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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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The Diary of John Bloggs – Chapter Two

Chapter Two I’m skipping a few years… but let’s just say working. Never been afraid to work. Have a strong work ethic. Left home as such. Got my place, a one bed flat. Housing association. Can’t believe I was paying … Continue reading

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The Diary of John Bloggs

Being homeless is not an identity Continue reading

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Steve’s Story

Steve has been visiting Doorway on and off over the years since 2005. Unfortunately he falls into the typical cycle that we regularly witness – rough sleeping to being housed to rough sleeping again. We are currently very very concerned … Continue reading

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Tis the season of goodwill…

The following is an account written by one of our Support Workers:- J has been resident at Unity House since June this year. He is on platinum banding for housing, has done all the courses asked of him and is … Continue reading

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Kicked out for caring… the story of a Doorway guest

The following is an account of events that have taken place over the last week. It is written by one of our Support Workers who is very distressed and frustrated by what has occurred: Guest S  has recently been evicted … Continue reading

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World Homeless Day 2013 – Doorway guests share their thoughts

10th October 2013 – World Homeless Day. World Homeless Day has been marked on 10th October each year since 2010 (the same date is also used for World Mental Health Day). The concept was that “On the 10th of October … Continue reading

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Thrown together, thrown in, thrown away – Doorway Football at WSIC 2012

Fifth game, played 4, won 3. Lost the last but against a good team. This game’s winnable. Win this, and the last, which should be easy, we’re in the semis. At worst, draw it and win the last one heavily, … Continue reading

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Mark Horvath, from Sunset Boulevard to Streets of London. And Chippenham.

On July 5th 2012, Doorway was delighted to be visited by Mark Horvath, from Los Angeles, California, USA. Mark, known on Twitter as @hardlynormal, was one of Doorway’s main inspirations in becoming involved in social media and the creation of … Continue reading

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Well, Here’s Another Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Me Into, Stanley

“Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing” (Henry Russell ‘Red’ Sanders) “The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well” (Baron Pierre de Coubertin) … Continue reading

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