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Man moves into hostel accommodation

A man, previously street homeless has been offered temporary accommodation in a homeless hostel.  Since moving in he has not had access to any money, due to him not having a bank account.  Our agents have supported him in applying for a bank account and then for benefits. The hostel have been providing him with food parcels, but the local council are unable to support him as he is not currently in receipt of a qualifying benefit. He has an appointment with the DWP to prove his identity for later in August, so until that time and his benefits can be put into payment he has nothing.  We agreed to send him £50 to buy some toiletries and some small essential items.

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