This man is a client of the Sue Lambert Trust. His counsellor has suggested that in order to progress his recovery, three sessions of acupuncture with the PTSD charity 'Stand Easy' would be helpful. He is unable to afford this as he is in receipt of benefits and on a low income. Three sessions would cost him £180, and he will be able to afford the final £30 himself. Could you help him with this?
R is a client with Christians Against Poverty and has been through much trauma following a severe accident several years ago. He is unable to work and struggles on an incredibly low budget. His priority is to keep a roof over his head and having gas and electricity, which doesn't leave any surplus for clothing and shoes. He lives in a small town- the nearest big town, where the larger stores and charity shops are, is 15 miles away so we will have to get some items online. Any donations for this request will be very much appreciated by the client.
G is a wheelchair user with underlying health problems including heart disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He lives by himself in rented accommodation and he relies on carers for his daily needs. He has an outstanding electricity bill from heavy usage in the winter and the extra running costs of hot water, health and careline monitors and an electrically driven bed. He has applied for a smart meter, meanwhile your help would tide him over and him give peace of mind.
A and C and their two children (aged 2 and 7) have recently had to move from their home into temporary council accommodation. A lost his job 2 years ago due to health issues (PTSD) and is still awaiting NHS treatment, which has been delayed. As a result of unemployment, bills and debts have mounted up and they are really struggling. They are in urgent need of a cooker to cook hot meals. They are currently using the foodbank and sorting out their finances with Christians Against Poverty. Can you help them?
This single young man of 20 years rents a room in a household and is really struggling with life right now. He has had past mental health issues and has no family around him, and his emotions have now escalated due to Covid-19, as well as recently losing a friend to suicide. Can you donate towards the cost of counselling for him? At the moment he says he feels stuck and doesn't know how to deal with life. We are just so glad he has reached out for help. Please kindly consider donating, thank you.
M is moving to a new property very soon due to his ongoing mental health issues and problems with his neighbours. M has turned his life around and is currently helping 2 days a week at the foodbank. M has come such a long way over the last year but has not had any crockery or pans, bins, towels, curtains and rails etc. We are supporting M in his move and want to ensure he has all the necessary things he needs. Thank you.
This gentleman is currently living in our supported housing having come to us following a relationship breakdown with his family. He is very self motivated and has found work which is computer based but, due to there being no internet connection in the house, he is having to travel to various friends' houses to use their connections. This is expensive. Can you please help him with his costs?
G is a single man who is on benefits but struggling to make ends meet due to repaying debt. His washing machine has broken and he is unable to afford to replace it. G is being supported by his local foodbank. Any help you could give G to replace his washing machine would be very much appreciated.
A is a lovely man who is disabled and also in a custody battle for his two children. To have any chance he has to remain in his two bedroom flat but this leaves him with rent he is struggling to afford and in order to manage he has built up debt. We are sorting out lots of things for him and hoping that if he gets disability benefits then he will be able to manage far better. In the meantime a Debt Relief Order is the only solution for him and has no money for the fee. Would you be able to help?
G has been helped to get his car back on the road, with a grant from the job centre and a loan from his dad, but is missing the last piece of funding to tax the car. Once this is in place, he should be able to re-start building up a window cleaning round (his former trade) in the new area he's relocated to for a fresh start after the past year spent in prison. It would also be a huge confidence for G, who has been floored by recent events and a release into lockdown.
C is 24 years old and lives alone. She suffers from depression. Sadly, she is currently unemployed and is applying for jobs as a cleaner. She has got into arrears on both her rent and Council Tax. Her local Citizens Advice team are helping her with these debt issues but she would also benefit greatly from support to help pay for her weekly food and toiletry shopping. It would be so good if you felt you could offer a donation to help her.
M was a victim of domestic violence and is struggling to make ends meet with her teenage children. Our church has been helping with furniture but her teenage son is approaching his GCSEs and had an old tablet that is no longer functioning. His school has offered a bursary towards the cost of a replacement tablet or laptop and she has also saved some money towards the cost but is struggling with other unavoidable bills. This request is to seek to bridge that gap in funding if possible.
Our client is a single, elderly lady who has worked all her life but now is affected by illness and so has had her employment ended. She has debts which include rent and council tax arrears that she can no longer afford to pay back due to very reduced income. A Debt Relief Order would resolve all these debt issues and give her a fresh start. We are sorting out her correct benefits so that she can keep up with bills in the future. She needs the £90 Debt Relief Order fee as she cannot afford it herself.
S is a single mother living in rented accommodation currently working part time claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. S recently had a flea infestation and had to throw out much of her furniture, however the local Council will not remove the items from her driveway. Because of this, she needs help with hiring a skip so that they can be disposed of safely. Due to her low income these items have been in her drive for some time and her neighbours have told her they have started seeing rats.
