I came across Integritas in April this year. I referred myself to the service and shortly afterwards Victoria and Rachel visited me at home. Since then I’ve had help from Integritas in many different ways – they helped me to get a grant for a cooker and looked at my basic needs – things like heating and bills. They keep me up to date and informed about events and how they are getting on with my case.
Before I had support from Integritas I wanted to shut the door on everyone and felt very low and isolated. I have fund one to one home visits are really helpful when you are isolated. One of their volunteers helped me by teaching me some IT skills so I can use the internet. The staff are non judgemental and encouraging, they have given me emotional and practical support and I now have the confidence to do things like attend a focus group and now start socialising by joining Integritas’ monthly group. I come and see them in their offices rather than relying on home visits and am fighting to stay well and in control of my life.