This week, we’d like to help a man called Steven, who just separated from his partner after having a stroke and a heart attack.
Steven’s health needs have sadly placed a lot of strain on family life, and his relationship with his partner has broken down.
Steven was nominated by his Supporting Families Employment Adviser. She said Steven has been feeling like no-one wants him and he has been having thoughts about harming himself. He can’t walk, so finding somewhere to live has also been a struggle.
Fortunately, they have managed to help Steven find somewhere that is all on one floor, and he is hoping to move in this week. But the property has concrete floors and he has no furniture. He and his partner have agreed to share custody of the children, but unless his home has flooring and beds, it’s going to be very difficult for the children to stay with him.
With your help, we’d like to carpet the home and also provide some essential items so the children can come to stay.