• "By encouraging and supporting me to stretch myself, they have empowered me to find work I am passionate about."

    Aisha came to DHI desperate to overcome her dependence on alcohol and cannabis, but didn’t feel comfortable in group work. DHI arranged a unique support programme for Aisha, who was then able to successfully detox. As her recovery progressed, our peer mentoring training offered Aisha the skills to support others in recovery while protecting her own wellbeing. This enabled Aisha to apply for a Health and Social Care Course, and she has recently attained her Level 3 Diploma. She now works full-time in a supported housing project.

  • “DHI helped me on my road to recovery – without them it could have been a different story!”

    Having spent decades struggling with drugs, crime and homelessness, in 2012 Jeremy entered DHI’s community detox facility, allowing for regular contact with his children whilst undergoing a supervised detox. As Jeremy gained independence, he moved into our ‘dry house’, trained as a peer mentor and returned to college. Two years later, Jeremy gained an apprenticeship with Reach, our housing support service. He now has a permanent position, lives in his own home and has full custody of his children. In his spare time Jeremy works tirelessly to support local good causes, even throwing himself out of planes!

  • "Home Turf Lettings were the only ones who listened to us and helped."

    Magda and Sean fell on hard times when Magda gave up her job after their son was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to afford to rent privately, they contacted our social enterprise Home Turf Lettings. HTL’s Empty Homes Scheme helps owners to convert empty properties into affordable housing for homeless or at-risk people, removing barriers such as large up-front deposits and charging rents at Local Housing Allowance rates, so Magda & Sean were able to move into a newly converted flat that had been sitting as a disused gym for years.

  • "The service has enabled me to manage my own life and get out and enjoy myself."

    Before receiving DHI’s direct payment support, Mark’s health was suffering. He was using all his time and energy keeping on top of housework, wasn’t eating properly and was often left sleeping in his chair with no assistance in the evenings. DHI’s direct payment support has allowed Mark to manage his own care budget to get the most effective support for him; a daily carer helps Mark with cooking and household tasks, allowing him more time to pursue his passion for music by singing in a band and performing as a DJ.