A is a lone parent with two children, aged 6 and 2. A is currently receiving income support. She suffers from depression and anxiety and has recently gone into debt but is getting help from Citizens Advice to sort out the debts and maximise her income. The 2 year old is currently sharing his mother’s bed and really needs a bed of his own, but A does not have the funds to purchase a bed for him. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Miss A was the victim of honour based domestic abuse. Her family were forcing her into a marriage she did not agree to. She had a partner, who her family disapproved of. Her brothers saw her with her partner and attacked them both. She fled her property and went into a women's refuge. She was then moved into a safe house, from there she moved to permanent property. Miss A is also 8 months pregnant. Curtains will make her feels safe as she can close them to get some privacy at night.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Unfortunately, her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Her partner remains in the original property. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Unfortunately, her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Her partner remains in the original property. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years. She is desperate for a tumble dryer.
This lady is a mum of three, her youngest is 2 and is severely disabled. He needs constant care. Her long term relationship broke down during isolation due to Covid-19 and she has been left by herself. She is moving to temporary accommodation and has nothing to put into her flat. Anything given to this lovely lady will be taken with her when she moves to permanent accommodation in about 2 years. The sofa bed is for her youngest daughter to sleep on as they do not have enough bedrooms in the new flat.
This young mum has recently turned her life around and has been housed after living in a flat. Her bed base is broken and she has been sleeping on just a mattress on the floor. She is 6 months pregnant so this is particularly uncomfortable for her. She is on a low income and is hoping her children can come home once her house is sorted. Can you help her to get a bed base so she can sleep comfortably?
This young man came out of prison and totally turned his life around. He is now determined to stay off the streets and out of prison, and has been doing a lot of volunteer work. He has a massive obsessive cleaning disorder. He has a furnished flat however he just cannot afford to get carpets, and the floor boards can only be mopped so many times. He has a daughter who he wants to see more of.
This single mum has a daughter with down's syndrome and has health issues herself. Her daughter creates extra washing and mum is desperate to be able to provide clean clothes for her family. D is a Christians Against Poverty client and her income is very low, so after the bills are paid there is no spare money for household necessities. Help towards a second hand machine would be gratefully received. Thank you.
This client has had to flee from domestic violence with her teenage daughter. She suffers from bi-polar disorder and an emotionally unstable personality disorder so is struggling with moving to a new area. Her daughter also suffers with poor mental health and is under the care of the local mental health unit. The mother is in receipt of Universal Credit and child benefit and cannot afford white goods for their new home. Your help with the cost of a washing machine would be greatly appreciated.
Through the Lewisham Christians Against Poverty debt centre, we are supporting a single lady struggling with crippling debt. Her fridge door is broken and it doesn't refrigerate very well. We are seeking funds towards replacing her fridge so she can refrigerate her food properly to last longer. She is now in the process of solving her debt problems and this gift would go a long way to bless her.
This client has been living in a refuge with her son for the past 8 months after fleeing from an abusive partner. She had endured sexual, physical and verbal abuse for the past 10 years and found the courage to leave when her partner hit her son with a belt and threatened to kill him. They have now been moved to an unfurnished flat in a new area and the mother is struggling to equip the home as she is reliant upon Universal Credit and child benefit. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
J had a fire in his flat, he lives alone and was able to put the fire out but not before it had damaged his mattress and clothes. He is on benefits but has no savings or insurance and so he cannot replace these items. He has been sleeping in a chair since the fire but he has back problems and this is making it worse. He now has one pair of jeans and two t-shirts that aren't damaged but he cannot manage with just these. Please could you help him to get this damaged items replaced? Thank you.
A cares for his partner in a house with no carpets. They use rugs over concrete floors. A himself has a heart condition and depression. They live on Universal Credit and his partner's Personal Independence Payment. They have just gone debt-free and are managing their money on a Christians Against Poverty plan. They would use this money to carpet their living room and bedroom. They have a friend who is willing to fit the carpets for almost nothing. A receives hospitality at church. If you could give anything it would be greatly appreciated.
This single, hard working mum of two school aged boys is struggling to manage due to historic debt. She is being assisted with a debt plan by Christians Against Poverty, but her cooker has broken. She has no savings to replace this. We have found a replacement cooker for £85. Can you help?
S has been working with Christians Against Poverty for debt help. She has been relying on the local foodbank and has a large family and low income. S has a broken bed base and could do with a new/second hand one. Your gift would make a difference to S and hopefully provide her with a better night's sleep.
