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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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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Helen's Story

"REACH has given me some hope for the future. It got to the point where I just wouldn’t leave the house, I didn’t want to see or talk to anybody but after a long time I am starting to feel like myself again"


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The Brothers Story

"REACH just couldn’t do enough for us and we really don’t know what we would have done without their support. Ann and Mark did a lot, it was a great service." 
 


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Alex's Story

"If it wasn't for REACH and the food bank I don't know what I would have done as I couldn't afford to get any food.  Ann has helped me so much and I am very thankful for all her help in getting me my new flat" 


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Mark & Liz's Story

"...they just melted with tears streaming down their faces, the relief was palpable!"  
 



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Janet's Story

"I recently turned 75 and a few years ago I got myself into a situation of hardly having any money or food because I had got into debt with loans and credit cards.   

 

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Jacinto's Story

"When I went to get help from REACH, I was not in a place where I could open up ...... coming to REACH has made a big difference; no one has helped us like you have.   



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Ray's Story

"...things have changed I now feel like a father, my head is not in ground, I can see the beauty around me now and home life is also better. I can say that it will continue to improve."   
 

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Marjorie's Story

"I am 66 and I never thought I would be in a situation like this. I was living a comfortable life for the last 16 years and my companion and my best friend suddenly died!"   
 


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