Harry

Our Cornerstone Miracle

Harry once had a drink addiction, was homeless, was prone to outbursts of anger, abusive language and was know to every police officer in Manchester. He was so difficult to manage at the centre that the staff had to keep Harry apart from the other service users by keeping him in a room on his own with a TV and monitoring his intake of alcohol. This action was decided rather than excluding him from the centre because he was alone with no one to show any love or care for him. After a long difficult battle which took a lot of patience and love towards Harry, we began to see a change in his behaviour. With medical help, input and support from Cornerstone a care packet was put in place for him. He now lives in sheltered accommodation and has a part time carer. He no longer drinks alcohol and the change from his previous behaviour is completely unrecognisable. He is now the most gentlest elderly gentleman that you could wish to meet, one you would be proud to call Dad or Granddad. He joins in with the other service users, chatting, playing dominoes and last week even took part in the singing and dancing at our music afternoon. If you knew Harry six years ago you would say this change would never be possible. To us Harry is our Cornerstone Miracle.

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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