I’d been homeless for two years when the police found me, living under a bridge in South Yarra – I don’t remember much about that time, but it wasn’t good. They got me into Corpus Christi, and I’ve been here ever since.

I’m from Melbourne, but I’d moved to Tassie for work as a gardener – when the work ran out, that’s when I got down and out. I came back to Melbourne, but I didn’t have any money, and all my family were in Tasmania. That’s how I ended up on the streets.

I was glad when they brought me to CCC. Everyone is friendly, I like going to the pictures, or into town for dinner – the organisers run bus trips, and it’s nice to get out and about. But mainly, I’m glad I feel safe now, I have warm clothes and a bed – when you’ve been down and out, it’s the small things that make a big difference.