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On the 8th day of Christmas….

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Nick had a difficult childhood moving in and out of the care system and sadly got mixed up in crime and substance misuse. He has experienced a lot of trauma as a child and that impacts on how he copes with things now. When Nick came to Pathways he had recently been released from prison […]

On the 7th day of Christmas….

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Jeremy was working full time and living with his parents prior to Covid. Jeremy lost his job and his mental health deteriorated. Stresses and strains on the family during lockdown led to a relationship breakdown and Jeremy needed to leave the family home. Jeremy found himself homeless for the first time and was scared and […]

On the 6th day of Christmas….

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Alan had been homeless for a number of years. He struggled with substance misuse, both heroin and alcohol. Alan has a cancer diagnosis and mobility issues. His mental health was poor and he has had several hospital admissions due to feeling suicidal. During the most recent hospital admission he had been working with the Psychiatric […]

On the 5th day of Christmas…..

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Ben has paranoid Schizophrenia and has a dependency on Amphetamines and alcohol. He has a history of criminal offences and has had long spells of rough sleeping. When Ben found himself rough sleeping again, Pathways visited him a few times a week with supplies such as sleeping bags, food, clothes, early morning coffees and essentially […]

On the 4th day of Christmas……

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Carl had been asked to leave his childhood home after he had an altercation with his Dad. He was placed into the winter provision and began to work on finding his own property with Pathways. He gained a council property and Pathways provided him with a starter pack including a double bed and helped him […]

On the 3rd day of Christmas…..

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Sandra contacted Pathways following an argument with her ex partner. She was in the hospital but had nowhere to go when they released her. She was struggling with her alcohol use and suffering from Bulimia. Pathways arranged for an assessment at YMCA Mansfield, collecting her from hospital and supporting her to the appointment. As she […]

On the 2nd day of Christmas……

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Sam had to leave the family home after assaulting a family member and a police officer. He had been struggling with amphetamine use for years and after a period staying at a friends house was drug free and remorseful about his actions. He was placed in temporary accommodation by the Council and the Pathways housing […]

On the 1st day of Christmas…..

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Daniel worked hard all his life. A 50 year old loving Father and family man until his mental health started to deteriorate. He left all his possession behind him and moved into a caravan. His mental health continued to deteriorate and eventually he had a nervous breakdown. After a few months recovering in the Priory […]

Spotlight on Staff- Shaun Barnett

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Shaun Barnett, Housing Worker Shaun attends church regularly, and in his own words he ‘loves the Lord Jesus Christ’ He keeps tropical fish and enjoys riding his motorbike! Shaun used to volunteer at a church soup kitchen where he got to befriend many homeless people in Chesterfield. In his spare time, he helped a few […]

Newsletter November 21

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