Aaron, a single parent, aged 40, was struggling financially and had fallen behind in his rent. His landlord took action in VCAT for rent arrears and possible possession. Aaron represented himself and managed to negotiate a resolution whereby the landlord allowed him to remain in the property if he submitted to a payment plan to cover the arrears.
Lily 27, recently had her four young children taken into care by the Department of Health and Human Services. She had limited family support and struggled with a number of mental health issues. Lily has experienced family violence from the fathers of her children and was vulnerable to alcohol addiction when self- medicating.
Sebastian is a 49 year old man of Anglo background. He is gay and has been subjected to ongoing discrimination, including physical and verbal abuse, for most of his life.
The Rooming House Outreach Team visited him at the rooming house where he has lived for the past two years.