Jake’s Story

GroceryAid partner Shelter supported Jake when he was faced with a housing crisis.


Jake had been working in the grocery industry for over 10 years at a large factory and was referred to Shelter Plus from GroceryAid following a conversation with his employer. Jake was unable to read or write and was made homeless when his mother died. Since this, he has managed to secure accommodation at a hostel through the YMCA.

It came to his employer’s attention that Jake had received 28 day’s notice to leave the premises as he had accrued several thousand pounds worth of rent arrears.

Following intervention from Shelter, GroceryAid made a grant award of £1,000 towards Jake’s arrears, the eviction notice was withdrawn, and a repayment plan was set up with his landlord to secure his future tenancy.

“Thank you for the advice you gave me, I am forever grateful to GroceryAid and Shelter. Your assistance has changed my life. Again, thank you!”


If you are facing a housing crisis, find out if you’re eligible for one of GroceryAid’s one-off financial grant to help you. Read more about our eligibility criteria here.

GroceryAid’s free and confidential Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, providing a professional and confidential service within seconds to all grocery colleagues and their spouse/partner and dependents over 18. We offer a translation service with access to over 200 languages, making it accessible to everyone.

Call GroceryAid’s free and confidential, 24/7 Helpline: 08088 021 122


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