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Adieu, adieu, adieu.

To you, and you and you. When I started writing this, my last official Doorway Writing Group blog, I was in the throes of moving and was surrounded by removal boxes and piles of bed linen and blankets. And I … 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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Doorway, Social Exclusion & the Berlin Wall – Guest Opinion Column published in the Gazette & Herald Newspaper – Jan 2015

Way way back, 25 years ago, in November 1989 the Berlin wall was brought down by the people of Berlin. Not by the authorities but by the people on both sides working towards a common goal of freedom and inclusion. … Continue reading

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Music is a Therapy – Guest Opinion Column published in the Gazette & Herald Newspaper – Oct 2014

This year the Doorway team celebrate our ten year anniversary, which is somewhat ironic since in an ideal world there would never be any need for our service. However, the world is not ideal and, in fact, the demand for … Continue reading

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Doorway to a better life – by Brian Tregunna

Chippenham based charity Doorway is attracting attention from the USA for the way its work with homeless and vulnerable people is improving lives. Doorway is an award-winning drop-in centre providing a friendly, safe haven for adults who are homeless or … Continue reading

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A Testimonial to the Work of Doorway

Doorway is an extraordinary project. From its humble, passionate beginnings, it has always managed to be more effective than would seem possible on the small amount of cash available. In my experience, volunteers sometimes seem to underestimate their contribution. Every … Continue reading

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A late delivery

This is a very late delivery, and it’s not because I’ve been stuck in the snow somewhere. It’s due mainly to having written it last week but then feeling that I hadn’t written much about the creative writing group and … Continue reading

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