Mary was a full time carer for her ill and disabled husband, she never left the house, she had no social life or friends. She felt tired, down and depressed all the time. She didn’t know what to do with herself when her husband passed away two years ago.

When Mary came to her first craft class she was very shy and quiet. Slowly she started to make more and more friends. Mary started to get involved in all the activities we provide as a part of Kaleidoscope Integrate project. She was always looking forward to coming along. She was really excited when we offered her an opportunity to become a volunteer, and didn’t hesitate to accept. She had a lot of ideas and suggestions on how we could make the activities even more interesting.

Taking part in the Customer Care and Empowerment training has improved her confidence greatly.
Currently Mary is leading a group of project volunteers and she is also responsible, together with the project coordinator, for planning, organising, preparing and coordinating Tea Dances.

Mary is really passionate and dedicated to her new found interest, and she is really enjoying all of the activities. Her depression has faded away, she feels happy and is really glad to have made so many new friends.

At Liverpool Lighthouse we respect everyone who comes to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, some names and images may have been changed to protect their privacy.

Thank you for understanding.