Category: Resettlement

Neil gets a second chance

After a childhood spent in care, Neil began living alone at a young age. Without support, guidance, and love, he became homeless. He sofa surfed for more than two years,… Read more »

Couple have a place to plan for the future

Long-term partners Steve and Linda contracted Weil’s disease from contaminated water in their Flat, which was over run with rats. They became so ill that they were hospitalised and, on… Read more »

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

“I was in a dark place”

Tom in his new home

Chronic pain led to Tom’s* life falling apart. Tom suffers from pinched nerves and issues with his tendons. He also has several fused areas in his spine and suffers pain… Read more »

Young adult finds independence

Jonas with his new oven

Jonas* moved into a foyer for young people after a childhood of neglect. His mum was an alcoholic and often didn’t feed him. She couldn’t help him get ready in… Read more »

Former alcoholic now loves life

Home living room with sofa and table

Fran* is 51 and a recovering alcoholic. She drank for over 20 years of her life, estranging her friends and family in the process. After falling very ill, she was… Read more »

A Volunteer’s Story – Part Two

The Homeless Outreach & Support Team (HOST) is managed by Riverside Care & Support

James’ story of personal transformation continues. 10 December 2016 I moved into my own flat, and while it was terrifying, with planning and sheer determination I boxed it all and went…. Read more »

Having a bed is ‘icing on the cake’

Former homeless person Clive in his new bedroom after resettlement

Clive* never expected to lose his home, business, and family. He worked for 33 years of his life, including running his own business for 13 years. But both he and his… Read more »

“I’m really excited”

Homeless young person Anthony

Anthony has a learning difficulty and spent his childhood in the care of multiple different services. His family also struggled with relationship breakdowns and needed intensive support. When Anthony turned… Read more »

Homelessness: The 21st-century problem

Photo Sleeping Rough by Steven J Lilley (sk8geek) Licensed under CC

Homelessness, in every sense of the word, is turning out to be the defining problem of the 21st century. Current estimates put the number of homeless people in the world… Read more »

When is a fridge not a fridge?

2017 Cathie new Fridge Freezer

When it’s a lifesaver. Cathie’s support worker told us why. “After Cathie’s husband died, her physical health went downhill and she was made homeless. She spent some time living in… Read more »


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