I was left alone to bring up my child after their father preferred drugs to family life and paying bills.
My child is on the autistic spectrum and life has always been challenging.
We live together in a one bedroom. Due to having a mortgage, I’ve never been able to have help from the local authorities.
When my child turned 6 I decided it was time they needed their own space and turned my bedroom into theirs. I have for the last 10 years sleeping in the lounge on the floor.
I myself have been through cancer during this time and had chemotherapy. Thankfully, I’m now in remission!
I haven’t been able to work for the last 5 years due to my child’s challenging behaviour and not being in full time education. There was a time when I even did home education to try and reduce the anxiety and meltdowns in our lives.
I need to sell and buy a two bedroom place where I too can have space and privacy.
If you are able to help our cause it would be gratefully received