Adrian "Charlie"

Adrian worked from the age of 16, becoming a successful electrician working around the world. By his early 30s he had his own business and a team of people working for him. But after starting taking drugs and being kicked out of home he found himself on the street at the age of 49 having lost everything. 

Adrian is now on the road to recovery, every day he grows stronger dealing with his addictions and firmly believes that he will recover and be able to fully contribute to society again soon.

We received a referral for Jim from his Probation Worker as he was at the time sleeping rough in Bradford City Centre. Jim had served a prison term for violence associated with his alcohol problem. Our keyworker was able to ensure that Jim attended regular recovery group meetings to help manage his addiction. One of our befriending volunteers was introduced to Jim and they quickly established a positive bond which really boosted his confidence and helped with his reintegration. Our staff were also able to signpost him to appropriate training which led to him gaining paid work within three months of his initial contact with Hope Housing.


Jim is now living in permanent accommodation and is drug and alcohol free.

Jim's story

From sleeping rough to a place of her own.

One vulnerable lady had been sleeping rough here for over six months. She moved into our female house and now has her own place.