Homelessness prevention

The Problem:

A disabled single mother had rent arrears of over £2000. Possession proceedings had begun and she and her son were in danger of being evicted and becoming homeless. She had large debts including a water bill for over £4000 and bailiffs had been to her house to list goods for removal.


We were able to maximise her income by helping her appeal her Employment Support Allowance and get it reinstated. We helped her to apply for Personal Independence Payment, which is a disability benefit. This meant she could now afford her rent and other living expenses. We also managed to have all of her debts written off.