Kirsty’s Story

“I was so happy that me and my son could start a new life”

“Due to suffering years of emotional abuse and domestic violence from my ex partner I finally decided I could not be put through this anymore as this was now affecting my child.

I rang Woman’s Aid and they gave me an address of a refuge in Swaffham so packed and few things and drove there. When I arrived everyone was lovely and each had their own story regarding why they were there.

I went to King’s Lynn council and made a homeless application to be housed in the King’s Lynn area. I was told that there was a homeless charity called Purfleet that may be able to help regarding private letting.

I had to wait to be referred and an appointment came through quite quickly for me to go to see an advisor. I saw a lady called Hannah and she was lovely we did the initial paperwork and she said that she may have a property for me and my son. I viewed the property on the Friday and the next Thursday I had the keys.

I was so happy that me and my son could start a new life and had a house to live in. Hannah helped me from start to finish and kindly gave me the bond for the property so I could move and also sorted out housing benefit.

I am now fully moved in and have got my child into school and am now looking for a job.

Thanks again to Purfleet as without this great help that I received from them I wouldn’t have a house today.”