M and her husband and children moved to this country last year. They settled in Birmingham and her husband found employment. Unfortunately he has been made redundant and as yet has not been able to obtain any benefits. Their fuel bills need paying urgently. Can you help them?
S is living on Universal Credit. Unfortunately his cooker 'blew up' a couple of weeks before Christmas and he is unable to afford to replace it. Please help us purchase a second hand one from a local furniture project to be able to provide him with a cooker.
R requires £120 for bedding and shoes. R lost his job a couple of months ago and is waiting for his benefits to come through. He is struggling to pay his bills and he is attending his local food bank for food parcels. He really needs some winter shoes as he does a lot of walking and he needs some bedding. Any help you could give R with this would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
S has been through a very difficult time. She was evicted by her landlord, lost all her belongings and was homeless for over 2 months. She has mental and physical health problems which have been made worse by her vulnerable circumstances. She has now been offered a flat but her benefits are still being processed so she has no money and is struggling to get the things she needs. She would be grateful for help with buying a fridge freezer so that she can buy and store fresh and frozen food.
L is an single dad in his early 60s caring for 2 young children. L suffered a slipped disc last autumn which forced him to stop working as a self-employed decorator. The family are now on a very low income, and he's struggling to cope with caring for the kids and has got into serious debt. His back has previously been successfully treated by osteopathy but the cost is currently out of his reach. Osteopathy appointments could get him fit for work again and able to meet his family's needs.
D has been referred to us by an employment support charity who are working with him to return him to full time employment. D has recently come out of rehab (he is a recovering alcoholic) and is 'dry' at the moment. Unfortunately he has very large debts (over £40,000), with no hope of ever being able to repay them but he is constantly being hounded for payment by the banks he owes money to. D needs some hope for 2020 in the form of bankruptcy, it will be his salvation.
D has a young family and has been out of work. He took a job which is 15 miles away and his travel costs are substantial. We would like to purchase a two month travel pass which will cost £200 to help this family get back on their feet after a difficult year. D can then do his CBT (Complusory Basic Training) and motorbike test so he can purchase a scooter to travel to work which will be cheaper. We have an £80 donation through Christians Against Poverty centre so this remaining amount would help meet this man’s needs.
This man was referred to us by the magistrates court. An uninsured driver crashed into his car and now he is unable to use it, so he can't get to work. He cannot afford to purchase transport, so your money will really help this man continue to get to work. Thank you.
This lady suffered domestic violence and is now in a women's refuge. Her ex partner took her wages so she needs financial support with basic living costs (food and transport) until her next pay day. Your help will be very much appreciated.
This lady was referred to us by her support worker. She is currently on maternity leave with her 3rd child. Her husband does agency work and had reduced hours over Christmas. This has left them without any money until they get paid on 24 January. This money will enable them to put money on their electric and pay bills.
O has experienced ongoing emotional abuse from her partner. She has a 3 year old daughter and a baby. She struggles financially since she had worked part time and now only has her maternity allowance. Her partner is emotionally and financially abusive towards her and has recently forced her to pay a lot of the household bills out of her own money so she is now left with little for herself and the kids. O desperately needs a cot for the new baby.
D has a history of domestic abuse from her partner and has a 3 year old child.This year D found the courage to end the relationship. Her partner had promised to support them financially but has failed to do so. D is considering contacting Child Support Agency and is being supported by a Domestic Abuse Agency. D is wishing to now focus on herself and her child’s wellbeing. At the moment she is trying to get back on her feet and start again and would love some help with her gas and electric bills.
C requires £120 for a carpet as she has different small pieces of carpet put together that were left overs on the floor and it is a trip hazard, especially as her husband has had a stroke and cannot walk properly. C is on universal Credit. She is struggling to pay her bills and is attending her local food bank. Any help you could give C to buy a carpet would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This young lady has recently been the victim of a scam. Her wages were taken and her bank account has been closed. This has left her without money for food and living expenses. She has been unable to get to her place of work as she has no money for fuel. There is no bus service to where she works so she has had to take time off and will lose even more of her wages. Please would you help her to return to work and not get into debt with her bills etc. She is in need of urgent help. Thank you.
S is a 27 year old woman who has fallen into debt. Her working situation is unstable as she is an agency worker on a zero hours contract. This has caused her to fall into debt. She is seeking help with the £90 Debt Relief Order fee to give her a fresh start to get on top of her finances. Many thanks in advance for any help you can give.
J was referred for help with his debts after seeking support from a local suicide prevention charity. He is a 34 year old man who has suffered significant mental health issues, particularly since the breakdown of his marriage in 2017. He has two children from the relationship, who he sees regularly. His mental health issues are not helped by his financial situation. If you can spare any money to help with J's Debt Relief Order fee, it would make a massive difference. Thank you.
W was working but was on a zero hours contract, his hours were constantly changing and his Universal Credit was always in arrears, so he had no money for weeks. Whenever he did have some money, he had no ability to budget so he has quickly fallen into debt. He has been advised that a Debt Relief Order is needed to allow him to work with his creditor for a solution. Can you help him with £90 for the insolvency court fee?
