The coronavirus crisis has affected families and individuals in Ladywood in so many challenging ways. The Ladywood Helpers are here to help and support where we can.
Within the first week of the government lockdown measures we received a message from a Ladywood family requesting our support. The client explained:
My husband is self-employed
"It feels like with been knocked sideways. My husband is a self-employed builder. As soon as the government announced the lockdown my husband couldn't complete the jobs he was working on, he cannot get paid until completing the jobs. He has already paid for the supplies for the jobs he has started but can't finish them and now we are left with no money.
"We went onto the government website to apply for financial help for people who are self-employed but got a message back saying it would be June before my husband would receive anything.
We're not on benefits
"We're not on any sort of benefits and have never been in a position like this before. We've paid our rent and bills for this month but we don't have enough money to eat or get any food. I also have a 3 month old and I can't even get nappies.
"I couldn't believe this was happening. I didn't know what to do and then I received a text message from my son's school about the Ladywood Helpers. I was so grateful there was somewhere I could go for help".
I was close to tears
The Ladywood Helpers provided a large food parcel for the family with Baby Bank Central providing nappies and wipes.
"When we received the food parcel, nappies and wipes I was close to tears, I'm so grateful for the help. I don't know what we would have done".
The Ladywood Helpers are so pleased we could assist the family at this time. Visit our Need Help page if you need our support