It was a difficult time, and while I was lucky I would not be made homeless, I was very worried I would spiral back into the debt I had worked so hard to get out of. It is tough to get out once you start going down that hill.
I then saw information for Architects Benevolent Society and was able to get the support I hugely needed. They were able to help me financially which means I didn’t have to go back into debt. Without that worry it gave me more breathing space to focus on building my portfolio and website. Beyond the financial aspect, Helen [Welfare officer] and Katie [Operations Manager] were both lovely, gentle souls and helped me massively. The team at ABS have such a kind way about them and are patient and understanding.
Because of this support I was able to continue to work on my business and focus on an area which has led to repeat business and some interesting, large-scale projects. I continue to look towards buying my first house and want to build my business so that I can support and give my mum the care she needs and deserves.