Our thanks to Stu for this sad story. Extracts:
A-dad-of-four is homeless and sleeping down mineshafts after he ‘lost everything’ when his marriage ended.
Craig Sheehan, 35, is sleeping rough, having to bed down on the beach and in the woods.
A year ago he had his family, a home and a job but says things fell apart when he suffered a breakdown because his relationship collapsed.
And the devastated dad no longer sees his children, he told the Daily Post.…
Craig said: “Until my relationship broke up I had everything, I had a family and worked in a well-known hotel in Conwy.
“But everything unravelled and I ended up on the streets. If it carries on like this I can’t imagine surviving the winter as it’s just too hard.
“I cough up blood and have had three chest x-rays in Colwyn Bay hospital in the last couple of months.
“I’ve also been mugged, lost a tent to a storm and have had two teeth knocked out since I became homeless.”…
A Conwy County Council spokeswoman said: “Mr Sheehan’s case was assessed by Conwy Housing Solutions in May 2017.
“He was not eligible for interim accommodation as he was not considered to be in priority need. [J4MB: On account of being male, no doubt]
Nonetheless, Conwy Housing Solutions offered to help him find accommodation.
“Attempts to contact him were unsuccessful and he was subsequently informed that the Council’s duty to try and help had ended.
“We have offered Mr Sheehan a further assessment and assistance and will continue to do so.”
Would Craig Sheehan be eligible for interim accommodation if he self-identified as a woman, despite having fathered four children?