How are they feeling about the prospect of bankruptcy?
It seems to be one thing after another for the family at the minute, but I think Anna knows they’ll get through the other side if they all stick together. After everything that’s happened for Anna, this is one more thing they’re going to have to struggle to get through. Her main worry is keeping the house - she wants Faye to have as much stability as possible, so losing the house would devastate them.
Faye ends up letting the bailiffs in - should Anna have perhaps told Faye not to let anyone enter the house?
Owen's warned Gary that they may be getting a visit from the bailiffs soon and that they need to really careful. Gary's at home with Faye on the day the bailiffs turned up, but he nips to the corner shop. Faye’s only young and she’s thinking about other things when Gary tells her not to open the door - obviously, Anna’s been trying to keep the seriousness of what’s going on hidden from Faye, so I don’t think she understands how serious Gary’s warning is. Anna and Owen come home to find things being taken from the home and they are completely horrified. Anna’s devastated that Faye’s had to watch their home being taken apart.
So they just watch their possessions being taken?
There’s not much more that they can do. Gary tries to order them out, but they refuse to unless they get what they're owed. Owen is deeply ashamed and Anna’s hurting so much for the whole family.
Why does Anna refuse help from Sally and Tim when they offer to have Faye stay for a while?
Anna and Owen are so proud and Anna’s extremely determined to keep everything together and keep Faye where she is. She doesn’t want to admit defeat and the last person she’d want to accept help from is Sally.
She's obviously a very proud person - how does Anna face up to having to go to the food bank?
If the only way she can feed the family is by going to a food bank then so be it. Anna doesn’t want the rest of the family to know, though, as she knows it would break their heart that she’d had to go to such measures. So she deals with it on her own.
Does she worry about how these problems are affecting Faye?
Massively. With everything going on, it’s been impossible for Anna to keep as tight a rein on Faye as she usually would and, for once, she’s ever so slightly taken her eye off the ball. But once Anna and Owen are back together, Anna knows she has to pull rank and keep Faye sheltered from everything that’s going on as much as possible.
And what does the future hold for the Windasses?
They are far from being out of the woods yet and have a long way to go before they reach normality again. But I think now that Anna and Owen have reunited, they have much more of a chance of getting back to normal.