Here are a few examples of the help we have provided to our clients, and continue to give. Please note that names have been changed to protect our clients’ privacy.

A working single parent, Janet started to suffer seizures and had her driving license revoked. This left her unable to get her daughter to school and herself to work when she relied upon her salary to keep their heads above water. Living in a very rural area, no public transport alternative was available, and Janet had to use taxis to get to school and work, the costs of which pushed her in to debt. A grant from NILS helped get Janet back on her feet and cover the transport costs until she received an access to work grant, enabling her to keep her job and her daughter to attend school.

After losing his job in the first lockdown, James borrowed some tools, started experimenting and found he could make garden furniture that friends wanted to buy. This inspired him to set up his own small business with help from NILS to buy the tools he needed, and he is now doing something he loves and supporting himself.

Ann is one of the many women we have helped who have suffered domestic abuse. Having fled to safety with her children with only what they could carry, they were given emergency refuge accommodation consisting of one room. On being found permanent accommodation, NILS provided a fridge freezer, cooker and washing machine so that Ann and her children could start to make a home where they could live without fear of violence.

Steve and Jo’s son was born with severe brain damage and a very rare form of epilepsy, causing constant fits and terrible muscle spasms. Warm baths helped alleviate the pain of these spasms, but with the bathroom upstairs, John soon grew too big and heavy to be able to be carried to it. The local council refused help, instead suggesting that John was taken to the local old people’s home to use the ground floor facilities there. NILS purchased a portable shower and changing trolley to enable John to be bathed downstairs until such time as the house can be modified to accommodate the whole family’s needs.

A working single parent, Janet started to suffer seizures and had her driving license revoked. This left her unable to get her daughter to school and herself to work when she relied upon her salary to keep their heads above water. Living in a very rural area, no public transport alternative was available, and Janet had to use taxis to get to school and work, the costs of which pushed her in to debt. A grant from NILS helped get Janet back on her feet and cover the transport costs until she received an access to work grant, enabling her to keep her job and her daughter to attend school.

After losing his job in the first lockdown, James borrowed some tools, started experimenting and found he could make garden furniture that friends wanted to buy. This inspired him to set up his own small business with help from NILS to buy the tools he needed, and he is now doing something he loves and supporting himself.

Ann is one of the many women we have helped who have suffered domestic abuse. Having fled to safety with her children with only what they could carry, they were given emergency refuge accommodation consisting of one room. On being found permanent accommodation, NILS provided a fridge freezer, cooker and washing machine so that Ann and her children could start to make a home where they could live without fear of violence.

Steve and Jo’s son was born with severe brain damage and a very rare form of epilepsy, causing constant fits and terrible muscle spasms. Warm baths helped alleviate the pain of these spasms, but with the bathroom upstairs, John soon grew too big and heavy to be able to be carried to it. The local council refused help, instead suggesting that John was taken to the local old people’s home to use the ground floor facilities there. NILS purchased a portable shower and changing trolley to enable John to be bathed downstairs until such time as the house can be modified to accommodate the whole family’s needs.