Mayday is excited to announce the appointment of Alex Fox OBE as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), joining the team in early 2022.
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Alex Fox OBE shares his thoughts on radical change as he takes on his new role of CEO at Mayday Trust.
Lynn Mumford, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships at Mayday, shares the harsh realities and the surprising opportunities that come from being truly mission led and challenging the current systems that surround tough times.
The experiences people shared with Mayday were both positive and negative. For some COVID and the response of the organisations involved had resulted in a fresh start, an opportunity for people to move on with their lives. Many people praised the work of key workers and outreach teams for doing their best in an impossible […]
“The word ‘lockdown’ terrified me. I was trapped for so long in an abusive relationship before, it was too much.”
“I was given temporary accommodation, but I feel isolated. I was getting depressed. I’m not used to four walls, it was uncomfortable. I come out here, it’s my home.”
“I was told I couldn’t work while I was living in the hostel, if I did my benefits would stop. I just want to get a job and be normal again.”
“He was my only family, my friend. They wouldn’t let me take him with me. I was scared. I had to give him up. Now I’m alone.”
“Living in a hostel is no life. It doesn’t help with my depression. The atmosphere feels like a graveyard in there.”
“I’m being told that I have to go to a hostel, I really don’t want to go. I know I will relapse. Everyone there takes drugs. I’m trying to stay sober, but they’re trying to force me to go.”
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