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Barbara’s Story

Barbara was ill in hospital and had no home to go to when she was discharged

While Barbara was in hospital with blood clots, she contracted Covid-19 and sepsis resulting in the loss of sight in her left eye. She was a long-term illegal drug user which had resulted in relationship breakdowns with her partner and family. She had no home to go to when she was discharged.

Barbara was referred to Healthy Futures and moved into a Derventio home. With support, she has applied for benefits, opened a bank account and improved her independent living skills.

Barbara continues to lead a drug free life and is planning to seek longer term recovery support. Her physical health is improving and she is becoming more mobile.

We have used a stock photo and changed Barbaraโ€™s name to protect her anonymity.