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What is Values in Action Month?

By Nick Sinclair - 15 June 2018

Prior to joining Depaul in 2014 I knew very little about the organisation even though I’d worked in the homelessness sector for several years beforehand.  What I did know was that Depaul had a strong reputation for being “good people”.  I knew it ...
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Thank you, volunteers

By Nick Sinclair - 5 June 2018

Dear Depaul UK volunteers,  ...
Volunteer Michaella Cowell in a graduation gown

Volunteer profile: Michaella Cowell

By Michaella Cowell - 4 June 2018

Volunteering for Depaul UK can take all sorts of forms – from mentoring and hosting through Nightstop to more specialist, tailored volunteering roles....
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Volunteer profile: Clare Vaughan

By Clare Vaughan - 15 May 2018

Volunteer Clare Vaughan shares her experience of volunteering with Depaul UK in the North East....
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Why I'm taking on the Camino

By George Penny - 3 May 2018

Twenty year old George has thrived since Depaul UK helped him to find accommodation when he was made homeless....
Alexia Murphy, Executive Director of Services

Project Focus: Your Chance

By Alexia Murphy - 23 April 2018

Here at Depaul UK, we believe in the potential of people. That’s how we approach the work we do with young people supported by our services across the country....
Daniel Dumoulin

Danger Zones and Funding Reforms

By Daniel Dumoulin - 9 April 2018

Policy and Public Affairs Manager Daniel Dumoulin writes about our latest report and the funding reforms threatening the wellbeing of the young people Depaul UK works with....
Cherry and James used their wedding to donate to charity and help young people affected by homelessness

Celebrate & Donate- A Fundraiser's Story

By Shelley Green - 8 March 2018

Why one happy couple decided to use their wedding to donate to charity and help young people affected by homelessness...
Costa Rica Trek - A Fundraiser's Story

Costa Rica Trek - A Fundraiser's Story

By Sharon - 20 February 2018

“I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone...I feel totally helpless and very distressed when I see people on the streets.”...
Tracy Haycox MBE

SAFE@LAST's Whirlwind Year

By Tracy Haycox MBE - 5 February 2018

It has been over a year now since SAFE@LAST became part of the Depaul family and, let me tell you, what a whirlwind year it's been!...
Martin Houghton-Brown

Leading from Values

By Martin Houghton-Brown - 14 November 2017

As I reflect on five years of service at Depaul before leaving at the end of 2017 to move to St John Ambulance, I am conscious that the single greatest impact on my leadership style has been the experience of leading a values-led organisat...

Bratislava Adventure

By Imelda McQuaid - 14 November 2017

“Looking at it, a flight to a different country is a great adventure and life experience. I hope to take advantage of this moment and experience and learn and discover. And also appreciate."...
Fundraisers take part in a charity sleep out at Durham Cathedral to help young homeless people

Durham Sleepout - A Fundraiser's Story

By David Atkinson - 27 September 2017

‘Why I gave up my bed and slept out for charity’ - A Fundraiser's Story...
Would you leave a gift to charity in your will?

Would You Leave a Lasting Legacy?

By Shelley Green - 12 September 2017

Leave a Gift to Charity in Your Will and Make a Lasting Impact...
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Journey to Rehabilitation

By Oliver Barton - 4 September 2017

You’d think that working in a prison, finding an offender to discuss his housing needs with him, would be easy. Well, the truth is quite the opposite actually. ...
Dean Owens-Cooper, Depaul UK

My Life and Work with Your Chance

By Dean Owens-Cooper - 10 August 2017

My name is Dean Owens-Cooper. I started with Depaul UK in February this year. My role is a Senior Progression Coach managing the Your Chance programme across Greater Manchester.  ...
Nick Sinclair

Engage, Inspire, Connect

By Nick Sinclair and Naomi Carruthers - 28 July 2017

In this blog posting, two members of Depaul UK's team give their take on "Engage, Inspire, Connect" grants, which are helping young people realise their dreams....
Steve McKinlay, Depaul UK

Whose Meaning Is It Anyway?

By Steve McKinlay - 13 July 2017

One of the joys of working at Depaul has been the recognition of the role of activity in our core work. ...
Isa Carreira

My Year as a Depaul EVS Volunteer

By Isa Carreira - 21 June 2017

Isa Carreira shares her experience of volunteering for Depaul’s Get Up and Go programme and how she helped young people through a wellbeing workshop....
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Manchester Marathon 2017

By Imelda McQuaid - 6 June 2017

Nine young people from Oldham, Manchester and Rochdale, some more eager than others, rose at the crack of dawn to run in the Manchester Marathon.  The team met in the usual place in the centre of Manchester and made the journey by tram to ...


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