£150 needed for a tumble dryer
From Coleraine - 32 years old.
J is a single mum to four children aged 6, 7, 11 and 12 years old. Family commitments have meant she has had to take unpaid leave from doing a job she loves, as a care assistant supporting those suffering with dementia. Her sister is her only support. Her benefits have been capped and so now she only gets help for two children. She is therefore struggling to manage on a reduced amount. On top of this her tumble dryer has stopped working. She relies heavily on a tumble dryer and has had to burn oil instead.