Ms M has moved to her new property having spent time in a refuge after fleeing domestic violence. Her friends and family have been able to help her with basic items including a bed and a small fridge/freezer. The local welfare provision scheme has been closed. She is relying on her microwave to warm up meals for herself. The nearest launderette is 2 miles away (about a 40 min walk). Please help her with a new washing machine so that she has the basic items to set up her new home.
S is a vulnerable adult who has previously suffered financial abuse. Due to this S is paying back fines at a high rate which has resulted in her income being reduced by quite a large amount. S does not have a cooker or a freezer and is therefore unable to properly cook for herself or cost effectively store food. S is in desperate need of both a cooker and a freezer so she can feed herself. Please help S buy a cooker.
C has recently moved to the area after fleeing domestic violence. She is receiving support from Harbour and the local authority to furnish her home as she had to leave everything behind when leaving. She has had to make a new claim for benefits and is awaiting her first payment. She has managed to furnish her living area with second hand furniture however she is in desperate need of a bed as she is currently sleeping on the floor in sleeping bag. Please help this lady with the cost of a bed.
Safe Families is supporting a dad with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. Dad has recently had to stop working to due his health. Their cooker isn’t reliable or safe and keeps tripping the electricity for the house. It would make a huge difference to this family if you could help towards the costs of a new electric cooker.
This lady is 34 and is a client of Sue Lambert Trust in Norfolk. She is in desperate need of funding towards household items following having had to flee her home in another county due to domestic violence. This lady has been left with nothing, and although she has been given help from the council she is still short of money to buy a freezer, a washing machine, kitchen items, towels, bedding etc. Any help towards this would be very gratefully received.
J has been living in supported accommodation, and previously a hostel, for the past three years. She has now been rehoused by the council into an unfurnished flat. J suffers from mental health issues and is therefore not able to work at present. Any help with being able to afford a cooker for her new flat to let her live more independently would be gratefully received.
N is an asylum seeker and has no recourse to public funds. She lives in shared accommodation and has no access to a fridge or storage to put her stuff in. N is suffering from isolation so getting a fresh start and adding some normality to her daily life will immensely help her. Any help to be able to get her this small fridge will be really appreciated.
T is struggling and needs help with food, utility bills and a microwave. He suffers from anxiety and chronic pain which has affected his ability to work and even to cook a meal as he cannot stand for long periods. A microwave would really help to alleviate some of the pain he endures standing for prolonged periods. He relies on the foodbank. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
G has been looking after his daughter whilst her mother recovers from cancer. While away, his flat was subject to a robbery and trashed. He is unable to stay there and is currently sofa surfing until he can get the funds to replace his stolen and damaged items. Your kind donation would help to meet his daily living expenses and to replace his essential stolen items such as some clothes, a mattress and a microwave.
One of our phone befrienders has been speaking to K, she is in a very bad way and the final straw for her was that her washing machine blew up and caught fire. She is awaiting a whole tranche of hospital tests and trying to deal with a son who is using substances and she really needs a washing machine particularly because of the nature of her illness. K is looking to your kind generosity to help her out at the difficult time. Thank you.
This client is a lone parent to 2 children. The family had to flee from a very serious domestic violence situation and are receiving support from the Police. They have been moved into an unfurnished property but do not have any belongings with them. The client is employed in a low paid role as a community support worker and is in receipt of some Universal Credit to increase her income. She does not have enough excess income to furnish her property and they are currently living in hardship.
C is a single parent with two young children aged 5 and 2 years old. She has been rehoused by the City Council after living in a hostel. C is epileptic, and receives Employment Seekers Allowance benefits fortnightly of £156, with rent paid directly. She has no money/savings to equip her home, and is in need of white goods such as a good second hand washing machine etc. She has no friends or family nearby, and no church connections.
The gentleman came for advice after finding his washing machine had completely broken. Over the past month it had been working on and off, at times he would have to use his sink to wash clothes but now it has broken fully. He recently received local council support and has been told he is unable to access any further support. The client suffers from anxiety and stress and this has become a big worry for him, this would help him purchase a much needed washing machine and put his mind to rest.
