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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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Man on a fresh start needs help

We were contacted by a group that supports people, giving them the opportunity to a fresh start in life.  This man was facing life on his own, following a brief spell in custody as he was no longer living with his wife on his release.  All he had was a place to live, a bed and a kettle and was existing on sandwiches and junk food, the cost of which was prohibiting him from being able to save any money in order to purchase an oven.  He can't access food banks as mostly the food they have available requires cooking.  We agreed to send across enough money to supply an oven, and our agents said that they could from this sum get someone qualfied to install it for him.

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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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