Mr Mullin 66, is known to be a very kind and giving man, he cared for his mother who had Alzheimer’s whilst at the same time holding down a full time job. But when he was made redundant, and lost his mother at the same time, he fell into a downward spiral of depression.
The home he had lived in with his parents for over 40 years fell into a state of disrepair and neglect and too embarrassed to invite anyone in, he always met his family members away from the house.
It was when Mr Mullin was taken ill into hospital with kidney trauma that his family found out how bad the property had become. Rich Evans (pictured right), Mr Mullin’s nephew explains:
“My Uncle has always been a very kind and caring man, putting others’ needs before his own, but we had no idea how unhappy he had become, as we were never invited to his home and instead would meet him in other places, so none of us had any idea how bad the conditions had become inside his home.”
“When he went into hospital, my sister and I had to gather some belongings for him and upon entering the house, were shocked with what we found. His back door was broken and wide open, he had no running water and with a huge hole in the roof, the cold and damp had badly affected the entire property.”
“My friend of 30 years, Toby Coldecott (pictured left), is one of the managers at project management firm, MLS Group and he said would visit the house to see the extent of the works needed.”
“Between our family members and some money my Uncle had saved, we have managed to pay for the works to be completed, but knowing the desperate situation we were in, MLS Group said they would take care of the entire project at cost. In all honestly, we couldn’t believe it. Having already shown a number of separate trades people around the house, the job was going to be a nightmare for us to manage and it would cost a fortune, money that neither my Uncle or our family could afford. But MLS Group manages entire projects, including the design, the budget and full construction and they told us not to worry about a thing, they would plan, manage and deliver!”
The MLS Group team has entirely stripped the property out, back to bare bricks and will be replacing the floors, flooring, kitchen, bathroom and fully decorating the two bedroom terrace property.
Mike Lingard Smith, Managing Director of MLS Group says:
“When Toby approached me about his friend, I knew we had to help. Mr Mullin’s situation had spiralled out of control and before he knew it, was living in a poor state, all the while managing to keep his affairs to himself. I just thought, this could happen to anyone, a series of tragic incidents have led to Mr Mullin’s decline and through no fault of his own he had lost his way in life.”
The property will be fully refurbished at the end of February when Mr Mullin will be moving back in. We look forward to showing the finished result.