At the start of the year, Mr D had a steady cleaning job. However, through a series of unfortunate events when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, he fell into financial difficulty.
Unable to keep up with rent payments, he lost his home and once his employer found out about his homeless status, he also lost his job.
For a while he was able to stay with a friend, but after some time, his friend lost his patience and gave him a deadline to move out.
Stressed by the urgency of his situation, he went to his local authority Hammersmith and Fulham for help. He was anxious to quickly find a home and was willing to move anywhere in the UK and so, his council reffered him to Homefinder UK, the national mobility scheme.
When Homefinder UK Service Manager Brenda Fraser contacted him, he was stressed by the fragility of his situation and desperate to quickly find a place to call his own. Luckily, Homefinder UK had an immediately available one-bedroom studio flat in Widnes, which Brenda informed him of. Eager to secure this property Mr D expressed an interest without delay and his documents were submitted to Clarion Housing.