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.”
A gentleman has moved into his own property after coming out of rehab. He needs furniture and white goods as the accommodation is unfurnished and he has limited funds to purchase these things for himself. Please can Acts 435 help?
W is retired. He suffers with arthritis in his knees. This means that his mobility is poor. His washing machine, which was twelve years old, recently broke and cannot be repaired. Travelling to the launderette is a huge effort for W given his health issues and is expensive to pay for. A generous donation towards a new washing machine would take a lot of stress away from him.
S is a single Mum with two children and has just left a controlling relationship so all their clothes are in bags as she has little furniture. She needs something to place the clothes in so as to start making a real home for her and the children.
K got a house with us over six months ago. She had no furniture or household items when she came and little family support. She has now secured a tenancy with a local housing authority for a flat in Seaham which she is very positive about. Moving on will pay her upfront costs but K still need financial help with moving and also buying a new bed if possible
This single mum of five children is sleeping on a single mattress as she has put her double bed in the boys room to accommodate two of her little boys. She is just managing on benefits and would like to return to work but as her three year old is autistic she is struggling to cope.
U and her husband have just moved out of temporary housing and have worked really hard to source furniture etc for the new place. They both work, but funds are so tight there isn't a penny to spare. They have managed to find a second hand washing machine but cannot find a way to save/afford it. They have 2 small children and have managed to support themselves so far without claiming any benefits. They work so hard and would be so grateful to receive the funds for the washing machine.
This single Mum of 3 young children is asking for help to buy a mattress and bedding for her 2 year old child who has outgrown the cot and is needing to go into a bed. She has acquired a bed base but needs a mattress. She is in receipt of Income Support benefits but has no spare money to provide a mattress. Please can you help? Thank you.
K is requesting help to get a tumble dryer. She is a pensioner and in receipt of pension credit. K has no funds available to get a dryer. She is a much valued volunteer for Hope Nottingham.
M is a 51-year-old single lady who suffers from osteoporosis, degenerative crumbling of the spine and sciatica and is therefore unable to work and is on benefits. She urgently needs to replace her orthopaedic mattress and is currently sleeping on the floor which is not helping her medical problems. As she is unable to work there is no spare money to replace the mattress and she is asking if you would be able to make a donation towards this much needed replacement.
This young woman is a lone parent with two young children. She has recently fled an abusive relationship and has been rehoused into an unfurnished tenancy. She is in receipt of benefits and has limited means of purchasing items for her new home. Without a fridge she is having to shop daily to avoid wasting food, but this is expensive. I would be very grateful if you could consider contributing towards the cost of a fridge.
This lone parent with four children has recently moved area due to suffering from anti-social behaviour from their neighbours. The children all have mattresses but they have no bed bases which is problematic as their bedroom floors are not carpeted. The client cannot afford to buy bases from her benefit income, so I am hoping that you may be able to assist.
This young mum has mental health issues due to fleeing domestic violence; police and social services are involved. She has two adult children who have complex needs and cannot live independently so they are still at home Her other children are living with their paternal grandmother. Due to the abuse they all suffered she got rid of the mattresses and has been sleeping on the sofa. This very brave and lovely lady is in need of a good night's sleep, and would be grateful for your help to purchase a new mattress. ,
Citizens Advice are currently assisting this single lady in her forties with benefits claims. She suffers with severe mental health issues which are disrupting her daily life. They have asked us for help because she has hardly any furniture or white goods in her house which is also in need of repairs. She is particularly vulnerable and in need of support. Just having a fridge to start off with will make a big difference in her mental health and well-being.
This gentleman is on benefits due to chronic arthritis. His teenage daughter visits him at weekends but he desperately needs a new cooker as the existing one only has one working ring. He is going through a rough period at the moment having had a water leak from an upstairs flat and a broken washing machine. Please help him offer proper meals to his daughter and let him know that he is not alone.
This young lady with mental health issues has been without a fridge for six months, consequently her diet has suffered as she has no way of storing fresh food. Her illness prevents her working and because of a problem with her benefits application hasn't received all she is due. A fridge freezer would mean she would be able to store food, which would save her money, ease her anxiety and she could eat healthy meals. She is very grateful for any donations.
K is a young man who has spent his late teens and early adult years rough sleeping and living in hostels. He's been helped to rent his own flat for the first time, which is very exciting, but it is completely unfurnished. K most of all needs a washing machine. K has health problems which make walking or carrying heavy bags difficult, so getting to the launderette is both challenging and expensive. A washing machine would mean that K could wash his clothes and maintain personal dignity.
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.
WS has a bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol. He now has a support worker and each illness has it's own treatment plan. He is trying really hard to get better but doesn't have a cooker or kettle and therefore cannot make hot meals. His support worker has recommended that he improves his diet but he cannot afford to buy either item, as he has direct deductions taken from his benefits making it very difficult to budget. Your help would make a huge difference.
LF has been homeless for 6 months, he is estranged from his family and has no support around him, as he has chosen to move away from previous friends as they all took drugs. He is now trying to keep away from drugs and make a new start. He has been given a bedsit but has no cooking facilities, he has saved up and bought a kettle but doesn't have enough money to buy a hob. Your help would mean he would be able to cook hot meals.
