P suffers with severe depression and anxiety. She has had a tough start to life and has been passed from home to home and has recently been referred to counselling services to help her with her past. She could really do with carpets as she currently has bare floors and the neighbours have complained about the noise underneath. P would like to move in the next few months she has decided rugs are the best way forward, so she can take these with her. Rugs will help her relax in her home and your help to purchase these would be so appreciated/
This lady was widowed suddenly last Christmas which has left her and the family financially insecure and suffering from trauma, grief and anxiety. Her six year old daughter’s bed is too small and they have been sharing a bed. We have a separate request for a bed but would love to also provide a suitable mattress as the young child is not always making it to the bathroom on time which is causing damage to bedding and the mattress. Your help would be so appreciated.
K, his partner and three children need to be rehoused and are saving every spare penny to pay off their rent arrears to enable this. Their youngest child was hospitalised with respiratory issues and has ongoing investigations. Their tumble dryer has broken so they have had to spend more on heating to get their clothes dry leading to longer time before they can move, and having wet laundry around is not good for the baby's health. A new dryer would help them make their fresh start sooner.
Our client and her husband are on Universal Credit) her husband is also on permanent sick leave waiting for an operation with regards to blood clots in his legs. They have 3 children. Their dishwasher has broken down, and they are looking for a replacement as both parents have arthritis in their hands and have difficulty holding objects, particularly when wet. The item can be provided by a company that specialises in recycled guaranteed appliances, fitting and delivery included in the price.
N is a vulnerable single mother who suffered Domestic Abuse 3 years ago. She was moved to a Council Flat with her twin boys and and given an old fridge freezer which is now in great disrepair. It accumulates ice which she chops away and sometimes defrosts itself and leaks. This is a desperate request for a replacement of this equipment. She cooks 2 or 3 times a week to save on electricity and gas bills but she cannot preserve any food she cooks now. Your help would mean a great deal.
M has been a victim of domestic abusive, particularly controlling and coercive behaviour. This mother has been moved between numerous temporary accommodations, in excess of 3 in one year, with her now two-year-old daughter. They have just received the offer of a permanent property. This property is now providing stability and peace of mind to Mum, two-year-old daughter and unborn daughter who is due at any time now. M would be hugely grateful for any help towards this.
S, who was alerted to us by the Justice and Care Service, is fleeing domestic violence and resettling into a home provided in the area. She arrived with few belongings but has been able to acquire various household items. She has a microwave but no cooker. Her many complex health problems mean that having a proper cooker is essential for her get into a good healthy eating situation and would be so thankful for any support in helping her buy a cooker.
K is recovering from anorexia and is under the mental health team. Her fridge, freezer and oven are all old and not working properly and will either need replacing or fixing. K is moving into a different flat with her partner and son and would appreciate help to sort out the families appliances so that they can have a good start in a new place.
This single mum of four has not been able to decorate their home since moving in a few years ago. One of her children has hydrocephalis and spends a lot of time in hospital. She says her friend has agreed to help if she can get paint and wallpaper. She is very excited at the idea of making her home look nice but can't afford all of the paint etc. Your help would be such a wonderful gift to this family.
Our client has just had to move out of accommodation that was unsuitable, run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no money to furnish her new flat and has nothing with her. Unfortunately, there is no family support for this woman in this country and is struggling to move forward. This gift will make a huge difference, enabling her to be comfortable in her home, feel safe, and get a good sleep so she is able to work.
This lady has just moved out of accommodation that was unsuitable, run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no kitchen essentials, including an oven. She has no family support in this country and is struggling to move forward. This gift will make a huge difference enabling her to cook for herself and start to feel more at home.
C is on Universal Credit and due to the uplift ending she has no spare money for anything other than her bills. She currently doesn't have a cooker and relies on a microwave, so she isn't managing to eat nutritious meals and is paying for ready made ones which is making budgeting more difficult. A new cooker would allow her to buy fresh food and cook in batches, which would help keep her costs down and ensure she is eating nutritious meals.
