Hope House Lowestoft


The organisation

Adam Outreach Project Ltd was set up in 2006 as a registered charity (number 1117871) and a limited company (number 05826799).

Hope House opened it’s doors in 2008 behind the wisdom of the trustees David Brown, Geoff Ward, support from local churches and East Suffolk Council, to provide a supportive environment for men who are homeless.

The project is overseen by a board of trustees, led by chair and treasurer David Brown.

The registered office address is The A1 Lifestyle Village, Great North Road, Little Paxton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6EN.


To provide a Drug and Alcohol-free environment with the aim of a medium to long term residency, for men aged between 25 – 65.

Our work is aimed towards those who have chosen to be free from life controlling addictions; also, those who have been rendered homeless by reason of the breakdown of personal relationships and any resultant personal trauma or those who are being released from prison.

To then assist in a staged return to employment, education, and the eventual commitment to sustained independent living as responsible and productive members of society.


Adam was the first homeless applicant that Geoff the co-founder was presented with when the work first began back in 2004.


We are funded and backed by the local authority. We are also supported by charitable donations and similar.



What are the main causes of homelessness?

Our analysis after working in this sector for over 14 years, has revealed that the top five causes of homelessness were (1) alcohol/substance abuse and the lack of needed services (2) unemployment, (3) poverty, (4) mental wellbeing and the lack of needed services, and (5) lack of affordable housing.

Our motivation is to prevent homelessness by assisting and providing a safe, drug and alcohol free therapeutic setting, aiding a safe pathway to recovery.

Why we do what we do: no one sleeps rough: whether they are in tents, cars or, at worst, on the streets and or sofa surfing.

Why we do what we do: everyone has a safe, stable place to live: We offer a unique opportunity in the field of homelessness where we provide a medium to long term stay with the outcome of independent living.

Why we do what we do: where we can predict homelessness, we can prevent it: so that individuals do not have to leave facilities like prisons, hospitals and similar settings with no support, we also tailor interventions through a risk assessment for those suffering with addiction/alcohol issues.