This 60 year old man from Pakistan is living in Leeds, but he is having trouble and being hassled by people in his neighbourhood. He has been in contact with the police and has been advised to install CCTV to establish his grounds for claiming there has been a crime against him. He has raised some of the funds, but please help him with this remaining amount in order to purchase the equipment to prove his situation and get the help he needs.
A is having problems with the benefit cap, and her older children have come back to live with her so her housing benefit has been reduced by over £100/week. She desperately needs to get out of debt so she can use her money to pay rent as her landlord is threatening eviction. She has been trying to save the money for the £90 fee for 3 months but problems keep arising. She is going to get £30 together, but please could you help with the remainder?
This lady was referred to Christians Against Poverty having been off work due to ill health. She had used up her savings and is in danger of her house being repossessed. We successfully supported her application to court for extra time to pursue different options and she is now in a position to be able to look for work. One recent interview necessitated hiring a car which depleted the little money she had set aside for interview costs. Some money towards covering these costs would be really appreciated.
This lady with two young children is being threatened with eviction because of debts that her and her partner accrued when they were very young and first living together. Her partner has recently been ordered to stay away from his family because of his violent temper, his name has been taken off the rent book leaving her solely responsible for the debt; she has no means to repay it. The Citizens Advice Bureau have advised her to apply for a Debt Relief Order. £90 would allow her a fresh start.
This family of five are refugees from Azerbaijan. The father was a political prisoner who was tortured there whilst imprisoned by the state. Since his release he has suffered from mental illness. They receive benefits and manage all their living expenses but are not able to afford large items. Their fridge has broken down meaning they are spending more on fresh food so your help to buy a fridge/freezer would help them very much.
After two years of trying to engage with us, T has finally overcome some of her mental health issues and walked through our doors. T is a single mum of 3 children and she has struggled for years with debt she's not been able to handle. She now receives Universal Credit but 40% is deducted before she even sees it. It breaks her heart to use food banks, and she often goes without for her children. Getting a Debt Relief Order would get rid of debt which is crippling her and give her a brighter future.
I've been working with this lady since June and only this week she revealed to me that she has been sleeping on a put up bed which she struggles to get out of each morning. She has significant physical and mental health problems and it feels like no-one cares for her so was amazed to hear about Acts 435. She has put a lot of effort into working with Christians Against Poverty and a new bed would help her to get the physical rest she needs each night.
E is a really poorly lady and a mum of one. She is also crippled by debt, which is adding to her anxiety and aggravating her illness - some days she cannot get out of bed. She cannot see an end to her problems and is worried about her child. Getting a Debt Relief Order would help her to get rid of the debts that she has no hope of paying, and give her a future to look forward to. She has no one to turn to for help - can you help?
R was referred to us by a local charity. She'd moved to the area in May following domestic violence. She had been living with a friend for 6 months, but this wasn't ideal as she has a seven year old daughter. She needed to try to make a fresh start. Getting a new home has meant debts from her past relationship have caught up with her and she has no way of repaying them. Every day she is anxious about bailiffs and doesn't know where to turn. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give her the solution she needs.
Due to the breakdown of my relationship I have had to move home with my 5 year old daughter and apply for benefits. This has been very stressful and difficult, and setting up a family home has been more difficult because I do not have a washing machine. This means I have to wash everything by hand. I cannot sleep for worrying about how I can afford this as I have no spare money available. If I could get some help from Acts 435 this would be a great relief to me.
Due to ill health I have not been able to work for a while and now rely on benefits. I have also been homeless but recently managed to get my own tenancy. However, I do not have any money to buy a cooker that I desperately need and this is making me more worried and stressed, which is not helping my mental state. If I could get some help from Acts 435 then I would be able to try and gain some more control over my situation. I would also be able to start to cook meals for myself which would help my mental state.
D's mental health began to deteriorate after his mother died when he was 15. He managed to hold down a job from age 16-29 but then lost it after a severe mental health breakdown. Without appropriate support for his mental health, he became suicidal, was sanctioned on Universal Credit and accumulated debts because he couldn't manage his finances at all. He is now getting better support but anxiety about his debts is hindering his recovery. A Debt Relief Order would lift a huge burden and give him a new start.
Due to struggling with mental health problems I have fallen behind with rent and council tax payments which have resulted in bailiffs visiting my home. This is very upsetting for myself and my young family. I have now accessed support from Citizens Advice Debt drop in and I am going through the application for a Debt Relief Order to help me get back on my feet. But I still need £90 to complete this application. If I am able to get help from Acts 435 this will help to improve my mental state.
I work part time and also care for my partner, who has mental health problems, and my three young children. I have fallen into debt and we are now being chased for money by court bailiffs. After advice we have now accessed help from Citizens Advice to try and take control of our finances but need £90 in order to apply for Debt Relief Order and we do not have any spare money to pay for this. If I am able to access support for the £90 this will be a great relief to me and help me sleep again at night.
J is a single mum who has struggled for years with anxiety and depression and is living only for her son. She contacted us recently after a visit from bailiffs and was so anxious. This visit has made her realise that she cannot carry on in the state that she is in. We are applying for a Debt Relief Order to give her a fresh start but she has no hope of saving for the fee. J has hope for the future and talks about selling her crafts, which has helped through this dark period. Please help this determined lady.
A and his partner have come for money advice. They have a young family but debts from their past are taking their toll. They are desperate to give their children a happy life but debt is causing massive anxiety which is now restricting their lives. They are afraid to leave their home and don't know where to turn for help. Getting a Debt Relief Order will give such relief - they were in tears when they heard about it and couldn't believe they could be debt free with a future full of hope for their family.
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other severe health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but is struggling to get together the basic items she needs to furnish it. She would love to be able to cook for herself but cannot afford a cooker and is having to rely on microwave meals. She would be very grateful for your help.
B is unemployed and despite suffering from depression has tried to get back into work. She recently started a job but found she couldn't cope and had to leave after only two and a half days. She receives Job Seekers Allowance but struggles to cover her household bills, and now fears that this short period of work will cause delays to her benefits payments. She is particularly anxious about not having enough for food, gas and electric. Help towards these would really help to ease her worries.
This woman is unemployed and not receiving any benefit. She usually depends on her husband who is working but he can't afford to pay for her other than basic needs. She needs to change her glasses due to her poor sight but she doesn't have enough money. Any help would be much appreciated as she will be very happy and pleased.
This lady is a mother of 1 son. She is just came to the UK and claimed for Asylum. She has limited support from the Home Office which is not suffcient to fulfill their basic needs. She asked some help to buy school uniform for her son and to pay his busfare. She would be very grateful for any help you can offer to support her to pay some of the expenses. Thank you.
After a breakdown in relationship with my partner I have had to try and build a new life for myself and young children. I work part time but still struggle to pay bills and buy food. My cooker as now broken and I am unable to cook food for my family and worry about this constantly which is preventing me from sleeping properly. If I could get some help to buy a cooker then I can start to provide warm meals again for my family and this will reduce the amount of stress I feel under.