Hello, my name is Catherine. I’m a divorced mum of 2, I work part time as a teaching assistant. I can only work part time as I have no childcare help. I also care for my parents who are getting older. I had to sell my house as part of my divorce and have been renting since. I like the house we are renting but it never feels like our home, we know that any moment our landlord could ask us to move out and we would have to pack up again. There is no way we could buy this house or any other house on my wages. I get working tax credit and housing benefit to help pay rent and bills but what we really want is a home if our own, somewhere we can decorate (we can’t decorate the rented house), somewhere we can be settled without the threat of having to be moved on again. My children have been through enough, we have moved three times, been through a divorce, then I managed to get involved with a violent man for a few years. I pulled myself out of that relationship and for the past 3 years it’s been just the three of us which is great. Any money donated would be saved towards our own home. Thank you for your help.