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.
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.
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.
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.