This lady was distressed when she came to our Foodbank. As we talked, she was close to tears saying that 'everything was going wrong'. The hob of her cooker has broken, she has no microwave and the only way to heat food is in the oven although she admitted that this too was not working properly! She also disclosed that she is in arrears with her rent. Please would you help this lady to know that someone cares. It would give her some much-needed hope in her life. Thank you.
S is an 83 year old lady who is being helped out of debt by her family. They have managed to find an affordable home for her to move into but need to pay for a van to move her possessions. Please help this family with this endeavour. They are working so hard to support S through this difficult experience and are responding to each need as it arises. They have been so relieved and heartened by the help they have already received from Acts 435, and any continued help for this lady would be so appreciated.
A 31 year old single man has been going through the asylum process and has his travel document paperwork to submit. However, as he is on limited daily funds of £5 per day, he doesn't have the £75 needed to pay for the document. While he is getting help from Meeting Point in Leeds, we are not able to help him in this way. Please help him with this cost so he can continue this journey.
S was referred to Romero from Citizen Advice after speaking to one of their debt advisers. S had to leave work due to mental health problems and applied for Universal Credit but due to the 6 week assessment for benefit fell behind with utility bills and has now fallen into debt. The worry of this is adding to his anxiety and he is unable to sleep. To help him get back on track he needs to apply for £90 Debt Relief Order so he can rebuild his life and reduce his stress levels.
This client is a single mum with 5 children. One child has significant behavioural issues, in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and attends a residential school. The woman has asthma, anxiety and depression and has suffered domestic abuse in the past. She is now seeking help from the mental health team, Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS), and a family support worker. She is unemployed and relies on welfare benefits. Her support worker provides financial capability support as her mental health has caused her debt issues. She has no realistic chance to clear her debts so she has applied for a Debt Relief Order.
L has moved into a new council house but it is completely empty. The carpet has been pulled up and the walls needs painting. L has a disability and had to pay someone to paint the house and also to lay new carpet and tiles. She is now in debt and the people she borrowed from are demanding their money back. She only receives £317 in Universal Credit every month and is still waiting to hear back about her disability benefits. She can't afford to pay this and is very worried. Any help towards this cost is greatly appreciated.
D is a 30 year old single mother to four children. One of her daughters wants to go on a school trip to Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre for a week. Unfortunately D is struggling financially on a low income and she receives only sporadic help from her daughter's father. If you are able to donate anything toward this so that her daughter can afford to join her friends on the trip, both she and her mother would be truly grateful. Thank you!
A man has recently lost his job over the Christmas period, he has been put on Universal Credit and is having to wait for 6 weeks for his payment. He is currently living without electric to pay for his gas to keep warm and is unable to cook food as his oven is electric. This donation would help towards his bills to cover costs of gas and electric over this period.
A young mum's partner has been put on kidney dialysis. He has severe anxiety and they have a 3 month old baby. The young woman has been making trips to the hospital regularly to visit her partner who has been there for 4 weeks now. This donation would enable her to go and visit her partner without financial worries.
S is receiving support at our Debt Centre. Her depression has meant she is very isolated and she has learning difficulties. S relies on crutches due to an injury which is not healing. She is on Employment and Support Allowance and generally manages to pay her essential bills. But recently her washing machine has broken down and she has no means of doing her washing due to her mobility issues. With a donation we will be able to buy a reconditioned one and install it for her as she cannot do this herself.
I’m a support worker and my client, D, has a £90 overdraft which, due to his low wages from Universal Credit he has not been able to pay off for a long while now. He has had to keep taking the same £90 out again each month when he is paid to afford his needs. Paying this overdraft off would make a huge difference for him as his financial situation causes him a lot of stress and affects his mental health negatively.
This young person came to us following an abusive relationship on a homeless referral. With very little support around her from family and being quite withdrawn, she is engaging really well and starting to open up. Her confidence is growing and she is thinking about courses and volunteering in the local community. Her property is very basic and although she has her basic items she would benefit from some furnishings, curtain poles and crockery to make the home more suitable.
B lives alone and has always worked until he had an accident in which he injured his back. He is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and this has dramatically reduced his income. He has received a bill for £152 due to arrears of Council Tax. His next Universal Credit payment is not due until 26th of January and this bill needs paying by 21st. Please help this gentleman with an amount to enable him to clear these arrears as it is causing a huge amount of anxiety and stress.
This foodbank client has been a carer for her disabled daughter for 23 years. Her daughter has now moved to 24 hour residential care and this lady has no income until her Universal Credit application is assessed and agreed. She is working with StepChange and needs £90 for a Debt Relief Order. She is 63 and desperate.
We are a mental health charity working with Z. She suffers from severe depression and anxiety. Z has very large debts, much has been accrued because of an abusive previous relationship (both physical and financial abuse). She tells us with regard to her debt problems: I feel completely overwhelmed which is having a severe effect on my health and wellbeing. The only viable solution is bankruptcy. We have raised some of the bankruptcy fee from other sources but need a final push to get us to £680.
