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Vulnerable man is housed

We were asked to assist a young vulnerable adult who has recently been offered housing.  He doesn't though have anything to furnish his home with, nor the funds to be able to purchase them, as his Employment Support Allowance or Personal Independence Payments won't stretch that far.  He is in the process of switching over to claim Universal Credit but his first payment for that won't be for some time yet.  We agreed to send him £100 to use as he sees fit to purchase some essential items to get him started.

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Homeless lady, finally housed

Our client is a lady who has been street homeless.  Like so many people in this situation, they have nothing to put into their home, and most are not furnished or have white goods in them.  The local councils are not always able to help.  Initially we had offered to send across enough money to purchase a tiny table top oven, which includes a hot plate, but they are not allowed to have hot plates in their accommodation.  In the end we agreed the sum of £100 so that she could hopefully purchase items second hand to help them set themselves up.

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