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 struggling financially and receiving help for mental health and drug related problems. He spent a short time in prison recently, and during that time his flat was burgled and all his furniture was taken. He receives Universal Credit but has deductions which make it a real struggle to keep up with his everyday bills, so being able to afford to refurnish his flat is out of the question. He would really appreciate help to buy a cooker so that he can start to cook properly for himself again.
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.
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.
B has recently been made redundant from a job she has worked for 20 years. Her partner is in receipt of State Pension and this is the only household income they have at present. They have had to make a joint claim for Universal Credit and are awaiting their first appointment before they receive any payment. Their washing machine has broken down and they are in desperate need of a new one however due to low income they are struggling to afford one. Please help towards the cost of a new washer.
D requires £120 for a washing machine. He is out of work and waiting for his benefits to come through. D has a son with special needs and has medical problems himself as he is going blind. His washing machine has broken and he does not have any money to buy a new one. Any help you could give D would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
This young family have 3 children under the age of 5 and are struggling since a cancer scare caused the return of depression in this young man, taking him out of work. Having not been able to work for the last 12 months, they are struggling to keep up with their bills, and now their tumble dryer has packed up. With 3 children, it would be wonderful to be able to replace it as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance.
This young man who has some learning difficulties has been unemployed for some time, despite trying to find work. He suffers from back pain and is in need of a sturdy new bed frame, as his previous one has broken. If you could help him to get a new frame, he would be able to sleep without pain which would be such a blessing.
This single Mum has a 7 year old son and is really struggling with debt. She is trying to get back on her feet, but she also has mental health problems. Her microwave recently broke and she is struggling to cope with cooking without it. It would really help her in providing meals for them both if a new one could be provided.
E's social worker has approached us for help with setting up a new home after she was forced to leave an abusive partner. She needs bedroom and living room furniture and some electrical appliances. She has nothing of her own, and really needs help to make her new place feel like a home. Any help you could give her would be really appreciated.
This young woman who is a survivor of domestic abuse has been in supported living since February 2018. She is now living independently and is rebuilding her life. The church would like to buy her a new cooker to get her started. Your help would be very much appreciated.
T needs bunk beds for a small bedroom as she is expecting a baby in April, and needs to move her 2 boys into the one room. She already has mattresses, and has now managed to source a bunk bed frame for £100 which includes delivery and assembly. The delivery men have agreed to remove the bed bases and take them to the tip for her too. She would be grateful for this assistance as she is going to need to organise things before the baby arrives.
D suffers with mental health, depression and personality disorder. He has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) which effects his every day living. D doesn’t have a washing machine and there is no laundrette in his town. He is a proud man and tries to maintain his appearance. Due to the effects of his medication, D sleeps on his sofa a lot and has a real need to replace his present one. D’s Personal Independence Payment was stopped a year ago, and this is now going to tribunal. D needs help to offer him some dignity and comfort, can you help please?
This client is a single parent to 5 children. She is on a low income in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit which just about covers the essential living costs of the family. The family are receiving support to address the well being of the children and the condition of their home through a Child In Need Plan. One of the children, an 11 year old, is sleeping on a broken bed. The family can't afford to buy her a new one as they are struggling to make ends meet on their current income. Can you help them?
K and her partner live in an overcrowded flat with four children under 13 years old. K suffers from depression and anxiety and is unemployed, whilst her partner is self-employed and not guaranteed work each week, and they do not have the income to be able to move to a larger flat. One parent is being allowed overnight contact time with two more kids from a different relationship, but they do not have space to put them up. A bunk bed would enable the children to stay in the very limited space.
J has a history of alcohol issues and depression and has just come out of a stay in hospital. She is struggling financially, as is her partner who has his own issues. She is currently having to sleep on the sofa as her bed is broken, and her daughter and elderly neighbour are having to do her washing as her washing machine is broken. She is being supported in her home, and we have a donated mattress, but would really like her to be able to get a frame/base for it, and a washing machine.
