An all-male rehabilitation centre in Bristol - which has been described as 'life saving' by staff and residents - is to close due to a lack of funds.

Chandos House is the city's only remaining residential treatment centre, and cares for up to 20 men at a time.

It helps men overcome alcohol and drug addiction, but also helps them come to terms with childhood trauma and re-connect with their bodies.

Celebrities including Will Self and Russell Brand have spoken out in support of the centre. Credit: ITV West Country

Their holistic approach has led to celebrities like Will Self and Russell Brand endorsing the centre.

However after a recent 'crisis appeal' fell short of raising the £100,000 needed, staff have announced they will close in eight weeks time.

Therapist Kathryn Smith said: 'we've taken in men at death's door, that no other treatment centre would work with. Men have come back to life here and if our doors aren't open, there are going to be men that can't access vital services and could die.'

A former resident who now mentors at the centre told ITV News it would be devastating if the centre closed, after it helped save his life.

'It taught me to care for myself and care for other people. I was always embarrassed by it. But now I can do it. This place has helped save my life, but also hundreds more.'

Former Chandos House resident

Funding has fallen significantly, partly because Bristol City Council can no longer refer people to the centre and pay for their treatment.

Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire said this is the indirect result of central government cuts: 'When you cut drug services you affect everybody and this is the reality of national government cuts.'

Staff at Chandos House are now reliant on a large donation of tens of thousands of pounds to stay open. Their jobs, and the lives of those who live there, are in the balance.