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Our stories

Real stories, shared by customers who have stayed at our services. Learn more about why people come to Evolve, and how we work with them.

Halani

Three years ago, I answered a call to work for a London-based homelessness charity called Evolve Housing + Support.  It’s a cause close to my heart because of my own personal experience with it. My mother and I both experienced homelessness, although separately, each at a different stage in our life.  Neither of us ended up sleeping on the streets.  She […]

Halani at an Evolve event in 2022.

Jenna, Health + Wellbeing Manager

I’ve been working at Evolve for four years nurturing the mental health of our homeless residents. For the first year and a half I worked on the Peer Circles project, after that I moved to managing their counselling service for two years before moving into my current role as the Health + Wellbeing manager. I’m […]

Manny, Handyman

How lockdown led to a music studio for young people experiencing homelessness At the end of 2019, Manwell started working as a handyman at Evolve’s homelessness service for young people. Being a former singer, the first thing that caught Manwell’s attention, or Manny as he’s more fondly known to residents, was the interest young residents […]

Elisha, Prison Discharge Navigator

I have been at Evolve for the past three years, first as a resettlement worker at Stockwell and then I moved into the Prison Discharge Navigator role just over a month ago. My job involves assessing people who are still in prison prior to release, supporting them upon release and sign posting them to resources […]

Lesley, Evolve Counsellor

Last year in September, I started as a volunteer counsellor at Evolve as part of my psychotherapy training. In the few weeks before lockdown, I was aware that face to face counselling with my clients might not continue and that alternatives were going to be needed. It felt like a sudden loss to no longer […]

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