A family in Bermondsey can now look forward to their future after being moved into a Wandle property.
Ms O* and her two children, aged 12 and 10, were suffering for years, enduring domestic abuse by Ms O’s husband.
Ms O’s physical and mental wellbeing were massively affected by living in such conditions, that she found herself worrying about what the future held.
Due to the circumstances and the danger her and her children faced if they returned to their home, with the support of the police and social services, Southwark Council moved them into temporary accommodation. Due to their circumstances, they were assessed as homeless and remained in temporary accommodation whilst a permanent home was sourced.
After a year and a half, Southwark Council nominated them for a Wandle home in Bermondsey, a move that meant the children did not have to move schools and they could remain near their support network.
Like many families fleeing from domestic abuse, they had little to furnish their new home. To support them in setting up their new home, our resident support team provided £800 in vouchers to cover the necessary basics.
“Wandle have given me, and my children hope, and I am grateful for the help I have received. The £800 voucher has been a real lifesaver and has stretched to allow me to buy the basics for our home. I cannot thank Wandle enough.”Ms O*
We take domestic abuse seriously at Wandle, we know how brave it is to escape this kind of behaviour and start again. We are DAHA (Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance) accredited and prioritise you and your family’s safety. You can read more about what constitutes domestic abuse on our specialist page – Domestic Abuse – Wandle Housing Association.