Linda is a grandmother in her 80’s. She has faced the trauma and grief of losing her daughter to cancer and being the only relative
able to care for her two grandchildren aged 10 and 12. She lives in a tiny one bedroom retirement flat. Her granddaughter and grandson were
sleeping on sofas in the lounge. After a year of these cramped, unsatisfactory living conditions someone recommended she contact De Paul
House and a social worker spent 6 months working alongside her to help her get registered on the housing waitlist. Meanwhile all three
were managing in the tiny flat, dealing with their sadness and wondering what the future held.
Finally, a three bedroom house was offered, a new build in a new housing area. The grandchildren can walk and bus to
their new schools and love their new home. We assisted with furniture and household goods, bedding and clothing.