A has been newly rehoused from a hotel and hasn't previously owned anything. A is in need of household furniture and necessities. A has no income and is dependent on the support from the community. Any donation that you could give would be really appreciated.
K is a single mum financially struggling with bills and is in need of household items like a toaster and a washer. K could really use the help getting household essentials. K would use this financial help to contribute towards outstanding bills. She has limited income and is unable to work as she is caring for her child.
W currently lives on his own. He has a low income and some serious physical and mental health issues. His fridge-freezer has stopped working. He is also without a washer and is relying on neighbours to wash clothes for him. Having a working freezer would mean that he can budget better on the small amount of income he receives. He would also gain more independence by not relying on neighbours to store food in their freezer or wash his clothes with the risk of spreading Covid-19.
L returned to her home after an appointment and discovered that her freezer had stopped working. All the food she had bought for herself and her three children had defrosted and had to be thrown away. Being on a low income, she cannot afford to buy a new freezer as she had to spend the last of her money on buying more food. Having her children at home all day during the last few months has already meant extra expenditure. Could you help her with the cost of a new freezer?
T has been homeless for a number of years after a gambling addiction. He hasn't gambled for 2 years now. He has been sleeping in his car. He has now been offered a tenancy and needs an electric cooker and a freezer to enable him to cook well - he has diabetes and having a poor diet has resulted in hospitalisation a number of times.
A has recently been rehoused in Morecambe and needs £150 for a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. She lives alone and has moved from furnished to unfurnished accommodation, but the new kitchen has neither a washing machine nor fridge freezer. She is unemployed and just about survives on Universal Credit, but has no savings. We should be able to buy used items in good condition to help her in her new flat. Can you help get her the £150 that will make this possible?
This is a single mum with a 4 year old son, recovering from health issues. This family is very isolated and although Mum receives Universal Credit, she really struggles with her finances. Their washing machine has recently broken, and we would love to help this Mum to continue to stay on her feet by getting her a new one.
J is a single lady who has previously been a victim of domestic violence, has had two nervous breakdowns and she also suffers from agoraphobia. J is on benefits but is finding it very hard to make ends meet and she is being supported by her local foodbank. J's fridge freezer broke at Christmas and she has been unable to afford to replace it. Any help to buy J a fridge freezer would be very much appreciated. This will make a huge difference to her. Thank you.
S came to us through the church foodbank and we prayed together last month at her doorstep against a threatening miscarriage, which has happily turned the corner and she is now 20 weeks pregnant. There are also debts causing lots of stress, and S is now working with Christians Against Poverty as well. A huge second answer to prayer has been the sudden provision of affordable rented housing (despite large rent arrears where they are). This will require the 4 and 5 year old sharing a room, and so a bunk-bed is needed.
This single mum of two children under age three has recently split from her partner, leaving finances really tight. Now her washing machine has broken, with no money to replace it. This is especially difficult because her youngest has health needs, which include severe reflux, causing her to be sick multiple times a day. A replacement washing machine would make a huge difference to her family life.
I spoke to a client today who has been referred to us at the Lewisham Foodbank. He has six children and is in need of some chairs so the family can sit around the table. He explained that the ones they have are very old and mostly broken. The family would be very grateful to have 4-6 new dining chairs in their home, but I am hoping we can obtain 6 chairs for them as it is a big family. Thank you.
This young mother has sent an urgent request for a sofa as her current one has collapsed and is condemned. It is now unsafe for her young children so your help to replace it would be very much appreciated. She has 2 young children who both suffer from ADHD, one is 8 years old, the other 4 years old.
This client is a single mum who split with her partner during the lockdown. She had to apply for child maintenance as her ex partner was being unreasonable. There is a backlog of getting maintenance support. During lockdown she was furloughed, she had a leak in the property and needed to replace carpet and then her cooker broke. She has had to have microwave meals for her and her three children. She is just going back to work now but the children's usual childcare is closed and now an additional cost.
A lives on her own, she is quite isolated and doesn't have friends or family that check on her. Recently one of the Mutual Aid volunteers started helping to do her shopping, whilst she was shielding. She eventually told them that she is sleeping in an armchair as her bed is old and broken. Sadly she has no savings and really cannot afford to replace this bed but she has physical health problems that mean she shouldn't be trying to sleep in a chair. Please could you help A to get a new bed?
