Bill became homeless after a breakdown and eventually spent six months living in a cave. He’d made a home out of it – building a wardrobe and shower – until the council evicted him.

When he arrived in Bournemouth he had barely a penny and was at a pretty low point, until BCHA’s Street Services team contacted him and found him a place in supported housing.

Bill’s piece of advice for changemaking:

“Make contact with the services available and stay in contact. Work with them and at the end of the day things will come right”

  • £500 can provide Art as Relaxation sessions, including materials, for up to 90 people
  • £1,000 would help 10 victims of modern slavery with welcome packs, underwear and clothing
  • £3,000 would pay for an Ignite Work Club session to run every week for a year
  • £9,000 would allow up to 90 learners to complete a level 1 Skills for Supporting Others course