Lisa and her son, Caden, were facing eviction.
Following an incident with his older brother, Caden had developed OCD and extreme anxiety. He had also been harming himself.Lisa had to stop working to look after Caden full-time, which left them struggling. Caden’s mental health issues have also brought a lot of extra costs for her – constantly having to replace bedding and clothes, and keeping the washing machine running.Lisa has applied for council housing but, in the meantime, they were facing eviction.We shared their story with our 52 Lives community and support flooded in. Not only have we paid their rent arrears, but we also managed to help them get in front! We told Lisa's housing worker, just as the estate agent was calling her to chase the arrears. She was speechless.On top of that, they also sent them bedding, toiletries, clothing, a computer to help Caden with his schoolwork, and so many kind messages.Thank you to all of our supporters for doing this. Your kindness has taken so much pressure off Lisa, and given them the time and space they need to deal with everything that's happened.She said: “The lovely gifts and messages brought me to tears...we cannot put into words how much we appreciate everything. From the bottom of our hearts, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness.”