Linda wrote a post for Shelter Stories in February. She struggled to find a home after a life-changing accident and faced homelessness. Here’s what happened next:
Sonia lives with her ten-year-old daughter. They’ve lived in their current home for two years but will be evicted imminently after complaining about disrepair.
Lou has moved six times in four years and was made homeless after a relationship breakdown. She is a mother of two and lives in Guildford, Surrey where she works full-time.
Julie, 35, is a full-time legal secretary. She lives in Milton Keynes her six-year-old daughter, two-year-old son and husband, a delivery driver who has just been made redundant. Her letting agent asked her to sign an inventory before she was allowed to have access to the property. When she was given access she soon discovered was in a terrible condition.
Malcolm, an army veteran, lives in Surrey in a one-bedroom council flat with his disabled wife, Charlotte. When the Bedroom Tax was introduced, he couldn’t make any rent payments and the couple was forced to move into a smaller flat which is unadapted.
Hannah Williams lives in south London with her two young daughters. A chance conversation on a train led to her setting up a website allowing renters to review their landlords online.
Robert is a 36-year-old performing arts teacher. He been a renter since his university days. He lives with his girlfriend in a house which he rents from a family member.
Brenda, a lawyer and lecturer, lives with her two daughters and granddaughter in Manchester. The family found a cottage to rent and she was given an eviction notice after asking for repairs.
Amanda lives in Yorkshire and works for Leeds City Council. She faced repossession and was two weeks away from eviction. With the help of a Shelter adviser, she managed to save her home.
I came home from work one day and found the repossession letter.