Ms X's story

Ms X from Eritrea was brought to the UK by a foreign family to work as a domestic servant and was subsequently abused and made pregnant by the man of the family. The wife beat her so badly that she now has serious and ongoing urinary incontinence problems.

She was supported by the Hope Destitution Fund, this help allowed her to buy the things necessary for her incontinence needs and to make a small contribution in those households who were able to offer her short periods of shelter.

Two representations for Section 4 support were refused, during which time Hope Destitution were her only access to the most minimal of support. A third request was finally granted and X now has the support she needs and has been granted leave to remain.