For many, Christmas is a time to spend celebrating with friends and loved ones by exchanging gifts and sharing food. Yet, for the families who need our help, Christmas is an extra financial burden they simply cannot afford
Helping look after Leigh when he couldn’t look after himself
Leigh is a single parent with a son in college. He has been a self-employed domestic landscaper for 7 years with the bulk of his work coming from a larger landscaping firm. In November 2016, Leigh’s work load began to take its toll. Stress caused acute psoriasis of the hands and feet and although he continued to work, the pain was difficult to manage. In March 2017 he broke down and finally admitted to his boss, and himself, that he needed help. After visiting the doctor he was advised to stop work completely until his hands and feet recovered.
“The bills didn’t stop, so I didn’t. My condition made me mentally depressed and so when Perennial stepped in they definitely helped me get better. They were taking all the stress away from my condition. They’re patient, they don’t judge. You just feel like you’re being looked after, when you can’t look after yourself.”
If you know someone who needs help, find out more about Perennial’s free and confidential services for anyone who has worked, or works in the horticulture sector in the UK. This includes gardeners, nursery owners and workers, garden designers, landscapers, arborists, foresters, garden centre staff, commercial growers, turf maintenance specialists and many more.
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