The existing hostel at Regent Terrace in Hyde Park, Leeds housed ten residents who have a background of continuing alcohol dependency. However, increasing liability for repair bills associated with an ageing building affected the existing building's viability as a hostel and its ability to continue the provision of an optimum service.
The new purpose-built residential centre with day centre provision replaces the old building. This offers much improved accommodation and en suite facilities for up to 21 residents. It also provides the appropriate facilities to optimise prospects for residents to develop enough self-confidence and basic skills to move on from Regent Terrace to other hostels such as Faith Lodge (a project for residents who have given up alcohol) and then embark on a structured programme which will eventually lead to independent living.