Tahir has cared for his mum since he was six years old.
In his first meeting with Jon, Move On Up's manager, he told him he struggled with anxiety and was keen to make a group of friends and become more independent.
Together, Jon and Tahir mapped out an action plan, identifying small, manageable tasks that Tahir could do to reach his goals.
We asked Tahir what having his own space and one-to-one support has meant:
“I’ve been to see a doctor for help with my anxiety. I’ve also joined a martial arts club, which was Jon’s idea. It’s been really fun and building up my confidence by talking to people.
“Move On Up’s also given me space to work on my art too. It’s what I’d love to do with my life. Before I’d always feel tired, but here I feel motivated to look after myself and my space.
“I’ve gained confidence. The project has got me here, it’s helped me to understand what it is like living on my own and with other people. I understand about rent and bills and stuff like that. Jon has helped me with coping with my anxiety. I’m very excited to move out and live on my own.
“Move On Up is a perfect opportunity for people to understand what it’s like in the real world.
“I’m staying healthy and feeling good. I want to see where my art takes me!”
In June 2018, Tahir became the first of our tenants to move out of Move On Up into his own home.