Brant and Linda

It felt like a weight had been lifted...

If it weren’t for Transform, we would have committed suicide because we were in such a bad place. We were behind with rent because of financial difficulties, and at times we didn’t know where the next meal was coming from. We couldn’t afford heating, which exacerbated Brant’s emphysema. You can’t imagine what it’s like not to be able to have food or heating, especially when you’re poorly. We couldn’t see any way out.

At times we didn’t know where the next meal was coming from. We couldn’t see any way out.

We heard about Transform’s support service from the council, when we were unable to pay our rent. We were assigned a keyworker, Tristan, and the rest was history. It felt like a weight had been lifted, knowing that Transform were just a phone call away. We felt we could open up to Tristan as he understood our problems.

There were lots of things we didn’t know we were entitled to until Tristan came along! He helped Brant track down his Army pension, found us charity funding for our heating bills, and helped us get a car from Motability. We couldn’t afford to have our driveway maintained and it became dangerous, but Tristan arranged for the council to repair it.

It’s nice knowing you don’t have to go without heating or dinner because you have to save for something.

Now? We just love our life. We love being retired, doing the garden and being with the dog. It’s nice knowing you don’t have to go without heating or dinner because you have to save for something. We can afford to do things now and we are looking forward to saving for a holiday. We were so lucky to receive support from Transform. We don’t stop smiling now. Life is good, it really is.

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