Changing Lives

At Sanctuary Trust we take our responsibilty in helping people to take control of their lives very seriously. We have had the great privilege of seeing many people make positive and committed changes in their life.

Here are a few that wanted to share their story …

Albert’s Story

Albert was street homeless after losing his tenancy due to debt problems.  He could no longer deny his gambling had become a problem; Albert needed...

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Stairway to success

Brian's Story I was just 12 years old when I started using cannabis.  It wasn't long before I was addicted to heroin and committing shop...

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John Priestly

The Sanctuary Trust opened new doors for me" John Priestly, Former resident at The Sanctuary Trust   John Priestly first sought the help of the...

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STEP Move-on

Below are four short stories about people that came into our emergency accommodation and have moved on. All these anecdotes have been anonymised.  CR was...

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John Philips

Here is an extract of a Conversation Dave Lackner-Smith had with former resident John Phillips on a social media website. John stayed at Sanctuary Halsall...

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View from Hunter

Hunter - Resident turned worker turned song writer gives a picture. I was introduced to the Sanctuary by a former resident in August 2000. I...

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