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Man with spinal issues needs access to washer

Our client, a man in his middle 50s, has recently been housed into his own accommodation, but it is completely unfurnished.  His agents applied to his local council for a home needs award, and they do help to a degree, but there is a limit of course.  A mattress was found for him via his local Freecycle, but he needed a washer and some bedding, as having spinal issues means that he is incontinent and needs to wash his bedding regularly.  We agreed to send over £200 to put towards a washing machine and some bedding.

Tags : Benefits homelessness washingmachine bedding incontinence spinalinjuries

Moving home

Our agents contacted us about a single mum, 28 years old,  with two children, 10 and 4.  The youngest has recently been diagnosed with Autism and they have moved into a property that allowed him to have his own bedroom.  This mum has no family support as her own mother was/is a drug user and she has had no contact with her for 17 years.  She has had to give up her job which she enjoyed to care for her youngest and was desperately in need of some items for the childrens rooms.  She needed quilts and bedding for their beds and curtains for their rooms.  The youngest suffers with incontenience due to his disability so she needed a new mattress for him, as well as some form of mattress protection.  She had taken out a social fund loan to help her and the repayments for this would soon begin, so she was already be disadvantaged financially.  We sent across £200 to cover all of this, so she could purchase what she needed.

Tags : Autism movinghome bedding nomoney

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