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Tom's Story

At age 19 Tom’s mother threw him out of the house because he wasn’t earning enough.

Thank you for accepting who I am and I just hope if I’m in trouble again I would be able to come back with open arms.

Tom's mother had alcohol problems leading to a broken marriage and resulting in Tom moving between his mother and step father’s houses.

Tom’s mother threw him out of the house because he wasn’t earning enough; he worked two nights a week at a local pub, and was unable to live with his step father as there was not enough space.

Tom ended up sleeping rough in the local park and but did maintain working. He came to Booth House and was assigned a project worker to achieve the objectives Tom set specifically; maintaining employment, finding alternative permanent accommodation and re-building the relationship with his mother.

Through a process of active support to access benefits, signposting to other agencies, building personal motivation, confidence, self esteem and facilitating meetings with his mother Tom achieved his objectives leaving Booth House and moving in to his own private rented accommodation.

Tom continues to work and has a positive relationship with his mother. On leaving he wrote;

“I would like to say thank you for everything you have done for me. Helping me with every single problem I had, getting me back in touch with my parents and finding a place for myself.

Thank you for accepting who I am and I just hope if I’m in trouble again I would be able to come back with open arms.”

Person centred approach

Person centred approach

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