L can't hold down a job for long due to mental ill health. She became homeless and then took on a joint tenancy with a man who absconded, leaving L with debts which she will never be able to clear. She is now in a hostel and gets support from the hostel and a health worker but needs relief from her debt which is causing her great distress. A kind donation for the fee for a Debt Relief Order is the only way out of this unhappy mess, and L would be very grateful.
W is retired. He suffers with arthritis in his knees. This means that his mobility is poor. His washing machine, which was twelve years old, recently broke and cannot be repaired. Travelling to the launderette is a huge effort for W given his health issues and is expensive to pay for. A generous donation towards a new washing machine would take a lot of stress away from him.
M is a working single mum, with one son living with her. Her younger son (10) is living with his dad. The relationship has deteriorated, and M doesn't know where they are living and isn't being allowed regular access to son. She would like to establish regular visiting. In order to do this she is going to have to go through mediation- she has sought advice, but the initial consultation where they will work out whether she qualifies for legal aid is £100. This isn't manageable on her tight budget.
K has been in violent relationships. She is living in a women's halfway house with her two daughters, one of whom has ADHD. They have moved away from their school, church, and safe neighbourhood. K can't get onto the council housing list because of arrears in council tax, housing benefit and rent. To break out of this vicious circle she needs just £140 to clear her rent (the church will find the other £20). Thank you for your help.
R moved into one of our properties a few months ago although came to us with some debt. She had previously worked part time in a shop but was signed off due to mental health & health issues (anxiety/depression and diabetes). She has no family support in the area. R is managing living costs and paying bills but still has very little in her home furniture or household belongings and would like a grant to buy a hoover cleaning items
P is paying into the CAP budgeting scheme, however, he is short of the first month's instalment towards his bankruptcy fees. He is supporting his family of 3 children under 11 years old, one of which has special needs. His budgeting is going well but he just needs help with the first month's fee to get him going on his own.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in order to become debt free. She has the chance to go on a free weekend away with CAP, we just need to raise money for her petrol costs. She has complex health and social needs and rarely has the chance for a break away.
C is a single mum, who has been forced into unaffordable private rented accommodation due to the lack of availability of council housing. As such she has been subjected to the benefit cap and has a Council Tax bill that she cannot afford to pay. She is studying as well as caring for her two children and this would release a huge amount of pressure on her.
P. discovered that she has cancer and just had extensive surgery to remove the cancer yesterday. When I went to visit her in the hospital she was extremely concerned and anxious that she wouldn't be able to pay the rent, as she discovered that she cannot leave her house for 6 weeks as she is on strict bed rest while she recovers. She is self-employed and will not be able to do her work. Her first universal credit payment will not come until the middle of March.
J is a 52 year old single man living in a rented flat, unable to work due to ill health and living on benefits. He has a support worker helping him. J has fallen into debt without any chance of being able to pay the debts off- we are assisting him to apply for a debt relief order, we would be grateful if you could help us to give J a new start without the burden of debt.
J is a 33 year old single parent with a child, who has recently been transferred to the Universal Credit benefit system. The time taken to get her some money has put her into debt as she did not receive any benefits for 8 weeks. J is 7 months pregnant and the worry and stress of this is having an impact on her fragile mental heath. Please if you could assist us in helping this young vulnerable woman we would be so grateful.
T is a 40 year old single mother with dependent children who suffers from bipolar and is unable to work due to her illness. Her partner left her with debts that she is unable to pay as she lives on benefits due to her disability. Please could you assist us in getting a debt relief order for this very vulnerable woman, and help her to overcome this traumatic time in her life.
M is a 23 year old man who has Dyslexia which inhibits his ability to work due to not being able to read. He has recently started working 16 hours a week in a charity shop, which pays him some income. This income is insufficient for him to pay off the debts that he has, so we are assisting him to remove this burden through a debt relief order. If you could assist M to remove these debts so he can make a fresh start he would be very grateful.
R is a 22 year old single mother with 3 young children and she is 6 months pregnant. Her partner recently left her with the children and a lot of debt. R has mental health issues that need medication, the extra stress that she is now under is causing her health to deteriorate. We are supporting R to remove the stress the debt is causing her by applying for a Debt Relief Order, please if you could assist us in paying for the fee we would be very grateful.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to become debt free. She has a very troubled past including domestic abuse. She has significant health problems also. She has just been offered a new flat which is in the right area and ground floor. We want to bless her with some household items for her new flat. She has waited a long time for the opportunity for a fresh start.
