Author Archives: Lisa @ doorway

About Lisa @ doorway

Lisa Lewis, Chief Executive of Doorway.

Quintin’s Story

Journey into the Unknown After half a century of hard work and failed relationships, life was to come crashing down around me. Unforeseen circumstances and dubious decisions, on my part, led to my complete mental breakdown and suicide attempt some … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile – Alice

My name is Alice and I have been volunteering for Doorway for just over one year now. It’s been an absolute privilege to be involved – this piece explains a little bit about me and my motivations for wanting to … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile – Mark

After working my way up the career ladder I was extremely fortunate in 2014 to be able to stop working and embark upon the next stage in my life. After training for and finishing a Lands End to John O’ … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile – Scott

Can too many cooks spoil the broth? And why jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, really can be good for you! Can there ever be too many cooks? I don’t think so and it’s not an industry … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile – Martin

It was nearly 6 years ago that I began my involvement with Doorway. I was slowly recovering from having been extremely ill, my hospital visits had reduced to monthly, and I had just got to the point where I was … Continue reading

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Richard’s Story

You often hear of people falling from great heights; having everything and losing it all. But you really don’t think it will ever happen to you. It sounds like a cliché, but there you go! My fall from grace started … Continue reading

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The Reality of the Welfare Reform – article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – Feb 2013

On the 21st February 2013 my first monthly article was published in the Opinion column of the Gazette and Herald newspaper. It is incredibly pertinent that this is the very same article that I read at our recent screening of … Continue reading

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