This gentlemen is struggling to find work locally, and would benefit from passing his driving test so that he can go further a field. He really wants to have a better quality of life for himself and his wife.
C was street homeless - we have found him a room in a hotel that takes permanent residents. He has been homeless since losing his job which included his accommodation (albeit just a sleeping bag on the floor). He lost the job during winder and looking for work once it gets busy again, until then has no money and no benefits. If we had £110 we could get him into this hotel and then he is more likely to get a job and get his feet on the ground again. Thank you so much for your help!
Derek lives alone and has no immediate family. He claims Job Seekers Allowance and is currently receiving support from Citizens Advice 'Better Off Finance' project which is helping him to find employment. Derek spends most days alone and cannot afford the fishing licence and membership fee, which is his favorite hobby. We believe that him being able to spend some time fishing will build his confidence and also improve his health and well-being. He would be very grateful for the help.
TC is a single mother aged 25, with two kids aged 6 and 5.The older of which suffers from Epilepsy,but is well controlled with medication.TC has suffered from depression for several years for which she is treated with medication.TC was in a house that had major damp problems,then moved into temp accommodation in Sept 2017,where she still lives. TC left rent arrears of £1600 for a privately rented house and has an outstanding Eon bill of £1700.TC would like any donations for a Debt Relief Order
Tom has moved into the area to get a new start. The move and conscientiously paying all his bills has left him with very little money. Having worked abroad he now needs a British driving licence to get employment here. As an experienced driver he does not need more lessons but must do the written and practical test. He is eager to get back to work and would really appreciate a helping hand to be able to apply for his licence.
Joanne is a single-parent living with her three children aged 13, 10 and 4 in a mortgaged property and she is currently unemployed due to mental health problems. Joanne has a lot of rubbish which has accumulated in her house and garden and she would like to hire a skip to have the rubbish removed. The local council now charge for collecting bulky items and Joanne has quite a lot of rubbish which needs to be removed.
Jason has mental health issues. He is very isolated and rarely mixes with others. His only company is his pet cat. Recently being encouraged to volunteer at a farm with animals, something that he wants to continue. Being on benefits, struggles to get himself there and therefore would like to buy a bike so that he can get to the farm.
A single mum with a young daughter, has recently had an unexpected bill sent to her that she cannot afford. Being a single mum on benefits, she is struggling to find the money to cover this bill.
John lives with his partner and three young children in rented accommodation and they claim Universal Credit as John is unemployed after being made redundant from his job. John has several debts which have accumulated over a number of years, due to periods of unemployment, and he needs help paying the £90 Debt Relief Order deposit so he can go insolvent.
M is a 47 year old single mum who has a job offer in a care home, but she needs photo ID to be able to apply for DBS check and progress the offer to the next step. She has been a fully committed member of our job club and really wants the chance to make a fresh start.
N is a 33 year old male who is ready for a fresh start. To do this he needs photo ID to set up a bank account and driving lessons to enable him to access work in the construction Industry all over the North East. He is currently engaging in a CAP job club to gain new skills.
L is having to move to a larger property with housing as they are currently in a 1 bed flat and her child who is 10 years old shares this bedroom. There are no carpets or flooring throughout the house and L has no means to save for carpets as they are struggling with debts. Citizens Advice are helping L with their money management and debts. This house will be a fresh start for L and their child. North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund are hopefully helping with a cooker. Thank you
This young couple are on benefits as he suffers from depression. They have two daughters of school age and a two year old son.They have struggled to establish a settled family life and get the girls in school regularly but now have good support from the School Welfare Officer and Family support workers. Their little boy has outgrown his cot and they have managed to buy a second hand junior bed for £10 but the cot linen is too small. They need help to buy bedding and a mattress protector.
S is currently looking for work and is really struggling to make ends meet. She is very thrifty with her money and is surviving on very little money at the moment but is simply unable to afford to pay for her gas & electric. Also, if she does not have money left over at the end of the month she is unable to visit her grandchildren (which she can only do by bus). Your contribution to S would make a massive difference and would help alleviate some of her financial worry at present. Thank you.
Angela has worked with us at Christians Against Poverty for a while now, and lives with various mental health issues. Happily she has been awarded some subsidised counselling with a recognised provider in Exeter. She is on a very tight budget and would struggle to pay for this, so help for a few sessions (its £10 a time) would be so helpful for her. Thank you.
In our supported accommodation at the moment we have an ex homeless lady who is struggling to carry out property searches and job search. She also has learning difficulties which make every day tasks much more difficult for her. She is looking to buy a laptop which would be able to help her in both of these areas, and also allow her to regain a level of independence to conduct these things on her own.