This 60 year old man from Pakistan is living in Leeds, but he is having trouble and being hassled by people in his neighbourhood. He has been in contact with the police and has been advised to install CCTV to establish his grounds for claiming there has been a crime against him. He has raised some of the funds, but please help him with this remaining amount in order to purchase the equipment to prove his situation and get the help he needs.
A is having problems with the benefit cap, and her older children have come back to live with her so her housing benefit has been reduced by over £100/week. She desperately needs to get out of debt so she can use her money to pay rent as her landlord is threatening eviction. She has been trying to save the money for the £90 fee for 3 months but problems keep arising. She is going to get £30 together, but please could you help with the remainder?
S has an urgent utility bill that he needs to pay. He receives Universal Credit, but is having deductions because of a previous over payment. S has multiple health problems and is struggling to pay bills which is causing significant anxiety and stress. Any help to pay this bill would make a huge difference to him.
This lady is a single mum of three children. She also cares for a child of her ex-partner much of the time. She gets little or no support from her ex-partner and struggles to manage the family budget. She is able to cope without getting into arrears so long as she does not need to make large purchases, therefore she has been managing without a cooker since her old one broke several weeks ago. She likes to cook proper meals for her children and would benefit from help to do this.
This lady was living in Spain but has had to return to the UK because of ill health. She is currently sofa surfing as she cannot afford to rent. Despite her ill health she is looking for suitable work. An opportunity has arisen at a Christian retreat in South Wales but this would mean her having to travel there from Poole and stay locally for a few days. She would be extremely thankful for any contributions towards the cost of petrol and accommodation.Thank you.
This lady was referred to Christians Against Poverty having been off work due to ill health. She had used up her savings and is in danger of her house being repossessed. We successfully supported her application to court for extra time to pursue different options and she is now in a position to be able to look for work. One recent interview necessitated hiring a car which depleted the little money she had set aside for interview costs. Some money towards covering these costs would be really appreciated.
H is a single parent of 3 children and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear £8,000 worth of debt. We managed to get a TV court fine overturned which has prevented action from the bailiffs, but now need to deal with the rest. She needs £90 to do this and it will really help her move forward with her life. Thank you for considering helping this lovely lady.
This lady with two young children is being threatened with eviction because of debts that her and her partner accrued when they were very young and first living together. Her partner has recently been ordered to stay away from his family because of his violent temper, his name has been taken off the rent book leaving her solely responsible for the debt; she has no means to repay it. The Citizens Advice Bureau have advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order. £90 would allow her a fresh start.
L is a young mother with two boys. She has a very low income and what little money she has is spent on her children. She has broken her glasses and can't afford new ones. She also needs pots, pans and plates. She is being supported by Keyring Charity who help clients back into independent living. Any help would be really appreciated.
M is a young mother who was in a very abusive relationship. This included financial abuse by her ex-partner causing her to get into debt. She is being supported by Keyring charity and needs a Debt Relief Order to deal with her debts, but she can't afford the £90 fee. Please donate to help her get back on her feet.
S is a single mum who has been out of work for 5 years after suffering a brain injury. She now struggles to fully process information and make decisions. She has got into debt and while she has been trying to make repayments, the amount being deducted from her benefits has just increased, leaving her struggling financially. A Debt Relief Order would clear these debts and enable her to move forward, but she needs to raise the £90 fee in order to do this.
C got into debt several years ago when mistakes were made with her benefits. While the errors were not her fault, the deductions from her benefits to repay this amount are so high that after her rent is paid she is only left with £190 a month. This needs to cover all bills, food, etc. As a result she is barely eating and relying on the food bank. A Debt Relief Order would stop these deductions, so that she has enough to buy basic food and essentials but she needs £90 for the fee.
This woman, who has come to the UK from Sudan, has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and has moved into an unfurnished council tenancy. She is in receipt of Universal Credit which barely covers her food and utility costs. This means she has few possessions and limited means of purchasing items that she needs. She is in urgent need of a bed, so I am hoping that you can help. Many thanks.
E is a single guy in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. He has turned his life around, found Jesus and is due to complete his rehab in January 2020. He desperately wants to deal with all his debts before his release so he can have a complete new start and good prospects for the future. He needs £680 for the fee, so we are working to gather this from various sources. Your donation will help us achieve this goal for this wonderful young man who is a pleasure to work with.
C and her husband have two young sons. Her car has broken down and her family rely on the car for health reasons as she has ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and therefore a lot of appointments to travel to. Their budget is tight. The family have engaged with our services but this has knocked them back as their resources are unable to cover this unexpected expense, and they can't afford to replace the vehicle. Please help us bless this family.
