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Hi, my name is EmmaHuggz!
Hi - my name is Emma and i am a Shared Lives carer. I have supported a young man since August last year, and now, he wants to move in here permanently, which we are all happy about. The only thing stopping him, is his income. He only gets about £100 a week DLA - and he would have to pay a contribution of £11.31 per night to live here, this would swallow all his money - is there anything else at all that he could claim? It's very annoying as he needs this desperately, to go on and lead a fulfilling and independent life - but the money is holding it up - we know about housing benefit, it's just his personal allowance that's so foggy - any advice would be appreciated - thanks