D lives alone and has multiple physical and mental health problems which mean that he is confined to the house for much of the time. His cooker stopped working some time ago but he is struggling to meet his day to day bills, and doesn’t have the funds to replace it. He is currently just living on cold food or microwave meals. Being able to cook properly again would improve his diet and benefit his general health. He would really appreciate help towards the cost of a replacement cooker.
S is a single mum doing an amazing job looking after her son. She is hard working and works long shifts through an agency. She has recently had a physical health issue which has meant that she has not been able to work and is on statutory sick pay which has reduced her income. She has been struggling to pay her gas and electricity, and she would be enormously grateful if you could help with this.
Our client is a lone parent with a daughter still at school. Unfortunately the family lost all their belongings in a house fire recently. Our client just about manages to balance her budget and supplements her income with a few days here and there of casual work. Whilst she is managing to slowly get life back on track after the fire and has secured new accommodation, she is struggling with large expenses and currently needs to buy a new washing machine.
Our client is a lone parent with a daughter still at school. Unfortunately the family lost all their belongings in a house fire recently. Our client just about manages to balance her budget and supplements her income with a few days here and there of casual work. Whilst she is managing to slowly get life back on track after the fire and has secured new accommodation, she is struggling with large expenses and with winter approaching she needs to buy a new tumble dryer.
This Portuguese young lady receives no income at all. She needs to obtain a passport and ID from the Portuguese embassy before she can receive any benefits or get a job. She has a 6 year old daughter who is fostered by her grandmother. She would love to visit her but has no money for train and bus fares. The daughter lives over 80 miles away. Please would you help her to be able to visit her daughter. It would mean a lot to her as she has has not seen her for 2 years. Thank you.
D is a single dad. When he was 19 he spent time in the army and has suffered mental health problems which have blighted his life ever since. He had to give up his job as he was unable to cope. He is supported by a mental health charity, but becomes easily upset and anxious. He receives Employment Support Allowance but is struggling to meet his everyday bills. He needs a new bed and although he has managed to save some money towards it, your help would be appreciated in raising the rest.
M was referred to us from a local re-housing charity following eviction from his home of 6 years due to a change of landlord earlier this year and conflict in the relationship. M is sofa-surfing and hiding from other creditors but desperately wants to move on. Getting a Debt Relief Order will enable him to do this. He has no one to ask for monetary help and being on Universal Credit means he has no spare income to save. M is trying to turn a bad situation into something positive - can you help?
B came to us with his partner who is expecting a baby early next year. When they moved their benefits changed and they no longer had support from a disability worker. Their debts are out of control and whilst we can help with budgeting and support, getting a Debt Relief Order will give them massive relief. They have been left to get on with their lives but at the moment this doesn't seem possible with debts hanging over them.
A is struggling with poor mental health. He is a single parent bringing up his grandson on his own following the loss of his own daughter and his grandson's mother. He has substantial debts, and has been trying to pay but can't manage. He can't work full time because he is caring for his grandson, so doesn't have the money. A needs a fresh start and the only viable option is bankruptcy. He has saved around £360 towards the fee (from family/friends). If you are able to help with £120 we are confident we can find the balance.
X is an EU citizen, they have recently lost their job and due to losing their identification card cannot currently obtain further work. They currently have no means to purchase travel to the embassy or to purchase new identification. In order to obtain further work X needs this identification. Please help X obtain travel to the embassy and to purchase a new identification card.
A 52 year old asylum seeker living in Leeds is volunteering and benefiting from help at the Meeting Point Project. He has a 12 year old daughter and he is studying. Currently, there is political crisis in Bolivia and for this reason he needs a mobile phone. His current phone no longer works and he has found one for £110. Please help him to purchase a phone and keep in good communication with his daughter, be available with the volunteering, and follow news from his home country.
J has 3 kids and is pregnant. They recently moved away from her husband who she had to take out an anti-molestation order against. She has struggled financially and although she is now paying her ongoing rent, the housing association will seek a warrant to evict them if the arrears are not cleared in full by mid December. She can't pay the money back so her only option is clearing the debt through a Debt Relief Order before mid-Dec. J is desperate not to lose her and her kids' home.
