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Joe - a GMHF story


Joe, not his real name, had a history of substance abuse but had been a regular attendee at The Hub for breakfast where he got support for his mental health.


Around 18 months ago, Joe joined the GM Housing First programme.


His Project Worker has worked intensively with Joe, building up a relationship based on trust and support.


She has provided regular food parcels and has applied for gas and electric payments, to ensure Joe has the essentials he needs to keep warm and fed.


GMHF has provided signposting advice and have arranged appointments with GP services and have arranged for new furniture to be delivered to Joe’s home.


Joe is engaging with mental health support and has expressed a desire to become a peer mentor, once he is clean of drug use.


Joe is working hard to sustain his tenancy and contacts us if there is ever anything he needs.


Joe had this to say: “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Housing First and their ongoing help and support.”

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