BW is a German lady whose British husband died of cancer. She has to live on a small widows pension and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. She is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. She is trying to find work but has to be careful as if she works too many hours it will affect her pension.
This request is for a mother of two teenage boys struggling to make ends meet. She needs strong leather shoes for her work and usually has to pay up to £90 for these since she has arthritic feet. She has been wearing very old, unsuitable shoes for the last 12 months to enable her to buy food for herself and the boys. Having the new shoes would dramatically reduce her pain and improve her comfort at work.
Janet is about to be evicted because her landlord wants to sell the flat. She is struggling on a low income and has accrued debts including rent arrears, gas and electric. She also has heart problems which are not helped by the stress of debts and losing her flat. Please would you help her with an Acts 435 donation. Thank you.
N has suffered poor health since having her daughter nearly 2 years ago and is unable to get out without her wheelchair. Her husband is her carer as well as main carer for their daughter and as they are on a very low income have built up some debts but are now working with Christians Against Poverty. They would love to take their daughter on a day out but don't have any spare money. They would love to take her to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and to buy her some fresh clothes. Thank you so much.
Anna is a single mum of 4 girls. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and they have recommended a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. It would take Anna a long time to save the necessary fee, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Paul is living in a tent since being evicted from his flat due to rent arrears. He suffers from angina. He is now receiving benefits but only £108 per fortnight. Out of that he tries to support his daughter and granddaughter, also struggling on benefits. He has no prospect of getting a place to live without paying off the arrears. A donation via Acts 435 would help him very much. Thank you.
We have been working with this lovely young single parent family since the partner was removed from the household following domestic violence. This young single mum has been struggling to raise her two young children on very limited funds and has lived on a very tight budget to ensure that she has kept a roof over their heads very successfully, however she is unable to find the necessary funds to pay her electric and gas bill. Your help would be very much appreciated.
The client who has worked with the charity and volunteered for the past few years has recently been made redundant and found himself unable to afford the cost of living as well as purchase equipment for his new job. This funding would allow him to buy all the neccesary equipment such as chef jacket, shoes, trousers etc to start work and move forward.
The client came to us after being referred by a local resident. He has been homeless for a year, rough sleeping and occasionally sofa surfin. We where able to offer him a room in our supported accomodation but he needs further support. He had a head injury a year ago and now has brain damage which effects his day to day life, he has also been refused leave to remain in the UK even though he has children here. We are now appealing this. The funding would really help with his living costs.
The client who has been volunteering with us for a while and who we where able to find accomodation and furniture for is in desoerate need of help with debt, he is in the process of paying off the rest of his bills and this urgent bill will be his last. The funding will help relieve pressure and enable him to properly budget.
A has two children aged 1 & 3. Her partner has left her without letting her know where he is or any financial support. She is using all her money to make sure the rent is paid as she lives in fear of getting evicted with the two little ones. As a result she has no money for the upcoming autumn/winter months to add to the gas or electricity meters and will have no heating or hot water. Being able to put money on the meters will take a huge pressure off her and give her time to sort her finances.
This young couple whose third baby is due in a few days time need a wardrobe. Dad is working but on a low income and they are just managing but with nothing to spare.
K is a new client with Christians Against Poverty. She has severe mental health issues with very little support and has recently had her benefits cut. She is finding it increasingly difficult to manage financially. Her daughter has just started a new school and all the extra cost associated with that have left her short for this months utilities. This Acts435 request would allow K to keep her head above water whist CAP work on her case.
M's property was flooded in the Boxing Day floods a couple of years ago. Unfortunately her situation hasn't much improved and whilst she is slowly putting her house back in order she is still struggling. The autumn months are already making her home cold and she knows help with her staircase will make all the difference to her mental state and the warmth of the building. She works full time but on a low wage so doesn't have any spare money for "extras". Thank you so much.
J is mum to two young boys, B age 1 and G age 2. J was bereaved last year when she lost her husband prematurely. J is isolated and lives in a small first floor flat (no lift) and is bidding on social housing so that she has more space and the boys have a garden to play out. J has housing arrears and until she addresses this she will not be considered for a move. J suffers from depression due to her circumstances and to move to a house closer to friends would also help.
Recently employed client seeking travel costs as no money has come in yet and he is struggling to make it to work and move back in to a stable lifestyle.
