A safe place to live
I could move in straight away and start living
Broadway recognises that it doesn’t take much for somebody to find themselves homeless. After losing his job and facing financial problems, Terry soon found himself sleeping rough and saw that very quickly, the way people treated him changed.
People don’t appreciate the people behind who they see on the street, they don’t see the experiences and skills people have… people will always look down upon the homeless, because that is all they see.
Broadway support clients to see the value of their skills and experiences and use these to make positive changes. Terry became a volunteer at a Big Issue distribution centre.
I work with the vendors and supervise the sale of the magazines. Being a volunteer has helped me with having my own place to live – it helps you to take responsibility.
Staff also supported Terry in his own accommodation, providing help with the practical side of having a tenancy as well as being there to help with any concerns.
I feel that now I have support if ever things start to look like they might slip back to the way they were. Staff at Broadway have helped me keep on top of things and just knowing people are there really helps.
Having a safe place to live has had a great impact for Terry.
There is nothing nicer than going back to a nice warm bed in a secure flat. I got help when I moved in which helped the change – like having some furniture. It meant I could move in straight away and start living.