Alex came to M3 when he could no longer live at home with his Mum. He was at college and he knew he couldn’t return home that evening and didn’t know what to do or where to go. Fortunately the college knew about the Project and gave M3 a call.

Alex said: “Mat came out to see me that day and found me emergency lodgings until a permanent placement was found. I settled in really well and stayed for a year until moving out into my own place with my partner.”

After several months his relationship broke down and Alex found himself homeless again. This time he contacted M3 directly for help.

“M3 help people out and are there if you need them, so I knew I could get back in touch. I was able to move back in with the Householders I knew from before but this time I stayed for almost 2 years before moving in to my own tenancy. Although I felt anxious when I first moved things are really good now. I have my own place and I know how to budget and look after my home. I’m looking forward to redecorating my flat and making it my own.”

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