R became homeless after her landlord behaved inappropriately towards her, making it impossible for her to stay. This led to depression. She has been staying in supported accommodation for a while, has engaged well, and has now managed to get her own unfurnished flat. R has saved up to buy a bed, and got a local authority loan for a cooker and a fridge, but her flat has no floor covering. A carpet for her living room would really help her flat to feel like home and improve her mental health.
L and her partner have just moved into a Housing Association property, but the donated bed has a very old, worn double mattress and L is suffering with back pain, and not able to sleep properly. The couple are on a very low income and have a large amount of debt, which they are making repayments to as quickly as their benefits allow, but this leaves them with very little for day-to-day living so they cannot save anything towards larger items. A new mattress would make a huge difference to them.
H has been street homeless and sofa surfing for the past nine months having fled domestic violence. She has been exposed to further violence and sexual coercion through being homeless. With support, H has made positive changes, is engaging well with support and now has an unfurnished tenancy where she is able to start her journey of recovery. She is enthusiastic to start a fresh new life and be reunited with her child and family. Some basic furniture would really help with this process.
K has been diagnosed with diabetes and is working with the diabetes nurse to change his diet. He has been ill for some time and missed a job center appointment that led to him being sanctioned. His fridge broke down some time ago and due to lack of funds he has not replaced it. His nurse has told him that he needs to eat more fresh fruit and veg and a new fridge would keep his food fresher for longer, can you help him to get the fridge he needs please?
E had to leave his family home due to his mother’s mental health difficulties and he has recently managed to get his own flat. He has mental health problems of his own, and has attempted suicide, but is receiving support to help him to cope. He receives Universal Credit and is just about managing to meet his day to day bills but has nothing left over to afford the basic items he needs to furnish his flat. He would like to be able to buy a washing machine and would really appreciate your help.
We have a mum at school expecting her 5th child which was very much unplanned. She has three children with special needs, one of whom is autistic with complex needs. The youngest child has now outgrown her cot to the extent that it has broken and we would like to ask for help to purchase a new one. Other items needed are a single wardrobe, a Moses Basket, a pushchair, a steriliser and baby bottles. Many thanks for your help.
This lady is a single mum with two children under two years old. Currently both children share her bed but she would like to get them into their own beds. She was moved to Barnsley by the council and has no support from friends and no family in the UK. She feels isolated and depressed but is so grateful to learn there may be some help for her and the children.
D has been in hospital for the last six months with mental health issues, which have led to him being evicted from his previous accommodation. He has been supported to secure an unfurnished bedsit, but he can't move into it until he has a bed or mattress to sleep on. Due to errors being made in processing his Universal Credit claim, he is currently financially destitute, and has no family or friends around him who can help with the purchase of a bed.
L is a single mum to 4 children. She has had no stair carpet in her home for 5 years. The house is old and cold with the stairs leading off the hallway. The carpet would make a huge difference to the family. L is working with Christians Against Poverty and budgeting as best she can with what money she has coming in but there is no way that she can afford to buy a carpet.
T, a vulnerable lady living alone, woke up one morning to find her partner dead on the sofa, and is suffering with anxiety and mental health issues. Her support worker managed to obtain a new sofa but the old one is still in the property stacked with other stuff in her bedroom. She is unable to use the bedroom to sleep in, so uses the sofa! The cost to remove the furniture is £120. T has been warned by the housing organisation that the furniture needs to be removed, but cannot afford the cost.
A has been granted leave to remain and he is delighted that he can stay in the UK and be safe. He will be moving into a property and has been given a bed and a sofa. He is going to save up from his benefits to by a cooker, but it will be months before he can save up enough to buy a fridge. He's diabetic and really needs to eat fresh fruit and veg to stay healthy. A second hand fridge would help him to keep his food fresh. Could you help him?
A was evicted from a private rented property and the council have rehoused him as he is classed as vulnerable. His new property has nothing in it and a lot of his things were damaged by mould in the other property. He would benefit from a cooker as he is not eating properly. He does have mental health issues that are not being addressed at present, having a cooker would help him to settle in and get into a routine. Then hopefully we can get him to engage with the mental health service.
C is estranged from his family and has been staying with friends for 6 months, but he has no had to leave their flat as they have been evicted and he is now homeless. He has been told that he is quite a low priority for council housing and is trying to get a private flat but needs a deposit. We have helped him to apply for benefits and he is going to buy a cooker, but needs your help to buy a bed and mattress. Thank you for considering his request.
J has come to us for advice regarding her debts. She is a single mum with a small child who has left an abusive relationship (both financially and physically). J could not afford a washing machine and has been forced to rent one at a cost of £6 p/w. We're trying to help J balance her budget and save expenditure where she can. Owning her own washing machine rather than renting will be much better for her in the long run. Any support offered will be gratefully received.
W is in her early twenties. She lives alone and suffers from mental health issues. She has no family support. She needs help to buy a washing machine as the one she has has broken and she is currently washing everything by hand. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
S separated from his partner and was so anxious and depressed he took an overdose and ended up in hospital. He is still struggling to come to terms with what has happened. He has 3 children who he sees regularly and he has recently got a flat. He receives Universal Credit but has deductions which leave him struggling to pay his bills and he has nothing left over to buy furniture and other basic items he needs. He would like to be able to buy a washer, and would be grateful of help towards this.