This lady is pregnant and has been trying to stay in the UK. However, because of the pregnancy and lack of means to keep her family and the baby here, Brazil have asked her to return and live there. She was offered work there as well. She just needs help to finish paying the expenses here in the UK to go as soon as possible.
This lady was referred to us by her social worker. She has been moved out of the family home with her children but the property provided didn't have any facilities. She was trying to buy lots of items that she needed and she saw a washing machine on market place that included delivery. She couldn't afford a washing machine as well as everything she needed to buy. Please help this lady and make her life easier. Thank you.
L’s mother passed away recently from Covid-19. He was her full time carer and is now forced to apply for Universal Credit. The household bills have been transferred into his name but he is struggling financially due to the length of time taken to process the transfer of his benefits. L is overwhelmed and still grieving for his mother. Your kind donation would really help to reduce some of the stress and pressure as he comes to terms with life without his mother.
C and P have recently gone through a bankruptcy with Christians Against Poverty. They have 3 children at home and homework online has been and continues to be very hard to do with only one laptop and a tablet. A second tablet would be very useful to the family. C and P are going through an online Freedom in Christ course too and this would be hugely helpful to them. Thank you.
D has come to us for debt advice. D has struggled for years with mental health issues but has constantly worked to better his and his family's lives. Unfortunately past relationships and illness has meant debt has crept up and now, following the Covid-19 virus he has no hope of making a payment plan. Going bankrupt would free D from a life of anxiety and worry and give him hope for the future.
T has a learning disability, he lives on his own but struggles to understand his money / bills. He signed up for a TV package that he really didn't need, we have spoken to the company and they have cancelled this service now and refunded him the majority of the cost of the service but he will have to pay £90. Sadly he doesn't have the savings to do this and it would be wonderful if you could help him. Moving forward, his sister is going to manage his money so hopefully this won't happen again.
K contacted us in a very distressed state. She has recently split up with her partner and he has moved out and taken all her money. She receives Universal Credit but is not due another payment for over 2 weeks. She has very little food and the gas and electric are about to run out. She doesn’t know where else to turn and would be very grateful for help to see her through to her next benefits payment.
A suffers from anxiety and depression and has been unfit for work for some time. He receives Universal Credit but has large deductions leaving him with little to cover his everyday bills. He is now extremely worried because he has run out of funds and is running low on food, gas and electricity and doesn’t know how he will manage until his next benefits payment. He would really appreciate help to tide him over the next couple of weeks.
M has moved back with his ex-partner to support her through a traumatic time. She has 2 children and they have temporarily been taken into care. They are allowed to visit the children at a family centre in a nearby town. They would like to see them as often as possible, but they are both struggling financially and the travel costs are beyond their means. They would be so grateful for help with these costs so that they can visit the children on a regular basis until they are allowed back home.
J is a war veteran who has been homeless for a long time, but has just got involved with Christians Against Poverty. He has been given a new flat and is so appreciative of it. After years of living in the woods and working his hardest every day to give back to the community and volunteer, J is now being supported to rent his home, but only has a mini fridge. We would love to bless J with a full size fridge freezer, so that he can access a healthy, balanced diet, and save his limited money for a regular food shop. He is currently only eating one shake per day to get by.
This family needs some new bedroom furniture for their two children. They are working with Christians Against Poverty in Leeds to repay their debts but need to purchase some furniture for the girls' bedroom. Due to Covid-19, local donations of this kind are not taking place.
This client is a single man working with Christians Against Poverty in Leeds has recently moved into a new flat. The previous tenant had left it in a poor state and the client needs to purchase a new fridge freezer among other items. At the moment he is unable to bulk buy food as he has nowhere to store it which is making budgeting for the week very difficult and costly.
This man is a very vulnerable man who is trying to escape drugs. He has been placed in a flat but the sellers are always there trying to push the drugs. He has tried to hide in the woods so that they can't find him. Therefore we have organised him to stay in temporary accommodation until we can get the council to move him. We have also got him into a detox program to support him. He is very keen to get started as he wants to change his life and start fresh so your support will help him do this.
This young woman Ms J was homeless but is currently in a hostel. She has a baby boy due in a week or so. Her Social Worker has helped get things for the new baby but they are struggling to clear their rent arrears. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thank you.
G is a single parent of two girls. She has fibromyalgia, struggles with chronic, debilitating pain and suffers depression and anxiety. G managed to hold down a part time job but was furloughed due to Covid-19 reducing her low income even further. She is struggling to make ends meets while her debts accumulate. Your kind donation would really give G and her family a little breathing space at this difficult time.
