B is 57 and spent most of his life in and out of jail. He has overcome chronic alcoholism and drug addiction. At his age and with his record it is difficult to find employment. He has skills gained in prison and would like to start up a furniture restoration business. He needs specific tools to start this and once he has them he can start small and get bigger. This will give him a fresh start and he can stay out of jail and rebuild what's left of his life.
H is from a Gypsy family but wants to attend college to complete a hairdressing course so that she can get a job. H has recently lost her Nan to cancer, who had been a huge support for her. The costs of the funeral have meant that the family have been unable to purchase the uniform and equipment that H needs at this time.
This young couple fled from very poor and dangerous conditions abroad. They had lodgings, but he was made redundant from his hospital job and because she became pregnant they had to leave. They have now been rehoused but have nothing in the flat at all. The baby is due any day. Another charity has helped with baby items for them and bedding. They need a washing machine and there is a reconditioned one which can be delivered. They are so grateful for any help.
This lady is 3 months pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her longed-for baby in February. She has some learning difficulties and has struggled to find paid work. At the moment she is unable to work due to ill health. Although she is receiving Universal Credit, she cannot afford to buy new clothes and her existing clothes no longer fit her because of her pregnancy. She would be very grateful for any help you could offer her with this.
J has recently been released from prison and has been working with Junction 42 for a number of weeks to help her get back on her feet, moving towards secure housing, employment and community. She has to make an emergency visit to her family, based in Stockton, but has no money for transport. Please contribute this small amount to help her visit family in what is a stressful time for her - thank you!
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support towards a bed for their 2 year old. The family have 4 children aged 2 and under and can't afford to buy a bed for their 2-year-old. Both parents are not working as mum has recently had a baby and dad has a health condition. They are claiming universal credits. Having a bed will help the 2-year-old settle into her new home.
A local family, who have a child under 2, have been through a tough year and a negative spiral. They lost a family member to suicide which led to the main income earner falling into depression. The employer didn't understand, causing unemployment. Ever since, they have struggled financially and emotionally. They have a gas cooker but can't afford to get it fitted safely. All cooking is done via a camp stove, which is obviously not ideal. They manage but can't cook properly for their child. Please help?