Reducing homelessness

Changing lives

We house, support and train men experiencing homelessness. We support residents as they grow in confidence and gain new skills ready to move into a good job and stable home of their own.

  • Reducing homelessness
  • Reducing welfare dependency
  • Improving independence & employability
Changing Lives

Our impact

We reduce homelessness and welfare dependency, supporting men to become independent by securing a job and home of their own.

  • Structure
  • Support
  • Skills


We offer a structured Six Stage programme of support for men experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives. Each resident is supported with everything from the ‘basics’, like opening a bank account or registering with a GP, to undertaking work placements and gaining qualifications, while staying in high quality, shared accommodation.

“I was ready to change my life but had no direction – until I met Recycling Lives.” Ian


Our team support residents every step of the way, from accompanying at job interviews or medical appointments to supporting to rekindle family relationships. We work with each to understand their needs, skills and ambitions. Positive relationships are critical to each man’s journey, both with our team, their fellow residents and their friends and family.

“Recycling Lives gives people a firm foundation to rebuild their lives.” Mark Booth, United Utilities


Work is central to the programme, as a way for residents to gain skills and confidence and, ultimately, live independently. Each man starts out in voluntary placements, developing transferable skills in a range of disciplines, before moving into full-time employment in a career of their choice.

“Getting qualifications was massive for me. I take a lot of pride in my job now.” Julian

Homelessness continues to be a costly problem in the UK – both financially and socially. Anyone can face homelessness, from someone who has lost a job to ex-Armed Forces personnel or care leavers, as well as the 33% of ex-offenders who leave prison with nowhere to go. As well as stable accommodation, people experiencing homelessness need structure and support in order to regain their independence.

Together we’re changing lives

Working with business across all sectors, we support employers to demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility and develop a diverse workforce by employing men from our residential programme.

We help businesses to hire skilled, loyal team members and diversify their recruitment practices by placing our residents in full-time or training roles across all sectors.

We gratefully receive support from businesses, donating goods, services or time to support our programme while donations of furniture or white goods help residents to get set up in their new homes.

“We are happy to help by donating beds, helping to make the transition to independent living a little easier.”
Robert Livingstone, SilentNight

Get in touch

Our residential programme is run by Neil. Neil and his team offer residents mentoring, advocacy and friendship, getting to know and understand each man and their needs. They also work closely with employers, training providers and housing providers to tailor the programme to each resident’s needs.

Speak to Neil today about partnering with Recycling Lives Charity:

Supporting men facing homelessness