Man in wheelchair in kitchen

Building a future

Paul was homeless on and off for 20 years in a cycle of substance misuse, mental health issues, and offending.

He slept rough and used drugs and alcohol to cope with his fear and loneliness. He struggled with mental health issues and tried to kill himself several times.

Local churches helped him with food and bedding, and he began to get more support. When he found a suitable home, Church Homeless Trust supported him with a grant for essential household items.

He loves cooking and taking care of his place. He has rediscovered an old sporting hobby, which will help his physical and mental health.

He says: “I see my family again, and the relationships are getting better every day.

Thank you for helping me to build my home into my palace.”