Thanks for taking the time to read this, it is really appreciated.
My name is Liz and I recently turned forty,I live with my nine year old son Luke. I don’t get help from Luke’s dad at all which makes it difficult financially, so I have taken to begging online to try and keep our home.
Last year I had a breakdown due struggling so much on different levels. I have been receiving help for this but it means I couldn’t continue working at the time. I am now and have been for a while actively seeking employment as well as seriously looking into retraining.
Luke has had a really tough time at school in the last year due to him being bullied, which has taken many many meetings to try to resolve with the school and outside organisations, it is still ongoing. Due to Luke not feeling safe in school he has had lots of time off or gone in late, this means finding work very difficult.Luke has missed quite a bit of school and he needs extra tuition to catch up, which I can’t pay for. Also I am fully aware that it hasn’t been easy for Luke to see me depressed and struggling.
Money is extremely tight and I never have enough to even cover the essentials each month. We already use food banks and I have sold most of our things, only keeping the items we really need. I don’t drive, have a social life, drink or smoke and we don’t have holidays or days out. We are really living as basic as can be.
Bailiffs were round over Christmas just gone and I have debts with rent arrears, the water company, council tax, and a loan. Although I have arrangements for repaying sometimes I can’t keep to them, hence the court hearing in a few weeks. If I can’t get the £979.71 plus £325 court fees by 10th June 2019 we will be evicted and still have to pay the above amount.
I have decided that retraining as an electrician would be a great way for me to resolve the financial problems in the long term.I then can get work that is better paid and more flexible as I will have the chance to be self employed. I have no help from family so I need to consider child care when making any career decisions. Also I need to be driving so I can travel for training purposes as well as work, so that is another expensive to find money for.
I am also considering moving area in the future so Luke can change school and I can have a better chance of a good career.
I feel hopeful at the thought of massive positive changes to mine and Luke’s future but right now we need your help please.
Any donations you can give to us will be gratefully received.
Thank you. :)
Liz & Luke.xx