This elderly lady is on Universal Credit. She lives in a flat with her son who has major health issues and is shielding. They moved into the flat in August 2019 and the cooker stopped working soon after. Since then they have made do with a microwave. M has approached the charity to ask for funds to buy a reconditioned cooker. It would really improve their quality of life, and the variety of food they can eat.
This young mum has had to apply for a Debt Relief Order as her financial situation is so tough. She has a little boy who is 2 years old and has outgrown his cot. She has requested a toddler bed for him and a safety gate. These two items would make a massive difference to their family life.
J is bi-polar and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and manic depression. She is a hoarder and is working with her social worker and occupational therapist to bring this under control. She needs a fridge freezer but her spare money is going on a removal company to help with the clearance.
D has been referred to us for help with raising funds for a laptop. D is a gentle man who, following a bad start in life, took to drugs and alcohol as a crutch. He's now receiving much needed support and help with a local rehousing charity who are aiding his recovery and employment prospects. It would help him immensely if he could have a laptop so he can start to rebuild his life and career. Thank you!
D has been referred to us for help with raising funds for rugs/carpets. D is a gentle man who, following a bad start in life, took to drugs and alcohol as a crutch. He's now receiving much needed support and help with a local rehousing charity who are aiding his recovery and employment prospects. He's so motivated to move on now and is searching charity shops for household items but could really do with big rugs or carpets - his flat is bare. Please could you help?
N and her partner, who has epilepsy, are moving into an unfurnished property after a year in hostel accommodation. They have been given some furniture and kitchen appliances but they still need 2 wardrobes, 2 bedside cabinets, and a chest of drawers. N is due to give birth in three weeks.
S has recently escaped an abusive relationship. She has spent time off work because her ex-partner has followed her there. She has obtained a non-molestation order and the police are currently pursuing a prosecution. She been living in temporary accommodation and has now secured an unfurnished tenancy, but with her time off work and the cost of securing the tenancy, she is struggling to get some essential items. She needs a bed and a mattress, a wardrobe, a sofa, a fridge, and a microwave oven.
R is a single mother with two teenage daughters. She is struggling on a very low income, and can't cope with extra expenses. Her eldest daughter's bed was broken and has now collapsed completely. Some help is available from the local council, but this amount has to be topped up if a new bed is to be bought. At the moment, sleeping arrangements are proving problematic, so it needs solving urgently.
This client is a single man working with Christians Against Poverty in Leeds has recently moved into a new flat. The previous tenant had left it in a poor state and the client needs to purchase a new fridge freezer among other items. At the moment he is unable to bulk buy food as he has nowhere to store it which is making budgeting for the week very difficult and costly.
S is in her 70's, she lives alone and tries to remain independent. She has issues with mobility and is partially sighted. In May her cooker broke, but due to the lockdown she didn't tell anyone as she was isolating and she has just been managing by eating cold food, that her neighbour shopped for. She doesn't have the funds to replace the cooker, but really needs to start eating cooked meals again. Please could you help her to buy a replacement cooker? Thank you for your help.
N is a lady struggling with both mental health issues and high blood pressure which is resulting in loss of eye sight. Her current eating habits are putting her health and blood pressure at risk and the simple addition of an oven would enable her to cook in a way that begins to turn things in her life around. She can't afford one and would be so grateful if you were able to help her. Thank you!
H is a middle aged man who lives on his own. He has been referred to us by his housing support officer, as he has had no working washing machine for the last 2 years. H is a softly spoken gentleman who is unable to work because of alcohol issues. He said he would really appreciate having a washing machine, as this would vastly improve his quality of life.
F is a young woman who has been referred to us by an intervention support worker. F lost her job and since then things have taken a downturn. She had to wait for Universal Credit and now has deductions from it for rent arrears. The support worker is helping F create a safe and appropriate home environment. Currently F's daughter is under temporary guardianship, and getting a working fridge freezer would be a big step towards making the home an appropriate one for a child.