Ms S is living at home with her 2 small children. She is a domestic violence survivor. Before leaving the property the ex partner took a lot of household items that he purchased, including the wardrobe and drawers. Ms S has managed to get white goods from the local authority and charities. However, she is struggling to get the wardrobe and drawers. At the moment, clothing and the children's belongings are on the floor. Just these two items will help bring some normality back for the children.
This young family are in need of a double bed and bedding. They have just been given keys to their first house and are waiting on some white goods that have been donated to them. They would really like to get a bed that has storage underneath. Any help you could give would be really appreciated, as they have no other means of help.
This single mother of 3 came to us for help when her washing machine recently broke. She had been using her machine quite regularly and although it was an old machine it was quite reliable. Unfortunately she did not have insurance and is on a very low income, but she now is in need of a replacement which she cannot afford. The client works quite long shifts and finds it hard to wash the clothes by hand so this would be a massive blessing to them and enable them to carry on as normal.
This young single mum is expecting a baby in eight weeks. She lost her job due to the lockdown and got into arrears, but she has now managed to clear these with her Universal Credit. She has just secured a new tenancy, however all the white goods were built in at her old address, and she has no way of sourcing new white goods for her new property. Any help you could give her to get a new washing machine would be really appreciated.
A Christians Against Poverty client, on his journey to become debt free, living on a tight budget, is desperately in need of an orthopedic bed. This large framed man has had surgery for a spine injury and requires the support a special bed would give him. He is prepared to contribute to the cost and the Debt Coach is seeking additional funding to make up the balance required. The difference this bed would make will also impact his mental health and feeling of well-being.
V is cohabiting with two dependent children in a 1 bedroom flat. His partner and her children moved in with him in an emergency basis recently due to bullying from a neighbour. She was scared to go back to the house because of this and lost most of her items in there. She was able to bring the children's beds, however they have two single beds in a small bedroom and no space to play, especially in the lockdown. A bunk bed would save them so much space until they can move, which they can't currently.
D needs £150 for white goods. She lives in Morecambe with her children and, until recently, with her partner. However her partner recently became violent after several years of coercive behaviour and started to smash up the house, causing extensive damage. He has been charged by the police and will shortly go to court. D is left without a working cooker or fridge/freezer and some damaged furniture. With £150 we can get her a cooker or fridge/freezer. Can you help her with the £150 needed?
J lives in Lancaster and needs £150 to move house. She and her daughter will shortly be re-housed because of domestic abuse. She also suffers from poor mental health and feels unable to leave the home. She lives on Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment and has no spare cash to fund the move. Her daughter has to travel to college, which further eats into her limited income. She will probably get help with the cost of the physical move but needs £150 to buy floor coverings, can you help?