Eda’s story

Eda was referred by a housing officer in desperate need of a fridge-freezer which, due to ill health and a loan that was taken out in her name by a family member without her knowledge, she couldn’t afford…

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Helping older people facing hardship

Eda was referred by a housing officer.  She is in her sixties and suffers from a number of health conditions, including arthritis, and she struggles with her mobility after a number of knee and hip operations. Due to these issues she has recently been rehomed in a property more suitable for her needs. She has gone through a tough time recently after a member of her family took out a loan in her name and she was left to pay off the debt from her minimal income. This meant she was unable to afford some of the basic essentials she needed for her new home. We were able to help to provide a fridge freezer, an essential item for her well-being. Thank you.

"It’s fantastic to see all the ways the community comes together to improve the lives of people in need. From undertaking challenges, to dress-up days, quizzes, raffles and cake-bakes, to donating, setting up a regular gift, volunteering or spreading the word, it all helps to ensure people living in hardship are warm, safe and fed and have the basics in life that we all deserve."

Viola’s story

Viola lives alone in a council tenancy and receives state retirement pension and pension credit. Viola tries to be as independent as possible and relies on bulk cooking to save time and to help her make ends meet. However, when…

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Jake’s story

Jake is a single dad. He has been unable to work since taking on full-time caring responsibilities for his daughter. With little support from family and friends, Jake and his daughter found themselves homeless for several months. Jake was delighted…

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Nigel’s story

Nigel was referred to us by his housing support worker. Nigel has experienced a huge amount of upset in his life. Having had a career in the construction trade, he has been unable to work for some time after suffering…

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Monnie’s story

Monnie lives alone in a council tenancy. She juggles her state pension as best she can to make ends meet, but as prices of essentials continue to rise, this is getting harder and harder. She tries to be as independent…

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Dan’s story

After being homeless for a few months and impacted by a mental health disorder, Dan has obtained an Independent Housing Association tenancy to improve his quality of life. However, he’s been unable to purchase all the essential items needed to…

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Ruth’s story

Ruth suffers from severe fibromyalgia, which limits her mobility. She lives with her son in a house left in a trust to her by her parents. Unable to work, she is struggling to make ends during the cost of living…

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Freya’s story

Freya and her three children fled an abusive relationship and moved to another property. Unfortunately, her partner located them and visited the property, destroying a lot of their household items. With support, they have moved to a safer location but…

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Nick’s story

After being homeless for a few months and impacted by a mental health disorder, Nick has now obtained an Independent Housing Association tenancy to improve his quality of life. But, relying on limited benefits, he didn’t have the money to…

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Debbie’s story

Debbie suffers with a number of health conditions, which make daily life and caring for her young child a real challenge. Previously working as a cleaner, Debbie now receives her income through Universal Credit and Child Benefit as she is…

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Mia’s story

Mia lives with her teenage son. She has serious mobility issues which prevent her from taking up paid work and the limited benefits the family receives leave very little after daily essentials are purchased – particularly in the current cost…

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