S, 34, was an ex-offender; he passed away in tragic circumstances on Saturday. He had been working with a Christians Against Poverty job club, taking steps to move away from his past and get free from the drugs that have put him in and out of jail for more than half his life. We prayed with him on a number of occasions and his aunt, the church caretaker. He leaves a young daughter and a devastated mum who has no means of meeting funeral costs - this would fill the gap left from the aunt’s church’s kind donation.
This applicant had to re-locate from Whitehaven to North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, and has some personal effects to be collected and moved from her former home to her present home in North Ormesby.
D is a young man who has managed to turn his life around after prison and taking drugs as he wasn't coping with society. He is now working to get himself training to start his life again and be a good role model to his children. He needs photo ID to start the process. He is very motivated and engaged. He is one of the many who have undiagnosed ADHD so fell through the cracks and didn't engage at school. He is ready for a fresh start.
An asylum seeking man in Leeds is getting some help from a refugee charity. He sometimes needs to sleep rough and would benefit from having a tent. In the summer, he has a chance to camp. If he can find a bargain, he will also buy camping items. This will help him to stay dry and get some sleep and reduce his stress.
A 9 year old girl with severe autism and sensory processing disorder would love a trampoline as bouncing helps her to emotionally regulate and to meet her sensory needs. This would make a huge difference to her and her family who live in a crowded flat with an outdoor space. Unfortunately the family are unable to fund this themselves as they have limited access to funds due to seeking refuge.
This young man is the sole carer for his younger brother since they became separated from their parents during their escape from violence in Iraq. He is managing on their small allowance but would like to try to get a bike so he can get around better and carry food from the market which is about two miles away. The boys will share the bike when necessary.
SC lost his job earlier this year and his benefits were delayed which has put him in arrears with several providers. He has now started to receive benefits but his car needed an MOT & it failed. SC needs his car to get to job interviews, appointments and the food bank etc. To help him in his search and transition back in to work we are asking for help to pay his car MOT and the additional work that is required for it to pass. Thank you in advance.
A's family were made homeless in April when they were evicted because they were struggling to make rent payments. They have been living in emergency accommodation, but are now moving into an unfurnished council flat. A's wife is currently not able to work as she is looking after the children, and A is out of work because of mental health problems. Their income is therefore very low and is only covering food and toiletries, meaning they cannot save for any furniture. A bed would be a real help.
K is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and is on an insolvency route. She has got very behind with her TV licence, and as she doesn't go out hardly at all the TV is a real lifeline for her. We'd love to help her get the arrears up to date so its not such a struggle to pay the weekly bills. Thank you.
A, 32, recently got out of prison and has been relocated to an area far away from his family and his support from us, Junction 42. Please help us raise this money for a week's metro pass which allows him to daily engage with us, his church and a local charity where he is hoping to start a traineeship in catering. He has never worked but is highly motivated to stay out of prison and move forward with his life.
An asylum seeking family in Leeds has an appointment in August for their fresh asylum claim in Liverpool. The father has a disability and sitting for long periods on a coach is not possible. Please consider contributing to the purchase of a ticket for this family to attend their appointment, as they have no funds to pay for travel.
This lady has to get the bus to and from college everyday. Unfortunately this means that she has to spend a lot on transportation, money which can be spent on her education instead. Therefore she asks for a bus pass worth £50 to cover the cost of travelling to college.
A.L. was homeless last year, she moved into temporary accommodation and didn't realise that the gas meter was on a default tariff. She wrongly assumed that this gas bill would be about the same as it was at her previous address, but when her bill arrived it was much more than she had budgeted for. We have contacted the gas provider and they have agreed to reduce the total debt but she still needs to pay £120 towards the cost of the arrears.
W, 39, needs his provisional license in order to help support him into employment. He is due to start work in a month working on a building site, but is hoping to pass his driving test, so that he can drive himself and access much more employment opportunities - whilst also driving his 6 kids to experiences around the North East. W has been working with Junction 42 for a few months to get back into employment. Please support him in overcoming this barrier to employment!
S arrived in the UK a year ago and has recently come through the Asylum Claim process and has been awarded leave to remain. However this has been a very harrowing and draining time for her and her son and we are really keen to enable them to attend our national church holiday and need help to part-fund a place for her. S has been greatly impacted by the love shown to her in the church and by other Christian Asylum Seekers, and recently we baptised her!
A has been attending our ESOL classes and church for some time now - recently she was told that her support was being stopped. We have managed to find a new lawyer to put in a fresh claim for asylum but this has been a very stressful and upsetting time. We would love to enable her and her son to attend our annual church holiday for a break and to bless them. We have some funding in place but really need additional funding to even meet the significantly discounted places.