This young family arrived in the UK last year after being forced to leave Iran as they had become Christians. Their baby was born in December. They have been granted asylum and been moved into a council flat. The council have provided a bed, a travel cot, a cooker and a washer but they need basic furniture including a proper cot. They both had good jobs in Iran and are actively seeking work but this is difficult in lockdown.
W has rheumatoid arthritis which affects his mobility and dexterity. He has been struggling with self care and in the kitchen. He was recently assessed by an Occupational Therapist who recommended several items to help him do simple jobs. These are not available via the NHS and W does not have the money to buy them. W needs someone's help just to open a jar or pick things up from the floor. The suggested items will enable him to manage more independently and to start cooking again.