Hostel Support Worker in Barking and Dagenham

I am so happy and excited to be part of the BOB team, a member of staff! I am working in Barking and Dagenham with Alia and my new team. I started my journey with Build on Belief as a volunteer over at the Shine Cafe in Turnpike Lane. I was the cook and ran the cafe area, obviously fully trained up on the coffee machine! Managers, Kevin, and Sophia helped me engage with service users and find my feet as a volunteer. We held two beautiful events; The Christmas lunch and the Valentines ‘Coffee ‘n Cake’ morning which everybody loved.

It was a sad day when the project closed last summer; very sad indeed. A fortunate hooking up with Laurence introduced me to the Acorn Hall Weekend Service and the Lead Manager, Liam. I have been volunteering weekends at the Food Bank and Social Club there since August 2020. My new tribe includes new mates and for a lone wolf like me this is a blessing, especially during lockdown, a chance to hook up for coffee and a catch up.

I am in recovery and have been clean and sober for seven years and nine months. I am very grateful to be on this path with you all and look forward to catching up with you in the near future. Adios until then.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07925 138102