Bill’s story

Bill is 30 and has lived in temporary accommodation for the past 5 years. He has been homeless since he was 16. He started coming to the Justlife drop-in 6 months ago and his level of improvement has been remarkable.

Despite multiple mental and physical health issues as well as a history of alcohol and substance misuse problems Bill admitted to not engaging with services prior to Justlife.

Bill is one of the most regular attenders of the weekly drop in and Thursday residents group. The well-being sessions in yoga and Tai Chi have been transformational for Bill and he now does Tai Chi on a daily basis: “they keep me calm, and they are good for my mind.”

Justlife workers have built trust with Bill and are now supporting him to get a place in supported accommodation, enabling him to make progress with his health issues.