Our Homelessness Stories

Real life stories from people who have experienced homelessness. Learn how they found their pathway back to independence with support from Evolve.

Tyrell Davis-Douglin, 20

Everyday Tyrell gazes out of his window and up at the Alto apartments that stand out looking over London. “That’s the apartment block I want to retire in. It’s an empowering thing to wake up and see that building every day. That’s where I want to be. Before I even came to Evolve that was […]


“I went from prison to rough sleeping but now reoffending ain’t even in my vocabulary” When Adam May was in prison for a second time – on a 28 day recall for non-attendance of probation – he felt hopeless. He thought this would be his life now – bouncing between prison and the streets. He […]

Flavio, 22

Flavio was a dazzling young footballer who had risen up the youth ranks of Crystal Palace and then West Ham. But in his late teens he was stabbed and almost died. After being released from hospital he became homeless and at the age of 20 he sofa surfed for seven months, sleeping on the couches […]


When I was living on the streets I did everything I could to make sure that people wouldn’t find out that I was sleeping rough. I would make sure that I was hiding, that no one saw me bedding down or knew where I was. I was scared about what people would think about me, […]

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