I have a dear friend who is in a bad place personally, and she hasn't a lot of anything. If I had been the person lucky enough to have won the Euromillions last weekend, she would be top of my list to help. She has faced her husband leaving her, and now it looks like her house is going to be repossessed at the end of the month because she has no way of paying the mortgage and her husband has let it go into arrears in addition to not supporting their child.
I am lost as to what I can do to help her. She is ill with worry, pale, drawn and not sleeping or eating properly. I wish I could put a roof over her head but I can't because I can't home her dog, and I live in the countryside whereas she needs to live in the town as she has no transport and would be stranded out here.
She has an appointment later in the week with an advisor to find out what she can expect when the house is repossessed, and whilst she is grateful for the advice, I can tell that she is scared stiff as to what he is going to tell her.
I've been able to supplement her food by giving her some eggs this week, and I can share the lettuce and tomatoes from the garden; I have put together a little parcel of bits for her child from my stash today, as we were talking about the child moving up to secondary school in September, and she hadn't realised that she would have to provide pens, pencils, etc - and it seemed that one of these days is going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back! She has claimed a £50 voucher towards school uniform, but I hoped that giving her a few bits to put in a pencil case would be one less thing to worry about.
I guess I can pray, but all other suggestions are very welcome tonight, as I feel quite helpless too.
Sorting out your pension and when you can retire
15 minutes ago