Tag Archives: Welfare Reform

The Reality of the Welfare Reform – article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – Feb 2013

On the 21st February 2013 my first monthly article was published in the Opinion column of the Gazette and Herald newspaper. It is incredibly pertinent that this is the very same article that I read at our recent screening of … 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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Harvest Festival Food Donations 2014

Doorway would like to thank the following 48 organisations, schools and churches for their very kind donations of food from Harvest Festival:- Abbeyfield School All Saints Church, Littleton Drew All Saints Church, Norton All Saints Church, Oaksey Bybrook Valley Primary … Continue reading

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Social Exclusion – Guest Opinion Column published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – January 2014

As Doorway celebrates our tenth birthday this month it is worth looking at why there is a need for the organisation to exist in the first place and the common theme running through all the different stories of our guests … Continue reading

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The Real Impact of Welfare Reform – Doorway Guest Survey & Report 2013

Introduction: The Doorway Guest Survey 2013 was carried out between July and September of the year, and had a record response rate of 50 surveys completed. We hoped to record data about the service Doorway provides and also a snapshot … Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith – Friend or Foe of the Poor? Article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – March 2013

 He rises from his chair to address the assembled delegation and a wave of expectancy charges through the conference room.  A moment of hush, before he starts his carefully worded speech. The cleverly timed opening sentence, deliberately humorous, causes a … Continue reading

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The Reality of the Welfare Reform – article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – Feb 2013

 I watch him as he shuffles up the steps. Slowly placing one foot in front of the other whilst trying to hold on to the rail, and his bag, at the same time as balancing his walking stick without tripping. … Continue reading

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