When Percy's brother and carer, Clifford, died unexpectedly his first question was: "How could this happen?" His second question was "How am I going to deal with this?"
Percy contacted Down to Earth.
"I picked up the card and I called. At the other end was my rescuer, Fiona (Down to Earth's manager) she was very comforting and understanding. She gave me the opportunity, the room, the space.
She said "at least you don’t have to worry about anything, we are in this together." Nobody ever said that to me, not even a relative.
She gave me the space to cry, the space to roar, the space to listen."
Fiona and Percy saved more than £2,000 on the initial price of a funeral.
"She explained what was necessary, what should be involved, what should not be involved and what was going to drive the cost up. Step by step we walked together."
Percy was able to cover more of the cost through a successful application to the Social Fund made with our help.
"It was perfect, it was beautiful, without the risk of debt."
Percy, Down to Earth client