S is currently living in a winter let in Porthtowan and is somewhat isolated. She is moving into a 2 bedroom property in the new year but has no furniture at all. Her baby is due in April and would like to set up home before then. S has no family here in Cornwall. We are supporting her with midwife appointments and benefit applications. Having a fridge freezer to keep food in for herself and her child would prove to be a valuable item of furniture. We are sourcing other items from donations. Many thanks.
P has been living in a male refuge after fleeing years of domestic abuse from his partner. He is still very vulnerable but has been offered a flat out of the county. He has had a grant for the deposit and 4 weeks rent. He receives Universal Credit but will get no money for 4 weeks. The refuge are contacting a Food bank in his new area. However there is only a bed in his flat. He desperately needs bedding and all the basic kitchen and dining utensils and crockery. Please help him!
This married couple have struggled financially since she was refused her Personal Independence Payments following an assessment a few weeks ago. They were distraught to find their cooker has failed just before Christmas and would love to replace it. We are working with them to improve their living conditions and know it would be a real boost for them to have a working cooker before Christmas. Thank you.
Having been homeless both on the streets and sofas for the last 30 years, this man has now secured a tenancy with the support of the Council. He is awaiting a Personal Independence Payment assessment, and so is having to meet his bills and equip his new accommodation from his initial Universal Credit payments. As a church, we are hoping to help in terms of furniture and clothing. He is excited at this new start and would greatly benefit from a washing machine. Thank you.
F is a sixty-year-old man who has recently moved into the Gordano area. He struggles to make ends meet on benefits and has to make visits to a foodbank. His only means of heating food is a microwave which has recently broken so he has been living on sandwiches for a number of months. We hope to get him a microwave to replace the broken one.