Tag Archives: Alcohol

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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A Poem by a Stranger

  Doorway Don’t remember me as you last saw me. I was feeling down, rough; useful life past and the present cold, hard, edgy. You see   you gave me food, clean clothes, the will to last another dark, deep … Continue reading

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Doorway Annual Review 2015 – 2016

The front page of this year’s Annual Review shows a word cloud created by members of the public who follow the Doorway Facebook page. They were asked to describe our work in one word… Click below to download the pdf … Continue reading

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Neil

 Hi all, I grew up in Cyprus (RAF) mollycoddled and poor, the most wonderful childhood. 9 years in all, total freedom, add to that Malta, Gibraltar, Germany etc. Then we landed in Calne. Culture shock or what! I already knew … Continue reading

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The light at the end of the tunnel came too late – My Word published in the Gazette & Herald Newspaper – April 2015

 If you read my column last month then you will remember that two of our rough sleepers failed the Pereira Test since they were deemed, by the council, not to be any more vulnerable than “an ordinary homeless person”  It’s … Continue reading

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A Poem to K

So Nearly There Painted man, upon your skin Danced pictures of your coloured past Hard on the outside, sweet within Through storm and sunshine you held fast To love of friends and hope of light Knowing of a better way … Continue reading

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How to define ‘ordinary’? – My Word published in the Gazette & Herald Newspaper – March 2015

There is a very little known legal assessment tool that establishes the vulnerability of those who are homeless called the “Pereira Test”. This test instructs authorities to ask the question, “will the applicant, by reason of whatever condition or circumstances … Continue reading

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