This week, we’d like to help a single mum and her children. Melissa has twin girls who both have learning difficulties.
Melissa met a new partner, who moved in with them last year. Recently, it came to light that he had been sexually abusing one of the girls. Melissa took the children and left, and they were put into emergency accommodation with just a change of clothes and nothing else. Social services tried to recover some of the belongings from their home but Melissa’s partner had destroyed almost everything.
The children are struggling to understand what’s happening, and one blames herself for having 'told' about the abuse.
They have lost everything and are incredibly isolated. The mum and one of the children both have serious health conditions, which means they have been shielding and the children haven’t been going to school.
The local authority provided emergency funds for some clothing, food parcels and very basic furniture but there is so much more they need. We’d love to help.