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Shaun Turner was homeless in his 30s.  He was constantly on the move between the streets, police custody and psychiatric hospitals. He attempted suicide a number of times and turned to drink for solace. When he was offered a place at a Salvation Army hostel, he started to believe in himself again, and with support from those around him, such as Restore York, began to turn things around. He was baptized earlier this year.

Shaun features as part of the book ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ published by Darton Longman and Todd (Sept 2014). (ISBN: 978-0-232-53109-1).  Watch a short video of his hope story ‘My life mattered’ here: