Impact Living Summer 2021 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 21st June marked the longest day of the year; otherwise known as the Summer Solstice, bringing us 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight and a time of new beginnings. We are starting to see the transition from action planning, seed sowing and hard work to flourishing new projects. This newsletter, we would […]

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In loving memory of Janine Gore (22.01.63 – 25.03.21)

Matthew first came to Impact in 2013. He was struggling to find somewhere suitable to live where he would feel supported after experiencing relationship breakdown with his ex-partner, while trying to cope with the bereavement and loss of his baby boy. Throughout his time living in supported accommodation through Impact Living, Matthew has had his […]

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Kat’s journey…

June was a significant month for Kat, who celebrates a year of progress in her new home; living independently within a supportive environment within the Crofton Court scheme. Impact Living was recommended to Kat by the Community Mental Health Team during the Covid-19 outbreak in June 2020, as Kat felt ready to move somewhere that […]

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John’s Journey

John, aged 57, moved into his newly refurbished flat within the Crofton Court Scheme in June 2020. His first impressions of the scheme were that it was a nice building within a nice area and the staff were very welcoming. John says that the site manager, James Skelly, completed the move in induction with him […]

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Liams Story

Liam first signed his tenancy with Impact at the age of 18 in April 2010 due to needing somewhere safe to live. He had been living in a semi-independent shared residential scheme with a number of other young people in Hillsborough. Liam has told me that he felt vulnerable in the block of flats as […]

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Jake’s Story

21 year old Jake Damms and girlfriend Lisa Bottomley, both from Sheffield, recently moved into one of Impact Living’s Wilfred Drive properties and have been together for the past 3 years. They have a unique and emotional story to tell of which Young Heroes are most grateful to the couple for sharing with us. When […]

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Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010

Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010 Alex Albiston, an exceptionally brave and inspirational young man, sadly lost his battle with cancer on Saturday 13th March 2010.  He was just 18 years old. Alex touched the lives of everyone, he came into contact with; which is evident by the hundreds of tributes that have […]

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Adam Barrett’s Story

“When I was first diagnosed, with youth on my side and an excellent prognosis, I had surprisingly few worries about the 6 cycles of chemo and the week of radiotherapy, which looked likely to be all I would need at this stage. Apart from the pain in my arm felt when the chemotherapy was administered, […]

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Nissar Bahadur’s Story: The inspiration for Impact Young Heroes

Nissar was a trainee working for Impact, the charitable organisation. He proved to be a talented, thoughtful and hardworking young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he had close contact with, both in his professional and personal life. In early 2004 he developed a stomach complaint which progressively got worse. To everyone’s shock, […]

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Kim’s Story

Kim Leeming lost her mother to the Von Hippel-Lindau condition (abbreviated VHL) when she was only 3 years old. At the time there wasn’t much information and not very many cases when her mother was suffering with this type of disease. Unfortunately she was only diagnosed a few months before she passed away. VHL is […]

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