Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup. Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to go and sleep in your car. You’ve been in this situation for 18 months and are anxious things may never change.
Homelessness is not something that just happens to other people. For most of us if our income stopped – whether a job or benefits – we would lose our homes within 3 months. People with mental health issues experience stigma and when they’re homeless they can be discriminated against when they are trying to find somewhere to live.
Wouldn’t you like someone to listen to your fears? To put your case forward to housing services or benefits agencies; to help you get a positive outcome and get your life back on track? Continue reading