"I have been coming to the Drop in Centre for several years and was heavily in to drugs but for the last 3 years with their help, I have been off everything . Without their help, I do not doubt that I would be back in prison or dead so I have a lot to be grateful for. Thank you all."


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Former homeless woman is now a self-employed labourer in Plymouth after beating addiction


A FORMER homeless woman has turned her life around after beating a drug and alcohol addiction and going on to become a self-employed labourer.

Just one year ago, 26-year-old Connie Palmer was struggling with an alcohol and drug addiction and found herself on the streets after being kicked out of her home.

In Christmas 2014 things came to a head and Connie began to get her life back on track with the help of Shekinah, a charity supporting homeless people and those with alcohol, drug, offending and mental health issues.

“I was drinking and doing drugs and was homeless; my life was a mess,” said Connie, who lives in Lipson.

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Plymouth drop-in centre for people in recovery get solar panels thanks to prize winnings


AN ENERGY group has used prize winnings to fund solar panels for a city charity’s drop-in centre.

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) recently scooped a prestigious award for its work tackling environmental and social injustice.

And afterwards the social enterprise team put their heads together to decide how they would spend the £5,000 winnings.

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Midas joins forces with NHS inspire firms communities


Midas joins forces with NHS to inspire other firms to do more in their communities.

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