Ian’s story

Transform has transformed my life into something better...

Before I came to Transform, I was living in a small studio flat, with a very noisy neighbour. I suffer from OCD and depression so I had my dark days where I was struggling and having suicidal thoughts. I felt useless – that’s when I wished I wasn’t here. My social worker found a place for me at Transform – I was happy to leave my place and go there.

I felt useless – that’s when I wished I wasn’t here.

Since coming to Transform, my confidence has improved. It’s been a long time since I’ve had any dark thoughts. To start with I wasn’t really socialising but now I attend Transform events like coffee mornings and walks – I even went on a trip to Hampton Court Palace with other Transform clients.

My keyworker has been really good for my self-esteem. He gives me advice and has helped me get voluntary work at a library. He doesn’t give me a hard time when I am having a bad day, he just makes me feel like anyone else. I am now looking to improve my computer skills and develop my CV so I can get a paid position.

My keyworker doesn’t give me a hard time when I am having a bad day, he just makes me feel like anyone else.

I’ve started to improve the way I do things. I am feeling more independent and am looking to move on from Transform into my own place, that’s one of my goals. I feel more hopeful than I used to, I want to have a life now.

Forgive the pun, but Transform has transformed my life into something better. I’d give them ten-out-of-ten!

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