Here at HARP, part of the process of helping those that come through our doors is, when they're ready, to encourage them to take part in meaningful activities. We spoke to Andy about his time at HARP so far.
Andy has been with HARP for a year and a half. Before being told of our services, Andy was homeless for 10 months. He said: "I was at my all time low, I was feeling depressed and I knew that they could help and I thought, 'help's not going to come to me, I’ve gotta go to it'."
Andy has been taking part in meaningful activities at HARP, which have helped to keep him occupied. "I enjoy doing the dog walking (at Acres Way Kennels) and I do Motivation to Work on a Friday. We go down to the allotments, where we’re growing vegetables. We’ve got pumpkins, swedes, peppers, onions - it’s good. And every Wednesday I go down to the church and help them clean."
HARP has helped provide Andy find what he has described as a "new found security", which has given him a platform to look towards the future.
Andy added: '‘I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn't for HARP. It’s a good place to be, they sort you out, they're helpful - they’ve done me proud. Thank you."
Andy is making great progress and taking positive steps in the right direction. HARP would like to say thank you for your support, we could not help people like Andy without people like you.