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Amber ready to take the next step

27 June 2019

After nearly two years living at Brighton and Hove Foyer, Amber Edwards says she is ready to move on to live independently.

Amber talking to a staff member at Brighton & Hove Foyer

Following a period of homelessness, Amber arrived at the service ran by Sanctuary Supported Living to develop the skills needed to live independently, as well as receive support with her managing a tenancy and her finances.

She has successfully developed the new skills she needs and built her confidence and resilience through her involvement in the Get on Track initiative, a partnership between Sanctuary Supported Living and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Amber has joined a number of other residents at the Foyer taking part in workshops designed to encourage teamwork and work-related skills.

Mentored by Fontaine Wright, one of England’s leading badminton players, and former boxer Hannah Beharry, Amber has come on in leaps and bounds.

She said: “I am so pleased that I was encouraged to take part in 'Get on Track' by Steph Smith (Local Service Manager). I’ve loved the activities we have done as a group and the ones away from the Foyer. I think I am now more confident.”

Amber, who wants to become a professional rapper, has also been supported to improve her interview skills and confidence to work in a team.

I feel that in the last year I have improved my own daily living skills and am ready to move on.

Amber Edwards

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