£0 remaining for two adjustable stairgates and one adjustable fireguard
This applicant is a Ukrainian mother whose child is now one year old and has started to walk. Their host does not earn a lot of money and the Ukrainian mother is on Universal Credit. Neither has enough money to purchase the safety equipment they now need, as the baby has started to walk. They also need a fireguard for the open fire, as the host cannot afford to keep the central heating on all of the time relying on the fire for background heat. They need the stairgates as the baby is mobile.
R is good with his hands and very capable with electrics. He has learnt 'on the job' and has survived on cash-in-hand payments for years. However, modern times dictate that earning a living this way leads to financial hardship. R now wants to pass his eighteenth edition wiring regulations so that he can get a start with a company that will continue his continuing professional development (CPD) in-house, as he builds a career that will be a life changer. At present R is struggling and all he wants is the chance to earn a decent living.
Still £175 left to donateTotal needed £200.00
This young couple were made homeless about six months ago and have spent a number of months in bed and breakfast accommodation with their two young children. They have had a dreadful time and have been quite traumatised by the experience. The council have moved them into a house with a garden that needs a huge amount of work to make it safe. Our volunteers are doing the initial landscaping, but they need to buy two recycling bins and some gardening tools to enable them to keep on top of it. However, as they are surviving on benefits, they cannot afford these items,
Still £125 left to donateTotal needed £175.00
H is a diabetic who is fitted with a sensor and an insulin pump. She reads the sensor herself and manually uses the pump. For the last six months, the suppliers of this equipment have been pushing her to use their app on a mobile phone to better monitor her levels. H cannot afford the phone and has refused. The company are threatening to not provide the insulin unless she gets a phone. The cheapest phone she can find that supports the app is £220. She has £40 towards the phone.