Single mum of 4 children with a baby due any day, needs support to pay a school absence fine for her son, which relates to a period of time when he was not in her care. She has challenged the fine but has been told she still has to pay it. She is on a very low-income and cannot afford it. Any help towards this would be hugely appreciated.
J is a teacher but had a breakdown at the end of the school year & is trying to do supply work this year but more than 10 hours is the most she can do.This has pushed her to the limit of coping with her debts.She came for advice really tearful & struggling.She had hoped her daughter would gift her the fee but now is unable to do so. She can't cope with her situation and clearing her debts would be a huge step toward getting things sorted out for her. Thank you so much for your help!
A has recently been released from prison, working really hard on getting a job although no successes yet.He has some historic tax credit debt jointly with his ex partner & HMRC are chasing him hard for the money but has nothing to make any offers with. He is trying to get his life back on track but this debt and historic council tax debt is making it so difficult for him to do so.Would you help him obtain a Debt Relief Order so that he can be free of the past and move to the future? Thank you!
Applicant is a single parent of 3 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. They hope to join a visit to London, costing £60 each, to include the Natural History museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is by return train to London, and underground there. These will be new experiences for the children, 2 of whom have health problems; partial sightedness and type 1 diabetes. Apart from family bonding, it is hoped the visit will improve schoolwork and relationships there.
Applicant is a single parent of 4 children, attached to St Hilda's scout group. She recently lost her mother, who helped support the family. They hope to join a visit to London, to include the Natural History Museum and if affordable the IMAX cinema. Travel is return train to London, and Tube there. These will be new experiences for the children, especially the eldest, with behaviour problems related to Asbergers. He in particular will love the Museum visit, but all the family will benefit.
Applicants have 4 children, dad is unable to work due to ill health, mum works full time. She is a volunteer with the Scouts, and the eldest child is now a trainee Young Leader with the Scouts; and is at College learning hairdressing. 2 of her siblings have followed her into the scout group. The whole family would like to join the trip, which will be an amazing experience for them all.
Tom is an older man who is in need of a new fridge as his old one has broken down. He is struggling to make ends meet with bills etc. A donation from Acts 435 would enable him to buy a new fridge and pay some bills. Thank you so much.
A's sister has died and she would like to attend the funeral in Scotland. She is on benefits and has no car. A car can be made available but there is no money for fuel or accommodation. A is a Christian and works voluntarily for a local charity.
G is struggling financially and is a CAP client. His spectacles have no arms and he has not had his eyes tested for 5 years. He needs an eye test and new glasses. Please can we help with this.
This 45 year old woman was working as a carer until 2011 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She is now in remission but has been left with depression and incontinence. While she was working she was managing to cover her debt repayments but now her debts have increased as she cannot afford to pay her creditors from her Employment & Support Allowance. Her debt adviser from the CAB recommends a DRO as her best option but she cannot afford the fee, so I am hoping that you can help.
Colin is a lovely man working with Christians Against Poverty.He got married but his wife turned out to have a gambling addiction,she spent his money and took out credit in his name leaving him with a lot of debt. This has been a very hard time for Colin who also struggles with alcohol issues and anxiety and depression. He has very little to live on at the moment. Your donation to his insolvency fees would allow him to be free of his ex wife's debts and be a message of hope.3rd request
Clive is married to a Mauritian lady. It costs £1000 to submit an application to enable her to stay in the UK and work. He is on benefits. She is employed but they struggle to pay this fee. As a result Clive has got into debt with council tax and other bills. Some help from an Acts 435 donation would help towards these bills. Thank you.
R welcomed me into her home on Tuesday and admitted that all she had in the cupboard was pasta and a tin of soup. I had taken her a food parcel from the foodbank, but I am aware that there is nothing fresh in the parcel. R feeds her children and grandchildren a few times a week. It would be such a help if we could take her shopping for fresh food. R is working, but most of her wage goes to bills and debts.
T has been living in poverty for years. She has just started working with CAP to help with her debts. Her cupboards are empty and any money she has she spends on her dogs. It is time to start filling her fridge with fresh food. She says she can't remember having food and is thankful to the local CAP Job Club for a hot meal once a week. T would be so thankful for this food shop.
Client has several debts and is unable to work due to serious health issues which affect mobility and leave client in constant severe pain.