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service user experience

Service User's Stories

Steven Cherry – My story

Below is a piece written by Steven Cherry; Steve has been accessing Maggs day centre now for a couple of years due to various issues he needed support with which he highlights below. Since then Steve has gone on to achieve wonderful things and has started working on a new business venture which he decided, he wanted to share with all of you. Please take the time to read, look at his work and share his…
Nikki
10th November 2016
Volunteering

Hadrian’s wall team surpasses pervious staff fundraising total

An intrepid team of University of Worcester staff has topped previous fundraising efforts with their walk along an iconic British landmark. The Hadrian’s Wall Walk last month, which saw trekkers cover the 85-mile distance from Segedunum, near Newcastle, to Bowness-on-Solway, to the west of Carlisle in just over 72 hours, has raised a total of £6,200. This surpasses funds raised by staff, who completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2014. A team climbed Britain’s three…
Nikki
8th September 2016
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
Service User's Stories

Poetry and creative writing by service users

Many of the service users who access Maggs Day Centre use the activity centre to gain news skills, make new friends and to fill the time they have with something positive. Some of the activities we provide are, art and cooking - after a set amount of cooking sessions service users then get given the opportunity to take a food hygiene course! This provides them with employment skills that are fundamental to finding a job.…
Nikki
26th July 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