Category Archives: Multiple needs

“Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve been someone’s project” [Part 1/5: An Impossible Start to Life]

John’s life has been one of violence, abuse and institutions – but scratch the surface and you see resilience, recovery and the chance of a new life. In part 1, John reflects on his childhood and some of the key barriers he and his peers faced growing up.

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How Shaun turned his back on an abusive childhood and the revolving door of prison

Turning his back on an abusive childhood and the revolving door of prison with the help of the ‘No Wrong Door Network’ Walking out with a new hope Shaun Kelly is 48 years old.  After an abusive childhood he spiraled out of control as a teenager, getting expelled from school at 15 and kicked out of his home at about

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£1m ‘Recovery Central’ to make Birmingham the recovery capital of the UK

A new £1m centre has opened in Birmingham with the promise of helping more than 300 people beat their addiction with drink and drugs every year. Recovery Central, the brainchild of Changes UK, will make the city one of the most progressive locations in the country for ‘recovery’ and houses Friends Kitchen café, a dry bar, 120-seat conference venue and

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