L was on the vulnerability list and has been receiving food parcels from us. We found out L, single mum of 3, has been making meals using just a microwave - she has no cooker. She had been struggling for a while but didn't know how to ask for help however having all her children at home means meal times are a nightmare. Could you help this single mum provide nutritious meals for her family?
L is a 20 year old mum to a 2 year old and step mum to a 5 year old who has come from a neglectful background and was previously on a child protection plan until he came to live with L and his dad. L is expecting a baby in July and has budgeted for everything apart from a cot and mattress. Having taken in her step son, the family finances have become more strained recently which is why we are applying for help for the cot.
R has recently fled a violent relationship which flared up during lockdown and she has been put in a safe house by the council as she feared for her life. Please help to provide various household items, including a TV stand, a mop and bucket, a toaster, knife set, bin, door mat, chopping board and various roasting tins. R has been clean off drugs for 5 months now and is really looking to rebuild her life, so please support her in helping her make this safe house a home.
A tumble dryer is desperately needed for a young parent from Callington. She is 22 years old. C would benefit from a tumble dryer as she has recently moved into a flat with little outside area and is unable to dry her 6 months old baby and 3 year old twin daughters' clothes. She has limited funds to buy essential living equipment. She is currently receiving benefits and finding it hard to save for a tumble dryer as she has little or no money left after bills and food each week
L and her partner have two children. They can only just make ends meet on an ongoing basis and their washing machine broke last week. They cannot afford to replace it, and their local launderette is currently closed. Could you help to provide a washing machine for this family during this time of crisis?
D has just moved out of a women's refuge with her daughter into a two-bedroom flat. Up until now both her daughter and her have been sleeping in one room and living out of bags, as there was not enough room to put everything out. Now they have a new start and really need wardrobes for both her and her daughter's room. They have no chest of drawers or bedside tables either. The housing association have ordered them beds, but to be able to stop living out of bags would be amazing for them.
I and his partner P are in their 50's and live in a small flat which they are renting and which they take pride in. Recently their hoover broke. They are both looking for work, but are currently on Universal Credit. They can just about cope with day to day living expenses but do not have the funds for extras, such as this. They have approached Acts, hoping that people may be able to reach out to them in their need and be able to fund a replacement vacuum cleaner.
A has had to flee her home in Nottingham with her young son in order to escape an abusive relationship. She has now been moved into a property in London that she is happy with and feels safe in but she can not afford a bed to sleep on. £150 towards a bed would give her the added comfort that she needs to make the flat feel like a home. Your help with this would be very much appreciated.
Due to Mental Health issues and the constant worry of contracting Covid-19, this client is struggling to manage her OCD. Since her washing machine broke she has been hand washing clothing and bedding for her family by hand, constantly changing sheets, towels and clothing. The worry of not having a washing machine is having a very negative impact and she is struggling to sleep due to her OCD becoming far worse. If the client could get help to replace her washer she would be so grateful.
This client has been accessing support from us for a number of years and we would be grateful if you could help her to purchase a bed for her son as the bed he currently sleeps in is now too small for him. By not having a comfortable bed he has not been sleeping very well and wakes up tired each morning. Due to ill health, our client depends on benefits and does not have any spare money. This client would be overjoyed to receive your help.
This client was first referred to us by a support worker for help around her health and her benefits. The client has asked if we can help her to purchase a freezer so she can store frozen food so that she does not need to go out shopping as much as she worries about becoming ill. The client has a number of health problems which have become worse since moving into isolation/social distancing due to living alone. If we could access your help it would mean a great deal to her and improve her wellbeing.
A couple who have 5 children, from 6 months to 15 years old, have had both their washing machine and dishwasher breakdown. They have replaced the washing machine but would appreciate help towards a dishwasher. As you can imagine keeping 5 children fed, clothed, educated and entertained requires quite an effort, without having to wash dishes by hand. Your help towards this would really be appreciated.
This family is in urgent need of a fridge freezer as their's has broken down and they have been unable to store food or milk safely. They are socially isolating because the daughter is disabled and would be particularly at risk if she were to contract the Coronavirus. They are currently waiting for their first appointment with Christians Against Poverty to help them to deal with their debts.
