This 48 year old asylum seeking woman, with a degree in midwifery, has been volunteering with British Red Cross as a translator, helping others to learn English and supporting family reunion. She would really benefit from having a laptop for this role, as well as for further learning and connecting to others. Please consider helping her to improve her skills and have what she needs to settle well in Leeds.
V is a new immigrant from Spain with 3 children all under 10 years old. She is a single mum and cannot work or access benefits. At the moment she is having to either cook her children's meals in a microwave which is very limiting, or use her friend's home which is very far away and V does not drive. She needs a cooker to be able to cook her food at home.
E is fleeing domestic violence and has nothing for her new flat which is completely empty. We have managed to give her basic furniture but she now requires a fridge freezer to store her food so she can get enough for the week from the food bank. E is single and has no family and has no job at the moment. Please donate to help make her life easier through this difficult time.
This lady is a single mum of three children. She also cares for a child of her ex-partner much of the time. She gets little or no support from her ex-partner and struggles to manage the family budget. She is able to cope without getting into arrears so long as she does not need to make large purchases, therefore she has been managing without a cooker since her old one broke several weeks ago. She likes to cook proper meals for her children and would benefit from help to do this.
L is a single mum of two young children and is on benefits. She was renting privately but the landlord has requested that they leave the property, so L has had to move in with her mum in her two bedroom flat. They have now been housed by the local housing association in a flat which needs completely furnishing. We have managed to get her a sofa and microwave with help from the Salvation Army, but desperately need to get beds for her and the children. Their only income at present is Child Tax Credit & Benefit, and they have applied for Universal Credit. Please help this family.
L is a young mother with two boys. She has a very low income and what little money she has is spent on her children. She has broken her glasses and can't afford new ones. She also needs pots, pans and plates. She is being supported by Keyring Charity who help clients back into independent living. Any help would be really appreciated.
NI is a mother of five children and she is an asylum seeker. She needs a washing machine, among other things, but she cannot afford to buy one currently. We have gifted her with other furniture and basics, but she would be very grateful for your help to purchase a washing machine.
The request amount is for a fridge freezer, as the applicant has just moved into a new property and is in need of a lot of household items, but her priority is a fridge freezer. If any help can be given for this she would be very grateful.
L has very recently moved, and has no furniture or any electrical items. She has two children and currently has no means of doing any washing. She is living on very low benefits and her money all goes on her rent. Any help towards purchasing a washing machine for this family would be gratefully appreciated. Many thanks.
A has been living in council accommodation but is due to move to a housing association property with no carpets or white goods. She has had virtually no income for about 3 years and has only recently been entitled to benefits. Her new house has concrete floors and no carpets. She would appreciate any help towards the cost of carpets. Many thanks.
This single mum of 2 fled a domestic violence situation in March and has since been in temporary accommodation. Now she has been offered a permanent home in which to start again and needs an electric cooker. Please help her as she looks forward to a peaceful new beginning with her children.
This woman, who has come to the UK from Sudan, has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and has moved into an unfurnished council tenancy. She is in receipt of Universal Credit which barely covers her food and utility costs. This means she has few possessions and limited means of purchasing items that she needs. She is in urgent need of a bed, so I am hoping that you can help. Many thanks.
After being homeless for the past 3 months, this single mum and her young daughter have just moved into their own council property. The Council have provided the majority of her white goods, for which she is most grateful, but with a young child (and Cornish weather!), a condenser dryer would make a real difference. Could you help this little family settle into their new home? Thank you.
M and her two children have recently moved house, having fled domestic violence on two occasions. They have minimal possessions and a tumble dryer would really help them to make the best use of their limited clothes.
This 69 year old lady retired to Tenerife with her husband where they rented a furnished flat. Sadly he died, after only 10 months of retirement, leaving her alone and far from home. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and did not cope well alone. She is now back in the UK living with her daughter and has been allocated a council bungalow. Apart from a bed, she has no furniture or white goods. Her only income is state pension so she would benefit greatly from any help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
This Nan lives with her daughter and her two grandchildren aged 16 and 14 years old, along with two other adult children. The family are isolated, and Nan is the main carer for the family. Her son has aspergers and her 16 year old granddaughter has type 1 diabetes, which is insulin controlled. The family have no support and are struggling to manage. The fridge freezer has broken which is vital for insulin storage as well as the practical needs for all the family. Please can we help support this family. Thank you.
This Mum is a single parent to her 5 year old son. She and her son both suffer with poor health, as they have a chromosomal deficiency. The little boy has Global Development Delay and speech/language delay. The family are isolated, Mum has poor mental health and they have suffered previous domestic abuse. The family's washing machine has broken, and Mum is washing all clothes by hand which is causing her a great deal of stress and physical pain. Please can we help this family? Many thanks.
E has just moved to the area with her three children. They need a sofa, a bed, and a table and chairs for their new home. Any donation to help this family to buy a basic furniture pack would make a huge difference to them as they start their new life in a different area.
