Abbie’s story

"it’s like a family we all support each other and stick together"

Abbie moved in to Warwick Square due to a family breakdown, Abbie sofa surfed for a little while however her brother lived at Warwick Square already so her social worker encouraged her to apply for a place.

Currently lives at Warwick Square however has also lived at Close Street, originally moved in to Warwick Square December 2017, Abbie moved out of supported housing for a little while however has been back at Warwick Square for 5 days.

Abbie says she likes living at Warwick Square as she has more independence, has learnt how to budget and has more control over her life. She likes the space she has and feels that Warwick Square has helped her gain some confidence in her own abilities. Abbie has made many new friends whilst being in supported housing and says “it’s like a family”.

When asked where Abbie thinks she would have been now if it wasn’t for Warwick Square she simply answered “I do not know, probably homeless”. On her new supported housing accommodation, Abbie believes “it’s like a family we all support each other and stick together”.

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Thousands of people have gained their independence through supported housing. The Starts at Home campaign aims to ensure that people who need extra support will always have a home that meets their needs.

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