Gary was living in emergency accommodation in a B&B in Co. Louth before moving into an apartment with help from Peter McVerry Trust, which started working in the North East region in 2017.
“I’m over the moon with this place. I have my own freedom. I have my own place that I can relax in and cook, do the whole lot,” he says.
“The kids love it here. They stay with me a lot of nights. They look forward to coming here and I look forward to them coming here.”
Peter McVerry Trust officially opened its North East Regional office in Drogheda in September 2018. Our work in the region focuses on housing and supporting people to maintain tenancies.
“The staff are very, very helpful. They helped me to get this place. They showed me where to go to get a reference and helped get me set up with the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). They ring me a couple of times a week to make sure that I’m ok and that everything is alright. Anything I ever want, they’re there to help me,” adds Gary.