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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
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