S is a single mum to four children. Her ex-partner was abusive to her and the children and they have been through a very difficult time. They have a very small home and some of the children currently have to share beds. A bunk bed would give the children their own sleeping space in the limited space available which would help the family rebuild their lives.
The applicant is a single mother with a 9 year old autistic son, she is in need of a new electric cooker, hers has finally broken and she is unable to replace this herself. Due to her son having autism looking after him is incredibly expensive as sometimes he will only eat certain food and wear certain clothes, so saving for emergencies is not often possible. The lockdown has been particularly challenging due to extra expense. Any assistance would be gratefully received. Many thanks.
Our client is living in a housing association house and has a very low income and debts. He is being supported by Christians Against Poverty and is in the process of insolvency. His flat is threadbare to say the least and we are trying to help him get some white goods. He is delighted to accept all the help he can get.
Safe Families is supporting a mum in Cumbria with 2 young children under 3, who would really appreciate support. They are on Universal Credit. Mum has recently fled domestic abuse and is staying in temporary accommodation. She is trying to make a fresh start in a new home, and it would make a huge difference if you could help towards the costs of a new electric cooker. Mum would really appreciate this as she is already buying a lot of basic essentials for her new home.
A single mum of two young children has a history of back pain and poor mental health. She has been sleeping on a sofa bed which has been making both worse. Recently she has been given a bed frame and is now in need of a mattress. This will help her sleep better and prevent her back pain flaring up again.
J has removed herself from an abusive relationship with her ex-partner. Her property has been damaged whilst she was in the relationship and therefore she would like to repair as much as she can. Unfortunately she has lost a large amount of her benefits and therefore does not have the funds to do the jobs that she would like to do. In particular she would like help to obtain some form of flooring in her property as she is currently walking on cold floors.
D has been referred to us by another charity who are supporting him with an appeal for a Limited Capability for Work assessment. It has now been 18 months since this process started and the Department for Work and Pensions have still not made a decision! The process is having a hugely detrimental effect on D's mental health. A month ago his oven broke - he has no means of cooking for himself and has been living off sandwiches. Please could you help fund a second hand cooker.
This client is a lone parent with 5 children, the eldest of whom suffers from learning difficulties. She receives benefits and struggles to meet all of her outgoings. Her home is sparsely furnished as she cannot afford to replace household items when they break. The household is quite cramped and, due to limited space, two of her children are sleeping on the sofa, which is affecting their wellbeing. Please can you contribute towards the cost of a set of bunk beds. Many thanks.
J has been homeless for a number of years and sleeping on the streets. He is now being supported into his own accommodation, but it is unfurnished and he has no possessions or savings to purchase anything. We are helping him with some bedding and basic kitchen items, but a fridge, microwave or washing machine would really help him to begin to rebuild a normal life, establishing a routine for himself and helping him to be independent.
This gentleman, after receiving abuse because of mental and physical health issues, has been relocated away from his area, helped by Stonham Homestay. He is grateful for his new bungalow and the help given in furnishing it. Neighbours and friends have given him a settee and fridge and some small household items. Greggs Foundation have provided a cooker but he is still without a bed and currently sleeps on the floor which he has done for the last 3 years. A bed would be so appreciated.
This client has suffered from schizophrenia and depression for 30 years dating back to when he was bullied at work. He has since been in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance. He keeps himself to himself, enjoying the company of his pets. He recently pulled the emergency cord in his home by accident so was visited by his housing officer who found that he has no washing machine. He is doing all of his laundry by hand as there is no launderette nearby. Your help would be most appreciated.
O came to us through the foodbank because he has recently moved to the area to escape domestic abuse but he cannot afford to furnish his home on top of his other living expenses. He particularly needs a freezer, please could you help with this?
This family's vacuum cleaner has recently broken. They are in debt and do not have enough money to buy a new one. Currently the family home is not able to be cleaned so it is becoming an unsafe environment for the children to be in. A new vacuum cleaner would help them keep on top of the cleaning and improve this situation.
