From Alcohol Addiction and Homelessness to Award - Winning Citizen
As a result of the sudden end to his marriage, 'S' found himself depending on alcohol and sleeping on a friends sofa, before eventually becoming homeless at Christmas- time. Guided by Turning Point, he was referred within twenty-four hours to The Haven’s cold weather provision service before being offered a room at the Hostel and, “That was the start of things getting better”, reported 'S'.
With the help and support of The Haven, 'S' managed to combat his drinking and attended a MIND support group regularly. To his amazement, 'S' won the ‘Turning Your Life Around’ category in Stevenage’s ‘No more Service Community Awards’ which celebrate the lives of inspiring people who turn their lives around.
'S' has expressed his gratitude, “to everyone who has helped me along the way, I cannot thank you enough… the wonderful support from The Haven really helped me a lot. The whole experience changed my outlook on things and gave me hope for the future. 'S' has now moved to live with his parents in Wales.