Elin was four months pregnant when she was unfairly dismissed from her job.
Despite getting Housing Benefit to pay her rent, her landlord didn’t want anyone on benefits in his property and he embarked on a campaign of harassment and abuse.
He would enter the property at night, break things and threaten her. He even destroyed the nursery Elin was preparing for her baby.
“I couldn’t get money from anywhere else, I was trapped. I had no food, no electricity and I was about to have my baby. I felt like a total failure.”
Terrified and worried that the stress could affect her pregnancy, she went to the council for advice. She was told there was nothing they could do.
How you can help
Elin called our helpline and received advice from a Shelter Cymru advisor. With our support Elin moved into a safe, secure council house when her daughter was one month old.
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