This week, we’d like to help an 8 year old boy and his mum who are living in a single room in shared accommodation.
His mum sought asylum in the UK, as she feared her and her son would be killed in her home country (she was at risk of an ‘honour killing’). The accommodation they are in is in an awful state, and it is shared with other occupants who have been targeting them. They have had to call the police several times and are feeling very scared and alone.
They stay locked in their room and don’t even use the communal cooking or washing facilities. The mum washes their clothes in the ensuite sink, and cooks on a small hob she has in their room. She also has multiple medical issues which make it hard for her to move around easily.
They share a bed, which has completely collapsed in the middle. And her son spends most of his days locked in the room. They aren’t sleeping or eating well and their mental and physical health has been severely affected.
With your help, we’d love to do something kind for them both.