1,250

people housed

8,000

given advice

9,250

lives changed

Above is a film made featuring Doorway's young people telling about their experiences of how how they came to be homeless.  A local film company approached Doorway and the young people's were passionate about making a film to dispel the myths of youth homelessness. Young people were fully involved in making the film.

It has been a privilege to see our clients move from a position of being extremely vulnerable to moving on positively from our services. We undertook a long term impact survey of young people who had left more than a year before. None of them had been homeless again 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 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.”

It doesn’t only have a significant impact on the lives of people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, it also brings wider social and economic benefits. A respondent to our stakeholder survey said:

“Your young volunteers are great ambassadors and evidence how you support their progression and integration into their communities. Well done.”