Lily’s Story

Lily* was made homeless following a relationship breakdown. They were sleeping on floorspace in Cardiff before moving into The Wallich Nightshelter, where they were referred to The Wallich solutions team.

The Wallich were able to place her into a shared house and she is now claiming Universal Credit. However, their poor financial situation means they live extremely frugally to make rent and therefore are at high risk of going into rent arrears and losing their accommodation.

The Wallich received a grant from Give DIFFerently to support Lily by funding a rail refresher safety course.

Lily already has a valid track induction license and other rail qualifications, and so, this refresher course would allow them to return to employment and reduce their risk of becoming homeless again.

A stable job and routine would also be beneficial for Lily’s mental health and would make a long-lasting change to their life.

Thanks to your donations, Lily is moving away from homelessness for good.

*alternative names have been used to protect their identity