At Curo’s direct access homeless service, 17 studios and apartments are available for families and single people, like Dan (pictured), who face homelessness. Dan recently moved on from this service and describes his experience: “When I first arrived I was actually homeless. I was living in a tent. I’d set my tent up in a place I thought was safe, but everything was stolen.
“The Curo team helped me in quite a few ways. Firstly, giving me a place to stay was fundamentally giving me my security. Being here improved my life tremendously. Curo helped me with my self-confidence and helped me re-learn the people skills I once had. When I moved out, it was Curo who got my white goods for me. They arranged for me to have a bed, they gave me towels – because I had nothing. Without the team at Curo I wouldn’t have anything except a shell of a home.”