The charity really has been such a godsend. If I could rate them on an app, I would press on the five stars all day long. Without their support and those who help fund the charity, I honestly do not know where I would be right now. It frightens me to think about it. I am proof that becoming homeless can happen to anyone.
When you live on the streets, you just can’t see how you are going to do anything else with your life. It takes everything out of you to just survive. Gradually, depression, despair and embarrassment took hold. When I moved in with Turning Tides, it was the first time in a very long time that I felt safe and had a reason for living.
We can confirm that all of the homeless men and women who were staying in the Chatsworth Hotel in Worthing, West Sussex, have now been offered alternative accommodation. We have managed to absorb 16 of the 54 Chatsworth residents into our own projects, which places our services and staff under continued and significant pressure.