Bill's story | The Welcome Centre

Bill is in his 80's and had been living in his own property which had fallen into disrepair and was no longer safe for him to live in. 

I couldn’t keep up with the repairs and it was starting to affect my health.

His Housing Officer helped him move into temporary accommodation whilst a suitable home was found. Bill’s Housing Officer realised he was struggling and referred him to The Welcome Centre for a food pack whilst he got back on his feet. 

After a short period in temporary accommodation, a local housing association found him a new supported tenancy in a quiet area. Bill was delighted to finally move in, but the new house needed lots of new things to make it comfortable. 

I used my savings on new carpets and blinds but I hadn't budgeted well and soon ran out of money for food. 

The Welcome Centre delivered a 7-day food pack but also gave him additional support. We applied for a grant so he could buy a cooker and contacted an Age UK approved electrician to fit the cooker for him making sure it was safely fitted. Bill loves his new home and is doing well.

The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282 and company number 8428517. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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