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 decisions. Now I can see that it's possible to achieve things a different way.
I became homeless last year after being released from prison. I had no money and nowhere to live. It's been very rocky. The one thing I'd say is no matter what struggle you are going through, never give up! With the right intentions, it will always turn out good in the end.
Things started to go better for me when I got a roof over my head. Thanks to the help of St Mungo's, I'm living in a hostel. My main goal is to complete this course and go straight into employment. I've always been good at fixing things, helping out my mum with the pipes and sinks. So I know that I can do well in plumbing.
In two years time I want to be living in my own flat with my girlfriend. I'd love the chance to travel - see more of the world! Eventually I want to register myself as self-employed and manage my own plumbing business. I would like to employ the new generation. Help keep them off the streets and keep them safe.