Feb 13, 2017
We were contacted about a man who had recently been evicted from where he was living, through no fault of his own. His landlady, unknown to him, had become quite seriously unwell and started to behave quite oddly, which resulted in her evicting him from his home.
Initially his local authority were unprepared to help him as they kept stating they did not believe he was living at this address. Thankfully our agent was able to provide evidence to support he had been living there, so the local authority changed their tune and decided to step in and help house him. As it is short notice and currently they don't have any suitable properties near to his friends and his family doctor. they have found him temporary accommodation, but over an hour away on the bus. Currently he has to attend his doctors three times a week, and changing doctors at the moment would not be good for his mental health, so The Biscuit Fund sent money across to buy him an inexpensive toaster, kettle, small tabletop halogen oven, quilt, pillows and some bedlinen. We also funded his first bus pass, so he would be covered for the first month and able to continue with his existing doctor. An assessment is being arranged for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and depending on the result of that, he might then be entitled to a free travel pass.
Our agent commented that just lately there have been a number of adults she'd been working with that had been tested as positive for ASD, where previously they might have been undiagnosed and presenting as "difficult" or "hard to reach" by the various agencies that has been working with them.