Preventing a woman and her newborn baby being made homeless Lola, a pregnant woman who had been refused asylum, was living in government-arranged accommodation. She was issued a ‘termination of support’ notice while she was giving birth in hospital. She was a lone parent and this was her second child. The notice period expired while she was still in hospital and on returning home, she and her children faced eviction. After receiving BIHR training, a manager at a voluntary sector organisation supporting Lola suggested to the housing provider that evicting the family in these circumstances might breach their right not to be treated in an inhuman and degrading way (Article 3). The manager suggested that the housing provider reconsider its decision before taking enforcement action. The provider decided to amend the status of the notice, giving Lola’s voluntary sector advocate time to apply for further support for the family under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The application was successful and alternative accommodation for the family was secured.