Service User's Stories

Craig’s Story

I was working as a barber, but then I started drinking regularly. This impacted on my work and I stopped going in. Inevitably, I then lost my job. This made me drink even more, I started building up debts as my priority was getting a drink, all I could think about was where my next drink was coming from. My debts got so bad that I ended up losing my home and sleeping on people’s…
Nikki
3rd May 2016
Volunteering

Volunteer Experience: Maggs Day Centre Worcester *Chris*

My name is Chris. I am almost 69 and I retired here to Worcestershire from Lichfield in Staffordshire three years ago. Throughout my life I have been very fortunate never to have been out of work and never to have been without a place to call home. I met my wife 49 years ago and we have moved 6 times and had three children.  With all this, I consider myself very fortunate. Because of the…
Nikki
21st April 2016
Service User's Stories

Maggs Service user experience *Mark*

My story begins as a bus driver, who dreamt of becoming an artist. Things then went wrong at work and I subsequently lost my job, this happened to many other drivers at the same time. As I had savings at this time I did not claim benefits and decided to utilise the money to pursue my dream of being an artist. So I invested all my money in an exhibition. On top of this we gave…
Nikki
13th April 2016