L is a migrant mother of three children, aged twelve, ten and three years old, one of whom is autistic. She visits our Foodbank weekly and is suffering from depression. She is in need of a mattress for her daughter, to replace the very old mattress which was given to her second hand by friends, and a study table for the children, because they sometimes have to write on the floor. The balance of the funds to buy these items will be gifted to her by relations.
This couple live with their three sons in a flat where the space is small and not in a great condition. They are trying hard to make the space warm and liveable for them all. They have been decorating the lounge and would benefit from storage to help keep things more organised. The three boys are also sleeping without pillows at the moment and so would benefit from having pillows for their bed.
C, an older lady who lives alone, has a learning disability and is struggling financially. Her cooker has broken and she has no savings to purchase a new one and have it fitted safely by a qualified fitter. The lack of having a working cooker is having a detrimental effect on her health and, by being able to purchase a replacement one, it will help tremendously and allow C to settle and become calm again. Any help and support will be greatly appreciated.
L and his wife are both traumatised and are beside themselves with grief, having suffered the loss of their twin babies. They are not looking after themselves, as they are so traumatised and have no financial means to purchase a cooker and fitting. This will help them to get their health back and let their friends cook for them, so they are, at least, eating nutritious meals to keep their strength up
W is a single mother with two children under five. She has recently been rehoused from temporary accommodation into her own home and has very little furniture to make it into a home. W is struggling financially and does not have the extra money needed to purchase these items needed.
This lady has been provided with a flat after being homeless and sofa surfing during her pregnancy. Her baby was born prematurely and has gastric reflux, respiratory issues and other problems that are under investigation. She is having to change her clothes several times a day and needs a washing machine. She has no help from the baby’s father and all her benefits have been used on her flat and for baby equipment. We are helping with food parcels etc. and want to provide a washing machine.
This lady is a single parent with a two year old daughter. She was made homeless in November and has just been provided with an unfurnished flat. She is in receipt of benefits, with some financial help from the child’s father, and is actively seeking work. All her money has been exhausted in the new home and we are helping with food parcels. Please can you help her to but a washing machine?
This single parent, with a two year old daughter, was made homeless in November and has just been provided with an unfurnished flat. She is in receipt of benefits, with some financial help from the child’s father and is actively seeking work. All her money has been exhausted in the new home and we are helping with food parcels. She is in need of a sofa and we want to help.
P, a single Mum, has had her cooker condemned by the gas board and is struggling to feed her four children using a microwave. One of the children is being assessed for autism. P suffers from poor mobility necessitating the use of crutches. She hasn't reached out for help before, and is attempting to manage on Universal Credit. A new cooker would transform meal times for the whole family.
L is a single man who has been out of work for the last ten years. He receives benefits, but the amount he gets does not leave him with enough money to replace his microwave which has broken. This is his main source of cooking and he really needs to replace it as soon as possible. L is currently undergoing a training course in handling a fork lift which will lead to a full time job.
F is a single lady who has had to flee domestic violence. She had to flee the area she was from due to safety concerns, so she has no support network in the local area. K is starting out with no white goods or furniture; we have managed to source most items for her and she was able to purchase some herself, but she still needs some help with a washing machine.
This family have a very small fridge with no freezer so they have to shop for food every day in the (expensive) local shops with limited choice. A larger fridge freezer would let them shop at a cheaper supermarket once a week, saving them a lot of money and letting them eat a healthier diet. They have worked hard to reduce their overall bills but they can't reduce their food bill without a better way of storing food and they can't afford a new fridge freezer on their own. Can you help?
H has recently come out of an abusive relationship and has recently been rehoused with her three children and needs to start again from scratch. She is seeking to make a home for her family but is desperately in need of a washing machine as she is currently having to wash by hand. Doing that with 3 children is incredibly stressful and she needs a break and something to go right. A gift that would buy a washing machine would be transformative for her. Could you help?
N is a single Mum, she has 4 children between 7 and 10 years of age. She lives in a housing association house and does her best to manage on income support and child benefit/ tax credit. Her washing machine has become unusable as the door leaks badly; repair attempts have not been successful and she would be very grateful if the machine could be replaced. She cannot afford to this by herself on her limited income.
Miss K and her daughter have recently fled a violent relationship and have secured their own property. They have very few items and many are damaged. Mum is in need of a cupboard for storage and to stand the television on. They live in a narrow terraced house so they are unable to source anything from charity shops in order to get something of the right shape and size. Help would be very much appreciated as this family seek to make a fresh start.
G is on Income Support and child tax credit/ benefit, with no savings. She has a child of 9 and G is also 27 weeks pregnant. This is her first home after living in temporary accommodation and she needs a fridge and washing machine. Your help would enable her to purchase both of these second hand.
