Community Engagement

A key element of our work is our active and continuous public engagement programme which reaches all levels of our community. The main aims of this programme are to:

  • increase public understanding and awareness of issues relating to homeless people and others with complex needs in our community.
  • reduce fear and prejudice against homeless and marginalised adults in our community.
  • reduce hostility and aggressive acts against homeless and marginalised adults – particularly from gangs of young people.
  • increase social inclusion and improve community safety for the benefit of the whole community
  • maintain a high and positive profile for Doorway and increase local ‘ownership’ and commitment to support the organisation.

“Working at Doorway is a delight. We all work together as a team to make a difference in the community so that guests can feel loved and accepted” Doorway Volunteer


We will do this by means of:

  • our comprehensive and accessible website, which receives several thousand unique hits per month.
  • a high degree of search engine optimisation, thereby ensuring that we are easily found on the Internet.
  • our dynamic PR and marketing programme, which attracts regular positive media coverage.
  • maximum use of networking opportunities in business, voluntary, Church and statutory sectors.
  • raising awareness amongst young people in schools and colleges by contributing to modules on homelessness issues as part of the National Curriculum.
  • giving talks to a diverse range of groups within the community.
  • organising major events each year, which generate publicity and support for our work.