This 48 year old asylum seeking woman, with a degree in midwifery, has been volunteering with British Red Cross as a translator, helping others to learn English and supporting family reunion. She would really benefit from having a laptop for this role, as well as for further learning and connecting to others. Please consider helping her to improve her skills and have what she needs to settle well in Leeds.
M and her two children have recently moved house, having fled domestic violence on two occasions. They have minimal possessions and a tumble dryer would really help them to make the best use of their limited clothes.
This 69 year old lady retired to Tenerife with her husband where they rented a furnished flat. Sadly he died, after only 10 months of retirement, leaving her alone and far from home. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and did not cope well alone. She is now back in the UK living with her daughter and has been allocated a council bungalow. Apart from a bed, she has no furniture or white goods. Her only income is state pension so she would benefit greatly from any help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
This family of five are refugees from Azerbaijan. The father was a political prisoner who was tortured there whilst imprisoned by the state. Since his release he has suffered from mental illness. They receive benefits and manage all their living expenses but are not able to afford large items. Their fridge has broken down meaning they are spending more on fresh food so your help to buy a fridge/freezer would help them very much.
D has recently moved into a local authority flat after a period of time living in temporary accommodation. He receives Universal Credit and is trying hard to find employment. He moved into his flat with very few belongings and no furniture. Despite being on a very tight budget, he has managed to get a few things together but would really appreciate help with getting a cooker. This will enable him to prepare proper meals and eat more healthily.
This 69 year old lady retired to Tenerife with her husband where they rented a furnished flat. Sadly he died, after only 10 months of retirement, leaving her alone and far from home. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and did not cope well alone. She is now back in the UK living with her daughter and has been allocated a council bungalow. Apart from a bed, she has no furniture or white goods. Her only income is state pension so she would benefit greatly from any help to purchase a reconditioned cooker. This is the second request on the lady's behalf, the other being for help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
J lives with her partner who has been sanctioned for 9 months for missing an appointment, so they are now both living on just her Universal credit. J has eczema, which means she has to wash her bedding often, as her skin cracks and bleeds. Her washing machine has broken and she has been trying to go to the launderette, but this is working out to be very expensive especially as she has to go a few times a week. Please can you help to buy a second hand washer for her? Thank you.
A has poor health with arthritis in her hips, depression and also a mild learning disability. She was previously living with her son, but he recently started a new relationship and moved without warning, making his Mum homeless. It then came to light that she had been financially abused by her son, who had been taking her pension money and getting loans in her name. She now has her own flat but has only basic furniture and no bed. She is sleeping on a sofa but this is making her hips worse.
I've been working with this lady since June and only this week she revealed to me that she has been sleeping on a put up bed which she struggles to get out of each morning. She has significant physical and mental health problems and it feels like no-one cares for her so was amazed to hear about Acts 435. She has put a lot of effort into working with Christians Against Poverty and a new bed would help her to get the physical rest she needs each night.
J has been in a hostel for 3 months now. He was made homeless after the friend he was staying with lost his accommodation. J has been working with the dual diagnostic team because of the issues he has with his mental health and his substance abuse. They have seen progress with him and he is now engaging with a methadone programme. He has been on benefits for about 2 months, so is not eligible for an advance. J would like to buy a microwave and a single bed for his new flat.
M has both mental and physical health issues, he has been homeless for about 12 months but now has a bedsit. He has the basic things he needs but is without a cooker. He was a chef when he was working and would love to be able to cook a hot meal from scratch. He has applied for Universal Credit but it will be five weeks before he gets his first payment. He would then need to save for a few months to be able to buy a mini oven. Please could you help him so that he can start to cook healthy meals?
H is single, and is struggling financially. She had a heart attack 2 years ago and is unfit for work. She is awaiting open heart surgery and also has other severe health problems. She moved to a new area to escape an abusive relationship and has secured a flat, but is struggling to get together the basic items she needs to furnish it. She would love to be able to cook for herself but cannot afford a cooker and is having to rely on microwave meals. She would be very grateful for your help.
After a breakdown in relationship with my partner I have had to try and build a new life for myself and young children. I work part time but still struggle to pay bills and buy food. My cooker as now broken and I am unable to cook food for my family and worry about this constantly which is preventing me from sleeping properly. If I could get some help to buy a cooker then I can start to provide warm meals again for my family and this will reduce the amount of stress I feel under.