Lauren Masterson might be a name you recognise. You may have seen her name in the press over the last number of months as the Bray woman took to social media in one last ditch attempt to secure accommodation for her and her family before she was evicted.
With nowhere to go, Lauren, who is a trainee psychiatric nurse had been forced to split up her family, sending her two children to stay with family whilst she slept in her car at Bray Seafront.
A collective sign of relief was heaved when Ms. Masterson, (41) shared the news yesterday that she had been allocated emergency accommodation that would accommodate her and her children together. Lauren shared a special message of thank you to the people of Bray and surrounding areas who had offered assistance and positive messages of encouragement via Bray Open Forum.
“The real help came from the community on Bray open forum and I want to say a massive thank you to all of you that tagged me and messaged me with support and information.“
Although the accommodation Lauren has been provided is only emergency accommodation, it gives her back he ability to have a somewhat normal life with her children, all under the one roof. Read Laurens full post below:
“Hi All, just wanted to say thank you all so much for the support over the past, despite being linked in with homeless services, mental health services, and local TDs over the last few months its actually here where I received the most help and support. Their way of dealing with me was giving me a sedative so sleeping in a car was tolerable. The media attention my posts on here garnered seem to have done the trick though and I was offered emergency accommodation which I am extremely grateful for and am looking forward to being a normal mother living with her kids and not living out of a suitcase anymore. It’s sad that I had to go so far to get help from services and bodies who’s purpose is to help people. The real help came from the community on Bray open forum and I want to say a massive thank you to all of you that tagged me and messaged me with support and information. I’d most likely still be getting fobbed off if it wasn’t for here. I really am grateful for the support through what has been an absolute nightmare!“