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Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.


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 ...
Nicola Harwood

Nightstop's great but there's much to do

By Nicola Harwood - 16 May 2017

I joined Depaul UK back in September 2015, aware of its Nightstop network through previous roles, and with great respect for such a simple solution to youth homelessness. ...
Nick Sinclair

The Value of Volunteering

By Nick Sinclair - 21 April 2017

Many charities say that they couldn’t do what they do without the input of volunteers.  ...
Rebeccca Tooth, Depaul UK

Asylum-seeking children

By Rebecca Tooth - 11 April 2017

Depaul's Statham House in Rochdale specifically works with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Syria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Afghanistan and Sudan. ...
Oliver Wilson, Depaul UK communications chief

A Big Move Forward

By Ollie Wilson - 22 March 2017

This week is a huge one for Depaul UK....
Depaul UK Progression Work Hannah Brock

Progression Coach Hannah Brock's Story

By Hannah Brock - 20 March 2017

I am a Progression Coach based at Depaul UK’s Camden Kaleidoscope. This project focuses on mental health and offers supported accommodation for up to seven young people with complex needs....
Daniel Dumoulin

Depaul UK Responds to Benefits Policy

By Daniel Dumoulin - 8 March 2017

Here at Depaul UK we were shocked to see the Government is pressing ahead with its plan to remove 18-to-21-year-olds’ entitlement to housing benefit from 1 April....


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