by Emily Goddard, November 2021
If you’ve been raised in the care system, it can be almost impossible to find a guarantor for a rental property. Mary-anne Hodd is changing that.
There is a solution to the problems care leavers face when trying to move into independent rented accommodation, Hodd says. The idea came to her when she was struggling with the issue in 2015. She was volunteering for the council when an MP put the situation into perspective for her. “He said to me, ‘We’re your corporate parents, we should be doing everything for you that your parents could or would have if they were in a position to do so.’ That was it: the lightbulb went off,” she says.
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Vice Newsletter source: The Woman Fighting for Care Leavers’ Right to Housing