MR Aged 21
I really didn’t want to move into SafeSpace, but had no other options at the time. At first I very much kept myself to myself.
The greeting I got from Julie when moving into SafeSpace helped me a lot as I was shy and scared. SafeSpace have allowed me to stay here for 2 years and this has allowed me to understand who I am.
I soon met the other members of the support team and they have been brilliant and helped to support me throughout my stay. I developed an excellent relationship with Stacey and she has given me great support to face all life’s challenges.
I have enjoyed having staff around to offer me advice and guidance when it’s been much needed. Even if at times it’s has been just someone to talk at anytime of the day. I have also made good friends with other residents within SafeSpace, people who understand me.
SafeSpace have helped me with my mental health and given me the support I have needed. I have also been given the opportunity to understand / education myself on different cultural and religious beliefs.
I have been able to further my education within SafeSpace and have completed a number of projects such as Passport 2 Housing, Me Project, You Project, Princes Trust and my Child Care Level 1. I have also been able to get involved in a few activities such as Alton Towers, Eid Party, Homeless Games, Christmas Activities, Bonfire Trip and workshops such as sexual health & mental health.
Even though I am moving on from SafeSpace I am happy to be receiving Resettlement support and am excited about my future.
I believe if I hadn’t received the support of SafeSpace I wouldn’t be the person I am today!
I was referred to SafeSpace by Pendle Housing Needs department. I found myself homeless following disagreements with my mum due to financial difficulties within the home. I moved into SafeSpace and I felt nervous but excited that I had somewhere to stay, I was moving on and getting some independence. SafeSpace have helped me by giving me somewhere to stay and giving me the opportunity to get in touch with the things I thought I had lost like sports and music. SafeSpace have also helped me develop life skills to help me when I live on my own. If SafeSpace had not helped me I think I would have gone down the wrong road. There were two paths and thankfully I took the right one.