Care leavers – Kayla
Kayla was living in an area where she didn’t feel safe, especially after dark, so she spent a lot of time alone in her flat. When she was burgled, intruders took everything – including her TV, radio, phone and her laptop, meaning she also lost lots of work on her degree dissertation.
The shock and stress of the burglary made Kayla feel very low. “It had a really negative impact on me,” she says. “With no TV, no phone, I no longer had anything to distract me from feeling lonely – I had nothing to do at home. It was really depressing.”
Become applied for a TV on Kayla’s behalf. “The process was really easy. WaveLength sent someone to deliver the TV to my flat and help me install it. It really cheered me up – that there was an organisation that would help me like that, when everything had gone wrong.”
Two years on, Kayla has completed her degree and is working – and still watches the TV provided by WaveLength in the evenings when she wants to relax.