This gentleman in Middlesbrough has mental health problems; he has prior alcohol problems but he is now with support reducing alcohol and has obtained a flat with the local authority. This is a fresh start for him and he is struggling to purchase bedroom furniture for his new home. Help to purchase a wardrobe and a chest of drawers from the local charity shop would be much appreciated.
L and her family struggle to afford the basics due to low income and debt. We are working with them to find ways out of the debt cycle. However recently they have suffered a series of unexpected and costly events including car trouble, vandalism and now their cooker which has been fixed several times before has finally given up. We would like to purchase a new electric cooker for them to give them a chance and to ensure they don't have to take out further credit.
B and her partner are struggling on benefits and unable to work, plus they have her daughter and 3 children staying with them as they are escaping an abusive partner. They are also having large deductions off her Employment Support Allowance and his Universal Credit due to past over payments. Their cooker has now broken and they cannot afford to replace it.
S is on a very low income and is married with four children. As a result of her husband's monthly income changing regularly, the benefits that she is entitled to often change. As a result, she keeps her expenditure very low. Even with this careful planning she is not able to afford to replace the washing machine that has recently broken. Launderettes are expensive and very time consuming. A donation towards a washing machine would be greatly appreciated during this difficult time.
Our client, who is struggling with his mental health, has recently obtained a tenancy in an unfurnished property. He has been transferred onto Universal credit and has needed to request an advance payment whilst his benefit is being processed. He is unable to purchase white goods or furniture for his accommodation. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
Our client is a survivor of domestic abuse from her family. She has recently been supported to flee the family home and has managed to secure a tenancy at an unfurnished Housing Association property. She is in the process of applying for Universal Credit and housing benefit and has no money to purchase any furniture or white goods. She is vulnerable, stressed and scared. She is getting support from a domestic abuse programme and would benefit from any support to help maintain her new life.
G has requested help through the local probation service. He is married with a young son in reception. The family are in desperate need of carpet and it has been discovered that £100 at a local carpet shop would be enough to provide this. Help to give this family a fresh start would be greatly appreciated.
N found himself living alone with very little furniture. Friends have helped out as much as they can but he hasn't been able to source a washing machine. He would really appreciate any help.
This lady has recently moved back to the area after many years away. She is struggling to make new friends and feels very isolated. I got to know her through a lunch club that the foodbank runs. Her husband works and she is the carer for their 2 very young children. The washing machine broke the same week as the car needed very expensive repairs and there is just no money left. She is desperate for a washing machine, new or second hand, as she is potty training her eldest.
This family has struggled for years, getting by with both parents working in low paid roles. They have three children and the father in particular works multiple jobs to make ends meet. Their oldest child is studying medicine in Aberdeen, and supporting him has added an extra burden to the family, but they are determine to see their child succeed. The budget is on a knife edge, meaning there are no funds to replace the fridge freezer which has broken down.
JC has recently managed to get a property for himself and his 5 year old daughter after spending many months in temporary accommodation. He has no white goods to move in with and needs a fridge freezer to manage his food budget and shopping. He is being supported by the Ancora 'Help through crisis ' project.
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 family of 5 have the opportunity to move to a bigger house, but they will need to replace their gas cooker with an electric one. They are currently working with Christians Against Poverty to repay their debts, and can't afford to replace the cooker by themselves. Thank you for your support.
D is a gentleman who is receiving Employment Support Allowance and is unable to work due to epilepsy. He is managing to support himself but has no spare money to replace his broken Vacuum Cleaner, which was purchased second hand some years ago. He would be very grateful for any help you can give to enable him to purchase a vacuum. Thank you.
T is on universal credit and is struggling financially. She suffers with poor mental health and is waiting on a heart operation; her referral to Acts 435 came through her doctor. T's fridge/freezer has broken and she is in debt with her gas and electric so she can't afford to put money aside to buy a new one. Helping T buy a fridge/freezer would be one stop towards a better life and help her manage her meals.
C needs our help. After major surgery she is determined to keep mobile, and independent, but needs a new vacuum cleaner as hers has finally broken down. With the help of a cleaner she will be able to cope better and her chance of remaining independent will be improved.
S and his partner are expecting their first child. S is on the spectrum and struggles with day to day tasks. They have recently moved into their first home together and have saved for all the white goods in their home. They bought a washing machine secondhand which didn't work for very long so they are now needing for a new one, as having a new baby creates lots of washing. This will save time and money as well as being a skill that S can learn to help him with his daily tasks he needs to do.
This young couple live in a one bedroom flat. They are living on the breadline and claiming Universal Credit. They both have diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome and the adult male also suffers from ADHD. They really struggle to make ends meet and both are trying to obtain work but seem unable to do so due to their mental health issues. Currently their bed is in a very bad condition and it is causing back pain. They would be very grateful for your help to replace it.
I am working with a family in Dudley. Mum has 8 children living at home and is in need of a freezer. She has made huge steps forward and, following a house move, has created a lovely home for her family. A freezer is quite important for her busy family and she would very much appreciate some support in buying what she needs.
