Three years ago, life for Michael Rusaeck was going well.
He had a home, a steady girlfriend and a job in security which paid the bills as part of a life he described as "perfect".
Life was running smoothly for the Polish national, who arrived in the UK 16 years ago, and a promising future in Britain beckoned for the then 31-year-old.
But since 2013 Mr Rusaeck has been sleeping in a car he borrows from his friend, in a car park in Alperton with no job or place to call home.
One night that year, he says he was attacked by two men at a pub in Harrow , who punched him so hard in the head he developed epilepsy.
Prone to blackouts, he couldn't hold down his job nor find another one meaning he couldn't pay rent, later losing his home and watching his girlfriend pack her bags soon after.
The now 34-year-old turned to Acton Homeless Concern - a charity set up for Irish immigrants in 1989 by Parish of our Lady of Lourdes in Acton.
With over 100 registered volunteers in Berrymead Gardens and at its other centre in Church Road, it serves up vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals for people in need.
Crucially for Mr Rusaeck, one of the volunteers was a doctor who arranged medication for his epilepsy which gave him leverage to work part-time on building sites, with a slow road to a better life looking possible.
'Acton Homeless Concern gives me hope'
Mr Rusaeck, who lived in Harrow for six years before he became homeless, said: "After that (the attack), I lost my job and I went to work in building sites, but I would get epilepsy so they would get rid of me. I lost everything.
"Acton Homeless Concerns gives me hope that I can get back into work.
"It is the perfect place to come to and meet other people. It helped me because I met a doctor and he is now my GP.
"I come here every day and I have met friends here - without this place it would be completely different, this is the best place I could come."
Serving between 250 and 350 meals a day, Acton Homeless Concern also hands out clothing to homeless people thanks to donations.
Mayor Councillor Patricia Walker, who was elected to the position in May this year, has made Acton Homeless Concern her charity for 2016/17.
Since she was elected for the Acton Central ward in 2010, Cllr Walker has held ties with the charity and strongly urges donations.
She added: "Ealing is a beautiful and prosperous borough and most of us here have a wonderful homelife.
"But let's put ourselves in the place of someone who does not have a home to go to, who does not have a roof over their head."
The charity gets its funding from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, donations, churches, local businesses, schools and private benefactors.
In 2015, volunteer doctors saw 435 people, 70,000 meals were served and 5,000 items of clothing were given to people.
Manager Ian Breen, who in 2014 won the Employee of the Year and the Star of Ealing awards at the Pride in our People awards, joined the charity nine years ago.
He said: "It is a fantastic job, although it is very stressful at times.
"But we have some wonderful stories that have happened and we continue to support people."
Volunteer Ursula Stanton, who joined the charity after she stopped working nine years ago, added: "I stopped work and I thought I really need to do something useful.
"I think it is appalling that people need a hot meal in 2016 in one of the richest countries in the world."
You can donate to Acton Homeless Concern here .