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People don’t become homeless for no reason. In the space of a year, Paddy’s nan died, he broke his leg, and lost his job. He ended up on the streets, dependent on alcohol and heroin.

Colette is one of our Peer mentors. They support people like Paddy to find a way forward. Colette could help because she’d been in the same position. She told him how similar their stories were, and helped him realise that he could change his future too.

How we helped

Colette never gave up. She found Paddy temporary accommodation, and within three months got him into rehab. She supported him every step of the way, even when things got tough, and helped to unlock his aspirations and potential.

Paddy now has a home, a partner, and a baby on the way, and he’s working as a Peer Mentor too. He’s out there helping the next person who needs our support to get off the streets.

Our work isn’t just about getting people homes. It’s about empowering them to find a new path, paid work, purpose, choices – a future.

This is what your support means. Please, donate to Shelter Scotland and help us keep a good thing going.

If it wasn’t for Shelter and Colette I’d be dead. I’m so grateful.


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