L is on benefits and also has some debt. Her washing machine has broken down and cannot be economically repaired. She cannot afford to replace it and has no transport to get to the nearest launderette which is some distance away. Any help to get her a new washing machine would be greatly appreciated.
R has recently moved into a new property with their children. They are new to the neighbourhood and the city. They are struggling to settle because of the pandemic, the children have not been able to go to school or make new friends and R has yet to meet other parents and feels quite isolated. R would like to purchase a freezer as they like to shop for fresh produce at the local market and as a family they love to cook stews and soups but they struggle to store it safely. Please support this request.
T is struggling with debt and has struggled to find help and support during the pandemic. They have recently moved into a new property and really want to put down roots and make a home for their small children. They would like to purchase some carpet for their children's bedroom but just can't afford to and they have used their savings to pay priority debts. Please can you support this young family?
R is a single mum to her 16 year old daughter. Due to ongoing back problems, she can't work and bills are accumulating. She has recently started working with Christians Against Poverty, but in the meantime, is very anxious and stressed about the debt of rent and utilities. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This lady is a single Mum, with two sons, aged 2 years and 5 weeks. She has just been granted leave to remain in the UK, and she is currently on very low income and living in temporary accommodation. Since her youngest son was born 5 weeks ago, she has found it very hard to get around as she only has a single buggy suitable for her 2 year old. She would really benefit from a double buggy- this would give her a lot of freedom, and would mean she could take her children out for walks easily.
F is on universal credit and having her children at home all the time through lockdown has made things even more of a financial struggle. She is receiving groceries through foodbank but now her phone has broken and she cannot afford to repair it. Her husband has health issues that often lead to hospital stays and the need for ambulance call outs, so it is particularly important for her to have a working phone.
AM was working but has lost his job due to Covid 19. He applied for Universal Credit, but there was an error which meant he didn't get his first payment for 8 weeks, during that time he couldn't pay his rent and he has been trying to catch up ever since. He has paid as much as he can off his arrears but is concerned that he may lose his tenancy over this. His private landlord has been patient but has said he needs this paying. Please help if you can. Thank you.
K is a young woman working with Christians Against Poverty. She is a single mum to 3 girls; their father decided not to see them or support them financially, which has made things very difficult for K. K has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which has become worse over the last 2 years and has stopped her working or coping with the household and bills. K is without a cooker and she is really struggling to provide meals for the girls without one. We would really like to bless her with this and give her a message of hope.
N suffers from mental health problems. He receives Universal Credit but recent changes and delays to his payments have caused him to build up debts and, because of his mental difficulties, he struggles to prioritise his spending. He is particularly anxious about 2 payments of £50 for his TV licence which he has missed and is worried that he will soon get a final demand for payment and a fine if he cannot pay. Help to cover this debt would really put his mind at rest.
M. lost his job due to Covid. He has managed to secure another, part-time, job, but he needs to use his car to get to work. The car has a fault, but he has no money to cover this bill. He is working with Christians Against Poverty, to become debt-free, but it is important that he retains the little income that he has. Repairs to his car are essential for this.
S is a recipient of our foodbank's doorstop deliveries, and we were able to stand in prayer with her at the first meeting when she was so worried about a threatening miscarriage, after similar losses last year. A month later she texted to say happily the pregnancy has settled, but that she is worried sick about various debts that she can't work to clear, whilst she is shielding and her 2 little ones off school. Paying this gas bill would bring a bit of piece of mind, as we continue to support
C has been getting regular food parcels from us since June, and this week cried as she disclosed she didn't have the money last week to attend hospital for a suspected cancer biopsy, and that she's exhausted from sleeping in an upright chair - as our worker probed it turns out there is no bed or settee in the little flat, and she sleeps in a hard backed chair with a rug over her, every night. She emotionally accepts prayer each time we visit, and we are desperate now to buy C her own bed...
Client X has recently become a Christian during lockdown. They are are struggling with multiple health issues, facing eviction and starting to address their debt issues through CAP. Since becoming a Christian things have improved but then they had their drill stolen. The client makes furniture to sell but are unable to do this without the drill. They would really welcome this new piece of equipment to enable them to start earning a living again.
T is from Sudan, her husband is Dutch citizen. She was laid off because of Covid-19 and they have failed to get Universal Credit. They are now 3 months in arrears with their rent and are afraid they will be asked to leave by their landlord. This week, her husband has returned to work but only part-time. Even with this, they are earning £50 less per month than the rent (which is £400). This request is for £150 towards a month's rent to 'buy time' with the landlord, we will find a further £250. Many thanks.