Ben’s mum Lisa was struggling to look after her him.


Ben was finding it difficult to communicate and to understand his family. Lisa was also suffering from kidney failure and everyday life had become really tough for both of them. Action for Children were able to give them one-to-one support through Stephanie, a support worker.

Ben has now started school where he gets one-to-one assistance and he loves reading. He also uses Makaton signing which involves signs, symbols and speech to help develop his communication. Lisa even went through a successful kidney transplant which helped to ease their stresses too.

"It just shows how easy it is to just suddenly reach rock bottom in life, but with the help of Action for Children we were able to turn our lives around. Thank you."

Lisa, Ben's mum,