Miss M lives with 8 year old daughter and is getting Universal Credit. She was moved due to an emergency as there were concerns for her safety. She was witness against a suspect that is due in court. She has been able to get most necessities but she is struggling for wardrobes and drawers. These items will help her make a home and to start again.
M is a single mum of one child, she has been living with friend since she got her status. Now she has been placed in a temporary accommodation which is missing some furniture. She is receiving benefits and will not be able to afford the cost of the furniture. Many thanks for your help in advance.
H has spent a long time living in hostels. She has suffered from depression and anxiety. Recently she managed to make the leap from hostels to independent living by getting a flat for herself. The flat was unfurnished, and being on employment support allowance she has found it difficult to get white goods, especially since she ended up in hospital for an emergency operation. She has scrimped and saved for a number of items, but a washing machine would complete her flat and she can't afford that.
G has fled a violent relationship, along with her children. She has a new baby and has been living with supportive family members until now, but is looking to move out and continue with her life, building a bond with her son in the comfort of her own home. She is in need of basic necessities, particularly a cooker so that she can cook for her family. She is looking forward to the chance of starting again, free from domestic violence, and a cooker would really help with that.
N has fled domestic violence, and has been staying in a temporary hostel with her baby. She is now moving into her own accommodation but has no furniture or white goods. She is being supported in her new accommodation, but some white goods would really help her to make a new start and be able to look after her baby.
L has been homeless for a while and suffers from mental health issues. He is being supported into his own accommodation, and we have provided a starter pack of household essentials and bedding, but his flat is unfurnished and he has very few possessions. A washing machine and fridge/freezer would really help him to rebuild his life and get into a healthy daily routine, meaning he can look after himself and his property well.
C has received funding for carpeting her bedrooms. This is the first time the family have had anything new on the floors. However, they need some help with removal of the old carpeting being taken to the tip as thy are unable to move it themselves. The carpet fitter will be charged for the waste removal.
K has 3 children and receives Universal Credit. She is pleased to have finally moved into a council property after several years on the waiting list. However, some of the kitchen appliances in her previous property were part of the rental so she wasn’t able to bring them with her. The cost of the move has been more than expected and left her unable to afford to replace them. Her most urgent need is for a gas cooker so that she can cook properly for her family and she would be very grateful for help with the cost.
F is a single parent on benefits. She has lost two of her four children to a congenital condition, the last one about 4 years ago. Her oldest son, who had learning difficulties, died of Covid-19 in January. The loss of the disability benefits has meant a huge drop in her income. She is having to support the son's wife, who is in the UK on a spouse's visa and does not have recourse to public funds. F is very worried about her old gas stove not being safe. Can you help her to get a replacement?
A is a young man who has been living in a property without a cooker for more than 2 years. He has had poor mental health for many years and is unable to work. A is currently reliant on fried and microwaved food, which has a detrimental effect on his budgeting. He would love to be able to make simple, home cooked meals, and when I spoke to him he was so grateful that people might be willing to give so that he could improve his quality of life.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she is not in a position to pay for extras. She has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for the installation of a new gas cooker.
L is a single mum with three young children. She has a 7 year old, a 4 year old and 19 month old. Her 7 year old has got ADHD and autism and she is her daughter's carer. Life hasn't been easy during lockdown as the lack of routine made each day with her daughter more difficult. L is on benefits and can't afford to pay a lump sum to buy a tumble dryer. Obviously having three young children it's pretty hard for her to get clothes dry quickly enough. We met L when delivering food as part of a holiday hunger project. Any help would be so appreciated.
S was working in London through a construction agency, but had to stop when Covid-19 hit. He returned to his flat, but his friends in the industry were scattered across the UK. He struggled with isolation - his mental health deteriorated and his savings were soon swallowed up in living expenses. He applied for Universal Credit and his financial situation reached rock bottom. He contacted Christians Against Poverty and we identified his cooker had stopped working some time ago. He cannot afford to replace it, could you help? Thank you.
C suffers from agoraphobia, anxiety and depression. She hardly leaves her home. She relies on her adult son to help her with shopping, etc. C claims Employment and Support Allowance and has put in a claim for Personal Independence Payment but has not yet heard anything. Her fridge/freezer has totally broken which meant that she had to throw out all her frozen food. She is now living on canned and dried food. This is bad for her budget and for her diet. She is quite a vulnerable lady.
