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Case Studies - 09/06/17

Kieran* suffers from paranoia which has prevented him from moving into his own tenancy on a number of occasions, believing the properties are infested with insects or that he is being spied on.

A multi-agency team has worked together to help him take his medication daily, something that is difficult to manage if you are a rough sleeper.

A consistent and concerted approach helped Kieran combat his paranoia and improve his physical welfare too. He accepted a place in a hostel where he was off the street and had the support of the staff team to continue his health treatment.

Steve* suffers from alcoholism and has a history of threatening behaviour. He was rough sleeping after being evicted from a number of accommodation providers due to threatening behaviour to neighbours and employees of services.

Steve’s poor health posed a risk of him dying if not accommodated. He accepted a room, and then a small flat in supported accommodation, living by himself with help at hand.

Andrew* was in a relationship which broke down and he was forced to leave the family home. He worked with the street outreach service for rough sleepers and was given a place in supported accommodation. He then bid for and gained his own tenancy which he has maintained.

Greg* had a number of health problems when he was rough sleeping. He then moved into supported accommodation where he had help to make and attend medical appointments. His health improved and he is now living in his own tenancy.

*Names have been changed to protect people’s privacy.