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Caroline Steel needed help when all the ground floor furnishings were damaged during a flood. She did not have insurance due to previous subsidence, so needed financial assistance with replacing household items
*Megan left the marital home with her 2 children aged 16 and 13 to escape a violent domestic relationship.
Her husband had not worked for some time, as he was alcohol dependant and in substantial debt.
After years of fear and abuse, Megan made plans for her and the children to escape the torment. She found an unfurnished flat, but could not take any possessions or even the basic items with her, for fear of arousing her husband’s suspicions.
One morning, she and the children got up as normal for work and school and did not come back!
A Restraining Order was brought into force to help protect them.
Megan felt relief that she had finally made the decision to start a new life with her children and with the help of the Fund, she was able to furnish her home with essential household items.
*name changed to protect identity