J is currently living with his pregnant partner and their young child, he also has a daughter who is currently under special guardianship with his mum. They live in one room in a B&B with a shared kitchen. J has asked if there is any way we could get them a freezer as they are currently unable to keep food and they are shopping every day for fresh food which is obviously taking up a lot of their money.
When we first met J he was sleeping in a tent. He recently had a heart attack and although in supported housing has been actively working with support workers to be offered his own accommodation. Naturally he is over the moon to finally have his own place. He does however need some help in acquiring white goods and needs a fridge.
This young family need a new oven. They are currently using a microwave and struggling to make nutritious meals for themselves and their two children. They are on benefits and are unable to pay for the new oven. This donation would help this young family to make fresh start and be able too cook healthy meals.
A man has come into the Foodbank seeking help. He was made homeless because he ended up in hospital due to mental health difficulties. He has recently been housed but unfortunately the flat isn't furnished. He needs a bed, a fridge and a microwave. Can you help him?
N is a gentleman who is unable to work. He needs a new washing machine as his present one has broken down and cannot be mended. He is struggling to take clothes to the launderette and a washing machine of his own would help him significantly. Any help would be appreciated.
K is a mother of 4 who has just lost her mum. She is on benefits and has a small amount of debt which means she has little spare money. Her washing machine broke 3 months ago and she has been relying upon the help of a neighbour for her washing. Her children are not able to go through the night as yet and so washing mounts up very quickly. Please could you help K to get a new washing machine of her own.
A has been suffering from serious mental health issues for her whole life. She has personality disorder and finds every day tasks extremely challenging. She lives on her own and her cooker has broken down. She is completely unable to afford a replacement on her own. £100 of kind donations towards a new cooker would be a massive help to her situation.
Unfortunately this single parent family's washing machine broke over Christmas. They have three children aged one, five and eight years old. They moved last year into a house that had bed bugs and it is so important to wash everything regularly and they have no finances spare to pay for a washing machine as they are on benefits. Please help with this request.
We are supporting an older Mum who lives alone with her 5 year old son and has no washing machine. The little boy is on the pathway for ADHD and has challenging behaviour. Mum has suffered from previous domestic abuse and has severe anxiety. Having no washing machine is causing her a great deal of extra work and is time consuming. The family have few resources and this added stress means she is struggling to manage. Please can we help the family by enabling them to get a washing machine. Many Thanks.
This Mum is a single parent to 5 children aged between 5 to 19 years old. The eldest child has learning and physical disabilities including being blind. The family have been through a difficult time and have recently moved home. Mum has suffered domestic abuse and has poor mental health. The family's fridge/freezer has broken and they cannot afford to replace this. The family have no support and limited resources, the fridge/freezer is needed for them all to ensure good health and food hygiene. Many thanks.
This Mum has 3 young children and has little support. Mum's eldest child is 8 years old and has autism, he has challenging behaviour and cannot be left alone. At present Mum is struggling to keep the children safe as she has no stair gates so cannot leave the younger children in a room safely, or her son, as he has no awareness of danger. Mum has little resources and for safety reasons would find the stair gates really helpful. Many thanks.
N is a single mum to a 9 year old son. Her partner left them both with no warning, emptied all the bank accounts and hasn't been in contact to support them since then. She sold everything she had to keep their house, but they were made homeless because she couldn't keep up with all the bills. They have been living in a hostel but now have the chance of a local authority place to live. It has no white goods and they cannot afford anything. We can source a second hand fridge freezer for them with this money. Thank you.
This Mum is parent to 5 children aged between 3 and 10 years old. Mum lives with her partner who is Dad to her 3 year old twins. Mum has a 6 year old son who is on the autistic spectrum and her 5 year old son has been through a very difficult time. Mum suffers with poor mental health and anxiety due to a previous domestically violent relationship and struggles with the demands of a young family. A tumble dryer would help alleviate some of this stress of caring for the family and keep her health stable. Many thanks.