This lady has 4 children (the youngest is 18 months, oldest 8 years) and she is a single parent. She has been the subject of domestic violence in the past, and now really values her independence. Her electric cooker has been condemned and so she has to rely on the microwave to provide hot food for her children (and herself) which is not easy. She urgently needs a replacement cooker. Can you help at all please? It would be very much appreciated.
W moved into new accommodation but he has been struggling since the first lockdown to furnish the property. He is a recovering alcoholic and has been trying to get his life back on track. W doesn't speak English and is getting support from a local community centre who have been really helpful. He currently has no furniture and has been struggling with no place to store his clothes.
This Syrian family are currently seeking asylum so they have an extremely limited income. They have 3 children aged 2 weeks, 2 years and 4. They need a double bed, but cannot afford this on their small income. The family would be grateful for any support as they are desperately in need.
This gentleman is incontinent due to rape as a young child. His washing machine has broken and he been using his family's, however they can't sustain this. He is unemployed due to physical and mental health issues relating to his past and he also lost his brother to suicide. Your support would help him maintain his privacy and dignity by allowing him to purchase a new washing machine.
L is a full time carer for her sister who has severe mental and physical health issues. She had to give up work to look after her sister and has found herself in debt as a result. She is in need of a new fridge/freezer as the old one is leaking water and not functioning properly. She would greatly appreciate your help as the old fridge/freezer leaves water all over the kitchen floor on a daily basis. If she has a new one she can make better user of the frozen food she gets from the food bank.
J has a 2 year old son. She works really hard to run her household as a single mum who has recently left a DV relationship. She is looking into studying and getting her life back on track for herself and her son. Her washing machine has recently broken and to buy a new one she would have to get credit. This would put even more strain on her finances at a time where there is enough strain with energy prices rising and having to sort out and pay bills as a single parent. Please could you help her?
B is a care leaver and has signed up for her first tenancy and has been struggling. She has no furniture and has no family or friends to rely on. We have sorted out some basic white goods and a bed for her, but she still has no kitchen utensils or any place to store clothing. She has very little income to be able to furnish her property, can you please help?
K has longstanding mental health problems with schizophrenia, as well as physical ailments. As a result, he is unable to work. His washing machine has now broken down, but being on benefits means it is a financial problem that is just too big for him.
A has been in supported housing since fleeing domestic abuse in 2021. A has complex needs and requires a lot of outreach support for her everyday needs. A and her two indoor guinea pigs, who have become her support with her mental health, are moving to a "move on" property and need help to fund a vacuum cleaner. A has suffered a awful time and deserves some help getting back on her feet. Can you help please?
C does not currently have a mattress and sleeps on her settee which is causing back pain and sleepless nights. She also suffers from mental health issues and the current situation isn't helping. The only income coming into the home is from benefits and there is very little money, if any, remaining at the end of each month. It would be great to be able to bless her with a new mattress. Thank you.
S & her young son were living in a caravan and have literally just been kicked out of their home. The local authority were able to house them in a local motel for a few days and have now placed them in temporary accommodation. The problem is they have no fridge, cooker or beds. We are looking at ways to support them as well as food from our foodbank but would ideally like to purchase a fridge for them. They would really appreciate some help and support at this time.
This mum and her disabled daughter are due to move into new accommodation in the next few weeks. Currently the lounge has inadequate flooring. This money would provide carpet for the lounge to ensure it is safe and homely for mum and daughter.
This family are struggling with health and finances. They have a young child with global developmental delay as well as multiple health conditions themselves. Their washing machine has broken and they simply cant afford to replace it, so they are doing washing by hand which is causing further pain.
This single Mum has recently fled an abusive relationship with her children’s father. She is building a life for her and her children while also dealing with the additional needs of her eldest. She is receiving support with budgeting, paying bills and building the confidence for her to be able to go to the supermarkets which is more cost effective. But she can’t afford to the extra cost of replacing her broken washing machine.
Following a relationship breakdown, redundancy and poor health, P was further plunged into difficulty by being given notice on his long term rented property. He then became homeless. He has been in supported accommodation for the last year and now has a social housing flat but it hasn't got anything in it. At the age of 59 he is having to start all over again. At the moment he has no cooker, only a microwave. Can you help P with starting over?
K is a mum of 3 on Universal Credit. She is struggling to make ends meet due to her landlord increasing her rent and there not being any social housing available. Her washing machine has broken and she can't afford a new one, can you help?
After a bad childhood, with family bereavements and substance abuse, A didn't finish her education as she had to care for her 7 siblings. She now has a full time job and Acts 435 have already helped with the deposit on a flat of her own. We hope to get household items donated, but a new lounge and bedroom carpet would help to make the flat a comfortable place of safety and sanctuary from a world that has so far not been kind.
