Single-mother Sandra escapes her abusive partner with two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill star. Phyllida Lloyd directs.
Sandra, on the surface of it, is a young mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch.
With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls.