Simon’s Story

“At my lowest point, I felt like the saddest man in the world. My son had been taken from me, I was living an isolated life in a tent in the woods. I was drinking. I was using heroin. I was thinking seriously about taking my own life. “I spent two months in that desperate […]

Will’s Story

Will found himself coming to the end of his stay in temporary accommodation with no further accommodation forthcoming for him. Due to his age, he was only eligible for the shared room rate for LHA, which left few housing options. Will had lost both of his parents before adulthood, and so didn’t have a support […]

Clean Slate

We show you ways to re-organise how you manage your money, find work (or better paid work) and get online. Quids in!, our money skills project, publishes a magazine, guides, a money email and a website. ​ Our Quids In Centres offer free drop-in services and workshops in some areas and also provide support by […]

Reach Housing Support

About the service Reach is a partnership between DHI, Stonham (part of HomeGroup) and Clean Slate. We provide a combination of practical and emotional support to help people live independently and develop useful life skills. How we help The support Reach offers includes advice on housing, benefits, and managing debts; it can also refer clients to other […]

Social Prescribing in BANES

About the service Social Prescribers work with patients in a holistic and broad way addressing issues that don’t tend to be strictly medical i.e. loneliness, debts, housing worries, help to live independently at home, search for meaningful activities. Patients and Social Prescribers work together over a short period of time to identify services and activities […]

West Of England Works

The West Of England Works project is an exciting partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the West of England find employment. Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary and community organisations based in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset. It will […]

Rob’s Story

“My marriage breakdown meant that I suddenly became homeless shortly before my 51st birthday with just a bag of clothes, my work clothes, and no money. For two nights, I slept on a camp bed in the night shelter in Bath, before getting a small room, and then other temporary accommodation. Having access to a […]