriage, but cannot afford the fee. Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
S has been struggling to be able to buy new shoes for her three children. They are also needing new trousers and skirts, which have to be bought through the school shop making them more expensive. She has just had to transfer to a new energy supplier, which has also caused her bill to nearly double to be able to get on a fixed plan, which means she now has no spare money to use for these items. She is desperate as the children are being told off at school for not wearing the correct uniform.
This young lad has been struggling in school, since the beginning of the Pandemic, with anxiety and depression. He has a need to be with adults for safety and struggles when he is not. His parents are concerned about his long-term mental state and they have asked for help. Can we get him the help he desperately needs? Thank you.
D is a young lad who still needs more support as he has not responded to his family or counsellor as yet. At the outset, he had severe behaviour issues stemming from domestic abuse and finds the slightest deviation from his routine devastating. He is unhappy, sleep-deprived and says he has bad things going on in his head at night. Please can we help him with some more counselling sessions?
This lady has been working with us at Christians Against Poverty for over two years. She has just moved to a flat where there are no carpets, having been moved several times in the past for safety reasons. We are expecting this to become her permanent residence. We would love to bless her with help towards new carpets for the front room and her bedroom. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
This man in his 60s has struggled with a marriage break up and ongoing unemployment. This has led to a significantly reduced income and created a debt problem around basic needs. A Debt Relief Order would help him to clear off his existing debts and give him the confidence and hope he needs to start rebuilding his life whilst budgeting on the benefits he currently receives.
C has had a very difficult time over the last year, with admissions to hospital for both physical and mental health issues. He spent the whole Christmas period in hospital. His mental health team have advised him to take up a hobby to get him out of the house more and relax. He would like to go fishing, which he used to enjoy. As C is unable to work due to his health difficulties and his wife is disabled, money is very tight. Can you help him to do something positive this January?
This young woman in her 20s has struggled to raise her daughter on benefits since receiving asylum in this country and receiving no support from her daughter's father. Suffering from PTSD caused by abuse and trauma she is not in a position to work. She has struggled as her debts have become overwhelming. A Debt Relief Order would help her to clear off her existing debts and give her the peace she needs to start rebuilding her life, looking for work longer term and caring for her young daughter.
D works for Parks & Gardens and is behind in his Council Tax- this could get him in trouble at work, which is causing severe anxiety. His teenage son is living with him and is having problems at school and has been referred to an outside education unit for 3 months. The family is struggling financially and using a food bank. Under the supervision of child support services it is imperative that they have 24 hour phone access which is currently difficult as the mobile contract is regularly in arrears.
Our client has recently had a heart attack and is recovering at home. He is awaiting knee replacement surgery and is finding getting around really hard to do. He has been surviving on beans on toast as he hasn't been able to get out. We would like to bless him with a chest freezer so he can stock up on meals for when he isn't well enough to go out. He is on benefits and lives very frugally. He's a lovely chap and we would love to bless him with this. It would help him so much. Thank you.
This lady is working closely with our Community Link Adviser and using our members food shop. She has recently been rehoused with 2 children, but the house has no carpets. She is in severe hardship and there are disabilities in the family. We are seeking help with funding to carpet the living room for the family.
This lady lost her husband very suddenly before Christmas. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to manage her debts. She has no carpet in her living room or anywhere to store her son's clothes, but cannot afford these things at present. Please can you help?
This couple have been placed in housing with underfloor heating which is very expensive to run, especially with the recent hike in energy prices. They are still awaiting for the approval of a Personal Independence Payment application but this is taking some time. The gentleman suffers from severe anxiety and the worry of not being able to pay the bills is of huge concern. Facing the dilemma of heat or eat should not be something they should be having to consider.
B is a young lady with a very low household income of benefits only, and she is in a constant struggle to find enough money to buy food and pay for essential bills for herself and her 3 year old daughter. This request is for money towards a bed and mattress for B's little girl as they are currently sharing a bed. Please help this little girl get something all children deserve and donate towards her having her very first bed. Many thanks.
J has had a stroke and this has resulted in numerous health conditions and she has been unable to work and has fallen into arrears with her rent and other bills, she has struggled to manage her finances. She has been unable to look after her children as a result of her medical condition and has had to move to live in a bungalow. She is seeking a Debt Relief Order which will allow her a fresh start to manage her finances.
Ms W was living in a furnished private rented property. The rent increased by a third after a commercial landlord took over, and she was also on zero hour contract. She has now moved to social landlord but she is struggling for household items such as pans and bedroom drawers. She has now have regular morning job as a social worker, which is improving her mental state. She has a few debts that she couldn't pay from her old property which means she is unable to save.
A 27 year old lady from India has come to Open Doors charity in Hull seeking help, as she finds herself in a desperate situation. She is living alone and is expecting her first baby in March this year. She has no family support and is struggling on £40 a week. She seeks help to buy a pram and some new clothes for the baby. Open Doors is trying to find her new accommodation where she can find more support when the baby arrives.
L suffers with very poor mental health and was homeless, living mostly in a hostel, until she was offered a flat a few months ago. She was just getting onto an even keel when her benefits were cut, and the financial difficulty this has created is causing renewed anxiety and worry. She has built up debt on her gas and electricity accounts and has run out of money for food this month. It is over 3 weeks to her next benefits payment and help to get her energy back in credit and buy food would be a huge relief for her.
K has been without income since November when she split up with her partner and was told her benefits needed to be re-assessed. She still doesn't know when she is going to receive anything and is only managing to survive with the help of family and friends. Her cooker is broken, and in her present circumstances there is no way that she can find the money to replace it. She would love to be able to cook properly for herself again. Help to buy a new cooker would mean a lot and would be a glimmer of light for her at a very bleak time.
This lady has sought debt help after losing her job in July as a teaching assistant due to ill health. Her route out of debt has been recommended as a debt relief order but she is unable to afford the £90 fee. Please would you consider helping her by donating towards this cost. Many thanks.