Robin’s Story

“When I first came into The Purfleet Trust I was facing eviction.”

“My name is Robin, I’m 53 years of age. When I first came into The Purfleet Trust I was facing eviction. Knowing I was going to become homeless affected my mental health quickly and I spiralled in to depression.

I was booked in for an appointment for Housing Advice which is where I met Sam. She listened, advised and explored my options with me.

I found a flat through estate agents that was affordable however I was stuck for a deposit. I booked another appointment at The Purfleet Trust they advised me that they could help with a bond.

Within a couple of weeks I got the keys. The flat was mostly furnished the only thing I was missing was a sofa and a bed. I made another appointment at Purfleet, Sam applied to the Local Assistance Scheme to see if they would help me and the next day I was given the news I will be awarded a grant for me to get a sofa bed. I was really pleased.

I have had lots of help from the Purfleet Trust and all the staff including Sam who has been very helpful in every way. I have never been turned away. The Purfleet Trust is a very good organisation that is always there when you need them and I would recommend them to anyone who is going through homelessness.

I would like to take this time to thank you all at the Purfleet Trust for everything.”