“I love my own space and feel I can live independently for the first time”

Chloe Fox, who is 23, loves her new home and is rebuilding her life after finding herself with nowhere to live.

Chloe approached Salford City Council for help and was initially living in bed and breakfast accommodation before being given a place in a homeless shelter. At the shelter she had to share space with over 30 other people, including a bathroom and sleeping space.

She was then referred to ForHousing and was allocated a flat in the new Haddon Road development in Eccles. The scheme was built to provide homes for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Salford.

Chloe’s ambition is to work in social care, and she’s been referred to the ForHousing enterprise team who are helping her gain the skills and experience she will need to work towards this goal.

Chloe said: “I am really pleased with my flat. I love my own space and feel I can live independently for the first time. The flat is really nice and I can be my own person there.”

Kirsten Foy, Tenancy Sustainment Officer at ForHousing, said: “Chloe seems to be thriving. Initially she had massive worries about living independently, but she’s doing really well, even helping to deliver supplies to other tenants.

“Now she’s got a safe place to live and has been working with us to get the extra support she needs, I’m confident she will go on to turn her life around permanently.”