Shandor’s Story

Shandor was living in a one-bedroom house, which he’d made his own. But when he became disabled after an accident at work, he fell behind on rent payments and had to give notice to leave.

He found a room to rent privately, which he shared with his seven-year-old son Billy when he visited at weekends. Sadly, his landlord passed away and he found himself facing homelessness again.

‘I was just thinking,“What happens now, where am I going to sleep? Where am I going to shower? Where am I going to cook? Where’s my son going to go? Am I still going to be able to have access to him?”.’

The night before his eviction, the council found Shandor a place in a homeless shelter.

He was given a single room with a bed and fridge, sharing a bathroom and kitchen with strangers. He’s spent months in limbo, waiting for a decision on his homelessness application.

‘When you’ve got a child to think about you worry about how he is going to deal with it.’

‘I never thought four years ago I would be in that situation. Blink and your life changes.’

Nobody should have to live with such uncertainty. But Shandor and thousands of other families have had to do just that. 



Shandor called our helpline, and received advice from a Shelter adviser.

With our support and help from a housing association, Shandor has now found a new place to live. But too many others are facing an uphill struggle to find a safe, secure home of their own.


We want to be there for every family like Shandor’s. But our helpline recieves a call every 30 seconds. 

We need your support to help everyone who needs us.

Your donation can help us make sure no one has to face homelessness alone.