A was asked to leave his family home 5 years ago following a breakdown and has not seen his family since, as they fail to understand his underlying mental health issues. He is engaging well with support in managing his finances, but his income only just covers rent and bills, and he sometimes has to go without meals. Having been in a temporary hostel, he has been matched to a flat but it is unfurnished. We have been donated a mattress, but would love to be able to get a bed frame for it to go on.
T has been rough sleeping, but is now being supported into his own tenancy. The property is completely unfurnished and T has no furniture or savings to purchase any. We have supported him with a starter pack of bedding and essential household items, and we have been donated a mattress, but we would love to be able to purchase a bed frame to put the mattress on.
This client recently moved into an unfurnished property after fleeing a domestic abuse relationship along with her 17 year old. She has anxiety and depression as well as sciatica in her back, all of which are linked to the trauma of severe domestic abuse. The client is on a low income, in receipt of Universal Credit and child benefit and has very little income spare after essential costs. The client cared for her mother for 15 years until her death recently, this has caused her to have a breakdown. Can you help her to get a fridge freezer?
P and J have been rough sleeping, sofa surfing and living in substandard accommodation for the last 4-5 years. They are now engaging with services, have been supported into their first tenancy and have slowly been building on making the property a home. They have painted with a supported paint package, and bought what they can from their benefit payment. Both are engaging extremely well with support services and are settling into their home, but they would really benefit from a washing machine.
This 62 year old woman lives alone in a council property. She has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and often has difficulty breathing. She is also being assessed for learning disabilities. Her white goods are in an appalling state. The fridge freezer is 40 years old and the door is falling off. The others no longer work. A local charity has agreed to supply a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Money for a reconditioned washing machine would really help her.
J is a single father who is currently jobless. His tumble dryer and TV are broken and his only income is from Universal Credit. He is being helped with food from the Fareshare Food Bank at East Oldham Methodist church. Could you help him to replace these items?
M has recently been granted 'leave to remain' in the United Kingdom. He has no family support and is a vulnerable young man who is trying to be independent. He needs a cooker to help with cooking on a budget. He is being supported by the Ancora 'Help through crisis' project.
J was referred to us by the local food bank. She is struggling financially and has no storage for her daughter, which is causing much anxiety. They had been forced to move with not much notice a couple of years ago and since then had slowly been buying all their furniture. Having a wardrobe wasn't a priority but J's daughter's mental health has been affected by the move and having her clothes strewn around isn't helping her move on. J has many issues but getting storage would help so much.
K is on Universal Credit and has seen a big drop in the amount of benefits he is getting, and he is really struggling. He is having to use a local foodbank and has been without an oven for several months as he cannot afford to purchase one. Any help given towards this would be greatly appreciated.
B is a single mother of 2 children who suddenly and unexpectedly lost her job in August and is looking for further employment. She had accumulated a number of debts and is now struggling to the meet the repayments. B managed to purchase beds for her children just before she lost her job, however B is currently sleeping on just an old mattress on the floor and it would mean the world to be able to get a good night’s sleep to help her deal with her problems.
S is a 52 year old lady who is moving out of a women's refuge and into a completely empty flat to start her life over. She will be getting Universal Credit but the rent will take half of this every month. She really needs help so that she can begin with the basic necessities. She will get advice as to how to organise her finances etc. but a contribution towards setting up her new life would be very welcome.
This chap has been living at home with his mum and has a carer for a few hours a week due to his additional needs. He is now moving into his new home on his own. The council has provided a bed, cooker, fridge/freezer etc but he has no money for plates, pans, bedding, or a hoover. Your help will really make a big difference to him settling into his first independent home.
This Mum has lost her job where she was working as a admin assistant local to her home. She loved her job and was made redundant and has been trying to find a new one but isn't having much luck. She cannot apply for benefits as her husband is in the UK on a work permit. So Mum has to financially support her husband and 3 children. Her fridge is currently broken and she is unable to replace it at the moment. Can you help her?
R is a 67 year old lady, a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client who suffers from ill health and is going blind. She lives near a river and twice her house has been flooded. The first time her insurance company went bankrupt. The second time her insurance did not cover flooding. She lost everything including all her carpets. Although she has been donated many rugs, they are dirty and need constant cleaning. The dirt exacerbates her ill health. She needs a robust carpet cleaner to keep her rugs clean and to help her health. Thank you.