This client has been living in supported housing for a few years and has now managed to get back on his feet and found a small flat. However, he is on a low income so is struggling to furnish it. He has used his income to buy white goods but is asking for assistance with buying basic furniture such as a bed and wardrobe. Thank you for your kindness.
This homeless man has been using the foodbank recently and has been very open about his situation. He has just been given a flat by the local housing provider but all he has in it is a couch. He is seeking support to help purchase a bed and other second hand bedroom furniture.
D is vulnerable and has lived with his parents all his life, he was their only carer for 15 years. When they passed away, D didn't realise that he could claim benefits and he survived on his parents savings but eventually ran out of money. He desperately needs a new bed, as he has had his old one since he was a child and he is now nearly 50 years old. He has now received advice and is applying for benefits but this will take time and we would love to be able to help him to get a new bed. Thank you.
M has lived in supported living accommodation until recently, he has a learning disability but now wishes to be more independent and live in his own flat. He has managed to purchase a cooker, a fridge, and a wardrobe, but he still urgently needs a bed and a mattress and has no savings left. He is in receipt of benefits but would need to save for approximately 3 months to be able to afford this purchase. If you can help him to buy this it will really help him to be comfortable in his new flat. Thank you.
This client has lived in his tenancy for eighteen months and since moving in he has been sleeping on an old sofa as he cannot afford to purchase a bed from his Universal Credit. He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and rarely leaves his house unaccompanied. I would be very grateful if you could consider donating to help with this basic item which will make such a difference to his quality of life.
Mr E has been sofa surfing for 10 years, but has now found a property. He has managed to get together some of the larger furniture and white goods but not everything. He is working to getting his tenancy in order so he can sustain it and not end up sofa surfing again, I feel just the help towards wardrobes will allow him to make his new place a home, and keep it tidy and organised. A bit of help will stop him buying things he can't afford and enable him to keep up with bills.
This client is a young Mum who has two daughters. Mum grew up in care and she is trying to set up a new home for herself and her daughters. They really need a vacuum cleaner and other household essentials, but they are on a low income so cannot afford to buy these themselves. Can you help them with their fresh start?
C and her three children currently live in a 2 bed house and they are waiting to be rehoused. She suffers from severe anxiety and depression. As she doesn't have a bed of her own she sleeps on the downstairs sofa. In April she is due to give birth to twins, which will maker her living situation even more difficult. Social services and her maternity care are very concerned regarding her circumstances. Any help towards the bed and mattress would be very gratefully received.
Miss S has moved to her own property following a relationship breakdown. She is currently pregnant and has no funds available for items for her child or for the property. Please can we help with furniture for her unborn child? She would really appreciate any help you can give her.
This single mum as just been granted asylum and moved into a council house. She has no furniture or carpets yet. A carpet in the living room would make all the difference as the floorboards are very rough. Your help would be so much appreciated.
S requires help in replacing a broken toaster and microwave. He recently lost his job and is struggling to pay his bills and living expenses. S has two young children and is attending his local food bank. Any help you could give S in replacing these items would be very much appreciated.
This family are in need of 2 two-seated sofas to replace the broken one they currently have. They have limited access to money and 2 children to support, one of whom has complex needs and severely disabled and therefore are unable to afford these items. The family are living in a tiny flat with limited furnishings and this would make their house more of a home. The family have no support network and very isolated.
This Mum is working towards having her 2 children returned to her care. She would love to be able to buy two single mattresses to help her prepare a safe space for her children to sleep. This would enable her to provide a warm and comfortable place for her children to return to. Unfortunately mum is unable to buy these herself due to having no money.
This lady is now a single parent with three children, the youngest being four months old.She is in the process of separating from her partner. Currently she is surviving on an advance from Universal Credit. She seeks help to cover arrears of gas and electric and towards purchase of a double mattress. Any support would be really welcome.