This young mum of 3 has had to leave her home because of domestic violence. Her service charges at the refuge have reached £400 and she is struggling to manage her finances. She is also suffering from depression and self harm. £120 towards this £400 arrears would reduce the amount significantly, would allow her to set up a manageable weekly payment plan, and on the way to a fresh start with her children. Any donation would be a real blessing.
This family of five are refugees from Azerbaijan. The father was a political prisoner who was tortured there whilst imprisoned by the state. Since his release he has suffered from mental illness. They receive benefits and manage all their living expenses but are not able to afford large items. Their fridge has broken down meaning they are spending more on fresh food so your help to buy a fridge/freezer would help them very much.
This 58 year old woman is currently unable to work. She is suffering from severe dizziness, vertigo and headaches and is undergoing tests to determine the cause. Over several years she has accrued debts of £6000. She was managing this when working but now that she is in receipt of Universal Credit she cannot afford her minimum repayments, and her creditors are chasing her which is making her extremely stressed. A money adviser has recommended a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the fee. I hope you can help.
After two years of trying to engage with us, T has finally overcome some of her mental health issues and walked through our doors. T is a single mum of 3 children and she has struggled for years with debt she's not been able to handle. She now receives Universal Credit but 40% is deducted before she even sees it. It breaks her heart to use food banks, and she often goes without for her children. Getting a Debt Relief Order would get rid of debt which is crippling her and give her a brighter future.
This client has not been able to pay his bills because of mistakes with his benefits, and now he has to pay most of his monies back each week. This means that he doesn’t have enough to eat, and his mental health has been getting worse and worse, so he is struggling to cope. He is now receiving help from the Citizens Advice Bureau who are trying to make things better for him. A Debt Relief Order will enable him to have more control and help him see a more positive future.
D is working with Christians Against Poverty to deal with her debts. She has recently found employment but has no coat for the winter. As the cold approaches, it would be great if anyone felt able to contribute to helping her get to work appropriately dressed. Thank you.
C is a single gentleman living on his own. He is unable to work due to a skin condition which stops him going out in any kind of sunlight. This is so severe that in the Summer he has to have his skin completely covered including his head and face. Over the years he has not been able to pay off his debts and they are now causing him a lot of stress and anxiety. This has an effect on his health as well, as it is making his skin become irritated and inflamed. Being able to clear his debts would really improve his standard of living.
A is suffering from osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vascular dementia. He and his wife are in debt and have moved into a house on our estate that they cannot furnish properly. They have also had to use the local food bank when they have had no food in their home. They have recently acquired a mini cooker, but it would be tremendously helpful to have a reliable washing machine and not to have to rely on a kindly neighbour to do their washing for them.
K's son became very ill and spent a long period in hospital. The family were running their own business but had to take so much time out supporting the ill child and his two siblings that the business folded. This has left them with some debts. The family are trying really hard to get on top of things but amidst it all K still needs help with a new pair of glasses which they just cannot afford to buy.
This hard working mum with fibromyalgia is struggling with debts after the death of her mother and the related funeral costs. She is is looking to improve her home conditions for herself and her son and needs help to purchase paint. This would make such a difference to their home and lives.
A is a single mum with a 6 year old boy. She is training to be a social worker. She is struggling to manage financially at present because of a delay in receiving this term's college bursary. This is due to problems at the college she is studying, and having to find a new tutor for her course. She cannot easily work at present, to bring in income, as this would have to be at weekends and she would then have to find childcare for her son. She would be very grateful for your help with food and bills in the short term.
This lovely couple are expecting a baby in the next month. The mother is in need of a breast pump and some baby bottles. The father recently was made redundant and they are struggling to pay bills and provide food whilst waiting for benefits to be sorted. He is also searching for work. Please help this couple as they strive to give their new baby a good start in life by providing the nutrients it needs. Thank you.
L and her partner are both unable to work due to autism. They live independently in their rented flat, and survive on limited benefits. L has £31 deductions each month on her Universal Credit, relating to an over payment of benefits. She also has £120 arrears on her electric smart meter, so £3 of every £10 put in gets taken to clear debt. They have no other debts, but due to these two problems they are needing to use Food banks to survive. £120 would clear their electric arrears and help them stay independent.
P is a single woman living alone and she works part-time at a local hospital. She claims Universal Credit to top-up her low income. It costs her £60 per month to travel to work and she is struggling financially as she is receiving several deductions from benefits. We have contacted Universal Credit to get the deductions reduced but this will take one month. P has multiple health problems but felt forced to return to work to survive and would be grateful for any help you can provide.
