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Young man moves into his first home

These particular agents of ours help people move into accommodation where they have been long term homeless and would struggle with the transition of living alone.  He had been living in very temporary accommodation for a long time and never really had a home of his own before.  Finally suitable accommodation was found but did not have any furniture or anything else for that matter to move into it.  Our agents managed to get a home starter pack from the local council, but they were unable to arrange for an oven for him.  The young man is keen to get settled and begin a new healthier life, hoping to start a career with the railways.  We managed to find a decent basic oven, and including delivery and fitting came to under £200.  He should be having his new oven fitted very soon.

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Homeless lady diagnosed with cancer

We were approached about a lady who was street homeless, with breast cancer, which had unfortunately spread to her lymphnodes.  The hospital were unable to treat her while she was homeless, so her local council have been pressured into providing her with adequate housing.  It is only a small place, which has to be self contained and kept spotlessly clean as once she begins treatment her immune system will be obliterated and she'll be at risk to catching infections.

All she had with her was a supermarket bag for life, containing her few belongings.  Her travel costs had already been covered by a sponsor, but we sent across £150, so that she could buy a bed and mattress, a small chest of drawers and some cooking pots.

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