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NRHA helps dad get settled for Christmas

Dad Simon Herbert and his young daughter are pleased to be settling into a new home in the village they love in time for Christmas.

Simon, who looks after his four-year-old daughter, Abbie, for 50 per cent of the time, lost his previous home when his private landlord decided to sell up.

He was worried he’d have to spend a long time searching for the right property for him and Abbie.  But, in fact, it was no time at all before Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association offered him a two bedroom property in Little Harrowden, within a stone’s throw of where his parents and sister live.

He says: “I love village life and I love Little Harrowden, and having family living so close by will be great for me and Abbie.

“The house it couldn’t be in a better location for me.  Little Harrowden is a small village so everywhere is within walking distance.  I used to live here with my parents so I have close ties to the village.

“I really do feel that luck has fallen on my side.”

Simon, who works as a machine operator for a steel manufacturing company, said the property was also ideally located for his commute to work in nearby Wellingborough.

He added: “It’s a lovely house and will be perfect for me and Abbie.”