Category Archives: Homelessness

Back in the Yard – Doorway SleepOut 2018

On the night of Saturday January 27th, the latest (7th) biennial Sponsored Doorway SleepOut took place in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham, venue for the SleepOuts since 2012. This year 42 ‘sleepers’ braved the elements (as far as … 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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Doorway Writing Group February 2018

Doorway Writing Group February 2018 February’s writing group brought us: a crossword – now a fairly popular regular feature among guests and volunteers; two word searches – this time on modes of transport (vehicles and routes, ways of moving around, … Continue reading

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Doorway Writing Group January 2018

Doorway Writing Group January 2018 A quiet session to begin 2018. But small starts are okay – they allow for growth! A number of guests and volunteers engaged with this month’s ‘jobs old and new’ word search and a fun … Continue reading

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The Diary of John Bloggs – Chapter Three

Chapter Three Left St Marys Paddington. What next? Find work? Find somewhere to live? But it dawned on me I don’t know London it’s so Big. Only worked in London… lived in B/bs did nightlife. It’s not the same as … Continue reading

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Doorway Writing Group December 2017

Doorway Writing Group December 2017 Beyond discussions about short stories and Quick Read books round the writing table, a number of guests had a go at this month’s crossword and word search puzzles; the word search themes of car parts … Continue reading

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Doorway Writing Group November 2017

Doorway Writing Group November 2017 In addition to a crossword, guests were invited to complete a word search this month focusing on popular cartoon characters. This combination seemed to work well with at least seven guests participating, aided and encouraged … Continue reading

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