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Changing Lives Award for Edinburgh woman

 
November 13th 2009
 
An ex-homeless woman has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for getting her life back on track. Celia Sa, 36, was named runner-up in the new talent category of the Crisis Changing Lives Awards, held in London. While studying for a Masters Degree at Edinburgh University, Ms Sa got into debt, often using a credit card to pay her rent. After graduating she found herself sleeping on friends' floors and sofas, finally moving into Edinburgh's Cranston Street Hostel for two months. But with the support of charity Crisis, Ms Sa, from Mozambique, won funding to train as a support worker for other ethnic minority women, and secured a paid placement with a charity. She now works for Saheliya, a black and minority ethnic women's mental health organisation in Edinburgh.
 
 
 

November 2009

 

Contents

Dispersal zone - a reader responds

Camden closures

Sending 'em back

London's homeless dead remembered

New dispersal zone

Tories outline firmer headcount policy

Big Issue sells office

Controlled Drinking Zone approved...

Bob Dylan donates Xmas dinner to UK homeless

Homeless murder suspect detained

RIP, Gary

Street Swags

Miss Homeless Holland

Free gym service

Homelessness on increase in Scotland

Out of the woods

Bang on target

Still on course

Bye bye Right to Buy

Government backs call for more affordable housing

More rights for tenants?

New cash for housing associations

Poverty figures

Changing Lives Award for Edinburgh woman

Veterans booklet

Street Shield 9: Battling a monster!

 

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