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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.

What we do to help people experiencing homelessness

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

by providing guidance on what people's next steps away from homelessness should be, helping them overcome barriers to living independently, and shaping a plan to secure permanent residence.


by working with landlords to improve living conditions, engaging with decision / policy makers to bring about change for residents, and using resident's lived experiences to inform policy recommendations.


by facilitating improvements to their mental and physical health, improving access to medical support, and connecting them to local support services to take better care of their wellbeing.

Stories of changed lives


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..

Read Chris's story

Sarah's story

After battling addiction for years, Sarah used April's lockdown to turn her life around and put her health first..

Read Sarah's story

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..

Read Steve's story

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

Our impact

Since March, we've delivered over 10,000 meals to people living in B&Bs and hostels without cooking facilities.

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