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15 October, 2023

Jim’s Story

“Probably the most helpful aspects of the support I received was the continuity of care and support – and a persistent key worker, which I needed. I was supported to detox and then referred into a housing project, where I am doing well.

I feel if it weren’t for the support I had received from my Housing Support Worker I may well have lost my life, as my physical health was seriously deteriorating.

I feel eternally grateful for the care and support I received from Homeless Oxfordshire. Today my life is good. I am nearly two years abstinent from drugs, I have rebuilt my relationship with my daughter and my grandson, I have addressed medical issues, I have made good solid friendships and I have learnt to trust people and accept help. I have also completed a peer mentoring programme and received an accredited certificate.

I volunteer for services as I would like to give a bit back. I have gratitude and a real sense of purpose and value to my life now. My self-worth and self-confidence have much improved and I am starting to feel whole again.”

* These are the real experiences of one of our residents, but images and names have been changed to protect their identity.

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