Pam’s story

In the voluntary sector we are infamous for not having much hard data about what we do, but instead having hundreds of lovely stories to illustrate how we help people.  We are always working on ways to bring together some more black and white facts and figures, but we...

Gratitude Journalling

Below our Support Worker, Julie, shares how learning to practice gratitude each day has helped her, and how you can give it a go yourself. One of the most AMAZING tools we use on the HOPE course is GRATITUDE. When people first walk through the doors they may feel that...

Have you got a death plan?

Sadly, both my mum and my grandma died during the coronavirus pandemic. Both deaths were expected. My grandma was almost 94 and had been in hospital with covid-19, but did recover enough to come home for her last week or two. My mum had been diagnosed with bowel...