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WRHA gives dad a fresh start

Warwickshire dad Tony Beston says he couldn’t be happier in his first proper home for seven years.

Tony, aged 52, was forced to stay with family and friends after a relationship breakdown left him without a roof over his head.

But now, thanks to Warwickshire Rural Housing Association, Tony says he is looking forward to a secure future in a one-bedroom, ground floor flat in the village of Weston under Wetherley, near Leamington Spa.

He says: “I am absolutely delighted with my new flat.  I couldn’t wish for a better place to live.

“It’s in a little block of four flats and my neighbours are lovely.  The area is extremely quiet and I already feel very at home here.”

Self-employed Tony, who works as a roofer, has already been busy redecorating the flat with new carpets and a thorough lick of paint.  WRHA has also fitted a brand new bathroom suite.

Now Tony says the property is ideal not only for him but also for his seven-year-old son, Dylan, who is able to stay over at weekends.

Tony, whose new partner lives in nearby Southam, says: “When they told me I’d been given the flat, it was a bit of a culture shock at first because it’s so long since I had my own place.

“But having been homeless means I really appreciate finally having my own roof over my head.  I can’t thank WRHA enough.”