P lives on a boat at a local marina. He recently set up as a self-employed painter and decorator but has not been able to work since the start of the Covid-19 crisis and is now claiming Universal Credit. His fridge and microwave have broken down and although his benefits are covering his day-to-day costs, he has nothing left over for extras like this and would be grateful for your help.
Help! D has 5 children, she is a single parent who normally manages quite well, she is very careful with money and budgets for each month. Sadly her fridge freezer has broken and an entire month's worth of freezer food has been spoiled. She can afford to replace the food with money she has saved but she cannot afford to also replace the fridge freezer. Please can you help her and her family to get a new fridge freezer? Thank you for your help.
L suffers from multiple physical and mental health problems which make her particularly vulnerable during the current crisis. She has recently escaped a relationship with an abusive and controlling partner. She is now receiving support and has been rehoused in her own, safe, accommodation. However, apart from a bed, she has very little to equip and furnish her home. Her most urgent need is for a cooker as she has no means of heating or cooking food. She would be grateful for any help.
A big sister and her partner have taken on caring for and raising three of her younger siblings. They currently live in a small house with no space for airers and their tumble dryer has just broken! Please could you help make life during lockdown easier for this family?
S had to leave home after being sexually assaulted by her father. She spent some time in temporary accommodation before being offered her own flat. She is trying to get the things together to furnish and equip her flat but is on a very tight budget and is struggling to afford the things that she needs. She doesn’t have a cooker and although she has managed to save a little towards it, she would appreciate help in raising the rest of the money needed.
M is 25 years old and has fallen into debt due to a very difficult past. He has been helped by Freedom From Torture to rebuild his life. He is hoping to work on his education in October in order to get a good job in the future. Currently, his washing machine has broken and needs to be replaced. This is very bad timing because he cannot afford to do this. He would be extremely grateful for a donation to help with this cost.
This lady was abused by her partner during lockdown and given emergency accommodation. She now has a one bed place now but no furniture apart from a bed. She hopes to get furniture from a charity shop when they reopen. However she does need a washing machine which her support worker says she can get reconditioned, delivered and fitted for £130. She is suffering from depression but with your help her support worker will help her to get the washer.
P is a single man who suffers with depression. He recently had a mental health breakdown which resulted in smashing up much of what is in his flat. The local NHS Mental Health team have got some replacement furniture but he is desperate for a cooker as he broke the current one. His Occupational Therapist is confident that he has come through this and they can help him control himself going forward and have asked for our help to give him a new start. He is on basic Universal Credit. £150 would enable him to buy a second hand cooker.
A young single parent who is fleeing severe violence is in need of some support to purchase some toys and clothing. They are also in need of support with the costs of setting up their new accommodation with basic furniture. They would very much appreciate any help you are able to provide them.
S has five children, one of whom has special needs. Her washer has broken and she really can't manage without one. At the moment she is using her friend's washer, but it's hard for her to carry the washing there and it's only a short term solution. Sadly she doesn't have savings and she has lost her part time job due to Covid-19, as she has to be at home to look after the children. Please could you help her to buy a washing machine? Thank you.
L has been furloughed and is only getting a small amount of money each month as they have based it on her apprentice wage, not her full wage, so she is worse off and struggling to pay her rent and bills. Her washer has broken and she has 2 young children, so going to the launderette is difficult and expensive. Please could you help to buy her a replacement washer? Thank you.
A man, who came to live in UK 8 years ago, is rebuilding his life after a relationship breakdown. He gratefully received an unfurnished house from a local housing association. He slept on a cardboard box on the floor for 2 months before getting a second-hand sofa. He is hoping to buy a new double mattress and bedding (he got an old bed-frame free). After moving in 8 months ago he is looking forward to sleeping in a bed in his bedroom. This will be a real boost to his well-being, thank you.
D has recently moved back to the area and has been given council accommodation. Because (we think) of Covid-19 regulations, the flat had been gutted. D's most urgent request is for carpet. Any help you can offer towards carpeting his flat, so he can start to furnish it, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
We would really like to be able to provide a cooker for a single young man who struggles socially. He was recently signposted to the Foodbank due to low pay and limited work opportunities during the lockdown. Following the referral, his mother contacted the Foodbank and explained that he has nothing to cook on in his flat. She also mentioned that he can become isolated due to autistic tendencies which have so far gone undiagnosed. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.