I lost my partner 9 years ago. He died suddenly and I turned to drugs and alcohol to hide the pain. I then got into a domestic relationship and lost my flat due to not leaving the partner. I became homeless and slept rough for 18 months.
St Paul’s has helped me leave my partner. The counselling service continue to help me build my confidence and believe in myself. It has helped me to reconnect with my family, stop my addiction and I have gained mentoring and counselling qualifications. I volunteer in the kitchen at St Paul’s and also arrange all the jobs for other residents to do each week.
I would like to work with young adults or vulnerable adults to offer my experiences in life.
Homelessness can happen very quickly.