Homeless Please Help Me Get A Home

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Hello everyone. I'm asking for help, to help me get a new home.I'm homeless. I was made homeless just before Christmas.
It has been on the hardest times of my life.
At the time i lost my home i was trying to start my own business.
I lost my home when my housing benefit was stopped.
I was a good tenant, and there was no need for me to be made homeless.

Any donations you make, will be used towards a deposit and bond
to help me move into a new home. Being homeless, is very upsetting experience. More than a million people are beginning 2014 in fear of eviction. Many will lose their homes and become homeless. Over 600,000 people received letters from bailiffs in 2013, telling them they might lose their home because of the bedroom tax. Through a combination of The Coalition Government's Housing benefit cap, housing benefit cuts, welfare reforms, and council's unwilling to use the crisis money they have been given, to help people in need, more people in Britain than ever before, have become homeless, or are danger of losing their homes.
Like poverty and hunger, it is increasing by the day. I am trying
to raise awareness of these issues on my twitter page. As part of my fundraising campaign i made a youtube video, where i talk about my experiences. I am planning to make more videos, highlighting the rise in homeless in Britain, in the help it helps prevent other people, from going through a similar experience to the one i am going through. I am grateful for any donation no matter how big or small, that will help me to move into a new home, and start my life again. Thank you for your interest, and for taking the time to view my campaign. Rob
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Update 28
Posted by Rob Smith
31 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has helped me to get a new home. In the last few weeks I have been able to get a bed, a sofa, and something to cook with.
A few days ago, I had my first home cooked meal for 8 months. The area my new home is in, is not where I wanted to be, it's not ideal, but It's a home.
There have been problems with repairs and other issues. I have had a very stressful few weeks. If you follow me on twitter you know why. I am still in the process of trying to resolve the problems which lead to me losing my last home. Problems which I never should have had to face. There a lot of things going on and things to do to close the book on that chapter of my life, and give me the financial clean slate I need
and to allow me to apply for a new council home sometime in the future. I hope that from this week onwards, that I can get some rest after the last 8 months of being homeless. Its not an experience I ever want to go through again, and I hope that I can now get a chance to rest, and recover from it.
The people who have supported me in the last 8 months, who have helped me with food, who have helped me stay off the streets when I couldn't afford a roof for the night, and who have then helped me get a new room over my head, have become like family to me, and I am truly grateful that I have met all the wonderful, kind, and generous people who have helped me get a new home.
Once you've been homeless, the fear of becoming homeless again, is never far away, experiences are relived, some wont be forgotten, the nights I lay awake hungry, the days I feared I would have nowhere to stay, and would not have, were it not for all your kindness and support. There a lot of people in my position who have not been as fortunate as me,
and I feel blessed that I have had all the support I have had from so many people. There are lots of other people who need support, and need help to get them out of being homeless. I am doing what I can to help them. One step at a time, hopefully one day no one will be homeless. Thank you for your friendship, and support. Wordsofdjc.
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Update 27
Posted by Rob Smith
32 months ago
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My Friends, I have a new flat. I got the keys yesterday. Thank you to everyone, who has supported me in getting to this point, through your donations and support. It was a day that I thought would never come. It was very emotional day and very tiring. I breathed a sigh of relief, Yesterday I did a lot of paperwork, and the property became mine for the next 12 months. It's a private property, one of my issues with the Council, which lead my losing my home, have been resolved, and despite my health problems, the council is still putting pressure on me and not trying to resolve my case.
The flat is unfurnished, which is why the costs of moving in were lower than the normal costs.
