Success Stories

Female Project

Up until April 2014, Bridge House was a male only hostel. Due to the lack of accommodation for single homeless females within the area, we decided to open our doors to those females in need of somewhere to live. The project started with four female......

Employment for Ex-Service User, Shannon

We would like to welcome Shannon as one of the newest members of our team. Shannon resided at Bridge House for some time prior to securing his own accommodation with the help and support of Bridge House. He first came to live at Bridge House in 2013......

Steven – Safeguarding Support Worker

On July 2014 we posted a story about ex-service user Steven who moved on successfully from Bridge House and secured work in the railway industry. Since that time, Steven regularly came back to Bridge House to visit staff and residents and was keen......

Investors In People Gold Award

Today we are celebrating joining the ranks of the top 7% of companies, having been awarded the Gold Award for Investors in People. The award is a credit to all employees, without their dedication and commitment we would not be where we are today;......

Success for Steven

Steven first came to Bridge House in October of 2012 and stayed with us for a month before returning to live with family. He returned to Bridge House in the following January of 2013. Steven presented at Bridge House having a chaotic lifestyle and......

Bridge House Football Team Success

In May three of our residents and one ex-resident were selected to represent Middlesbrough Recovery Football Team in a fixture against three Liverpool recovery Football Teams. The Players spent two days in Liverpool drawing one game and winning the......

Success for England Homeless League

Two of our ex residents, Danny Oram and Steven Sykes, recently attended a six week national trial at Sunderland Footbal Club with a chance to play for the England Homeless Team. This was funded by Bridge House and Danny Oram was selected to......

Ian Mackie’s speech

I’ve been a criminal and drug addict since the age of 14 and have spent most of my life in various institutions; care and prisons. I’ve been basically homeless for 25 years. I have had a property, once or twice, but usually soon lose it on......