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’.

Michael Naraine

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

Ayoub Saedi

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.

Anne Saunders

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.

Cyril Sweeney

“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 Jenkins

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..