Miss M has had to move home quickly due to antisocial behaviour by others. This meant she was unable to save up for new carpet in the new home. She is only on Universal Credit and has had to pay for removals as well this month meaning she cannot pay for any luxuries. She has found some cheap carpet tiles online and will fit them herself to keep costs down. Miss M has good budgeting skills but when she has an expected item to pay for, she cannot.
A member of our food pantry project has shared that their fridge/freezer has broken. Due to being on Universal Credit he does not have savings to replace his fridge/freezer. He is struggling with the cost of purchasing food daily. A replacement fridge/freezer would really help this gentleman on low Universal Credit.
This lady is a single parent who is struggling financially. She has a 6 year old son. She doesn't have a bed for her son. She suffers from anxiety but her mental health is improving. Help with this this need would give her son a bed and the lady some peace of mind. Can you help?
This single mum and her six children have been moved to Barnsley for their safety. They fled with nothing from their old home. They are now housed safely but have need of all domestic appliances. Her most urgent need is for a washing machine. Any help you could give would be really appreciated.
G has been street homeless for a number of years and secured tenancy on his current property in November, he has now managed to furnish the property but still has no cooker. This means he is having to commute each day to the soup kitchen. It would be great to be able to buy him a cooker so he can be more independent.
T was homeless and has been provided accommodation with no cooking facilities. He is in need of a cooker in order to prepare food. He receives benefits, but is unable to save enough money to purchase this item. The provision of this would really help him to eat well and at an affordable cost. Any help you could give towards a cooker would be very much appreciated. Many thanks.
S and her two children were found sleeping outside of a foodbank having suffered years of emotional abuse. She has no recourse to public funds and lost her job due to Covid-19. They are now being supported by a social worker and have been placed in unfurnished temporary accommodation. She has been offered some temporary work in September but until then has no money to buy even basic furniture to make a home for her young family. Please help them make a fresh start so their healing process can begin.
J and her 5 year old daughter had to flee domestic violence from the child’s father. The family were placed in very small furnished accommodation, they are now going to be rehomed but have no furniture other than a double bed. Mum would like to buy a bed and bedding for the little girl. The family is subject to a Child in need plan.
M lost her daughter to suicide last year and due to too many memories etc. in the home she was supported by us to move into a bungalow to be near friends and family to support her during this period of grief. M is in very poor mental and physical health and is limited to walking a few steps due to COPD and swollen ankles due to a heart defect. M now lives in a bungalow with a garden however due to the costs of moving she has been unable to afford to purchase any garden furniture and would love to be able to sit outside with friends and family.
C's home is in need of a new bedframe. Their flat was in poor condition, the landlord didn't rectify the problems and so their home was overrun with black mould, which caused sickness. The damp was so severe it ruined their furniture and clothes. C has been moved to another property and has slowly purchased inexpensive furniture and flooring to replace ruined items. They furnished and decorated the room for their three daughters first, but the parents' room has no flooring and the bed frame is broken.
This young single mum is waiting for a diagnosis for ADHD for her child. He has broken his bed and damaged a lot of his room. He is under healthy young minds. Mum is so stressed she cannot afford to replace another bed and has been advised to get a metal framed bed, which will be more expensive. Mum has had to move house because of his behaviour as neighbours were complaining.
This mum of four children suffers with severe mental health issues. The older two children are acting as young carers for younger two. All often appear unkempt in school which affects the children's well-being. The family have had to move to a new property as theirs was not suitable. Mum is struggling to keep on top of washing for the family. Could you help to provide them with a tumble dryer to make their lives a little easier?
L has recently left care and has moved into her own first home, she is determined to find employment and make her home comfortable and safe. L cannot afford to buy herself a washing machine and she is hand washing her clothes to look smart and presentable for job interviews. L would also benefit from a chest of drawers to store her clothes neatly and her documents safely.
F has three children, she is currently on Universal Credit and is unable to afford to replace her sofa which has collapsed in the middle as the frame has broken. The family will benefit immensely from a new sofa so they can all sit comfortably together instead of sitting on cushions on the floor.
R has fled the family home and an abusive relationship, she has had to start all over again with nothing but her clothes. R has recently been given a new flat to start again, she is struggling to furnish it on a low income and would greatly benefit from financial support to allow her to purchase a comfortable sofa and a microwave to heat her food.
