This week, we’d like to help a young woman called Layla, who lost her nan (who was her main carer), her baby and her brother all within two years of each other.
Layla’s mum couldn’t care for her properly so when she was 11, Layla moved in with her nan. Layla fell pregnant when she was 17 and a week before her baby was due, her nan died from Covid.
Layla’s baby boy was born with a tumour behind his eye and has a lot of developmental challenges. She gave birth again last year but her baby was sadly stillborn. Two months later, Layla’s younger brother was killed.
Layla has no family support and is caring for her two year old son, who has a lot of additional needs, on her own. She was nominated by her support worker, who said “Layla is desperately trying to move on with her life. She wants to make a fresh start and make a home for them that she can be proud of, but she lacks resources to make the house a home.”
Their current floor is old wood that splinters easily and her son can’t walk on it without shoes on.
We’d like to provide flooring - and as many other things as we can to help Layla make a home for her and her son. We’d also like to send her some kind messages to give her some moral support.