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Homeless lady offered accommodation

A key worker from a homeless shelter got in touch to ask if we could help a young woman she was working with.  She has been street homeless for sometime but has now been offered accommodation with a housing trust.  In order to accept it she needs to pay the first weeks rent in advance, which is £80 she doesn't have.  We were asked if we could cover this for her which we agreed to do, sending the money direct to them to pay it on her behalf.

Tags : Homelessness accommodation rent deposit benefits

Man needs help to have his own place to live

We were approached by our agents who have recently begun supporting a single man who has been sofa surfing for the past six years, staying with friends and family.  He has most recently been staying with a friend in a one bedroomed flat, but the friend has now expressed his need for our client to leave.  Our agents have managed to find him suitable accommodation, but in order to be able to move in he needs some help with the deposit and the admin fee.  He does not have any savings and the only possessions he owns are his clothes.

He needed £50 to cover the admin fee and the deposit is £400.  We agreed we would send across £200 to help him, £50 for the admin fee and £150 towards the deposit.  The landlorad has said that he can pay the remainder of the deposit over the next six months.

 

Tags : Homelessness homelessmale housing deposit rentandadminfees housingbenefit

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