This week, we’d like to help a 25 year old man called Harvey from west London, who is in need of help.
Harvey, who has a learning disability, arrived in the UK when he was 12 years old from Uganda under very difficult circumstances and was put into the care system and stayed there for his entire childhood.
He was nominated by one of his support workers, who told me he is very trusting and incredibly selfless and kind. He has very little money and sometimes goes days without eating, yet still gives things away to people he feels are more in need. He often buys a sandwich for a homeless person with his last £2 as in his own words “my treasures are not what I have but what I can give and how I can help people.”
Harvey lives on his own in a small, run-down flat with very poor security. The lock is flimsy, and there are only thin, see-through curtains on his window, which faces onto an alley so anyone walking past can see in. He was recently burgled and a tablet which he received as a present was stolen (the only thing of value that he has). The lock on the door is so bad that all they had to do was push hard on the door to get in. So he is still at risk of being burgled again.
Harvey needs to replace his locks, but can’t afford to do it. With your help, we would like to do something to help him.