Framework changes and, it is no exaggeration to say, saves people's lives. Everything we do is centered around the needs of the people we exist to support.
We hope that you find inspiration from the following case studies, which detail the lives of service users and the work of our staff.
Seventeen-year-old Jess was living with her parents when she found out she was pregnant. She and her partner had a very limited income and faced a desperate struggle to find accommodation.
When Paul was in hospital a rogue landlord evicted him illegally so he had nowhere to go when he was discharged
Amanda, 40, was in crisis when she lost her home, her relationship, and nearly her life. She was helped to transform her future with a highly personalised package of support.
Andy and Michelle
Andy and Michelle, who met in a winter night shelter, were sleeping rough in Nottingham.
Betty, 59, became homeless when escaping domestic violence and led a dangerous existence without a safe home for many years.
Dean, 24, has learning difficulties and was rough sleeping in Nottingham after the breakdown of family relationships.
Melissa, 24, from Belper, had been alcohol dependent since she was 15. She saw no future and was contemplating suicide before she was referred to SAFE by her local council.
Phil became homeless over night after he was forced out of his rented home in an illegal eviction. He is now living at Framework’s quick access accommodation in Sherwood Street, Mansfield.
“I slept rough for 20 years – mostly around Lincolnshire. It’s hard to explain to people why I lived that way for so long but I really wanted to support myself."
Ewa, a grandmother and former primary school teacher, was made homeless when she lost her job and her house was repossessed.