This young lady is a single parent moving into her first home with her baby. She is on benefits and doesn’t have a washing machine. She doesn't have any spare money at the moment, so could you help her? A washing machine would make this stressful time a little easier for them.
This couple are on benefits so have a very low income. Recently their cooker broke and they desperately need it replacing so that they can cook and eat healthy meals. They have requested help to buy a second hand cooker, and any help that you could give them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
L has lived in various shared accommodations and been homeless over the last few years. He has finally been offered a room with ongoing support through a local housing scheme. He has a double bed frame in the room but no mattress and is unable to buy this himself as he receives only Universal Credit which doesn't allow for such large expenditure.
This young family moved from supported living to independent living in Truro. They have a child who is 9 months old, and are currently working with a social worker. Both parents have had social care intervention throughout their lives and are both accessing WILD groups and 1:1 work. Dad is currently awaiting a cognitive ability assessment and has last week been made redundant from his part time job. Both parents claim Universal Credit. When they move into independent accommodation they require a washing machine which is vital. Can you help them with their fresh start?
This man was categorised as homeless. Now, after a year, he has been given a bed sit to rent but it is unfurnished. He has no money to buy white goods or furniture, and desperately needs a fridge freezer so that he doesn't have to buy fresh goods all the time. Your help to give him a positive fresh start would be really appreciated.
C is on disability benefit as she is three-quarters blind and is struggling with her bills and is having to get help from a foodbank. Her cooker has broken and she has no spare money to purchase another so any help given towards this will be greatly appreciated.
H is living in overcrowded accommodation with her four children and grandchild. H is currently sharing a single bed with one of her daughters. Her family desperately need some new beds to fit in with their living situation, to make sure they can all have a good night's sleep. We have managed to secure one bed for the family but need to purchase a mattress and another bed.
A has had a burglary. Amongst other things she has had the money stolen that she was saving up for a new washing machine. She is devastated as she has been saving for a while and with such a low income it will take a long time to save the money again. A is a woman who lives alone and has very fragile mental health. We have contact with her through a Wellbeing cafe where she occasionally comes to make friends with other people. It would help to restore her confidence to give her a gift.
T split with his partner 12 months ago. This left him devastated and he has been plagued with mental health problems ever since. He lost his job, and now has large deductions from his benefits to pay off a budgeting loan taken out for furniture for his unfurnished flat. This is leaving him in financial hardship. He has never been able to afford a cooker and being able to cook and eat properly would have a big, positive impact on his mental health. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
C has lived in her present flat for about a year. She was working until last Summer, but became pregnant and had to leave her job. She struggles with debt, but with the help of friends and family has managed to get most of the things she needs for her flat. However, she has never been able to afford a vacuum cleaner and has been managing with a dustpan and brush. With the baby due shortly she would really appreciate help in getting a vacuum cleaner so she can get her carpets properly clean.
A 31 year old asylum seeker has had his phone stolen and now has no means to contact his family who are in danger regularly in Egypt. He is desperate to make contact with them and has saved a few pounds from his limited benefit. He asked for the funds to purchase a used phone and to get enough credit to check on them as needed. Please help him reduce his stress and keep contact with his family.
This client sadly had a house fire, and because of the damage they had to be moved into assisted accommodation after. Their oven then broke down and the housing association won't help them to replace it. They can't afford to do this themselves, so could you support them?
This client is in need of a cooker. They are currently using a gas stove to cook with, but they aren't strong enough to connect the gas cylinder themselves. They fortunately have been given a microwave recently, but a cooker would really make a difference.
J is a young mother of 3 children, one of whom has ADHD and Autism. They live in a 2 bedroom house. The autistic daughter has a room of her own and the other two children sleep in J's room, one actually in her bed - a single bed as there is not enough room for a double. A bunk bed would ease their situation and make sleeping better. J is currently on child benefits, carer's allowance and income support and is therefore not in a position to buy the beds herself. Please help in any way that you can.
