Young Parents Service – Henry & Beth’s Story

Henry & Beth were expectant young parents when the privately rented flat they hoped for fell through at the last minute. They faced eviction and homelessness.

The Young Parents Worker helped Henry and Beth to make a successful homeless application with the Council and continued to support them whilst they stayed in a hostel. They found a suitable flat and received support to set up all the utilities and make an application to a charity for a furniture grant.

The Young Parents worker helped them to find ante-natal classes in preparation for the birth. Henry & Beth met other young parents and learned about labour and the early days of parenting. The Young Parents Worker made sure they were receiving all the benefits to which they were entitled and is now supporting Beth to learn how to cook healthy meals for herself, Henry and their new baby girl.