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.
L is a single mum with 2 school aged children. Her dryer has just broken and is irreparable. She is currently working with Christians Against Poverty sorting out her debt situation so does not have the funds to pay for a new dryer and does not wish to go into further debt to get one. She would be really grateful if you could help towards the cost of a second hand dryer.
L is a single mum with 2 children. She is working with Christians Against Poverty in sorting out her debt and is on a low income so unable to buy new white goods. She is having a bad week as her dryer and fridge freezer have both stopped working and are irreparable. She would be extremely grateful if you could help with the costs of her buying a second hand fridge freezer.
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.
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.
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.
A young single man is need of a fridge with a freezer compartment for a flat he has recently moved into. He is vulnerable and very isolated and is struggling to get the basic things he needs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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.
A is a single mum who has a 4 year old son, She has through her own hard work been accepted onto a social work course. She needs a laptop for her studies, and is trying to save up for one, but money is tight. Some help towards saving for one would be a real help to her, as she starts her course soon.
B is a single man - rent arrears are being deducted from JSA leaving him with little to live on. He is being supported through food bank and advice worker. This payment would remove a sizeable portion of debt.
Our client is a mother of three young children, whose husband has just left her. She is in a very difficult financial situation as her application for Income Support is still being processed. Her tumble dryer has broken, which creates a big problem for her as she cannot dry all the family laundry in her flat, nor can she afford to take it to a launderette. We are therefore asking for a grant towards the cost of a replacement machine.
J has lived on her own for years and recently her adult son has had to move back into the property due to unforeseen circumstances. J was in receipt of full Local Authority Housing Benefit however since her son has moved in, this has been stopped and she is waiting for a new calculation. Her rent is due at the end of the month and as she is only in receipt of Pension Credit she is struggling to pay this month. Please help this lady with a one off payment towards her rent.
Julie suffers from ME/Chronic fatigue. She has to be very careful to control her activity as just one event can result in bed rest for several days. She relies greatly on her car to get her about and expend the minimum of energy especially as she tries to support her elderly mother who still lives independently but has dementia. Her car recently needed some repairs which cost more than expected. Julie is on a low income and a donation from Acts 435 would be extremely helpful. Thank you.
Shaun has recently had to have some dental work. He is employed but the hours are variable and so his income also varies. He has struggled to pay the dentist's bill and, because a fine has been added due to late payment, it now totals 156 pounds. He has other debts for rent, water and council tax. A donation from Acts 435 would be very helpful. Thank you.
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.
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.
Fred is 22 and is in assisted living accommodation. He has just returned to do his second year at college studying practical horticulture. He survives on a very small income and cannot afford heating. He really needs a warm, thick duvet on his bed to ensure he gets a good nights sleep so he is ready to study the next day.
Chloe is a single mum to two children of her own plus she has custody of another family members son. She is really struggling financially and the Foodbank has been assisting her and her family. She started a new job at the start of the new school year (September) but just one week into the job her car broke down and is off the road. She really needs to get her car back on the road asap before she loses her job, which she really needs and likes
Client has several debts and is unable to work due to serious health issues which affect mobility and leave client in constant severe pain.
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.
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.
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.