Actress's relief as group helps her come home


An actress who appeared in an iconic film about homelessness and was facing the same fate herself has been helped to find a new home by  Jewish charity.

Adrienne Conway appeared in the 1966 BBC television drama Cathy Come Home. It told the story of a young couple, Cathy and Reg, whose lives were turned upside down when Reg lost his job, leading to them being evicted and forced to face a life of poverty. Ms Conway played Reg's sister.

Last October she revealed that, nearing the age of 70, she was facing eviction from her rented flat and the prospect of homelessness.

"I was fighting so hard to be taken in somewhere but everyone was saying no," she explained.

Ms Conway, who was known as Adrienne Frame during her showbusiness career, said she was ineligible for council sheltered housing because she had savings. But her money was not enough to buy her own property.

The actress said she was initially turned away but after her plight was covered in the JC last October she was offered a one-bedroom flat.

Ms Conway said: "I am just so relieved. What I've been through the past few months has had an affect on my health. I can't wait to live somewhere I feel safe and secure."

Ms Conway sold her home in Spain last year to move back to Britain and live closer to the Jewish community.

She said: "I have roots here, it is where I feel comfortable." 

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