Joanne* had to return to the UK following the passing of her husband whilst living overseas. After returning home, she was referred to Harrogate Homeless Project by Harrogate Borough Council for housing and support.
Whilst staying at our hostel, she actively engaged with her support worker every week to improve her budgeting and took advantage of all the available resources. As a result of her hard work, she was able to transition from our hostel to one of our move-on properties. She began to work with our psychotherapist for extra support regarding her mental health and over the months, she gained more confidence and independence and was ready for the next step to move into her own flat, which she accomplished successfully. Today, she is happy and content in her new home, where she is able to maintain her independence while still accessing any necessary support.
*Not her real name