A double (tandem) buggy needed for a newborn and sibling of 19 months. We have tried to locate a buggy of this type through churches without success. The new baby arrived on the 27th August, and the situation has now become urgent. New buggies of this type are too expensive, and a second hand one may be more expensive than the £120 we are requesting, but as a church we will raise the additional funds required.
E has been on benefits for a long time. She has recently managed to attend interviews and has been offered a job in a local shop. She has no suitable clothing for working full time and has identified she can buy 5 basic trousers and 5 plain shirts at Tesco for the amount requested. She has footwear which saves her money, but this clothing will ensure she meets the dress standards at work. She is on a 6 month probationary period and is confident she will be permanent after this time.
D has had a very unstable life caused by family breakdown. He has struggled with drugs and anxiety and been in prison a few times and not had stable accommodation for some years. He is engaging with an employability course run by a Christian charity and has completed a construction course. However, he was unable to obtain a site safety card due to having no ID. He can start employment once he can get ID and gets the card. This will help him move forward in his life into work for the first time.
A recently split with his partner and is currently sofa surfing. Due to previously having a joint claim, he has had to make a new claim for Universal Credit which can take up to 4 weeks for his first payment. He is looking for work. He has secured a house of his own but cannot move until his claim is active. He has access to his young son at weekends. Please help this gentleman with a small amount for daily living costs until he receives his first payment from Universal Credit.