D is moving out of her family home into her first home, she has very little in the way of furniture to furnish her new home. D is on a low income and doesn't have any savings to buy furniture for her new home. Any help you could give her to get a clothes dryer, a large mirror and a coffee table would be really appreciated.
S and her children have fled domestic violence and they have recently moved into their own home. S is living on a low income and does not have the funds to purchase a cooker for the family home. S advised she will be extremely grateful for any financial support to help towards purchasing and fitting the cooker.
A is vulnerable and being supported by the council's housing outreach service to settle into his new community. He has been offered a tenancy but it is unfurnished, and being able to get some white goods would help him to settle and begin to build a new life for himself. Can you help him?
Mrs C is a lady who has no access to a washing machine. She has COPD, muscle spasms in her legs and feet, osteoarthritis her neck and knees, and rheumatoid arthritis in her back, which means she cannot wash items in the bath. She quickly becomes out of breath. She is also unable to visit a launderette as she cannot afford a taxi. Her income is only Universal Credit which means she cannot pay for a washing machine herself. Mrs C is getting down and she has washing piling up.
Mrs C is requiring help for installation and delivery for a washing machine. She cannot install the washing machine herself as she has numerous health conditions including COPD, spasms in her legs, osteoarthritis in her neck and knees and rheumatoid arthritis in her back. She has no access to a car, therefore would also need help with delivery costs. She has no family or friends that she can ask for help with the installation and delivery.
This lady lost both of her parents last year within 4 months of each other. Her partner has left her and she is alone with a toddler. The local authority have housed her in a flat. She has few resources. They have beds but nothing else that belongs to her, no carpet no clothes storage and no additional furniture. She has been struggling with her mental health and is now on a diagnostic pathway for ADHD. We are requesting £150 to enable her to get carpet/rugs and furniture to store clothing.
This lady is a domestic violence survivor and has recently been moved to Hastings after fleeing Hertfordshire. She has five kids (eight including her new partner's) and they do not have a washing machine. The money would be used to purchase a second hand washing machine as a matter of urgency.
The client N is a refugee and she is pregnant and expecting her baby in February. She is living by herself in a house that the council have provided for her, and she needs help to buy carpet and furniture. She has low income, therefore she urgently needs support. Any help you could give her would be really appreciated.
B is a single mum, who works in our local hospital. Christians Against Poverty are helping her sort her debts and manage her finances. B's electric cooker has well and truly broken and she's worried about preparing meals for her two children, especially as the school holidays have started. Any help would be gratefully received to enable her to have a new one fitted, thank you.
N had to leave her home and country, where she worked for 21 years in a hospital lab, because she was persecuted for her Christian faith. She has been in England for 19 months and lived in temporary SERCO hostels. She has recently gained asylum and her own accommodation where she now lives with her husband. She is now attending a local church. They are on Universal Credit and cannot afford a washer to wash their clothes.
Miss R has escaped domestic violence and has been left in a difficult position with no belongings, she has been trying to get white goods and furniture again but has been struggling to find a sofa for her and the children, they would like a place to sit in the evenings and a place for them to be a family again and return to some normality. Are you able to help with this?
K is a refugee based in York. She is in need of a replacement mattress. She has been trying to use an inflatable one for some time but it is now damaged and unusable. She has seen a suitable one that can be delivered but as a single mum she will struggle to afford it. Any help would be greatly welcomed. Many thanks.
This lady has a 4 year old child, and at present their bed is broken and the mattress is in very bad condition. Having a new safe, clean bed will really bless her and the family. She is living in a very unpredictable home environment so for her to get this will make a huge impact on her life.
This lady has a 2 year old son and has just secured her first tenancy in June. She has been living with her parents, her and her young son sharing a room. Due to her son getting older and needing his own space and a bigger bed, mum has moved. Had she registered with the council as an ‘overcrowding’ issue, she would have been entitled to a white goods package, but she and her family did not know this at the time. She would be very grateful for any help to get a cooker.
This lady is moving on from a long term relationship in which she sustained 23 years of domestic violence. She has limited funds. She has been turned down for Personal Independence Payment before but is being assisted with a new application. She has been sleeping on her sofa for 2 years. She regularly uses the foodbank. Please help her buy a bed and mattress.
This lady's fridge has broken and is irreparable. She is in receipt of Universal Credit and is unable to afford the cost of a replacement and has no means of storing perishables. Her work coach contacted us to ask for help. Please can you help this lady purchase a new fridge?
