Holly was at risk of homelessness when her relationship with her parents broke down. She moved into Foyer accommodation, but found it difficult to manage her emotional and mental health needs in a group living environment. Supported Lodgings was the ideal solution.
Mia had always had a difficult relationship with her mum. From the age of 13, she was regularly being kicked out of home and finding herself sofa surfing, moving from one friend to another and with no stability in her life.
John moved into our Dorset Foyer accommodation following a family breakdown. He has high-functioning autism. His communication difficulties meant that he initially struggled to engage with staff at even the most basic level.
When Karen’s relationship with her partner broke down, she was unable to return home to her mum due to ongoing problems, and so found herself with nowhere to go. We gave her an emergency bed at our Krystal House foyer.
When she was just 13 years old, Esme moved to the UK to live with her mum. Tragically, her mum passed away only a week later.
Lydia, 19, came to Step by Step at the end of March after over-crowding in her home and family breakdown led to Lydia being kicked out. The stressful home environment made it difficult for Lydia to handle her depression and her mental health became very low.
Danielle lived in Supported Lodgings when she became a young mum. She has grown so much in confidence, believing in herself, which has helped her to become a great mum to her one year old son.
Jodie* was referred to Future STEPS to improve her self-esteem and confidence along with creating personal goals and ambitions for the future.
For World Homeless Day Amy was prepared to share a little of her story in her own words.
Lisa and Raymond Blanc
When Lisa first met with Sarah at Youth AIMS, she was very unhappy at college but didn't feel confident to broach the subject with her parents.
Joss* came to live in Farnborough with her mum when she was five years old. Her mum was living with depression and had a problem with drug addiction which led to Joss being asked to leave home when she was 16.
Robert has gone from a young man who avoided spending time with others, to a confident young man who was willing to showcase our services to assessors.
James is an incredible success story and one that has its roots in the time he came to Step by Step ten years ago...
Jasmine was referred to Youth AIMS by her school, at the request of her mum who was concerned about her behaviour and drinking.
Daisy* had experienced very little support from outside agencies, including her social worker. She has been grieving for her late Father who passed away in February 2015.