K has just come out of hospital, he was very ill and has now been diagnosed with diabetes. The doctors have put him on medication and also advised that he really needs to change his diet. They have suggested fresh fruit and veg but he has no fridge. Sadly K has debts and is struggling financially. K is buying more fruit from the local market and is trying to also cook better meals. Please could you help him to get a fridge, so that he can keep the food he is now getting fresh?
D has moved into a temporary flat 6 months ago, but has struggled to furnish it. He has been given a mattress and has saved up for a duvet, some pans and some plates. He has also managed to get a chair and a radio. He really needs a small cooking hob, and some help to get a chest of drawers as his clothes are in bin bags. He also needs a bed base and a few off cuts of carpet to use as rugs before it gets cold. Sadly he has no spare money but is working with Citizens Advice to try and sort out his debts.
D is a single mum with three children. She receives carer’s allowance and the caring means she cannot go out to work. She has debts and no savings. Her fridge/freezer has broken down after about 20 years and she has no money to replace it. Can you help her to get another fridge/freezer?
B is disabled and struggles with both his physical and metal health. He is very trusting and allowed some people to stay with him during lockdown. They betrayed his trust and stole from him. When he tried to contact the police they left but destroyed furniture, leaving him without a bed, sofa or cooker. His neighbour has helped him and bought him replacement clothes, food and a bed, but he still needs your help to get a second hand sofa and a mini cooker. Please help this very vulnerable man.
We met this lady through the foodbank. She is struggling on a very low income and her fridge/freezer has broken. She has a number of medications she is supposed to keep chilled and can't. "I can't tell you how much of a help this will be to me" she said when I called to say we would try to help.
B has been sleeping rough and last week moved into supported accommodation. He's done really well in testing clean of hard drugs when he moved in - he previously tested positive when he last applied for supported accommodation. He would really like a little fridge for his room. It would help him feel at home there and we feel that would give him extra incentive in wanting to remain in his accommodation, engaging with support and staying off the streets.
This young man was homeless and living on the streets before moving into temporary accommodation; now with support he is to move into his own tenancy and this is a completely fresh start for him. The young man has physical and mental health problems. He has no furniture for the new flat, and we would like to ask the donors of Acts 435 to help him with this please.
S is a single parent and mother of three, one of her children has autistic traits. She was living with their grandma but she is very disabled and unable to cope with the autistic child's behaviour, so the family are now in temporary furnished accommodation. The council have allocated S an unfurnished tenancy so they are due to move soon, but they have no furniture except one bed. S is on Universal Credit but has saved £300 towards the estimated cost of £700-800 for basics. S's church will give a further £200. This request is for £150 from Acts 435 to help her with the final costs of her move.
S, her partner and their 5 children recently had to leave their council property due to being victims of a violent crime by a neighbour. The neighbour has now been remanded in custody so they've been able to move back into the property, however they had to leave everything behind in the move so their property is now empty. They've managed to get a fridge from a relative but are in need of an electric cooker.
Mr R is under 25 so is receiving reduced Universal Credit. He has been struggling to pay his rent and shortfall. He is receiving help with the arrears he has accrued. Mr R is desperate for a washing machine. He has one that is leaking which cannot repaired. He initially was living with his partner and child, but the partner left him to pay rent and look after the child on his own.
Mr G was working and living in a hotel but he had to give this up and go into rehab for alcohol addiction. He completed rehab and has moved into a new property. He has very little money left at the end of the week so saving for a washing machine would not be an option. He would probably only be given credit on somewhere with very high interest, which could put his new tenancy in jeopardy as he would struggle to pay it back. He has been kindly gifted a cooker by a homeless charity.
Our Christians Against Poverty client would like a new vacuum cleaner to replace her broken one. Our client is a single mum with three children and is currently working with us to become debt free. Any help you could give her to get a new vacuum cleaner would be really appreciated.