J is a Christian who escaped persecution and came to the UK 5 years ago with her family. They struggled with life in the UK, with the parents suffering mental health problems and the husband finally leaving the family with large debts. J is now working hard to get debt free with Christians Against Poverty and to rebuild their lives. She recently moved from an apartment to a more appropriate family house and she now needs more furniture for the bedrooms.
This lady is struggling financially due to having a very low income and having recently lost her job. Her partner has serious mental health issues at night time which has caused her to have extensive sleep deprivation and stress. She would love to be able to purchase a bed to put in another room so that she can regain her strength and be able to cope with her situation. Please can you help? Thank you.
This young woman has recently moved from supported accommodation into her own flat. Gaining a new found independence, she moved with not many items and would like to start afresh, with items to make her new place a home. She is currently in receipt of Universal credit and is looking into work and volunteering in new things and ventures. This would help feel a new start has begun for her in her new adventure.
K & J both have mental health issues which prevent them from working, and mean that their 3 children have to be in care. They receive the basic level of Universal Credit which just meets their basic needs, and they have no other money to replace their washing machine which has irreparably broken down. Your support in being able to replace this washing machine and help provide some stability in this family would be greatly appreciated.
The client has been a volunteer with our projects for the last few years and is also responsible for helping her elderly neighbours with washing and drying clothes. She lives on a retired accommodation site and volunteers to help her neighbours who need that level of support do all their washing. Unfortunately the washing machine and dryer were recently stolen and she has been unable to carry on helping. The funding would buy a new dryer and enable her to continue helping her elderly neighbours.
L has been depressed and homeless since his wife left him. He has been offered a flat with access to support so he can get help with his anxiety and depression and work towards having his son stay with him. In order for his son to stay with him he will need a collapsible bed as the flats are not big enough for two beds to be out permanently. We have sourced a bed but need help to buy it. His son is looking forward to the time when he can sleep over at the flat. This would help that happen.
Two years ago, K's 8 year old daughter had a stroke which has resulted in her suffering from severe epilepsy. At a check-up, they discovered that she has a brain tumour for which there is no cure. This has been devastating for the family and they are trying to make it as normal as possible for the children. A two seater and three seater settee would make a massive difference for them as it would allow them to spend much needed family time together while they still can.
D has been struggling mentally and physically from an abusive relationship. He has been living with a parent, who also has been financially and mentally struggling with their situation, trying to help her son with a fresh start. Recently D has been offered accommodation but has nothing to take with him. It would make a huge difference to have some help with a cooker so he can cook and take the financial pressure of his mum as she has very little income. Thank you so much for your help!
M has one child. She is disabled so receives Personal Independence Payment and Child Benefit. She had got into debt so she is working with Christians Against Poverty to learn to manage her limited income. The social housing she has been given has no carpets and she desperately needs one for her daughter's bedroom. Please can you help her?
C needs a cooker as her abusive partner sold her old one when she left him, and she has now been without one for 9 months. She was in a violent relationship with him and has now set up a new home, and it would be wonderful to be able to support her in this fresh start.
M is a lady in her 50's who has been unable to work due to a life limiting chronic cancer diagnosis. She has one teenage son at home and is struggling financially. She would value help towards the purchase of a new bed which she is needing more and more due to tiredness associated with her illness.
K has just moved into a flat after a period in prison. Prior to that, he had gone through a painful divorce and lost his home and everything he had. This led to mental health problems, but with the aid of support workers he is trying to get back on his feet. He receives Universal Credit, but is struggling to afford the things he needs to furnish his flat. He would like a cooker so he can prepare proper meals instead of living on cold food and he would be really grateful for help with this.
N has been staying with family since a serious house fire earlier in the year where all her belongings were destroyed and the house deemed unfit for habitation. Finally a new home has been offered but N has no household items whatsoever. We are able to provide bedding and small kitchen items but she will need help with a cooker, bed and fridge.
This lady is a single parent, who of necessity can only work part time. She is in discussions with Christians Against Poverty with a view to help manage her debts. She is on a limited income and struggling with debt, so it is difficult to meet any one off expenses. Her vacuum cleaner has broken down and is irreparable. We shall be grateful for any support that can be given to enable her to obtain a new vacuum.
This lady and her partner have 6 children. Her partner has a lung disorder and cannot work. They have been through an initial discussion with our local Christians Against Poverty centre regarding finances. They do not have a telephone and find it difficult to make contact with anyone outside their immediate vicinity. It would make their lives much better if they could each obtain a cheap mobile phone on a pay as you go basis. We would welcome any support.
LA needs help towards getting a fridge freezer as his one has recently broken. He has no money to buy one- he is on Universal Credit but is struggling to get by every month normally without this expense. He relies on the local food bank regularly to get food and toiletries. LA would really appreciate any help in being able to buy a new fridge freezer.
NV has just moved into a flat where she has no furniture or cooking facilities. She has tried to get help from friends or family and they have supplied a bed and duvet but they cannot do any more for her. Please would you consider helping NV to buy a microwave so that she can have hot food in her new home? Thank you.
D is living in a shared accommodation after a relationship breakdown and just has a bedroom and a small sitting room. He likes to have his children visit from time to time but has nowhere for them to sit at present. Please could you help to buy him a sofa?
