A home for Rahina

Update posted by Robert Soutar On May 27, 2015

For everyone who so kindly and generously donated to this crowdfunding campaign to help house Rahina, good news - she and her kids are now in their own place in Southend, thanks to you!

Here's a message from her:

Please accept my thanks for all that you have done to help me and my two young kids. I felt love by you for being there during my time in need. Your kindness, love, care, generousity and unique support has given me and my two kids somewhere to live, you guys are our truely appreciated by us. Saying thank you is not enough to express my appreciation, if i had to write to you individually it would not fit your letter box. So thank you for helping me when i could not help myself. Our love to you and yours....do stay blessed. Lots of love....xxxx


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Absolutely blown away by the positive response to our crowdfunding campaign looking for a home for our former neighbour. Incredibly, and as you can see, we have now raised nearly 3000!! We met with Rahina on Monday and she was overwhelmed by the generosity and empathy shown by everyone.

Over the past week (and now we know that it?s possible) we?ve been looking for rental accommodation, in London and some in Southend (if anyone has advice, knowledge or leads on people that will accept tenants with limited income but able to receive benefits then please do share). As you will all know these sorts of things can take a little bit of time to finalise so will update again as soon as there is more news. Thank you all again, your donations have made this possible!!

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Sorry for not updating in a while. As I’m sure you all will appreciate, finding a place getting all the necessary forms and guarantees can be a long and complicated process, especially if you lack resources and a support network. It has been very hard for Rahina and she has had a couple of setbacks. But we have good news! After realising that the costs of returning to Hackney were prohibitively high and could create a burdensome liability, Rahina has now found a flat (and work) in Southend, and with the money raised by all of you, we have paid the deposit and the first month’s rent. She moves in tomorrow!! The children are very excited and Rahina has said that the prospect of not being precarious accommodation for the first time in over a year means that she can finally start to think about the future. Thanks again to all for your generosity and support. More news to follow...

Robert Soutar

Update posted by Jul 17

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Thanks guys,

Robert Soutar

Update posted by Jul 17

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It mite be worthwhile contacting Shelter they may be able to help. 88 OLD STREET LONDON EC1V 9HU United Kingdom Tel: 02075052000 Fax: 02075052169 Website: http://www.shelter.org.uk/ David Holland

David Holland

Update posted by Jun 05

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It might be worthwhile contacting Acorn London, as they are campaigning for affordable rents etc, they may have some contacts on the ground who could help you [email protected]

Karen Stuart

Update posted by May 28

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Hello. This documentary has just been shown again on channel 5. How is Rihina and her family doing? Is there anything we can do. Well done Robert for being such a compassionate person!

Sarah Madyausiku

Posted On Aug 15, 2015

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Hi Rob, Thanks for setting up this page. How are they doing further to their moving in? Mary

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Beatriz de Cossio

Backed with £50.00 On Jun 20, 2015

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Wishing Rahina the best of luck finding affordable and secure accommodation for her family. Well done to the campaign!

Sophie Earnshaw

Backed with £20.00 On Jun 17, 2015

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Louise Porter

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thanks for setting up this page

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Matt Wilde

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Well done! I am so glad somebody has stepped in to try and help this family, never give up hope and believe

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Amazing!

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