This week, we’d like to help a family from the West Midlands who are vulnerable and extremely isolated.
The mum is suffering from mental health issues, and is being cared for by her partner. They have 4 children who are all being home-schooled. But they have no internet access, no out-going calls, no computers, and very few books.
They were nominated by a council support worker, who said they are going through an incredibly difficult time. She said they are not currently receiving the allowances they may be entitled to, as they struggle with paperwork and aren’t able to have any home visits at the moment to receive support.
One of their children was undergoing an assessment for autism before Covid hit, so this dramatic change in circumstances has also made life much more challenging for him.
This is a family under severe strain, and we would love to do something to help make life better for the 4 children, and take some pressure off their mum and dad.