Name:

Alison Meeson

Age:

24

Help Received:

Match funded flat deposit for a home she can thrive in


Allison’s Story

Alison had been living in supported accommodation with Riverside since April 2018 after a relationship breakdown which left her homeless. While staying at the hostel, she put in a lot of work to successfully manage her anxiety and is in complete recovery. Alison also successfully participated and completed the Princes Trust programme which helped her to develop the skills to find employment.

Alison was offered a job in early October, continuing her fantastic journey. With much of her savings going on past debts, however, she was only able to save up some of the money for a deposit in her own rented property.

“The support I received made a Real Change to my life. It helped me to secure the lovely flat that I am moving to.

Without it I would be living in accommodation that I am unable to afford and this may have led to a decline in my mental well-being and put me at risk of becoming homeless again. “