‘I moved from a different housing provider to Albany Housing Trust, Albany made the whole experience of moving stress free and they helped me sort out my bills to ensure that I could live independently in the future. Any enquiries I had were dealt with swiftly. Albany Housing Trust provided me with volunteer opportunities to help keep me busy, this also helped with my mental health.
Daisey and Alexandra surprised me on my 30th birthday with a cake and balloons.I have now received my council self-contained accommodation, I will be forever grateful for the support and advice I received whilst at Albany Housing Trust. Thank you to all at Albany.’
I arrived at Albany Housing Trust in August 2018. I was sofa surfing prior to coming here as I had lost my previous accommodation. Whilst at Albany, I lived in shared houses before settling into a studio property which I was very happy to have been given as I know longer needed to share with anyone. During my time at Albany the staff were very helpful, supportive and went beyond to ensure that I was okay and understood my needs. Although I am sad, I am not with Albany anymore, I have now moved into my own council property and have learnt things that I can take away with me. I want to say thank you to all the staff at Albany who have supported me on my journey.
We are very proud that Ayoub has successfully moved on from Albany Housing Trust to his own self contained property. He has also started his own business; a barber shop, he has very kindly offered AHT clients £5 concession haircuts as well as offering free haircuts to Albany service users during Covid.Thank you Ayoub and good luck in your new home and with your new business.
‘Sherylnna joined us in 2019, she has now successfully found a full time job and has secured her own council tenancy. Sherylnna is very thankful to all Albany Housing Trust staff for the support.’
I have made some big and major steps since joining Albany Housing Trust, when I joined them I was homeless. Since being housed with Albany Housing Trust I have been given the opportunity to embark on painting volunteer work, I absolutely love painting especially when the job is completed and you get to see the satisfaction on everyone's face, it definitely boosts morale. My focus is to get back to working in full time employment.
‘Albany Housing Trust helped me to move into a safe and comfortable environment, before, I was all over the place now being with Albany has allowed me to concentrate and focus on my future much more as I feel more stable. The people that work for Albany Housing Trust are fantastic, they work within your needs and understand, they work as if you are their family’.
Albany staff are brilliant people; I really wouldn’t be where I am right now without the support from them, and I am very grateful for all the help I have received over my time at Albany Housing Trust
After 18 months with Albany Housing Trust Alan handed back his keys and moved into his own accommodation. We are so proud of you Alan and wish you happiness in your new home.Alan said ‘ Without the help from the whole team at Albany Housing I have little doubt that I would be back to homelessness by now. It has taken less than a year and a half form them taking me under their wing to me being given my own flat with Croydon Council. I really cannot give any higher praise, to everyone on their team, they have all been nothing short of amazing
Since joining Albany Housing Trust in October 2019 Ayoub has completed an ESOL Course and has been in his Voluntary work placement for over 1 year and is now a qualified barber. Ayoub has progressed through the service from a 4 bed to a self contained property and is now ready to leave supported accommodation. “Albany Housing Trust are great, I have come such a long a long way”.
Meet Jamshaid, who joined Albany Housing Trust in June of 2020 and moved into one of our four-bedroom male accommodations, he quickly settled in and formed strong bonds with his housemates. Jamshaid sadly lost his job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and was left sleeping in his car. Since joining Albany Housing Jamshaid has managed to secure a full-time job and has since found a private rented accommodation in Thornton Heath. He thanks Albany Housing Trust for all the support he received, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
As someone who suffers from mental health, World mental health day is so important, it raises awareness of mental health. Mental health is not always obvious unless we talk about it, we can hide it with a smile.
“I was homeless, sleeping rough before I was put in contact with Albany Housing Trust. I was interviewed by staff who were very welcoming. I was offered a house share. I couldn’t believe the size of the room and property. I have been so happy with the service, house and experience. I’m very fortunate to be in such a positive position, with good back-up and support.”
John came to Albany in August 2018 as he found himself with nowhere to live after the breakdown of his relationship. John had started to self medicate with alcohol and drugs because he did not have a suitable and steady accommodation.
Albany are great, very supportive. Love Albany Staff. They are great. The girls are great always ringing to check up on me.
Albany have really helped me, they are so supportive. I started in a 4 bedroom shared property now I am living in a 1 bedroom flat by myself; this is all thanks to Albany. I am so happy at Albany because of them I am living independently..