This gentleman has recently lost his job and is now struggling on Universal Credit. He has had to take an advance to pay his rent and now is struggling on his lower income. He wants to do a Debt Relief Order so he can have a fresh start and not worry about his debts and bailiffs any more.
This request is for a single mum with 5 children. The family are struggling to make ends meet and the need for a cot bed for the youngest is causing a lot of stress as mum doesn't know how to stretch the budget to cover this. As the youngest is now almost 6 months old and still in a Moses basket the need for the cot bed becomes more urgent. Any help towards this would be gratefully received and make life just a little bit easier for this mum.
A gentleman in Middlesbrough, with support, is moving to a new property. The mattress that he has is very very old and not suitable for him. He has no means of purchasing another mattress and would be so grateful if Acts 435 donors could help him. This is a fresh start for him the gentleman has learning difficulties and is quite vulnerable.
B has two young children and is expecting a third. She has recently escaped an abusive relationship but has been left with debts which need to be written off through a debt relief order. This will free her to look after her family on her low income. She is not able to pay the £90 fee herself - please support B as she begins this new chapter.
J is a client of Christians Against Poverty(CAP), who are helping him clear debts resulting from a marital split and mental health problems. He lives with his mother and brother- none of whom are able to work due to health issues. His father died recently and J does not have the fare to get to the funeral in Croydon on 25th Feb, nor does he have a suit to wear. He is engaging well with CAP and also now regularly attending local Alpha Course. He says that the suit will also help him apply for work.
This single lady, working with Christians Against Poverty to repay her debts, is looking to fund essential car repairs so she can continue working in her care role in the community. Without these car repairs, she will not be able to work.
N is a single mum of a 6 year old daughter living in a social housing flat and currently on benefits including Universal Credit. She has debt due to benefit changes resulting in over payments and a need for an Advance. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear her debt. Her child's father was deported to Jamaica. N is desperate to get paid work and can work as a care worker on a good hourly rate if she can get a DBS check done. This request is to cover the cost of the DBS check.
C is in significant financial hardship due to benefit cuts. After a change in circumstance he had to downsize significantly and place his things in storage. He is no longer able to pay the storage costs and is therefore at risk of losing all his goods. Through working with Christians Against Poverty, the warehouse have offered a settlement figure of £75 to release the goods. This is a great offer and would allow C to access and sell goods to alleviate some of his hardship and move forward.
This single mum is on benefits and has historic debts resulting in large deductions to her benefits. She is now getting help from Christians Against Poverty with her debts but is short for her monthly rent payment this month and worried about putting her tenancy with private landlord at risk. Children are 14,12 & 2. Your help is requested to enable to protect her tenancy. There will likely be a Debt Relief order shortly to clear her debts and she will then be able to afford rent.
S is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts, and is at the beginning of a long repayment plan. She's opened up her coal fire to try and save heating costs, but she needs £50 to have the chimney swept and some money for coal, and a cowl to go on top of the chimney. It would be great if we could help. When I explained about Acts 435 she couldn't believe that people might help her.
M. has been on long term sick leave and is unable to return to work due to complicated mental health issues. Since her sick pay finished at the beginning of December 2018 she has only received £42 in benefits. As a result she is in arrears with paying her water rates. A gift towards this would help her immensely, and remove some of the mental anxiety.
S has been coming to Church on and off for a few years. He has been offered a free holiday, but needs the petrol to be able to attend. He is working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help and is currently unemployed.
This gentleman is in his late 50’s. He has not been able to find work since March 2018. He receives benefits but has fallen behind with bills and so now has many debts. This resulted in a recent visit by a bailiff. He cannot make the required payments and now he potentially faces losing his flat. In order to remove the stress caused by the debts he would need a Debt Relief Order and seeks help with the £90 fee. He is very grateful for any help you are able to give. Thank you
This gentleman has recently started work and has now been taken off benefits, but needs to work for a month before he gets paid. He has 2 children and a wife. During this time he needs electricity and gas to see him and his family through the month period- their meter has been in arrears for which they have set up a payment plan with the company.
