“My name is Lester, I moved into BHT’s supported Abstinence based Project at College road, Brighton in February 2014. I had never lived on my own before and found the support from staff invaluable. The staff gave me confidence, motivation, balance and an opportunity to become independent with the skills to manage my home and live a happy healthy life.
After 2 years of support and the new found skills and confidence I was ready to move on to a new chapter in my life my own independent flat. My key worker linked me in with the New START project at BHT and I was given a new support worker, Sarah (she’s the one in the picture next to me). She has helped and guided me through the challenging process of looking for private rented accommodation.
After 6 months of looking I am now finally proud to say I’m moving to a new flat with my girlfriend.
I feel happy and excited but apprehensive if I’m honest. I feel nervous to be solely responsible for my own tenancy and home but I know I’ve got the skills and confidence to manage well thanks to everyone at BHT.
I would like to thank all the BHT teams involved in my journey to independence and in particular Shane. Kate and Sarah.”