I tried to sleep on the floor last night but It was too uncomfortable so I had to come back to the b&b that I've lived in for the last 6 months, to get a bed for the night. I would be grateful for your support in helping me to get a bed, sofa, microwave and small items like cutlery and crockery. I have seen beds for £100, and second hand sofas for £60. My new flat needs a lot of painting, but I have a garden and in time I can make that nice. The last person who stayed there hasn't looked after the property so there is a lot to do.
I thought my problems would end the day I walked in the door of my new flat but it's going to take some time, to turn my flat into a home. I have completely run out of money for food today and won't have anything until next week, food banks might be an option but I would have to get another referal letter
go to the food bank, which costs travel money
simple things become big things and I'm now in a transitional stage where I'm moving from being homeless for so long to moving into a new home and making it livable. I'm so grateful this day has come, and i could not have done it without your kindness and support but I still have a lot to do.
I would be grateful for donations to help me get furniture, and basic things for my home to cook etc.
Thank you again, for helping me to get a new house.
We did it x
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Update 26
Posted by Rob Smith
32 months ago
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Update, July 26 2014.
Had another hard week. Last week, after being rushed to hospital with breathing problems again
the Doctors told me to rest, and as usual I've never had a chance. At this awful b&b I'm staying in, (the cheapest I can get), the drunks have been keeping me awake at night again. A few days ago, one of them tried to committ suicide by poisoning himself.
This is'nt a health environment to live in. So I continued to look at potential homes and thought
I had found one last week. It's not ideal, It needs a lot of paint and work, but it seems I have the flat.
It's unfurnished, so I'm
However the landlord has gone away and won't be back until next, so I haven't had a formal decision
yet, and I've spent another miserable week in this awful b&b. I was hoping I would have been spending this weekend In my new home but so far it's not to be.
It's frustrating because I'm spending £20 a night on a room at a place I don't want to be in, when I could have been in a home of my home and paying less money in renting the flat, than I am to stay here.
So it's been a very frustrating week again.
I'm hoping that I get a phone call on Monday to
say the flat is definately mine and that I can move in.
In the meantime, I'm struggling to pay for a room
I don't want to be in, It's physically and mentally draining. I hope I have good news soon.
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Update 25
Posted by Rob Smith
32 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach me my funding target. I feel humbled by your kindness
and for all the support I have received.
I am still homeless at the moment, and looking
for a flat, I'm tired, but hopeful that I will find something soon.
This week has been very hard, My Doctors sent me to hospital for heart trouble yesterday, It wasn't a nice experience, I've been very short of breath the last few days. I am going back to hospital again for more tests
soon. I saw my Doctors again today, and they have told me I have a severe vitamin deficency, caused
by my living conditions. They have given me high strength vitamin D, as I have almost no vitamin D
in my body, and put me on a high dose of other vitamins. They told me the lack of vitamin D might
be one of the reasons I am getting palpitations.
My doctors told me that I had a vitamin deficency last week, but I didn't realise it was so severe until I saw them today. The Doctor seemed quite shocked, when I told him about the day when all I had to eat,
was 2 digestive biscuits. My daily troubles still continue, being able to get a bath, make a meal, wash my clothes, are all big issues because I don't have a home yet, but hopefully I am getting closer, and I would not have made it this far, without your kind help and support.
If you would still like to contribute to my crowd fund campaign please do so, as I will use any money to help pay for the costs of temporary accomodation
which I am staying in, until I move into a new home.
Thank you again for your support, be healthy
and have a nice day my friends. God bless.
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£2,055 of £1,800 goal

Raised by 105 people in 39 months
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Created January 3, 2014
£10
Anonymous
31 months ago
£10
Anonymous
32 months ago
£20
Anonymous
32 months ago
DB
£10
David Buckley
32 months ago

Whatever you need on the day

DB
£25
Debbie Butler
32 months ago

Rob, hope you get kitted up

MS
£25
Michael Straus
32 months ago

for furnishings

SL
£25
Sarah Lewis
32 months ago
£20
Anonymous
32 months ago
MB
£30
Miranda Butler
32 months ago

Welcome home- I'll try to find some more donors for furniture. X

BC
£10
B. Callow
32 months ago

Thought you might need some phone credit.x

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