M has been a victim of domestic abuse. She is working part time and training to become a chef. Due to the violence of her ex-partner most of her furniture has been destroyed. One of the things that she really needs are new chairs to sit on. A kind donation towards these would be so gratefully received and give her some comfort at home.
B has just set up her own beauty shop in the town after studying and gaining qualifications whilst working full time in a small shop. Having her own business has always been her dream and this is gradually coming true, however she needs support to purchase a sign for her premises in order to advertise. Due to just starting up the business, she is struggling to find the funds to pay for this. Please help this young lady with the cost towards a sign and give her the best start with her new venture.
N is a single parent, on benefits, with 2 young children, one of whom has special needs. She has recently moved house and had to get rid of her old sofa as it was ripped. She would love a replacement so that she and the children can sit down together, but would need help to afford this.
This single mum with a diabetic son has had a sudden move to more long term accommodation. She has had help from us before with fridge to store her son's insulin, but now needs furniture for her new home. Having had to live in a hotel for some months, she has nothing to store her, or her children's, clothes. We would love to help her out and provide her with wardrobes for her new home.
This 51 year old woman lives alone in her late mother's council tenancy and is struggling to make ends meet on universal credit. She has fibromyalgia and depression. Recently both her electric cooker and washing machine broke down and she cannot afford to replace them. A local charity has agreed to provide an electric cooker but she also needs a washing machine, as the launderette is four miles away and her mobility is not good. £120 would cover the cost of a reconditioned item.
D has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Following a lengthy admission to hospital under the mental health act, D has now been offered a local authority tenancy of his own for the first time ever. He has been supported to give him skills to live independently, however he is on benefits which only allow him to save very slowly to furnish his flat. He would really appreciate a bed to sleep on whilst he continues to save for other items.
This client has recently been discharged from prison after serving a 10 year sentence. He suffers from learning difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression and is in receipt of disability benefits. He has no literacy skills and has the functional skills of a 12 year old. He has just moved into an unfurnished tenancy and is in need of essential items which he cannot afford to purchase. He is in urgent need of a bed, so I would be grateful if you could consider helping him. Many thanks.
S is a single mother of a thirteen year old child.She receives Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and low rate Disability Allowance. She had a flood in her council property in the heavy rains due to an ill-fitting door. She had to replace carpets and sofa and now the washing machine too has broken down. She has no money left to replace it and could not afford insurance on her income.
This lady is trying to make a fresh start, the flat she has moved into is not in a good state, but she has been working hard trying to make it homely. It is not equipped with anything so your donation would go to buying a cooker. Thank you.
This man has no washing machine- only a spin drier! He has managed up to now by hand washing his clothes. However his daughter and granddaughter have recently been evicted from their home and are now living in a hostel with no washing facilities. He wants to support them as much as he can so would appreciate help to obtain a washing machine. He is on a low income so has no spare money to buy one. Neither can afford to go to launderettes. Please would you help him to help his family. Thank you.
K is a single mum to a two year old and is pregnant with her second child. Despite her difficult circumstances she is managing to continue with her schooling and to look after herself and her child. This little family has been given a place to live and K has managed to get hold of enough furniture. She doesn't have the funds for a washing machine and has to rely on others to help with this. With a two year old and a baby on the way, it's essential that we find her a washing machine.
This single dad of five children is desperate for beds for them all. His partner has a substance addiction and severe depression, and he has been awarded full custody. His children are currently sleeping in sleeping bags.
This elderly couple live in a council tenancy & their adult daughter & 2 grandchildren have recently moved in with them as they were made homeless. This is a stressful situation for the family which is exacerbated by the fact that there are concerns about whether the children are being adequately cared for. The household are in receipt of benefits and their washing machine has just broken. As they cannot afford to replace it I am hoping that you may be able to award a grant to help. Many thanks.
This young family are just about managing with the dad obtaining temporary work where he can, whilst mum suffers from epilepsy. Sadly, their tumble dryer has just packed up and they simply do not having savings they can use for this. They would be most grateful for any assistance. Thank you.
E and her partner have a 6 week old baby, they are currently drying all their clothes inside their flat which is starting to cause some damp issues. E has quite severe mental health issues and there is no launderette in the local area where they can take their clothes to dry and neither parent drive. The partner is now full time carer for her and their baby and they are struggling financially therefore unable to buy a dryer.
Miss D has recently moved into a new home with her 8 year old son. She has done a fantastic job and has managed to source lots of second hand items. The only thing she has been unable to get is a washing machine. She is currently washing her and her son clothes by hand including his school uniform. There is no launderette near by. She is on Universal credit and would be unable to buy brand new washing machine without help.
LM's son has been newly diagnosed with autism and ADHD, he gets really boisterous and accidentally broke his bed by bouncing on it. He also wets the bed, so he really needs a new mattress too. LM is waiting for her new benefits to be paid, but at present she cannot afford to buy a new bed for her son, please could you help?
Miss O has been sofa surfing and staying with friends, but has just moved in to a unfurnished flat. She does work but is on a zero hours contact and there has been a quiet period recently, so she is struggling to buy everything she needs for her flat. This request is to appeal for £120 to purchase a reconditioned fridge freezer on her behalf.