This young Mum S has just had her first baby and moved from her Mum's house into a new home with her partner. S's partner is working but his job is not well paid. They are managing to meet their bills but there is nothing left over to furnish the flat. With an eight week old baby they are desperate for a washing machine. Please can you help? They would be immensely grateful.
G is a single Mum with 2 young children and is desperate to replace her broken fridge freezer. She is unable to return to work as her 6 month old baby has been diagnosed with a long term illness. Maternity pay is ending and she will only receive Universal Credit. She sees no way of replacing the fridge freezer. This Mum is trying so hard to provide for her young family after fleeing from a difficult relationship, but she is really struggling. She is very grateful for any help that you can give. Thank you.
A's landlord was bullying her so the council agreed to move her to housing association accommodation in the next month. The kitchen is very short of white goods so any help would be gratefully received. A is a single mum with 3 daughters, one of whom is living with poor mental health and working spasmodically with the Collaboration Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). The family relies on benefits so their budget is tight. Thank you!
L is currently living in supported housing with his baby. He is struggling to keep the flat tidy. Having a chest of drawers would give him somewhere to keep the baby items that he needs. He suffers with anxiety and WILD are supporting him with some of his emotional needs.
This young lady is a client of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) who is on Universal Credit and struggling to cope with debts. She is a single mother with a 2 year old child and is expecting a second child in two months. Her microwave is unsafe and she uses it to heat her baby's milk. She needs to obtain a new microwave as soon as possible. Any help would be very much appreciated.
L has eczema, he has regular hospital appointments for treatment but some of the creams he uses rub off on his bed sheets and he has to wash his bedding very frequently. She currently uses a launderette, but this is expensive and she would like to be able to buy a washing machine, so that she can wash her bedding and clothing at home. If you could help L to buy a washing machine it would make a huge difference to her. Thank you
T is single mother of 3 children under the age of 8 and is in receipt of benefits. The children's father is not helping her out and has not been for some time. She is struggling with some debt and trying to manage on her income from benefits. She was given a second-hand cooker about a year ago but that is now smoking and not safe to use. She doesn't have enough money to buy another one. She is managing using a chip pan and a microwave but is concerned that she is not able to make healthy meals for her children.
The client is a young lone parent to an 18 month old. She became homeless a year ago at just 19 years old and went to 'sofa surf' with her baby at a friend's house. This situation was not suitable for the family and they have since found themselves homeless again. They have recently been housed in an unfurnished council property and lack the basic white goods and furniture. The client is in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit so she has no spare funds after essential costs to buy these items.
A has been in hospital for a lengthy admission. She is a hoarder and her entire flat has had to be emptied by a house clearance due to infestation of various sources, mainly damp and rotten furniture. She is ready for discharge and needs a bed as she had to throw literally everything in her flat away. She is not able to be discharged until she has a bed to sleep on, but due to her financial situation she is unable to afford a new bed from her benefits. We'd love to get her into her new home and recuperating.
M has been homeless for two years, he has mental health problems and is very wary of people. He has finally been offered a furnished property but he is still sleeping on the floor as the bed he has been given is very soft and he has a back injury that means he is better sleeping on a very firm surface. Please could you help him to buy a new bed and mattress so he can finally get a good night's sleep? Thank you.
B lives with her husband and six children (ages 1-12) in a damp house. They are struggling financially even though her husband works. B has been living in the UK for one year. She needs wardrobes for her children (£15 each). At the moment they use broken plastic containers. She needs stairgates to keep her one year old out of the kitchen and another for the stairs (£14 each). B and her husband currently sleep in a broken, single bed. They are hoping to replace this with a double bed (£25). Thank you.
A is about to move into a new property having just been given care of her child. She has previously suffered from addiction and mental health issues, so this will be a new start for her. She really needs a new cooker to make this move successful and to be able to cook healthy meals for herself and her child, but is unable to afford this herself. Any help you could give her would be really appreciated.
A is moving into her new property and has just been given care of her child. She has previously suffered with mental health issues and addiction, so this will be a fresh start for her. She really needs a fridge to make this move successful, and is unable to afford this herself. Could you help her?
