Stories & Case Studies

If it weren't for the Brothers I would have been on the streets. I have friends and football in my life now and on Tuesday we are celebrating my three years of not drinking.

Amo - Good Shepherd Service User
Stories

Matthew’s Story: Something To Live For

For Matthew Waterhouse, the transformation over the last 18 months has been nothing short of remarkable. “Speechless,” is his reply when asked what his family have...

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Lee’s Story: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Not long before the start of the pandemic, Lee found himself homeless after the break-up of a relationship, and living in a hostel thanks to...

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Steve’s Story: This Is Where I Am Meant To Be

Steve woke from his drug-induced stupor in a hospital in Liverpool. Repeated and prolonged drug use had led to the veins in his arms and legs...

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Phil’s Story: Home Comforts

“That’s what they say isn’t it? You need to hit absolute rock bottom before you want help…” And that, hitting rock bottom, is exactly what happened...

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Pauline’s Story: Five Decades Of Support

It was back in 1972 that the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd first launched their mission to help the homeless and vulnerable of Wolverhampton. Pauline...

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Chris’s Story: A Big Part Of My Life

To see Chris tirelessly working away behind the scenes at the Good Shepherd, you would be forgiven for thinking he had been working there forever. One...

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Marek’s Story: Given The Tools To Succeed

“There was a time when I was thinking – maybe tomorrow I die.  It’s not life.” The words of Marek, who spent a considerable time as a rough sleeper...

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Leanne’s Story: From Homelessness to University

Just over three years ago, Leanne Hayes was homeless.  On a downward spiral following personal issues including the death of loved ones which had led to...

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JR

JR, a former chef, arrived at the Good Shepherd homeless and was alternating between sleeping rough and sofa surfing. With a history of substance misuse,

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