Dave Paterson

How Joanna Project Gave One Women Hope

This is a great story covered by the Yorkshire Evening Post about Helen (not real name) and how she was helped by the Joanna Project to come out of homelessness and move forward in Life. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/how-leeds-s-joanna-project-gave-one-woman-hope-1-9273626

This New Campaign Will Help People on the Streets – And You Can Too

Big Change a “new alternative-giving platform that will help you channel your time, energy and donations into projects that will bring lasting change to people’s lives”. Follow the link below to read Ali Turner’s article shared on LeedsList about the amazing work Big Change and the Street Support Team are doing within Leeds. Ali explains […]

RFM Group Pledges Support to help make a ‘Big Change’

Big Change Leeds has received its first major pledge of support in helping to make a real difference for those in need on the city’s streets. Integrated property service provider RFM Group has donated £10,000 to the new collaborative city-wide campaign, which launched last month, and is urging other local businesses to get on board […]

Geery’s Story (Homelessness, Mental Health, Migration, Addiction, Lighthouse)

Geery Frenstacky, originally from the Czech Republic has lived in the UK for 27 years. During this time he has worked and had claimed benefits. Although many details for his life are unknown we do know Geery developed serious Mental Health issues and has been sectioned several times. During one of the admissions Geery’s benefits […]

Help to Make a Big Change

Help to make a Big Change A new collaborative city-wide campaign has launched to help make a big change to the lives of those in need on the streets of Leeds city centre. Big Change Leeds aims to get the city behind it to provide practical support which can make a real difference. A new […]

The Joanna Project

How Leeds’s Joanna Project Gave One Woman Hope. This article appeared on the front page of the Yorkshire evening post and details the story of Helen (Not real name). Helen has struggled with addiction and homelessness and was supported by the Joanna Project, who work with many women including those who work on the street. […]