G had to have her elderly dog put to sleep due to ill health. The dog has been her companion over the past 12 years. G is disabled and has a disabled son and has limited income. Your donation would help to pay the vet fee.
This single lady moved out of supported housing a year ago. She is working, so isn't in receipt of benefits. She moved to an unfurnished property and was saving up to get carpets for the property. Sadly her Mum passed away very unexpectedly and she has had to pay the funeral bill (which she is still paying off). This means she hasn't been in a position to pay for any carpet- any help towards this would be very gratefully received and helpful at a difficult time.
T, who struggles with long term anxiety, is struggling to pay her winter fuel bills and other priority bills. A donation would really assist her to get back on her feet.
M is a member of our local street community and has been known to Hastings Street Pastors for 8 years. He has managed to beat previous drug addiction but is still battling alcoholism. He has a dog who is now getting old- he is worried about the dog but cannot afford the £40 to get the dog checked at the vets. He wants to go for detox r.e. alcohol but will not commit until he knows that his dog is ok and can then leave dog with a friend. We will ensure funds are payable directly to the vets.
This young woman comes from a broken background and got into sex working on the streets from the age of 15, which has left her unstable and with mental health issues. She is trying to get out of it and put her life back together. She has a house that she hasn't been staying in but has gone back home and is trying to piece her life back together. She currently has no gas and they wont switch it back on until she pays the bill. She is living without heating at the moment, please help.
JB has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is JB could have a fresh start.
G. has been experiencing abuse from her son. He has been verbally abusive & caused criminal damage to her door. She needs to have it repaired as it is not secure. The son no longer lives with her and has been reported to the police and interviewed. G. is in receipt of universal credit but needs this basic money for her bills and essentials such as food. She would be very blessed with some help to repair her door, so she can feel secure again.
This client and her husband have 3 young children and are currently both unemployed, although they are both actively seeking work. The drop in their income has become increasingly problematic as they can no longer manage their debts as their benefit income barely covers their essential outgoings. As they have debts of over £18000 they have sought debt advice and a Debt Relief Order has been recommended as their best option. However, they cannot afford the fee so I am hoping that you can help. Thank you
LG has been working with Citizens advice to try and resolve his financial situation, they have recommended that he apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) but he cannot afford the fee of £90.00. Please help as it would make a huge difference is LG could have a fresh start.
Please would you help this lady and her family. They are struggling to pay bills especially a gas bill. She receives Universal credit benefits but finds it difficult to make the money last for a month partly because of bank charges due to an overdraft. They are beginning to work with Christians Against Poverty to reduce the debt but need help in the meantime. Please would you help them with a donation? Thank you.
ED worked as a teaching assistant and had to give up work due to ill health. She has recently been rehoused into a small bungalow rented from the local council. She has accumulated some debts which are slowly being repaid but has no money to furnish the bungalow and is suffering from having a solid concrete floor throughout. Donations to provide flooring would make a great difference to her, especially in this cold weather. Thank you.
The client came to us to use the Foodbank and while here told the workers how he was struggling with stress and anxiety, all made worse by the fact he will not be receiving any payments until March. He is struggling to pay his bills and even to afford food and pay basic living expenses.
The client came to us after having all oh his money stopped for 6 months. He missed his appointment due to illness- he showed a doctors note but he was still sanctioned. He is currently in the middle of an appeal which he has been told can take up to 4 weeks and may still result in a sanction for shorter time. This money will help pay bills and keep above water until his finances are back in order.
L has been regularly attending the Christians Against Poverty Freshstart Course to help her deal with life controlling addictions. She is currently working full time in low paid work in connection with local tourism and is paying off debts as well so her budget is very tight. L desperately needs some dental treatment including a tooth extraction which she just can't afford on her current income, and she'll have to pay to travel to a dentist taking NHS patients.
WS has a bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol. He now has a support worker and each illness has it's own treatment plan. He is trying really hard to get better but doesn't have a cooker or kettle and therefore cannot make hot meals. His support worker has recommended that he improves his diet but he cannot afford to buy either item, as he has direct deductions taken from his benefits making it very difficult to budget. Your help would make a huge difference.
