Dec 13, 2018
We had an urgent request for help for a young man who found himself homeless and living on the streets following issues at home. He had been living in a hostel until suitable and affordable accommodation could be found for him. When these come up it is often necessary to move very fast otherwise the opportunity is lost, and he would be back to waiting again. He heard that a property had become available but he would need to be able to afford the first weeks rent as a deposit and be able to pay that within days. He is currently in receipt of job seekers allowance, and will be able to claim housing benefit to pay the rent going forward. He is very keen to get off benefits and back into employment. We agreed to help him with his first rental payment of £81.88, so we could be certain he would be housed.
Feb 24, 2018
We were asked to help a man currently living in a homeless shelter, he has been offered a place to live but needs help with the first weeks rent so that he is able to sign the tenancy, he will be able to handle this going forward though. We agreed to pay this for him, and sent across £82.62 directly to the housing association, then a further £30 to the gentlemen to help him out get settled in.
Sep 29, 2017
Our client with this case is a young mum, who is expecting her fourth child. She and the children had come to our agents, homeless and in need of help. She has with their support been offered a place for her and the children to live, but she needed a weeks rent in advance to be able to go ahead with the hosuing association accommodation. Our agents are supporting her with her benefits claim, and as part of that they asked us to help her out with one weeks rent which came to the sum of £166.01, which we arranged payment of. This was an urgent case as if she didn't move fast with this, then she would loose the opportunity for her and her children to have a more secure life.