Case example – employment

Javid, who has mental health issues and was let go from his job in January.
We have been trying to help him with his employment case for several weeks.

Given coronavirus had shut down a lot of places he previously visited for help, he did not have enough money on his phone to call anyone for help and explained he had been walking around 10 miles a day just to keep his mind off things. His neighbour usually gave him some soup or some extra things  to help him , something which he said he felt ashamed about.
I called his local authority in Ealing who put me through to a service for emergency help with food/shelter. They agreed to phone my client and a delivery of food was set up for him.
We can now focus on his employment case, knowing that he has enough food and help to keep him while we try and sort out the employment issues.