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Louise’s story: food, meal times and my family during lockdown

Louise, our National Food Services Operational Manager and mother to a teenager, shares her lockdown experience and the part food…

Claire story: searching for my birth mum

Adoptee and blogger, Claire of How To Be Adopted shares her experience of searching and reuniting with birth family members,…

Lockdown… and beyond. A new perspective and way of living

COVID-19 has, without a doubt, changed the way we live – the way we socialise, shop, work (and workout).  However, despite…

Hannah’s story: lockdown in perfect company 

We’ve been sharing stories regarding the little changes we’ve all made during lockdown which have had a positive effect on…

Young Carer Maggie – looking after her family during COVID-19

Maggie Brooks an extraordinary individual with an astonishing story to tell, at only 12 years old. Read on to find…

Kenneth’s story: my volunteering and employment journey with HeadStart

Kenneth, a young person supported through our HeadStart service shares his volunteering and employment journey. Kenneth started volunteering at the…

Joshua’s story: how having a mentor turned my life around

During this period of physical distancing, staying connected to each other is more important than ever. That’s why our services are…

A new way to manage loneliness as a single parent

Read Zoë’s story as a single mum & founder of Frolo, one of the services we reccomend through our FamilyLine…

Basil’s story: birth and pregnancy from a dad’s perspective

Fathers’ day is a chance to celebrate the men who have cared for us and helped to shape who we…