During their time in Hong Kong in the 1980’s David and Margret November (above) were inspired by Jackie Pullinger’s work with drug addicts through the St. Stephen’s Society. When they returned to the UK in 1994, they felt called to set up their large farmhouse, Ovis Farm, as a centre for rehabilitation. They built up and ran the Ovis Farm Project themselves until 2002 when they decided to allow House of Heroes Charitable Trust to take over the project at Ovis Farm.
Since 2008 the recovery programme has been run as a Therapeutic Community, in which residents support each other, play their own part in running the Community and are involved in accepting some of the leadership roles required before completing the programme
In August 2010 opened up two move-on houses in Barnstaple.
In October 2011 the trustees decided to undergo CCQI accreditation.
David and Margret now help with the Nehemiah Project Sierra Leone which provides accommodation and support for children who were affected by the civil war