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£3,648
raised of £1,000 target by 198 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,648 to Pay my rent arrears so that myself and my daughter aren’t evicted from my home.

    Funded on Saturday, 24th August 2019

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    Story

    Today I have received notification that I will be receiving a letter to say that my landlord will be starting to take action in removing me and my daughter from our home. The reason why I have got rent arrears is this. I am at present receiving working tax credits as a self employed person.Every year Tameside Council are supposed to send me a request to update my situation. They didn’t send me the letter so I thought that they’d changed their system etc. My dad also died at around this time and as you can imagine I was upset and probably wasn’t thinking clearly.

    I didn’t receive any notification that I owed any rent etc until I had a telephone call from my landlord Jigsaw Homes telling me that I owed quite a lot of rent. I made an appointment with my MPs office in the hope that they could help me with this. They did their very best but Tameside Council wouldn’t budge, they wouldn’t let me appeal this situation etc They just told me and my MPs office that basically it’s tough and I’ll have to claim universal credit to now receive any housing benefit.

    Because of this I will now have to end my self employment because I won’t reach the minimum income floor and I’m equally devastated about this.

    We moved into our home just over 11 years ago after spending a year in a women’s refuge after leaving an abusive relationship. My daughter would be heartbroken at having to leave our home as would I. It is our safe place and we love it here.

    I have no family that I can as for help with my situation nor any friends that are financially able to help me either.

    I’ve campaigned on behalf of others for years now, knowing that I’m only ever one step away from loosing everything and now it’s my turn.

    I am looking for a full time job but so far I’ve had no success. I am trying to rectify this mess and this is a last resort.

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    • Charlotte  Hughes2 years ago
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      Charlotte Hughes

      2 years ago
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    • Charlotte  Hughes2 years ago
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      Charlotte Hughes

      2 years ago

      Hi friends, solicitors letters and emails have been sent to both relevant parties. They are very direct and to the point. They were sent on Friday and so far I haven’t had a reply or contact from them. I really wish that it wasn’t this way xxx

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    • Charlotte  Hughes2 years ago
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      Charlotte Hughes

      2 years ago

      Yesterday we went to see a solicitor at Greater Manchester Law Centre. She’s now started the process of trying to rectify this with both the council and my landlord. I will obviously have to still pay my rent arrears etc though. Thank you all for your support it’s been a very worrying and stressful time for me and as a result my health hasn’t been too good. The photo is of my daughter at. GM :Law Centre

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/11/2019 16.06

    Supporters

    198

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 11, 2019

      £30.00

    • Laraine Surridge

      Laraine Surridge

      Aug 1, 2019

      Good luck

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 27, 2019

      Hope my small contribution is of help in sorting your situation. Best wishes.

      £20.00

    • Martin Bove

      Martin Bove

      Jul 26, 2019

      In solidarity

      £10.00

    • Clive Lever

      Clive Lever

      Jul 26, 2019

      This is not a charity donation, you've earned it!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 26, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 26, 2019

      £40.00

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