• Umar*

    Umar was granted refugee status after a period living in temporary accommodation as an asylum seeker in the UK....

  • Osman*

    When his refugee status was granted and the eviction notice swiftly followed, Osman was put in touch with Students...

  • Ben*

    More than 7 years ago, Ben managed to extricate himself from a lifestyle dominated by drugs, making the brave...

  • Ahmet*

    Born in Turkey, Ahmet has lived in the UK since 1969. He suffers from complex health problems including dementia,...

  • Adam and Charlotte* – Support Worker Story

    Adam is an Embedded Housing Support Worker within the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT)....

  • Charlie*

    Charlie grew up in the care system from the age of 9. He first came out as trans at...

  • Tash*

    Tash reached out to akt when she became homeless as a result of domestic abuse. Tash was placed on...

  • Zara*

    Zara was initially very hesitant to seek help with West Mercia Women’s Aid. Having come to the UK from...

  • Gail*

    Gail* was in her late 60s when she was referred to West Mercia Women’s Aid by her social worker....

  • Evie*

    “It was terrifying. The first night it was completely unknown. It was very scary, it was dark, it was...

  • Jo

    In summer 2019, Jo was running a successful burger van after a career change and was settled and happy...

  • Chrissy

      In 2018, Chrissy featured in our Christmas Appeal after securing a place to live through a Vicar’s Relief...

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