This family of five are refugees from Azerbaijan. The father was a political prisoner who was tortured there whilst imprisoned by the state. Since his release he has suffered from mental illness. They receive benefits and manage all their living expenses but are not able to afford large items. Their fridge has broken down meaning they are spending more on fresh food so your help to buy a fridge/freezer would help them very much.
We are working with a mum and teenage girl in Stourbridge who are engaging really well with their volunteers. Unfortunately, the teenager’s bedroom furniture is quite broken and we need to replace both the bed and wardrobe. We would be very grateful if a donation of £120 towards these items could be made so that this lovely girl can have a “proper” bedroom.
This lady has recently moved after a marriage breakdown. She is disabled with an illness that causes her joints to dislocate many times a day. She needs carers to attend everyday. She desperately needs a fridge freezer to replace a small fridge which she struggles to get to because of her painful joints. She also has 2 children, one of which is hyperactive. Your help to buy a fridge freezer would help her life to be a little easier. Thank you.
D has recently moved into a local authority flat after a period of time living in temporary accommodation. He receives Universal Credit and is trying hard to find employment. He moved into his flat with very few belongings and no furniture. Despite being on a very tight budget, he has managed to get a few things together but would really appreciate help with getting a cooker. This will enable him to prepare proper meals and eat more healthily.
This client has ongoing health needs and is also a carer to her son who has a diagnosis of autism. She has recently moved into a new place, and has had to furnish the entire home. She has bought most of the new items she needs, but requires assistance to purchase an under the counter freezer.
This lady's washing machine has broken but she has no spare money to buy a new one. She has a 9 year old daughter and a 12 year old son and is finding it difficult washing their clothes without a washer. She has some mental concentration issues, so a washing machine makes it easier to keep on top of things. She is quite isolated, with no friends or family around to help and struggles to speak English. Money for a new washing machine would make a great difference to her.
J is currently living with her 18 year old daughter and their tumble dryer has broken. She is struggling to dry her and her daughter's clothes, and this will only get more difficult for her as winter approaches. Any help in getting a new dryer would be gratefully received and appreciated.
M was homeless and came in to the foodbank for help. He has since been accommodated but has no bed to sleep on. He has recently applied for work but until a wage comes through he cannot afford to buy a bed himself. We would really like to buy him a bed which he so badly needs.
This 69 year old lady retired to Tenerife with her husband where they rented a furnished flat. Sadly he died, after only 10 months of retirement, leaving her alone and far from home. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and did not cope well alone. She is now back in the UK living with her daughter and has been allocated a council bungalow. Apart from a bed, she has no furniture or white goods. Her only income is state pension so she would benefit greatly from any help to purchase a reconditioned cooker. This is the second request on the lady's behalf, the other being for help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
S is a single mum to a pre-school child and has just been moved from temporary accommodation to permanent accommodation. The council had promised to give her a cooker from another house which was empty, but someone else was allocated the house with the cooker, and now there are no funds left to pay for a cooker for S. All she has is a microwave which is not suitable for the food she has received from our food bank. She is at risk of making both her and her child ill by not cooking food properly.
This hard working mum of a 13 year old boy with Autism is struggling to make ends meet after the switch to universal credit left her without money for 6 weeks. She works part time but is crippled by debt and a very low income. Her mental health is suffering from the stress and strain of raising her son single handedly and having struggled financially for some time. Her son is wetting the bed and their tumble dryer had broken, making managing the laundry difficult.
This young foodbank client is pregnant and fleeing domestic violence. She had no furniture but we have managed to find her a bed, a sofa and a camping stove, and thanks to the foodbank she has food to cook. However she is in desperate need of a basic oven to cook nutritious meals. Please help her during this difficult time. Thank you.
This 22 year old woman and her two children were homeless and living in a hostel. They have now obtained an independent council tenancy. They are of African origin and have indefinite leave to remain in this country. The mother is still not receiving her full benefit entitlement, so the family income is low. She cannot afford to buy beds for her children and a local charity has provided one and also a microwave and kitchen items. A second bed would help the family enormously.
J lives with her partner who has been sanctioned for 9 months for missing an appointment, so they are now both living on just her Universal credit. J has eczema, which means she has to wash her bedding often, as her skin cracks and bleeds. Her washing machine has broken and she has been trying to go to the launderette, but this is working out to be very expensive especially as she has to go a few times a week. Please can you help to buy a second hand washer for her? Thank you.
A has poor health with arthritis in her hips, depression and also a mild learning disability. She was previously living with her son, but he recently started a new relationship and moved without warning, making his Mum homeless. It then came to light that she had been financially abused by her son, who had been taking her pension money and getting loans in her name. She now has her own flat but has only basic furniture and no bed. She is sleeping on a sofa but this is making her hips worse.
