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Rent arrears leaves woman penniless

Today our agent told us of a lady who has been homeless in the past and has lived in homeless shelters.  She was finally offered a permanent place to live, but in order to be able to move in she had to clear some outstanding arrears.  She did this using her Employment Support Allowance payments, but by doing so this left her without any money for food, cleaning materials, or money to put on her gas and electric meters.  She has Chron's Disease, so has to have a careful diet to stay on top of it.  We agreed to send £100, so that she could put £15 on each of her gas and electric meters, and the remaining £70 to buy food to stock up with, as well as some cleaning materials.

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