S had to move out of her council flat as the roof collapsed because of damp. She has had to move to a hostel a long way from home and there is no end date yet. She is sharing a very small space with 2 teenage daughters and has no privacy. In addition she has no white goods and desperately needs a fridge and cooking utensils. Many of her belongings were made unusable by the damp and she is trying very hard to replace them. She would love to be able to store and cook fresh food again.
K is 7 months pregnant and her community mentor has contacted me as ACTS435 advocate to say she needs a replacement washing machine as her current one is very unreliable. This need will be greater once the new baby arrives.
Our Client at the Selby and District Foodbank is in great need of a secondhand washing machine and installation. We are managing to source a good machine with a three-month warranty for £115 including installation. Our Client has three children of school age and a baby. The washing is starting to pile up and they only just now manage to make ends meet. This gift will help them enormously and give them one less thing to worry about. Thank you for your kindness.
P has just moved into a new flat locally with her 5 year old son, who is just starting school. It has taken all her savings to pay the deposit for the new flat which is unfurnished and in addition her son needs uniform for school. P is currently needing to use the local food bank to help make ends meet. Any help towards some basic furniture to turn this flat into a home would be greatly appreciated.
A's relationship has broken down. His partner has moved out and taken both children's beds with her, but the children (aged 10 and 4) are with their father 2 nights a week and every weekend. They have to have his bed and he's on the sofa. He works but is in a low paid job and has no savings, so cannot afford the outlay for new furniture.
G is a single mum with two young children and is in desperate need of a fridge freezer and cooker. The family have been in temporary accommodation and are now being moved into a council residence. G is struggling with depression and struggles to cope with her child’s disabilities. G’s recent relationship breakdown has caused financial difficulties and so she cannot afford to buy these items and they are not provided for her in her new accommodation.
This young man is 24 and has moved into his first home. He has set himself up really well, but needs a fridge/freezer so he can maintain his healthy diet and save his money by being able to store it. He suffers from autism, a back condition and poor mental health. He doesn't let any of that stop him, he volunteers in the community to give back to those around him. A fridge freezer would help him settle into a routine, and save money as he is on benefits, which would improve his mental health.
Single man has moved into a new flat with no cooker, microwave, fridge. He had to move because his wife attacked him with a knife and accused him of attacking her, so he had to leave everything behind and move out. We’ve provided a kettle and a toaster, and the local food bank has provided food to keep him going. He is devastated by the situation he finds himself in. His benefit claim has stopped due to the “change in circumstances” and he has put in a new claim for Universal Credit.
This mum of 3, and one due soon, needs beds for her 2 boys. She has moved from Manchester to escape her violent and unfaithful husband. He does not support the family but they just about manage on benefits, however they struggle because they incurred moving costs which have put a strain on their finances. She was given some furniture including an old double bed which the boys use but it is broken and had been thrown outside and is not clean. Help towards bunk beds would be really appreciated.
This single mother is on benefits due to a long term health condition. She has two boys aged 13 and 7, the 7 year old has additional behavioural needs. The family have just moved into a more suitable house but need a number of items including a fridge, freezer, cooker and a bed for the 13 year old child. Mum agrees that the cooker is the most urgent item and any help from Acts would benefit them greatly.
This lady lives with her son in a 2 bed house. She has recently taken in her daughter and grandchild after they lost their home. She is desperately in need of a larger fridge freezer to store food for the expanded household. She lives on her pension and suffers with arthritis. Please would you help her with a donation to improve her quality of life. Thank you.
This single mum with five children aged between five and fourteen has just moved into the area, and is waiting for her benefits to be sorted. She has a support worker helping her but no means of help from family. She has been going to the shop every day, which has been really hard, because she has no fridge freezer at all and cannot store food. This young mum is very emotional and struggling, and would be so grateful for your help.
This 37 year old woman who is pregnant with her first child is in the recovery stage for breast cancer. Following a breakdown in her relationship, she became homeless and was eventually moved into a hotel. Now she is being moved again into temporary accommodation, which is completely unfurnished. She is on benefit income and cannot afford white goods. A local charity will supply a cooker and a fridge but she needs a washing machine and has seen one for £110. She would be grateful for any help.
S is a single Mum to a 2 yr old and is pregnant with her second child. She has no one to support her. Having been living in a hostel, this little family has been given their own place, but it has no washing machine. All clothes and bedding are being washed by her in the bath, which is difficult and raising concerns about hygiene.
C is a single mother of an 18 month old who is moving after a relationship breakdown which meant moving in with her mum, where they have been living in overcrowded conditions. C has recently been allocated a flat through Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. She has a lot of expenses associated with moving in and isn't entitled to much help from elsewhere as she is working. She particularly faces a problem with being able to afford a fridge or carpets. Help towards this would be amazing.
Our client is a single parent on benefits. Her child's wardrobe, which has been handed down from the child's grandparents to our client then to her child, has broken and a replacement is urgently required. A serviceable second hand one will suffice- the amount requested includes delivery.
This young lady is a care leaver and has just got her first house for herself and her baby. She is getting help with some furnishings from Children's Services but is struggling with independent living after life in the children's home. She has just been changed from Income Support to Universal Credit. She gets no help from the baby's father. She is learning to cook but is in need of a freezer to be able to shop and cook more economically.
