From time to time I publish the accounts of men and women who have used and benefited from BHT services. Here is Tim’s story:
“Four years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was very unwell. I spent 1 week in ICU and on a ventilator and another 2 months in a general ward. When I left hospital my leg was totally gone and I could not walk. The doctors said I would not walk again but I proved them wrong. In the years to come I have been on a journey of stress, sorrow and pain fighting this illness, also fighting to be housed. I had all this worry to contend with so you can imagine I had not much faith with in fellow human beings. The past three years I have spent being on my own, dealing with my health issues. I got to the stage where I could not go outside in the light; I could not face the world as I knew it until Finding Futures came into my life. This big hand came at me with peace, love and hope and I grabbed it.
“For pain relief I started doing my art. I have never have been to college, just learnt myself. Also I look forward to coming to Finding Futures as the help it gives me to be with people is good. I am doing BSC Level 1 introduction to Workplace Health and Safety and have done some ICT work learning about databases and spread sheets. To be honest with myself the first week I was here I just wanted to go home but with the confidence my tutor gave me I am now looking forward to a new life and a new me….”