Mutaz is looking for work as a plumber
Over the last few years, I feel like I’ve been everywhere except somewhere I could call home. I grew up in Sudan but, after suffering persecution, I fled. From there, I ended up in Libya. Sadly, things didn’t get much better and I travelled through Europe, even camping in the Calais Jungle for...
Emily is training to be a plumber
I've always been a motivated person. I never planned to be in the situation I'm in. I wanted more for my family. When my son was born I had to leave my work. I was living with my mum but without my wages she couldn't afford the rent alone. She moved to a smaller flat and there wasn't room for us ...
Thomas is training to be a plumber
I've already started some plumbing training with St Mungo's - just the basics so far but I'm enjoying it. It'll be great to learn a proper trade. And earn a good wage down the line! The last few years weren't part of the plan. I'd moved to London, found a gardening job, and thought I was set...
Joe is training to be a plumber
One thing that inspired me to go into plumbing was a documentary I saw on TV. It was about Britain's richest plumber who grew up in South London. I could relate to him. He came from a poor background but had the skills and always stayed motivated. When I was younger, I got caught up in some bad d...
Gary is training to be a plumber
I'm really looking forward to learning something new, a skill that I can take with me anywhere in the world. When I came back home to England a few months ago, I didn't have anyone here or anywhere to go, so ended up on the streets. St Mungo's helped me find a place to stay and are helping me ...
Adam is training to be a plumber
People think plumbing is just unblocking sinks, but there is so much more. I’m interested in all aspects of it and am excited and nervous to start training! I became homeless 5 years ago after a relationship breakdown. I was sleeping rough on and off, staying on buses, sometimes sofa surfing a...
Alan is training to be a plumber
I want to look back on my life and say “I’m not the person I used to be”. I will be able to sleep well at night without any stress because I’ve created a new, stable life. I’ll be so proud to say “I’ve become someone and I’m earning an honourable living.” I haven’t had a home since 2014. But i...