**Time to grab a cuppa and read about Rebecca Burke’s fantastic journey**

Becky came through the No Wrong Door network and began support with Birmingham Mind in August 2016. Becky was experiencing a number of complex needs, mental health, addiction, homelessness and other associated negative behaviours. After providing Becky with accommodation, we also managed to secure a No Wrong Door bridging loan for household items inc; flooring and white goods.

As part of her support, Becky was encouraged to join the Birmingham Mind Boxing  Sessions (Lead by Michelle Walters) and the Aston Villa Football Academy (supported by her Support Workers Sue Warnock and Zahra Khokhar).

This introduction is when Becky began to thrive; here is her story in her words…….

“Since receiving support from Birmingham Mind I started football at the Aston Villa Academy where Nigel recognised by talent the first time I went and he asked me to play in the Female Disability Football Team.

I felt like was on a rocky road before this and now I feel I am on a steady path and feel positive about the future.

Thanks to Sue and Zahra my confidence and self-esteem has grown and I’m now thinking and know that I can achieve bigger things such as training and going to university.

In the short space of time that I have been supported by Birmingham Mind, I have also furnished my flat and I now live independently.”

We would like to pass on our huge congratulations to Becky who went on to represent and win with the Aston Villa Ladies Disability Team in the FA’s People’s Cup Finals and it looks likely that Becky will soon be on her way to Wembly!

You can find our more about the No Wrong Door service here