This young man works as a school caretaker and has just had his hours reduced. He lives in a small bedsit that he funded after having to leave his family home (not his fault). He has limited funds at the end of each month for food after paying his rent and bills. He does not have a fridge/ freezer and needs this so he can purchase food and keep it fresh and frozen to help him with his budget. Getting a donation towards a small fridge/freezer would make a big difference to his life.
Our client lost his job during the first lockdown and has struggled to find another since then. Sadly, he has got into quite a bit of debt and rent arrears and has been evicted and as he has tried to adjust to living on a lower wage now he is on Universal Credit. He has been re-housed now but the debt still hangs over him. We are hoping to be able to get him free of debt so he can start afresh. Please could you help?
S is a single mum with three children aged 9, 6 and 4 years old. She has some mental health issues and she finds it difficult to deal with her finances especially as she is not able to work and relies on benefits as her sole source of income. Sadly, she has got into arrears with her council tax and is struggling to pay for her weekly shopping bill. The Citizens Advice team are helping her to sort out her finances. Any assistance you can offer whilst we help her get back on her feet would be most welcome.
This man is going through a difficult time. He is in arrears for his council tax and is struggling to pay for gas and electricity. His wife has recently left him which has devastated him. Because he is single again, his benefits have been reduced and he is struggling to make ends meet. He does not want to have to go to court. Please would you help him to pay some of his arrears? It would be a great weight off his mind. Thank you.
A 30 year old refugee is living in a shared accommodation without kitchen items for cooking at home. He asks for £120 to purchase a blender, an iron, kitchen crockery, cooking pans and utensils, and shared stock foods. He will buy what he can second hand. He is unable to save money for these items on limited benefit. Please support him to help others with these shared items. He explains that this would take the stress out of their life together and give them time to study English.
This family have 3 children and the youngest is going up to secondary school in September. Money is very tight with no disposable income to save, so buying a uniform is almost impossible without getting a budgeting loan. This is not something they want to do as that reduces their monthly income yet again. They are feeling anxious about it as naturally it is a necessity for their daughter. Many thanks.
M is a 49 year old woman with significant mental health issues including chronic insomnia and PTSD. Sadly, due to her limited income and issues around her benefits, she fell into debt with her Council Tax. M only has this single debt to pay off, but it is causing her significant distress and exacerbating her mental health issues. Please donate so M can save money on buying food this month and pay off her debt and focus on her health moving forward. Thank you.
This lady and her partner have a lot of historic debt and they have gone to Christians Against Poverty for help. She has been recommended to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts as on their very tight income and expenditure it would take over 16 years to repay the debts. They are in a small private rented house and are on Universal Credit as they are unable to find work at present. They have no savings and are asking for help with her £90 Debt Relief Order fee to enable a fresh start.
A was a victim of domestic violence yet her ex somehow managed to gain custody of her son. She was granted access to see him 3 times a week, but her ex's new partner is now denying her this and harassing her. A is desperate to see her son - she does not know what to do next and needs some legal advice but can't afford this. A solicitor's consultation should give her all the advice she needs - a local charity has given half of the fee for this, but she still needs help for the other half.
N is about to lose her job after arriving late or missing her job altogether because the car broke. She really needs to get repairs done to her car so that she can get into work, however she is struggling to afford this. Her local church have given her an offering and she has also been able to raise some money towards the costs, but there is £80 lacking still. Can you help her?
D is a young person in supported accommodation. She has recently completed a college course in hairdressing and is struggling to obtain employment. This is impacting her ability to manage her independent living and her mental health. She needs to buy essential basic equipment for her to be able to work such as scissors and colouring products etc.
R is a single man who has just been housed and who was previously homeless. R is on benefits, struggling to make ends meet and is bring supported by his local foodbank. R really needs an oven but cannot afford to buy one. Any help you could give R to get an oven would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This mum of 3 children has been struggling with debts created by her ex-partner before he left, as she only works part time. She is now managing these debts through an Individual Voluntary Arrangement and is looking forward to becoming debt free. However, her fridge freezer has blown up so she is now finding it difficult to buy and store food economically for her family, but has now way of buying one.
“This lady is single and is on Universal credit. She is currently not able to work due to illness. She has £15000 worth of debt and has no disposable income. Christians Against Poverty is helping her to obtain a Debt Relief Order which will help reduce the currently high stress and anxiety levels. In addition she will then be cooperating in drawing up a budget that will enable to start again and live within her means.”
C is a single mum who has fled domestic violence: she has had a complicated life with lots of personal issues and challenges. Her life is back on track but she struggles financially. He daughter is desperate to deal well in her exams but needs revision books. We have a long list of the books she needs, the support from ACTS would enable to get her all the books she needs. Please help us to help C's daughter progress in life.
S is a young woman and a single parent, with a young daughter. She is currently on UC and has recently suffered a miscarriage which has added to her anxiety and depression. She is due a capability for work assessment, which has been delayed because of the pandemic. After this, it is hoped that her benefits will increase. However, she faces up to debt on a daily basis which adds to her stress. Her support worker is helping her apply for a DRO and we are asking for help towards the fees.