Ray’s Story

Evicted from his home, Ray began to feel suicidal.  As part of his support package, Ray’s GP referred him to Together Co Social Prescribing. Here he was supported by staff to find the people and places that could help him get back on his feet.

Ray

When I was in temporary accommodation, I was in a very bad way. My doctor referred me to counselling because I was suicidal… I didn’t know which way to turn.

Once I got a permanent place, I had no furniture and very little money. It was just terrible, I was sleeping on the floor until I eventually got myself an inflatable bed. But really that’s not very suitable.

Together Co stepped in and were amazing. They put me in touch with the right people so I was able to get a furniture voucher from the council. I also gained attendance allowance and help with managing my finances.

I would never, ever have been able to do this on my own. Together Co know exactly the right people to approach. There must be hundreds of people like me who just don’t learn how to deal with the system.

I’m so grateful that I found Together Co. I’ve been in permanent housing for almost 18 months, and have even joined some exercise classes.

I can’t say I want for anything at the moment. My life has completely turned around.

I would never, ever have been able to do this on my own. Together Co know exactly the right people to approach.

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