I don’t want to be ungrateful but it’s like, when you trash your flat they fix it, make it nicer than before. But if you keep your head down and look after it, then you get nothing.
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I have moved 6 times since losing my home. I have had to prove that I can look after myself, and now I’m probably moving again. It makes me feel worthless.
They kept asking me if I had any health issues. I kept saying no. Then it dawned on me, I went into A&E and said I was suicidal. They admitted me and I escaped the rain.
Before I became homeless I worked as an accountant. Now I have to prove I can write my own budget plan. It’s humiliating. Is this really how low I’ve fallen?
If I get a job my benefits will mess up. I won’t be able to afford my rent, then what? I’m back on the streets.
That’s just what I need. More pills and someone to talk to about why I feel crazy. You would too if you slept in a tiny room next to someone screaming all night
Based on our experience of working with people from all backgrounds and providing accommodation in challenging circumstances, we wanted to know about their experiences and how they feel about the services and accommodation they have received. Wisdom from Behind Closed Doors is based on 80+ conversations with people who are housed in temporary or supported […]
Right now isn’t a good time for me to start my healthy eating plan. Right now, I’m trying to get my kids back, so this pizza will do just fine
What I need isn’t just to come off drugs, quit alcohol and get a job. I need to feel that I’m worth something, then I might want to do those other things
In 2011, we conducted a qualitative review of over 100 people inside and outside Mayday Trust. We wanted to know what people thought of the services designed to support their move out of homelessness and toward independence. Their feedback, and our own reflections, uncovered the systematic institutionalisation of people accessing homelessness services. The ‘traditional’ focus on needs […]
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