An interview with Helen Lincoln, who is the Wellbeing Centre Manager for Bevan Healthcare, which is a social enterprise GP practice that provides health and social care to homeless people. “There’s the medical side of Bevan, and there’s the social side of Bevan.” What does Bevan Health offer? There’s the medical side of […]
Interview with Bevan Healthcare
Lisa was interviewed by Johna Johnson of Recovery Radio about her recovery from a serious drug addiction. “I just thought, I can’t carry on like this. I’ve had enough.” Can you tell me what made you start your recovery? Five years ago I began the treatment for hepatitis C, which I got through […]
Interview with Staff at Hidden Voices
An interview with Nina Farquharson and Cathy Holmes from ‘Hidden Voices’, conducted by Johna Johnson and Dominic Maddocks for Recovery Radio. Nina Farquharson is a Life Coach and Cathy Holmes runs the organisation’s Smart Recovery programme. “It’s got a really positive vibe.” So what service do you provide? Cathy Holmes: I offer the […]
Paul suffered from a severe drug addiction that resulted in him being homeless. He was interviewed about his recovery by Johna Johnson for Recovery Radio. “I was so addicted that my friends just got sick of the chaos I was bringing to their lives.” How did you become homeless? I was sofa surfing […]
An interview with Gary Staniforth of Hidden Voices. Hidden Voices are champions of positive change in the lives of vulnerable people. They provide training, activities and workshops to improve mental health, raise self-esteem and build confidence. Gary Staniforth began his journey in 2008 and is now the CEO of the Hidden Voices social enterprise. […]
A Quick Q&A: What does it mean to be intentionally homeless?
Why are people labelled ‘intentionally homeless’? And what help is available for those who are ‘intentionally homeless’? “Being ‘intentionally homeless’ means not being eligible for long term accommodation or assistance from the council – the most they will provide is advice.” Why does the council say I am “intentionally homeless”? There are a […]
Life is Too Short (Poem)
This poem was written by an anonymous person from Bradford who is currently working through an addiction with support from Simon on the Streets. I know the dreams inside your head, I can only imagine what you’ve seen, So please don’t take me to that place, The hole you call a dream. You can bounce me […]
Men Standing Up.
Male victims are over three times more likely than women to keep quiet when they suffer from domestic abuse due to the stigma of being a male victim. Bradford Cyrenians are working to counter this, and make sure male victims know they are not alone. “13.2% of men stated that they have been a […]
Interview with Inn Churches
An interview with Dan Bushell of Inn Churches, who works as a Welfare Manager and Winter Shelter Coordinator. Inn Churches offers “practical support for those who need it most”, which includes a Winter Shelter, a Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe, and a ‘Warm Homes’ programme. “It started as a winter shelter for homeless people but now we offer […]
An interview with Donna, who supports Bradford’s homeless population by taking out food and helping them get places in hostels and supported housing. This interview was conducted by Johna for Recovery Radio. “We help anyone really, anyone who needs our help.” So Donna, how did you get involved in feeding the homeless? I’ve […]