The people we have helped

Joy and Marianna

Overwhelmed and worried about the future, Joy* reached out to Positive Action in Housing for help. Through their Room for Refugees programme, she was connected with Marianna who offered her a temporary place to stay.

The charity didn’t stop there and supported Joy in applying for housing association flats. They also referred her to Amma Birth Companions for additional support. When Joy’s laptop broke, the Digital Skills Project provided her with a new one, allowing her to continue her studies. As her due date approached, Joy received an offer for a twobedroom flat, bringing immense relief. She named her baby after her compassionate host, Marianna, highlighting the impact of kindness and support. Joy’s story demonstrates the crucial role that charities like Positive Action in Housing play in transforming lives through practical assistance, emotional support, and community connections.

Room for Refugees provided me with a safe place to stay and guided me through the process of getting permanent housing. Their unwavering support and the friendships they helped me forge have changed my life, and my little girl’s. Mariannah has become a dear friend and a part of my family. We share laughter, tears, and everything in between. Her kindness, generosity, and understanding have touched my heart in ways I never thought possible. I am so grateful to have her in my life …

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