C is a lovely lady who has been through a very difficult time. She was in a controlling relationship. Her dad died, and then she had her third child. After the birth she became ill with a condition paralysing her in one arm. Her relationship broke down, leaving her with three children and unable to work due to illness. She was unable to cope and her debts spiralled. She is now working with Christians Against Poverty. A debt relief order would wipe her debt and allow her to start fresh
T lost his wife to cancer 7 years ago and since then has been struggling financially. He is his disabled son's carer and is on Universal Credit. He has lots of bills to pay but a specifically urgent one is from Stockport Crematorium and Cemetery for the renewal of his wife's dedication plaque. He has to pay £264 to renew it for 10 years otherwise it will be removed and he is in really in distress because of that. With your help he will be able to pay some of the bill and split the rest into payments.
M has been working with us for a number of years after being released from prison but currently has a lot of debt from unpaid utility bills which she is unable to pay as she is out of work. M's life has completely turned around since becoming a Christian in prison and she is now going back into the same prisons she was once in to work alongside the men and women to help break down the barriers people have to employment. Please support her in this journey of helping others break the prison cycle!
A&M are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They both got into debt as a result of difficult circumstances, especially A who was struggling as a single mum. They are working really hard to stick to an incredibly tight budget. They have a baby on the way and are struggling to cope with a broken cooker. Can you help us to provide this and lift the burden of worry for this couple?
M has a low income from benefits due to chronic mental health difficulties. He is in debt but is addressing this with the support of Cornerstone debt advice. M does not have a bed at the moment and if you are able to help in any way he would be very grateful.
T is a single mother of one and is seeking assistance from Citizens Advice to help with several debts which has accrued due to not being able to work - T has now taken employment but is still struggling with past debts which are affecting her daily living. T is desperate for a Debt Relief Order to enable her to make the new start she and her family so desperately are looking for. Thank you.
T is finally free from her heroin addiction although still suffering with psychosis and severe depression. She has been trying to save from her benefits for a Debt Relief Order to get a fresh start from the debt that she has ended up in whilst addicted. She has only managed to raise £10 but is so desperate so I wonder if you could help her get free of her debt and start afresh. We are helping her budget and keep her free of drugs. Thank you so much!
TB is a 48 year old single woman living in rented housing. She suffers from very bad depression and is on suicide watch by her GP. TB works for a taxi company on an "as required" basis, and since last July she has only had 4 weeks work. Due to the lack of income TB has got into debt with her landlord and the local council. We are assisting her to remove this burden to her life. Please if you could help us to assist this very vulnerable woman.
My client is currently claiming benefits and working to resolve his debts - we have applied for a Debt Relief Order on his behalf but he is in need of £90 to pay for this. Any help towards this would be much appreciated.
J suffers severe mental health problems including psychosis, acute schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. She struggles to leave the house on her own for fear of panic attacks. She receives Universal Credit but has large deductions for debts and rent arrears leaving her with insufficient for food and household bills each month. She has been advised that her best option is a Debt Relief Order but she has no way of affording the fee and would be really grateful for any help.
M suffers very badly with arthritis and has been told by her GP that she must limit the number of hours she works. She is working 2 jobs, one in a morning and one in the evening so that she can have a break in between. She is not entitled to free prescriptions and is going without medication because she can't afford the charges. A pre-paid prescription certificate would cover the charges for a year and ensure she has the medication she needs. She would really appreciate your help.
"Due to long term health problems and a recent change in benefits I have to depend on a smaller amount of money each month to live on which I am finding increasing difficult. I have not been able to buy a replacement washer and have been relying on a launderette to wash my clothes but this is very expensive. I worry constantly about trying to manage my money and getting into debt so if I could get some help to buy a replacement washer this would be a great relief and I will be less stressed."
This single mum and 3 children have recently moved into the area and their Universal Credit was stopped for no reason. When it was finally reinstated, they paid back friends who they had borrowed from and bought other essential items like food but didn't have enough to buy oil. The family are really struggling and are working so hard to get employment but not getting anywhere. They would be so grateful for the oil as their home is so cold.