Miss C is 4 years old and is now sleeping in a child's bed. She has an old bed were the bed base and the springs are broken. This is unsafe for the child. The local council has been approached who do not help with broken beds. The child will need a good night's sleep to aid her development in life. She is sharing a bed with her mother and this is also broken.
C is a middle aged woman who is currently unemployed and on Universal Credit. Her Universal Credit payments have deductions because of monies owed, and she cannot cope with extra expenses. She also has medical conditions for which she is seeking help. For the last 3 weeks C's gas cooker has been broken. She has tried to get a loan but is not eligible because of the money she owes. She is working with her support worker to clear her debts. We are asking for donations to pay for a reconditioned gas cooker.
Mr E has been homeless for a long time. Unfortunately he suffers with a disability of the spine and while he was homeless this was made worse due to rough sleeping. Mr E has now been offered a property he is asking for help to source a bed that will be suitable to sleep on with his disability. This will allow him to finally sleep comfortably and in a manner that isn't detrimental to his health any further. Can you please help?
D and her family are going through a rough time. Her partner has lost his job through Covid-19 and they are struggling. D suffers from poor mental health and they have a 12 year old daughter who is supported by the youth team. Their washing machine has broken and they have no available funds in which to pay for this. D is working on sorting her house and this would help her keep on top of it and keep school uniform and clothes clean and tidy.
L is one of our clients. She is a single parent of three teenage girls. Her small self-employed business folded due to the pandemic. This has affected her mental health. She has large debts and is motivated to try to clear them. She has managed to find a low paid job but she is furloughed. L is struggling with drying laundry as her dryer is broken. £150 towards the cost of a dryer replacement would make a huge difference to L and her family and would be greatly appreciated.
S moved into her own flat 3 months ago and gave birth to her daughter shortly after. She Is being supported by a local family welfare organisation to build up her confidence and parenting skills. She receives Universal Credit but is struggling financially and only just managing to cover her everyday living costs. She has managed to get together most of the things she needs for her flat, but doesn’t have a cooker. She is managing with a microwave but would really appreciate help to buy a cooker so that she can start to cook properly.
J suffers with long term mental & physical health problems and does not have a table or chair at home. We recently supported J with a disability benefits tribunal and were sad to hear that he needed to sit on the floor to go through his paperwork despite suffering from chronic back pain. We would like to support J to purchase a small table & 2 chairs for his flat, he has been living on a low income for a long time due to a reduction in his benefits & has been unable to afford this himself.
Miss C is single parent and has a son aged two. Unfortunately she lives in a property with no radiators only small heaters which would cost a lot to keep on to dry clothes. Her tumble dryer has broken and now she has no easy way to dry clothes. Miss C is in receipt of benefits and wouldn't have the income to purchase a new dryer for a long time. With a small child in the house the amount of washing is high, can you please help?
L is a single mum who suffers from PTSD and struggles with anxiety when leaving her home. She currently has a small fridge with freezer box but consequently has to shop every 2-3 days as she is unable to store more. The fridge is also not maintaining the correct temperature. It would make a massive difference to have a bigger fridge/freezer. £150 should enable L to buy a reconditioned one.
C has recently lost her mother to cancer, her brother to suicide and her marriage has broken down. She has found a new property to move into with her two children however she has had to make a claim for Universal Credit and is awaiting her first payment. She is suffering from high levels of anxiety and is very depressed. Please help this lady purchase second hand furniture for her new home throughout this very difficult period.
N has just come out of a very violent marriage, in which the ex-partner before he left smashed all the furniture in every room of the house and ruined the carpets by bodily means, meaning they had to be thrown away on health grounds. She then found out that in the damage he had broken the radiator which caused a slow leak and that then damaged the flooring boards which the council have replaced, but she has no carpet in the bedroom used by her son. She is slowly rebuilding their lives. Can you help her to get some more carpet?
C is a young man with learning difficulties. He has lived with his mum who has cared for him and has supported him to the point of independence. He has recently moved into his first property but, due to family debts from a previous relationship, C's mum can't afford to buy a fridge freezer for his new property. C has almost everything else he needs just no way to safely store his food. Please help to provide a fridge freezer for someone in need.
