Case study: Housing

Turning life around


FB was referred to our service from a voluntary sector substance use service. They had lost several tenancies due to the behaviour of their visitors, who essentially used the properties as places to use substances.

FB had struggled to manage their Drug and Alcohol use for many years, following a successful residential detox and rehabilitation. FB took up a tenancy of a single occupancy flat in North Leeds, moving away from previous associates and fully utilising the support of offer from the support workers and social events accessed at the voluntary service.

FB began to reflect on their journey and plan for the future. FB was committed to improving their quality of life and found that through becoming a peer mentor at the drug service. They were helping others with their recovery. FB successfully maintained the tenancy for over year before securing a council tenancy following an offer of permanent full-time employment with the Drug Service.

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