H has three young children and is struggling to make ends meet on her Universal Credit payments. Her son's bed frame has broken and he is now sleeping on just a mattress. The doors on his wardrobe have also broken and left it unusable. H has no spare money to be able to buy anything to replace it but a gift of £150 would allow her to buy a second hand bed and small wardrobe for his room.
After a relationship break up D's life spiralled out of control and she became homeless. After 10 years on the streets of Hackney her mental health improved and she was offered a roof over her head in form of a small bedsit. She actively trying to get her finances under control with the help of Christians Against Poverty. Having been homeless for such a long time means she has nothing apart from her bike and so we are asking for donations to encourage her on her way back into "normal" life.
This single mother desperately wants the best for her two young children. Her support network is very small, and she has no-one to turn to. Both her 11 year old son and 5 year old daughter share a double bed, which was old and rickety and sadly broke. They are now forced to share a mattress on the floor. Their income is so low, they cannot afford to buy second hand beds. The cost of the launderette, gas and electricity means they struggle every day. They are kindly asking for 2 new beds.
This lady is struggling greatly with her mental health. She is engaging with the job centre but is finding life very challenging at this time. She also suffers with her physical health and can't walk very far. She has no fridge and can't keep anything at the correct temperature so is doing shopping every day. Some days her mental health means she can't go out and then she doesn't eat. Please can you help her to get a fridge so that she can stock it with a few days of food. Thank you.
S is expecting her 2nd baby next month and is unable to work due to having Crohn's disease and depression. Her partner is also unable to work due to injury. They have managed to get some baby equipment donated, but are struggling financially and have asked for help for when the baby arrives.
S suffers with Fibromyalgia and has three young children. She is awaiting the outcome of a Universal Credit work capability assessment and Personal Independence Payment appeal. Her washing machine has broken and she is unable to afford a replacement. She is having to rely on friends to do her washing for her. She is currently working alongside our Support Worker.
This lady is struggling to manage on her pension. She lives with, and cares for, her autistic daughter and is herself being treated for bowel cancer. Her illness means she needs to bathe and do washing daily, but her washing machine has broken down. She is receiving help from her local church and the Foodbank, but hates having to ask. She has brought up seven children alone after being widowed and never thought that she would be worse off as a pensioner. She would be so grateful for your support.
N is a regular attender at our Food Larder cafes every week. He has serious mental health challenges and is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. His sleep is being seriously disrupted due to the very poor mattress on which he sleeps and the springs digging into the frame make things very uncomfortable! N receives Universal Credit and would appreciate help in purchasing a new mattress plus bedding as he is not in a position to be able to purchase one himself.
M is a refugee who has recently moved into a new property of his own. The house is unfurnished and he is in need of support to buy a washing machine. M currently washes his clothes by hand, but it would be much easier for him if he had a washing machine. This item would help to make his house a home and would help him to better settle.
N has two boys aged seven and ten and is living on Universal Credit. She separated from her fiancé last year and lived with her mum until recently when she was given Council Accommodation. She has managed to secure white goods, but has no money left with which to purchase a double bed for herself and a single mattress for one of her sons. N is looking for work, but it will be some time before she has saved enough for this and she would be so grateful for any help
S is a victim of domestic violence and coercive financial control. She left her partner and was placed in temporary fully furnished accommodation. She now has been moved into long term accommodation, but the flat is unfurnished. S is in receipt of Universal Credit, but is actively seeking employment. Your support to assist with the purchase of a wardrobe would be invaluable.
T has depression, is unable to find a job and is on Job Seekers Allowance. Her washing machine is rusting and the seal has worn so she needs a new one, but is unable to save on the benefits that she gets. T is looking for a second hand machine and should be able to get a descent one for £150. Please can you help?
J and her partner have been given a second chance after ten years of hardship for something that was out of their control. They are such a positive couple who need a little help in starting a new life. We are asking you to support them in setting up their home and a fridge and slow cooker would make things easier. Due to health issues, they need to build up their strength and would like to cook more healthy meals. Thank you and let's help to give them a fresh start.
This singe parent of two children who is receiving Universal Credit needs a replacement mattress as the springs in the old one are coming through and hurting her back. She got a topper in Argos, but this is only a temporary solution. Please can you help us to get her a good second hand mattress from a charity shop so that she can sleep properly and not be hurt by the springs?
Our client and her partner struggle with serious health issues making it very difficult for either of them to work. Following Benefit System changes they are no longer able to cover all their bills and are only getting by with help from Foodbanks. Their fridge stopped working a few months ago and they have no means to replace it. A reliable new fridge would allow them to keep their food chilled; reduce their food costs, and bring them peace of mind. Please can you help? Thank you.
