Darren says, “I’m trying to apply for Employment and Support Allowance because of mental health issues and drug addiction drug dependency. I moved because I wanted to get clean. I’ve got a script. I have been clean for four weeks – stone cold turkey, but I done it. I get suicidal thoughts and things like that. I’m on antidepressants at the moment. My health is at risk. I’ve gone from ten-stone-one to eight-and-a-half stone in four weeks, living on the streets. I’ve had my Employment and Support Allowance suspended. I was using a ‘care of’ address and they suspended my pay. I live in the tent at the moment. The tent’s dry, but the only problem is that it’s on a dry riverbed, so when the rain comes down, it’s all mud. They won’t give me accommodation until I’ve been here for 12 months, because I’ve got no local connection.”

Source: http://figr.es/s130