Wayne and Joanna Newman - A new home for Daisy
Wayne and Joanna Newman were renting a home adapted for their five-year-old daughter Daisy, who has severe cerebral palsy – but then the landlord had to sell.
'We had nowhere to go,' says Wayne. 'We couldn't find a suitable house within ten miles, and Daisy can't travel that far to her school.' Wayne wrote to his MP and Orwell Housing Association for help. Orwell said they would buy half of their existing home if the Newmans got a mortgage for the other half. Orwell Housing Association suggested they talk to us about a mortgage for the other half. The Newmans' household income consisted of a part-time job and benefits as carers for their disabled daughter. Because we assess each case individually, we could see that the Newmans could afford the mortgage they needed for their half of the property.