Colm’s Blog – “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64….”

As we approach the end of LGBTQ+ Pride month, I would like to follow up on the excellent Blog by Rares earlier in the month with a few thoughts about growing older as a g…

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27 June 2022
Rares’ Blog – Living with Mental Health: Homosexuality

This would have probably been the title of this blog had it been written before 1973, when ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)’ s…

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17 June 2022
Happy Mother’s Day – Vanessa’s Blog

This Sunday will be celebrated in the UK as mothering Sunday, while most of the rest of the world, celebrate Mother’s Day in May. So I’ve been thinking about mother…

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25 March 2022
Pride Blog

June was Pride Month, a month when the LGBTQIA+ community is celebrated. Whilst much of Pride is for celebratory purposes, the occasion also marks an important historic b…

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13 July 2021
Norman’s Blog -Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The 25th May marked a year since George Floyd was murdered in the United States, triggering worldwide condemnation and protests. Naturally our thoughts were with George’s…

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13 July 2021
Liridona’s Blog – Equinox Lewisham

My name is Liridona Ahmeti, but you can call me Liri. I am the new Activities Coordinator at SIG Equinox Lewisham. I take the lead on Service User Engagement and my daily…

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21 June 2021
Victoria’s Blog – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is such an important day for me. I love being a woman, celebrating all women and sharing women’s success and achievements. For me, paying it for…

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8 March 2021
Colm’s Blog – LGBT+ History Month – Part 1 “Mind”

“This is only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be” – Alan Turing in an interview with The Times newspaper, 11th June 1949. Wh…

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5 February 2021
Kenny’s Blog – Working & Caring

There are many of us who are carers, trying to balance that role with a career.  I am sharing what it has been like for me as a carer and the difficulty the lockdown…

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8 January 2021
Victoria’s Blog – Mindfulness

It’s been a wee while since I contributed to our blogs. I know I’m not the only one who has found this second lockdown and ongoing threat of the virus at times overwhelmi…

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16 December 2020
Marcia’s Blog – Upcycling

Our staff are some of the most dedicated and innovative and are always looking for new ways to engage Service Users. Please read the blog below from Marcia, a Recovery Wo…

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14 December 2020
Colm’s Blog – What the Red Ribbon Means

Since 1988, December 1st has been designated World AIDS Day by the World Health Organisation and this year’s theme is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility”.  It…

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1 December 2020
Rochelle’s Blog – Aspinden Rises to the Challenge

Today marks a month since I’ve been hurled out of the duty of motherhood and back to manager mode. I’ve left the safe cocoon of maternity leave, my dressing gown and the…

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20 November 2020
Sarah’s Blog – The Perfect Storm

Sarah is a Service User within our Brighton Trailblazer service, who has recently completed a programme of recovery and been supported to get her own home. The aim of t…

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20 August 2020
Stuart’s Blog – Living With Diabetes

This blog is from Stuart Jenkin, the Vice Chair of our Board, about how he copes with his diabetes. Many Service Users and some of our staff also live with this disease,…

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29 July 2020
Katherine’s Blog – Fundraising

We have now published our fundraising page and have launched our first campaign and welcomed the first of our donors through the door. We are now well on our way to build…

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29 July 2020
Colm’s Blog – Pride & Prejudice

It’s probably because of the strange times we are in, but I had to be reminded that June is Pride month.  I suppose I have started to get used to seeing rainbow flag…

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23 June 2020
Adam’s Blog – The Calm Inside the Storm

It’s day 36 in the Big Brother pandemic simulator; the area formally known as my living room re-purposed for strategic-level admin. I use two screens to make myself feel…

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28 April 2020
Darren’s Blog – Securing our Future

So here we are in the third week of the significant government enforced restrictions. I am not personally a fan of the term “lockdown”, it sounds like something which is…

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7 April 2020
Colm’s Blog – Keeping things PIE in challenging times

As we move into April and a new month in lockdown, I am aware of the growing challenges of social distancing and self-isolation. For many of our Service Users, isolation…

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1 April 2020
Cassie’s Blog – Room with a View

Today we are testing our pandemic plans across the business which includes closing Head Office. But what does home working look like for me? Well, this little fella, Budd…

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19 March 2020
Gill’s Blog – Thank You

Dear colleagues It’s strange how the world works isn’t it? Only two weeks ago the government were describing social care workers as ‘unskilled’ and the media spent time d…

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18 March 2020
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