Mr A is a newly granted refugee. He has been offered a place in shared accommodation and needs your generosity to start his new life, but the house is only partly furnished. Your support would help him to buy a mattress and some carpet. He is really keen to get settled and would like to start working as soon as possible.
During the Covid pandemic, R managed a Testing Centre which has since closed and he has been struggling to find work, but has just been offered a job. He had to move out of his home, as the Landlord was selling the property, and had virtually nothing to take with him. The bed frame was damaged during transit, which R undertook on his own because of lack of money, and the mattress has ripped so he is now sleeping on a blow-up bed. He is excited about his new job and future, but saving for a mattress will take some time.
P has been in and out of accommodation and detox over the last ten years and we are supporting him as he establishes himself in a place of his own. The flat is in a very poor condition, as he moved in during lockdown without any support, and struggled with his mental health. He is now receiving support from our Resettlement Scheme and is doing well, but is in desperate need of a new carpet to make his flat feel like a home and to ensure he stays there.
A thirty two year old client of the Sue Lambert Trust is an unpaid live-in carer for her aunt who suffers from dementia. She is unable to work as a result of poor mental health and caring responsibilities, is in receipt of benefits and existing on a low income. She is in need of a small freezer which she can put her own food in, as her aunt's freezer is only big enough to be stocked with her own food. As she is unable to afford this herself at the moment, your help would be greatly appreciated.
L and M were really struggling to find somewhere to live and have been in and out of temporary accommodation for a while. We have helped them find a flat and they are so excited to have somewhere to live that they can finally call home. They have very little income, but it will cost £350 to carpet the whole flat and make it feel like home. They have been saving every little bit they have and have managed to get £220 together. Please could we help them with the remainder? Thank you!
L desperately needs a cooker. She is currently helping her mum to move and so has nothing left over. Her cooker has broken and she has three small children with nothing to cook on. L has been struggling to manage for a long time, but not said anything to anyone about it. She can manage to pay for the fitting of the cooker, but not the actual cooker. Can we help her get through this tough patch? Thank you!
J has moved into sheltered housing from a furnished flat. She has had to start all over again and, due to learning disabilities and special needs, is really struggling with having a bare flat with nothing. We would love to be able to carpet one room for her so that she feels comfortable there. Could you help with that?
We have a client who is very lonely, has been long term unemployed and has a very small kitchen with very little room for a cooker. He used to be a baker and managed to make delicious things with a halogen cooker. His cooker has broken and we would dearly like to assist him in buying a new one. Please can you help?
S is eight months pregnant and has been referred to us by her Health Visitor. She has lived in her property for two years and never had a proper cooker in all that time. We would appreciate your support in helping to purchase a cooker. Many thanks.
A local community is hosting a family of eight Ukranians who are due to arrive this week. They are creating a home for them in place that was used to teach English so it needs a cooker urgently. A local store has promised a discount but it is expensive. These people are so precious that they gave their own bedding, which I discovered when we turned up with bedding for the families. They know how to love and give selflessly!
This vulnerable family of eight includes an autistic son and multiple members of their family living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They currently have £100 a week after their rent and bills. We have so much admiration for this family who serve the community even though they themselves are so much in need. They may have their car taken away which will make life very difficult as they drive their son to a special school for his autism. Their washing machine has broken and they need a new one urgently.
I had the pleasure of speaking to R this morning. He is a pensioner who has just been provided with permanent accommodation by Lewisham Council. The property is unfurnished and he only has a bed and TV at the moment. There is nothing in the kitchen and he would be very grateful to have a fridge freezer. This will make a great difference to him settling down in his new environment. Thank you so much for considering this request.
I had the pleasure of speaking to R this morning. He is a pensioner who has just been provided with a permanent accommodation by Lewisham council. The property is unfurnished, and he only has a bed and TV at the moment. There is nothing in the kitchen and he would be very grateful to have a cooker. This will make a great difference to him settling down in his new environment. Thank you so much for considering this request.
S has been living in his home for 8 years. He has never been able to save for a sofa, and now energy prices and food prices has increased this has become an unachievable dream. S cares for his mother and would not be able to work as his time is needed to look after her. S's mother would not be able to cope without him. She is unable to also help with costs of a sofa either. A sofa would allow S to relax after helping his mother.
This lovely young family are really struggling in these very difficult times The young mum and her four children put a very brave face on things. Unfortunately, their fridge freezer packed up yesterday and the quote for the repair was astronomical. To make things worse they lost lots of food. Any help would be a godsend. Two of the children are disabled, which adds further to their plight but they are always so happy.