This week, we’d like to help a woman called Lisa, who is desperately need of help.
Lisa and her youngest son, Caden, are about to be evicted from their home. Caden has an attachment disorder, OCD and extreme anxiety. He has also been harming himself. It began after an incident with his older brother, which is currently being investigated. In the meantime, his brother was removed from the family home, to make sure Caden is safe.
Lisa constantly has to buy new clothes and bedding for Caden and disinfect the house. Caden is incredibly sensitive about who and what comes into contact with his clothes and where they have been placed. He doesn’t even want his clothes to be touched or washed by his mum and asks her to throw away her own clothes if she has been anywhere near his brother’s old room. He feels like everything is contaminated.
Lisa has had to stop working to look after Caden full-time. She can’t afford to keep up with Caden’s needs, and has had to take out a hardship load to cover their bills. She has to top up their electricity meter every few days, as the washing machine is constantly running.
Between losing her income, and all the extra costs, she has fallen behind on rent and will soon be evicted. She has applied for a council house but is still waiting to hear back.
Lisa was nominated by their mental health worker, who said they are really struggling and in need of help.