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Ian’s Story

Ian began accessing Trinity’s services after being released from prison. He attended the Job Club on-site, determined to find employment and change his life. He was becoming despondent with rejections but still persevered. Trinity’s Job Club offered use of computers, 1:1 support from staff and volunteers and advice on writing and submitting applications. Ian attended an Interview Skills workshop with one of our learning programme partners, giving real world experience of an interview setting, including feedback. The interviewer recognised Ian’s potential and offered him a work placement where he gained new skills and vital experience. Ian also attended an information workshop presented by the manager of a hotel chain, where he was offered a work placement. During the two weeks on placement, Ian learned about all areas of the hotel work, excelling in his attitude and skills. He was offered paid employment in April 2015 and is still working hard there.

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Trinity Winchester to benefit from Fulflood Charity Ball

Fulflood Charity Ball moves venue and will provide breakfast for homeless

Trinity Winchester is the chosen charity to benefit from the fifth Fulflood Ball, taking place at Winchester Guildhall on Saturday 14th April. The Fulflood Ball, organised by a committee of local residents, combines a spectacularly fun-filled evening for the community, with raising money for local causes. read more…

One day Workshop for Carers’ of somebody with an Eating Disorder

As part of Trinity’s Eating Disorder Friends and Family Support Group, a One Day Carers’ Workshop has been arranged for Saturday 17th February.  Topics will include a presentation on research thinking; relationship issues which can contribute to maintaining the eating disorder; how to solve individual scenarios with motivational interviewing; practising communication skills to improve your loved one’s self esteem.  Veronica and Gill are highly experienced and qualified trainers.
“An amazing day. I learnt how to respond to my daughter in a calm more measured way which opens up positive dialogue. I thoroughly recommend it.” 
Due to a generous donation we are able offer this workshop at an affordable rate – £50 per person or £40 each for more than one member of the same family. To book or for further details please email ed.carers@trinitywinchester.org.uk.
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Jack’s Story

Jack* has used Trinity for a number of years, initially due to his housing needs, and now he is settled in accommodation, still accesses the job club and learning programme.

Jack suffers with mental health issues and substance misuse. He has had periods of work in catering but has found it frustrating being on “wash up” duty rather than helping to cook. Jack took his Food Hygiene Qualification in Trinity’s Job Club, and has taken part in Trinity’s cookery group. Since Hampshire Future’s began their Hospitality and Catering course in Trinity’s kitchen, Jack has engaged well and was motivated to take part for a number of weeks. He has since had a short term cleaning job, and is still actively looking for a job that will interest him.

To help us support more people like Jack, please vote for Trinity to receive £5,000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

*Name changed for privacy purposes 

Trinity appears as “Old Kent Road” on Winchester Monopoly

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An official MONOPOLY game for Winchester was launched at The Great Hall, Winchester, on Thursday October 12th, as the special edition hit shop shelves.

“The game showcases Winchester’s crown jewels,” says Benjamin Thompson from the game’s makers WINNING MOVES UK. “It’s a celebration of – and a love letter to – Winchester.”

Trinity Winchester is the first charity on the board, sitting on the Old Kent Road square, right past ‘Go’.

And the reason?

Because it offers “the first rung of the housing ladder” and is the “perfect fit”, say the game’s makers WINNING MOVES UK.

Everyone playing MONOPOLY seems to want to buy the expensive spaces Mayfair and Park Lane – but sometimes humble Old Kent Road on the most moderately ranked location can get overlooked, sometimes even gently derided.

But WINNING MOVES UK insist Old Kent Road is “very high cachet” and were today CONGRATULATING Trinity Winchester.

“It’s a very high cachet space,” says WINNING MOVES UK CUSTOM GAMES MANAGER Benjamin Thompson. Mr Thompson said that alongside Mayfair, Old Kent Road is the space everyone talks about.

“As Trinity Winchester provides a safe space for homeless people during the day, along with advice and emotional support, we feel this is a perfect fit as being the first location on the board can send a message it’s the first foot on the housing ladder.”

Sue McKenna, Operations Director at Trinity Winchester said “We are thrilled to appear as Old Kent Road on Winchester Monopoly. Our work helps local people in need, as well as supporting the Winchester community. Being nominated to appear on the board shows that Trinity is considered a crucial part of the City.”

The board will feature more than 30 city landmarks on MONOPOLY spaces. As well as the customised spaces, the Community Chest and Chance cards will be Winchester themed.IMG_6083