I'm worried my granddaughter and her kids will end up sleeping on the streets

I'm worried my granddaughter and her kids will end up sleeping on the streets

DEAR DEIDRE: MY granddaughter and her kids will end up sleeping rough unless she can find a new place to live.

I’m her grandpa and I’m 76. My granddaughter is 35 and she has two children under five.


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She doesn’t have a good relationship with her father, so he won’t help.

Her mum (my daughter) died from breast cancer five years ago.

My granddaughter was renting a private flat but her landlord gave her notice to leave as he wants to do up the place and sell it.

I live in an assisted living apartment so I can’t have them here. I can give her a bit of money but only enough for a deposit.

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DEIDRE SAYS: She should get on a waiting list for a council property, but she may prefer a private rental to emergency accommodation.

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For best advice, contact Shelter (shelter.org.uk, 0808 800 4444) for advice.

She may be able to get further financial assistance through Turn2us (turn2us.org.uk, 0808 802 2000) which helps with getting access to benefits.

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