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Jim’s Story

1 October 2019

It was Thursday afternoon and the doorbell at the Nightstop office rang. Jim walked in and he looked exhausted, he had slept rough in a shop door front last night. He was invited into the meeting room, sat down and was made a cup of tea. Jim had been living at a residential project for… Read More

Mark’s Story…

19 September 2019

The Outreach Team in Exeter are currently working with Mark a 55-year-old male with an extended history of homelessness. Mark has had problem securing and maintaining suitable accommodation, this has been largely down to his sporadic engagement with services. Due to his substance misuse he often fails to attend appointments with various agencies, turning to… Read More

Exeter Outreach Success Story

12 September 2019

The Julian House outreach team receive and respond to reports of rough sleepers in Exeter. On a ledge, under a motorway, isn’t the location that springs to mind when you think of homelessness. However it had been brought to the team’s attention that this area was being used by a couple regularly as a place… Read More

Support #SecondHandSeptember

11 September 2019

Second Hand September is a national campaign seeking to put an end to throwaway fashion. Originally coined by charity Oxfam, the campaign asks consumers to avoid buying new clothing for the entire 30 days of the month. Due to its success and the growing interest in eco-fashion, many brands and charities have also taken on… Read More

Keith smashes skydiving target

10 September 2019

About a month ago, we shared a story about Keith. Keith suffered with drug and alcohol addiction for 22 years, spending his life trapped between sleeping rough on the streets and prison. Growing up on a one of the toughest council estates in Bristol, he saw his descent into crime, alcohol and drugs as inevitable…. Read More

Pupil’s art exhibition to help the homeless

4 September 2019

On 15th July, Paulton Infants School hosted their first art exhibition, raising over £100 for the homeless and local charity Julian House. After hearing a talk from Julian House at her school, 6 year old pupil Calley Potts wanted to do something to raise money and help support the homeless people in Julian House’s care…. Read More

London to Bristol cycle challenge

Bluefield’s 160 mile bike challenge

21 August 2019

On a late train home from London, a joke was made about Bluefield staff cycling between its Bristol and London offices instead of the usual commute. Little did the staff realise this joke would provide the inspiration for the ‘Bluefield Charity Cycle Ride’. Braving the route of just over 160 miles (with a few extra… Read More

From street to sky: Keith’s skydiving challenge

5 August 2019

During 22 years of drug and alcohol addiction Keith spent his life trapped between sleeping rough on the streets and prison. Hit by a family breakdown and the death of his daughter, his road to recovery was tough. But with the help of local homeless and addiction recovery charities, today Keith is four years clean… Read More

Terry’s Bay 6 Story

1 August 2019

Terry was admitted to Exeter RD&E in June 2019 as he we feeling very unwell and breathless, whilst in hospital he was diagnosed with Lung cancer. He was referred to the Bay 6 service as identified as being vulnerable of being homeless. Terry was also referred to Force Cancer Charity who would be able to… Read More