Category ArchivesHomelessness

Colin’s story

Colin has been working in housing development at BCHA for seven years. He works with residents who require support in their daily life, as well as looking after homes for those who live independently. Day-to-day, Colin has a range of responsibilities from managing BCHA’s relationship with local authorities, to working on planning applications with architects […]

Emma’s story

Emma was 15 when she became homeless, but with support from BCHA she is on the path to a successful career, and a whole new life: “I had my daughters at quite a young age – the first one when I was 18, and the second one at 21. Since then they have been my […]

Sam’s story

After losing his marriage and career due to his bipolar disorder and a cyclothymic personality leading him to attempting suicide, Sam disappeared to Thailand. Whilst there, he realised that coming home would mean that he’d be homeless. He got in contact with Salisbury Trust for the Homeless over email, who arranged meetings and accommodation for […]

Kaye’s story

After a string of abusive relationships, Kaye ended up homeless in South Africa and alone on dangerous streets. With just the clothes on her back and no shoes, Kaye agreed to smuggle drugs out of the country, knowing that she would get caught and deported back to the UK. Kaye found herself living on the […]

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