Case study: Justin

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Justin came to our Craven Homeless Hub after losing three people he loved in just six months.

“I lost my mum, my mate and my grandma. It was like someone had pulled the carpet from under me, my world turned upside down. I had always worked until this but I had to take lots of time off with depression,” he said.

Justin lost his job and moved in with his brother but his mental health declined and he needed to leave their family home. He was given supported accommodation at Horton Housing’s hostel in Skipton.

“They have been very supportive. It’s homely and there’s always someone to talk to. I can’t praise them enough,” he said.

After six months living in Horton Housing’s hostel in Skipton, Justin has now found a flat to move to and is applying for jobs. He would also like to come back to volunteer with some of the clients.

He has worked as a chef all over the world, including catering for music festivals and bands. He has also worked in the aviation industry.

His hobby is magnet fishing and he once fished a world war one bomb out of Burley canal!