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Paul's story

Paul's story

Paul is 51 years old, he is well-educated and has had a successful career as a roofing contractor for 37 years, yet he found himself homeless. "I have always been a very active guy and enjoyed activities such as swimming, motorcycling, walking and deep-sea fishing. Just over a year ago... read more »

Mary's Story

Mary's Story

"Finding myself one step from the gutter I realised the next drink could be my last. I had lost my family, my friends, my job and my home due to alcohol abuse. I referred myself to the Stonepillow Recovery Service and the next 3 days... read more »

Rose's Story

Rose's Story

Rose is a charming 61 year old woman. She is well educated, has had a long and successful career. And now she is homeless. When her mother remarried in 1965, Rose moved to Hampshire. Following a school and college education she was offered a job at Simpsons of Piccadilly, a large... read more »

Rory's Story

Rory's Story

The road to recovery is not always an easy one but Stonepillow is always there to help. Rory came to Stonepillow in 2012 having become homeless because of alcohol and substances misuse. Following a 12 week residential detox and rehab he moved to Stonepillow Recovery Service in Bognor Regis, determined... read more »

Brian's Story

Brian's Story

Brian is 64 years old. He is cheerful and courteous. He doesn’t drink alcohol or take drugs, he never has. And he has been homeless for 11 years. For years Brian cleaned cars at a car auction in Chelmsford. He enjoyed his job. When he was made redundant, Brian... read more »

Ian's Story

Ian's Story

2015 saw another surge in demand for Stonepillow’s range of services throughout the Bognor Regis and Chichester district. The charity is always especially busy over the winter months, and the sudden drop in temperature has made life even tougher for those on the streets. Ian has been living on the... read more »

Amy's Story

Amy's Story

Amy had been with her husband for approximately ten years. The relationship had been emotionally abusive for most of this time. They separated briefly and he returned to Wales, his birthplace. Amy considered changing the tenancy of her council property into her sole name but before she could do... read more »

Daniel's Story

(Our client’s name has been changed to protect their identity) In Daniel's words: "I needed a lot of support, but I was not aware how I could access it. It felt daunting to think about it and so it was easy for me to 'give up'. Once I came to the... read more »

Robert's Story

(Our client’s name has been changed to protect their identity) Robert is a 57 year old man who has spent most of his life living on the streets or with his elderly Mother. He has a physical addiction to alcohol and consumed cannabis on a daily basis. He is also... read more »