This lady accidentally made a hole in the bath whilst attempting to paint in an awkward corner of the bathroom ceiling using a stool to stand on in the bath. She is struggling with debt, on universal credit and is unable to afford any insurance to help. She is being supported by the local Christians Against Poverty debt centre who are also aiming to find someone from a local church to fit it free of charge if at all possible.
F is a middle-aged single woman on job seekers allowance who is trying hard to find work, including doing re-training. She counts every penny and has avoided going into debt, but there is absolutely nothing left after essentials and her cooker has broken down. £120 would buy a second-hand refurbished cooker and have it delivered and installed. She says, “To cook something in an oven would be fantastic- I can’t believe you are doing this for me- maybe my bad luck is coming to an end.”
This single mum of five children is sleeping on a single mattress as she has put her double bed in the boys room to accommodate two of her little boys. She is just managing on benefits and would like to return to work but as her three year old is autistic she is struggling to cope.
This single Mum of 3 young children is asking for help to buy a mattress and bedding for her 2 year old child who has outgrown the cot and is needing to go into a bed. She has acquired a bed base but needs a mattress. She is in receipt of Income Support benefits but has no spare money to provide a mattress. Please can you help? Thank you.
M is a 51-year-old single lady who suffers from osteoporosis, degenerative crumbling of the spine and sciatica and is therefore unable to work and is on benefits. She urgently needs to replace her orthopaedic mattress and is currently sleeping on the floor which is not helping her medical problems. As she is unable to work there is no spare money to replace the mattress and she is asking if you would be able to make a donation towards this much needed replacement.
WS has a bipolar disorder and a problem with alcohol. He now has a support worker and each illness has it's own treatment plan. He is trying really hard to get better but doesn't have a cooker or kettle and therefore cannot make hot meals. His support worker has recommended that he improves his diet but he cannot afford to buy either item, as he has direct deductions taken from his benefits making it very difficult to budget. Your help would make a huge difference.
LF has been homeless for 6 months, he is estranged from his family and has no support around him, as he has chosen to move away from previous friends as they all took drugs. He is now trying to keep away from drugs and make a new start. He has been given a bedsit but has no cooking facilities, he has saved up and bought a kettle but doesn't have enough money to buy a hob. Your help would mean he would be able to cook hot meals.
JT's daughter has been sleeping with Mum, but she is now 16 months and it would be better for her to be in her own bed. Sadly JT has arrears on some of her priority bills so she has to pay those off first before she could buy a bed for her daughter. Her bedroom is quite small but she could fit a cot bed in the room and so we would like to ask for money to buy a cot bed and mattress plus some waterproof bedding.