Lucy's Story

Female Case Study

Lucy was involved in a violent and abusive relationship and as a result of this was evicted from her parents’ home due to their disapproval of her new boyfriend. After falling pregnant, she began to live with her partner’s sister.

However the environment in her new home was not one suitable for a young mother-to-be as the house was also occupied by drug addicts and ex-criminals. Fearing for her safety, Lucy also had personal belongings stolen during her time at the house. It quickly became apparent that she would have to find somewhere else to live, not only for herself but also for her unborn baby.

 Due to high levels of concern expressed because of the environment Lucy lived in by local authorities, she was quickly referred to our Mother and Baby House and arrived with very little.

Since coming into our care Lucy initially struggled, but she was willing to accept support and she began to turn things around. She started to feel secure in her surroundings and safe. Lucy took part in several courses such as Alabaré’s home money life course to learn on how to budget in preparation for parenthood, these helped to build her confidence to the point she felt ready to move into her own home. Through the move on process Lucy has just moved in to her own place and is preparing for the arrival of her baby.

In her time with our team Lucy began to repair her relationships with her parents. She has also built good connections with the local children’s centre. She is determined to offer her baby a positive future.

Once her baby has arrived, Lucy hopes to get back in to employment and hopes to get in to mechanics, a passion of hers since a young age.

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