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STMARTINS HOUSING TRUST HEAD OFFICE: 01603 667706
UNDER 1 ROOF 01603 699150
CAPS: 01603 666563 (housing advice for homeless)
BISHOPBRIDGE HOUSE: 01603 666563 (hostel)
HIGHWATER HOUSE: 01603 766627 (housing)
WEBSTER COURT: 01603 699100 (sheltered housing)
CITY COUNCIL: 03449803333 (homelessness/housing)
STONHAM: 08451550390 (Housing)
YMCA: 01603 877950/620629 (Housing)
MAP: 01603 766994 (Advice)
LEAP: 01603 627841 (Advice)
CITIZENS ADVICE: 08444994104 (Advice)
SAMARITANS: 0847909090 (Emotional Support)
FOODBANK: 01603 617805 (VOUCHERS ONLY) (food)
ARC (SALVATION ARMY): 01603 663496 (Food)
KINGS CENTRE: 01603 765795 (Food)
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 08457697555 (Addiction)
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 08453733366 (Addiction)
NRP: 03007900227 (Addiction)
DIP(DRUG INTERVENTION): 0800764754/ 01603 302038 (Addiction)
CITY REACH: 01603 612481 (Health Services)
N&N HOSPITAL 01603 286286 (Health Services)
JOB CENTRE: 01603 248556 (Benefits)
MONEYWISE HOMESAFE: 01603 821282 (Money Advice)
4WOMEN RESOURCE CENTRE 01603 252130
St Martins Housing Trust strives to address the needs of single homeless people. We offer emergency accommodation, care, support and development to enable everyone to achieve their f full potential and a greater level of independence.
Monday 14th and Thursday 17th November
Monday 21st and Thursday 24th November
Monday 28th and Thursday 1st December
Monday 5th and Thursday 8th December
Please call our reception on 01603 699150 too book your space now!
This programme, recognised by Norwich City Council for move on purposes, accredited to the NOCN and the CIH, is proving a huge success, giving people the tools and knowledge to move into their own home.
Taste! is a 4 wk cooking course beginning Monday 21st November:
10am - 12.30pm
21st, 28th November and 5th, 12th December
Congratulations on the successful completion of the Trusted Tenants Programme this month goes to:
Well done guys!
Our 2017 calendar is on sale now!
For £6.99 you can get a unique calendar filled with wonderful images taken by one of our talented members, David Cullingford.
Proceeds go into the running of Under 1 Roof
Get yours from the centre today!
With October coming to a close we have a few courses coming up in November to mark in the calender.:
Trusted Tenants: Next course begins Monday 14th November and runs 2 days a week 10.30am - 4.30pm for 4 weeks, plus 1 coaching session a wk as follows:
BENEFIT STREET.. demonising the poor
The current spate of benefit programmes, is not only degrading, but it demonises and characterises the poor and disadvantaged.
They seem to have deliberately chosen the most poorly educated, extreme examples of benefit claimants and portray them as feckless, irresponsible, greedy and wanting something for nothing.
This is not a typical representation of people who claim benefits. It is shameful that the TV and media give so much time to so much negativity and stereotyping.
Every single persons circumstances can chance at any moment. You may loose your job through redundancy, loose your home because you cant pay the mortgage, or you could loose a loved one. We are all human beings and crisis can hit at anytime.
We live in an age with an ever increasing gap between rich and poor. Our housing situation is so over priced that young people cant afford to buy, and often end up living with their parents. There are working people using food banks. Diabilites allowances are being cut, our nhs is slowly being privatised.
Why aren't the media giving more time to this, what is really going on.. as opposed to feeding the fire and causing hatred, when it really isnt the case!!
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT OUR LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NO THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
A big thank you to Belona who has been running the Press Ahead journalism course at Under-1-Roof for the last two months. Everyone who participated has learnt so much and this newsletter is a direct consequence of all her efforts. If you want to try your hand at writing an article for the newsletter or you have an opinion you want heard then please come and join the editorial team between 11am and 12am every thursday. We need your contributions and enthusiasm.
REMEMBER THE FALLEN
November is the month that we as a a nation remember our war heroes. The poppy became the emblem of remembrance because many soldiers died in the poppy fields in the First Battle of Flanders 19 October – 22 November 1914. The Armistice to end the great war between Britain, France, Germany and the United States , came into effect at 11pm on the 11 November 1918. Every year the Royal British Legion sell poppies in order to maintain the health and wellbeing of our war veterans. So remember to buy a poppy. If it wasn't for all those who gave their lives many of us would never have been born!!
When everyone gathers once a year, to remember
The end of the Great War in November
As you think of the turmoil and chaos
The waste of life and everyones loss
When you see a poppy, think long and hard.
About all the men who fell
The generals, many who were miles away.
Told the survivors, they did well
What of a land fit for heroes
well it never happened on this islands shores
All we had last century was more bloody war
The governments on all sides
spend more on so called defense
they announce the money spent
to avoid conflict
What of our youngsters whos names
are carved on memorials
Many still in Flanders, where they still remain
War still rages in the world
We should thank the boys, who risked all
for us to be free
Death and disfigurement are wars legacy
A painting created by our members is welcomed into it's new home at Norfolk Dental Specialists, who commissioned the work. Left to right, Derek Player (general manager at St Martin's), Hamed Karimi (owner and lead clinician at Norfolk Dental Specialists), Teresa Le Goaziou (practice development manager at Norfolk Dental Specialists) and Fiona Joyce (learning and programme manager at St Martin's).
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"The older generation are more pressured. A marriage is something you have to work at . We should be educated in relationships."
ALONE IN A CROWD
"Loneliness is a state of mind. I was lonely when I was married. You can be in a relationship and still feel alone. My cats help me and my home life. Marital status can be hell, disagreements likes and dislikes , even programmes on tv and radio can cause havoc."
In this digital age loneliness is becoming more of an issue. Social Media is an artificial medium. You feel like you have friends, but you don't. Theres nothing like going round having a cuppa and a chat with someone.
Loneliness has always been here, but it is exaggerated by social media. something that brings people together, but can actually make you more isolated.
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT OUR LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
2.6 Million people suffer from Loneliness. Loneliness can lead to lowered life expectancy and it can also be a cause of depression and anxiety. A recent study said that loneliness can increase the chance of an early death by 14% and is as dangerous to your health as being chronically obese. The University of Chicago found a direct link between the decline of physical and mental health and people who felt they were isolated and lonely. Here are some members opinions:
"The days are full of rubbish tv and the only people I talk to are shop keepers. I live in the past when times were better, when I had a girlfriend and a job. I spent ten years feeling like that. I tried not to fall into self pity because its destructive and can lead to self abuse, either drugs alcohol, anything to fill the void inside you. "
"I suffer loneliness through depression. I feel isolated alot of lhe time through my ilness."