His multiple health conditions mean that he often has difficulty with daily tasks, and therefore his only income is benefits. On such a low income, it is difficult to save up enough money for the deposit and rent in advance that is so often needed to secure a new property.
That’s where the Vicar’s Relief Fund came in. Jonathan’s support worker was able to apply for a grant to help him to secure a property. He is now living in his own ground-floor flat, suited to his needs. The private accommodation also means that Jonathan’s children are able to visit him much more frequently.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy.