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Supporting people closest to the streets by helping them take steps away from homelessness

We prevent those living in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Manchester from falling into rough sleeping by addressing their health, housing and wellbeing needs, alongside research & policy work to identify long-term solutions to homelessness.

Life stories from the frontline

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Chris's story

Following the death of a loved one, Chris began to spiral and turned to alcohol misuse to cope. With our support, he kept his home and is determined to manage his addiction..

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Frank's story

After he was evicted Frank found himself in hospital, and on discharge, homeless. With prior knowledge of Manchesters temporary accommodation he made his way there and was given a room..

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Steve's story

After leaving prison, Steve struggled to adapt to daily life but alongside his support worker, he was able to rebuild his confidence, and start anew in a place of his own..

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How we’re supporting residents during COVID-19

We continue to support people living in temporary accommodation through:

  • Weekly outreach services within temporary accommodation around Brighton & Manchester
  • Weekly distribution of food and wellbeing packages to residents
  • Checking in with residents and arranging one-to-one support appointments
  • Troubleshooting benefits, accommodation and housing issues

What we do to help people experiencing homelessness

Our vision is to make people’s stay in temporary accommodation as short, safe and healthy as possible.
1
Safe

by working with landlords and accommodation providers to improve living conditions and facilities, engaging with decision / policy makers to bring about change for residents, and using their experiences to inform policy changes.

2
Short

by providing guidance on what their next steps away from homelessness should be, clarity on what their housing options are, and shaping a plan to help them secure permanent residence.

3
Health

by facilitating improvements to their mental and physical health, encouraging better access to GP appointments, prescriptions and medication, and connecting them to local support services.

Our impact

In 2018/2019, we helped 157 individuals engage with healthcare services and maintain their overall health & wellbeing.

In 2018, we produced a report that unveiled an estimated B&B population of 51,500 households, which is 10x the government estimate.

In 2019, we helped 176 people in Brighton move towards independent living following engagement with our services.

With Justlife, they give you so much advice. If they can't do anything to help us, they put us onto other people that can. They are a lifesaver, simple as.


John, Brighton