A is single parent with no family support or child maintenance. There is no washing machine in property and A is having to travel to a laundrette to wash her and her children's clothes. With UC uplift finishing she has little money for anything other than bills and food and is worried about keeping their clothes clean. A washing machine would help to keep their clothes clean and reduce the stress and pressure A is currently feeling. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
My client, her husband and young baby have recently been given the opportunity to move into a new property after having lived in extremely poor conditions for the past year and a half. Their new home is much safer and better suited for a young family but is completely unfurnished. They are in need of financial support so that they can purchase essential household items that they are otherwise unable to afford, such as a washing machine and cooker.
This is for a lady who recently lost her job, was then unable to pay her rent and lost her tenancy. She has now moved into another rented accommodation, and has sold most of her belongings to make ends meet. We are trying to support this lady as much as possible to help her to make a fresh start and improve her mental health, which has been severely affected by her situation. A cooker will enable her to make nutritious meals for herself, and give her back some of her self confidence.
Our client has recently moved from very poor quality accommodation that was entirely unsuitable; run down, damp and very poor quality. She has no money to furnish her new flat and has no furniture at all. She does not have family support in this country and is struggling to move forward. Without a sofa this lady does not have anywhere to sit at the end of the day and a fridge will allow her to keep her food stored properly. Your gift will make such a difference.
This lady was in hospital due to Covid-19. She was on a ventilator and put in an induce coma. She now suffers from long Covid-19 causing extreme fatigue, breathlessness and cognitive problems. She also has peripheral neuropathy which affects her walking. The tracheotomy she underwent has affected her speech and she has been referred for speech therapy. She has had to be re-housed to a home better suited to her health needs and needs a washing machine as she can no longer access the launderette.
Our client is a single mother, recently widowed and has a son with learning difficulties and autism. He requires 24-hour care and Mum is unable to work as a result of caring for him. Her son tends to fall out of bed in the middle of the night and Mum has asked for financial support towards a specialised bed with side rails. This gift would make such a difference to this family.
Ms G has recently been through a divorce, leaving her the sole parent for a two year old. She was eager to find work and moved out of the area in search of a job, but became isolated from friends and family and moved back to be near them, but was out of work. She is now pregnant and is struggling financially. They have never lived in an unfurnished property and have not had to worry about appliances. Their new property has no cooking facilities and a microwave is an essential item for Ms G and her son as warms his milk and cooks their food this way. Please could you help them buy a microwave?
Our client is a young woman struggling with illness due to diabetes and living on a very low income. She just moved into a new house from a furnished property and has no means of buying furniture for her new home. She is sleeping on the floor with duvet covers which is not good for her health or mental wellbeing. A bed would greatly improve her living conditions.
This young man had a serious accident that meant he had to give up his career and dream as a semi-professional footballer. His family life disintegrated and his wife took custody of their children. He has suffered both physical and psychological damage. His mobility is limited and he has been moved into a council bungalow. His mental health is fragile. He needs a washing machine to try to improve his independence and having clean clothes would make a difference to his quality of life. Please could you help us buy a washing machine for this young man?
This lady is in serious financial hardship. Her washing machine is broken and she has children with additional needs/health issues. She has been referred to our Next Step Shop and is working with the community link advisor for additional support.
D lost her job after the furlough scheme ended last month. She now has to start the process of claiming Universal Credit while she searches for another job. On top of this her freezer has broken and she has a large family to support and it feels very difficult to buy good value food without a freezer. Your support in helping to buy a freezer would be an enormous blessing to the family.
This client is a single parent with a 3 year old child. She became homeless not long after the baby was born following a family break up. Since then she has lived in a hostel for vulnerable women where she has received ongoing support with daily living skills and counselling regarding her diagnosed anxiety. She has now been deemed ready for independent living and has been offered an unfurnished flat. She is reliant upon Universal Credit so has no means of purchasing the essential goods needed.