This lady's fridge freezer has been damaged in a kitchen fire. She has numerous health issues and some of her medication needs to be kept in a fridge. She has to carefully budget with her small benefits and found the freezer part helped immensely when trying to make the most of her money.
M is not working and is in need of the use of foodbanks for food. Another issue is M's fridge has broken and he now has lost the storage of fresh foods and supplies such has milk etc. M is asking for £120 to help buy a new fridge/fridge-freezer. Any help towards that will be very much appreciated as any money he has is for bills and essentials.
J is a single mum with three children. Her benefits were stopped five weeks ago as she was changing over to Universal Credit and she has received no money during this time. Her cooker has broken and needs replacing as it cannot be repaired. Could you please help her with the cost of a new cooker?
M's current washing machine leaks and she cannot use it. Her partner has seizures and wets the bed so she needs to wash bedding regularly. M has a limited amount of money as she is only on Employment Support Allowance and cannot therefore afford to buy a new washing machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
C is struggling to buy a mattress for her son as she cannot afford a new one. He doesn't get a good night's sleep as he is sleeping on a broken mattress. They would very grateful for your help to replace this.
Z is a single father of two children under the age of 10. He is on a low income which does not allow him to save any money, he has no family or friends who could offer support, and the children need new beds which he is not able to afford.
This older lady is due to move into a new rental property with her mother. This property should suit their needs so much better, as it is on one floor and they will benefit from being part of a community dwelling. However this imminent move means that various new items of furniture and fittings are needed in a short space of time. Their current property has a gas cooker and they need an electric one in their new home. We would be very grateful for donations towards this.
After being homeless for nearly a year, this single mother now is going into her own accommodation with her children. She needs a cooker as there are no cooking facilities there. She is unable to work due to depression and epilepsy. Stress can induce the seizures and she is trying so hard to lessen her stress because of this. This is a real turning point for this young family to make a new start.
We met a lovely lady last week who is a single parent. Her washing machine of 20 years has finally died. She is on universal credit so has no way of buying one. Being on such a tight budget, she would not be able to pay all her bills if she took out an advance loan. She also has a drain in her flat which constantly leaks so we are helping her deal with the housing association to repair this issue once and for all. Please consider helping her at this time of need.
This 52 year old woman has just moved from furnished, supported accommodation to be near her family. She has depression, is profoundly deaf and is blind in one eye. She has a consultant psychiatrist for her depression and is treated with medication. Her new Housing Association flat has no white goods. A local charity will supply her with an electric cooker, but she is in need of a washing machine. She has seen a reconditioned model for £120, your support to meet this amount would be of great help to her.
E and his partner were robbed and are in desperate need of beds and bedding as the people they took in for a few weeks took everything from their flat. Please could you help them purchase something to sleep on?
S has been on benefits for several years due to ill health. Her washing machine is irreparably broken and she therefore needs a new one. S can afford something towards it but it is very difficult to afford white goods on benefits. She would be very appreciative of any help towards getting a new machine.
This man is really struggling with financial and health issues. He struggles to make ends meet and has no spare money. Now his cooker has stopped working and he needs to buy a second hand one. Please would you help him with a donation so that he can cook food properly again. Thank you.
Our client has recently become a single mother and has been left with huge debt and high costs including legal fees and rent. She has settled these bills, but now has no excess funding and her washing machine has broken down. She has been able to locate a good reliable second hand machine and is seeking support in purchasing same. She has a young daughter and going through a very difficult time - this latest issue has compounded an already stressful time. Your help will make a huge difference.
This family in Cumbria would really appreciate support to help with the removal of an old broken cooker and the fitting of a new one. This is a family with 3 children and mum is a single parent. They need a gas safe engineer to ensure that the gas is disconnected from the old one. The family do not have the resources to pay for this. The family would be very grateful for any help. The family have not had a working cooker for some months and having one would enable her to cook healthy meals.
P has just come out of prison and is being supported by one of the agencies who have helped him find accommodation. He is looking forward to making a fresh start, but hee is in need of a microwave and needs help to be able to afford one.
This young mum is recovering alcoholic. She is doing really well, but is struggling with her washing as her washing machine has broken and she doesn’t have any extra money to buy one. Please can we help?
The client came to use one of our projects and after chatting to our support staff mentioned how she had lived in her current property for the last 6 months without much furniture. She did not have the funds to furnish her home and has been trying to save up since, but due to bills and low income she has yet to be able to buy anymore furniture. This funding would enable her to buy much needed living room furniture and allow her to feel more comfortable in her home.
JN has fled domestic violence. She has been living in a hostel but has now been given a new Council Tenancy, but sadly she has no furniture or possessions. She has manged to buy some second hand items but would like to be able to buy a new bed. Please could you help her to purchase one? She can get a single bed and mattress plus a duvet and cover for £120.00 including delivery. Thank you.
