Dee was living in shared accommodation with a friend in Maida Vale before he was homeless. Dee and his friend were sharing a very small room and living in cramped conditions and eventually this had a big effect on their relationship. He therefore decided to leave the accommodation and try to find an alternative. Dee got in touch with a local charity who advised him to go to his Local Authority for help and advice. After reviewing his case the local authority were unable to provide any accommodation. Dee was desperate as he didn’t have anywhere else to go so he went back to the charity to see if they could help. They made a referral to the local outreach team as he was now on the streets. The outreach team referred Dee to No Second Night Out after he agreed to be taken there.
Dee worked with the staff to try and secure Private Rented accommodation. No Second Night Out linked Dee into working with an organisation called Hope Worldwide who run a scheme that assists people to access the Private Rented Sector. Through this scheme Dee went to see a studio flat in East London that was suitable and he moved in straight away.
Dee is extremely happy to now have his own space and asked to reflect on how all parts of the No Second Night Out service that helped him he said, “I wouldn’t be here telling the story, that’s for one thing, ‘cause I’ve never been in a situation like this before. I have no idea what direction or where I would have ended up, or what would have happened…because I got the support so quick I never had time to reflect….that’s how important, and how supportive and great No Second Night Out has been to me.”