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Mike Jubeau


Mike Jubeau is enjoying a more settled life since moving into a Sanctuary Supported Living service in Manchester over a year ago.

Mike Jubeau

Previously sofa-surfing and staying with friends, he soon realised that moving to Victoria House would be a great move for him. At the service – which supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness – he can call upon bespoke support from his project worker and other staff.

Mike can often be found getting creative outside in the garden, where his current projects are making birdhouses out of wooden pallets and looking after the service’s vegetable patch.

Thanks to the dedicated support of the team at Victoria House, Mike now has the life skills he needs, including managing his health and organising his finances. They have also helped him to begin applying for his next step via Manchester Move, so he can eventually move on and live more independently.

The 43-year-old said: “I love sports and enjoy being outside and staying active. I have been volunteering with gardening at our local Wythenshawe Park.

“Everybody here at Victoria House is friendly. Before lockdown, we would often have BBQs, film nights or darts matches. The staff are approachable and very supportive too. Living here is helping my mental health and wellbeing, I’ve really found my feet and got a proper routine. One day I would like to move on to live in a forever home near my family.”

Living here is helping my mental health and wellbeing, I’ve really found my feet.

Mike Jubeau, resident at Victoria House

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