Alongside receiving an award, we also got to hear about the great work of other services. For instance, Kevin Spafford spoke about the role of Jericho House, a nine bedroom drug treatment centre aimed at helping people to get out of addiction. Liam Evans Jones who lived for six months at Jericho House gave an in depth account titled ‘Life after the Military’ and the role Jericho House played in his recovery.
Lorraine Testro, Head of Housing Management at Derby Homes spoke about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how good social housing and partnership working with services in the city, such as ours, can help people to move forward within the triangle.
Derby City Councillor Roy Web spoke about what the council are doing to improve the dignity of people living in the city. He talked about current health and housing improvements and those planned for the future.