Success Stories – Matt’s Story

Internal workspace refurbished by Jericho Construction

Matt was a qualified plumber but developed a substance abuse problem. By 2006 he was homeless and living in a hostel. While at the hostel he was visited by a Jericho outreach worker, who carried out an advice session. Soon afterwards Matt came to Jericho and worked alongside a qualified plumber.

Matt says “I wanted work experience to help me to get back into the swing. coming to Jericho I’ve got more than I expected. My supervisor is teaching me a lot – I used to do just pipe work, but at Jericho I’ve got to learn more skills such as gas fitting, boiler installations, etc – it’s been great. In the last two years I’ve worked out what my problem is and sorted it out”.


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