F is a middle-aged single woman on job seekers allowance who is trying hard to find work, including doing re-training. She counts every penny and has avoided going into debt, but there is absolutely nothing left after essentials and her cooker has broken down. £120 would buy a second-hand refurbished cooker and have it delivered and installed. She says, “To cook something in an oven would be fantastic- I can’t believe you are doing this for me- maybe my bad luck is coming to an end.”
N is a single mum of a 6 year old daughter living in a social housing flat and currently on benefits including Universal Credit. She has debt due to benefit changes resulting in over payments and a need for an Advance. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear her debt. Her child's father was deported to Jamaica. N is desperate to get paid work and can work as a care worker on a good hourly rate if she can get a DBS check done. This request is to cover the cost of the DBS check.
S has been coming to Church on and off for a few years. He has been offered a free holiday, but needs the petrol to be able to attend. He is working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help and is currently unemployed.
This gentleman is in his late 50’s. He has not been able to find work since March 2018. He receives benefits but has fallen behind with bills and so now has many debts. This resulted in a recent visit by a bailiff. He cannot make the required payments and now he potentially faces losing his flat. In order to remove the stress caused by the debts he would need a Debt Relief Order and seeks help with the £90 fee. He is very grateful for any help you are able to give. Thank you
S lives alone and is in receipt of a low income. He is actively seeking work however is finding it difficult due to lack of public transport links in the town where he lives. He has recently moved into a property and been supported with donated furniture although has no storage for his clothes. Due to lack of finances he is unable to purchase these items. Please help this gentleman with a small amount to enable him to store his clothes in his new home neatly.
C is unemployed and trying to provide for her family. J aged 9 would like to go on a school residential with the rest of his class, but the family cannot afford to send him. It would be wonderful to help this family and give J an opportunity that he would otherwise not have.
This young person is living in our supported housing but is currently sleeping on a single mattress on the floor and is 4 months pregnant. This money would enable her to get a bed frame and mattress as she is getting bigger throughout her pregnancy and is currently not sleeping and uncomfortable.
R has been attending our Job Club for over a year. She is trying to apply for a job in care work but needs to obtain an enhanced DBS check in order to land the role. Please could you help R cover the cost of this check?
P is a single man living alone in rented accommodation and he claims Job Seekers Allowance as his sole income. P has several debts including council tax arrears which are being deducted directly from his benefit, so he has very little money left for food, and cannot budget at all for emergencies. P' washing machine is faulty and he needs assistance purchasing a new one, which will help to keep him presentable for his job searches/interviews.