We are trying everything. Myself(23) and my boyfriend(24) have been together since August 2006. We had our little pride and joy in November 2011 and he is the apple of our eye.
We have both been working since we were 15 & 16. We moved in together into our first place in 2009 and have never missed a payment on our rent no matter how broke we were. My boyfriend is an Electrician by trade, and due to the recession and the downturn in the construction industry, this ment he was often unemployed. We have had to move home on several occasions due to being too far from work or family, or no longer being able to afford the rent. Our son is only 3 and has lived in 6 different homes.
Thank God we are both in stable jobs now, I have been employed by the same company for over 4 years as a Healthcare Assistant and my partner over 1.5years. We have tried saving so hard but find it so hard to save anything substancial while paying rent and bills and childcare costs etc. Then everytime we do get anything decent the car breaks or something ridiculous happens and we have to tap into our savings. We dont drink or smoke or go out at weekends. We will be forever saving at the rate we're going and Mortgages are actually cheaper than our rent (which we never miss)
We are not separating ourselves from the harsh times the rest of the country are finding themselves in too... We are in the same boat as many of the rest. We are just trying everything we can think of to help us get a home. This is now extremely inportant to us as we need to put our sons name down in a Primary School, but we dont know where we are going to be living next.
All we want is a home to settle in and raise our family. Please help us in any way you can, no matter how small your contribution we appreciate your help so much. We are hoping to just raise enough towards a deposit on a house.
Thanks for reading and thank you so much in advance for any contribution you may be able to make.