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The following testimonials are from our residents:

“My name is Stephen and I have lived in a DASH property since February 2012. Before that I had been renting from a private landlord. I couldn’t stay there as the landlord wanted the property for a family member and I was issued with a notice. As a single male I discovered that my housing priority wasn’t high, and being on benefits I couldn’t afford the bond and rent in advance that most private landlords ask for, not to mention that a lot of them don’t want people on benefits anyway.

It was looking more and more likely that I would be homeless and on the streets, which is very frightening at any time but is even more worrying in February in the cold and wet.

I spoke to a councillor about my situation and found out later that he had contacted DASH on my behalf and asked if they could help. Thanks to the councillor and DASH, I didn’t end up on the street, instead I was offered a flat in Harry Mears House which gave me the peace of mind to plan for my future. My key worker John Branthwaite has worked closely with me since moving in and I am now ready to move into my own home in October,

I can only say that my life would have been very different if there weren’t organisations like DASH.”

Stephen


 

How satisfied are you with the accommodation DASH provides? Very satisfied
How satisfied are you with the support (if applicable) DASH provides? Very satisfied
Please feel free to leave a comment on your time with DASH: I came to dash after been released from prison. I had a lot of anxiety about my future and how to move forward. Since coming to DASH i have engaged with the services on offer and its had a massive positive impact on my life. Moving forward with the support I will be moving on into social housing in the next year.

Jed


 

How satisfied are you with the accommodation DASH provides? Very satisfied
How satisfied are you with the support (if applicable) DASH provides? Very satisfied
Please feel free to leave a comment on your time with DASH: I came to dash after a relationship break down I have been in various propertys due to there help and support I am now in a position to move into social housing and live independently.

Eric