Category Archives: Homelessness

Doorway Writing Group April 2018

Doorway Writing Group April 2018 This month’s word searches on wild birds and wild flowers proved quite popular and opened up a few interesting conversations: had anyone ever seen a guillemot and what did one even look like? A number … Continue reading

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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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Doorway Writing Group March 2018

Writing Group March 2018 A quiet session this month. With temperatures outside bitter and more snow imminent, our guests were understandably preoccupied with thoughts other than creative writing: No time for a rhyme or a fun anecdote It’s a hot … Continue reading

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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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