Esther Grace

The first in our 'Great People, Great Stories' series is Esther Grace.

Esther came to Meadow Lodge after a particularly bad mental health episode, where she admits she spiralled – drinking and acting out. The friends she was living with asked her to leave, and she became homeless. This short film highlights her journey at Meadow Lodge and the support services she has accessed during her time at the scheme.

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The film also features Great Places employees Claire Alcock and Nicolette Aydin, as well as Smart Works Greater Manchester, who provide free clothing and training to women who require assistance before a job interview.

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The support Esther received from Great Places colleagues changed her life and although she doesn't know what her future holds, she knows it's going to be good.