Chris Lloyd- Resident
I joined the 7th Parachute regiment in 2006 and moved to Colchester to begin my army career. During my career I visited many places including Kenya and Belize. I loved the army as we were a family that always looked out for each other.
In 2011 I decided to leave the army to be able to spend more time with my fiancé and children. I found adapting to civilian life difficult and challenging. My youngest son was born sixteen weeks premature, which put a huge strain on our relationship.
In 2015 my relationship broke down and I suffered from depression and I found myself homeless. After moving from place to place and never having anywhere to call home I decided to move back to Cumbria with my brother. However this did not work out and that brings me to moving into Calderwood House.
Calderwood House gave me the support and encouragement I needed to begin to rebuild my life. I know have a new found confidence and feel that my future is a lot brighter. I have enrolled on two separate training courses and I am looking forward to moving on into independent living. I am so grateful for all the support the staff and the local community have given me. Calderwood House is unbelievable and I have never experienced such kindness, compassion and support.