I've been working with this lady since June and only this week she revealed to me that she has been sleeping on a put up bed which she struggles to get out of each morning. She has significant physical and mental health problems and it feels like no-one cares for her so was amazed to hear about Acts 435. She has put a lot of effort into working with Christians Against Poverty and a new bed would help her to get the physical rest she needs each night.
This single Mum, with a sixteen year old disabled son, has had to stop working due to mental health issues. There has been a delay in getting her Limited Capacity For Work Payments and as a result she has got into debt and can't pay her water company bills. Please could you help to clear her water bill arrears?
D is a Christians Against Poverty client and is working with them to sort out her debts. She has recently had surgery and now needs to build her muscles again before further post-op surgery. She is booked in for aqua aerobics but needs a swimming costume that will fit her altered body shape. Please consider making a donation so she can continue on her road to recovery. Thank you
This man is on a low income. He is in debt and would like help to pay some bills. He has also been asked by the Housing Association to repaint his flat. He receives only £300 per calendar month on Universal Credit so struggles to make ends meet. (This is half of what he received previously when on Employment and Support Allowance.) He has nothing spare to buy paint or clear his debts. A donation would really help him as he does not want to risk losing his flat. Thank you.
E is a really poorly lady and a mum of one. She is also crippled by debt, which is adding to her anxiety and aggravating her illness - some days she cannot get out of bed. She cannot see an end to her problems and is worried about her child. Getting a Debt Relief Order would help her to get rid of the debts that she has no hope of paying, and give her a future to look forward to. She has no one to turn to for help - can you help?
R was referred to us by a local charity. She'd moved to the area in May following domestic violence. She had been living with a friend for 6 months, but this wasn't ideal as she has a seven year old daughter. She needed to try to make a fresh start. Getting a new home has meant debts from her past relationship have caught up with her and she has no way of repaying them. Every day she is anxious about bailiffs and doesn't know where to turn. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give her the solution she needs.
K is a lovely young lady with mental health problems who got into debt when an ex partner took out credit in her name which she knew nothing about. When she moved in with a new partner they were both unwell and were unable to pay the rent so got into more debt. Having recently lost both parents, she is now living on her own and decided to come to Christians Against Poverty to get help for her debt. Your donation to a Debt Relief Order would help her mental health and help make a fresh start.
This young couple have a three year old child and have gotten into debt. They are really struggling with bills, and their child wets the bedding every night. This means they are spending money that they don't really have on washing bedding. All of this is affecting their relationship and we just want to help them to take the pressure off. Can you contribute to some of their electricity and gas bills?
On Tuesday 14th May the partner of the applicant, and the father of their 12 year old daughter, was killed in Middlesbrough. The family was already experiencing financial difficulties before this unexpected and horrendous event, so Acts 435 kindly stepped in to help with the costs of the funeral. This request is for help to provide a lasting memorial for the daughter, to help her remember her father. Her mother feels that if she can provide a lasting memorial of the relationship her daughter shared with her father, it would go some way to easing her grief.
M is looking after her granddaughter full time at her house, as the mother has mental health problems. Her son (the father) is currently out of work, and the mother is not willing to share any child care benefits she receives towards the cost of her daughter. M has to find the funds for school costs, school lunches and cost of driving her granddaughter to school, which she would be very grateful for your help with.
Due to the breakdown of my relationship I have had to move home with my 5 year old daughter and apply for benefits. This has been very stressful and difficult, and setting up a family home has been more difficult because I do not have a washing machine. This means I have to wash everything by hand. I cannot sleep for worrying about how I can afford this as I have no spare money available. If I could get some help from Acts 435 this would be a great relief to me.
Due to ill health I have not been able to work for a while and now rely on benefits. I have also been homeless but recently managed to get my own tenancy. However, I do not have any money to buy a cooker that I desperately need and this is making me more worried and stressed, which is not helping my mental state. If I could get some help from Acts 435 then I would be able to try and gain some more control over my situation. I would also be able to start to cook meals for myself which would help my mental state.
D's mental health began to deteriorate after his mother died when he was 15. He managed to hold down a job from age 16-29 but then lost it after a severe mental health breakdown. Without appropriate support for his mental health, he became suicidal, was sanctioned on Universal Credit and accumulated debts because he couldn't manage his finances at all. He is now getting better support but anxiety about his debts is hindering his recovery. A Debt Relief Order would lift a huge burden and give him a new start.