This client is a single parent to 3 children ages 7, 8 and 10. She had to move when her landlord sold her property. She suffers from spinal problems and is awaiting surgery. She has a suitable bed base but her mattress is very old and the springs are coming out. She needs a safe and suitable mattress due to her health situation - the current situation is exacerbating her back problem and leaving her in pain. We are including delivery costs due to client's lack of transport and poor health.
D has sciatica which affects his hip and leg, he finds it really hard to sit down comfortably and cannot sit for any length of time. He has been advised to get a firm high backed chair, which should help his condition. He has been trying to save from his benefits and has managed to get some money towards the purchase, but it taking a while to get the money together and in the meantime his condition is getting worse. Please could you help him with a donation towards the cost? Thank you.
I, his partner and their three children have recently been granted leave to remain in the country as refugees. Having been housed in temporary accommodation, they are now moving into their own unfurnished property. They are being supported by the council, but have no savings to purchase a cooker, washing machine or fridge freezer, so are unable to wash their clothes or to cook proper meals and eat adequately.
This client is a young single mum aged 19 years old on benefits who has just been given a home. It is her first home and she is in need of a fridge freezer. This will help her with the cost of cooking and storing her baby’s food but she cannot afford to buy one herself. Can you help?
This young woman has recently given birth to her first child. Prior to the birth she fled an abusive relationship and since then she has been living in a mother and baby unit. A parenting assessment has just been carried out so she has now moved into an unfurnished council property. She is in need of a washing machine so she can keep on top of her laundry as she cannot access a laundrette and cannot afford to purchase a washing machine from her benefits. I hope you can consider helping. Many thanks.
This single mum with 4 children has a refrigerator that has broken and cannot be repaired. She receives Universal Credit and has to use a foodbank to make ends meet. She has no savings and no way to replace her refrigerator. Could you help please?
M is a young mum, currently on maternity leave from work, and she has just been offered her own council accommodation. She has been using savings to pay for carpeting and decorating to make the home comfortable for her and her 5 month old daughter. All the house needs now is a cooker, but there are no savings left to be able to purchase one herself. Can you help her?
This 39 year old lady is a mother of two. Her home has recently had a pest infestation. She really needs some new wardrobes so that she can protect her clothing from the pests, but she is unable to afford this herself. She would be so grateful for any help you can give her.
This client is a 23 year old girl who came out of care when she was 18 and set up a home for herself. However recently her cooker has broken. She is on benefits and suffering from ill health. Can we help her to replace her cooker? It would help her to eat properly which she really needs.
KA has is 21 years old and is estranged from her family, she lives alone but has no cooker, the one she bought second hand has broken and she cannot afford to have it repaired or buy a replacement. She has been eating takeaways but these are expensive and not healthy, she would prefer to cook her own hot meals. Could you help her to buy a mini oven and hob? If she had one she would be able to cook for herself. Thank you for considering this request.
S has been referred to us by a local church who are supporting her. S has learning difficulties and has been forced to flee her previous home because of bullying, threats and intimidation from her neighbours. The house she has moved into has no cooker and S has no means of preparing a hot, cooked meal. Please help us to purchase a cooker for her.
This mum and her daughter found that their bed had broken when moving house. They are both claiming benefits and can't afford to buy a new bed. They are currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Can you help us?
This client and her daughter recently moved home, and in moving found that their bed had broken. They cannot afford to replace their bed, so they are currently sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Can you help them to replace their bed so that they can sleep well at night?
Our client is on Universal Credit and is trying to save money by batch cooking but doesn't have a freezer to store food. He has come through our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Help and is debt free but just doesn't have enough disposable income to buy white goods outright. He is attending our CAP Job Club to help find work but can you help him in the meantime?
This client is a young mother working full time on a low wage. She is in desperate need of a cooker as hers has broken, she can raise part of the money towards one but not all of it. It would cost more money to get it fixed than it would to buy a new one. This is causing her a lot of stress as eating properly is so important to her. She will not go into debt for an oven as this would bring a lot of hardship which she does not want.