Sean left the Army in 2012 after seven years’ service in the Scots Guard and with two tours of Afghanistan under his belt. However, like so many veterans, he struggled to adjust to civilian life. As he explained:
“four years later I am still getting used to it and, if I’m honest, I don’t think I will ever get 100 per cent used to it. I find that my mind works a different way to those who haven’t been in the Forces.”
Initially, Sean moved in with his mum and put his name on the list for a council house, but it took four years for a flat to become available. He was excited to have a home of his own, but his new flat was unfurnished and the only thing he owned was a bed.
You helped Sean turn his flat into a home.
Veterans like Sean deserve whatever support they need to rebuild their lives and, sometimes, a little practical support can make a big difference. Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to make Sean’s bare flat feel more homely with a sofa, carpeting and blinds.
“The support has been really important to me. Life is going well now. I am settled in the flat and I am working. I feel independent for the first time since leaving the Army.”
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