M is a single mother who has fled from an abusive relationship. She was recently evicted from her property with little warning as her landlord had sold it. She has been given a final gas bill which she cannot afford. Her mental health is being affected by the stress. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Due to struggling with mental health problems I have fallen behind with rent and council tax payments which have resulted in bailiffs visiting my home. This is very upsetting for myself and my young family. I have now accessed support from Citizens Advice Debt drop in and I am going through the application for a Debt Relief Order to help me get back on my feet. But I still need £90 to complete this application. If I am able to get help from Acts 435 this will help to improve my mental state.
I work part time and also care for my partner, who has mental health problems, and my three young children. I have fallen into debt and we are now being chased for money by court bailiffs. After advice we have now accessed help from Citizens Advice to try and take control of our finances but need £90 in order to apply for Debt Relief Order and we do not have any spare money to pay for this. If I am able to access support for the £90 this will be a great relief to me and help me sleep again at night.
J is a single mum who has struggled for years with anxiety and depression and is living only for her son. She contacted us recently after a visit from bailiffs and was so anxious. This visit has made her realise that she cannot carry on in the state that she is in. We are applying for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start but she has no hope of saving for the fee. J has hope for the future and talks about selling her crafts, which has helped through this dark period. Please help this determined lady.
A and his partner have come for money advice. They have a young family but debts from their past are taking their toll. They are desperate to give their children a happy life but debt is causing massive anxiety which is now restricting their lives. They are afraid to leave their home and don't know where to turn for help. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give such relief - they were in tears when they heard about it and couldn't believe they could be debt free with a future full of hope for their family.
R is a single-parent living with her 5-year-old daughter in rented accommodation and she claims Universal Credit and Child Benefit. R is spending £100 per month in public travel costs to take her daughter to school, which is leaving her with little money for food and housekeeping. We have helped R apply to a charity for a regular allowance but it can take a month for the application to be processed, so a bus pass will be so useful for the time being.
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other severe health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but is struggling to get together the basic items she needs to furnish it. She would love to be able to cook for herself but cannot afford a cooker and is having to rely on microwave meals. She would be very grateful for your help.
This gentleman is looking for help with his Debt Relief Order fee. He has poor mental health and is struggling now he is in debt. He has been left with disabilities after contracting hepatitis C. This is also affecting his mental health. A Debt Relief Order will mean he no longer struggles with his debts.
One or our mentees would very much like to ask for some bus fare money. At the moment he is restricted to the house with just a grandparent who has hardly any food or money. He no longer has his mum to look after him. Things are slightly better when he is able to see his friends who are a bus ride away. They help him feel better about what is happening with his family in terms of his sad loss. He is still going to school but is struggling at home and in general. His mentor will budget his fares.
B is unemployed and despite suffering from depression has tried to get back into work. She recently started a job but found she couldn't cope and had to leave after only two and a half days. She receives Job Seekers Allowance but struggles to cover her household bills, and now fears that this short period of work will cause delays to her benefits payments. She is particularly anxious about not having enough for food, gas and electric. Help towards these would really help to ease her worries.
This woman is unemployed and not receiving any benefit. She usually depends on her husband who is working but he can't afford to pay for her other than basic needs. She needs to change her glasses due to her poor sight but she doesn't have enough money. Any help would be much appreciated as she will be very happy and pleased.
This lady is a mother of 1 son. She is just came to the UK and claimed for Asylum. She has limited support from the Home Office which is not suffcient to fulfill their basic needs. She asked some help to buy school uniform for her son and to pay his busfare. She would be very grateful for any help you can offer to support her to pay some of the expenses. Thank you.
This 50 year old gentleman with disabilities is needing support to access funds towards his heating costs. He needs to pay for heating oil in preparation for Autumn and Winter. We are requesting help now as he may be able to purchase the oil at a reduced price before demand rises. Any help would be gratefully received.
B is a single gentleman in rehab. He has over 10k of debts and needs to do a Debt Relief Order (DRO) urgently to stop bailiffs coming. He leaves in a month so we really want to be able to do the DRO before he leaves and goes back into the outside world. The stress of the debts will set him back if we cant achieve the DRO asap. Please consider helping this lovely gentleman.
After a breakdown in relationship with my partner I have had to try and build a new life for myself and young children. I work part time but still struggle to pay bills and buy food. My cooker as now broken and I am unable to cook food for my family and worry about this constantly which is preventing me from sleeping properly. If I could get some help to buy a cooker then I can start to provide warm meals again for my family and this will reduce the amount of stress I feel under.