Chief Executives Challenge – WR2 to K2

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For 2020 our Chief Executive Mel Kirk has decided to set herself a challenge while raising much needed funds for Maggs. The final part of this will be a trek in Pakistan later in the year. Mel sustained a foot injury in 2018 after walking the Worcestershire way, and when she did another 20 mile walk before recovering she broke 2 of the tendons. Now that she has healed she has decided that it is…

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The Big Worcester Sleep Out!

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Wow! Is all I can say! What a success that night was. I think it is safe to say that it was a fantastic turnout, with 100+ sleepers braving a cold wet evening to join us at Sixways. Turning up after work to bed down for the night and setting up their sleeping bags all over the South Stand. It quickly became crowded, and while the rough offered some protection from the elements, the wind…

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Mental Health and Homelessness!

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Today is both World Mental Health and World Homelessness Day, and I think it will be of no surprise to any of you, to hear that mental health issues are common among our service users, especially those who are homeless. So I had been pondering how to address this link with you all for a few days now, however, it was not until this morning that inspiration hit. A friend of mine, who I must…

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Exciting News! Maggs is growing!

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Since opening in 1985 to support the homeless and vulnerable in Worcester, Maggs has seen many changes that have affected the people we serve as a result of the current economic climate. Responding to these with new projects that aim to meet the needs of our service users and enable them to move forward. The UK currently is seeing rises in Rough sleeping, with a 16% rise occurring between 2015 and 16 (Homeless Link). While…

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Maggs – A Lasting Influence!

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It is always nice to hear about the impact Maggs has had on individuals, whether this be service users, volunteers or staff. Check out the email we received last week from Phil. My name is Phil Hodgson and I am a psychotherapist who once did a little work at Maggs, about eight years ago. Today I work with the homeless and at risk of homeless in Greater Toronto, Canada. I supervise a team of sixteen…

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