Tom’s story

“Although I’m streetwise I’m not created for living on the streets,” says Tom who found himself homeless after a domestic dispute with his father. After two nights sleeping rough he found a place at Emmanuel House. “It was freezing on the streets and makes you feel very vulnerable. I looked around at everybody who was working and there was me, sleeping on the stairwell at the flats.”

Tom, who has applied for jobs as a food operative, has had help and advice from Friary and has now opened a bank account. “I’m not going to get comfortable and I would recommend to people if they fell into difficulties to come to Friary. I really appreciate the help I’ve been given. They are keeping people from starving.”

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