Real Life stories

Meet Nigel

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With support from Hightown Housing Association’s Young People’s Housing Service, aspiring plumber Nigel has continued his education and is managing to live independently.

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Meet Dennis

Homes for Cathy member Origin Housing shares Dennis’ story: from homelessness to success in Ponders End community

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Meet Gary

With the help of St Mungo’s and Wandle Gary is now drug free and has a secure home of his own.

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Meet Dan

Curo dan monochromeAt Curo’s direct access homeless service, 17 studios and apartments are available for families and single people, like Dan (pictured), who face homelessness.

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Meet Rhys

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Rhys has turned his life around thanks in part to the support of staff at Hightown Housing Association’s Kent House hostel in St Albans.

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Meet Simin


Simin had found herself homeless with no option but to sleep on a church pew.  A refugee from Syria, she had recently been granted permission to remain in the UK but had been asked to leave her temporary accommodation.

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 Meet Shannon


Shannon is an amazing young lady, with an infectious laugh, and a real ambition to get on with her life.

Shannon is a resident at St Vincent’s Manchester Foyer. The Manchester Foyer is supported accomodation for 16-25 year old young people in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

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Meet Michael


Sometimes life isn’t easy as Michael knows. Aged just 20, Michael lives at the Croft, one of Bromford’s young homeless schemes in Cirencester.

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Meet Martin


Martin found himself with nowhere to live after a series of personal hardships spiraled him into homelessness and unemployment.

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