Since The Cotton Street Project opened its doors in October last year, we have welcomed a number of guests into the family. Most recently, we sat down with one of our newest homeless friends, John. He talked to us about his long-term drug addiction, how Cotton Street has saved his life and how Simon Whitter, the Cotton Street manager, has helped him through drug counselling sessions.
John has suffered from drug addiction for over 35 years, and at the age of 60, he found himself homeless. He describes how this harrowing experience broke him as a person and nearly took his life. John has now been at Cotton Street for two weeks and in that time has gained 12 pounds and hasn’t used once. He is ready to change his life and is determined to get clean with the amazing help of Simon,the Cotton Street manager.
I was at death’s door… but the people at Cotton Street actually believe in me. They’ll go the extra mile for you here and I’ve never had that.
With the help of the NHS, Merseycare, council officials, agencies and the people of Liverpool, we’re stronger together, and can really make a difference.