Real life stories
Listening to music is my passion, especially Classical music.
I also play the Bassoon. I used to play for the London Youth Symphony Orchestra.
My life is very different now. I haven't really looked back. Read more.
I have two options at the moment. I feel like there is a war in my head. I could go down into trouble or I could start something new. Read more.
Before coming here I was in residential detoxes and hostels. But I kept going back to drink.
I wanted somewhere that wasn’t a hostel, I wanted my own place.
I just wanted independent living, a safe calm environment. Read more.
A few years ago my life was very unstable. My work took me all around the place London and England and other countries. I was drinking around 10 to 12 pints a day.
I was arrested for getting into a fight in a shop. Read more.
I came to HCC at a time when I felt my life was out of control. I had recently ben placed on "gardening leave" ahead of impending redundancy and I knew that in a mater of weeks my worst fears would be realised and that I would be unemployed. Read more.