‘CHESS and all the amazing staff helped me to access the help and support services I needed to be able to detox from alcohol whilst also not judging me when I slipped up on my recovery. They also helped by giving me a stable address through their resettlement scheme and enabled me to go on to get a permanent address with the local housing association and get my life back on track.

Their Support Worker Team supported me until they could get me a place at one of their properties by enabling me to get a regular shower and access to affordable washing facilities and proper meals via the nightshelter and the day centre when it was there. This provided a warm safe place during the cold winter months.

I know I was sometimes a pain due to the people I was with and alcohol but the staff never turned me away. I sincerely cannot thank all of the staff enough for all their help during that unsettled time of my life.’