We are currently supporting the family of a gentleman who worked in the construction industry as an external cladder for 20 years. The family were already in debt and the news that he was being laid off due to site closure was just too much to take. He took his own life in the family home. He leaves behind a grieving wife and three children under the age of five.
A case worker was put in place immediately to support the family with emergency financial assistance to buy food and pay utility bills. We also cleared their rent arrears to prevent homelessness and ensured access to much needed emotional support. We are still working with the family and they are receiving specialist trauma focused counselling. Working with mum, we are supporting the children through these difficult times with activities including creating artwork and memory boxes so that they can remember daddy and make him special presents.
We all had lumps in our throats when we received a photo of the children holding a poster they had drawn to say thank you to us. That thank you belongs to each and every one of our supporters.
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