A has had no cooker for a number of years and could do with one to be able to enable him to cook proper meals. The Housing Association have recently asked a lady who was staying with him to leave the property, he has been sleeping on the sofa as she was occupying the bedroom. He is trying to get back on track. His benefits aren't enough to be able to save up for all that he needs. We have been able to supply him a new bed, mattress, microwave, hoover and washing machine from items donated.
J is recovering from a period of homelessness and has now been housed in a property. He is in need of a few items to get him on his feet and able to feel at home. He needs an electric cooker to be able to cook meals. Other items have also been donated to us that we are able to pass on so he has a fridge and washing machine too. J would really appreciate your support in helping him get setup in his first place independently after homelessness.
C has issues with his health and he has lost his job. His current bed is old and very uncomfortable for him. He is also over 6 feet tall which means he needs a double bed rather than a single bed so that he has room. He is on benefits but has been self isolating so he has been paying more to have his food delivered from a local shop, which is more expensive than buying normally. He therefore has no spare money to buy a new bed and is really struggling. Please help him if you can. Thank you.
Z has 4 children, she has fled a violent relationship and is now in temporary accommodation with her children. The house has some furniture but no fridge and Z cooks in batches, which she then freezes and defrosts throughout the month to feed the children. She has made an application for benefits but doesn't have any money yet. Please help this family if you can, being able to cook and eat as a family will make it feel more normal and safe, whilst they stay in this temporary accommodation.
K was in hospital for some time, she has now been discharged but has to take daily medication and have physio. She has moved into a flat as her previous home was too big for her to cope with. She has some furniture from her previous property but some of it is broken. Sadly she has no savings and is just on a basic pension, so she cannot afford to buy a new sofa or counter top cooker, which she needs. Please help her if you can, having these items will make her new flat feel more like her home.
S is 21 years old with no family support, he was in care as a child and has struggled to cope since he left care and started living on his own. He has recently received support to get a flat and has saved up his benefits to buy himself a bed, mattress, sofa and cooker. He has done so well, but has now run out of funds. It would be lovely if you could help him to get a washer. He really wants to make a go of this property and learn to live independently with the right support in place. Thank you.
J is trying to get his life together since it took a difficult turn due to mental health issues and circumstances. He has worked with Teen Challenge, a rehabilitation charity and continues to be supported by them. On a very low income, he is unable to replace furniture which has become unusable. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
B has a variety of mental and physical health problems to deal with including personality disorder and COPD. He has had many family bereavements to deal with in his life and so has no family support to fall back on. However he is now very keen to turn his life around. Unfortunately his fridge is not working and needs to be replaced. He is struggling to eat well and the strain of having to shop daily and not store anything is wearing on him. Please can can you help?
This lady has moved into a property and has no washing machine, she is currently washing clothes at friends' homes. Sadly she was furloughed and this ends at the end of October and she has been advised that she may not have a job. The lady works as a cleaner. Please could the donors of Acts 435 help her to obtain a washing machine?
J had a kitchen fire some months ago and was assured that a discretionary fund from her local housing authority was available for her to have a new cooker after a kitchen fire destroyed it. This has been declined due to lack of funding and J has managed hot food only with the help of a microwave. Her income is extremely small and she simply can't afford a replacement. With the cold weather fast approaching, it is vital that we get her a cooker for her to eat well and stay healthy. Please help her.
This 18 year old male has been using our foodbank. He has recently moved into his own accommodation but is struggling to purchase all that he needs. We have helped him with some basics but would like to support him through this application to purchase a cooker. At the moment he has nothing to cook on.
Miss R lives with her partner and 3 children. They have been moved to a hotel due to having a recent fire when they lost the belongings of their main bedroom. The family want to move back as quickly as possible but do not have the means to replace some of the items lost. Miss R would be so grateful for any help replacing her bed.
This client is a young single parent with a two year old son. She has been forced to leave her mother's home due to a breakdown in their relationship. A flat has been offered to her by a local housing association but it is unfurnished and she has no means of purchasing the essential items for her new home. She is in receipt of child related benefits and is awaiting a response to her Universal Credit application. Your help with providing a fridge/freezer would be most appreciated.
