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Volunteering

Volunteers Views of Maggs Day Centre by Toni Jackson

Being a volunteer at The Maggs Day Centre in Worcester is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.When I look at what the volunteers and staff provide, I see endless cups of tea and coffee and a place of comfort and safety. I have poured out hundreds of hot drinks and always take this opportunity to express a greeting of "hello and how are you" to each and every one of the users of…
Nikki
7th July 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. As part of the above award, Mel Kirk (Manager) and Sue Osborne (Vice Chair) attended a garden party at Buckingham palace on Tuesday 24th May 2016. We caught…
Nikki
14th June 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Mel’s story

I have been working for Maggs for almost half of its existence; 13 years working at Maggs on June 23rd. So why did I get involved with Maggs? I started off volunteering for Maggs, twice a week to help out in the kitchen. I remember food then was very basic and Sunday dinner was soup and mashed potato and there were only 3 volunteers in total. The position of volunteer co-ordinator was being advertised when I…
Nikki
16th May 2016
Service User's Stories

What is it like to be homeless?

This blog piece focuses on what it feels like to be homeless and the difficulties that arise whilst being on the street. I decided to go around the day centre and ask a few simple questions, what is it like to be homeless, what do you think the public’s perception is on homelessness and how do you think Maggs day centre helps? *Being homeless is nothing but circumstance, things happen that result in losing accommodation…
Nikki
9th May 2016
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