People can change

My name is Rob I am the Development Manager at Sanctuary Trust. My Job consists of the development of all Sanctuary Trust projects and future development of the charity.

Like lots of Sanctuary Trust staff I have lived life experience and have experienced many of the same issues the people we support across the charity experience. I am a great believer that you should not enable people but empower people to have choice. There is a fine line between support and keeping people in a position of being marginalized by society.

Change is possible when you give someone knowledge, information, choice, and support, in my experience with these 4 things it is then possible to facilitate change for people when they are ready and on their terms and in their time. People can not be fitted into a box and everybody’s journey is different.

Other Stories

Sanctuary gave me opportunity to work with them and progress with them

I used to wake up and think, do I drink or do I kill myself? It was a very depressing time, felt like this for years. I am now at a point where I don’t feel this way. I don’t feel the need to drink, I am now 18 months sober. I still have my

Thanks to the Pass it on Scheme, Ian is on Track

Hi, my name is Ian Beasley and I work on the RSI team for the Sanctuary trust, I started out as a Pass it on Volunteer in early 2020. I will be forever grateful to the Sanctuary and the Pass it on scheme for the opportunity and faith they have shown in me over the

People can change

My name is Rob I am the Development Manager at Sanctuary Trust. My Job consists of the development of all Sanctuary Trust projects and future development of the charity. Like lots of Sanctuary Trust staff I have lived life experience and have experienced many of the same issues the people we support across the charity

Tony’s Story

From the age of 14, I always saw the lifestyle of drugs and crime as exciting, lots of money and recognition which appealed to me as I was quite a shy and quiet child, never really noticed unless I did something wrong. I spent most of my adult life addicted to heroin and going in

Albert’s Story

Army Veteran

Albert was street homeless after losing his tenancy due to debt problems.  He could no longer deny his gambling had become a problem; Albert needed to take some action.  Following a successful assessment process, Albert moved into Halsall House abstinence project to begin his journey to recovery.

Stairway to success

Army Veteran

Brian’s Story I was just 12 years old when I started using cannabis.  It wasn’t long before I was addicted to heroin and committing shop lifting offense to fund my habit.  This was my life; drug addiction, crime and homelessness.   In 2015, I decided I wanted to change; I attempted abstinence but unfortunately relapsed.  Using

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