The client contacted us after he had been made redundant and found he was struggling to make ends meet. To make matters worse, he recently received a bill for credit he had thought he had paid off over a year ago. The letter threatened him with court and debt collectors if he did not pay immediately! This has shook the client as he had worked extremely hard to pay off previous debt, and now given his situation he doesn't know what else to do. This support would help him massively.
The client, who is an ex-care leaver, has been living in hostels for the last few years. Now he has been given a new flat but has no furnishings or finances for decoration. The local council have helped with various items but are unable to support him with decoration. After the many moves this client has had we would love to be able to help him decorate his new flat and help make it a home.
The client came to us for support after being hit with a massive energy bill, unfortunately he had not locked in a price and was unaware of the upcoming energy price hike. He has been able to reduce his consumption massively since and prioritise his expenditure, however he is in desperate need of support to help pay his previous months bill before it gets out of hand. This support would allow him to keep ahead of his bills and prevent him from going into arrears. Please could you help pay this bill?
This gentleman struggling with debt and mental health has had to deal with homelessness and addiction in the past and is now hoping to start again and get out of debt with the help of Christian's Against Poverty. At his first appointment at our Debt Centre he came with no coat and wearing flip flops on a cold day. After speaking with him he told us he had no suitable winter clothes. We would like to be able to help him getting a coat and shoes so he can manage during the winter months. Any help will be appreciated.
C is in a bad place with low benefit income. They are trying to get their life back on track with support from Christians Against Poverty's help. A Debt Relief Order would free them financially but as they are on Universal Credit they cannot afford the fee whilst trying to pay towards the debts. Their income has gone down due to the recent reduction in Universal Credit. The local church have been regularly supporting them with food parcels but any help with the DRO fee would be wonderful.
This man has sought help with his debts after a prolonged time of homelessness. He has now secured accommodation and he is looking for a fresh start. He is working with Citizens Advice and they are looking at applying for a debt relief order as a form of insolvency. Would you be able to help by giving towards the £90 fee in order for this man to gain his fresh start?
Our Christian's Against Poverty client has moved out of damp, unsatisfactory housing into a first floor Housing Association flat. She has very few possessions and the flat is without any carpets. It would really help this house to feel like a home by providing this lady with a carpet for the lounge room. She will soon be debt free and this will be a wonderful fresh start for her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This single mum of a 5-year old girl is living on Universal Credit and struggling to make ends meet. Her fridge freezer has broken but she has no way of being able to afford a replacement, which is so necessary in order to budget and keep food fresh. She would be so appreciative of support to help buy a fridge freezer so she can begin batch cooking and planning meals in advance. Thank you.
The client was referred to us by a local hostel as he has recently moved on to his own accommodation after being homeless the past few months. He is now ready to move into his own independent accommodation, however, needs help purchasing white goods due to low income and being in debt. Your support would allow us to purchase a fridge-freezer for the client and arrange delivery of the item, while also having the broken item removed from his new accommodation.
We are supporting a mum who has been through a really difficult time and is struggling financially. She is a single parent of 2 young children and is finding it difficult to get out with only a single pushchair. Please could you help this family to be able to enjoy some time together outside?
We are working on behalf of a lady on a low income. She is moving into a new rented flat but she needs a cooker. She suffers with ill health and is struggling to make ends meet on benefits. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We are helping C with a Debt Relief Order (DRO) which will enable our client to find more suitable long term housing for themselves and their family. Help with the DRO application fees of £90 will provide an essential boost to this process and ensure C is able to move forward. Thank you in advance for your generous and much needed assistance with this cost.