S and her partner have 2 young children and are receiving parenting support from a local family welfare organisation. They receive Universal Credit but are really struggling financially. Their 2 year old daughter has outgrown her cot and is in need of a bed but there is no way they can afford it. They would be really grateful for help to purchase a bed, bedding and toddler bed-guard for her so that she can be comfortable and safe in bed.
This single mother and her two children live on a low income. They have just moved house, but the house they have moved into is unfurnished. Her old landlord let her take some of his furniture to the new house, but a lot of it was very old and broke on the move. Your donation would go towards essential furniture, helping this family of three settle into their new home.
This family of three were referred to me by their social worker. Fleeing domestic violence, the family have nothing except what they had on. They have moved to a new location many miles from family and friends, so they have no support nearby, and they have been staying in a safe house. They have very little income as they are waiting for benefits to be sorted out. Please could you help us to purchase some bedding and clothes storage for them? Thank you for all your lovely help and such kindness.
A double bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to buy a bed for her. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
A triple bed is needed for J who has run away from an abusive relationship and has bravely started out on her own. She had to leave everything behind during her escape and ran literally with what she and her 3 children stood up in. She has many needs and we at Warming up the Homeless have helped her with many items. She needs many more and we will be grateful for any assistance to help her get a triple bunk bed for her children. Her children are aged 8 months, 5 and 6 years old.
This lady is being forced out of the family home by her abusive ex-husband. He is violent and is refusing to allow her to take anything with her and she is distraught. Her divorce solicitor has been unhelpful. She has found a flat to rent but as she works a zero hour low paid job and so she will struggle to meet the rent and daily living costs. We have managed to get beds for her and her two year old son and the landlord has provided a cooker and fridge. She needs a washing machine as a priority.
D and his brother have recently moved house following the death of their father whom they lived with, the circumstances around their father's death has caused D to have ongoing anxiety. D has some health issues which are limiting his mobility at present. They moved flat at short notice and brought little with them. They had been sleeping on blow up beds for a couple of weeks, we have supplied most of the furniture they require. They would be very grateful for a cooker so they can cook again.
I have just spoken to the client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He does not have funds for a lawyer to reinstate his rights in the UK. He is in need of a bed as he is staying in the property of a man he was caring for who has just died. He has very little furniture and would be so grateful for your help. Thank you for reading this.
D lives alone in a bungalow after living on the streets for a number of years. She is starting to settle in but needs help to furnish the place. She is on Universal Credit and has no savings and no family so has no one else to help her. She would like the money to be able to purchase a second hand washing machine for her bungalow.
R has been given housing following a period in prison. The bedsit he has been allocated is empty and neglected and he has only a pension with which to furnish it. He has no family or links in this area and his closest relative lives in London. He is in poor health with a heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma and mental health issues. The money would allow him to buy a microwave, a large rug or carpet, an armchair and paint to repaint the bedsit and tidy it up to live in.
We are supporting a lovely single dad who is about to move house and has to leave with no white goods. He has various health conditions and is therefore unable to work so is struggling to find the money to pay for these items. We are hoping to support him buying a cooker and washing machine for his new home and are asking for £150 towards this. Thank you.
This lady has had a hugely difficult few months. She had to be rehoused following a period of serious mental health problems which resulted in significant debts and benefit delays. She is now working with the local church's debt advice team and receiving appropriate benefits but her outstanding bills and rent leave her no money to replace her old fridge/freezer. She feels everything has gone wrong for her over the last year and having no way to keep her food fresh seems like the last straw.
N has recently moved into a flat after an extremely chaotic few months. She is just using a microwave at the moment. N has struggled with severe mental health problems for many years, leading to alcohol addiction issues. Since working with Junction 42 she is accessing the correct support and mental health care for the first time, consistently, in her life. She moved into her own flat after leaving an abusive relationship. It's great to see her gaining greater confidence and belief that she can make a new life for herself. Any help to get a cooker would be really appreciated.
A single gentlemen who has had an incredibly hard life has a new opportunity in a new flat for a fresh start but he is moving in without any furniture, white goods or cooking facilities. Our Church is working with him closely and is helping to source the right items that he needs. Any gifts that you can give would make a huge difference. Thank you so much for your generosity.
This young woman had a troubled childhood, struggled with drug addiction, and spent time in prison. She is now working hard to rebuild her life and is thrilled to have been offered a flat - her first ever home of her own. She is trying hard to find employment but her criminal record is not making this an easy task. She is currently just about managing on Universal Credit but cannot afford to buy anything new. She is so grateful for offers of help and would hugely appreciate your support. Thank you.
