This young person came to us for housing as her father's alcohol dependency was having a massive impact on her mental health. Housing conditions were poor and she found she had to maintain the whole house as well as try to hold down a college course and be a teenager. Families First got involved and referred her to us for housing and she signed a tenancy in October. However she didn't set up her water on time and now has arrears which she is struggling to pay. This would be a massive help for her going forward.
This is the second time we have housed this young person due to being extremely vulnerable and having some learning difficulties. He successfully moved on but the house was in poor condition with no heating or hot water so we were happy to rehouse him. However when he was in his property he didn't pay his council tax, and the debt from this has followed him. If not paid this will go to bailiff stage. I feel he deserves to be safe and secure following his upbringing and this would help him immensely in his home.
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 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 With very little support around her from family and being quite withdrawn, she is engaging really well and starting to open up.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.