CS is a single mother of four children. She has lived on a low income long term and has no money left after paying for essentials . Her cooker has broken and she cannot get any help from the Department of Work & Pensions or the local council. Her family are unable to support her financially and she does not have anywhere else to turn to. Your support in helping C buy a cooker would be so appreciated.
N is a single lady who fled domestic violence and was recently in a refuge. She has been helped by the council and the refuge to get a new private tenancy, but she has no furniture as she had to leave this behind. The refuge are arranging beds but until she gets these her daughter can't move back in with her and she is sleeping on the floor. We would be so grateful to be able to buy her a sofa and help this family back onto their feet.
C has 3 children and is currently grieving the loss of her partner who was tragically killed. His death has severely affected her mental health. C's cooker has broken which is making things even more difficult for her and she is not able to provide meals for her children. The added stress of her broken cooker is a real burden and she would be grateful for any support to be able to purchase a new cooker. Many thanks.
Our client is a lovely Mum to three children. Her washing machine has broken and the children all need uniforms washed regularly. Mum is very stressed due to the difficulties and practicalities of not having a washing machine and not being able to replace it as she has a very limited income. A laundrette is very impractical and Mum is getting upset at the thought of the children not having clean uniform. Can you help?
We are supporting a lovely mum who has been through a lot in her life. She is currently having to share a bed with her teenage children. We are hoping to bless her with a mattress to help her have a good nights sleep in a bed of her own and allow her children to have their privacy back too. We have submitted a separate request for the bed frame and the blessing of a mattress would make such a difference. This family have been through a lot of trauma and this kind gesture would be so so appreciated.
This gentleman is working with a community link advisor. He is in serious need and our advisor is helping him with his Personal Independence Payment application. He has a number of health problems and struggles with incontinence, and needs to change his clothing and bedding frequently. He is also a lone parent. His dryer has broken and he's struggling to keep up with his washing. Your support to purchase a new tumble dryer would be so appreciated.
Miss A fled domestic abuse with her children. She was unable to collect any belongings and was placed into a refuge for some time. She has been trying to rebuild her life with the children in a safe environment and has been offered a new property. The cost of the move and also having to find the money for white goods has took its toll on her finances. It is important to the family to sit around the dining table to eat, and to learn and it is a real priority for Miss A to have a dining table. Can you please help?
Please can we help a single parent with a 3 month old baby who is living in temporary accommodation and needs a double bed frame? Her bed has broken but was second-hand and not that robust in the first place. She is receiving Universal Credit and she is managing her money with help from the Foodbank, but a large purchase such as this is well beyond her budget. A new bed frame would certainly help her situation. Thank you.
This single mum of a 5-year old girl is living on Universal Credit and struggling to make ends meet. Her fridge freezer has broken but she has no way of being able to afford a replacement, which is so necessary in order to budget and keep food fresh. She would be so appreciative of support to help buy a fridge freezer so she can begin batch cooking and planning meals in advance. Thank you.
We are working with a single mum who has been rehomed across the country due to domestic abuse. Having to flee at short notice has meant that her support networks have been broken. She's keen to keep her children looking clean & tidy so they can attend their new school, which is difficult enough, forming new bonds & overcoming traumas. We have a relationship with a local white goods refurb firm, who can supply the above items. Could help support this family with a fresh start?
N was a victim of significant emotional and financial abuse for 20 years. She has now been safely rehoused but has been left with debts and often struggles with simple everyday tasks - some days are better than others. A freezer would enable her to shop and cook on the days she can manage this but have food available from it for the days when she is struggling.
We are supporting a lady who suffers from bone cancer and she's struggling to cope with a low income. She lives alone with very few essentials to provide comfort. She does not have a bed and is sleeping on a sofa which is causing a lot of pain due to her health conditions. She struggles to afford necessities like heating and food. She has expressed how much a bed would make such a difference and enable her to rest properly and sleep without being in pain.
AH is a young refugee who has just been given a council property. It is completely unfurnished and he would like support to get a fridge/freezer. He lives on benefits, and the amount he receives is barely enough to meet his daily living needs. Your donation would help him greatly. Thank you.
