Jimmy's Caravan

30 Jul 2019

Jimmy is in his 80’s. He lived in a rundown caravan park for 30 years in a freezing/boiling caravan, traipsing to the communal toilet every night, until finally being forced out when the park was being 'upgraded' to 'boutique living'. While HAAG's Retirement Housing team was working with residents to make sure there rights were respected, Home at Last was working with him to find more appropriate long-term housing.

He can’t believe he is moving into what he describes as "luxury" - public housing. Jimmy is thrilled that he is close to public transport to get to his daily gym classes. The unit has garden beds which he is looking forward to planting out as a keen gardener. He lost interest in gardening when things got bad in his park but he now says he has a new lease on life.

Jimmy and housing support worker Nese at his new home

Jimmy and housing support worker Nese Duran at his new home