Help Received:

Electric metre top-up to make new home livable

John’s Story

Homelessness is a difficult experience, but John got used to it. After a while it didn’t feel so strange, and in a funny way there is a kind of freedom to it. But after a while John yearned for a place to call his own. His own home, somewhere safe, stable and warm. He didn’t much care where he lived, as long as he had his own set of keys. After a long wait on the housing register, John bid for a one bedroom flat and was successful. Finally he would move from emergency overnight provision into his own tenancy.

“I was freezing in the flat and couldn’t do anything there.

I felt like i might as well have been homeless again.”