Oct 12, 2018
A lady in her forties, fled her home following domestic violence. She was offered a place in a refuge and stayed there for ten months before she was finally offered a single bedroomed flat of her own. She has obtained some items of furniture via a local charity, such as a bed and has managed to buy some bits and pieces herself, however she is without a washing machine. She has issues with her skin and all her clothes need to be washed thoroughly and she is struggling to do this by hand. We agreed to send her £80 to put towards getting a preloved washing machine.
Jul 24, 2018
Our agents approached us about a lady who is disabled herself as well as a carer for her father. Their washing machine broke which left them in a predicament. Our agents have managed to secure a replacement machine for her via a grant, however that grant won't cover the cost of removal of the old machine and fitting of the new one. We were asked if this is something we could help with. We agreed to send £45 to cover this cost, as otherwise the machine is totally useless to her if she is unable to use it.
Jun 29, 2018
A housing support officer contacted us about a man she'd been helping off the streets and into accommodation of his own. She'd successfully applied for a grant for some furniture and white goods, such as an oven and fridge, however he is without a washing machine. She asked if we could offer a sum of money so that he could put that towards the cost of a second hand machine. We agreed to send him £80.
May 17, 2018
We were asked to help a lady who fled a difficult home situation with her two teenage children. The eldest child is epileptic and she herself suffers with fibromyalgia and is in constant pain. She worked as an architect until ill health left her unable to work anymore. Having fled the family home she has arrived in another part of the UK but was unable to bring with her any essential items she might need like a washing machine. She doesn't have the strength or energy to take their clothes and bedding to the laundrette, so a washing machine is essential. We agreed we would send across £80 to cover the cost of a reconditioned machine.
Sep 29, 2017
Our clients contacted us about a client they had recently been put in contact with. She has been offered her first tenancy after having lived in hostels for the past two years. She has no white goods, nor furniture, only what she could carry. Our agents have helped her source a bed and some furniture, funding has been sought for kitchen appliances, but she still needed a washing machine. As she had been quite fortunate in what had already been supplied towards her, we agreed to send across £50 so that she could use that to find a second hand or reconditioned one on one of her local selling sites.
Aug 17, 2017
Our client, a man in his middle 50s, has recently been housed into his own accommodation, but it is completely unfurnished. His agents applied to his local council for a home needs award, and they do help to a degree, but there is a limit of course. A mattress was found for him via his local Freecycle, but he needed a washer and some bedding, as having spinal issues means that he is incontinent and needs to wash his bedding regularly. We agreed to send over £200 to put towards a washing machine and some bedding.
Mar 28, 2017
We had a man referred to us that had been provided with his own accommodation. His council had very generously helped him with certain items of furniture, but he had no way to keep his clothes and bedding clean, and with serious eyesight issues, taking them to a laundrette was not an option. A very reasonably priced washing machine was found for him, purchased on his behalf and will be delivered to him this Friday. He is extremely grateful for the help.