P is a pensioner who has been without a washing machine for over a year after it was condemned by a council worker. She has been struggling to take her washing to a launderette due to ill health. Her doctor has advised against this. Any help towards obtaining a washing machine would be really appreciated, thank you.
This 43 year old gentleman has been living in a homeless hostel with his 11 year old son since his marriage broke down. He has now been offered an unfurnished flat and is working hard to source the items needed to set up his new home. He is in receipt of universal credit which barely covers his essential costs. He is in desperate need of a bed for his son and would be most grateful to the donors if help could be given for this.
A&M are a lovely couple working with Christians Against Poverty. They both got into debt as a result of difficult circumstances, especially A who was struggling as a single mum. They are working really hard to stick to an incredibly tight budget. They have a baby on the way and are struggling to cope with a broken cooker. Can you help us to provide this and lift the burden of worry for this couple?
C is a young mum with one small child and she is now expecting twins. We'd like to help her with a washing machine but we will need also to cover delivery and installation.
L is a lady we've been supporting for a while. She struggles daily with mental health problems and has recently lost her claim for Personal Independence Allowance and is awaiting an appeal process. In the meantime her microwave has broken and we would love to help her with a new one.
M has a low income from benefits due to chronic mental health difficulties. He is in debt but is addressing this with the support of Cornerstone debt advice. M does not have a bed at the moment and if you are able to help in any way he would be very grateful.
S's partner recently split up with him and took everything out of the house. He now only has a microwave for cooking, is on benefits and cannot afford a cooker. S suffers with polymyalgia. Any help with getting a cooker would be greatly appreciated.
JT's daughter has been sleeping with Mum, but she is now 16 months and it would be better for her to be in her own bed. Sadly JT has arrears on some of her priority bills so she has to pay those off first before she could buy a bed for her daughter. Her bedroom is quite small but she could fit a cot bed in the room and so we would like to ask for money to buy a cot bed and mattress plus some waterproof bedding.
D has recently returned back to work after an extended illness. Unfortunately her washing machine has broken and she is unable to afford this due to paying off other essential bills after her period off work. Having a washing machine will mean she can continue to keep on top of her finances and also have clean clothes to attend work feeling and looking healthy. She has worked extremely hard on her recovery and this will help her to maintain this.
L has been homeless, sofa surfing or on the streets for 20 months. The local Council has found him a flat which he has now moved into, but he only has a mattress and a microwave. He is on benefits as he is unable to work due to physical and mental health problems. The local Church has supplied a second hand cooker and fridge. We are seeking £120 to pay for a second hand table and chairs and a better mattress.
J lives with her three children aged 13, 6 and 4. She receives benefits and has no money to spare. Last year she moved out of her house for the council to make repairs. She has now moved back in and redecorated the areas where repairs have been done, but unfortunately her washing machine has started to leak and the temperature gauge on her cooker has broken. She has no spare money to repair or replace these items and any help you could afford would be greatly appreciated.
C and her partner and young child are really struggling financially and living in an unfit, privately rented property, with heating costing a fortune. They have just been issued a Section 21 notice to leave the property so have come in for advice on housing options. They are also expecting twins which has further added to their issues. At present they are renting a washing machine and ideally we would like to be able to purchase one for them.
This is our 1st request of 2 on behalf of K. K is having support from Christians Against Poverty and is likely, to be shortly undergoing insolvency process. K has long term health conditions which are increasingly debilitating her and she is now partially sighted. We would like to replace her rented fridge/ freezer which is due to be collected, with a purchased one, ideally of the same dimensions to assist her poor sight. This amount will significantly help with the purchase and give her peace of mind for the foreseeable future.
Our client is full time carer to her son who is disabled and has Tourette's Syndrome and Autism. They are living on Disability Living Allowance. Our client is struggling to do their washing without a washing machine and is having to drive to a launderette 3 times a week. Your help will go towards a new washing machine for the family.
L is a single parent with two children. She had a zero hours contract but has recently been in hospital. She is struggling financially. One of the things she is having problems with is damp, and the health visitor thinks it is caused by ventilation issues and wet clothes on radiators all the time. She thinks a tumble dryer would help. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks.
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.
N is an older man, who worked for 40 years and then left to become a carer for his Dad and then his Mum who both had cancer. Since then he has been receiving sickness benefit long-term, and is just about coping on a low income. He has approached ACTS 435 to ask for a replacement electric cooker. He loves cooking and likes to eat healthily. His family live nearby and he often looks after and cooks for his grandchildren. A new cooker would transform his quality of life.
We have been supporting a mum with 4 children over the last 18 months. Three of the children have complex health needs and mum is really struggling to make ends meet. She is doing an amazing job but had another blow this week when the fridge broke. We have found a replacement for £105 and would love your support to help make her life that little bit easier.
C has recently found a home, with support, after finding himself homeless. He had previously lived with his father until he was diagnosed with cancer and had to reside in a care home. He has nothing in his home apart from a couch and TV which was given to him by a friend. He is on a low income and is struggling to purchase the essentials for his kitchen. Please help this gentleman with a small amount to enable him to purchase a second hand fridge and washer for his new home.