E has just had a baby girl. The child was born early and spent some time in the neo natal department of hospital. This is E's first proper home as she has previously been in shared accommodation. Subsequently she has had to furnish her new accommodation without much money. We have supported her through these difficult few weeks and would like to be able to make her home more comfortable.
N has recently been given accommodation in a shared house after being homeless. All he has in his room is a bed base and we would love to be able to get him a comfortable mattress to sleep on. Could you consider donating to this man to enable him to have a positive fresh start? Thank you.
This single mother with an 18 month old child is on benefits. She is working with Christians Against Poverty to help her with debts and sort out her finances. She is working hard to turn her life around. She is on an Access Course to increase her chances of employment. Her tumble drier has broken and she cannot afford to replace it. Her flat is small and damp and a condenser tumble dryer is a must to stop the damp from spreading. Can you help please?
This young single mum, with two energetic young boys aged 2 and 3, is desperate for a cooker. The old one has broken, and she is struggling on benefits as it is and cannot afford to replace it. She is working with a support worker who is providing extra help with the children, and she is doing the best she can to cope. Having a proper working cooker will make such a difference to this young family. Thank you.
This client has recently moved into a new flat. Unfortunately he doesn't have anything to cook on or a fridge to keep his food cool and fresh. He is a foodbank client and is struggling to make ends meet. A cooker and fridge would allow him to cook healthy meals for himself without having to buy fresh food all the time. Could you help him with these items?
This single lady is leaving temporary accommodation after having fled domestic violence. She is still quite traumatised by it. She will be rehoused at the beginning of March. Her new home is completely bare with no carpets, and has mostly concrete floors. She is waiting for her Universal Credit review due to her situation, so has very little money. She is wanting to have a new start and a new home. Please can you help?
This single mum with five children has been supported by Social Services for a while now as she received an eviction notice last year. She has been paying her rent of £93 per week and is having to pay towards the arrears in order to prevent her being evicted when back in court later this month. She doesn’t have any spare money to purchase a cooker, which she desperately needs, as she is spending quite a lot of money buying takeaways each night. She would be really grateful if you could help.
K is a young dad aged 19 who lives in a flat in Liskeard with his partner and young daughter (3 months old). They would like some money towards a tumble dryer as they are currently hanging wet clothes around the flat to dry but this is causing damp and mould issues. K is autistic and does not work at present and his partner E is still on maternity leave so they are both on benefits. They are aware they will need to make a contribution towards a tumble dryer but this is such a necessity at the moment.
Christians Against Poverty have been working with this lady for several months to help her gain control of her finances. She has made great progress in this, however her health has deteriorated recently and she is much less mobile now. She would really appreciate help towards the cost of a new fridge/freezer as the fridge would be at a higher level and much easier for her to reach and she doesn't yet have enough disposable income or savings to afford the full amount on her own. Many thanks.
K is going through a difficult time with her health. We are currently appealing a Personal Independence Payment decision and in the meantime she has very reduced income. Her fridge broke down today and she has no means of replacing it. She would be very grateful for support so we can buy her a new fridge.
D is a single mother who has a number of chronic illnesses, she works as much as she can but cannot always work due to her health. This means she struggles on a low income. Recently her fridge/freezer broke and she cannot afford a replacement. We are able to support with part of the cost of this, but would really value some help to ensure we can buy her a new fridge-freezer.
B is a refugee who's getting support with the local police and charities. We are helping him with his finances but when he came here he moved into a house with absolutely nothing in it. He has found a bed and a microwave but would really like a fridge freezer so he can buy in bulk and then freeze meals thus saving money - he has so little. This will make a massive difference to his finances but also to his quality of life. Please can you help?
E's fridge freezer broke down over 2 months ago and he has no way of keeping food fresh. His temporary duty social worker left their job so he is not getting any help from this quarter at present. E is on benefits and cannot afford to buy a fridge freezer himself. Could you help him in any way to get a fridge freezer?
