Alex Kemp

I arrived at Leon House on the 31st Aug 2018 after I became homeless due to a relationship breakdown, I was also unemployed at the time and had very little, if no money. Everyone was just really nice and very supportive and I was immediately made to feel welcomed. Step Forward Homes put a roof over my head and included a support package to help me get back on my feet.

I served with Andy Reid in the The Yorkshire Regiment, and was on patrol with him the day he suffered life changing injuries. I helped administer first aid to him at that horrific moment, however, I’ve sometimes struggled dealing with the horrors of that day ever since.

Whilst staying at Leon House for 4 months, I’ve received lots of guidance and support, including counselling from an experienced battlefield trauma psychotherapist. I’ve taken driving lessons, passed my test and had a car donated by Step Forward Homes. Received CV writing and interview techniques, attended training courses, applied for various jobs and I’m now currently employed with Vital Rail. With the continuous support from Step Forward and Leon House, I’m now happy to announce that I’m due to move into a newly built 2 bedroom house within the next couple of weeks. I can’t thank everyone enough that’s helped me get my life together, I can now see a really positive future.

Thanks again, Alex.