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What I learnt as a food bank volunteer

Terry Walker, 45, is a drugs counsellor. Reliable, decent and hard working. He is more a giver than a taker, often engaging in voluntary work and helping out worthy causes. Today I met Terry for the first time, his mood was low, he was tearful, indecisive and suicidal. This has resulted in him losing his job and, due to changing government policies, he finds himself unable to claim benefits. Feeling confused and not knowing where to turn next, Terry is one of many people that seek support from St Ann’s Advice Centre in Nottingham. Founded over 20 years ago with the mission to provide support to the local community, the centre has become a vital support network to individuals like Terry. 

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