Daniel’s story

Once Daniel gets his own place he is also considering going to university.

Daniel became homeless after a relationship breakdown and for a while slept rough or stayed with friends. One of these friends recommended he contacted Horton Housing.

“I had been going through some difficult stuff in my personal life and my head went for a bit and I started self-harming.”

He has been with the scheme for six months and support workers have allowed him to stay on for longer until he feels ready to live independently. Through Horton’s STAY in Grattan scheme, Daniel has been getting support for his mental health, paying off debts and getting his life back on track.

Daniel says: “Everyone has been really helpful here, I was a bit vulnerable and had blocked people out of my problems. I am now going to try and save – I would like my own place by Christmas. I would also like to see my family more.”

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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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