Ben, 24, had been sleeping rough in Norwich city centre. His situation was so severe that he was admitted to A&E and successfully completed an in-patient detoxification from drugs and alcohol at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. It was important to ensure that he didn’t relapse upon discharge so the Dry House was an ideal place for him to be housed.
Ben’s situation has dramatically changed since he has used the Pathways service. He received medical care from City Reach and has a CGL support worker to assist with his drug addiction. He uses the computers at Under 1 Roof and has access to training and development courses there. He has also started playing football, and as his fitness has improved, it has had a huge impact on his self-esteem.