This mum of a 3-year-old son that has autism has been told she needs a special buggy for him. She is working but has low income; she is in debt and is working to clear this with Christians Against Poverty (CAP). As part of her CAP Plan she has managed to save some money so has £100 of savings she can use towards the buggy, which will cost £200. This request is to top it up to the full amount so she will be able to take her son out safely, which will help him with his development.
H has struggled to cope with her finances since the breakdown of her marriage. She has struggled with poor mental health but following specialist support from our of our partners she has now gained employment and is looking forward to a brighter future. She has a number of debts that maintain a link to her past. She has no spare money to pay them but she wants to rid herself of the debts and the past that comes with them. A Debt Relief Order is the best way to break this link and allow a fresh start.
A is single with no dependents. A took out credit while he was in full-time employment and was maintaining these payment for many years. He has recently been diagnosed with multiple long term health conditions and has had to reduce the hours he works. A is no longer able to maintain his payments and his creditors are threatening court action. We have reviewed his options and a Debt Relief Order would resolve his situation. Unfortunately he can not afford the £90 fee. Please help him to pay this so that he can start again.
This is for a professional lady with two children under eleven years old. She escaped from an abusive relationship and turned to alcohol. For a few months now she has been alcohol free and is on Universal Credit. Her job is open to her return once she is well again and her debts have been put on hold. Her oven is broken and she is unable to buy another and needs to cook food for her family. She is attending counselling and is trying very hard to succeed. Please will you help?
This client has been accessing support from Romero for over 10 years and we have supported her to access other appropriate support services. The client's washing machine recently broke she has been unable to do any washing herself. She is now relying on family members to help with this but this is becoming more difficult. The client suffers from anxiety and the worry from this is making her health worse. If you could help her to replace her washing machine it would be a relief and improve her mental health.
This client was referred to Romero from a Citizens Advice Debt Worker, on meeting the client she informed us that she had been struggling for some time to manage her benefits and care for her young family. As a result of problems with benefits she has fallen into debt and had debt collectors visiting her home which was very distressing for her and her children. If the client is able to access support to obtain a Debt Relief Order of £90 this will enable her to work towards becoming debt free.
This client is a working single mum with physical health difficulties and a 13 year old son to care for. She has been struggling with crippling debt, but is working hard with accessed support to improve her budgeting skills and living conditions. Despite this she remains in financial hardship. This money will be put towards decorating materials for the home and will make such a difference to the conditions they are currently living in.
A 64 year old lady living alone is in need of financial support to help purchase a fridge freezer and an oven. She has recently had her windows broken and has had to replace these herself. For her to be able to afford the replacement of the windows she needed to sell some items which included her oven and fridge freezer. As a result she is unable to store all her food items at home. She often has to go to a friends house to cook her meals. She simply wants to be able to store and cook her own food at her home.
This elderly gentleman has incurred heavy travel costs taking taxis to the hospital due to medical complications with his eyesight and hearing. He is exploring the possibility of reimbursement via his medical practice but finds himself short of money in the meantime. Would Acts 435 be willing help with these costs?
W is on a low income. He is in receipt of Employment Seekers Allowance but not Personal Independent Payment. He has no carpets at all in his flat. Due to his long term mental illness W has been unable to sort this situation or afford to carpet his rooms. He would appreciate any help in being able to purchase carpets or flooring for his flat, especially now that the cold weather has arrived.
J has had a difficult life and experienced so much loss. She has very little in terms of possessions apart from her car, which she has used periodically to live in. The car tax is now due but she currently has no income, nor the mental capacity to progress or manage a claim for benefits. The car gives her some sense of security as something she has managed to keep hold of and that she knows she can sleep there if she loses her accommodation (which has happened a number of times).
