C is a thirty four year old single lady with significant physical (only a quarter lung function following pneumonia) and mental health needs. As a result of this, she found herself homeless and spent some time in a homeless hostel. C has engaged with support services and recently secured her own flat which she is making into a comfortable home for herself. This is a difficult time, due to her limited income of benefits, and C desperately needs a fridge freezer to help maximise her food budget and eat healthily.
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Please can we help A with a bed base? She has moved into a new property, following a period of homelessness, and currently only has a mattress on the floor that she sleeps and sits on. She has mentioned that she is really feeling the cold and would love to be higher up off the floor to try and get a decent nights sleep.
This young girl has gone through a period of sofa surfing and street homelessness. However, throughout her homelessness she has completed her level three studies and has progressed onto a Higher Education Course. She has now secured private accommodation but is having to pay her housing costs six months in advance. Having a washing machine will enable her to continue to live independently and be able to do her own washing. She will be able to continue with her studies and better her future.
This man has recently moved into temporary accommodation having been street homeless for a while, due to break up of his family home. He has been given basic furniture but needs a microwave to be able to cook cheaply. He has also recently undergone abdominal surgery so is unable to work until completely better, but is confident he can get work in the future. He is trying to make good choices and a bit of help would be great.
C is a single mum to a young daughter and lives on basic benefits. After a relationship breakdown, C and her daughter were homeless for four months and relied on distant friends, family, and even bed & breakfasts. Due to the difficult situation, C had to spend much of her money on travel and B&B's in order to find a place to stay for the night. C has finally been given a property with the support of the local Council. They have some furniture but are in desperate need of white goods and bedroom furniture.
M suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, paranoia and psychosis and, as a result has been homeless and sofa surfing for a very long time. She now has professional support, and has been given a new place of her own. She has enrolled on a part time course to improve her employment situation. She lives off Universal Credit and has managed to pay for some second hand furniture, but has nothing left for a cooker. Having a cooker would make such a huge difference to her and give her a sense of finally feeling at home in her own place.
M has come from temporary accommodation after being homeless due to fleeing an abusive home. He fled for his own safety and is now starting again. He works part time in a Night Club and is hoping to go full time; however, he is unable to save up for help. He is also learning to budget as this is his first tenancy. M has been given a cooker but does not have the facility to use it has he has no pans, utensils or plates.
T has been homeless and sleeping rough for a number years. She has most recently been sofa surfing for a short while, but has just secured her own tenancy. The property is unfurnished and T doesn't have any savings or sufficient income to afford to buy any furniture. She would really benefit from a fridge freezer, which would allow her to shop and eat more cheaply and healthily, improving her physical and mental health.
M lives with his partner and ten year old son. He has a number of health issues which mean that he is unable to work. They were homeless and living in a hostel, but have recently moved into an unfurnished property. It is a great relief for them to have a proper roof over their heads, and a chance for a fresh start. They have a bed for their son but nothing else. Help with their weekly shopping bill will mean that they can put money aside to get what they need to fit out their new home.
Our client became homeless after a relationship breakdown and is now applying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) to help and assist with a fresh start to ensure he will maintain housing and be able to afford daily living costs which he cannot do at present after priority bills. A DRO will stop deductions from benefit which will enable client to buy food and meet his personal needs.
R doesn’t have custody of her two younger daughters who are with their father. This has caused severe depression and anxiety. As a result of which she was unable to deal with her bills and became homeless for a short period. Having got back on her feet she lost the UC uplift and got behind with her utility payments. She is very thankful of any help that a grant would give to help her through the winter.