Young couple with 2 young children, dad is working but the family are on a low income. The oldest child is displaying some negative behaviours and is behind expected levels in school. He is also still sleeping with parents. Mum would like to work on encouraging him to sleep in his own room but he states that he is scared of his room. She would like to brighten up his room.
Child 4 year has been diagnosed with ADHD and loves playing outside in the garden. The family would love to purchase a trampoline for him but have no spare funds at the moment as they are on benefits. The family have 3 children altogether who would benefit from the exercise outside.
When the family moved into the property the stair carpet was old and worn. It was taken out of the property due to the state and a safety hazard to he youngest children. The family would like to replace the carpet on the stairs but are not financially able to do this and require some help.
Bob's wife became seriously ill while expecting their first baby. Bob had to care for her and the baby full time and lost his job. He then ran up debts keeping things together. As his wife is slowly recovering, he hopes to get back to work some time, but the Citizens Advice Bureau considers that he will only clear his debts through a Debt Relief Order. Bob would be very grateful for a donation for the fee.
K is currently on JSA and struggling to pay his utility bills. He is on a meter but his debt is mounting, so much that he has not been able to use his gas since November. He is relying on food from a food bank in order to maximise his income.
H is a single mum and has moved home due to domestic violence. Her benefits have been delayed and is struggling to pay for her utility bills. She is currently relying on food banks to maximise her income. She is getting support from CAB. She needs support to pay her debts.
Tom left his wife but didn't take his name off the tenancy. He now has rent arrears and other debts, so he can't request rehousing until the arrears are cleared. Depression followed the marital breakdown. Tom lost his job and had two hernia operations. He wants to keep contact with his children, but this is just a hope until he has a flat and has recovered from the operations. He would be grateful for the fee for a Debt Relief Order, which would open up the prospect of a flat and family contact.