J is single with one dependent child. She was a victim of domestic and financial abuse that has left her with a considerable amount of debt. J has since ended this relationship and sought help. She is now working part-time and claiming Universal Credit; however she is not in a position to make any payments to clear these debts. We have reviewed her options and determined that a Debt Relief Order would be suitable for J, however she is unable to afford the £90 fee.
S is currently 36 weeks pregnant and recently began her maternity leave from work. She was owed 3 weeks holiday pay on her last wage which she has not received due to an issue with the payroll. This means she has been left with £80 to live on for a month. Her employer is trying to resolve this. This is causing a high level of stress as there is a chance she could go into labour without having any funds to access a hospital. Please help this lady with a small amount during this difficult time.
This gentleman is a client of Christians Against Poverty (CAP). He is on a low income and struggling with debt, but is working with CAP towards becoming debt free. Whilst he was at work, someone slashed his four car tyres and he needs to obtain replacements. We would welcome any support to help him overcome this setback.
C is married with two children. Her husband suffers long term mental health issues and is housebound. C is his main carer and her benefits were cut once it was changed from Personal Independence Payment. There was a waiting period where no money was coming in leading to arrears on council tax, rent and a summons for her TV licence. £120 will help towards this debt.
C was referred to us by social services. Her only source of income is Universal Credit: she should be getting £317.82 per month but because of deductions for various debts she is only receiving £192.00. By the time she has paid her priority bills she has very little left for other essential living expenses like food and heating. A Debt Relief Order would allow C a fresh start and give her some hope for the future. Please help us to make C debt free.
A is a single 24 year old care worker expecting her first child. She has no priority debts but she simply does not have the disposable income to address her non priority debts. In order for her to move on from this stressful situation, A really needs a Debt Relief Order. If you can contribute in any way to the £90 fee, A would be forever grateful.
C is a single mother of two children under 5 who has had experience of domestic abuse in the past. She also has a turbulent relationship with her father. She has substantial priority and non priority debts that I do not believe can be addressed any time soon. Her only hope of getting out of this hole is if she gets a Debt Relief Order. Can you help?
K is a self employed window cleaner who lives with his partner and their 10 year old daughter. K is struggling to make ends meet at the moment and has sought debt advice. His partner has mental health issues and this is adding to his stress. He has a window cleaning round which is close to where he lives because he does not have a driving licence so he has to walk everywhere. Could you make a contribution to getting his provisional licence, taking his theory test, and taking his practical test. Thank you.
This young family where referred to us by the local council after the mother had her benefits stopped. She had recently started work but will not be receiving any income until after 6 weeks due to a trial period with a 0 hour contract. Unfortunately her benefits were stopped and she now has no income. She is in desperate need of support to help pay immediate bills and buy food for her children.
The client was referred to us after finding himself unable to keep up his monthly bill payments. He has various payment plans in place but due to sickness and failure to attend a meeting his benefits where stopped. They have now been reinstated, however this has had a knock on effect with his bills. The arrears have mounted up over the past few weeks and he is now struggling to make ends meet. This support would enable him to get back on track and make all the neccesary payments.
B claims Employment and Support Allowance and therefore does not have much disposable income. At present he has no fridge freezer which means he has to shop daily. This is much more expensive than being able to buy food in larger amounts and freeze it. Having a fridge freezer would help B to budget more effectively and therefore make his benefits last longer.
R is a father of two who suffers from various mental health issues. He recently had to give up work as he was no longer able to cope in that environment. He has got into debt in several areas and now is struggling to make repayments and keep on top of day-to-day finances. He qualifies for a Debt Relief Order. This would clear his debts and free up enough money to cover his family's living costs without getting into further debt. This would be a fresh start but he needs the £90 fee to do this.
M has just moved to Birmingham and he has been mugged on his arrival. All his money, his bank cards and his identification have been stolen. This means that he has no way to pay his rent. Please help him with some funds to pay his rent until he starts work in 6 weeks' time.
