Roy / Rent Now Buy Later
Roy, 27, knew it was time to buy his own home. He’d saved a deposit, but despite having a good job as a retail branch manager, Roy’s savings didn’t quite match the banks requirements to secure a mortgage.
Heather / Routes to Work
"The course helped me because I wasn’t confident in interviews. They put us in groups of three, an interviewer, an interviewee and then someone to observe. Then we got feedback. It made me more confident."
Families / Tackling overcrowding
“I spent a long time trying to find a bigger home in the same area, because it was close to all of our family friends, but I couldn’t find anyone to do a home swap with me."
Olu / Construct Your Career
Olu has been celebrating since coming second in the national Youth Builder Awards in 2009 and securing a job in construction. Olu was nominated for the award after taking part in our Construct Your Career training programme.
Jason / Floating support user
When Jason first started receiving support from East Living he was sceptical about how much it would help. Over two years later, Jason says his confidence has improved and he’s now able to live a more independent life.
Tom and Simon / Shared ownership
Simon, 24, moved into East Homes’ Pavilion development in February this year. Simon’s brother Tom, 29, was so impressed by his brother's new flat that less than a month later Tom moved into the flat next door.
Dominic / Board member
Dominic Jebb first became an East Thames resident back in 2004 when he moved into Focus E15 foyer in Newham.
Joy / Adaptations
Joy, 79, is a resident at one of East Thames older people’s scheme in Walthamstow. Adaptations to her shower have made a real difference in her life.
Tracey / Downsizing
Tracey is an East Thames resident who has recently downsized from a four bedroom house to a two bedroom flat.