S had been running a successful business but due to ill health it has failed. He had business debts secured against his family home and as a result his home has been repossessed. He is trying to rebuild his life and is working with a local homelessness charity as well as ourselves (a debt charity) to try and achieve a fresh start. We have already secured a large chunk of the bankruptcy and with your help hope to have enough to complete S's application.
E used to be homeless and a gambler. Amazingly he is now settled in his own flat and has completely quit gambling. He has done very well and is looking for work and is a different person. He has some historical debt from when he was in a bad place and being on basic Universal Credit income has nothing left to make payments on these debts. We want to help give him a fresh start with a Debt Relief Order and see his debt wiped off and see him free of his past once and for all. Can you help?
J is a single father who is currently jobless. His tumble dryer and TV are broken and his only income is from Universal Credit. He is being helped with food from the Fareshare Food Bank at East Oldham Methodist church. Could you help him to replace these items?
B is a single mother of 2 children who suddenly and unexpectedly lost her job in August and is looking for further employment. She had accumulated a number of debts and is now struggling to the meet the repayments. B managed to purchase beds for her children just before she lost her job, however B is currently sleeping on just an old mattress on the floor and it would mean the world to be able to get a good night’s sleep to help her deal with her problems.
K is an asylum seeker living in Leeds. He has to walk 4 miles to get to his English course every week. He is living on £37 a week as an asylum seeker and cannot afford the bus fare. K is asking for £60 to pay for his bus fare for the rest of his English course. He is really determined to complete his course and keep on studying so he is ready for work when he eventually gets his refugee status.
C is in her forties and lives with her daughter and partner. There is very little income and she has rent arrears and is struggling to pay household bills including food. She suffers from anxiety and depression and this was exacerbated recently by being unable to get a GP. She also suffers from asthma. Recently she has been feeling suicidal, but thankfully she is now getting help from a GP and from another agency. However, she is finding it difficult to clear her arrears and meet daily costs.
This couple are on benefits so have a very low income. Recently their cooker broke and they desperately need it replacing so that they can cook and eat healthy meals. They have requested help to buy a second hand cooker, and any help that you could give them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
This client is a single mum to two children and due to deafness she is unable to work and relies on benefits to pay bills and provide for her children. Due to her son being bullied at school he is now moving to a different secondary school and needs to have a different uniform which she cannot afford. She would like to apply to Acts 435 for help to enable her to buy the uniform he needs so that he can start the his new school without the worry that he does not have the correct uniform.
As a single mum working part time, this client faces a daily challenge of trying to keep out of debt and provide a home for her two daughters. A's daughter has the opportunity to attend a training and development programme in America but needs some help towards travel costs. The client has saved some money towards travel and also done some local fundraising but is still a little short and asked if Acts 435 could help. She stated that this opportunity may help her daughter gain future employment.
This client is working with several agencies currently, although her phone is broken and she needs to get it fixed to arrange appointments and engage with support staff. She is currently working with social services, housing support, a grief counsellor and her volunteer coach. She is isolated and has no family or friends near where she now lives so a phone makes all the difference to her. She is unable to afford to get this repair done, so could you help her?
L is seeking help from citizens' advice for help with her debts as she is really struggling. They have advised her to get a Debt Relief Order. Her and her partner are both on benefits and have two children with special needs to care for and with no spare income to put towards her debts she is feeling really down. Could you help her with a fresh start?
T has had to flee her abusive partner after he subjected her to physical, psychological and verbal abuse. She is now safe and he doesn’t know where she lives. T is pregnant by her ex partner. She is living in a hostel in emergency accommodation and should be moving to temporary accommodation in the next week. T would like some help to buy a pram as this is a big expense that she can’t afford. She is being supported by a Domestic Violence group but she is in financial hardship.
W & R have been struggling to cope with mental health problems as well as trying to juggle low income part time work and benefits. W works as a driver but his car recently broke down and he needs to get it back on the road for work.
Young single woman on benefits is making back payments on her depts and it doesn't leave her enough to live on. She has a plan to pay off these debts but if you can help pay her rent top up this month it will give her enough for food and essentials this month.
C has lived in her present flat for about a year. She was working until last Summer, but became pregnant and had to leave her job. She struggles with debt, but with the help of friends and family has managed to get most of the things she needs for her flat. However, she has never been able to afford a vacuum cleaner and has been managing with a dustpan and brush. With the baby due shortly she would really appreciate help in getting a vacuum cleaner so she can get her carpets properly clean.
C is a single mother with two dependent children. She suffers severely with her mental health and requires support to engage with others and to leave home, currently will not leave home unaided. She is in arrears with multiple creditors and the threats of bailiff and collection agents are severely exacerbating her mental condition. Any assistance you would be willing to offer would greatly improve C's mental health and allow her a fresh start and to focus on dealing with her mental health.
This client and her daughter recently moved home, and in moving found that their bed had broken. They cannot afford to replace their bed, so they are currently sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Can you help them to replace their bed so that they can sleep well at night?
This mum and her daughter found that their bed had broken when moving house. They are both claiming benefits and can't afford to buy a new bed. They are currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Can you help us?