“Looking back, it’s hard to believe it has been three years since I was introduced to the Out There team, it was a very troubled and uncertain time of my life, and without sounding cliched, the support given to myself and my family has been a lifeline. The support given quite unconditionally and non judgementally has ranged from just simply knowing there was someone I could call on to listen to my worries and fears; to the gift of a holiday inclusive of door-to-door transport for the whole family, and all the other acts of kindness and support that have made my journey on this rocky road a lot more stable” P.
“When my partner was arrested, I was confused and did not know what to do. I was left alone to take care of our son who was just three months old. Our rent was outstanding and the landlord was always calling for his money. Other bills were also outstanding and supplies for the baby were running out. I had no money and was scared that if I contacted Social Services they might take my son from me.
A few days later M rang me and came to visit me at home. I explained my situation. She called Social Services and they promised to provide accommodation and maintenance money. Thanks to M I now have accommodation and enough money to take care of my son; I could not have done it without her help.
At Christmas I was really sad because it was my son’s first Christmas and his dad was not around. However, we received gifts from Out There which was very cool because it made me feel that someone cared.
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Out There and those who make it possible for M to be able to lend a helping hand to people like me”. F.