Me and my partner have been together for over 5 years and have recently welcomed our first child after a horrible miscarriage during our first pregnancy. We currently live in an okay sized bedroom at his parents house and are trying to save up to move out into our own home.
We both work full time, however I’m currently on maternity leave and all my maternity allowance goes towards our bills (rent, phone, car, insurance). My partner is a self employed electrician who is struggling to find work due to Covid-19 and has had very minimal help from the government. Originally, he was only going to take 1 week off when she was born (15th March 2020), but lockdown happened and he has had very minimal work since. We’ve tried getting a second job, but it’s been near impossible as so many others are doing the same.
We applied to our local council for housing, but have been deemed as non-qualifying since we live with parents and our daughter is able to sleep in our room. We’ve tried saving for a deposit, but have had to dip into our small pot of savings for baby and bills. Our relationship with our family is very strained and we feel that they are getting fed up with us being here.
We have about £9000 worth of debt/loans to pay off aswell as trying to save a deposit, which is why I’ve come here in hope someone will be able to help us. Anything will be appreciated whether it’s 1p or £1, as it will all go towards our future and help us to get through this pandemic in one piece. I know there are alot of people going through similar, but it is honestly really appreciated and I hope to one day be able to pay forward the generosity of others.
Please help our little family in this awful time. I’m hoping our little Aubrey will never have to know how much we are struggling right now, but she really has been our beam of light during this dark time.