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Your stories

Everyone goes through challenges, but you don’t have to face those challenges alone. See what a difference it makes to have some support from your Foothold community.

You're not alone

You might feel like you’re alone – but you’re not. Your Foothold community is here for you. See how we’ve supported other members of the community through their challenges.

richard living with disability story

Richard’s story of living with a disability

Find out how we supported Richard after a life-changing accident meant he had to learn to live with a disability.

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louise coronavirus pandemic story

Louise’s story of financial support in the coronavirus pandemic

Find out how we supported Louise and her partner during the coronavirus pandemic.

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redundancy amir's story

Amir’s story of coping with redundancy during coronavirus

Find out how we supported Amir after he faced redundancy and his income dropped, as a result of coronavirus restrictions in the UK.

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linda mental health story

Linda’s story of supporting her daughter’s mental health

Find out how we supported Linda and her fifteen year-old daughter through a mental health crisis.

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annika financial struggle

Annika’s story of overcoming financial struggle

Find out how we supported Annika when she was having financial problems due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Simon’s story of support during the coronavirus pandemic

Find out how we supported Simon and his family when their income disappeared overnight during the coronavirus pandemic.

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molly counselling support

Molly’s story of getting counselling support

Find out how we supported Molly with counselling after a separation from her partner.

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sharon becoming a carer

Sharon’s story of becoming a carer for her family

Find out how we supported Sharon and her family when she cared for her husband after a cancer diagnosis. 

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Alan overcoming illness

Alan’s story of overcoming serious illness

Find out how we supported Alan and his family after an illness until he was ready to return to work. 

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Estate planning expert David Reekie

Secure your family’s future with effective estate planning

Learn how you can continue to support your family after you die with effective estate planning, in this blog by David Reekie of Secondsight.

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Jenny Lam Shelter blog for Foothold on mortgage payments

What to do if you can’t keep up with your mortgage payments

Find out what your options are if you're struggling with your mortgage payments, in this expert blog by Jenny Lamb of Shelter.

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Foothold community member Glynn O'Malley, author of Caring for Mum - my dementia story

Caring for Mum – my dementia story

Engineer Glynn O’Malley shares his story of caring for his Mum living with dementia, and how he coped with the emotional impact this had on his life.

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