Juliet’s story

“I first had a stroke when I was only 19 years old"

Juliet story in her own words.

“I first had a stroke when I was only 19 years old. When my parents passed away I was left stressed and depressed. My father passed away in 2016 and 7 months later on his birthday my mother passed away. My sisters and I were suddenly faced with huge funeral costs and to meet the bills. I had to sell my parents’ house which was also my only home. After my parents passing I suffered a second stroke which slowed my thinking. I think this was caused by the stress I had of losing my parents and everything that followed”.

Juliet then moved into Nehemiah’s supported housing accommodation.

“I needed a rest from everything and a smaller place I could maintain. I was getting isolated and here I made friends. My scheme manager helped me to get housing benefit and as well with a lot of other things in the transition process. I now have a stable home to go to”.

Supported housing has given Juliet back her independence.

“I can now travel on the train by myself, use a phone and use the computer. I always use the facilities/ IT room at the scheme I have managed this through having a stable home to go to and not having to worry about where I was going to live”.

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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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