Rebuilding your life

A reason to get up in the morning

Leslie lives on his own in supported housing. Nine years ago his partner was murdered by a friend of the family. Just days before the trail the accused committed suicide. All of this left Leslie feeling depressed and never wanting to trust people again.

He started to use amphetamines to help ease his pain and cope. During this time he lost his flat, friends and the will to live. After several stays in the psychiatric unit Leslie finally became clean of amphetamines and started to live again. His support worker advised Leslie to start getting out more and told him about Cornerstone. Finally one day he picked up the courage to come to the centre, at first he was very nervous and apprehensive. After a couple of days he began to get to know the staff and other service users. He began to relax and found that he liked coming to the centre.

The staff recognised Lesliesā€˜s need to be wanted and they started to give him little jobs. Leslie has made wonderful progress, is now a regular helper and says he looks forward to coming to Cornerstone daily as it gives him a reason to get up in the morning.

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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