Dorcas has settled well into her new flat and continues to work part time. She has a settee and a microwave, and is waiting for other stuff to be delivered!
(Update from Dorcas's Support Worker)
When Dorcas was first entered supported housing at the Renewal Programme, she had already been sofa surfing for over 2 years due to her family moving abroad.
Working with the Renewal Programme, Dorcas received support around confidence building, emotional issues, homelessness, budgeting, and unemployment. She has adapted tremendously well to her situation and her support workers believe that she has repeatedly proven she is capable of sustaining a tenancy.
Dorcas has been able to gain part-time employment and has now been offered accommodation by One Housing Group in Newham. However, as the flat is unfurnished, she desparately needs funds for basic furnishing and white goods to be able to move in and make it her home.
Her support workers will help her settle into her flat and will continue to provide ongoing support over the next 6 months as she regains independence.