LD is a young person who has had to leave her family home after an altercation with her step-father. She has been offered a flat and is keen to try and make a go of living independently but she is struggling to furnish the flat. She has saved some of her benefits and has bought some second hand items, but she is struggling to buy a cooker and having to buy food that doesn't need cooking is quite expensive. Please help if you can. Thank you
JW is 34 years old and he has been homeless most of his adult life. He has now been given a tenancy but he has no benefits in place yet and it will be 5 weeks before his Universal Credit claim is complete. He has moved in and has been given a bed and a chair, but he has no cooker. Can you help him to buy a small electric oven and hob, so he can warm food? At the moment he is having to buy takeaways to have a hot meal and it's costing him too much, having his own cooker would be ideal.
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but has no furniture. She has managed to source some basic items but doesn’t have a fridge/freezer which would be a big help in keeping food fresh, and being able to stock up on frozen food would also help reduce her food bills.
A's family were made homeless in April when they were evicted because they were struggling to make rent payments. They have been living in emergency accommodation, but are now moving into an unfurnished council flat. A's wife is currently not able to work as she is looking after the children, and A is out of work because of mental health problems. Their income is therefore very low and is only covering food and toiletries, meaning they cannot save for any furniture. A bed would be a real help.
This middle aged man just moved into permanent accommodation from a Homeless hostel and is in need of a cooker. This would really help him to cooker cheaper and healthier meals rather than living off microwave and take aways.
This lady took out a budgeting loan to replace the beds of her 2 children; one was broken, the other an outgrown cotbed. She is still paying off the loan regularly from her benefits but then her own bed broke and she has had to sleep on her mattress on the floor. A spinal problem makes this difficult for her so she has asked for help.
My client, E has been struggling, but is getting on top of her debt, with the help of Christians Against Poverty. She is a young mum with with a baby and toddler. At a point when she has already been struggling with changes to her universal credit, her fridge has stopped working, after she had ordered a food delivery. She would be really grateful if you could help her replace her broken fridge as soon as possible. Thank you!
This refugee woman has been given accommodation in Leeds without any furnishings. She has had some help from a refugee charity, but she is in need of a fridge freezer for the food she is given. Due to a flood in the accommodation, much of what she has been given has been destroyed. Please help her to get a used fridge freezer and reduce her stress.
K has struggled with mental health issues especially after recently losing his dog. He currently rents a washing machine but we would like to ensure he has adequate money to live on and so far donors have been so very generous in funding towards his own washing machine but we need help with delivery & fitting costs.
This couple were homeless, but are now making a new start in rented accommodation. They have very little but requested help towards a microwave so they can cook for themselves and not have to rely on takeaways to get something hot to eat.
B had to flee her home with a young child due to domestic abuse. She has been re-housed but still requires curtains/blinds for the windows. She would be really grateful if you could help. The last year has been considerably difficult for her but she is an amazingly strong woman, moving forward with her life to ensure that she is a positive role model for her child.
This foodbank client has had many difficulties in her life. She is only 49 but looks a lot older. In the past she has been a victim of domestic and sexual violence and and now, though happy with her partner of 20 years, has many health problems and mental health problems. She struggles to eat and her partner and carer manages to tempt her usually by preparing food she can pick at in their fridge. Her fridge has broken and she needs a replacement asap to prevent her losing any more weight.
We are supporting a single Mum of 4 young children aged 7, 5, 2 and 8 months old. Her 2 year old son is being assessed for developmental issues and is behind with speech and language, Mum is struggling to manage. Her son's bed has broken various times, she has tried to mend it but with no luck. Mum has looked at replacements but has little resources she has been unable to find a bed which is suitable. Please can we help this little boy have a proper nights sleep and ease Mum's worries.
This 20 year old suffers from Miserable Malalignment Syndrome (MMS) and Patella Maltracking which causes his knee to overly invert, leaving him in considerable pain. His mobility is affected and he struggles to walk more than a few steps. He is having tests for suspected hereditary spastic paraplegia. He has a poor relationship with his mum so had to leave home and was sofa surfing until a tenancy was offered. He has a bed base but no mattress and cannot afford one as he is reliant on universal credit.
Mr J was admitted to hospital following an overdose in March 2018, he was then discharged in September 2018 and has lived in a hostel since then. Mr J suffers from mental health issues and also has a back injury. This is Mr J's first property and a fridge would help him keep his food cool and fresh. Eating healthy food would also help his mental health. Mr J is currently receiving help getting his Universal Credit correct and hence cannot afford a fridge himself.
This lady has a long term health condition hence she is unable to work and she is on Universal Credit. She volunteers at a local Foodbank occasionally. Her fridge freezer is faulty and she desperately needs a replacement. She stores food that friends cook and bring for her, as she struggles to cook herself, but at present she can't have fresh food brought in for her due to not having a fridge. She is seeking assistance to purchase a fridge freezer to store her food and medicines.
J is a 66 year old lady who has recently been accommodated in her own place after living with her daughter. She currently receives a pension but needs to buy white goods for her new home. Without savings this is proving very difficult and we would really like to help her.
C struggles with severe back pain and is now falling out of her single divan, which is the only bed she has. She has a history of domestic abuse which has caused anxiety. We would like to be able to help her have a decent night's sleep in a proper bed.