Sunday, 11 February 2018

INDEPENDANT COMPLAINTS ADVOCACY



FALLING ON YOUR FEET


LEAPS VISIT NORTH SHIELDS QUAYSIDE


Every now and then, LEAPS like to have a therapeutic trip!
We always bear in mind that since members are expected to pay for their own travel (in some cases we can work around this if a person is unable to do so), and most members, if not all, live on state benefits; when picking a destination.
The location is chosen/voted for by members and we usually travel on a Friday (when we would usually have a meeting) so that we can assure maximum attendance.
We find that having a day away from normal life is rewarding for members and it provides the perfect opportunity to get to know one another.

LEAPS VISIT BERWICK UPON TWEED


Every now and then, LEAPS like to have a therapeutic trip!
We always bear in mind that since members are expected to pay for their own travel (in some cases we can work around this if a person is unable to do so), and most members, if not all, live on state benefits; when picking a destination.
The location is chosen/voted for by members and we usually travel on a Friday (when we would usually have a meeting) so that we can assure maximum attendance.
We find that having a day away from normal life is rewarding for members and it provides the perfect opportunity to get to know one another.

CHAIRMAN, DAVE TAWS: HOW HIS LIFE AND LIVING ON STATE BENEFITS HAS SPURRED ON HIS NEED TO HELP OTHERS



My childhood mostly consisted of lots of physical and mental abuse, so by the time I was in my early twenties, I was struggling with life, and how to cope with all of the obstacles being thrown at me.

I then spent the next fifteen years trying to fit in with people, I had absolutely nothing in common with; and, whose personalities contributed to my current mental state.

Moving on, in my mid-thirties, by some miracle, I found myself in a relationship, and that’s when the problems started because I had built so many systems to protect myself, it was near impossible feel affection; I had blocked so much of ‘me’ out that I felt I was undeserving of affection. When you have been told you’re worthless for over a quarter of your life, you start to believe it, and then it’s just a matter of criticising yourself and punishing yourself if anything remotely pleasant happens.  

LEAPS GO TO ALNMOUTH & ALNWICK | IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND | AD

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund , we were able to have a therapeutic trip to Alnmouth ! ...