Homelessness Life Story – Liam Sharp

27 January 2020

An Ipswich man with mental health needs feels he now has a future to look forward to since moving into supported housing.

Berners Street resident Liam Sharp pushing his motorbike

Liam Sharp came to Sanctuary Supported Living’s Berners Street service in December 2018. He said: “I had been living in temporary accommodation following a relationship breakdown and was really struggling.

 “My mental health conditions meant that living like this was extremely difficult for me – I live with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, stress-induced psychosis, dyspraxia, dyslexia, depression and anxiety.”

Following his move into Berners Street, Liam has enrolled on an engineering course at a local college, and is receiving support around budgeting and health and safety to enable him to live in his own apartment.

The 21-year-old has also stabilised his mental health.

Liam commented: “Although I’ve only been here for a short time, I’m really settled with having a place of my own.

“I feel that the bespoke support I’ve received here at Berners Street has enabled me to achieve my goals and I’m very hopeful for the future; with support, I’m already making steps towards living independently.”

Liam Sharp, resident at Berners Street

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