Alex has lived at Guilford Lane for five years after being homeless and sleeping rough in his car for a number of years.

Alex gets a lot of enjoyment from his art and finds painting to be very relaxing. In the past, Alex used to work as a painter and a decorator.


Alex sees the world in a somewhat different perspective. For example, during outings, he has found rocks on the ground which he has then taken home, painted and turned into all kinds of different pieces of art. He has made many impressive things over the years.


Art has absolutely become a part of Alex's identity, and in particular a way for him to connect to himself and have an outlet when he needs one.