This young man has just been given his own place, but he is currently sleeping on a chair as he doesn't own a bed. He has a heart problem so is unable to work at moment, and he has no family able to help.
Dad is trying to prioritise making his home a cleaner and nicer place to live for himself and his teenage daughter. Their washing machine has recently broken which is not helping with their efforts to maintain their home. Can you help towards the cost of a washing machine?
We are working with a family where Mum is due to have her 4th child in mid-September. Dad is serving a fairly lengthy prison term and this has had a huge impact on mum and the children. She has bought a new bed for her daughter but cannot afford the mattress. I would very much appreciate a donation to meet the cost of this and alleviate some of the stress for this mum as her daughter is currently sleeping on the sofa.
This pregnant mum's 4 children have witnessed domestic violence and her partner is currently in prison. He is due to be released early Sept. Mum has found another property and hopes to move there before he is released so that he will not know their address. However, the new property has floorboards throughout and is very dusty. The 6 month old suffers with asthma so Mum is worried about moving before she can put carpets down. She is struggling financially as she is now paying rent on 2 properties, so she would be very grateful for your help.
ZH is 62 and has applied for asylum, but she has no documentation to prove her situation and sadly it hasn't been granted. She is trying to get the evidence she needs to put in a fresh claim but in the meantime the church has let her stay in a flat that they have. Every one has rallied round to furnish the flat but we really need your help to get her a fridge, so that she can keep food fresh. She loves to cook traditional meals and having fresh veg would be amazing. Thank you for your help.
ES has been homeless for 2 months. She had a fall out with her Stepdad and was asked to leave. She doesn't feel she can go back and has now been offered a small bedsit. She is looking forward to moving in and making it her new home but she has to wait 5 weeks for her first benefit payment and she only has a mattress to move in with. Please could you help her to buy a counter top hob and oven so she can have hot food? Thank you.
This man finds himself in desperate circumstances. He has just been released from prison and has nothing. No support has been given to him and he is now making a claim for universal credit, which means he is not eligible for a welfare grant until the benefit is in payment. A local charity has provided him with an electric cooker, but at the moment he is sleeping on the floor. He desperately needs a single bed and can get one for £120. Any help with this would be really appreciated.
JM is very vulnerable & now lives in supported accommodation. His ex-partner asked him to leave their home, which he did, leaving everything in it for his ex-partner and their son. JM does not manage his own finances his benefits are paid into his mother’s bank account, she pays his bills and gives him money as he needs it. She has been helping him to save up for essentials but he still needs a hob, which he cannot afford. Once he gets a hob his son will be able to stay with him
LR has been diagnosed with fused vertebrae, which cause him pain. He has been advised to buy a new bed, whilst he waits for an operation to correct this disability, but cannot afford one. He has asked for a loan at the job centre but because he is already paying back an advance they have said he doesn't qualify for a loan. Sadly he is waking many times during the night as he is in pain. Please can you help him to buy a new mattress and bed base? Thank you.
K is a women who has suffered with addiction, and been in and out of prison for a long time. She came out of prison 4 months ago and met with Jesus and her life has completely changed. Her addiction is under control, she is a regular attendee at church, she has started the gym and just got her very own bedsit. We are looking for help to get her a fridge freezer. She has changed her life so much and continues to go from strength to strength and we would like to help make her house a home.
A family in Cumbria would really appreciate support to get bunk beds and mattresses. The grandmother has care of 2 of her grandchildren, and also has adult children and 2 of their children living with her. The boys who are in her care are currently sharing a double bed. Having bunk beds would make a big difference to the boys and give them some space to use their bedroom for playing in as well as sleeping. This would help family relationships. The family would be very grateful for any help.
G struggles with mental health problems. She has recently been placed in emergency accommodation but has no household goods at all. We have supplied a food box and given a microwave and various small kitchen items but she really needs a bed to sleep in.
K is on Job Seekers Allowance and there are a number of deductions coming out every fortnight. K has also got a number of other debts and arrears. He has started to get help with the debts, but he has no savings and is living hand to mouth. He regularly attends the job club looking for work. He is in need of some curtains and also a vacuum cleaner. Any help would be gratefully received.
C has an eating disorder and suffers from extreme anxiety. He is trying to get back on track and has people around him supporting him. At the moment he has only one ring on his hob, no grill, no oven and no microwave. He would like help to obtain an electric cooker to help him start cooking and eating properly. Any help would be appreciated.
P's fridge freezer has broken down and it is not repairable. P has no funds to replace it, and has lost a considerate amount of food when it broke down. P relies on frozen food to manage food costs economically. He is also currently supporting a homeless relative. He is in desperate need for a replacement fridge/freezer. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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?
J is a single mum engaging with our RESET Social Supermarket programme. A lot of products are either frozen food or items that can be frozen. We would love to be able help purchase a small freezer to help with storing food items for now and in the future. Please help us bless this lady.
This request is for a washing machine for a family whose machine has broken down. The father has disabilities and cannot work, the mother works part time on flexible hours and so is on a low income. They have a 5 year old daughter.