His support worker, Niall, worked with him to find him a stable place to live.
However, they faced a barrier. Daniel had accrued some rent arrears in previous accommodation which prevented him from being able to rent somewhere new. It was very difficult for Daniel to save up money to pay this off, due to his low-income and the costs associated with living in temporary accommodation – having little access to cooking facilities means high food costs.This is where the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) came in. Niall was able to apply to the VRF for a grant of £500 to help pay off Daniel’s debts, which made him eligible for accommodation.
Daniel has now moved into his new home, which is fully equipped due to a grant from Wales’ Discretionary Assistance Fund. From here he is able to settle into a new home and a new beginning.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy.