Sarah lives with her three grandchildren, as her daughter suffers from drug addiction and the children were being abused and neglected and social services asked Sarah to look after them. She is also a carer for her adult son, who suffers from mental health issues. Sarah had to give up her part-time job to look after her grandchildren, so was facing some financial difficulties.

Sarah’s washing machine was nearly broken and wouldn’t drain properly. She had to do three washes per day and wring all the clothes by hand, as two of her grandchildren wet themselves and the bed regularly and her son’s washing had to be done separately, because of his allergies. This meant that she couldn’t spend as much time with her son and grandchildren, who were still feeling traumatised.

The Trust provided a grant of £220 towards a washing machine for Sarah.

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