Last winter, Rhys didn’t have a home. He was sleeping rough, forced to spend each night outside in the freezing cold. He was doing what he had to get by – things he isn’t proud of; things that ‘weren’t him’. He’d started to lose faith in people and couldn’t see a way out.
But then Rhys found Shelter and thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we were able to help him start to change things for the better.
Now Rhys has a flat of his own, he’s back on his feet, and he’s starting to feel more like himself again. We caught up with him in the run up to Christmas to find out how much life has changed for him in the space of just one year – something that was only possible because of you.
Our Entrenched Rough Sleepers project was there for Rhys when he needed it most. The project takes a radical approach to give those who’ve found themselves sleeping rough the support they need to find and keep a home. We help people like Rhys take control of their lives and address any issues that might derail them, giving them a much better chance to hold onto their tenancies in the longer term.
This is just one example of the many ways your donation directly helps those facing homelessness and bad housing.