Can anyone help?

Many housing advisers and local politicians will be familiar with the scenario.  A homeless family arrive with their suitcases on a Friday afternoon.  They’ve been evicted from their home and, bewildered children in tow, have nowhere to go.

Families in this situation are usually entitled to some sort of assistance from the local authority.  But, sometimes they’ve been told that no further help is available.  It’s at this point that they often resort to their local councillor or MP, who … Read more