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Rescued from life on streets

HELP FOUND: Shaun, Micheala and Molly have been saved from homelessness. SG150414-148TW

HELP FOUND: Shaun, Micheala and Molly have been saved from homelessness. SG150414-148TW

A mystery hero rescued a Spalding couple and their baby from a life of homelessness after The Spalding Guardian stepped in to help.

Shaun and Micheala Smith and Molly (1) settled in to a home owned by Micheala’s parents.

But Micheala’s parents, Martin and Sam Hare, soon won’t have anywhere to live – and desperately need the house back for themselves, their son, Alfie (eighteen months), daughter Melissa and Melissa’s daughter, Brooke (3).

Shaun (23) said there was no way five adults and three children could live in a house with two bedrooms and a small box room – and he faced the dilemma of either making his own family homeless or his in-laws’ family homeless.

On Monday time was running out for Shaun, who was refused a council house and couldn’t afford the deposit and set-up fees for a privately rented house.

He said then: “My family is my world, they are my everything, that’s why I go out to work every night.

“I can’t stand to see my world out in the street.”

Shaun said he felt he had no option because he couldn’t face seeing his in laws’ “two little kids” with nowhere to live.

“You have got three little kids and five adults,” he said. “How does that work? It doesn’t work in a two-bedroom property with a box room.”

The Spalding Guardian gave Shaun some contacts to approach who might help solve his crisis – and within 24 hours someone had offered to lend him the cash to pay a deposit on a privately rented home.

Shaun said: “It feels like a relief, it feels like a weight has been lifted off our family’s shoulders.” He earns £277 a week, has no savings, and couldn’t find £900-plus up front to rent privately.

 

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