DOORWAY - Moving on from Homelessness in North Wiltshire Doorway is a charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire providing a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless or who have complex issues, such as debt, mental health problems, substance use or poor life skills which are likely to affect their ability to acquire or sustain a tenancy. We believe that homeless and marginalised adults are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgemental environment which will help reverse the downward spiral of homelessness. Doorway provides guests with the everyday basics i.e. freshly cooked food, laundry and shower facilities, sleeping bags, food parcels, befriending by trained staff and support to access specialist services. In addition we offer activities such as music; creative writing; art workshops; indoor football and IT training which aim to build self esteem and teach new skills as a first step to moving into work and sustaining a tenancy. For details on how to support Doorway go to www.doorwayproject.org.ukThe Bridge is a registered Christian Charity (No: 1034800) working in local schools at both primary and secondary level providing support in assemblies, the RE curriculum and more increasingly a pastoral capacity. At both levels (but particularly in the secondary work) we are increasingly expanding our work to provide support for both pupils and staff through a chaplaincy style method of work. We seek to be a Christian 'presence' in a school and express this through specific pieces of work - emotional literacy classes, lunchtime clubs, mentoring, detached work in the playground or pastoral support work targeted around young people with recognised difficulties. Our aim is to respond to need in a school whilst maintaining and expressing our distinct Christian ethos and values in a way that is respectful of a diversity of views, values and cultures.
'Healing on the Streets' has been on offer inMelkshamsince the end of June last year.