“I came to Trinity at the end of September 2014 in need of support after living rough for over a year. I have had mental ill health for a long time including depression, anxiety and personality disorder, and everything got on top of me.
Trinity has been more than helpful to me over the last year. The day centre has been a place of safety and has enabled me to learn to trust other people again.
Not only has Trinity supported me emotionally, they have supported me to get to appointments, helped me with housing, enabled me to get vital work experience by volunteering in the kitchen, and supported me to feel more positive and empowered by allowing me to gain self esteem and confidence.
Working in the kitchen and being supported by the chef has also enabled me to go on and pass a cooking course. With the help from Greene King Training, based at Trinity, I have completed my food hygiene certificate. This support has led to me finding full time work in a local restaurant; a dream come true. I am really enjoying it and feel much more positive about the future
I am currently in temporary housing and am working with Trinity to secure appropriate permanent housing.
I cannot thank Trinity enough for all the help and support they have given to me, I am very grateful. They are a great charity.” Harry, September 2015.
Since writing his story for us, Harry is still working at the restaurant, and loving it. He has also moved into his own room in a property, where he is making himself a home, and enjoying having his own space to rest between shifts in the kitchen! We are delighted that Harry comes back to Trinity on his days off, and provides invaluable support to the chef.