Doorway works with some of the most disadvantaged young people in Warwickshire. We specialise in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness.

Over the past 22 years we have grown as an organisation and developed and enhanced our work and the impact it has across Warwickshire.

Above is a film featuring Doorway's young people explaining their experiences of how they came to be homeless.  A local film company approached Doorway and the young people were passionate about making a film to dispel the myths of youth homelessness.   
We undertook a long term impact survey of young people who had left our service more than a year before. Of those surveyed none had been homeless since  and all were in employment or training with two of them at university. We asked for comments or what they remembered about Doorway:

 you helped me out a lot when I was at my lowest and most vulnerable. I always got the help I needed and if I never understood anything you always took the time to help me understand it. You helped me achieve a better start in life and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.

Life was very dark for me back then, but with the help of Doorway I found myself again and while I still struggle from time to time I’m more of a person I ever was back then

I was very lucky I had Doorway to help me because back then I didn’t really have much in life. YOU ARE AMAZING

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

In the year ending March 2019:

  • Our Advice Service received 503 referrals - a huge increase of 25% on the previous year. 
  • 189 young people were supported to live independently - of those who moved on, 89% moved on in a positive way by reconciling and returning to live with family or sustaining independent living successfully. 
  • On average each year we have a 9 out of 10 success rates of young people moving on from our services to live independent lives. 

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