Melanie has a history of institutional living and never had her own home. With furniture support from St Vincent's, Melanie set up her home and now has security for the very first time in her life.
For most of us home is a safe place, somewhere to relax, make decisions, somewhere to be who you want to be. But accommodation only becomes a home when you are comfortable with your surroundings. The SVP supports vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals to create a home and live life with dignity.
Melanie has a long history of institutional living and has never had her own home. St Vincent's Furniture Store collect, then redistribute recycled furniture and household items to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Sheffield. With the support of St Vincent's, Melanie has set her up her own home and now has security for the very first time in her life.
A representative of South Yorkshire Housing Agency says: “The help St Vincent's has provided is priceless and enables my clients to access my service. I hope the service continues for many years to come, and I know that it will assist me to help the homeless and disenfranchised whom my service supports. Many thanks to everyone at St Vincent's for their continued support.”
The manner in which we treat the most vulnerable in our communities was not lost on the great South African statesman Nelson Mandela, who once said: “Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs, if they can have no shelter.”
If you would like to help people like Melanie to live a life with dignity in their own home, please donate to our Covid-19 Recovery Programme.