M lives in a home with serious issues with damp which makes drying clothes and bedding almost impossible. Hanging washing around the home makes the damp situation worse. Because of major financial impacts on the family income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, any help towards a dryer would be greatly appreciated and would help to keep the home healthy and hygienic. This client was referred by one of the leading support agencies in our city.
N has depression, arthritis in his neck and severe headaches. He is on Universal Credit, applying for Personal Independence Payment and struggling financially due to high energy bills which we are helping with. He has been struggling since the death of his wife 8 years ago, she died in their bed and he had been sleeping on the floor since. We have been able to get a new bed for N but this has no headboard or bedding. Having a bed with a headboard and bedding will help with N's physical health and also his mental wellbeing after sleeping on the floor for so long.
F is on univesal credit and her husband has health problems which don't allow him to be very mobile. They have twins aged 10. The family are currently sitting on an old mattress in the living room as they have no furniture. The house they live in is not in great condition and they're sharing 1 bedroom between the 4 of them. The children currently have nowhere to play games and do their homework on. A coffee table and a sofa set would give the family comfort and bring some normalcy to the home
P has recently been rehoused after being homeless and living in a hostel with children. Although very grateful to finally have a permanent place of residence, she is struggling to furnish it as she's currently unemployed and awaiting for her benefits. The house is completely empty and even needs flooring but P has chosen to prioritize getting it furnished first so her children have somewhere to sit and have meals on. Step by step with the support offered she hopes to make the house a home.
P and her children currently use duvets and sleeping bags to sleep on which were donated when she left the hostel. P would appreciate 2 double bedsshe would share with her chidlren giving them a comfortable dignified good night sleep. Considering the home hasn't got any flooring, they are prone to catching colds sleeping on the floor on duvets and sleeping bags. Being able to get these 2 beds and kettle would mean so much to the family. They will also be able to use hotwater bottles.
As a single mum struggling with her 3 children P has prioritised the health and wellbeing of her children before anything else. The final thing she would request in order to make her home suitable for living is a fridge freezer and microwave. This is the most cost effective and accessible route she sees reachable to enable her to provide her family with the basic necessities. Having a place to sleep, eat and pray together would bring tremendous balance to her constantly shifting life.
T is a 19 year old vulnerable girl who has been rehoused with a social landlord. Due to events in her childhood she suffers with anxiety but manages well and is really keen to live independently. She has been supported in finding reconditioned electrical goods but is struggling to find a bed and mattress, currently sleeping on a blow up bed. She is wanting to find work but because of Covid-19 it's taking her a long time to secure work and it will take so long to save. Please can you help?
C lives in shared accommodation after being homeless for some time. She has access to a communal fridge but other tenants take and use her food. She is on welfare benefits and can’t afford to keep replacing all the food items that go missing. Having her own fridge freezer will enable her to keep to her budget and to eat fresh foods and maintain a healthy diet. The ability to control her budget and food will be of great help for C to continue moving forward to a better future.
L has a large family and is currently unable to work. She has fallen into significant debt but is trying hard to deal with this problem and to support her children. She has been unable to afford a bed for herself and has been sleeping on the sofa for many months. We would love to help her to buy one so that she can have a good night's sleep. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
I have recently posted a request for this client who has been volunteering at the Lewisham foodbank. He originally had his own catering business in Peckham but lost his right to work as part of the Windrush investigation. He has been caring for a man with dementia. He is in need of a bed (posted in the last request) and this request is to help with assembly of the frame which he can't do and also a mattress of course for a comfy sleep. Thank you so much if you are reading this.
After breakdown of relationships in her family, M has had to leave the home that she has been living in and since then has been living in temporary accommodation in a hostel. She now has been given the keys to a flat, but until it can be furnished and made ready she is having to make the journey on public transport between the two locations. This is costly and is currently being paid for on credit card which will lead to a later debt to be paid. She would be very grateful for your help to buy a washer/ dryer for her new flat. Thank you.
This mum has been suffering from scratching and sneezing due to an allergy to dust. She’s really struggling to contain the dust with a sweeping brush, and really needs a hoover but cannot afford to purchase one herself. She would be very grateful for your help to do so.