More than just metal
Giving back to those most in-need was always a part of Steven’s thinking… It’s ultimately what inspired the creation of Recycling Lives.
In 2005, Steve was approached by homeless charity Emmaus, which was considering establishing a community in Preston. Through these discussions, Steve was introduced to Terry Waite CBE – a meeting that was to change the course of Steven’s thinking – and many lives – forever.
Terry was impressed by Steven’s imaginative and fresh approach to the issue of homelessness, seeing that homelessness itself was not the problem, but the effect of a individuals experiencing a myriad of complex problems.
After speaking to Terry Waite – and hearing how he was working to combat these and other humanitarian issues – Steven was inspired to find a new way to help tackle homelessness.
Determined to make a difference, and full of ideas on how he could use his skills and experience to help vulnerable people to change their lives, Steven began work on a new kind of ‘recycling’ project: Recycling Lives.