A Somali mother and son have chosen to live on a street bench in London, UK despite receiving offers to be housed.
The two, whose names are not known, have been living on the streets since December 2014 when they were evicted from a flat they shared for nonpayment of rent.
It is believed that their eviction was the result of a death in their family as well as hospitalization, after which they resorted to live on the streets. They live on food donations from a nearby charity.
Charities have offered to move them into two-bedroom council flats and pay their rent but they have refused. The local Somali community has also tried to persuade them to no avail.
The Wandsworth Council says while it's concerned about them, there is nothing more they can do.
A spokesman said: "We are of course enormously concerned for their welfare and are continuing to closely monitor the situation and offer support in the hope that they change their minds."