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Wesley

CAREER GOAL: SECURITY GUARD
Caseworker:
Jie

Progress

57%
£677
raised
£1,179
target
66
supporters
Fund Wesley to become a security guard

Story
News 3

Having my own accommodation and being healthy and happy is my goal.

For the first time, I have now been able to start thinking about my career path. I spoke to other residents at my hostel, my support workers and security officers. They all had positive experiences in this line of work, and so I knew this was my chosen path.

I became homeless in March 2018. I was living with my father and the rent went up. We could no longer afford the extra rent that was due. My father moved into smaller accommodation and I slept in a friend's car for over a month.

Things started to improve when I found the YMCA. My application was accepted and I was accommodated in April 2018. I joined the gym, started eating healthily and learning new skills. I am now focused and know I will be able to concentrate on my work.

It will be really interesting and rewarding doing work that protects the public. My motivation to is to get into full-time employment, so I can find myself a permanent home. I am really looking forward to being part of a work team and gaining a qualification that I have never been able to do. Once things are more settled down, I would love to get some motorbike lessons!

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Wesley's campaign began to fund

    Wesley began his security training

    Wesley completes his training and applies for his SIA licence

    Wesley receives his SIA license & starts work

    Budget
    Qualification

    Attire for work
    £250
    Professional assessment for in-work support
    £75
    £24
    £110
    Total
    £1,179

    Progress

    57%
    £677
    raised
    £1,179
    target
    66
    supporters
    Fund Wesley to become a security guard

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