Real stories

Meet some of our clients, read about their experiences of homelessness and discover how Launchpad has helped them.

Meet Hayley

After going through the emotional trauma of losing the right to care for her children, 33-year old mum of four Hayley became homeless.     

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Meet Craig

An army veteran with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and issues with alcohol, Craig became homeless in the middle of the pandemic.       

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Meet Dean

After holding down three jobs, struggling with his mental health and caring for a close friend withdrawing from a drug addiction, Dean suffered a breakdown.

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Meet Marcus

Marcus and his dog were living in a car after being evicted. Although they reluctantly went to Launchpad’s drop-in service for help, they never looked back. In

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Meet Lainey

19-year-old Lainey was facing winter living on the streets in Reading but with Launchpad’s help, within just two weeks she had turned her life around. 

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* To help protect the privacy of those we help names have been changed

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