The Basement is a homeless charity in Liverpool, founded in 1999.
Our mission is to challenge the issues surrounding homelessness by empowering people to make positive changes to their own lives.
At The Basement we recognise that becoming homeless does not happen in isolation to other life experiences which might include; health matters, break down of relationships, mental illness, addiction or financial issues.
We work closely with our clients through a range of different support services to tackle the underlying issues that can lead to a cycle of homelessness.
We also recognise that the desire to change needs to come from within the individual themselves – and key to maximising success in this area are the staff and volunteers at the Basement who themselves have similar life experiences to our existing clients.
“People are attracted to the Basement because they know we speak from experience. A lot of the staff there were once out there with me and have now recovered – and that’s what made me sit up and listen”
– Paul, Basement Volunteer