This week, we’re trying to help a 20 year old man called Max, who has been homeless since he was 16.
Growing up, Max was abused by his dad over a long period of time and left home four years ago. He has been living in hostels ever since.
Last year, his best friend sadly took her own life and Max was the one who found her. Max has depression, anxiety, PTSD and has been having thoughts of self-harming.
Max was nominated by his support worker. He said: “Max has just moved into his own flat. He is a really decent young man, with so much potential…very likeable and respectful but clearly vulnerable and nervous about the future.”
His support worker helped him to put together his CV last week and Max applied for four jobs - and has secured an interview for one already.
“He wants his life to be different and wants a better future. He knows he has to work, and is trying. But he needs help to create a home for himself.”
The flat has white goods, a mattress and a TV stand – and that’s it. And he has barely any clothes.
We’d like to help.
As well as lots of things for his home, Max is also going to need a bike to get to and from work, steel cap boots (he is applying for warehouse/manual work) and vouchers so he can buy some clothes.