I am a 55 year old woman who lives alone with my cat. She is a great comfort as like many I am under housing stress and am quite isolated with it (apart from the support from HAAG of course).
In my youth I suffered from ill health which meant my work life was sporadic at best. I was therefore moving from place to place and felt very alienated, like I didn’t fit in anywhere.
I never married or had children and it was after 40 that I came out as part of the LGBTIQ+ community. I had a public service job but had a breakdown in the lockdown and can’t afford my rent.