Thomas, 26, was homeless. He was deep in debt, sofa surfing and his life was going nowhere. Without the help of Russell House in Newark he believes he would have become street homeless.
My life was pretty awful. I had financial problem, I was sofa surfing and I was not moving forward. I had no positive things to look forward to and no hope. I felt depressed, despondent and like I had no future.
How I have been helped
Russell House has helped me loads. They have supported d me to address previous rent arrears, they have accommodated and put me on the right track.
How I have changed
I have a better outlook on life and am more positive about the future. I feel secure now.
Without Framework I wouldn’t have been able to cope and I would have been street homeless
The importance of this service
Russell House needs to be protected because it does so much for homeless people in the community. Without Framework those people would be lost.