Brian Swann has recently retired from his role as Director of Housing and Support at BCHA, having worked with the organisation for over 23 years.

During his time at BCHA he came to realise that homelessness can happen to anyone, and he believes Bchangemakers will encourage the community to come together to support all of BCHA’s great work.

This film was made by second year students studying Media Production at Bournemouth University

Brian’s piece of advice for changemaking:

“I have seen the tide turn on people’s lives very quickly, but if you are having difficulties BCHA can provide you with a way out”

  • £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