At the beginning of the year I was living in a tent next to a river surviving on what I caught. I had severe depression and didn’t know where I wanted to go in live. I was referred to Framework and moved in here in October 2014. It literally has changed my life.

It feels like heaven here compared to how I used to live. I love it. It’s my home. Apart from a roof over my head the staff have also helped me get a qualification in sports leadership. I’ll be continuing that later in the year and once I’ve completed it I’ll be qualified to coach any football team in the FA.

They have helped me sort out all my benefits. If I’ve needed help with anything else they have always been there to offer me support. Without this place I really think I would be dead by now.