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Alex and Shadow

Alex arrived in our Gateway, along with a cat in a basket, seeking support, having recently been evicted from a property they’d lived for several years. Unfortunately, we are unable to take pets ...

M’s story

‘This is first time for 18 months that I’ve been able to sleep with both eyes shut.’ After his relationship broke down, ‘M’ slept rough for about eighteen months before coming in to the 999 Club. ...

Food for the Soul

A college cooking course has raised the ambitions of one of our former Night Shelter residents. Raymond slept in the 999 Club Night Shelter last year, and for him, the shelter was the first step ...

Ephram

In 2010, I separated from my partner and lost my job as a security guard. I became homeless. I was sleeping behind Poundland in Woolwich, in the car park. I moved away from London, staying with a ...

Jean’s story

I had been homeless since the beginning of 2015 year and am now staying in a hostel. The 999 Club means everything to me. If it wasn’t here I wouldn’t have anywhere to go during the day, ...

Stewart’s story

About 2 years ago I was living in Forest Hill working for Thames Water. I had been living and working there for over 10 years. My landlord (who I knew really well, I even worked with his son) got ...

Michelle

“I like meeting guests” I heard about the 999 via Bromley Reform Synagogue where I am a member. I have a friend at Synagogue who was a volunteer, when I found out the 999 Club was in ...

Shane

“Why do I help at the 999 Club?” A question I have been asked by friends and family at different times. I do feel that I have been very lucky in my life and many years ago I wanted to ...

David

“I use my coding skills to update the website…” I’m a biologist and freelance virtual assistant supporting a variety of small and medium sized businesses. Shortly after deciding ...

Sam, Suzie and Rover

I have been homeless on and off since I was 13 — I am from a very, very violent home. Now I’ve been sleeping on the streets or squatting for about 22 years. I slept in Piccadilly Circus, but made ...

David’s story

I have been homeless for 6 years. Before this I was living in Scunthorpe, but when the person living below me died, drug addicts pinched all the copper piping and so I couldn’t get any ...

Mercedes’ story

I was evicted in October 2014 because the owner sold the place I was living in. I couldn’t find a new place that would accept Housing Benefit and then I was given temporary accommodation ...