Toby and his partner Jill have been struggling with their old electric cooker for years, and now it has broken down altogether. They've been living on fish and chips and sandwiches for a while, rather than asking for help for a new cooker. There is no prospect of them having any spare cash to buy one themselves, and Citizens Advice believe that they can source a new cooker with help from Acts 435 combined with another charity. A kind donation will enable Toby and Jill to eat healthily again.
Peter is working with Christians Against Poverty to clear his debts. He has severe COPD & is unable to walk very far. His washing machine has broken & he is having to ask neighbours if they will do his washing for him. This is obviously a difficult arrangement & he would be so grateful if the money could be raised to buy him a secondhand washing machine. Thank you
R has a wife with multiple health issues and a young child. They only receive Employment Support Allowance and find it hard to make ends meet. They are working with Christians Against Poverty to manage their debts.Their washing machine is too old to repair. Can you please help them get another one.
This is a fresh start for this man, who has been in and out of prison, a marriage breakdown and a period of being homeless. He is desperate to make a go of things in a new flat, as he has a 2-year old son living close by, and he wants to be a better father. Moving into a new flat on your own is never easy, particularly when you have nothing. A local church and charity are helping to do what they can to support him, provide household items, but he needs a cooker if his son is going to visit.
This 37 year old lady is a single mum to a 9 year old son. She was forced to move house when the landlord sold her privately rented home without giving her any prior warning. She became homeless and had to move to a hostel until the council could offer her a suitable home. Her new flat is unfurnished and she has struggled to buy essential items as she receives a low wage for her part time work. She is still needs a washing machine and your contribution towards this would be most appreciated.
This 55 year old man had to be moved from his last property because he was being financially exploited. He is now in supported housing, which is much safer. He is alcohol dependent but has just been through detox and is trying to get his life back on course. He also suffers from depression. His previous property was fully furnished, so he needs some basic items and a local charity has supplied him with a fridge. He would be grateful for help with a microwave and $60 would cover this.
C lives with a disability -she has severe arthritis and fybromyalgia, and is currently appealing against the decision to stop her disability payment, which is causing her lots of stress. Her oven door is now broken, and its not worthwhile spending out on a repair as the oven is quite old so she's now looking out for a good second hand one. Any help would be greatly appreciated by C. Thank you!
young couple with a new baby are unable to afford a new cooker and theirs has only one ring working on the hob and the oven is not working either. Dad is working but is on a zero hours contract and doesn't always get full time hours.
This family on low income have been working with Social Services since September following a serious infestation of their property. Every item in the house had to be disposed of so they are now starting from scratch to furnish their home. Some essential items have been provided by agencies but Mum and Dad are without a bed and sleeping on the floor. Please can you help them in this fresh start and provide them with a double bed so they can have a good night's sleep.
B has been paying a high amount for her council pack, & by replacing it with goods from a local recycling shop she can save £24 a month. She has 4 children & this money will be better spent on other needs. She is working with us to address her income and outgoings and would be grateful for help in buying 3 chest of drawers, a table and chairs and 2 wardrobes. She has been clearing her debts and working towards managing her finances so the family aren't reliant on credit. Thank you for any help.
G has been working well with budgeting, and is very grateful for the washing machine we have been able to order for her but just needs some extra money to pay for the delivery and fitting.
KP is a single parent, on a low income. Her washing machine broke down. She cannot afford to repair or replace it. She spends a lot of time volunteering, for which she has a uniform and her son is of school age and needs to wear uniform too. She is struggling to manage having to wash everything in the sink. She has no family support and cannot afford weekly visits to launderette. Any help towards a new washing machine so she can avoid buying one on credit would be greatly appreciated!
This 36 year old lady was living with her mother until being forced to leave when she had a baby. She had been employed as a care assistant in a nursing home so had no savings and was only in receipt of a small maternity allowance. She went to live at a hostel for homeless mothers and children and has now been offered a council flat. She has no money to furnish her home so the Salvation Army have been helping he. She still needs a fridge freezer and your donations would be most appreciated.
P is in his 30's and a single parent of 2 children of 11 and 7 years old, he has been unemployed for a long time and consequently struggling to replace any white goods or large items in the home. P is in debt but has decided to seek help in dealing with this. Getting P a second hand washer would help him practically & be an encouragement in knowing there is help to be had and a way to sort out the difficulties in his life. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
V is a young, single mum who has just moved into new accommodation with her baby. She currently has no cooker and would be very grateful to receive one.