J has 5 children, her cooker has just been condemned and she has no other way of feeding her children. She is desperate for a cooker but isn't eligible through the local assistance fund. Could anyone help her toward a cooker so that she can cook for her children again? Thank you so much!
A is struggling financially and is having to cope with at least one of her children being in isolation at home because of the Coronavirus. Her television is broken and, especially at this time, it is hard for the children when they can't go out or meet up with friends. A can't afford to buy a new TV and it would be a great help if financial support could be found for her.
M is currently working with Christians Against Poverty to get his debts sorted. He is in need of a sofa because his current one has broken and his daughter stays with him for half of the week. He has found one in a second hand furniture shop that is £180 and has managed to raise £80 towards it. Would you please give so we can help with the balance?
Both the parents of this young family were working, however one has just been laid off due to Covid-19. They are now struggling to cope, and after paying all their bills they just cannot afford a new washing machine. They cannot go to the laundry house as it’s closed. They have a 14 year old son who has a bladder problems, hence they have to wash every day, sometimes as many as three times a day. They have tried to sell a few items to help towards new bedding. Any help you could give them would make so much difference.
This young family has a 14 year old son who has bladder problems. The mother has been laid off work due to Covid-19. The father is still working but after paying bills and trying to keep up with replacing bedding all the time they are struggling to carry on. The launderette is closed and all the radiators are full and they just cannot keep it up. Any help you could give them to buy a tumble dryer would be so appreciated.
Following bereavement V is unable to work in order to look after children. Several household items have broken down including the built in electric oven. Funds are requested for a replacement. V would very much appreciate any help to buy and fit a replacement. Thank you very much.
This lady has come through our housing project. Through her engagement in the project we have been able to move her on to her own place. We have been able to furnish the flat, however she still needs a microwave. We are continuing to give support to help with medical issues and her mental health.
We really want to help this single mum aged 19. She was kicked out of her family home and ended up roaming the streets. During this time she met her boyfriend and subsequently gave birth to one child, now aged 2, and has another on the way. For a while she lived with the father's family and following that a hostel. She now has a permanent flat and has worked hard equipping it, but needs help to buy an electric cooker. Any help towards this would be wonderful and make her day.
A single mum aged 19 is working hard to equip a flat which she has been very fortunate to secure. The last two years have been extremely difficult, she was kicked out of her home, and spent some time on the streets and in a hostel. She has one child aged 2, and another due very soon. We have already supplied a tumble dryer and we are now hoping to provide and install an electric cooker. Any help towards installation costs would be really appreciated by her and us and enable her to relax a little before the new baby comes along.
Our client is a Polish man on very low income. He is living with his ex wife and this causes huge stress for her, but she feels honour bound to help him as he has severe epilepsy. She cooks often for a friend nearby who suffers from depression and physical ill health. They don't have a microwave and the one they used to have a year or two back they gave it away to a friend as he was in need - now they have no microwave and would find this really useful for all the cooking they do.
L suffers from multiple physical disabilities, including severe back and leg pain, and mental health issues. She is just managing to keep up with priority bills using her limited benefits. She is in desperate need of a new bed, as the one she has currently is broken. A donation would enable her to buy a new bed which would help her to rest and sleep better.
O has finally managed to get out of a homeless hostel and into a new flat. He is incredibly happy and excited to be able to start living independently but he has nothing to help him start his new life. We are working towards various things but he has nothing to cook with at the moment and a cooker would make the world of difference to him. Are you able to help with this at all? Thank you!
This elderly man who has really bad back problems, struggles with mobility and has poor mental health doesn’t have any white goods. A recent visit from a local charity found him living in dire need with no family or friends to help. Members of the local church are decorating his flat for free. If we could fund a cooker, he could once again have hot meals.
J has been sofa surfing with her child (staying with various friends) after the end of her relationship, she now has a flat but no cooker. She had to leave all her belongings behind due to the situation with her ex-partner. She has applied for benefits but will not get any money for 5 weeks. She really needs a cooker so that her child can have hot meals, please help her if you can. Thank you.