This family have moved house and there are no curtain poles or tracks, and at the moment the family have curtains pinned up at the windows. Getting the correct poles will enhance the living and bedroom areas and help the family settle more into their new home. Moving into the winter this will help with privacy and heat loss. The priority is the boy’s bedroom so he can have his own space within the home.
The client is a single mum with 2 children who is enthusiastically studying and trying to find work in the construction industry. She is currently in temporary accommodation and unfortunately had a small fire that started in her oven. The London fire brigade have advised her not to use the oven so she only has a hob for the time being. Having chatted to F she said she would be so grateful for help in this area as finance is very tight at the moment. Thank you for reading this.
This single mother has a 2 year old and an 8 week old baby. Their fridge/freezer has broken and is leaking onto floor. She is receiving Universal Credit but has no other income and cannot afford to replace large appliances like this. Please could you help her?
This single parent, with an 8 week old baby and a 2 year old child, is in need of a replacement tumble dryer. They had a donated one which broke down and has left the mum with huge amounts of clothes to dry in a small flat. A replacement dryer would save money on heating, save space and save the mum time and energy.
T has a very limited income and all her current income goes on rent and utility bills. She is unable to afford furnishings for her home. She is being supported by the early intervention team, but being able to purchase some basic furniture such as a sofa, table and chair would make her home much more comfortable and increase her living standards dramatically.
L is a single parent with six children up to the age of 17. L and her daughter were both victims of domestic abuse and the family are currently living in an overcrowded three bedroom flat. L is on benefits and struggling to meet the basic needs of her family. They have a small fridge with a freezer compartment, but L has to shop for food several times a week as it is so small, which is costly and time-consuming. A larger fridge freezer would help her bulk shop and cook.
H and his wife's relationship broke down during the pandemic and he began staying at the night shelter. The tenancy on his and his wife's house was in his wife's name and he felt unable to return there. He has now signed for his own tenancy with a housing association but is struggling to furnish it. His mum died a number of years ago and he has no contact with his dad, so he doesn't have good support networks. He has sourced some second hand furniture but can't afford a washing machine.
M has been living in a homeless shelter for the past few months. He recently got a new housing association flat, however it is unfurnished. He needs a cooker in order to keep himself sustained and manage his low income, and to cook healthy food rather than having to live off ready meals.
M was recently given a king size bed base, but her mattress is old. She suffers with back problems and depression and anxiety, and she spends a lot of her down days in bed, so we would like to help her get a new mattress for her bed. M cannot afford to replace the mattress as she has so little disposable income and only just manages their living expenses. She would be so grateful for any help.
This client was the victim of a serious attack whilst working as a security guard, which left him unable to walk without crutches and in constant pain. He lost his job and then his home as he could not pay the rent. After a period of homelessness he was offered a council flat but he is in receipt of Universal Credit so has no money to furnish it. He cannot access the launderette so is washing his clothes in the sink. He has been recently diagnosed with arthritis so he finds hand washing painful.
N is 25 years old and has 3 year old twins. She recently had to hurriedly leave a domestic violence situation with her children and has now been moved to a completely unfurnished flat. She is seeking help to buy a fridge freezer. We are helping with furniture and clothes as she had to leave without any of her possessions. N is bravely facing a new life and trying to make a good fresh start for her children and any help at all towards purchasing a fridge would be hugely appreciated.
Could you help this young man who is in need of an oven/ cooker for his home, please? He has been recently housed in a new home, and although he has managed to equip his property with some essentials he still needs a cooker. He is not currently working so has little spare cash and would find it impossible to save the amount needed from his benefits. It would make such a difference to his day to day life if he was able to cook a full meal.
Ms H is a single mother with 3 children. She has had to skip all the beds in the family due to an infestation of bed bugs. These have now been cleared. Ms H relies on Universal Credit to pay for food, gas and electric for the family. She used to work but she lost her job when everyone was working from home, therefore the children were not coming in. She was then offered 12 hour shifts but with being a single mum she couldn't take it up.
