This is her story.
“I’ve been living in supported housing for just over a year now. Before coming here I was living on the streets. I’d been using drugs and alcohol for over 20 years and I couldn’t stop.
“I moved onto a supported hostel which was a dry house but it wasn’t until I joined AA and moved here that my life changed completely.
“This is the longest I’ve been in recovery. I’ve been clean from drugs and alcohol for one and a half years now and I feel alive for the first time. I’m safe. I have a stable life now.
“I now have a routine and I’ve got a lovely clean bed to put my head on at night. I’m grateful for the smallest things.
“I now have a job working in the community and I’ve learnt to take things one day at a time.
“I’m also building a relationship with my eldest daughter and my granddaughter who I didn’t see her for the first five years of her life. I’m now in contact with them and we’re slowly building a relationship. I’m hoping to have them round for Sunday dinners in future!
“The most important aspect of my recovery is trust. I trust my housing provider, Transform, and they trust me. That’s a big thing for me.
“Supported housing has saved my life. If I was still out there drinking I’d be dead. They have given me a chance. I owe my life to Transform. My life has indeed Transformed.”