This Mum is a single parent for two teenage children aged 15 and 14. She and her youngest child have poor mental health and she has suffered from previous domestic abuse. Mum has been working hard to improve the family's home conditions and is in need of a wardrobe and storage for the children's bedroom. The family are isolated and have no support, Mum needs some help at this point to improve the home and make the children's room a nice place to be.
Miss B has been forced to move out of the family home with her 7 month old baby because of overcrowding. She was previously living with her parents but when her baby was born they became overcrowded. Her baby wasn’t planned, so she has not had any chance to save up for any household items and purchasing a cooker is an impossibility with her limited income of benefits.
A gas engineer has tested M's gas cooker and confirmed that it has a gas leak. This could clearly be very dangerous. The engineer disconnected the cooker and told M that he could not use it. M now has no means of cooking meals for himself and in the cold weather a hot meal is important. Any help towards a new cooker for M would be gratefully appreciated.
D's tumble dryer has broken. He lives on benefits and has no spare money to buy a new one. Since he lives in a one bedroom flat, he has nowhere to leave the clothes to dry without the flat becoming damp. Any help to get a new dryer would make a huge difference to D. Thank you.
J is single mum of 2 young children living in a privately rented flat. Due to mental health problems she is unable to work so is on benefits. They have recently had woodworms, and all the flooring has been lost and must be replaced which J can't afford. We would love to be able to get a rug for the children’s bedroom and some lino for kitchen. £120 will enable her to do this.
V is on a low income and has not really recovered from the loss of her mother whose passing away left her in very difficult financial circumstances. V has managed to claim Universal Credit but has only been awarded enough for her day to day needs. She can therefore not afford to put any money away to replace household items. Her washing machine has broken down completely. She has tried to manage without one but is struggling due to failing physical and emotional health.
This client is a single parent of a 5 year old and carer for her mother who has dementia. She is living on benefits and struggling with her mental health. Her current washing machine is leaking and is very old and needs replacing. At the moment she is not using it but spending money on going to a launderette and having to attend the food bank. A new washing machine would make a massive difference as this lady continues to care for her vulnerable family.
A young woman with autism and learning difficulties who is moving into an unfurnished supported-living flat needs a small sofa. Second-hand sofas have been offered but are too big to access the flat or to fit. She is in receipt of benefits and can't afford the sofa without help from Acts 435. It will mean a lot to her to make the flat more comfortable and homely when she moves in mid-February.
M lives in Lancaster and needs a cooker. She was homeless for several weeks after separating from her husband of many years when he left her for another woman. She lived in her car for a while but eventually had to give this up. She has recently been re-housed in a furnished flat but has no cooker. She likes working with people with dementia and hopes to return to work in the care sector shortly. Can you help her get back to normal life with £120 for a cooker?
This forty three year old man has just fled a domestic violence relationship. He is now looking after his six year old son. Originally he was renting a bedroom in a shared house, but this was not suitable for his child, and he now has a Housing Association tenancy. He receives Universal Credit and is waiting for child benefit. A local charity has provided him with a fridge but he still requires a washing machine. He has seen a reconditioned model and would be grateful for help with the cost.
J has lived with depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder for many years and has no family support. She recently had to move to a new rented house with no white goods. Her mental health makes it very difficult to get out, especially to a launderette on a regular basis, and as a result her health and wellbeing are suffering. She receives benefits, but they are not enough to allow her to save for white goods. A washing machine would really help J to manage her daily life.
D and her two children have just been granted leave to remain as refugees and have no possessions. They have been signed up for an unfurnished property and would really benefit from a fridge freezer and cooker, but their most urgent need is for a washing machine so that they can keep their small number of clothes clean. They have registered for Universal Credit but it will take a while for their application to be processed and it won't allow them save for white goods.
This young family are starting afresh. They have been rehoused and are now drug free, and mum recently started a job for first time in years. They have managed to get some furniture and other household items for themselves, but they need help with a dining table and chairs. They want to be able to sit at a table for dinner together after work and be a "real family". They have suffered real hardship but are trying hard to stay debt free. Could you help them?