M struggles on her own with two children, one of whom is autistic. Her kitchen flooring is coming up and proving to be very dangerous with the children. As she is unable to afford this outlay herself we are hoping to be able to help her with this request.
This client is accessing Universal Credit and is not able to afford new fridge/freezer as the old one has broken beyond repair. They are currently taking medical treatment and their GP has mentioned that the client is not eating well enough to support the medication (due to not having appropriate food storage). The client requires ongoing support with benefits and food access.
K and P have been in their new accommodation for just a few months. They were both working part time whilst trying to get their home together. K has now lost her job and they're struggling and all hope of getting some carpet down on the concrete floor has gone. Please can you help us to purchase some carpeting?
J is recovering from cancer and still suffering some of the side effects of her treatment. She is a single mum of two teenagers. Her (very old) washing machine has broken beyond repair and she is now washing her clothes in the local garage laundry service. J is working with Christians Against Poverty to repay debts accrued during her journey with cancer. Please help us bless this family and help J to be able to do her laundry at home.
Client R is a recovering heroin addict who lost all of his family due to his behaviour whilst at the peak of his addiction. Over the last 12 months and during his treatment R has started to rebuild his life. He is now living in a new town in a small flat and has managed to furnish it but is still in need of a used cooker to enable him to cook a hot meal. R is volunteering in a community café to build new skills and is working with a support worker to help find permanent employment.
This lady is unable to work due to her anxiety and depression and the effects of her other health conditions. She has two children, one of whom is deaf and requires very close and intensive support. Her mattress is no longer in a suitable condition and she cannot afford a new one. Can you help her?
This lady was working full-time but has now developed an illness which has affected her mental and physical health and she can only work half the hours. Paying her rent and bills means that her remaining income is far too low to try and organise buying a washing machine. She has been without a washing machine for over two months.
M is a single mum with a young son. She is about to move from a furnished flat to an unfurnished property. The last few months have been stressful for her as the property she was living in had issues including windows which would not close properly and she was worried that her son might fall out. She is delighted to be moving but she needs a lot of things to fit out her new home. Help to buy her a fridge would mean a great deal to her and mean she can keep food fresh and fit to eat.
This gentleman moved into his own flat after the breakdown of a relationship. He had no furniture. He was donated a single bed but it has a child's mattress on which affects his sleep and he has since been diagnosed with a form of dementia. To enable his sleep to be more comfortable and restful he needs a mattress more suitable for an adult. This would benefit him greatly. Thank you very much.
C is in need of a replacement mattress for her broken one and needs such a large mattress due to her large size. She has just found out that she is pregnant, but she lives alone and therefore she does need good support for her back. The advocate is able to source a new mattress through a local charity and this is why it will be possible to purchase this sized mattress at this amount. C is currently working with Christians Against Poverty due to her debts.
This charming young mum was refused a council grant to help purchase a fridge/freezer as they see her request to move to the same village as her support network in a very rural area as a 'planned move'. Given the distances involved, infrequent public transport and the cost of taxis, it's a wise move. She hopes to go back to college in September to study nursing and will need her family's support. They have limited means, so could you give her hope and display your faith?
This single mother, L, was referred to us after she found out about our Neighbourhood Chaplains project. She does not have full custody of her daughter who lives with her grandparents. She moved here in November 2020 and still hasn't got a sofa for her living room. Her daughter wants to sit with her mum on a sofa and watch TV with her. We have identified a sofa for £40 in a second hand shop and would like to get this for her.
This single, lonely man has been struggling with debts and to pay his utility bills.He's unable to work due to mental health illness and has been scraping by with the bare minimum. He's lives in a bare flat for a long periods without any furniture nor washing machine. He's trying everything and is actively engaging with the right services to get the right support & his life back on track. A washing machine would make a huge difference to his standard of living.
Our client has been moved to unfurnished temporary accommodation after fleeing domestic violence. She is a single young mother with a young child and is pregnant with an unwell baby. She does not have any family support. We want to help her by installing her a washing machine. This will help her significantly.
D is a single mum with 2 teenage children. Her fridge/freezer has broken down and a second hand one has been sourced at the price mentioned. It is hard for the family, who are on a limited income, and a replacement fridge/freezer will make a huge difference.
Mr P moved house for his own safety. He had to leave many items at the old place. The area had a lots of drug addicts and Mr P felt he could not visit the local shops without confrontation. This increased his anxiety and he started to have a breakdown. The new home is much better and safer for him but he has no cooking facilities. He would like a small mini oven as he lives alone. He has many debts and has had to visit pawnbrokers for food in the past, and cannot buy the items himself.
