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personal experience

Service User's Stories

My Story – Tony

Tony has been using Maggs day centre for many years and has also volunteered at the clothing project for eight of those. Tony volunteers every Monday and Thursday, he helps unload the donations and will assist those who come into the project. Tony said he really enjoys the work, helping people is good although sometimes he does find it challenging. Tony first started using Maggs day centre for the social aspect and for meals but…
Nikki
2nd February 2017
Service User's Stories

The tour of the Guildhall by Aide Fulcher

Maggs had received an invitation from the Mayor of Worcester to have a guided tour and visit the cells underneath the Guildhall. I was expecting to be bored as I don’t usually do day trips but the Mayor had a laugh with me and was a normal bloke who was down to earth and made me feel comfortable. We were greeted in the Mayor’s office, where we sat down and were told what the job…
Nikki
29th August 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