The Incredible Story of London's Happiest Busdriver.

Patrick Lawson was recently voted "London's Happiest Busdriver", despite a not-so-happy past of prison, homelessness and addiction. Straightline's Hilary found out how he did it.

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When Patrick was homeless, he earned an income by selling the Big Issue -

An organisation called Narcotics Anonymous helped him recover from addiction -

Single Homeless Project helped find work as a bus driver -

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    Straightline Stories

    The Incredible Story of London's Happiest Busdriver.



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    Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

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    Be Strong

    The Be Strong Project is a community rehabilitation programme for ex-offenders in Bolton, helping them to integrate back into society.

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    Back On Track

    Back on Track is a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

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