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Brian’s Story

Brian ended up in debt and lost his family home

Brian lost his wife and daughter and found himself in debt in the family home he had lived in for 40 years. He was referred to Derventio’s supported housing service and moved into a shared home in Long Eaton.

Because he had a small private pension, Brian was only eligible for a small amount of Universal Credit. His low income and arrears meant that he was struggling to move on to a long-term home.

Brian reached pension age whilst living with Derventio, and became eligible for a local older persons housing scheme. He has now moved to a 2-bed home and is living independently.

We have used a stock photo and changed Brian’s name to protect his anonymity.