L and her partner have just moved into a Housing Association property, but the donated bed has a very old, worn double mattress and L is suffering with back pain, and not able to sleep properly. The couple are on a very low income and have a large amount of debt, which they are making repayments to as quickly as their benefits allow, but this leaves them with very little for day-to-day living so they cannot save anything towards larger items. A new mattress would make a huge difference to them.
L is a victim of modern day slavery and his previous passport has been stolen by his traffickers. L therefore requires a new passport, which he is finding very difficult to obtain as he has no funds available to obtain photos or to make the application. Please help him to acquire a passport so that he can begin to move forward with his life.
R is a middle-aged man who has worked since leaving school. A year ago he was made redundant and this has led to serious mental health issues, which have left him currently unable to work. In addition he lives on his own and has no support from his family. Recently he has been given help to face up to his financial difficulties and rising debts. R has been advised to apply for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to get a fresh start financially. He would be very grateful for your help in giving funds for his DRO fees.
D has had no benefits and has been under a lot of stress lately after his flat was burgled. He has failed to comply with an order of the court to pay a £220 council tax debt, and is now needing to pay this debt urgently to avoid arrest. We have met this urgent need today and we are requesting contributions to be made to meet the excess of this debt. D is now due to get some backdated benefits on 23rd December as a result of previous help, but is going to really struggle until then.
Z was referred to us by Calderdale Carers. Z has recently been separated from her husband after 15 years of emotional domestic abuse. Due to long term health conditions and 5 major abdominal surgeries, Z took early medical retirement in November 2017. She has been diagnosed with relapsing depression, crohn's disease, gastroparesis and fibromyalgia. Z needs to go bankrupt because of the amount of debt that her husband left in her name. She is very poorly and has no way of raising the full fee.
S is a carer for her partner who is housebound due to a back condition and arthritis. She is in council tax arrears and has no spare money to help towards this. She is on benefits and is having to use a local foodbank. Please could the donors of Acts 435 help her to pay these arrears? Any donation would be really appreciated.
L claims benefits and receives support from a foodbank and is in debt with her utility company. Every time she puts £10 into her meter the company takes £2.50 off her meter and this means she is finding it very difficult to get back on track. She is seeing Christians Against Poverty for advice.
A is on Employment Seeker's Allowance and is really struggling to make ends meet, he has no bed and is having to sleep on the floor. A suffers with anxiety and depression, so his lack of sleep is really effecting him. Any help to buy him a new bed would be greatly appreciated.
M and T have two children both over 18 and out of work. One has severe mental health issues. The family are struggling due to debts and are relying on a local foodbank. This donation would help them to reduce the debts a little especially in the run up to Christmas.
J has come to us for advice regarding her debts. She is a single mum with a small child who has left an abusive relationship (both financially and physically). J could not afford a washing machine and has been forced to rent one at a cost of £6 p/w. We're trying to help J balance her budget and save expenditure where she can. Owning her own washing machine rather than renting will be much better for her in the long run. Any support offered will be gratefully received.
L is a single mum. She works in a care home part time when the little one is in nursery. She has been told by her family support worker that she must fit safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. Your help with this will mean she can get the gates without needing to miss any other of her payments as she has no spare money for extras.
S separated from his partner and was so anxious and depressed he took an overdose and ended up in hospital. He is still struggling to come to terms with what has happened. He has 3 children who he sees regularly and he has recently got a flat. He receives Universal Credit but has deductions which leave him struggling to pay his bills and he has nothing left over to buy furniture and other basic items he needs. He would like to be able to buy a washer, and would be grateful of help towards this.
L suffers from mental health problems and is in severe financial difficulty. Errors in his benefits payments have led to his rent not being covered and he is now in arrears, facing court action and possible eviction. This has been going on for some time and has had a negative impact on his mental health, leaving him feeling very low, disillusioned and disengaged. Help to reduce his rent arrears would be much appreciated. It would secure his tenancy and help him regain control of his finances.
J is a single mum with two children aged 14 and 10. She has a number of debts including council tax arrears - this debt is currently with enforcement agents who are threatening to remove J's possessions. She tells us her debt problems are, quote - making me feel scared to answer the door and phone. I can't see a way out of my problems. There is a way out for J - it's a Debt Relief Order. Please help us to make J debt free for Christmas.
K is struggling to make ends meet. Her only source of income is Universal Credit (UC) but she is losing almost £100 per month to pay for debt deductions - she simply cannot afford to live off the remaining £222 per month. She badly needs her UC reinstating to the full amount of £317 per month. A Debt Relief Order will quickly and simply bring this about. Any support offered will be greatly appreciated.
J is a single mum with a young child and a second on the way. She was referred to us by a local Surestart Children's Centre because they were concerned that J was struggling financially and this was impacting the family. J is in receipt of Universal Credit but has over £95 per month being deducted for several different debts. This is having a real impact on her ability to budget. J needs a Debt Relief Order and a fresh start financially. Please help us to give J this fresh start.