AFTER having their home repossessed, the Evans family were facing a very bleak future.

Alan Evans, 34, wife Karen, 29, and their four children, Ryan, 11, Daniel nine, Brandon, seven and Karys, 10 months, could no longer afford the repayments.

But, with the support of housing and homelessness charity Shelter Cymru and the efforts of Wrexham County Borough Council, the family now have another roof over their heads .

Alan and Karen bought their former council house six years ago. With both of them in work, they borrowed money to make improvements and set about creating their dream family home.

However this year, hit with a double blow of redundancy and serious illness, they found themselves unable to keep up with the mortgage repayments and were repossessed.

Shelter Cymru helped them secure a new council home.

Karen said: “We were so happy and relieved that there was someone there to help us through everything.

“My advice to anyone who finds themselves in this kind of situation is to get advice as soon as possible. You might feel like you want put your head in the sand, but there is help available and the sooner you know what your options are, the sooner you’ll be able to deal with things and get on with your life.”

Shelter’s Dave Sheridan said: “We will continue to work with them to help.”