Our mission

The Basement’s Mission is…


To challenge homelessness and substance misuse by promoting recovery and empowering people to transform their own lives. 


At The Basement we recognise that homelessness does not happen in isolation to other life experiences which may include one or all of the following; ill health, relationship break down, mental illness, addiction, abuse and financial issues.

We believe in offering a person centred approach to support people through these issues through a range of in-house and partnership services that meet the specific needs of our clients.

Key to The Basement’s success is the large proportion of staff and volunteers who are previous service users – many of whom have come to The Basement through our Peer Mentor Training Programme.

This provides us with real life role models and the unique ability to engage with clients on their own level in order to build trusting relationships, and empower them to make positive life changes that benefit both the individual and the communities where they live.

The Basement Team with Boxer Natasha Jonas