Florence is living with her 20 year old daughter (student) in rented accommodation and she claims Employment and Support Allowance as her sole income. Florence currently has custody of her two sons but is not claiming the relevant child benefits/tax credits for them as their father previously had custody and is still claiming those benefits pending a custody battle. Florence needs help to purchase a bus pass so she can continue attending a local charity which helps with alcohol addiction
The client came to us after being referred by a local resident. He has been homeless for a year, rough sleeping and occasionally sofa surfin. We where able to offer him a room in our supported accomodation but he needs further support. He had a head injury a year ago and now has brain damage which effects his day to day life, he has also been refused leave to remain in the UK even though he has children here. We are now appealing this. The funding would really help with his living costs.