This gentleman doesn’t have a washing machine and has lots of health problems, including incontinence. He cannot walk and is totally reliant on support. Our Community Link Adviser is appealing a Personal Independence Payment decision and helping with lots of other issues. Please can you help us to buy a washing machine for him?
Our client is a single person living in a housing association property. They are currently on a very low income and have moved to a new property. The client does not have any money to buy a cooker- they have approached the council for help but have not been successful. They are currently living off takeaways and very low nutritional meals. Any help towards a cooker for their property would be much appreciated.
This client is a lone parent to a 1 year old and 3 year old. She is in receipt of a low income of Universal Credit and Child Benefit, which means that she has very little spare income every month after paying for essential costs. She does not have a washing machine which she so desperately needs as 2 very young children create a lot of washing daily basis. She struggles to do it all by hand and this is very costly at a launderette, so would really appreciate any help to buy a washing machine.
The client was referred to us by a local hostel as he has recently moved on to his own accommodation after being homeless the past few months. He is now ready to move into his own independent accommodation, however, needs help purchasing white goods due to low income and being in debt. Your support would allow us to purchase a fridge-freezer for the client and arrange delivery of the item, while also having the broken item removed from his new accommodation.
Our client is on basic Universal Credit and his cooker broke down about 6 months ago. Since then he has been living off microwavable meals which he is finding expensive. He loves to cook Caribbean food which he can't do at the moment. He has very little spare money so can't afford to replace it himself. Could you help?
Our client is disabled and unable to work. His housing situation is unstable, and the living conditions in the housing provided are inadequate. With the difficulties that COVID has brought in the last 18 months, he has found it difficult to get the support from the charity network he had relied on for support for many years. This means that he has been sleeping on a broken bed. He is requesting help to purchase a new frame, so that he can sleep comfortably once more. Please could you help?
D. has just moved to a new home and has no gas, electricity or furniture. Her support workers have sorted out gas and electricity for her but wonder if Acts 435 would be able to help her get a settee for her lounge. D. lives alone and has mental health issues such that she needs support.
Y left her abusive husband and moved to a hostel with her son. She is being advised by Citizens Advice about a divorce. She is working and also receives all eligible benefits, but she has now been re-housed into a rented unfurnished flat with only basic kitchen items. There's no money left from her income after normal monthly outgoings, and she would be very grateful for help to meet her most urgent needs for mattresses and kitchen pots and pans.
B is a single mum to her little girl. They had been living in a caravan and other temporary accommodation. They have now been allocated a permanent place to call home and provide security. She has no funds to be able to buy the white goods needed. They are surviving on just universal credit and child benefit. We have found items for them including a fridge-freezer and have found a good cooker for them to buy, but they need help with the cost. This will make such a huge difference to be able to cook hot meals through the winter.
S has recently moved into temporary accommodation from emergency accommodation after being on the streets. She is in desperate need of a cooker as nothing has been provided in her new premises. She has no means of cooking currently and prefers a cooker as she cooks from scratch. Would you be able to assist this lovely lady please? Thank you very much.
This mum of 3 girls (11, 5 and 3 years old) has had to move due to domestic violence. The family are in temporary accommodation but are hoping that they will soon be given a permanent home. The oldest girl is in urgent need of a bed and they would like something to sit on in their lounge. The mum is suffering from anxiety and other mental health issues. Please would you help them to make a fresh start. Thank you.
This gentleman and his family are struggling to make ends meet due to a low income. He suffers from depression and his wife has breast cancer, his daughter suffers from epilepsy. His son is working but receives a low wage. Their cooker has broken and they have no spare money to buy one. Please could you help by donating £150 to enable them to buy a second hand cooker? Thank you.
We are currently supporting a lovely young mum who has been struggling financially to provide for her family. She has not had a washing machine for quite some time and has been relying on her sister to do their washing. We would love to be able to empower mum to be able to do the family's washing herself.