S has been through a very difficult time. She was evicted by her landlord, lost all her belongings and was homeless for over 2 months. She has mental and physical health problems which have been made worse by her vulnerable circumstances. She has now been offered a flat but her benefits are still being processed so she has no money and is struggling to get the things she needs. She would be grateful for help with buying a fridge freezer so that she can buy and store fresh and frozen food.
D has diabetes, she has been advised to try and eat a healthier diet and include fresh fruit and vegetables, but she cannot afford to buy a fridge and this will limit the food she can buy, as they perish too quickly in her flat. Please could you help her to buy a reconditioned fridge freezer so she can eat more healthily and learn to better manage her diabetes? Thank you.
D has sciatica which affects his hip and leg, he finds it really hard to sit down comfortably and cannot sit for any length of time. He has been advised to get a firm high backed chair, which should help his condition. He has been trying to save from his benefits and has managed to get some money towards the purchase, but it taking a while to get the money together and in the meantime his condition is getting worse. Please could you help him with a donation towards the cost? Thank you.
I, his partner and their three children have recently been granted leave to remain in the country as refugees. Having been housed in temporary accommodation, they are now moving into their own unfurnished property. They are being supported by the council, but have no savings to purchase a cooker, washing machine or fridge freezer, so are unable to wash their clothes or to cook proper meals and eat adequately.
N is a middle-aged woman who has had a rough few years with mental and physical health issues for herself and her husband. She has also suffered the sudden loss of two family members and is in a very emotional state. N is receiving help to try to sort out her finances but, with various debts, including rent arrears and council tax, she is in no position to replace her washing machine. Given that she looks after her mum and also cares for grandchildren, a working washing machine is much needed.
S has been referred to us by a local church who are supporting her. S has learning difficulties and has been forced to flee her previous home because of bullying, threats and intimidation from her neighbours. The house she has moved into has no cooker and S has no means of preparing a hot, cooked meal. Please help us to purchase a cooker for her.
This family of four have fled Iran due to political and religious persecution and have been granted asylum in the UK. They have moved into a small terraced house which they are gradually furnishing and equipping. They have managed to find second hand things but they need to hire a van to collect furniture. As the furniture is in different parts of town we estimate the van will be needed for a full day. This will cost £80 and your help with this would be invaluable.
Our client is on Universal Credit and is trying to save money by batch cooking but doesn't have a freezer to store food. He has come through our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Help and is debt free but just doesn't have enough disposable income to buy white goods outright. He is attending our CAP Job Club to help find work but can you help him in the meantime?
A man has come into the Foodbank seeking help. He was made homeless because he ended up in hospital due to mental health difficulties. He has recently been housed but unfortunately the flat isn't furnished. He needs a bed, a fridge and a microwave. Can you help him?
A was asked to leave his family home 5 years ago following a breakdown and has not seen his family since, as they fail to understand his underlying mental health issues. He is engaging well with support in managing his finances, but his income only just covers rent and bills, and he sometimes has to go without meals. Having been in a temporary hostel, he has been matched to a flat but it is unfurnished. We have been donated a mattress, but would love to be able to get a bed frame for it to go on.
T has been rough sleeping, but is now being supported into his own tenancy. The property is completely unfurnished and T has no furniture or savings to purchase any. We have supported him with a starter pack of bedding and essential household items, and we have been donated a mattress, but we would love to be able to purchase a bed frame to put the mattress on.
P and J have been rough sleeping, sofa surfing and living in substandard accommodation for the last 4-5 years. They are now engaging with services, have been supported into their first tenancy and have slowly been building on making the property a home. They have painted with a supported paint package, and bought what they can from their benefit payment. Both are engaging extremely well with support services and are settling into their home, but they would really benefit from a washing machine.
A has just moved from a hostel into unfurnished accommodation. He struggles with his sleeping and his mental health, but is engaging with support and trying to have a fresh start in a new area. He is currently sleeping on the couch as he doesn't have a bed. We have managed to secure him a donated mattress, but we would love to be able to purchase him a bed base for the mattress.
R has 5 children under 14 and is living on her own. She has been struggling without a cooker for over a year now! She has no way of feeding them hot food and things have been deteriorating. She may end up losing her children as she can't feed them properly. If we could provide a cooker for her she will be able to cook, feed her children and restabilise everything and the risk of losing any of the children will be removed. Can you help? We can get a good secondhand one for £110 and she would so appreciate your help!
J was referred to us by the local food bank. She is struggling financially and has no storage for her daughter, which is causing much anxiety. They had been forced to move with not much notice a couple of years ago and since then had slowly been buying all their furniture. Having a wardrobe wasn't a priority but J's daughter's mental health has been affected by the move and having her clothes strewn around isn't helping her move on. J has many issues but getting storage would help so much.
K is on Universal Credit and has seen a big drop in the amount of benefits he is getting, and he is really struggling. He is having to use a local foodbank and has been without an oven for several months as he cannot afford to purchase one. Any help given towards this would be greatly appreciated.
R is a 67 year old lady, a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) client who suffers from ill health and is going blind. She lives near a river and twice her house has been flooded. The first time her insurance company went bankrupt. The second time her insurance did not cover flooding. She lost everything including all her carpets. Although she has been donated many rugs, they are dirty and need constant cleaning. The dirt exacerbates her ill health. She needs a robust carpet cleaner to keep her rugs clean and to help her health. Thank you.
This client and her daughter recently moved home, and in moving found that their bed had broken. They cannot afford to replace their bed, so they are currently sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Can you help them to replace their bed so that they can sleep well at night?
This mum and her daughter found that their bed had broken when moving house. They are both claiming benefits and can't afford to buy a new bed. They are currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Can you help us?