October 18, 2019 10:02 am, .
Following the death of her mother, Hannah lived with her grandma from the age of 13 and, although the bungalow was very small, they got by. It was only when Hannah became pregnant she realised that it wouldn’t be possible to stay there.
Hannah’s boyfriend’s brother arranged for them to both move into his home, but it wasn’t ideal to stay there in the long term, so when her support worker mentioned the M3 Project Hannah was keen to find out more.
“From that first assessment visit by Jo and Emma, I knew I would get the help and support I needed to be able to set up a home ready for my baby to arrive. It is quite overwhelming moving into a place of your own. It’s only then you understand all the things you need to sort out, and with a baby on the way, knowing someone was at the end of a phone to help out when I needed it was great,” said Hannah.
With everything in place by the time Eliza was born, Hannah was able to work through the Independent Skills Units to show that she was able to manage a tenancy of her own.
Working part-time also meant that Hannah could put a little aside in preparation for her move into a place of her own and after several months an offer came through.
“It’s really exciting having your own tenancy and I knew all about contacting utilities etc. to set things up this time. If I was unsure about anything, I knew I could contact Jo to check things over with as she was always there to help. M3 have supportive staff to get you on the right track. My boyfriend has been busy decorating and I know it will take time to get things just how I want them, but I now have a home of my own.”
You can find out more about the fantastic support M3 Project provides to young people like Hannah by visiting their website https://www.rossendalem3.org/
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