Bradford

Meeting a Bradford Nightstop Host

By Olivia Carter We had the pleasure of talking with Lesley from Nightstop, who has been a volunteer host for Nightstop for over fourteen years and has enjoyed her experiences. Who are Bradford Nightstop? Nightstop is a voluntary organisation that was formed twenty-seven-years ago in Leeds. Their aim is to provide overnight accommodation for young […]

‘Homelessness in Bradford: A City Conversation’ Information Event

In the new year, Bradford Council will launch its Homelessness Charter, joining cities such as Leeds and Manchester in mapping out their commitments to tackling the issue of homelessness and supporting those that find themselves homeless or sleeping rough. In order to promote the charter, and to make sure it’s something the whole city has […]

Interview with Bevan Healthcare

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 […]

Lisa’s Story.

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 […]

Gary’s Story.

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 […]