G has severe eczema, this means she quite often has open sores and needs to wash her towels and bedding frequently. She is on benefits and has no savings, so sadly she cannot afford to buy herself a washer. Please help her if you can, having a washer in her own home would make such a big difference to her hygiene and well-being. Thank you so much.
G has fled domestic violence, she stayed in a refuge but has now been given a flat for herself and her daughter. She has had some items given to her by friends and has saved up to buy her daughter a bed and mattress, but she really needs help with a cooker so that they can eat hot meals. She is reluctant to ask for help as she has always managed before but starting again is so hard that she really does need a hand. Thank you.
P was working but was furloughed, he then lost his job and is now on benefits. He is applying for jobs but he is used to working in a nightclub, so there aren't many vacancies at the moment. His cooker has broken and he cannot afford to replace it as he has more outgoings than his benefits will cover. He did have savings but he used these whilst he was furloughed to pay his bills. Please help if you can, he is very depressed by the situation and your help would really make a difference to him.
This applicant had a flood in their house and the furniture and fitting got mouldy and the cooker is unfit for use because of the water getting into the electricity. Their landlady has been slow in making good the damage and they are sleeping on a mattress on the floor. All they have is the clothes they stand up in. They would be so grateful for any help that could be given to set them up again.
We are supporting a mum and her young daughter who are waiting to be rehoused very soon after living in temporary accommodation. They are living away from family and friends so have no local support. She has a number of health conditions so having a washing machine will make a huge difference. Please can you help?
This mum lives with her two children and her youngest child has additional needs. Due to his health issues she is having to wash bedding most nights and is struggling to keep on top of the washing. Please can you help this lovely family in a practical way by providing a tumble dryer which would make a huge difference to family life. Thank you.
I have a young mum who needs a fridge desperately. She has recently been housed in a social housing property. There is no money spare after furnishing it with essential items as they are on benefits. Her fridge is faulty. This would greatly benefit them as she would be able to buy fresh food, store and then cook healthy meals for herself and her 1 year old son. She is also is pregnant so healthy eating is a priority for this young mum. She also plans to breastfeed and will need to store her breast milk.
We are supporting a mum who has several health issues, and also contracted Covid-19 earlier this year. She and her 2 children have recently moved and mum has been particularly struggling to have meals without having a table to sit at due to her disability. She has now been given a table, could you help to fund some chairs to help with mealtimes as she also makes a slow recovery from the effects of the virus? Thank you so much.
An urgent washing machine repair is needed by this mother, who is the sole carer for her two primary school aged children. It looks like it needs a new control circuit board. She was made redundant earlier in the year and having been unable to find new work is barely managing on basic state benefits, hence the request for help. She also asked for prayers for her and her family during this difficult period, as she is finding it really hard to cope on her own at home all day.
This lady has been removed from an abusive relationship with two boys under ten years old. Social workers have found her a rented house and the safe house provided her with beds. The social worker found a grant for a cooker and kitchen crockery etc but she is in need of a washing machine. Please can you help her to have a new start and give her boys some security and hope.
This young man has recently been troubled with mental health. He is in a hostel but soon will get keys to an empty flat. His low paid job means he has little money but is trying to plan for his 3 children staying with him at weekends, so he needs a cooker. His ex partner says he is very proud and won't reach out for help, so she is asking on his behalf because, she says, he is in a very bad situation and needs help.
This young man has recently been troubled with mental health. He lives in a hostel but will soon get keys to an empty flat. His low paid job means he has little spare money, but is trying hard to plan for his children who will be staying with him at weekends. He needs help to buy a fridge/freezer. His ex partner says he is very proud and won't reach out for help, so she is asking on his behalf because, she says, he is in a very bad situation and needs help.
This request is for a young mother with two boys under ten years old. She has been removed from an abusive relationship and placed in a safe house. The social worker has found rented accommodation but it is empty. She has obtained a grant for a cooker and kitchen crockery and the safe house has provided her with beds. She is in need of a fridge/freezer and I hope you can look with compassion to provide this item. Thank you for spending time reading this request.
This young mum is in a women's refuge with her 5 month old son having fled domestic violence during her pregnancy. She has no contact with her ex partner and wants a safe and happy life for her son. She is soon being given a home but has no belongings. A cooker would enable her to prepare healthy food as she starts to ween her baby. She wants to give him the best start in life and would be very grateful for help to achieve this.
