Featured Stories

Safe Housing

“There’s a definite link between offering people their dream home and making sure people have a home,” says Russell Burrington, Branch Director for Barnstaple’s EweMove estate agency. Having experience of Freedom Community Alliance’s work fro…

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What if..? A guide to navigating life crises

Imagine for a moment that you lost your job, a secure employment that you’ve been working in comfortably for your car breaks down, maybe all of them – life is not always kind. It’s uncomfortable to imagine, but it’s immensely stressful to deal wit…

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Building Confidence Through Work Placement

When I first came to the Freedom Centre I was very nervous and anxious. I was shy around people and lacked confidence. I had only worked on a 1 - 1 basis before and then at the Freedom Centre I had to work as part of a team. However, the team members - es…

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Fundraising For Renewed Hope

Over the coming year, Mica Clark hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Freedom Community Alliance’s Therapeutic Community at Croscombe Barton in support of a family member who has joined them to overcome addiction. Her fundraising activities will start…

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Steve’s Story

I work part-time in a warehouse and have done since I left school; it’s all I know really. With my pay and the benefits we get, we can meet our rent and bills but it doesn’t cover all of our necessities, so that’s why I started coming to Freedom f…

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Feeding The Hungry

The Freedom Centre’s free hot three-course meal service is often the starting point for vulnerable people to begin accessing other services that are aimed at helping them to transform their lives.  Freedom recognised early on that it was important to…

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Dave’s Story

I was in the military and when I left service I moved into a job and a home with my partner and daughter. After a year or so, I lost my job. My wife and I began fighting and I started drinking. They tell me it’s PTSD from being in service, but that do…

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Climbing Free From Addiction

Since early 2013 addiction has been officially recognised as a medical condition and is now being treated as such, with NICE guidelines on effective treatment and support for people suffering from addiction. However, it often takes a while for public pe…

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Sharon’s Story

I went from college to being a full-time single parent with no work experience. I wanted to work, but without any experience of being in the workforce, I didn’t think that anyone would be interested in employing a single mum like me. Being on benefit…

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Working Towards a Better Future in North Devon

Regardless of age or background, Freedom Community Alliance has been helping people into work in North Devon for the past 10 years through their Digital Inclusion and work club services. By providing assistance with job applications, CV writing and ide…

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