Life Stories

These are just a few of many of our clients life stories - they share the struggles that the client have had to face and how the people and services offered at Reach have helped them through their difficult situations.

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Richard's Story

Always self-sufficient and hardworking, manual laborer Richard had never needed to ask for help. But redundancy and lockdown pulled the rug from underneath him...



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Jay's Story

Jay was furloughed at the start of the pandemic – but it was when he returned to work that his financial problems really started...



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Josie's Story

When Josie took her three children and left her abusive partner, the debts he had run up in her name followed her and threatened to rob them of hope and a safer future together....



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Keila's Story

"I don’t know where I would have been now if I didn’t call Justine and if I didn’t have your help..."



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Sally's Story

Covid-19 had a massive impact on Sally's mental health after it left her jobless and in debt. When Covid-19 hit and lockdown began in March 2020, like many others, she was put on furlough. 4 months later...



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Malcolm's Story

When Malcolm’s mum died a few years back, he wasn’t placed under care as it was deemed he could manage.  Generally, he did – until the pandemic arrived...



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Colleen's Story

“It gave us some wonderful memories to look back on. We were amazed to discover Reach and their supporters cared so much about us.”



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Belle's Story

“But you all helped pump life back into a tired heart. I genuinely feel you’ve kept me alive. I am so much less stressed..."




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Pete's Story

“I felt sick with panic, like I was being crushed but now I know there’s a way through this, and it’s like a huge weight’s been lifted off  my shoulders. Thank you..."



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Becky's Story

"Without Jo, I would still be in debt and still in a bad place.  I still suffer a bit with anxiety but I feel a whole lot better."




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Kirsty's Story

"You have been a godsend! I can’t explain the relief it has given me to know I can get myself straight again and be able to give my daughter all she needs. Thank you for your support."


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