An award-winning Mum is in desperate straits for roof over her kids's heads.
With just days to go before being made officially homeless Ces Loftus, an award winning business woman, claims that letting agents had let her down.
Loftus is currently going through a divorce and back in 2010 she was voted in a newspaper as their Business Mum of the Year for her website “Supportive Business Mums”.
But just over a year later, the mum-of-three was forced to turn to her mother for a loan to ensure she and her children had somewhere to live.
Ces, the mum of three children, who runs three businesses still needs £300 in top up benefits each month and had to eventually turn to her mother for a loan to make sure that she could supply a roof over her kids’ heads.
She said: “It has been a living nightmare. My landlord gave us notice on our home in February as he plans to sell it. But we just couldn’t find anywhere else to live. No one would take us because I am on benefits. Despite the fact that I work ridiculous hours and run these businesses, we just got nowhere. It has been awful.”
As the deadline approached,Ces and her husband who are separating ,were forced to continue living in the same house because of their financial difficulties, desperately searched for somewhere to live.
As the deadline approached both Ces and her husband who are separating had to, because of their financial dire straits, continue sharing the same house
“We were literally looking at camping sites,” she said.
Her mother came to rescue by paying a private landlord six month’s advance rent that she managed to obtain by taking out a loan.
Her husband is still struggling to find accommodation and she said: “We want to share custody of our boys, but my husband may have to live in a bedsit, which would make that almost impossible.
“I approached the Borough of Poole, who could only offer us – a family of five – a room in a B&B in Boscombe for six weeks.” Everywhere I turned, doors closed in my face.”
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