What We Do
Lighthouse Homes provide immediate, medium and long-term accommodation, for homeless men and women, in a safe and structured environment. Our Homes are Christian-inspired residential communities providing opportunities for change in both lifestyle and values. We are spread over several sites, providing accommodation, care and support. We can offer training for residents who want new skills and opportunities and we may even be able to offer employment through our Social Enterprise Projects. We welcome people of all races, sexualities, genders, or faiths.
Lighthouse Residents and Staff feature on Christmas Single release for Crisis
Lighthouse residents & staff joined the choir organised by our partners, the homeless Charity, Crisis, to release the 50th anniversary single of the world famous 'Streets of London.'
Legendary singer-songwriter, Ralph McTell, re-recorded his timeless song, with a choir made up of clients from Crisis – the national charity for homeless people – and guest vocalist Annie Lennox, to raise money for the cause in the run up to Christmas. First penned 50 years ago, the classic single shares its birthday with Crisis, whose 50th anniversary also falls this December.
To mark the occasion, Crisis’ homeless clients and staff from across the country came together to form an 88-strong choir, including Staff and residents from Lighthouse Homes, to sing alongside McTell and guest vocalist Lennox. The choir was conducted by Only Men Aloud’s Tim Rhys-Evans, while the recording also features Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson on guitar.
The single is being released to raise money for Crisis and help support some of the thousands of people facing homelessness this Christmas, many of whom will have nowhere to turn as the winter months close in.
Chaz, now 32 has not had an easy life, when he was only one his mum feared for her son’s safety and left his father, leaving her to be the sole provider for the family’s needs. In a desperate attempt to make ends meet she often worked long hours at the local Chinese, whilst shop lifting on the side, leaving Chaz at home for hours on end.However, when ‘Mr Right’ came along home life seemed to improve and things were apparently good for a while, that is until he left them whilst on a family hol... Read More
“My name is John [name has been changed to protect identity] and I am now 25 years old. When I was 16 I moved to Rotherham, where I lived on the streets. This is when I became dependent on drink and drugs and I continued this lifestyle for approx. eight years. During my struggle living on the streets I heard about this place called The Lighthouse, so I decided to go and see if I could get any help. After a quick interview I was told that I had a room and I could stay in the project. From that... Read More
Step by Step
“I had to get involved in lots of petty crime to feed my drug habit. I was living on the streets for quite a few years and spent time sofa surfing and hanging around with other drug users. One of my friends told me about The Lighthouse homeless project and that they may be able to help me.I went to see the manager Darren and was offered a bed in the dormitory. I was so relieved as I don’t think I could have carried on any longer. During my time at The Lighthouse I did get banned several times... Read More