This 27 year old single mum of a two year old has just given birth to a baby girl. She does not have a pushchair and can't manage to go out until she gets one. She feels anxious as she wants to register her baby but the town is about 5 miles away. A double buggy would enable her to go out either walking or by bus. She has no support from a partner or parent but generally manages on her own. Your help would mean she could cope with everyday activities.
D has recently returned back to work after an extended illness. Unfortunately her washing machine has broken and she is unable to afford this due to paying off other essential bills after her period off work. Having a washing machine will mean she can continue to keep on top of her finances and also have clean clothes to attend work feeling and looking healthy. She has worked extremely hard on her recovery and this will help her to maintain this.
SJ is a single mum of 7 & 5 year old children - she had seasonal work cleaning on a caravan site but it is now down season and she is on benefits. SJ is dyslexic, struggles with forms and missed one journal entry and so her Universal Credit (UC) was suspended for 3-4 weeks. Her only other income is child benefit. Her sisters are currently helping her to feed the family but they have their own families and this is putting them under pressure also. We are seeking £120 to help with food and heating pending her UC restarting.
In the past J has been trying to support his family with their financial difficulties and after years of trying to support everyone else J has found himself in debt. He was hoping that he would be able to pay this money back but now he is 68 years old, retired and in poor health. After seeking debt advice J has decided to do a Debt Relief Order. A donation towards the fee would mean that J could become debt free and have a fresh start in life.
This is our 1st request of 2 on behalf of K. K is having support from Christians Against Poverty and is likely, to be shortly undergoing insolvency process. K has long term health conditions which are increasingly debilitating her and she is now partially sighted. We would like to replace her rented fridge/ freezer which is due to be collected, with a purchased one, ideally of the same dimensions to assist her poor sight. This amount will significantly help with the purchase and give her peace of mind for the foreseeable future.
This is our 2nd request on behalf of K. K has been working through a debt repayment plan with Christians Against Poverty for some time and is living on a tight budget. She has long term health conditions and her sight is failing significantly. We are trying to replace her current rented TV with the purchase of a second hand one with a screen of adequate size for her needs. A suitable set has been found and reserved for her. We hope to raise the further balance needed via a local grant. Can we help secure this purchase?
A young lady is struggling to buy furniture after needing to move home. She has been through an eviction due to the benefit cap and has multiple debts including rent/council tax arrears. She is trying to change her life around after struggling with addiction. She has now secured accommodation and needs stability in order for her children to be returned to the family home. Please can Acts 435 help.
E.'s wife has MS and has no recourse to public funds. He has had to reduce hours to 2 days in order to look after her as she needs constant care. They have 2 children. He is on Universal Credit with some other benefits and has debts because of wife's illness and his having reduced hours of work. His microwave recently stopped working and they have no other means of cooking. They would be greatly helped with a gift towards buying one.
L is married with three children. As a result of financial abuse from a former relationship, L has accrued a substantial amount of debt. She attempted to address this issue when she was in a position to make payments, however her creditors refused to negotiate with her. L has since attended Citizens Advice and we have determined that a Debt Relief Order would resolve her situation and give her a fresh start. L is not currently in a position to afford the £90.00 and requires help.
Our Food Bank client is in debt with their electric and gas repayments. They are a working single parent with two children on a low income and caught in the in-between trap of working for low wages and there not being enough money at the end of the month. They are having to juggle money around on a weekly basis to ensure they can feed the children, even with our help, so they have ended up in debt with their heating and lighting. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
The client contacted us after his income was reduced and he found himself unable to pay for basic utilities including gas and electric. He has now been without gas or electric for 3 weeks and is eating at soup kitchens because he cannot heat up any food in his home and he has no money to purchase anything else. He is very desperate for help as he waits for another few weeks until his money is sorted. This funding would go along way in helping him.
M is a Mum of 3 children who desperately needs to go through a DRO to clear her £10,000 worth of debt. She has a suspended possession order on her rent arrears and is very keen to get a fresh start for her family, recently she ahs had to reduce her working hours due to childcare issues. Please do consider helping this lovely couple
S is a Father of 3 children and needs to clear his £17,000 worth of debt. His partner is also going through a DRO and this will stop any further action for the rent arrears and all his other debts. They are now sticking to a budget and really want to DRO 's to give them that fresh start they need as a family. Please consider helping this lovely family have a great 2019