D is a regular at our soup kitchen and foodbank. He has recently experienced some medical problems, which have resulted in his mattress becoming too soiled for proper cleaning. He is currently sleeping on the floor, but has identified a mattress he would like to get once shops reopen. He is worried about how he will afford it. We would like to buy the mattress for him.
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The client has moved into temporary accommodation and is without cooking facilities. She has requested via the foodbank for any help that can be given to fund a mini oven for current use but also so that she can take it with her when she is moved again. She is very grateful that there is a possible way forward in her situation. Many thanks.
M is a very vulnerable 27 year old with mental health problems which have caused her to overspend in the past. Stress about being in debt has worsened her health, to the point where she recently spent 10 days in a mental health unit. We have provided her with budget coaching and her father will help her with budgeting in the future. A Debt Relief Order would write off her debts, massively reduce her stress and allow her to make a fresh start.
R lives with her 3 children all under the age of 5. She came to the UK with her husband as a Syrian refugee but he has abandoned the family and gives no support, financial or otherwise. She struggles to pay regular bills, let alone have any money over for other essentials. Her flat is damp and mouldy and one mattress is now badly affected. She needs money to replace the mattress and sheets. R is very stressed by her situation and your kind donation would greatly help her.
At the start of the pandemic, B and her 4 daughters became a single-parent family. Her husband abandoned them and they were left with no income. She speaks no English and relies on her 16 year-old daughter to interpret. She is unable to pay her rent in full and has mounting bills and arrears while she waits for her benefits to be sorted out. B is very stressed as the girls need school uniforms and warm winter clothes. She will be very relieved and grateful for your help.
B and his wife J are a family of 9, living in overcrowded accommodation with their 5 children, J's sister and her newborn baby. They survive on a very low income as J lost her job as a part-time carer and B claims Employment Support Allowance as he is unable to work due to PTSD. B has requested help with a clothing voucher to buy winter coats for the children, money is very tight and the family find it hard to purchase anything other than the essentials.
L had a domestic violence incidence during which many of her household essentials were destroyed. As she is unemployed, she desperately needs financial help to fix the damages so the draft is prevented from streaming into her apartment. Could you help her?
M lives with her young son and is carer for her severely disabled husband. He suffers from degenerative scoliosis along with heart and respiratory problems - he finds it difficult to walk. The family was evicted from their home. Temporary accommodation has been provided, but it is unfurnished. It's so difficult for M to go the launderette while caring for her young son and husband's needs. They desperately need a washing machine. Please can you help?
L came to us struggling with mental health issues and having recently lost her job as a hairdresser due to the pandemic. She is determined to get herself back on her feet, aiming to be a mobile hairdresser. Her car, which she will need, has been costing her £95 per month to be insured. With our encouragement, she has found insurance for £49 per month. But she cannot afford the £90 cancellation fee on her old policy. Your help with this would make a huge difference for L.
A is a single mother of three young children who has struggled with managing her finances for a long time. She has had to use foodbanks several times to feed her children. We have supported her and helped her to balance her day-to-day finances, but she has no ability to repay her debts. A Debt Relief Order would give her a fresh start and hope for the future that she can keep her home and provide for her children.
M, who is registered deaf, is a regular at our soup kitchen and foodbank along with her family, including young granddaughter. They live together, and are all on very low incomes. Their washing machine has an intermittent fault and we would like to buy them a new one. Could you help?
S is a local lady who we, along with the local counsellor, have been supporting over the last few months. She has lived in this country for many years, and has worked regularly until her health began to deteriorate. She only has an expired passport, so is unable to register for EU Settled Status or claim Universal Credit. We are hoping to get her passport renewed so that she can begin to get her financial support in place.
A single parent family with three children (the girls aged 4 years and 11 years, and the boy aged 14 years) are seeking beds for the youngest child and mother, who is currently sleeping on the floor. In a small two bedroom flat there is not much space, so they are seeking bunk beds as a priority, with an additional bed/pull out option for mum if possible. Mum has steadily lost work across this year as a freelance beautician - work has now been non-existent since March. Basic bills and food are challenging to cover, and they cannot afford furniture.
This lady was referred to our foodbank after fleeing domestic abuse with nothing other than what she could carry. She has no bedding at all and is currently sleeping under a coat. Some help with bedding and kitchen basics would be much appreciated.
This parent was referred to our foodbank due to low income and debts. Her washing machine is broken, and she is unable to afford to buy a new one. It's not easy at the moment to access the launderette and the costs are mounting up. She would be really grateful for any support with a new washing machine.
N is a single mum with two sons. She is struggling on a very low income and was recently referred by her son's school to our foodbank. Her children's beds have broken and they currently have very old mattresses on the floor, which is very cold as they have bare floors. She needs two bed frames and two mattresses. We would be glad of any support towards these.
M has struggled with managing his finances for a long time but Covid-19 has made things much worse. He was working part-time before but has had no work since March. This meant that he couldn't pay for gas and electricity and that his phone bills were left unpaid. He has now been granted benefits and will be able to manage going forward. A Debt Relief Order would give him a fresh start and hope for the future. He can be free from the worry that is affecting his mental health. Thank you.
M has 4 children aged 20 months to 14 years old. He lost his job in July as a result of COVID-19 and has not been able to find a new job since. M receives Universal Credit but is hit hard by the benefit cap. He and his family are struggling to buy food and pay for essential bills. After paying the rent, M only has £200 for the whole month. Can you help M to buy food for his young family at this difficult time while his job search continues?
S has been unable to work and solely depends on benefits due to a serious heart condition and chronic mental health issues. He lives with his wife and two children aged 11 and 7. Both children are in desperate need of warm clothes. The oldest boy has holes in his shoes and feels embarrassed to go to school. Mum and dad have no extra funds at this time and are struggling just to get by. They desperately need winter coats, socks, vests, trousers and jumpers. Please can you help these children?
L suffers with various physical & mental health difficulties, we recently supported her to get her disablility benefits reinstated and are now assisting her with some disrepair issues at home. L's kitchen needs replacing due to extensive damp but it could take a while for her housing association to complete the repairs. Her fridge/freezer no longer works & also needs replacing, this is not something her housing association would source. Could you help us purchase a new fridge/freezer for L?
W is a single parent who is struggling to make ends meet. She is working but despite this, cannot afford all of her bills. Until recently, she received Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit for both of her children. However, these payments were greatly reduced when her son turned 18. He is classed as an asylum seeker and currently applying for asylum support but the application takes 6 weeks. Please could you help support this family while they wait.