Mandy remortgaged her home six years ago to realise her dream of running her own shop. She says, “I loved the shop, and when the owner decided to sell up it was a massive step for me to buy it. From the moment I walked through the door, it just felt right to me. I still love it.” But, now, she worries about how to make ends meet. Mandy says, “I’ve gone home and cried at night it is so bad. The reality is that I could lose my house if things don’t pick up.”