Luke’s Story

GroceryAid supported Luke when he was faced with long term sickness that led to severe mental health difficulties.


Luke has worked in a supermarket for over five years, but recent health complications caused by his disability have led to long term sickness. With additional time off work, Luke’s income was dramatically reduced, and his Universal Credit payments didn’t cover his monthly outgoings. He found himself skipping meals and only eating every other day because he couldn’t afford to buy food.

Luke’s financial worries had a huge impact on his mental wellbeing, causing clinical depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, Luke couldn’t rely on any family or friends to support him during this emotionally challenging time. This is when he turned to GroceryAid.

GroceryAid provided a one-off financial grant to support Luke with his immediate hardship and signposted him to our FREE online services to help with his severe anxiety and depression.

“Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I really can’t express what this means to me and how much it has helped me emotionally; it has turned utter despair and darkness into a light that has shown me a door to open.”

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