Mr P had to move home for his own safety. There was drug addicts in the area and he felt he could not visit the shops without confrontation. The new home is safer for him. Mr P has asthma and anxiety. He finds that there is a lot of dust in the new home and a vacuum would allow him stop the dust getting on his chest. He also has 1 set of bedding. This means when he washes it he has no bedding so he rarely does this. A new set of bedding would mean he can wash the old bedding.
This 36 year old man lives with his mother and is her means of financial support and care. He works full-time for a charity but is on a low income and also is in receipt of universal credit. He was recently involved in a car accident resulting in his own car requiring major repairs which has taken all of his savings. The family have been supported by a local foodbank and need to purchase a fridge freezer so that they can shop smartly and be more economically productive and self reliant.
J has been living in a mother and baby home for the last year with her daughter. She has recently been given a council house but is in need of a cooker, washing machine and fridge. We have found secondhand items that will total £150. Please give so that we can help her to buy these items.
J is a young lady who has come out of a violent relationship and has been free from drugs for 9 months. She has a young daughter who is in nursery and she wants the best for her going forward. She now mentors others who are determined to live a life free from addiction. She is on a low income and her washing machine has died on her so with a young daughter a replacement is essential. This lady really is working hard at turning her whole life around.
This single woman is a lone parent of an eight year daughter. She has recently been evicted from her privately rented property by her landlord who wants to sell the property. She has, consequently, been rehoused by her local council but her old home had appliances provided and her new home does not. She is in need of a washing machine as she cannot access a launderette or afford to purchase a washing machine from her limited benefit income so I am hoping that you may be able to help.
E suffered an injury to his arm over twelve months ago and has been unfit for work ever since. He and his wife have 5 children ranging from 3 to 12 years old. Things are very difficult financially and they sometimes have to approach the local foodbank for help when their money runs out. A microwave oven would be a great benefit to them for preparing quick snacks and ready meals but they have been without for the last 2 years. There is no way they can afford to buy one themselves and they would really appreciate your help.
We are working with a family where the parents have recently separated and dad has moved into his own accommodation. He suffers from poor physical and mental health and struggles with finances. He does not have his benefits sorted out yet and does not have sufficient funds to purchase additional furniture. This storage will give dad a space to store his children’s belongings (they will be visiting him regularly and staying overnight).
B is a single man who needs to furnish a recently acquired local authority flat. He is unable to work due to health problems, and is on a low income. He suffers with depression, diabetes, asthma, and a painful knee condition. There are a lot of expenses including carpets etc. He particularly needs a bed and easy chair in order to be able to move in. He would therefore be exceedingly grateful for any assistance.
This family are on a very low income and are currently paying off debts. Their washing machine has broken and they have no money left over each month to enable them to buy a new one. They would be very grateful for your help. Many thanks.
L has been homeless with 3 children since fleeing domestic abuse. She has been staying at her mum's but has now been given a house with nothing in. Please can we ask for help with carpets as her small children are having to wander around the house with floorboards with nails sticking out and L is so worried about injury. Your help would be brilliant and we would be so grateful. We can carpet the main area for £130. Thank you!
C continues to be very unwell and much of her furniture has been ruined by her incontinence. We are looking to help her replace her settee and chairs and adult social care have put things into place to help prevent the same situation occurring again. We can get a settee and chairs from the local furniture store for £110 and it would give her something to sit on and some dignity back if you were able to help us get these for her. Thank you so much for your help!
H has recently been offered a council property but it is completely unfurnished. He is trying to source the items he needs but is struggling. He needs to purchase a washing machine. He is claiming Universal Credit and so is on a very low income. Any support towards this cost would be greatly appreciated.
This client has had to relocate to a new property due to fleeing domestic abuse. They have a 6 month old baby who they have been left to bring up themselves and they are also struggling with a significant amount of debt. The client has managed to obtain some essential items for their new property but currently they do not have access to a bed for themselves. The client has exhausted all other sources of help and would like some help towards a new bed.
E is a single parent with two children. The youngest has learning difficulties and medical problems and she therefore receives the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance. E is also on income support and child tax credits. Her washing machine has broken, and there are no spare savings to buy a replacement. She is currently having to isolate whilst awaiting Covid-19 test results and a second hand machine would make her life so much easier.