This client has not been able to pay his bills because of mistakes with his benefits, and now he has to pay most of his monies back each week. This means that he doesn’t have enough to eat, and his mental health has been getting worse and worse, so he is struggling to cope. He is now receiving help from the Citizens Advice Bureau who are trying to make things better for him. A Debt Relief Order will enable him to have more control and help him see a more positive future.
This hard working mum with fibromyalgia is struggling with debts after the death of her mother and the related funeral costs. She is is looking to improve her home conditions for herself and her son and needs help to purchase paint. This would make such a difference to their home and lives.
On Tuesday 14th May the partner of the applicant, and the father of their 12 year old daughter, was killed in Middlesbrough. The family was already experiencing financial difficulties before this unexpected and horrendous event, so Acts 435 kindly stepped in to help with the costs of the funeral. This request is for help to provide a lasting memorial for the daughter, to help her remember her father. Her mother feels that if she can provide a lasting memorial of the relationship her daughter shared with her father, it would go some way to easing her grief.
One or our mentees would very much like to ask for some bus fare money. At the moment he is restricted to the house with just a grandparent who has hardly any food or money. He no longer has his mum to look after him. Things are slightly better when he is able to see his friends who are a bus ride away. They help him feel better about what is happening with his family in terms of his sad loss. He is still going to school but is struggling at home and in general. His mentor will budget his fares.