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!