I've been working with this lady since June and only this week she revealed to me that she has been sleeping on a put up bed which she struggles to get out of each morning. She has significant physical and mental health problems and it feels like no-one cares for her so was amazed to hear about Acts 435. She has put a lot of effort into working with Christians Against Poverty and a new bed would help her to get the physical rest she needs each night.
C and her partner have 4 children, the youngest is 5 weeks old. They live from benefit payment to benefit payment and have absolutely no spare money at all. Their washing machine is broken beyond repair and they are desperate for a replacement with all the washing needs of a family of 6. The health visitor is very concerned, they urgently need this help.
J is a single Dad bringing up his teenage daughter alone. They have finally been moved from temporary to permanent accommodation. He supports them with his part-time work and has had to find funds for all the basic needs to set up their new home. They are really struggling to pay for even the basic items and cannot afford to buy a desperately needed washing machine.
This young lady with 3 children has fled anti social behaviour and has now moved to a new area of Middlesbrough. This lady has no wardrobes as in her previous home they were fitted wardrobes. Would the donors of Acts 435 be able to help her to buy some new ones, please?
J has just moved house and there are no carpets in his new flat. His universal credit will not stretch to buying carpets. He would appreciate any help given to enable him to purchase some carpet.
This vulnerable man had to move out of his flat while it was being fumigated because of bed bugs. He has now returned to the flat but it has been cleared of most of his possessions - he has nothing to cook on. We have helped with some items such as crockery, cutlery, pans etc but a microwave would help him to have some hot food. Please would you help him. He has some mental health issues that make him vulnerable to bullying. I am concerned that he will become depressed and reclusive without help.
Having worked with Christians Against Poverty to clear their debts, this lady and son had to make an urgent house swap. The new house was not fully equipped and the oven needs to be fitted. With only a low income, support from Acts would enable her to get the oven fitted and to purchase one or two other basic household items.
Mum and Dad have worked hard to get their family back. They have turned their lives around with the help of Families First and moved house to get away from the problem area. Together they have proved their commitment for over one year and now their 3 children have now been returned to them. The house move took all their savings so they are struggling to furnish their new home. They are asking for your help to get each child a set of drawers for the bedrooms.
J struggles with severe mental and physical health issues. When we visited we found the house in a bad state and the lady was not eating properly. We have taken food to her and started looking at her debts and how else we can support. This lady needs help in buying her own cooker.
J has been in a hostel for 3 months now. He was made homeless after the friend he was staying with lost his accommodation. J has been working with the dual diagnostic team because of the issues he has with his mental health and his substance abuse. They have seen progress with him and he is now engaging with a methadone programme. He has been on benefits for about 2 months, so is not eligible for an advance. J would like to buy a microwave and a single bed for his new flat.
G has a long term illness and cannot work, so is receiving benefits. For the last five months she has had to wash all her family clothes by hand as her old washing machine has broken. Due to her unemployment she has no spare money to replace her washing machine. Any donation would make a really big difference to her.
This 23 year old lady has been diagnosed with an emotionally unstable personality disorder and has been deemed unfit to work. She is expecting a baby but has separated from the father as he was violent towards her and has been charged with assault. She is now living independently for the first time and requires ongoing support from her care worker. She is in need of a washing machine but has no spare income so requires help towards the cost please.
M has both mental and physical health issues, he has been homeless for about 12 months but now has a bedsit. He has the basic things he needs but is without a cooker. He was a chef when he was working and would love to be able to cook a hot meal from scratch. He has applied for Universal Credit but it will be five weeks before he gets his first payment. He would then need to save for a few months to be able to buy a mini oven. Please could you help him so that he can start to cook healthy meals?
A had a mental breakdown and stayed in hospital for 7 months. She is living in a supported accommodation but there is no cooker or wardrobe. Our project helped her with a food voucher, but if Acts 435 could help her to settle in to her new living place that would be wonderful. Many thanks.
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 severe health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but is struggling to get together the basic items she needs to furnish it. She would love to be able to cook for herself but cannot afford a cooker and is having to rely on microwave meals. She would be very grateful for your help.
I am requesting financial support for a mother of two children under 4 years who has fled domestic violence. She is in temporary accommodation and needs furniture and warm clothing for her children as the clothing they have is not suitable for the upcoming winter. This mother is not working, she has only started receiving some benefits, but not all that she is entitled to which means, that her housing costs are only partially covered. Financial support would be of benefit.
This 23 year old sister is caring for her 3 younger siblings. They are struggling financially but need a fridge freezer as their current one is failing them and causing them extra costs to run it. A new fridge freezer would really help them! Please could you help this family and alleviate added pressure?
After a breakdown in relationship with my partner I have had to try and build a new life for myself and young children. I work part time but still struggle to pay bills and buy food. My cooker as now broken and I am unable to cook food for my family and worry about this constantly which is preventing me from sleeping properly. If I could get some help to buy a cooker then I can start to provide warm meals again for my family and this will reduce the amount of stress I feel under.