Real stories

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

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 Bob

When 57-year-old Bob’s marriage broke down and he lost his business – he turned to drink to numb the pain and soon found himself homeless.

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Meet Marcus

66-year-old Marcus was living in a car with his dog after being evicted. He went to Launchpad’s drop-in service for help and never looked back.

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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 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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Meet Claire

Claire became homeless during the pandemic, having spiralled into class A drug addiction. She lived in the woods before Launchpad helped her rebuild her life.

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

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