Stories & impact

We are proud of the work we do and the positive impact that the support we provide has in creating brighter futures and better lives. It’s why we do what we do.

When we start supporting someone it is often because their circumstances have changed, whether it is the need for a different support package or moving to a new home. After working with someone and getting to know them, we begin see positive changes. We think of this as “the Avenues effect.”

These changes come from supporting people to move forward in their own way. It’s not always about big milestones and often it’s the little steps where we see the difference - for example, when someone makes their own cup of tea for the first time.

It’s not always easy to show these positive changes with statistics so we would like to share some stories with you.

“For the first time in a long time, I’ve seen Clare smile, laugh and just be herself. “

Read Clare's Story

“Simon is a different person now. Every morning he seems excited about the day ahead.”

Read Simon's Story

“Before Avenues started supporting us, we had some very tough times.”

Read Tom's Story

Neil is now looking forward and has identified some new goals for the future.

Read Neil's story