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Adullam homes volunteer gives back following homelessness scare - November 2018

Adullam homes volunteer gives back following homelessness scare - November 2018


One of our former residents in Buxton, Derbyshire is now volunteering with us and helping other people in a similar situation to her to show her appreciation for the help provided to her.

Hannah, 22, found herself homeless at the age of 16. With the help of her school mentor, she got in touch with Adullam, and we were able to find her suitable accommodation within two weeks.

To thank Adullam for all the care and support we gave her, Hannah returned to the organisation as a volunteer, offering cooking classes to residents.

Such activities not only help residents socialise with each other, but also build necessary life skills which they are able to benefit from once they move on from Adullam.

Hannah gave a lovely testimonial saying: “I am so grateful for everything the team at Adullam have done for me over the years and, even though I am no longer a resident, I know the staff would still be there for me if I ever needed them.

“It can be very difficult to admit you need help, but I can’t recommend Adullam’s services enough. The staff are so kind-hearted and helped me overcome a difficult time in my life, which made me want to volunteer and give something back.”

Lisa Kidd, one of our Operational Managers in Derbyshire said: “It is really essential to us that we make our resident’s time at Adullam as enjoyable as possible. While we focus on activities such as employability training, we like to encourage our residents to socialise with each other too.

“A great way to do this is through group activities and it’s fantastic that former residents like Hannah are passionate about our organisation and want to come back and run these groups as volunteers.

“We are incredibly humbled by the contribution Hannah has made to us and some of our residents, and we wish her the best for the future.”