D has just been giving a studio flat. He needs a sofa bed that he can use as a seat during the day and as a bed to sleep at night. D has been living with a friend but there have been problems lately so he's happy to have a place of his own now. He is using his duvet to sleep on the floor until he gets the sofa bed.
Our client lives with his partner and her 3 children. They are on benefits as he is disabled with mobility problems. They need a fridge freezer as their old one has broken down- both parts of it have broken. They would be happy with a reconditioned one. This amount would also cover the delivery.
G is a single woman with numerous health concerns. She is currently off work sick and is on benefits. She is also paying back some debts and is struggling to afford the costs of daily living. G needs a new sofa as her current one is broken, but she cannot afford to buy a new one.
K has suffered from stomach illness most of her life, and is forced to spend a lot of time in bed. She lives with her husband in a single bedroom bungalow and has to sleep in the lounge so that her husband can get some sleep. At present she sleeps on a camping bed and this is causing further problems with her back and legs. K and her husband are saving to buy an orthopaedic bed. These beds are expensive and any help you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.
This young woman was living in temporary accommodation with her two young children, but she has just moved into an unfurnished council tenancy. She is in urgent need of an electric cooker so she can prepare proper meals for her children, but she cannot afford to buy one from her Income Support and child related benefits. I would be very grateful if you could help her. Many thanks.
Christians Against Poverty are working with a gentleman who has been homeless on and off for many years. He finally has a flat and is getting settled. He is working with CAP to become debt free and have a fresh start. He has most things he needs in his flat now but has no cooker. We would like to raise some money for a cooker for him. He has made so many positive changes and we would like to provide him with a cooker for his flat.
Due to domestic violence the applicant has been left with nothing and had to relocate for her and her 4 small children’s safety. Although she needs a lot more stuff, she said her priority was a washing machine to wash her children’s clothes.
A single asylum seeking mum, with her one month old son, living in Leeds has been supported with some items from our charity. We don't have a cot to give and she doesn't have enough funds to purchase one and a few additional items for her son. (She also needs a warm blanket now that it is getting colder, and formula as he is occasionally bottle fed.) We have now helped her to find a cot from a second-hand seller, but we need your help to raise the funds required. Thank you for considering this request.
PS has just been given a new tenancy after being street homeless. He has nothing except some clothes. We would like to be able to offer PS a double bed, sofa, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a mini oven and hob. He has a daughter and would love for her to visit at the weekends, so this furniture would make his new flat feel more homely. Thank you.
E has had a struggle with having to move home and has been a victim of bullying for many years. She has recently been given some accommodation after having to leave the family home. She currently has part time work whilst continuing at college but cannot afford a bed.
G had no cooker but thanks to the generosity of donations through Acts 435 we were able to purchase one for her. However, some further funding is needed to cover delivery and wiring. G is battling various medical issues as well as bringing up her teenage son, and would be very grateful for your help.
This 40 year old lady became homeless when her relationship broke down. She moved into a privately rented home with her baby but the housing benefit does not cover all of her rent. This leaves her with very little income to pay for household essentials. She is in receipt of income support and child benefit and cannot afford a bed. She has been sleeping on the floor for the past 10 months which is now giving her a lot of back pain. She would be most grateful for any help.
H has been moved by the council and her new flat has nothing in it at all. She has spent all her savings on carpets and needs a cooker to make healthy food, especially since she has dietary problems. H is on a state pension and housing benefit and this request is very urgent. Please help if you can.
C has just had her first baby and been rehoused. She is doing a great job, has lots of support from Social Services and is making really good decisions (stopping smoking etc). However, when she moved in she didn't have any white goods, and her Universal Credit application has not been straight forward, so she has immediately fallen into debt. We are trying to help her negotiate this, but in the meantime would like to help her get a washing machine - which she needs with a little one! Thanks
This young lady has been living in a supported family house for just over 12 months, due to domestic violence at home and child protection issues. The family have worked hard, and are now stable and ready to move into their own home. They have been offered a tenancy by a local housing association, but need help to make the house their home, and to purchase basic household items so that they can manage to look after themselves and start re-building their lives.
T is a single lady who lives in Canterbury. She has been working with Christians Against Poverty and has recently gone debt free through a Debt Relief Order. Her fridge has now blown up and she cannot afford to replace it. Your help in providing for this very necessary item is very much appreciated.
PP has been rehoused after a period of time in a women's refuge with her 15yr old daughter. Together over the past few months they have managed to source most items for the home but are desperate for a hoover to enable them to keep their home tidy. They are doing amazingly. Thank you in advance
This lady has been working with Christians Against Poverty, she is doing very well and working part-time to keep her finances in order. Now her washing machine has burned out and she is not able to afford to replace it herself. She has no access to a laundrette and so needs a new machine as soon as possible please. Help with this will be a real encouragement to her.
T is a young woman who has recently been left by her partner who has removed all of his belongings from their previously shared flat, leaving her without a bed and with only a couple of plates and bowls and a handful of cutlery. She is therefore sleeping on a sofa and, although she loves to cook, making do without any pots and pans. T has a criminal record but wants to put the past behind her and make a new start. She is highly motivated to find work, whether in a voluntary or paid capacity,