This week, we’d like to help a single mum called Stephanie, who has a learning disability.
Stephanie has two boys, aged 6 and 8. Both children are on a child protection plan, as there have been issues of neglect due to Stephanie’s learning disability - she has sometimes struggled to understand what the children need. Her eldest son has behavioural issues and is on the waiting list for an assessment as they believe he might also have additional needs.
Stephanie is now getting ongoing support from social services and also from her extended family to help her meet her children’s needs.
She was nominated by the children’s social worker who has encouraged her to accept help - the children are in need of beds (they have been sharing their mum's bed), warm bedding, as well as a washing machine, and some other bits and pieces.
We’d like to help make sure the children have everything they need and give them the best possible chance at a fresh start together.