Changing Lives

At Sanctuary Trust we take our responsibilty in helping people to take control of their lives very seriously. We have had the great privilege of seeing many people make positive and committed changes in their life.

Here are a few that wanted to share their story ...


Stairway to success

Brian's stairway to success....

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John Priestly

The Sanctuary Trust opened new doors for me"

John Priestly, Former resident at The Sanctuary Trust

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Homelessness Prevention

A few short anecdotes about positive outcomes from our Homeless Prevention service....

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STEP Move-on

Short stories about people that came into our emergency accommodation and have moved on.

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John Philips

Everything has changed, I feel awake

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My pathway by Paul Alexander

My life would have had no meaning whatsoever if it wasn't for the caring people who run the Sanctuary Trust and their belief in me that I am a human being who needed love and guidance through what I can only describe as a nightmare of epic proportions, if it wasn't for these people I don't think I would be here today.

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Road to Recovery for Patrick

Patrick was referred to Sanctuary Trust due to his addiction to alcohol. Patrick was referred to us by probation as his addiction had landed him with a drink driving conviction. When interviewed, Patrick was in the local hospital struggling with alcohol dependency and depression ...

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View from Hunter

Hunter - Resident turned worker gives a picture.

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A Positive Future For Paul

Due to alcohol, Paul found himself locked in a Church, and after many hours trying to gain attention broke a stain glass window so that he could escape the confines of the Church ...

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Darren’s Drummed up Determination

Darren initially came to reside with us when the project was based in Pensarn and was being run by what was formally known as Clwyd Cornerstone Trust. His referral was made due to his addiction to alcohol ...

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Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have a Nightstop (crash pad). With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.