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Following the breakdown of his relationship and a serious motorcycle accident, Dan was left homeless and unable to work.

Framework service user

Dan became homeless after his relationship with his fiancée broke down, followed by a motorcycle accident which left him with a damaged spine and right wrist.

Before the accident Dan was a self-employed lorry driver earning £1,500 a month, but his injuries left him unable to work and, having no recourse to public funds he was unable to claim benefits, so he was forced to sleep rough.

Framework’s Street Outreach Team found Dan at an abandoned property where he was living in a tent. They began visiting him daily and helping him with food bank referrals, whilst looking for safe and suitable accommodation.

First the team found Dan temporary accommodation to keep him out of the cold, and eventually his own self-contained flat from where he is now rebuilding his life.

“Because of the accident, I can’t sit down in a straight-up position for more than a couple of minutes. But two years ago, I was living in a tent and now I’m sitting inside my own rented flat, so I’m doing OK.”