Our Christians Against Poverty client is a single mum with three children and is working with us to become debt free. Her washing machine has broken but she has found a suitable second-hand one for £130. Could you help her with the cost of this? Thank you.
This single mum has really poor mental health and is really struggling to make ends meet as she is on Universal Credit. Both her children’s bed bases have broken and she doesn’t want them sleeping on the floor as there is a damp problem. She needs a bit of help to replace these for her children, who are 4 and 10. Thanks helping her, this will bring a much needed lift.
Safe Families is supporting a family with 2 children in Cumbria who would really appreciate support. The family are on Universal Credit. Both parents have learning difficulties. They are trying really hard to provide a home for their children. They have just had to pay for a new tumble dryer and now the fridge freezer has stopped working. It would make such a difference if you could help towards the costs of a new freezer chest as they rely on frozen food.
This lady is waiting for two knee replacements and is disabled. Her fridge has broken and she is very anxious about how to keep her food fresh as shopping is very difficult for her. She cannot afford to replace her fridge as she has debts, which she is having help with. She needs an undercounter fridge as it is easier to manage being in a wheelchair. Are you able to help her please?
This lady has a 10 month old baby. She has moved into a new property in the last few months but has split up with her partner. She is struggling to pay her monthly bills on her own and some debts have built up. This has become a strain on her mental health. She is also in need of some furniture and carpets. Please would you help this mum to gain some peace of mind by being able to pay her bills and debt and begin to save for the items she needs in her home. Thank you.
S is a Christian lady who has fled from an abusive situation. She has been in emergency temporary accommodation, but feels very fortunate to have been rehoused in a new area. As she fled with nothing and is on Job Seeker's Allowance, S is in great need. An electric cooker would help her situation enormously and she would be very grateful for help.
A has two children. She left an abusive marriage. She is getting no financial help from the father and pressure from his family to return. She is in a small flat with hardly any furniture. There is no room for two single beds, she needs bunk beds but she cannot afford them. For now the children are in her bed and she is sleeping on the sofa. However, as she has a physical disability she cannot sleep on the sofa long term. We need her to stay safe and we are asking for your help to make a new home for her.
R is a single Dad, he has custody of his child. He has moved into a new flat so that his daughter has a bedroom but his previous home was furnished by the landlord, this new one is empty. He has had to buy what he can second hand to furnish it. He bought a second hand cooker but now not all the rings work. He really needs a microwave and toaster to be able to cook for them both. He works but is on a low wage, he is really trying to manage but please help him to buy these essential items?
R is a single mother of three teenagers who fled domestic abuse in April. R has come out of a safe house now, needs to start afresh and needs everything. R is on benefits and being supported by her local foodbank but is unable to afford to buy a washing machine. Any help you could give R would be very much appreciated.
K is a 23 year old who has just been housed after being homeless for a number of months. He has no furniture or white goods and really needs a fridge freezer. Any help you could give him to get one would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
A needs £130 to buy a bed and a wardrobe for her son. She is a single mum who lives in Morecambe and suffers from occasional bouts of mental illness. During a recent acute episode her children went to live with their separated father, who had been violent to A in the past. The children are now back with her, but she needs a wardrobe and a bed for her son, so that the children feel they are at home and not just camping temporarily. Can you help provide the £130 that will be needed?
P is a single man living in a house in multiple occupations. He is struggling with his mental health, made worse as result of the Covid-19 restrictions. His TV has broken beyond repair and this is adding to his sense of isolation. He would therefore like help to buy a new TV / DVD player. He is being supported by the Salvation Army.
T is a single mother with 3 children under 10. She is on benefits and manages her money but has no reserves if anything goes wrong. T was helped with a second hand cooker in 2018 but this has now broken and is unsafe to use. She is having to use a microwave and chip pan to feed her children. This is far from ideal as she is trying to ensure that the children have a healthy diet. She is an independent lady but she has had to ask for help getting a cooker.
A mum and her young child would greatly appreciate being able to have some drawers to put their clothes in, rather than the boxes they have a present. But providing this gift would not just be about having a place to put clothes neatly, more importantly it would mark a fresh start and be a sign of new hope following months of anguish about overwhelming financial debt. It would also be an answer to prayer for those receiving it.