David lost his job in catering. He spent six weeks with no money while waiting for his Jobseeker’s to be processed, borrowing money from family. When the Allowance came through, he was sanctioned, and then it was stopped altogether. By then, David says, “I was back taking heroin, and I got made homeless, because I’d moved into a family member’s home, but that person said they couldn’t let me continue to live there unless I got benefits. But the council wouldn’t pay Housing Benefit, because I was living in a family member’s house. Then I started shoplifting. I’m not proud of it, but if you went 24 hours without food you would shoplift.” David was arrested multiple times over a six-month period and imprisoned for two-and-a-half years.

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