Our Stories Time for Change
“When I became homeless, I did not know where to turn”
Emma become homeless due to a family breakdown. She eventually got in touch with the 16+ team at Social Services who referred her to Mary Seacole Housing Association. Emma now lives a fully independent life. She has a flat in Brighton and works as a full-time carer>
“Moving out into my own flat was a bittersweet moment, I felt ecstatic that I had achieved my goal but I was really sad to leave Mary Seacole Housing Association.”
From the ages of 13 to 16 years old, Sara spent her life in and out of care with foster placements. She was scared, lonely and wanted to be with her family, although relations had broken down. At the age of 16, Sarah’s social worker referred her to Mary Seacole.
“Alcohol played a big part in my life… I was always out, mixing with the wrong kind of people and getting into trouble”
Mixing with the wrong crowd was one of the main causes of Shane’s homelessness. Although he was initially reluctant to receive support, he eventually felt settled with Mary Seacole. Shane now has a flat, is climbing the ladder at work and continues to build his skills through training.