M has manic depression and is on Universal Credit. He has had multiple bereavements in the past year. He used to be homeless, then lived in supported accommodation but now lives alone in his own flat, managing his own budget and tenancy. He has no internet, so uses the library to access his Universal Credit account. Buying a phone for this client will mean he can contact his support worker, access his Universal Credit account and his online rent account ??“ and support him as he rebuilds his life.
Last year L was working as a support worker in a care home. He became unwell with gout and some days could not walk, so lost his job. At the same time his divorce came through and he fell into deep depression. He took loans out to cover his rent and bills causing debts to build quickly then in March attempted suicide. L is now sticking to a very tight budget . He has signed on to benefits and is getting support for his mental health. A Debt Relief Order would help lift the burden of debt.
G needs urgent help in counselling as he is not dealing with his Grandfather's suicide. His temper is easily aroused as he cannot understand why is Grandfather did this to himself. His mother died a few years ago and he has not grieved properly for her as he cannot understand why she died either. He self-harms and has a suicidal tendency. He has no self-esteem and wants desperately to learn how to be kinder to himself. He originally was paying for counselling himself but is now unable to.
This client is on a very low income and spends a lot of her free time working with the homeless in Hull. A lot of this work involves travelling around various outlets collecting food and clothing. She also helps operate an outdoor food kitchen providing hot food for the homeless and needy. Recently her car broke down and has cost over £300 to repair, money which she has not got and has to find. £100 would help her tremendously and enable her to continue with her charity work.
A family within our church lost their 3rd child just under a week after he was born at 26 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. Despite the best efforts of the medical teams, he is now at peace in heaven. Understandably the family are grieving, questioning and still suffering the effects of the pre-eclampsia. Their faith is tested and they're also dealing with recent unemployment, debt, past dependencies. Please pray for this family and support them by donating to their funeral transport costs.
My client's partner has a new job and whilst he is on probation has to use his own car for 3 months and not the company van. Their car failed the MOT and they cannot afford for the work to be done as pay day isn't for another 2 weeks and with other debts to manage are very anxious that he could lose this job. They have £210.96 to pay and help to pay some of this off, and then they will be be able to pay the remainder at pay day, would help them enormously.
S is on low income and not receiving any benefits. He has a number of debts that he is struggling to clear. The most pressing debt is council tax arrears for which he has been given notice of the bailiffs coming to remove goods from his house to pay the debt. This would cause considerably more stress to him and his family. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
This client is living in rented accommodation alone. S/he is in receipt of state benefits and is a recovering alcoholic. After discussing what debt strategies are available, the client would like to submit an application for a Debt Relief Order as this would address their debt issues and allow them to focus on dealing with their health issues.
N is the father of two children aged 10 and 6 years old and is living in our supported housing. His children live with their Mum roughly 60 miles away. N does not have a car so he is relying on public transport to spend time with his children. He travels weekly by train but is finding this very expensive as he has just received his first Universal Credit payment. Please can you help us bless this father with some train tickets so he can spend more time with his children.
K is in financial hardship. She works full time as a shop assistant and only ever has enough money to pay for her essential living costs. There's never any money left to pay back the debt that accumulated while she has been a single mother to her three children. K is hoping for a fresh start. She would like to get a Debt Relief Order but can not afford the £90 fee. A donation to help with this would mean that K could be free of the constant worry that she feels from the burden of debt.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty after getting into debts following funeral costs. She is eligible for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which would clear her debts and give her the fresh start she needs. The debts are a constant reminder of an extremely traumatic bereavement and this lady has been through more than we could even try to imagine. Please help us raise this £90 for the DRO fees. Thank you in advance.
D has been a victim of domestic violence for several years. She has three children, two of which are nursery age. Her ex-partner has threatened to kill her and she has been classified as very high risk. She has had to move often as she has not been safe. However she has just got a new job and is beginning to look forward to a new start. But she is unable to pay her bills yet, especially gas, as she has no money. In this cold weather gas is crucial and she would love some support.
This hard-working mum with 3 children was working as a cleaner as well as volunteering for the local foodbank. She has recently been struggling with serious eye problems and is facing surgery but she's been told there's a chance it could leave her blind. Unable to work currently, she was refused any disability payment and is getting some support to appeal the decision. In the meantime, she is struggling through loss of work income and is unable to pay her electricity and gas bills.
