Three years ago, Gateway Service Manager Vlado found JC waiting on the Gateway doorstep, crying out for help. JC was in a bad way. He had voluntarily left his accommodation with the council, and had nowhere to go. Read more here..
Here, CH explains in his own words how, with the help of Gateway, he rebuilt his life – and he now has stability, good friends and, importantly, a place to call home.
“I was living basically off-grid in Grantown-on-Spey for ten years, almost homeless. I had a flat, but I wasn’t looking after it or myself, and my mental health was poor. Then, three years ago, I ended up in prison after one psychotic episode. It’s not something that’s happened to me before, and it was horrific. It very nearly broke me. Read more here..
After a few visits with him he agreed to visit one of our services in Inverness. After the visit he made the decision to move to a new home where his new support team would support him to live as independently as possible.Read more here..
Frank was an elderly gentleman referred to our organisation by the NHS for support with money management, debt problems and meal preparation. Frank lived in sheltered accommodation. Franks housing warden Morag had raised concerns about him not eating, losing weight and isolating himself from his friends and family. Read more here
Acair House & staff has been one of the best things that has happened to me in the last year. From rough sleeping to detox, homeless accommodation then to Acair House..it's the "Bus". If you are up or down they would help you and lead you in place whatever is best for you. They are Jemma, Alison & Vlado. Jemma being my support worker helped me from the first, helped me settle in, helped with my paper work and phone calls. When I was leaving she sorted out all the furniture and whole paper work for me. Even though I am leaving I am still going to be allowed Jemma to help me sort things out if I have problems.
But there are rules you have to follow.. I feel short of occassions, It was dealt with swiftly and fairly with no recriminations. Part of me does not want to leave but I know for me to move forward I know I have to. With the support of all here & other agencies I will succeed. Thank you one & all!
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