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Supported housing project – Karrie

A new thriving life for Karrie

Mendip & South Somerset

Case Study: Supported Housing Project

Since she was 13 years old her mum introduced her to heavy drugs and sex exploitation. As soon as she could, Karrie decided to escape her “family house” and the horrible situation; and chose a cold and unsafe life on the street, as she became homeless. Our supported housing project gave her a safe place to stay and find herself again

When Karrie arrived with us she was just 18yrs old, carrying with her a lot of confusion and stress; but with the determination to turn her life around. She did that greatly!

 Our skilled support workers helped her on to a new path and she started to build a new life. She finally had stability and the roles models she needed. She listened and took their advice. She felt loved, supported and protected. Karrie was able to build her self-confidence and develop skills that were useful for getting a job and becoming independent.

Karrie’s now moved on and into her own flat. She has full-time employment in the hospitality sector and friendly colleagues. She is smiling and looking positively forward for the first time.

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