R is a single parent of 3 children and is on Universal Credit. He is currently working with Christians Against Poverty to sort out his debts and turn his life around. R has recently committed his life to the Lord. He has been unable to afford any home heating oil this winter with his mounting bills and cost of travel to spend time with his 3 kids. His house is freezing and this is affecting his health. Please help us bless this Dad by providing some heat in his home this winter.
This client is a single lady who is living on a low income. Recently her washing machine broke and she needs to replace it but doesn't have any spare money at the moment. She has been washing clothes in her bath tub for over a month. It would be wonderful if we could help her.
R is the full-time carer for her husband who is registered disabled and unable to work. Meeting their living costs is a constant challenge. Changes to their circumstances have led to delays in benefits, which has left them struggling to cover food and fuel costs for the month. They also have a £40 loan repayment which they are unable to pay and they have been threatened with action if the payment is not met. Help to get them through this difficult period would be greatly appreciated.
M and M are struggling financially and working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. They have been offered a free family weekend away in December, but they would not be able to afford transport to get there. This holiday would be the first in years and an opportunity to spend time together with meals provided and walks on the coast. It is hard to measure the extent that this would refresh this family.
A has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. She has been offered a free holiday for herself and her daughter over Christmas. A is unemployed and has health issues and would not be able to afford the petrol. A gift towards transport to this break would be very gratefully received.
This client is a young single Mum living in Frome, and she has a 15 month old baby. She has no hoover and at the moment bills are very tight so she has no means of saving to buy one. This is a real problem because her toddler is very messy. Please help her to buy a hoover so that she can keep her house tidy and clean.
L is suffering with depression and as a result is not able to work. She has debt that she will never be able to repay in a reasonable time frame. This is holding her back on focusing on her health because she is so worried. She would like to go ahead with a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the fee. A donation towards the fee would transform L's life. It would mean that she can focus on her essential livings costs and her health issues.
The client came in to us after her mother, who was a long time member of the church, passed away. The lady had been experiencing a lot of pressure having to pay for all the funeral costs and tying up all the bills and expenses. This support would take a big weight off the daughter's shoulders and allow her to pay for a large portion of the extra funeral costs.
K is a single mother. She arrived in Northern Ireland after fleeing an abusive relationship. K has had to relocate due to the landlord selling his house. Due to low income and moving to Universal Credit, K is struggling to come up with the money to cover her deposit and 1 month's rent as required by all new rental agreements. She is connecting with our Social Supermarket project. Please help us bless this family.
J is a single mum with 2 children. Both have special needs and one has Autism. J's father passed away in October and due to the fact he lives in Germany J used any available money to fly to Germany to be part of the funeral process there. To date, she has been struggling to make her money stretch beyond the absolute basics. Please help this family to be able to pay for oil to keep the house warm.
A young gentleman has recently been put on to Employment and Support Allowance, he is struggling currently to make ends meet. He has moved recently and is struggling to keep the heating going, so is having to survive without heating. This money would help him be able to keep warm as he is going through this tough time.
R is the mother of a 16 year old daughter, straight after her daughter was born they were rushed into a women's refuge. They were then rehoused into a 1 bedroom flat and she worked in a care home for many years until her back gave way. Her elder daughter came to the UK and sought refuge but was sent to a hostel in Derby and this has now been granted. R was signed off sick and has been unable to work since. She received a letter from the home office stating her leave to remain had expired, but this has now been renewed. She is now having some trouble with rent arrears. Any help you could give her would be very much appreciated.
B and her husband work on low incomes, having had to retrain and drain savings to get back to work. They helped a friend who was allergic to her kitten by taking it in as their family pet. Before they could get pet insurance it became ill and after expensive tests at the vet was put down. They managed to cover some of the cost but are struggling with the last £100. They would be so grateful for help to stay out of debt when they are also upset at the loss of a loved pet.