“For a period of time I thought I was destined for a life on the streets. Now I’m a chef. It’s put me outside my comfort level but I feel I’m ready to take this step.

Adrian

Drop In

The Centre receives around 50 adults a day and is often the first point of contact for many people setting out on their journey of recovery.

The project provides a safe environment with a wide range of support services for the homeless, those with alcohol/drug misuse issues, ex-offenders and otherwise socially disadvantaged adults. Services include hot meals, accommodation advice, access to on-site medical professionals (GP, Blood-borne Virus Nurse, Practice Nurse and Chiropodist), support and advice with welfare benefits, outreach and tenancy support, showers, clothing, relapse prevention, referrals and signposting to other strategic local agencies, some co-located on-site, as well as to other projects within the organisation.

Shekinah believe that whatever a person’s past, it need not dictate their future, and the opportunity exists for each individual to receive on-going support to move on in their life and realise their full potential.

“I never would have addressed any of my issues without the everyday support that Shekinah has given me.”

“I feel strong now and am getting stronger. After several weeks I began to stabilize and to access the services on offer.”

“I’ve come off the anti-depressants, my general health has improved and I’m hoping to return to work. It is possible to change your life.”

“I’ve seen some dramatic changes in my life. Last year I was reunited with my son, something I would have never thought possible.”

I never used to talk to anyone, I would freeze up and leave. Now I have confidence and I’m not scared of people.”

 

“For a period of time I thought I was destined for a life on the streets. Now I’m a chef. It’s put me outside my comfort level but I feel I’m ready to take this step.

Adrian