“I was 19, a single mum with a baby, estranged from my parents and my ex-boyfriend threw me out. I didn’t know where to turn. Luckily I managed to get into temporary accommodation with Warrington Council, and was fortunate enough to be offered a permanent home with Warrington Housing Association.
When I received the keys to my new home, I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I could finally have some stability. However, I had no idea how I would get together the things I need to be able to live in the house. I had nothing, no fridge, no cooker, no bed, nothing. Lots of my friends came together and helped me out but I was still missing things for my kitchen.
Steven came to visit me and told me I could ask for help from the Local Support Scheme. He applied to the scheme on my behalf and I was granted a washing machine and a cooker. However, with a baby in the house I found it very difficult to keep on top of the washing when I was having to air-dry everything. Steven came back and suggested a charity I could apply to who might be able to supply a tumble-dryer. He applied to them for me and this was also granted.
Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home. I’d urge anyone in my position to ask for help because there is plenty out there.”