Their Stories

Mark Duckmanton
“Framework have helped me to start my life afresh with hope for the future.” I am enjoying my life now, working as a volunteer for Framework and living in my privately-rented flat. But I know that I wouldn’t be here at all if it wasn’t for the help I had from Framework three years ago [...] Read more – ‘Mark Duckmanton’.
Mark Foster
“Framework were always there for me and always willing to listen… that’s why the services they offer are so successful.” I ’ve always been an artist and Framework has enabled me to get back into my artwork and develop my skills. I’m now studying part time for a fine arts degree with Nottingham University and [...] Read more – ‘Mark Foster’.
Natalie Goodrich
“Framework can take the credit for me still being here today and being happier and more fulfilled than I ever was.” Life couldn’t be any better these days. I enjoy every minute of my current job with Framework, writing Life Skills workshops and training Supported Housing Workers to deliver them. I have a fabulous partner, [...] Read more – ‘Natalie Goodrich’.
Sandra & Mark Haynes
“Framework’s support workers always listen to us. They give us what we need, but encourage us to do things for ourselves.” SANDRA SAYS: I have learning difficulties and my husband Mark has mental health issues and has been a cannabis user. But thanks to the help we have received from Framework we are now able [...] Read more – ‘Sandra & Mark Haynes’.
Russell Heskey
“I have dedicated myself to Framework because they helped me achieve so much. If it weren’t for them I would still be at rock bottom.” I love working as a volunteer at the Music Exchange, Framework’s shop in Nottingham that sells donated CDs and DVDs to raise funds. I am a key holder, responsible for [...] Read more – ‘Russell Heskey’.
“I can’t believe the difference Framework has made to me. They have given me back my respect and pride in myself.” I was a rough sleeper for more than 20 years and resisted Framework when they tried to help me, but they never gave up on me. They finally wore me down and now I [...] Read more – ‘‘Kroz’’.
Terry McKeown
“I will always have the greatest respect for Framework. They have made a big difference to so many people’s lives.” I am looking forward to a good summer this year, going out fishing as often as I can when the weather is nice. I enjoy fishing in the Trent and in canals and lakes around [...] Read more – ‘Terry McKeown’.
Adam Pagett
“My story would have been very different and I wouldn’t be enjoying life the way I am now if Framework hadn’t been there for me.” The last few years have been the happiest of my life since I stopped taking drugs and started working to help others. I first encountered Framework when I came out [...] Read more – ‘Adam Pagett’.
Kate Riordan
“All the staff had great patience with me… they dealt with the person not the problem.” I live in Leicester, do a job I love and am looking forward to getting married in the near future. But I wouldn’t be here at all if it wasn’t for Framework and the care of Aidan House ten years [...] Read more – ‘Kate Riordan’.
Margaret Ross
“Framework had just started a new service and someone gave me a contact number. It was the moment that saved my life.” For the first time in years I feel that I have a future. I have a job I enjoy, my own flat and I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. But [...] Read more – ‘Margaret Ross’.
Simone & Tianna Scothern
“I am happy now and feel that I have a future. I wouldn’t be in the situation I am in now without Framework’s help.” I am the mother of a little girl, Tianna, who is nearly two and we live in a nice house together in Nottingham, thanks to Framework. Two years ago when I [...] Read more – ‘Simone & Tianna Scothern’.
Rachel Smith
“I am so grateful that Framework were there to help me at a time when I really needed them.” I am going to university in September to begin a three year Bachelor of Nursing degree course, but my life could have turned out very differently if it hadn’t been for Framework. It is only a [...] Read more – ‘Rachel Smith’.
Frank ‘Woody’ Woodford
“Thanks to Framework I’ve stopped drinking after years living rough as a street drinker.” I have lived in Framework’s accommodation at number 32 Bentinck Road for two years now. For the first time in ages I am happy and settled and I think of it as my home. I don’t want to move anywhere else [...] Read more – ‘Frank ‘Woody’ Woodford’.