Andy came through as a referral from the Victim Care Unit of the Devon & Cornwall Police in February 2016 having been the victim of a serious assault. Andy has a brain injury and other difficulties linked to this which make him very vulnerable, as well as a history of substance misuse and other challenging behaviours. Andy was desperately unhappy living in the shared house that he was in, he felt like he was a prisoner in his own home. He began 'sofa surfing' in February due to his unhappy living arrangements. Andy is very anxious and needed a home in the centre of town but away from other people and not on the ground floor. This was a challenge for us as it meant finding a flat above a shop or restaurant, something that is quite rarely available in this area. 

Hollywell managed to find a beautiful flat above a cafe (so lovely in fact that we almost moved in ourselves....!) which was tucked away down a side street with it's own entrance. He moved in at the end of March 2016.

This move is one of the most successful we have done - Andy is thriving in his new home, his wellbeing has improved and he feels very safe. He is engaging with his support workers and his relationship with his mum is far better now.  You can see from his face how happy he is!


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