Sadly this gentleman has separated from his wife and left the family home due to domestic problems. He is on his own in an unfurnished flat above the restaurant where he works. We are helping him so that his 3 children (including a teenager) can visit and stay. He has a low wage, no savings and his family are unable to help. Commitments include rent, mortgage (family home) and maintenance. We have provided things for his flat and food parcels. We want to help further by providing a washing machine.
This young mum is in a women's refuge along with her 5 month old son having fled domestic violence during her pregnancy. She has no contact with her ex partner and wants a safe and happy life for her son. She is soon to be given a home but has no belongings. A fridge/freezer would enable her to budget by batch cooking and freezing healthy meals for her baby, and to keep his milk and food cool. She wants to give him the best start in life and would be very grateful for help to achieve this.
Sadly this gentleman has separated from his wife and left the family home due to domestic problems. He is on his own in an unfurnished flat above the restaurant where he works. We are helping him so that his 3 children (including a teenager) can visit and stay. He has a low wage, no savings and his family are unable to help. Commitments include rent, mortgage (family home) and maintenance. We have provided things for his flat and food parcels. We want to help further by providing a fridge.
A 43 year old single parent refugee with two teen children has been in Leeds in the UK for several years and became unemployed during Covid-19. The used sofa and chair she was able to purchase back then has now fallen apart. The family is sitting on the floor and they are desperate for some furniture. They are not making ends meet during this time and it is having an effect on the children in this family. Please help them with these basic needs as they try to cope during the pandemic.
A has just been discharged from hospital, he has had an operation that means he now needs to take daily medication, a side effect of which is that he can become incontinent and needs to be able to wash his clothes and bedding quickly and often. Hopefully this will improve as he gets used to the medication but at the moment he is struggling without a washer in his home and he is too embarrassed to take his washing to the launderette. Please help him if you can to get his own washer.
This lady suffered domestic violence up until April that was witnessed by her 6 year old daughter. She turned to drugs and her daughter went into care. For 5 months she has been living in a hotel. She now has an unfurnished flat in a new area, she is substance free, quit smoking and is looking forward to a fresh start. She is doing her best to get custody of her daughter. She has problems with her hands - she is undergoing tests for Raynauld’s disease. She needs a washing machine. Can you help this lady?
This lady suffered domestic violence up until April that was witnessed by her 6 year old daughter. She turned to drugs and her daughter went into care. For 5 months she has been living in a hotel. She now has an unfurnished flat in a new area, she is substance free, quit smoking and is looking forward to a fresh start. She is doing her best to get custody of her daughter. She has problems with her hands - she is undergoing tests for Raynauld’s disease. She needs a table and chairs. Can you help this lady?
This lady suffered domestic violence up until April that was witnessed by her 6 year old daughter. She turned to drugs and her daughter went into care. For 5 months she has been living in a hotel. She now has an unfurnished flat in a new area, she is substance free, quit smoking and is looking forward to a fresh start. She is doing her best to get custody of her daughter. She has problems with her hands - she is undergoing tests for Raynauld’s disease. She needs a sofa bed. Can you help this lady?
G has been homeless and is moving into permanent housing. He has almost nothing of his own, and we are trying to support him with white goods and furniture for his unfurnished flat. His most urgent need is for a cooker, which would enable him to cook for himself and eat properly.
S is a disabled lady receiving the Personal Independent Payment. Her marriage has broken down and she has ben allocated a housing association flat. There is no cooker or fridge in the property. She has no spare cash as she is waiting for her application for Universal Credit to be processed. She has had to use the local foodbank to get food. She has sourced second hand white goods but needs help to buy them. Please can you help her?
S is a single mum who escaped her home due to domestic violence. Until recently S has been living in a refuge with her children. S has suffered from mental health issues due to the traumatic experiences endured from her previous relationships. For her fresh start in her new home S hasn't got any furniture or white goods. S would like to prioritize getting beds for the children and a fridge/freezer to store food in for her family.