BW is a German lady whose British husband died of cancer. She has to live on a small widows pension and needs to go through a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. She is a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre client. She is trying to find work but has to be careful as if she works too many hours it will affect her pension.
Anna is a single mum of 4 girls. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her finances, and they have recommended a Debt Relief Order to clear her debts. It would take Anna a long time to save the necessary fee, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
This young man has just managed to secure a full tenancy on a flat, after going through some difficult times, when he was homeless for a while. He is working with a support worker to help him with his mental health issues, but desperately wants to settle into a nice place that he can call home. He needs a bed, a cooker, and a small fridge / freezer. It would be amazing if we can help with the fridge / freezer as he has found the ideal one that suits his needs and fits perfectly! Thank You!
Client is a male who has recently obtained an unfurnished property after residing in supported accommodation. Client needs bedding, curtains and small household items which he is unable to afford due to unemployment. Please can ACTS 435 help
This lady has 3 children and she is pregnant. She is alone with no support looking after her children but she also has to look after her 16 year old brother. she is struggling to find the money for basic necessities and needs for her family. She has to buy uniforms for her children but she can't afford it.
'I currently live in a homeless hostel and am volunteering doing coaching for the Hostel's football team as i would like to train to become a qualified Coach. The F.A Level 1 Coaching Qualification is recognised by all F.A registered football bodies and obtaining it would help my chances of securing employment in the football sector. Unfortunately i am currently unable to fund it myself and therefore any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.' - Mr M
The client who has worked with the charity and volunteered for the past few years has recently been made redundant and found himself unable to afford the cost of living as well as purchase equipment for his new job. This funding would allow him to buy all the neccesary equipment such as chef jacket, shoes, trousers etc to start work and move forward.
We are seeking help for S who has suffered mental health issues for many years. He wishes to start working under the Supported Permitted Work as a Reiki practitioner but cannot possibly find the funds to purchase a chair which would permit him to set up a mobile practice. His support worker knows this "gift" will not only improve his self esteem and life chances but give him a real purpose in life. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Single unemployed dad caring for Josh, his15 year old son who has autism. The neighbours on either side of this little family are related and cross backwards and forwards to each other across the garden. This has distressed Josh to such a degree he now refuses to go into the garden. Previously he had enjoyed using his trampoline. Dad and Josh are willing to fence the garden in such a way that the top half can still be used as a thoroughfare thus not alienating theese neighbours.
Khalid is from Sudan and has had to flee. He has lived in the UK for 2 years, but the government has not accepted his claim for asylum. He is currently destitute and is attending English classes. As a charity we are helping him with housing and food, but he really needs a bike to get to see his friends and to get to his English classes. This money would buy a second hand bike, lights, helmet and lock. It would make a big difference to his well-being
This client is currently homeless and is "sofa surfing". She is claiming Job Seekers' Allowance but has now found employment. However, she does not receive her first wage until the end of October. Meanwhile she needs specialist factory boots, trousers, shirts and a jacket. The estimated cost is jacket £35, specialist boots £50, 2 pairs of trousers £ 30, 2 shirts £25. Friends would make up any cost in excess of £120. Any support would be very welcome.
This young man has recently moved into his own flat, is currently not working but has started to engage with local services available to him. This will really help him to get a strong start to independent living in the community.
A homeless man is without income and needs help with funding a passport renewal which will allow him to claim a benefit while job seeking. Employers will also need to see a current passport to confirm his nationality