Why I’m using StreetChange for an ID Card Application and a Phone
I’ve got a tenancy at the moment but I’m struggling to manage it. I’d like to register with a GP so I can get help with my health issues and start to get the support I need, but without photo ID it’s been difficult. I’d also like a phone so I can keep in touch with my family and friends as I struggle to go out due to my illness. I’ve just started working with Streetwork again–they helped me in the past when I was on the street. Now they’re helping me sort out some of the issues I’m having to do with my tenancy.
So with a phone and a Citizencard I’ll be able to access services and keep in touch with people so I will not be as isolated and on my own.
I became homeless after my mum died. After she died everything became too much and I couldn’t cope. I have suffered from mental health issues all my life but without my mum I really couldn’t cope. I tried to end my life when things were really bad… I was on the streets for a few years but eventually I was able to start to get things sorted.
My goals moving forward
I’d just like to get back to normal, deal with my issues and move on with my life.