V is a young single mum who has recently moved into new accommodation with her baby. She hopes to get a new cooker but needs help to pay for its delivery and installation.
P has had his benefits stopped and is in the process of appealing. He is being supported by our food bank. He has no cooker and cannot afford even the basics at present. Any support at all would be greatly appreciated.
B is on universal credit and has a very low income from a part-time job which pays the minimum wage. As a result he is struggling with day to day living. He has to pay rent even though he does not earn enough to pay tax. He is working hard at our job club as he wants a full time job. He does not have the money for a freezer and any help would be appreciated.
I is a refugee who has recently acquired her own accommodation. She has no white goods at all and is relying on charities to furnish her home. The only money she has is her child benefit and income support. Any help to buy a cooker would be very much appreciated.
E has 2 small children, struggling with spiraling debts, we have arranged a debt relief order, E's dryer broke down recently , her 1 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with bronchiolitis. Any help to replace the dryer to ensure the air in the house is kept dry healthy throughout the winter would be much appreciated.
This woman is deaf and has just moved into an unfurnished council tenancy following a relationship breakdown and a few months of living in a hostel. She has few personal possessions and is struggling to purchase household items and appliances from her benefit income. She needs a fridge freezer as she is only able to shop once a week, so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
To buy new carpet or lino to replace temporary old carpet to make new flat, which client moved into in August from temporary living in St Petrocs (which provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall), safe for 3 year old son's visits.
Louise & her partner have been homeless for 5 months but have now got a flat to move into in November, but after deposit/rent up front, etc cannot afford to furnish. On Universal Credit - both Louise and partner have mental health issues that prevent them from working. Requesting £120 to get bed and wardrobe from good local 2nd hand suppliers.
K has moved into the area recently, and is a single mother to 4 boys under the age of 8. She left last property as the children were witnessing domestic abuse. We have managed to get a cooker, beds, and other furniture items for the family, but they desperately need a washing machine, and have no financial means of obtaining one. Finances are stretched at the moment, and coming up to Christmas it is going to be a difficult time for the family. Karen would be appreciative assistance given.
J is a young man who has recently moved into shared accommodation. Unfortunately he is still awaiting his benefit payment to come through. He is currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor only and is in need of a bed base.
A lady who is having breast cancer treatment is struggling with debt and needs a washing machine. Would you be able to help ease her situation by giving towards the cost of a new machine?
K and her long term partner recently separated, leaving K struggling financial with 3 children and significant financial problems, her washing machine stopped working. K is currently using a launderette which is expensive and time consuming as K works full time and its hard to fit it in around her work commitments. Any donations will allow her to to replace her washing machine.
K and her long term partner recently separated, leaving K struggling financial with 3 children and significant financial problems. Her debts have mounted over the last 12 months and she has used multiple payday lenders to make ends meet. In need of a tumble dryer, K is currently using a launderette which is expensive and time consuming as K works full time and its hard to fit it in around her work commitments. Any donations will allow her to replace her dryer.
Can you help a couple who are on an extremely low income furnish their bedroom? Wife struggles with depression, and husband has mild learning difficulties. They do well to live off their benefits, but have nothing left for items such as carpets and furnishing. Their church is helping with carpet, and they eagerly need a wardrobe and chest of drawers to store their clothes out of the damp.They work hard to make their home a "safe place" for them both, and this would help greatly,
Family of five recently granted political asylum from Azerbaijan and given a council house have no cooker, washing machine or many other household items. They are managing very well but a cooker is a basic priority. Dad is looking for work but has been suffering from depression.
Single young man with "Williams Syndrome" starting out on his own for the first time and is in social housing. He needs a washing machine and fridge/freezer as there are no appliances there. He is on Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance and so has no extra money to pay for these things. He is looking forward to making himself a real home to call his own.
C is a single mum looking after her severely autistic son (6). His condition has lead to them both being housebound for 4 years. He has continually soiled in the Mum's bed to the point it is unusable. C does not have her own bank account, so was using her adult daughters account, but the daughter's partner has stolen all the money leaving them with nothing. This is a desperate situation that needs intervention and providing a mattress will take a small amount of stress off her shoulders.
Louise has a responsible job, but sadly she had a breakdown in August & was admitted to hospital. As a result of this, she was registered homeless. She has now secured a place to live & moves in this week. She has had a number of items donated, but she is desperately in need of an electric cooker. Please can you help Louise with this new start?
Applicant is starting out again and is in need of a cooker and fridge