Real Life stories

Meet Simon

With support from Broadland housing association, Simon – who became homeless following his marriage breakdown – is looking forward to a brighter future.

Find out more

After a stay in hospital, Tom’s life has been turned around thanks to ForHousing’s Discharge to Assess scheme. Now in secure housing, Tom is receiving ongoing medical care as well as support to improve his overall wellbeing through rehabilitation.

Find out more

Meet Nigel

Nigel_May 2019

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.

Find out more

Meet Dennis

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

Read more

Meet Gary

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

See more


Meet Dan

Curo dan monochrome

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

See more

Meet Rhys

Rhys 2

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more


 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.

Read more


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.

Find out more

Meet Martin


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

Read more