What a difference a hair cut makes

Bob is a quiet and very vulnerable gentleman who lives on his own in a little bedsit, he suffers with chronic back pain and is unable to work. He doesn't seem to connect very well with his doctor and due to all the changes in the benefit system has had no money for the last 12 months. During that time he survived by visiting local food banks. One of the ladies who work at the food bank was concerned about the length of time he used them and was aware he needed help. She told him about Cornerstone and directed him to the centre. She then contacted Cornerstone to make staff aware of Bob's circumstances.
Last week Bob presented himself at the centre and staff immediately started to help him. They made sure he had a hot meal, food to take home, and started to look into his entitlement for benefits.

Bob's hair was very long and he was also badly in need of a shave. With a little bit of encouragement from staff, Bob agreed to pay a visit to our barber.
Afterwards it was a joy to see the smile on his face and in his own words said "I feel like a new man". Bob was overwhelmed that people actually cared about him and just something as simple as a shave, hair cut and a hot meal has already made a vast improvement to his life. Cornerstone will continue to help, care, and support Bob for as long as necassary.

Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.


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