Eve is a single carer and a full time mum to her young daughter of primary school age. Given her family commitments, Eve is not in paid employment and her income is from state benefits. She lives in rented accommodation. Eve was motivated to become a concurrent planning carer as she considered that this offered the child the best start in life. Eve is involved in her local community and had a good support network on whom she could rely on practically and emotionally during the placement.