Charlie spent time in the armies of two nations. He returned to his native Dublin an alcoholic and slept rough. His family was very distressed by his lifestyle.

Local authority housing was obtained but he continued to live in hostels, while pretending to his family that his flat was his home. He even entertained them there. He wrote his thoughts on the walls of his flat.

TRUST, with his consent, helped his family understand the pressure living in a flat imposed on him. He now lives happily in a city hostel. He is very independent and, it was only with difficulty that TRUST succeeded in persuading him to take regular medication – and dietary supplements occasionally.

He was in trouble with the law when younger but has managed to stay out of prison for some years. He is also maintaining contact with his family, who have been very supportive.