Peter* was traumatised after the death of his young child, which resulted in the breakdown of his family.
He became homeless, and as a coping mechanism turned to drugs and alcohol, trying to self-medicate for the pain and despair he was experiencing.
When Peter moved into a scheme we support, he reduced his drinking substantially and started to be able to see his children again.
He also received help and support with his mental health, and after a few months of support began to feel more positive, and hopeful about his future.
He was offered a tenancy with a local housing association, but the accommodation was bare and uninviting, with no white goods, carpets or curtains.
Not only would living there potentially set back his mental health, but the rooms would not be suitable for his children to visit.
Funding from the Kinetic resettlement scheme meant that he received a grant for essentials for his new home and didn’t need to worry about spending the little money he has. Peter’s support worker says that he is so grateful, and was visibly overwhelmed that he could afford to carpet his new home. He is now looking forward to the future and to building his relationship with his family again.